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A VERY Cool Sci-Fi Commercial Airs During Tonight’s AFI 100 YEARS/100 MOVIES On CBS!!

I am – Hercules!!
From a VERY reliable source: CBS has a 3-hour special tonight titled “AFI’s 100 Years/100 Movies.” We have exclusive word that wedged between all those “Star Wars,” “Raiders,” “Godfather” and “Casablanca” clips will be a one-minute commercial touting a new DVD release. (We’re told it will ultimately be a new DVD/HD-DVD/Blu-ray release, if that’s any clue.) This is a new DVD release for one of the most beloved sci-fi movie classics of all time. Its commercial contains newly-shot, never-before-seen footage. Every sofa in every parent’s basement in America should fear the potential deluge of geek urine, we are told. The sci-fi movie in question is not affiliated in any way with George Lucas or Steven Spielberg. We’re told the studio behind the release is so excited about the new footage that it is even now mulling a new theatrical release for the title. The bad news is our source wouldn’t or couldn’t tell us when during the 3-hour special CBS is running the spot. The good news is the special is geek-friendly; it’s not like they’re making us sit through a three-hour marathon of “CSI: Miami” repeats. 8 p.m. Wednesday. CBS.





Cheap-Ass Pee-wee, Dune, Boomtown, Superman, Etc. $5.99 Three’s Company 1.x * $9.99 Dune & Children of Dune * $12.99 Police Squad! * $14.99 Greatest American Hero 1.x-3.x * $14.99 Roseanne 1.x-3.x * $15.99 Boomtown 1.x * $15.99 Buffalo Bill * $18.49 Weeds 1.x * $18.99 Moonlighting * $19.49 Adventures of Superman * 19.99 Pee-wee’s Playhouse * $20.99 NewsRadio 1.x=4.x * $22.99 Curb Your Enthusiasm * $22.99 The OC 1.x * $24.49 The Closer 1.x * $25.49 Mission: Impossible 1.x * $26.49 Rescue Me 1.x-2.x * $29.49 Supernatural 1.x * More!!

$15.99!! ROBOCOP: 20th ANNIVERSARY EDITION audio commentary new minidocs deleted scenes 103-minute ‘extended cut’ I’d buy that for a dollar!!

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  • June 20, 2007, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Just tell us

    by Catullus85

    What movie? Not bothering to watch.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:25 a.m. CST

    Forbidden Planet.

    by Hercules

    Are you happy?

  • June 20, 2007, 11:26 a.m. CST

    blade runner!

    by goob2000

    they were reshooting scenes recently! can't think what else it would be.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:27 a.m. CST

    It will be Blade Runner

    by PSYCHO MAN 13

    No doubt

  • June 20, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    It's gotta be --

    by VaderSabre

    Pluto Nash

  • June 20, 2007, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Oh, ok, Thanks Herc

    by Catullus85

    Cool, and HD-DVD release of FP, I'll take it.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Robbie! Robbie! Robbie!

    by bythehairofsanjaya

    Wait . . . isn't the monster of the Id portrayed as a cloud? I can hear the haters now.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Blade Runner

    by jccalhoun

    It will be Blade Runner

  • June 20, 2007, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Probably Blade Runner, but should be...

    by MC Vamp

    KHAAAAAANNNNNN!!!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Ice Pirates!!!

    by EddieBlake

    I've been waiting for a good release forso long!! :)

  • June 20, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    The sad thing is

    by Captain Sensible

    The impact of this will be completely lost on most people. Way cool news, but I think its too late.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Forbidden Planet: SE - Dr Morbius shoots first!

    by newc0253

    also, Robby the Robot has been replaced by an all-new digital CGI actor, a la Jabba the Hutt! also, lots and lots of digital ewoks have been added to make Altair IV seem more populated!

  • June 20, 2007, 11:39 a.m. CST

    What's more beloved than...

    by Breotan

    Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone

  • June 20, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    "Dune," right?

    by Christopher3

    Everyone loves that movie! I'd definitely buy that for a dollar. Seriously, though, "Blade Runner."

  • June 20, 2007, 11:40 a.m. CST

    L'UMANOIDE

    by Gorgomel

    It has to be the commercial for the coolest sci-fi motion picture ever made : The Humanoid with Richard 'Jaws' Kiel and the hottest bond girls Barbara Bach and Corinne Clery! I want the HD-DVD now with audio commentary by George B. Lewis, well... Aldo Lado !

