New Poll: Invitation from Paramount

 
Old 05-10-02, 02:34 AM
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Gotta say MURDER and the HAMMER FILMS. And the most important thing about Four Flies is that it's OAR and an Argento approved cut. We've been waiting a long time for that...don't let us down or just don't do the DVD.
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Definitely Wings! Would it just be the first season?
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I cast my votes for CAPTAIN KRONOS and IF.

Thank you Martin Blythe for taking the time to post at various boards - It is very nice that Paramount adresses the public so directly. Also nice that Paramount has released and will be releasing a lot of the titles from the old HTF-poll. But untill now it seems to have been the "easiest/most mainstream" titles that has been released - hopefully you will soon be able to adress some of the other popular requested titles, like THE KEEP, DANGER: DIABOLIK, BLOOD AND ROSES and...

Martin, please stop making jokes about FOUR FLIES ON GREY VELVET - please just tell us, what we want to hear: Yes, Paramount is releasing it uncut and in OAR! Director Dario Argento has stated that he would love to be involved in the release.
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Old 05-10-02, 06:58 AM
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WOW!

Bugsy Malone!!!! (My name is Talulah is my theme song....even though my name is Sam! )

I have been looking for Looking for Mr. Goodbar forever!

And I am a huge mystery fan especially Agatha Christie so Murder on the Orient Express would be excellent!

Thanks Martin for taking the survey!
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Old 05-10-02, 07:14 AM
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That's a good crop Martin, and thanks for the chance to chime in again. What can I say? I'm a huge Hammer fan and can only get on my knees, grovel and beg while profusely salivating that Paramount treats their Hammer catalogue with extreme respect. Many Hammer personalities, both production staff and talent, are still around and, as evidenced by another dvd studio's successes, seem happy to participate in providing commentary and interviews regarding their work. Captain Kronos is a fine place to start, as it is not only a great movie in my eyes, but is also a popular one amongst Hammer fans and horror fans in general. But please don't stop there. I forget exactly which titles Paramount has, but I can certainly say that whatever Hammer you do have, I'm more than willing to buy copies of them, and would greatly appreciate any extras that Paramount could obtain for them.

Again Martin, thanks so much for listening.

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Old 05-10-02, 07:23 AM
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Thank you Mr. Blythe for this opportunity.

I'd like to see special editions of Murder on the Orient Express and Bugsy Malone.

Of course, as if you already didn't know, many movie buffs would rather see special editions of some little known titles like The Indiana Jones Trilogy, Grease, Top Gun, Titanic, and The Jack Ryan Trilogy. Not that you asked.

Thank you for the special collector's editions Paramount has been putting out and the consistantly wonderful 16:9 enhanced widescreen tranfers of your films. I look forward to the rest of the special editions of the Star Trek films and the rumored Saturday Night Fever.
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Old 05-10-02, 08:20 AM
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Re: New Poll: Invitation from Paramount

Originally posted by Martin Blythe

Murder on the Orient Express
Bugsy Malone
Wings
Foul Play

These would be my choices for special features, pretty much in that order, too.

Gotta say, though, that Bugsy Malone is one of my favorites, and as a video store employee, it is one that we've gotten several requests for.

What would I like to see on these movies?

--Original Trailers
--a making of documentary(would be really cool for Bugsy Malone)
--Cast interviews
--OAR


Thanks for asking us!

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Martin, I would be interested in the following titles on your list:

Murder on the Orient Express
Bugsy Malone
Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter and the Hammers
Day of the Locust
Wings
If
Foul Play
Darling Lili
Looking for Mr. Goodbar
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Old 05-10-02, 08:32 AM
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Old 05-10-02, 09:13 AM
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Originally posted by new2theplace
Definitely Wings! Would it just be the first season?
OK, wait a minute.

I may have been dense. I thought that this Wings was the 1927 picture that was the first film to win Best Picture, and the only silent film to win Best Picture. Also has not been released on DVD.

If this is the TV series, I am changing my vote.
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Old 05-10-02, 09:33 AM
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If.... and Murder on the Orient Express are probably the two most deserving of extras, IMO, though I'd buy them even without extras.

I'd also snap up Bugsy, Foul Play and Looking For Mr. Goodbar.

Did someone mention Let's Scare Jessica To Death? Great little movie, very creepy. Probably too obscure to hope for on DVD, though.
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Old 05-10-02, 09:35 AM
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Mr. Blythe,

First off, let me get my vote in also for Murder on the Orient Express. Any x-tras you can do for this title would be great.

More importantly though, I just want to echo some other comments thanking you for giving us the chance to have some say on our favorite format. You won't be able to please everybody (or in some cases anybody) when it comes to extras on dvds, but very rarely, if ever do you find anyone that can complain with the effort that Paramount puts in the Transfer/Audio of their discs.

