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New DVD'S#0
Posted: 1/9/04 at 7:13pm
Some new DVD releases

1. Superman 17 episodes $ 9
2. Pressure Point - Film with Sidney Poitier & Bobby Darin - Quite good

Both from DeepDiscountDVD
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re: New DVD'S#1
Posted: 1/10/04 at 12:50pm
Anyone heard whether a DVD of Day of the Locust is in the works?
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re: re: New DVD'S#2
Posted: 1/10/04 at 12:56pm
Well, a Google search answered my own question. June 8, 2004 for Day of the Locust. I'll slink away now.
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re: re: re: New DVD'S#3
Posted: 1/10/04 at 7:16pm
Any extras on DAY OF THE LOCUST? A commentary track would be great.
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Posted: 1/11/04 at 12:12pm
I haven't seen any product details for Day of the Locust DVD yet. A commentary track would be terrific...especially Karen Black and Donald Sutherland. Are you a fan, tpdc? It's a wonderful, mostly faithful adaptation. At the time of its premiere, the film was largely dismissed, mainly because it turns such a harsh light on Hollywood. But I think its reputation has grown over the years. Hope the DVD wins it some new fans. I still have yet to see a film with a more visceral, explosive ending.
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re: re: re: re: re: New DVD'S#5
Posted: 1/11/04 at 12:14pm
Are those episodes of the old George Reeves Superman show or episodes of the animated series?
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re: re: re: re: re: re: New DVD'S#6
Posted: 1/11/04 at 12:21pm
I can't believe you brought up DAY OF THE LOCUST. I was looking for some reading material this week and found my old copy of the novel that I had not read for years. It is such a great portriat of Hollywood, probably the best I have read. I rememberd so many scenes from the film while reading it and considered buying it online...

Love this film (although the Karen Black character is supposed to be 17!...a bit of a stretch.)

If you have not read the book or seen the movie do so.
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re: re: re: re: re: re: re: New DVD'S#7
Posted: 1/11/04 at 12:50pm
At least people will now know where Homer Simpson got his name.

I'm curious whether anyone ever attempted a musical version of Day of the Locust. It certainly seems like something Kander, Ebb and Fosse could have tackled, circa Chicago in 1975. Perhaps if the movie had been a bigger hit. Or perhaps these days, if Sweet Smell of Success had been a hit...
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Posted: 1/11/04 at 1:02pm
Yes, I am a fan of the DAY OF THE LOCSUT film. Black was a bit of a stretch. But I thought William Atherton, Burgess Meredith and Sutherland were great. I wish Schlesinger would have been interviewed/have recorded a commentary track.
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Still, Karen Black always makes her presence known. Boring, she's not. I think she's pretty unforgettable in Day of the Locust, myself.
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I haven't seen LOCUST since it premiered. I'd be curious to see it again, your comments piqued my interest in rescreening. I do recall liking it.

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To John Pappa

I checked & found out it is the cartoon series & not the live action. They were also 2 cliffhanger serials starring Kirk Alyn made in 1948 & 1950. I have the 1950 one on tape. They are probably out of print. Check places that find hard to find videos or ask around. I believe one is called Superman & the other was Atom Man vs Superman. Both came out on the Warner Brothers label. For some reason, they have never been released on DVD
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I have both serials on tape, actually.

I don't think any serials have been officially released on DVD from any of the studios.
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I will send you a private message tomorrow. I have some on DVD's . Many have Bela Lugosi who did many a serial. I will give you the names & where you can get them tomorrow. I do not have the first Superman serial
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CAMP is issued next month... Feb 17. I WILL be getting that one!
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I know I mentioned this in the other thread but I am all a twitter with excitement over the upcoming releases of Ed Wood and Schlindler's List.
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Personally, could not see watching Schindler's List over & over again. Ed Wood is another story. It will be a 2 disc set with tons of extras ( deleted scenes, documentaries etc etc)
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I agree about Schindler's List. I saw it and was amazed by it .. but I don't really want to see it again.

"Ed Wood," on the other hand I can watch almost daily.
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Well....Schindler's List is not a movie I imagine myself watching over and over. But I do think it's an amazing film, one of the very few great movies of the 90's. So just for that I would like to own it and revisit it from time to time.
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ED WOOD is a very sad movie to me. Here this man had so much passion for his art, but had absolutely no talent for it. It reminded me of a lot of struggling artists I know that just won't take no for an answer, won't give up and just don't get that they aren't any good.
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speaking of american idol...
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