  • June 20, 2007, 11:41 a.m. CST

    I think Herc was joking...

    by ar42

    ...but I would be first in line for a theatrical re-release of Forbidden Planet.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Robbbie the Robot has chosen Betamax, and here's why...

    by doctordebug

    Damn I was hoping it would be Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn

  • June 20, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Battle Beyond the Stars!

    by MC Vamp

    With enhanced Sybil Danning cleavage in 1080p HD so real you'll want to BOUNCE those things like Sugar Ray Leonard!

  • June 20, 2007, 11:44 a.m. CST

    This years little miss REPLICANT

    by colonel_angus_2.0

    nipples on harrison = flames up rutger hauers asshole

  • June 20, 2007, 11:47 a.m. CST

    Damn that...MONSTER SQUAD IS COME TO DVD

    by colonel_angus_2.0

    finally

  • June 20, 2007, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I bet it's a James Cameron masterpiece

    by ByTor

    Piranha Part Two: The Spawning.<P> Hey, Cameron himself describes it as, "without a doubt, the finest flying piranha movie ever made." How can you go wrong?

  • June 20, 2007, 11:51 a.m. CST

    COMING TO DVD Damnit

    by colonel_angus_2.0

    haha come.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Citizen Kane won't be #1 anymore

    by Samuel Fulmer

    My guess is that it'll be Godfather this time around. Too bad it's only "American" films, because I can't really trust a greatest films of all time list that doesn't have any Kurosawa on it. I can't wait until the day when baby boomers aren't controlling these greates of lists, so we stop seeing films like the graduate (which is great, but not a top 100 film, let alone top 10) as one of the top tier selections.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:56 a.m. CST

    Wait! I know!

    by EddieBlake

    It's gotta be Ator the Fighting Eagle, right?

  • June 20, 2007, 11:57 a.m. CST

    Dare we dream?...

    by jimmy_009

    A Krull Director's Cut?

  • June 20, 2007, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Forbidden Planet

    by tonamania

    How does Megan's Law affect that kid toucher Dr. Smith? Oh wait, that was Lost in Space - robots threw me off - never mind. Are they going to add any action sequences to it, cauz it was good and all, but it watched like molasses.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    I so lied.

    by Hercules

    MGM shot a new 72-minute sequence for 2001.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Buckaroo Bonzai!!!

    by JakeJake

    The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension - Although Spacehunter would be cool in 3d and hd...would that be 3d-hd-dvd?

  • June 20, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Blade Runner

    by Kevin

    It is Blade Runner.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:02 p.m. CST

    there goes my Dr. Smith joke

    by tonamania

    meh

  • June 20, 2007, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Howard the Duck

    by tonamania

    anybody mention that one?

  • June 20, 2007, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Spaceballs?

    by tonamania

    awright, that's it for me.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Graduate not top 100? Are you a troll?

    by scratcher

    Who are you? Have you ever met a filmmaker who don't think that's one of the best films ever made? I think that in the silly world of top ten lists, The Graduate might actually be UNDERrated, since it isn't as "serious" as Kane or Apocalypse Now or Godfather. What a flawless, perfectly realized film, that captured the spirit of a generation. C'mon, not top 100? Name 100 better.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Blade Runner

    by JakeJake

    There was a flyer in my last HD-DVD purchase...Coming October 2007, 25th Anniversary edition of Blade Runner - in high definition for the first time.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Herc - 2001?!?!

    by MetaFreePhorAll

    Seriously?! 72 more minutes...wait, I'm not sure what this means...

  • June 20, 2007, 12:10 p.m. CST

    The Graduate...

    by MetaFreePhorAll

    ...is a movie I enjoy just watching it, not paying attention to every little detail - but if you do pay attention to every little thing about it, it's flawless. Seriously, one of the few perfect movies ever made. I admire it more than I enjoy it, though.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    all hands brace for impact...........

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    i hope its star trek or blade runner

  • June 20, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    meta

    by tonamania

    maybe it's a joke considering the movie is already like 5 hours long . . .

  • June 20, 2007, 12:13 p.m. CST

    Lord of the Rings..... in hd

    by JeanLuc Dickhard

    heard it here first ....