Keep up the great work on all fronts with your dvds, you guys are consistently one of the top studios out there with your output.

Thanks for your time,
sully89

p.s. now to be selfish, any update on some of your great Paul Newman titles like Nobody's Fool and Hud?? :-)
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Originally posted by waskydiver


OK, wait a minute.

I may have been dense. I thought that this Wings was the 1927 picture that was the first film to win Best Picture, and the only silent film to win Best Picture. Also has not been released on DVD.

If this is the TV series, I am changing my vote.
Me too. If Mr. Blythe is referring to the TV series "Wings", then I'll change my vote to that. Tony Shalhoub is so funny!
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Old 05-10-02, 09:39 AM
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I'd change my vote too, but I seriously doubt he was referring to the TV series.

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My vote is Foul Play as long as it is OAR. As far as extras, Id probably be happy with

trailer(s)
some interviews
deleted scenes
outtakes
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Old 05-10-02, 11:01 AM
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The 4 specific titles that I would love to see with special features are:

If
Day of the Locust
Murder on the Orient Express
Looking for Mr Goodbar


Also, any Hammer films you release should also have special features.

I'm so happy that these are coming out on DVD. Also glad to see that you will be releasing some more Jerry Lewis films. I'm hoping to see The Disorderly Orderly & Who's Minding the Store on DVD one day.

Thanks for this opportunity Mr Blythe. Another reason why Paramount is one of the best studios producing DVDs.
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Must say I'm not enthusiastic about that list but I'd go for Murder on the Orient Express.
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The Wings I'm referring to is the classic silent film. To the gentleman who complained that he's not enthusiastic about these films, please understand that these were titles were weren't sure about - i.e. whether there was enough interest in them to merit special features. I wasn't asking whether or not we should put them out on DVD - we will.
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Thanks for participating here.

Looks like I'll be alone in voting for the Jerry Lewis titles to have special features. Since Jerry is alive and well and has a HUGE archive of materials on all his films, I'm sure you can get his participation.

Second votes would be the Hammer films and the silent classic Wings.
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Old 05-10-02, 12:15 PM
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Trailers, interviews and maybe any behind the scenes documentaries would be very interesting and entertaining for all these movies.
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Old 05-10-02, 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by Peter Apruzzese
Looks like I'll be alone in voting for the Jerry Lewis titles to have special features. Since Jerry is alive and well and has a HUGE archive of materials on all his films, I'm sure you can get his participation.
You beat me by one post, Peter. How dismaying to see no one else talking about Jerry Lewis' work. His films (alone but especially with Dean Martin) are long overdue for DVD. As far as special features, *now* is the time to get them. He's not going to be around for too many more years. It would be fascinating to hear him discuss his films, especially since he was such a force behind the camera (even if he wasn't directing).

For those who didn't catch it, Peter Bogdanovich paid great tribute to Lewis in a recent New York Times article. He was making the case for the Academy to award an honorary Oscar to Lewis for his creation and innovative use of the now-ubiquitous video monitor (via a video camera attached to the movie camera) that allows easy framing and ready playback during filming. As a friend, fan and film scholar, Bogdanovich would make an ideal companion for a Lewis commentary track. And it gets even better: They first met on the set of The Ladies Man, one of the first films to use the new technology, when Bogdanovich visited the set to write an article about Lewis for Esquire. This was five years before Bogdanovich became a director--with Lewis among his influences. The Esquire article would be a dandy extra, as well as notes about the technology and maybe demos and behind-the-scenes footage, plus interviews with both of them.

I'm also a big fan of Darling Lili. The DVD must have the longer cut, but maybe also an option to watch the shorter version. Blake Edwards and Julie Andrews could do a fun commentary. And won't a pristine digital edition be ideal for that crucial frame after her hat dance.


I want all the other films, too.
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Old 05-10-02, 12:39 PM
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I'm down for

If
Day of the Locust

for sure

and maybe Wings and Murder on the Orient Express.

So feel free to pack them full of special features.

However, my first concern is always the film itself. But then, I'm rarely disappointed with Paramount's DVD transfers.

Keep 'em coming!
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Murder on the Orient Express
Wings
Day of the Locust
Looking for Mr. Goodbar

I believe these need some sort of extras for all are larger classics than the others - in the order I have presented.
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Old 05-10-02, 02:33 PM
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These are the titles I will DEFINATELY buy and in order of preference:

Day Of The Locust
If
Wings
Murder on The Orient Express
Darling Lili
Looking For Mr. Goodbar
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extras on some Jerry Lewis DVDs would be great... but I'd be totally happy with just the films themselves. Perhaps double features or boxed sets? Getting only the Nutty Professor is such a tease!!!

And here's another vote for If. Great movie.
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