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Old 03-22-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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Exclamation William Friedkin's Sorceror gets Blu-ray/Theatrical Re-release!

Big news (full credit goes to DVDNewsFlash)!:

http://www.thewrap.com/movies/articl...xclusive-81966

Question is what "major studio" is releasing it? Universal or Paramount?

EDIT: Never mind. Universal owns US rights and Paramount owns international rights.

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Old 03-22-2013, 03:18 AM   #2
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That's awesome. Also, this:

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"But it hasn't been released on DVD since the late 1990s, and Friedkin said the rights have been tangled up for roughly 30 years between Paramount and Universal, which co-distributed the picture. He sued the two studios in 2012 to try to clarify who owned the picture.

Friedkin said he dropped the suit, but that the discovery process was essential to discovering who controlled the rights."
Amazing. That's fucking hilarious.

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Old 03-22-2013, 06:28 AM   #3
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Love to see it again.My memory was I found the first half slow and the back half mesmerizing.
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Old 03-22-2013, 03:50 PM   #4
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This is INCREDIBLE news!
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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This was a "re-make" of Wages of Fear correct?
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:24 PM   #6
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This was a "re-make" of Wages of Fear correct?
yeah. never seen Sorcerer, but WoF is excellent. This might be a great opportunity for me to see the Friedkin remake. looking forward to more details.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:41 PM   #7
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Sorcerer is great 70's cinema. Love the Tangerine Dream soundtrack.
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:05 PM   #8
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Just saw the trailer - at first it looked like some political action thriller but then it showed the truck on the creaky bridge (wow) and brief shots of crappy roads and jungle. Anyone who's not familiar with the film (or the original French version) would think it's some cheesy medieval fantasy flick based on the title. I really need to see this movie!
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Old 03-22-2013, 09:58 PM   #9
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Horribly, horribly titled movie. Everything else about it is outstanding. It's been up for conversation recently, so a few weeks ago I watched my old laserdisc. Would love to see the 35mm print that is hitting NY and LA
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Old 03-23-2013, 12:51 AM   #10
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One of the rare cases where I don't know whether I like the original or the remake more.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:14 AM   #11
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Yeah the title is awful. I avoided this for years cuz I thought it was gonna be something like Legend. And tangerine dream did scores for both? Yeah had me confused.

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...Legend is a beautiful film. Shallow as hell, but one of the most visually stunning fantasy flicks ever made.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:16 AM   #13
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I see this film kicking around on VHS all of the time. I'd much rather have Jack Hill's Sorceress announced. I've been looking for that for a few years now to no avail. (Not that I've tried that hard, just the places around here).
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Old 03-23-2013, 06:56 AM   #14
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Yeah the title is awful. I avoided this for years cuz I thought it was gonna be something like Legend. And tangerine dream did scores for both? Yeah had me confused.

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A lot of people blamed the title in part for the film's box office failure,as people were expecting something supernatural from the director of THE EXORCIST.The studio even went so far as to advertise the film with the scroll "SORCERER is NOT a film about the supernatural....".Didn't help.

Fascinating film though,fantastic stunts and cinematography and a great Tangerine Dream score.I miss Roy Scheider,highly underrated actor !
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Old 05-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #15
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More details!!!:

http://forum.blu-ray.com/showpost.ph...9&postcount=70
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