  • June 20, 2007, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Wild Wild West will win the HD-DVD war, here's why...

    by MC Vamp

    Well I'm a bad ass cowboy living in the cowboy days, wikiwikiWest side...

  • June 20, 2007, 12:20 p.m. CST

    Duuuuh. Of course it's Blade Runner!

    by BrowncoatJedi

    Word of reshoots has been out for a while now.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:22 p.m. CST

    please, please

    by Dollar Bird

    Please let it be Warriors of the Apocalypse. I need my kabuki dwarves and armageddon shoulder pads in HD.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:23 p.m. CST

    It's the extended cut of SUPERMAN 3!!

    by Darth Bauer

    Instead of falling off of the snowy roof, Gus Gorman gets struck by lightning and becomes Black Lightning. Then he fights Bizarro Superman at the garbage dump.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Guys, this is Herc. You got to learn to decipher

    by jim

    the hyperbole.<p>The movie in question is obviously "Serenity".

  • June 20, 2007, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Talkin bout my generation

    by Samuel Fulmer

    I by no means think the Graduate is crap, I just think it's not one of the top 100 American films of all time. I can see how someone can make a case for it being there, but I just think it gets highly overated by the people who generally make up these list (i.e. baby booomers who came of age in 1967). If I was to pick better Hoffman flicks I'd say Lenny, Straight Time, All the President's Men, Kramer vs. Kramer, Straw Dogs, Midnight Cowboy. But I know it has nothing to do with it really being the best film, it's about what "Changed the world..blah..blah..I decided to hope in my vw bus and drive to Haight Ashbury...I dropped acid...etc." I guess I'm just more partial to his films that aren't drowned out by the 500th repeat of Scarborough Fair. Of course I'm just using the Graduate as an example. I'm sure going off the last 100 years 100 Movies list there will be plenty of films picked because of name recognition and cultural relevance instead of actual quality when stacked against other films not so famous and not so culturally relevant. I just hope it doesn't become a big Politically Correct love-in where something like Crash gets picked as one of the 100 greatest American films ever. I'll take them putting the Graduate on there over dreck like Crash.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:28 p.m. CST

    SERENITY

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    with 72 additional minutes of silent space travel and loud fucking sex with shotguns and lasers and shit. Blade Runner = Yummy

  • June 20, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    Walter Hill's original cut of Supernova

    by Samuel Fulmer

    Because that's what the world's been waiting for!

  • June 20, 2007, 12:31 p.m. CST

    i think it's Blade Runner

    by newc0253

    there's supposed to be a new version coming out soon. this is probably what it is.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:33 p.m. CST

    X-FILES

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    with 72 additional minutes of a sweaty Gillian Anderson and aliens in shadows and Geico Cavemen in ice caves.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    The BLADE trilogy

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    With 72 minutes removed from BLADE TRINITY.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:35 p.m. CST

    FINALLY, CLASH OF THE TITANS

    by Stuntcock Mike

    directors cut

  • June 20, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Is it Star Wars, or ET, or Close Encounters possibly?

    by godzillasushi

    Easily Blade Runner.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Tron has chosen HD-DVD

    by lost.rules

    Alright!

  • June 20, 2007, 12:40 p.m. CST

    Will there be any sort of rerun?

    by Wizejoker

    Are they allowed to show these things ever again? Truth be told, they're not very interesting when you've already seen the list but I'd like to watch it some early morning rather than during prime time.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:41 p.m. CST

    It's not about Hoffman's performance

    by scratcher

    It's about Mike Nichols' directing and about Buck Henry's writing. Most of the film people I know who love that film aren't Baby Boomers. It's all about the film, baby. It's a better FILM than Kramer vs. Kramer. Hoffman gives a better performance in Lenny, but that's not a better film. And why do you think that The Graduate would get Boomer votes, but not Midnight Cowboy? Or Hair? You're wrong - it has EVERYTHING to do with it really being the best film.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:45 p.m. CST

    ALEXANDER REVISITED

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    With 72 additional minutes of weightless space station sex scenes 200 miles above Babylon, with Anthony Hopkins narration and a magic bullet.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:46 p.m. CST

    INNERSPACE

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    With 72 additional effects shots in Martin Short’s shorts.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:47 p.m. CST

    FIGHT CLUB

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    With Angelina Jolie digitally replacing Helena Bonham Carter.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    THE FIFTH ELEMENT

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    With Chris Tucker deleted from the film.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    I too

    by Nozoli Apples

    Immediately thought of Blade Runner.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:48 p.m. CST

    Bladerunner!

    by The Merk

    One can only hope that Joanna Cassidy's snake dance is at last restored to the film.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:50 p.m. CST

    Gorden is ALIVE!?!

    by Billyeveryteen

    Has to be!

