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old movies dvd/blu ray Poor mad Peter

Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:27 pm

U think old silent era and early talkies will all be released to dvd or blu ray esp if it has a big star?
Has anybody that collects and has inside info will the Shirley Temple movies Our little girl,poor little rich girl ever be released remastered and put on r1 they are out on other regions.And Ginger Jane Withers biggest movie from 1935 ever be released to dvd from a better source than whats going around on bootleg copies from scratched gritty copies of copies?
Why is paramount so stupid to not do on demand dvds like fox, Warner,Sony,mgm and Universal ?

Re: old movies dvd/blu ray Poor mad Peter

Sun Apr 10, 2016 2:05 am

ritchie valens wrote:U think old silent era and early talkies will all be released to dvd or blu ray esp if it has a big star?
Has anybody that collects and has inside info will the Shirley Temple movies Our little girl,poor little rich girl ever be released remastered and put on r1 they are out on other regions.And Ginger Jane Withers biggest movie from 1935 ever be released to dvd from a better source than whats going around on bootleg copies from scratched gritty copies of copies?
Why is paramount so stupid to not do on demand dvds like fox, Warner,Sony,mgm and Universal ?


The on demand releases you mention include many silent era films and early talkies - Warner in particular. Also, smaller companies such as Grapevine put out many that are, for whatever reason, out of copyright. As for Paramount, they have a reputation of not looking after their films or being interested in re-releasing them. There are notable exceptions, such as the relatively recent release of the silent film "Wings" from 1927, but otherwise Paramount seems to view their back catalogue from that era as more trouble than it's worth when it comes to dvd and Blu-ray. I don't have any inside info - if you can't find titles on amazon etc, then I have no further info.

Re: old movies dvd/blu ray Poor mad Peter

Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:41 am

Paramount should sell the films to somebody that will use them instead of letting them rot.
Wonder if wings has Clara's topless scene in it still?

Re: old movies dvd/blu ray Poor mad Peter

Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:32 am

ritchie valens wrote:Paramount should sell the films to somebody that will use them instead of letting them rot.
Wonder if wings has Clara's topless scene in it still?

It does - but if you want to watch a 150 minute film for the sake of 5 seconds of boob, you're kind of timewasting.
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Re: old movies dvd/blu ray Poor mad Peter

Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:03 am

poormadpeter2 wrote:
ritchie valens wrote:Paramount should sell the films to somebody that will use them instead of letting them rot.
Wonder if wings has Clara's topless scene in it still?[/quote
It does - but if you want to watch a 150 minute film for the sake of 5 seconds of boob, you're kind of timewasting.

150 minutes for 5 seconds of boob. That sounds like one of Ritchie's dates. At least he doesn't have to buy a DVD dinner first.

Re: old movies dvd/blu ray Poor mad Peter

Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:43 am

no thats what they keep bringing up in the silent film groups.