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November 3rd, 2002

If you owned a DVD distributor…

If you owned a DVD production and distribution company, which movies would you release first? Money’s no object and ignore the right of ownership, but your choices should either not be available on DVD or at least not available in a solid “special edition” package.

First, I’d release what would be the first disc in a series of mental hygiene DVDs. A couple of these exist right now, but I’d love to see Something Weird release their full MH catalog on disc. Since they probably won’t anytime soon, my imaginary company would.

In terms of movies, Super Fuzz used to be my first choice, but I believe Anchor Bay will be releasing a special edition soon. If they don’t get Terence Hill and Ernest Borgnine to do a commentary, something’s wrong…

I’d also release the many unissued Jodorwosky and Godard films. If there were ever art-house films that needed a wide distribution, it would be the movies by those two directors.

During the first Christmas season of my ownership, I’d release Christmas Eve on Sesame Street and reissue A Muppet Family Christmas making sure the missing minutes were inserted back in.

How about you?

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday November 3, 2002 -- 1:03:26 pm
I'd release the entire run of Comedy Central's Strangers with Candy series. Chances are they'll put it out eventually, but I just can't wait that long!



FROM: Ryan
DATE: Sunday November 3, 2002 -- 10:56:14 pm
D'oh! How could I not say Freaks and Geeks? That would actually be the first thing I'd release... THEN the MH films.



FROM: Matt
DATE: Tuesday November 5, 2002 -- 12:46:08 am
I would have to say Serpico. I don't believe it has been released on dvd yet, but I'm sure it's in the works.

Ryan- I've been hunting for Super Fuzz on tape, but no luck yet.



FROM: Aaron [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday November 5, 2002 -- 12:50:34 am
Gotta go for the Star Wars Holiday Special. Animated Wookies, Carrie Fisher singing, first appearance of Boba Fett. Oh the humanity!



FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday November 5, 2002 -- 11:09:13 am
Matt -- I found Super Fuzz on video a couple years back. But hold out for the DVD. It's a movie well worth waiting for. :)



FROM: Rob [E-Mail]
DATE: Tuesday November 5, 2002 -- 11:29:29 am
I'd put out the first few seasons of the Kids in the Hall. Though the Kids really kinda lost something in the last couple seasons, the first few were priceless. Maybe I'd offer the not-so-good seasons at a discount.



FROM: Beth
DATE: Thursday December 26, 2002 -- 3:49:15 pm
DEFINATELY Strangers with Candy....
It worries me though cause I know how many years I had to wait for Get A Life to come out.



FROM: jason
DATE: Monday April 19, 2004 -- 10:06:23 pm
any news of the SUPER FUZZ DVD? I'm hoping to get it for my mom, and nastalgia.



FROM: Jefferson
DATE: Thursday October 14, 2004 -- 11:19:08 pm
Super Fuzz DVD is now for sale on amazon.com



FROM: Samuel
DATE: Saturday June 11, 2005 -- 4:38:43 pm
Prince Of The City and A Question Of Honor
would do it for me.



FROM: Merle [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday June 12, 2005 -- 5:45:12 pm
I'd go for the Thundarr the Barbarian cartoons first. Then VR/5 and Mantis.



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