  • June 20, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    BLADE RUNNER

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    With 72 additional minutes of Orlando Bloom as Deckard's humorous sidekick

  • June 20, 2007, 12:51 p.m. CST

    Battle Beyond the Stars!!!

    by ebolamonkey

    Or was it Battle of the Network Stars?

  • June 20, 2007, 12:52 p.m. CST

    BLADE RUNNER

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    WIth 72 additional minutes od Shia as Deckard's long lost greaser son.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    STEREOTYPICAL EVIL ARCHER

    by Stereotypical Evil Archer

    With 72 additional typos. I have become one of those annoying posters...I'm going to kill myself with a typical bow and arrow.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:54 p.m. CST

    What Planet Are You From? 3-D Special Edition

    by Samuel Fulmer

    from the Graduate director Mike Nichols. Now with more camera mugging from Garry Shandling then you could ever possibly believe.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    LAST DAYS OF PLANET EARTH director's cut

    by Gorgomel

    including new mutant baby footage!

  • June 20, 2007, 12:58 p.m. CST

    Remember when this site was cool?

    by ebolamonkey

    And actually told you whatever they knew, as soon as they knew it, rather than whore themselves out as a marketing tool for a network broadcast? Yeah, I'm having a hard time remembering those days, too.

  • June 20, 2007, 12:59 p.m. CST

    So, I have to sit through 3 HOURS!!?!

    by C00L DUD3

    ...Better re-stock on the popcorn.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Has to be Bladerunner!

    by eric haislar

    Has to!

  • June 20, 2007, 1:14 p.m. CST

    BLADE RUNNER

    by jrbarker

    it must be. we know they just shot new shit for that.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:15 p.m. CST

    It's for Robocop

    by Dragulf

    Sad. Just kidding. I don't know what it is.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Moon Beams

    by Felstorm

    It simpy HAS to be a new version of Blade Runner. If memory serves me right I remember reading an interview with Rutger Hauer in Starburst magazine all those years ago and he mentioned footage shot but never shown, of the replicants klling people and escaping from another planet. Or maybe its all in my fanboy imagination!

  • June 20, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    It's Amazon Women on the Moon

    by venkman781

    With 72 minutes of Arsenio struggling to get his tie out of the garbage disposal.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    Excellent Ive been waiting

    by SwampDonkey

    for the extended version of Battlefield Earth.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Titan A.E.

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    And you thought it couldn't be any more incredible! muahahhahaa!

  • June 20, 2007, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Chairman of the Board

    by Victor Creed

    Carrot Top's powerful masterpiece will finally get the treatment it deserves.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Don't know if it's Blade Runner

    by LowKeyCinema

    ...but I was lucky enough to peep some of the packaging mockups for the new dvd release. The two that stood out to me were the one that looked like a mini Halliburton style briefcase , which I think Scott confirmed is the final design, and the unicorn themed version that came with a replica of the origami unicorn made by Gaff in the movie.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:27 p.m. CST

    Short Circuit, dude...

    by kirttawesomio

    It's obviously the Steve Guttenberg classic. "SHORT CIRCUIT: THE SPECIAL EDITION" with newly enhanced digital animation. Fuck Speilberg's AI, Number 5 made me believe a robot could...feel.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:30 p.m. CST

    WHATEVER it is...

    by mbeemer

    ...just let me know when the clip hits YouTube. I'm not sitting through three hours for a commercial.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:32 p.m. CST

    Aliens

    by photoboy

    It's my most beloved classic film of all time, so hopefully it's a whole bunch of new footage to make me forget the fucking horrible messes that Alien 3, 4, AvP and AvP2 are (or will be in AvP2's case).<br><br> Still, if it's Blade Runner or 2001 I'll be very happy. Some new footage for Star Trek 1 or 2 would be cool too.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:33 p.m. CST

