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#1 Post by Ashirg » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:26 am

Olive Films

While looking for something at imdb, I noticed that a number of titles including some classic film noirs from a Paramount catalogue are listed under Olive Films studio with DVDs to be released in 2010. Titles include:

Ansikte mot ansikte (Face to Face) (1976)
Once Is Not Enough (1975)
Fear Is the Key (1972)
Such Good Friends (1971)
Hannie Caulder (1971)
WUSA (1970)
Tropic of Cancer (1970)
Riot (1969)
Skidoo (1968)
Hurry Sundown (1967)
Promise Her Anything (1965)
Sands of the Kalahari (1965)
Harlow (1965)
Crack in the World (1965)
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
Escape from Zahrain (1962)
Summer and Smoke (1961)
On the Double (1961)
The Savage Innocents (1960)
The Mountain (1956)
Knock on Wood (1954)
Off Limits (1953)
My Favorite Spy (1951)
Appointment with Danger (1951)
Dark City (1950)
Union Station (1950)
Rope of Sand (1949)

I wonder if this deal is similar to the one Legend Films had a couple of years ago.

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#2 Post by manicsounds » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:39 am

What has Olive Films released? I'm not familiar with them.
And whatever happened to the Legend Films stuff? Are there no more to be released?

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#3 Post by Awesome Welles » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:16 am

Ashirg wrote:Skidoo (1968)
Have the rights been resolved with this then? Wasn't there a problem with Preminger's wife holding it back?

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#4 Post by Ashirg » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:22 am

I'm not sure, but it was shown on TCM a few times recently.

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#5 Post by HarryLong » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:15 am

I wonder if this deal is similar to the one Legend Films had a couple of years ago.
Minus the colorization of b&w titles, I hope.

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#6 Post by jsteffe » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:37 am

Olive Films distributes a small number of their own titles on video, and they also sell independent, foreign and documentary films off their website. I wonder if this information is accurate?

One good feature of their website, by the way, is that they break down their catalog by studio.

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#7 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:32 pm

Ashirg wrote: Such Good Friends (1971)
Skidoo (1968)
Hurry Sundown (1967).
BRB, having heart attack over anticipation of a late-period Preminger triple-shot =D>

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#8 Post by HelenLawson » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:35 pm

Ashirg wrote: Once Is Not Enough (1975)
Harlow (1965)
Where Love Has Gone (1964)
I've been eagerly awaiting for these pieces of trash to arrive on DVD for years. =D>
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#9 Post by HarryLong » Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:38 pm

I'm looking forward to CRACK IN THE WORLD and SUMMER AND SMOKE (so I've got eclectic tastes...).

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#10 Post by Ashirg » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:03 pm

HarryLong wrote:
I wonder if this deal is similar to the one Legend Films had a couple of years ago.
Minus the colorization of b&w titles, I hope.
They didn't colorize their Paramount releases. Poor source materials on some titles and lack of progressive transfers is another issue.

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#11 Post by HarryLong » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:23 pm

They didn't colorize their Paramount releases.
That's true. So many Legend titles showed up for review in such a short time that distinction hadn't quite registered.

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#12 Post by starmanof51 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:30 pm

manicsounds wrote:And whatever happened to the Legend Films stuff? Are there no more to be released?
I've seen many, many of the Legends titles dumped for $3 apiece at Big Lots. So no, probably nothing more to be had there.

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#13 Post by david hare » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:05 pm

Wow! The three 1.85 Premingers are all worthy titles. Ands it would be a major trip to get a Scope Skidoo finally!! I'm one of it's few fans.

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#14 Post by Props55 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:30 pm

SUCH GOOD FRIENDS!!! Can't wait to see Burgess Meredith (at 60+) wearing nothing but a book over his package! :shock:

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#15 Post by david hare » Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:48 pm

... and muttering into Dyan's ear "how about some NOOKIE!!"

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#16 Post by Cash Flagg » Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:07 pm

What's the likelihood of Ansikte mot ansikte being uncut?

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#17 Post by AfterTheRain » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:03 pm

Is there any news on when these films will be released, and if so, will they be pressed discs? I have to ask because I know there are some who don't exactly approve of the DVD-R format.

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#18 Post by Cinephrenic » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:43 pm

This is good.

Ansikte mot ansikte (Face to Face) (1976)
Skidoo (1968)
The Savage Innocents (1960)

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#19 Post by jsteffe » Tue Feb 16, 2010 9:45 pm

I think the key would be contacting Olive Films directly to verify that the information on IMDb is even correct. (What, do you mean IMDb has mistakes in it??? Say it ain't so, Joe!) They'd also be the ones supply the release dates if they even know them yet.

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#20 Post by justeleblanc » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:10 pm

I contacted Olive and their response was:

"The films will be released on dvd in and around September 2010. Please feel free to check back on our website or sign up for our eNewsletter to get updates on the exact release dates."

Strangely, is TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME JUNIE MOON not a Paramount title? I can't figure out why this film was not snatched up with the other three Premingers.

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#21 Post by domino harvey » Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:26 pm

I'd never even heard of WUSA but one more notch on the ol' Newman-Woodward bedpost is a-ok with me

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#22 Post by ianungstad » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:11 pm

justeleblanc wrote:I contacted Olive and their response was:

"The films will be released on dvd in and around September 2010. Please feel free to check back on our website or sign up for our eNewsletter to get updates on the exact release dates."

Strangely, is TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME JUNIE MOON not a Paramount title? I can't figure out why this film was not snatched up with the other three Premingers.
Maybe it's one of the Paramount titles that Criterion is sitting on?

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#23 Post by david hare » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:28 pm

WUSA is totally ATROCIOUS!!!!!!! Trust me.

Junie Moon was certainly released by Paramount, but given all his 60s through 70s pictures were alctually produced by his own company, maybe there's a rights reversion issue. It did turn up on cable here about ten years ago.

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#24 Post by BillWatkins » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:34 pm

I was hoping Criterion would do The Savage Innocents. Oh well.
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#25 Post by scotty2 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:09 am

WUSA is just all wrong. Politically confused, underdeveloped characters, nothing going for it but Newman's blues, and those don't take us very far. It is like a misfire of an Altman misfire (I love Altman). It hardly seems possible that Rosenberg followed Cool Hand Luke with this. A collection of actors and New Orleans locations and not much more.

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