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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#651 Post by captveg » Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:11 pm

Aunt Peg wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:26 am
October Titles

American Dream (2006)
The Electric Horseman (1979)
Primary Colors (1998)
Sgt. Bilko (1996)
Dudley Do-Right (1999) also came out with this group of titles.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#652 Post by captveg » Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:46 pm

captveg wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:43 pm
If Scarface (1932) is only included in the gift set of the 1983 film, I can see them releasing it individually as part of their MOD line down the road.
Sooner than I expected - Scarface (1932) individual Blu-ray release coming on 11/19/19.

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#653 Post by ford » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:01 pm

captveg wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:46 pm
captveg wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:43 pm
If Scarface (1932) is only included in the gift set of the 1983 film, I can see them releasing it individually as part of their MOD line down the road.
Sooner than I expected - Scarface (1932) individual Blu-ray release coming on 11/19/19.
Thank god. I almost bought that gawdy 4k boxset set just for this.

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#654 Post by Aunt Peg » Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:43 am

I ordered the DVD of Honeyland which I received today. To my horror it is a DVD-R!

Hope this doesn't become a trend for Universal with DVDs or Blu Rays (which to date all have been reported as pressed).

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#655 Post by Aunt Peg » Sun Dec 22, 2019 1:25 am

Universal to release Kitten with a Whip (1964) starring Ann-Margret on January 21, 2020.


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#657 Post by Monterey Jack » Fri Jan 17, 2020 1:19 am

Exciting news!

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#658 Post by captveg » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:23 am

4/7/20 titles:

American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile (2006)
Breach (2007)
Empire (2002)
Thunderbirds (2004)
Wimbledon (2004)

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#659 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:33 am

The apocalypse is here, the VOD title The Naked Mile was chosen for blu ray over anything else. In the film’s defense, it has the single most insane gross-out pre-credits gag I’ve ever seen, not just topping the others in the series but blowing them up with dynamite. In a way it’s kind of impressive given the context of the subgenre but whatever writer’s room came up with it I never want to meet.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#660 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:50 pm

The line's not dead, but that may not be a good thing with this roster of upcoming releases:

Out on a Limb (1992)
Ed (1996)
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Curve (2015)
Dreamworks 6 Spooky Stories Collection (2003-2011)

Tickled to learn Out on a Limb is an English-language comedy from French director Francis Veber, probably best known for Le diner de cons-- the plot description sounds insane

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#661 Post by beamish14 » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:14 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:50 pm
The line's not dead, but that may not be a good thing with this roster of upcoming releases:

Out on a Limb (1992)
Ed (1996)
Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)
Curve (2015)
Dreamworks 6 Spooky Stories Collection (2003-2011)

Tickled to learn Out on a Limb is an English-language comedy from French director Francis Veber, probably best known for Le diner de cons-- the plot description sounds insane


Out on a Limb is worth watching for an absolutely amazing fourth-wall gag involving two children dressed up
as Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert who briefly comment on what has transpired. It's also an early showcase for John C. Reilly's
comedic chops, as he plays a weird stoned/inbred kidnapper (I think?). It's clearly a film that had a ton of production challenges,
as it is very short and doesn't really end.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#662 Post by The Elegant Dandy Fop » Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:40 pm

Out on a Limb was a film I was trying to find for years on VHS before Universal released it on MOD because of Francis Veber directing. Even after the MOD release, I still haven't seen it and still been curious.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#663 Post by Forrest Taft » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:05 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Ed (1996)
Good news for Jim Caviezel blu-ray completists, I guess. If such a thing exists. On the other hand, they may be disappointed it doesn't have the Criterion branding, when so many of his other 90s works are in the collection.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#664 Post by Big Ben » Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:15 pm

Forrest Taft wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:05 pm
domino harvey wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:50 pm
Ed (1996)
Good news for Jim Caviezel blu-ray completists, I guess. If such a thing exists. On the other hand, they may be disappointed it doesn't have the Criterion branding, when so many of his other 90s works are in the collection.
A great highlight in the film is when the chimp drives Matt LeBlanc home while he's shitface drunk. It's a masterpiece.
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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#665 Post by Brian C » Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:03 pm

I actually remember watching ED when I was a teenage projectionist and had to do a QC screening of the print. All I remember is LeBlanc’s super Tribbiani-esque reading of the line “I’m going to spank that monkey!”

No apologies for not putting that in spoiler tags, btw.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#666 Post by captveg » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:21 pm

New MOD releases for 2/2/21:

The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (1974)
Circle of Friends (1995)
Kissing a Fool (1998)
Prime (2005)
That Funny Feeling (1965)

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#667 Post by domino harvey » Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:29 pm

That Funny Feeling is a decent 60s sex comedy, though it seems like exactly the kinda thing KL would ask for rather than for Universal to put it out. Wish someone would upgrade Come September already though!

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#668 Post by Ribs » Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:03 pm

Retail listings are showing forthcoming UHD releases for Animal House, Smokey and the Bandit, and The Sting.

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Re: Universal Catalog Titles on Blu

#669 Post by therewillbeblus » Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:50 pm

domino harvey wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:29 pm
That Funny Feeling is a decent 60s sex comedy
I liked this quite a bit, and although it never became a great sex comedy, it's consistently cute and there are a few gags that land very hard. The first bar scene of double entendre misinterpretations in particular uses a very old and tired device in the best possible way by taking it father than most films have the imagination or audacity to do. The scene surely must also be one of the longest versions of this joke, draining it of all ideas possible to think of in the writer's room, especially with the necessary wiggle room to test out some pretty risqué allusions!

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