    Who's that moron who thinks BLADE RUNNER's HD-DVD only?

    by Karl Hungus

    Tonight's commercial will finally prove him wrong.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Well whoopy fucking dooo

    by Wyrdy the Gerbil

    Yet another needless rehash of Bladerunner..give me a fucking break its already out there in an almost perfect form so do we really need to know for sure if Deckhard is a flipping Replicant or not,in PKDs book he certainly wasn`t so why keep flogging a dead horse over it especially as it devalues the whole concept that PKD was trying to put over in the first place....im sick to death of these fucked up studios adapting PKDs stories and shiting all over them

  • June 20, 2007, 1:41 p.m. CST

    Zardoz you nitwits

    by wash

    I mean, how freaking obvious.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Isn't it obvious?

    by Hairy Nutsack

    It's FF4:RotSS with tons of Galactus footage that was filmed but ultimately cut.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:46 p.m. CST

    yeah, thanks for posting something that has already

    by wash

    ...been released. Also, TinyUrl, do you speak it?

  • June 20, 2007, 1:49 p.m. CST

    FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR

    by Baltimoron

    I just looked it up on IMDB and saw Sarah Jessica Parker was in it...don't remember that...

  • June 20, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Howard the Duck Extended Edition...

    by averagejoe_6

    where we finally get to see the scenes of Howard and Bev getting it on in her bed(for this being one of the most hated movies in history, it's amazing exactly how many people will know exactly what scene i am talking about!)

  • June 20, 2007, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Wow, like 2K1 wasn't already a

    by jimbojones123

    visual constipation.

  • June 20, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Okay. Let's be serious here.

    by Breotan

    It's obviously Ice Planet. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0269356/

  • June 20, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Heatbeeps.

    by kirttawesomio

    It's "Heartbeeps". It answered the question on how a robot would date another robot. Very good film.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Heartbeeps, I mean

    by kirttawesomio

    I mean "heartbeeps: the special edition" with newly added digital technology.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Saturn 3? Outland? Cherry 2000?

    by Big Bad Clone

    It's Cybrog 2, right?

  • June 20, 2007, 2:16 p.m. CST

    Ice Pirates, dammit

    by chrth

    They're going to "kill" the main chick earlier in the movie and then she's going to come back and say she knows the way to Earth. Truth.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    HD-DVD / Blu-Ray Bladerunner

    by JakeJake

    The "Essential 25th Anniverary Edition" of Bladerunner is being release in October on standard dvd, blu-ray, and hd-dvd. To be followed a month later by the "utlimate" edition, followed by the "complete" edition, et al.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:21 p.m. CST

    The Question Is Will "Jaws"...

    by Rebeck3

    Be higher than #49 this time? That was a fucking disgrace. Any list where it's not in the top 20 is what's referred to in the film community as a completely fucked up list. Sorry to throw technical terms at you, but there it is.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    Sad but true

    by Gozer the Gozerian

    Matrix Trilogy

  • June 20, 2007, 2:22 p.m. CST

    If it's not Ice Pirates

    by The Ref

    I'm not interested.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    please be Santa Claus Conquers the Martians..

    by heebeejeebee

    ..with all the new footage featuring that catchy little song that played in the movie: s-a-n-t-a-c-l-a-u-s, hooray for santy claus!

  • June 20, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    "Ultimate Blade Runner"

    by Calimist

    contains all 4 versions of the film, the original U.S. theatrical cut, the expanded international theatrical cut, the 1992 Director's Cut and the 2007 Final Cut, all fully restored and in anamorphic transfers plus tonnes of extras. In addition, Blade Runner will also be released simultaneously on both Blu-ray and HD-DVD formats.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    averagejoe6

    by Felstorm

    I agree i have waited misguided and illspent years hoping and praying to see this famous missing footage of Howard and Bev indulging in 'Avian Love'... obviously at the time it was deemed far too contraversial and was pulled by that twat Lucas. Now after all these years we will finaly witness Lea Thompson getting shagged by a duck. Happy days!

  • June 20, 2007, 2:31 p.m. CST

    I wish it were "The Thing"

    by BadMrWonka

    that one needs to go back out in theaters all big like...like they did with Alien a few years back. I saw that at the cinerama in Seattle, and it blew my mind...SO beautiful...

