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Monday, February 23, 2009

DVD Evaders: Electric Dreams (1984)

Week #2 finds the sweet irony of having a zany, romantic comedy involving technology that so late in the game still hasn't made it to the format. Last I checked there were rights issues between who actually owned this property (MGM and Warner duking it out) and I think Warner Brothers may have staked their claim. So perhaps clearing the music rights has been holding it up. And a fun VERY 80's soundtrack it is.




Ross Horsley said...

Holy crap, Meep! Look at THIS!

Cinema Du Meep said...

This is great news! Thank you!!! You UK cats are lucky... Surely a Region 1 is to follow later in the year.

My crumbling big box MGM VHS can finally go on social security and retire this year. Yay!

Chris Sobieniak said...

It looks like in the UK, the video was release by a small indie label called "Second Sight Films Ltd." (rather than MGM or WB). For some time I kinda thought the rights to the film reverted back to Virgin Group, the producers of Electric Dreams, and perhaps it was more a matter of not getting around to doing anything with the film for quite a while, especially in the US.


Interesting the only special feature on this UK disc is a music video. Not that more couldn't be added later, some of us probably would love to get a cool Special Edition of the film if a commentary track or something else could be stuck on our version as well so it wouldn't be so bare bones.

Cinema Du Meep said...

Great catch, Chris!

I wonder if it's widescreen. Would love to see a nice clean print of it.

I'll have to check this dvd out.

Thanks again


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