  • June 20, 2007, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Herc, quit being a dick...

    by Mezzanine

    Oh, its Forbidden Planet. Sorry, I lied, it's 2001. Shut the fuck up. Everyone knows that its going to be Blade Runner. It was confirmed last week that there were new scenes and the studio was considering rereleasing it in theaters. God, I don't know why Harry let's you keep your job. Ever start watching The Shield yet?

  • June 20, 2007, 2:34 p.m. CST

    It's "Plan 9 From Outer Space"

    by RobRed1

    Now with more crossdressers. --------------------- Has anyone seen this sites dignity lately? I'm starting to agree with the haters.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:43 p.m. CST

    It's Real Genius: The Lazlo Holyfeld Files

    by colonel_angus_2.0

    "would you be prepared if gravity suddenly reversed itself? I'm trying to figure out how to keep my change in my pockets. I've got it. NUDITY!"

  • June 20, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    "The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes!"

    by Prof_Ender

    Nice! Good to finally see a 3-Disc, Ultimate Edition, limited-theatrical release of this classic! ^_^

  • June 20, 2007, 2:46 p.m. CST

    It's gotta be Robot Jox

    by veritasses

    to coincide with Bay's Transformers release.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:47 p.m. CST

    So basically...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...this isn't even a pseudo news story because you wouldn't even share the so called 'news' but instead decided to be a complete dick instead, while shilling for this sure-to-be-un special. Well done, you've managed to sink even further in the public eye and prove yourself even more fucking useless.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    THE GREEEEEEEN SLIME!

    by LHombreSiniestro

    Finally!!

  • June 20, 2007, 2:53 p.m. CST

    Sam Cassell's home-birth video mocumentary?

    by DonMagicWan

    nevermind...

  • June 20, 2007, 2:54 p.m. CST

    Its the Thing

    by SwampDonkey

    With new ending Keith David flames Kurt Russells ass. Then smokes a cigar.

  • June 20, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    He's half-human!

    by James_O'Nasty

    Doctor Who, 1996, aired on the Fox Network... Can we get some Sopranos spoilers as well?

  • June 20, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Battle Beyond the Stars

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    You heard in here first. Don't listen to Herc, he does not know what a true classic is ;)!

  • June 20, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    I saw Forbidden Planet in the theatre last summer...

    by Bones

    Gotta love the CAPA Summer movie series...get to see classic movies in a restored 1920's movie palace! <p> Yay!!

  • June 20, 2007, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Die Hard the ultimate studio PG13 Edition?

    by StudioPlant69

    Asshole?! I wasn't the one who just got butt felt on national tv Dwayne! Yipee kiy aye mister falcon! !Live relatively Free with certain restrictions or Die without showing any grahic violence or blood on screen Hard! -gOODfORyOU

  • June 20, 2007, 3:03 p.m. CST

    Just got off the phone with David Lynch...

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    ...he's saying it's the 4 1/2 hour Directors cut of Dune....with 20% more Wierding added.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Hey Sweden!

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    If it is a new cut of The Thing....they really should make those nutty Norwegians Swedish.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Weird Science

    by Chishu_Ryu

    If there is any justice in this world, it will be "Weird Science"...with new nude footage of Kelly LeBrock...

  • June 20, 2007, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Disneys The Black Hole

    by David Aaronson

    Around the time of the films release there was a Black Hole Ice Lolly - I asked the guy in my local store did he have a black hole? His reply - no but Ive got a brown ring! I was only a kid - I didnt get it.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    Galaxy of Terror?

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    Could Erin Moran finally get proper credit for her fabulous "popping" scene?

  • June 20, 2007, 3:13 p.m. CST

    You all know it's the Left Behind series...

    by beastie

    with 72 more minutes of Christian fundementalism!

  • June 20, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE?!?!

    by TORTURE PWN

    I wish.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Nemesis?

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    Olivier Gruner's pièce de résistance.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Last Starfighter?

    by Xammas

    maybe

  • June 20, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    it's Zardoz!

    by Zardoz

    with 72 extra minutes of me pissing on my parent's couch in the basement!

  • June 20, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    The man who fell to earth

    by Xammas

    maybe...

  • June 20, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    You idiots - it's LASERBLAST!

    by OtisSpofford

    Now with 20% more Eddie Deezen and 30% more topless femmes. Ahh, can't you just SMELL the Laserblast?

  • June 20, 2007, 3:41 p.m. CST

    It's Creature

    by venkman781

    With 72 more minutes of Klaus Kinski senseless dialog about butterflies...

  • June 20, 2007, 3:48 p.m. CST

    it's Silent Running....

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    with 72 more minutes of Bruce Dern crushing skulls with a wrench.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Fools! It's Spacehunter: Adventures In The Forbidden...

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...Zone. Now with 25% more OverDog Michael Ironside, 10% less Twisty Molly Ringwald, and about the same amoount of Ernie Hudson side action.

  • June 20, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    It's Flash Gordon

    by Gotta Eat Mancats

    with 72 minutes of Queen kicking ass with a CGI Freddie Mercury

  • June 20, 2007, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Yes in Fact it is Bladerunner... Read on...

    by mistasinista

    If you click this link: http://www.aintitcool.com/node/32449 ... You will read about the scene that was being reshot, and whot it involves... And shame on you all for not remembering this article on Aint It Cool... I say good day!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 3:56 p.m. CST

    silly rabbits, it's Logans Run

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    with a 72 minute extended scene of Jenny Agutter, fully oiled up, getting serviced in the sex shop.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Anchor Bay has chosen Blu-Ray, here's why

    by wash

    Because HD-DVD supporters don't deserve to own the Evil Dead trilogy in HD, that's fucking why.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:02 p.m. CST

    You're giving us the scoop on commercials now?

    by cinemaniac1979

    What are we, 8? Please let it be Night of the Creeps...

  • June 20, 2007, 4:08 p.m. CST

    FLASH Gordon....He'll save everyone of us!!

    by RAUB1

    AaaaAhhh! FLaasshhh!

  • June 20, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    I'd love it if it was Space Hunter...

    by Rogue Trooper

    ...it's one of my all time favourite films! No really. "I like her. I like her for the maze!!!!!" It's got to be Blade Runner. Can't wait to see the new version :-)

  • June 20, 2007, 4:25 p.m. CST

    NOT BLADE RUNNER according to Herc!

    by Calico Pete

    He said it's got nothing to do w/Lucas or Spielberg. Harrison Ford has something to do with both Lucas and Spielberg, and since he's in BR, it can't be BR. So suck it. It's gotta be Star Trek TMP.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:27 p.m. CST

    Um, 2001?

    by sparkflyer

    Duh.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    ar42

    by RenoNevada2000

    I've seen FORBIDDEN PLANET on the big screen twice and its beautiful. Track down a revival house screening. Drive a couple of hours if need be.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Egads... it's XTRO!

    by OtisSpofford

    Now with 20% more fully-grown alien emerging from the nethers of an innocent lady, 45% more surreal toy and clown action, 10% more Alien rip-offs and the addition of a CGI Shatner as Bill the Landlord, a drunk who wears a too-small cowboy hat and talks to a Mr. Ed handpuppet... Genius!

  • June 20, 2007, 4:31 p.m. CST

    Actually he's *not* giving us the scoop on commercials

    by Sledge Hammer

    ...now, and trumpeting the fact to boot. And not only is this whole story about not giving us the scoop, it actually took the assistance of a "VERY reliable source" to not tell us anything. Now isn't that special? You know, in a strictly literal, retarded sort of way.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:41 p.m. CST

    It's Galaxina

    by ATARI

    Dorothy Stratton -- YUM!!

  • June 20, 2007, 4:43 p.m. CST

    Calico Petard

    by FrodoFraggins

    "He said it's got nothing to do w/Lucas or Spielberg. Harrison Ford has something to do with both Lucas and Spielberg, and since he's in BR, it can't be BR. So suck it. It's gotta be Star Trek TMP."<br> <br> So any movie harrison ford has been in has something to do with Lucas/Spielberg? God you're a retard.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Its Gattica

    by SwampDonkey

    With 20 mins of added man love.

  • June 20, 2007, 4:48 p.m. CST

    Oh damn I clicked on www.arenttheyannoyingriddles.com

    by Horseflesh

    Now where's that Aint It Cool link...

  • June 20, 2007, 4:57 p.m. CST

    BLADE RUNNER? Fuck Ridley Scott and Warner Bros!

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Tailhook said it best above: BR has been pimped out more than a cheap tijuana hooker. Maybe real life interfered in my complete geekdom, but I have to admit that somehow I actually DID miss the news that they were doing reshoots on BR for yet another release. So as for the news that Calimist posted that there will now be an "Ultimate" DVD edition with four -- count 'em FOUR -- versions included, all I can say is "Why?!?"p>Seriously, talk about total all-out, no bones about it, complete cash whoring. For crying out loud, it's one thing to say you had a theatrical version that was cut and trimmed for particular reasons at the time...it's even another to say you then had a slight variant International version given foreign sensibilites. But by the time you officially declare something "The Director's Cut" and then promote it and sell it that way, I have to assume THAT'S the so-called final version Scott envisioned. But for him (or Warners) to say "Oh wait. Did we say that was the final cut? No, no! It turns out we have one MORE version to bilk you over" is just nuts. What comes after the Ultimate version? The Uber-Omega-Splenderific edition? So sorry to be so blunt, but fuck you, Scott and Warners. Your not getting my money yet AGAIN.<p>Actually I'm with Xammas on this -- I wish it was LAST STARFIGHTER that had been reworked. Then we'd be talking about a movie that was basically fun and good, but which has been hampered long term over time by the decision way back when to go strictly with early age CGI. Updating STARFIGHTER to modern standards would actually create a really fun flick and one worth buying all over again. At least the markeing gimmick would be REAL.<p>But yet another Blade Runner cut? No thank you. They already got my money a few times over for that particular hooker and frankly, in hindsight, she WAS a rather average fuck to begin with no matter how much you now try to re-dress her or change her makeup now...

  • June 20, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Its gotta be Star Wars no questions

    by Iamagoodguy

    Man an announcement of that magnitude it has to be one of the Star Wars movies and weren't they adding some extra stuff with the Kenobi/Vader fight. I can't wait for this!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 5:10 p.m. CST

    here's the specs on the new blade runner dvd

    by KoozyK

    http://tinyurl.com/2xsv67 <br>joblo beat this about a month ago. 5 disks and in a brief case. looks cool, if you actually like the movie, that is...

  • June 20, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    One of the most beloved SF movie of all time?

    by Samuel Vimes

    Then it's gotta be: BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS! <br> <p> With newly-shot scenes of Shad & co. stopping to help out the planets "Kurosawa" and "Sturges", written by original screenwriter John Sayles... and James Horner re-recording his music with the London Symphony Orchestra in full on 5.1 Dolby Surround... and James Cameron returning to revamp the sfx with cg and re-master the film for 3-D. <br> <br> <p> All of this AND John-Boy's mole in 1080i glory! Yippee!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    It's Silent Running...

    by Wungolioth

    ...with 72 minutes of the retarded robot stumbling over shit.

  • June 20, 2007, 5:14 p.m. CST

    2002's The Time Machine:

    by kirttawesomio

    Ultimate Awesome Edition with extended rock ballads and special effects. Titally frick'n oowwwesime!

  • June 20, 2007, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Actually, CNN just confirmed it's Star Trek

    by symphy

    Specifically, one master kit with the first six Star Trek movies, including the long-promised Director's Cut of ST5, in which they let Shatner fix the continuity crap, and got that kick-ass ST:TOS HD team to clean up the lousy original made-for-TV special effects. Apparently Shatner himself even has a few new lines, courtesy of that Direct-TV / Zombie Orville commercials technology. I'm actually looking forward to this!

  • June 20, 2007, 5:33 p.m. CST

    Total Recall: Now with FOUR boobs!!

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • June 20, 2007, 5:37 p.m. CST

    I'm so likely to miss this

    by Napoleon Park

    A three hour special of old out of contest film clips, and people talking about them, and we know normally you gab a magazine or the remote and ignore the commercials, but one of them will be really special, but we can't tell you which one or what it's for or when it's on, so just watch the whole three hours and don't blink or pee, okay? Yeah, okay, or I might... NOT!

  • June 20, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    Wrong again! It's Chopping Mall...

    by venkman781

    With 72 more minutes of footage showing Suzee Slater's head exploding.

  • June 20, 2007, 5:46 p.m. CST

    It's...

    by metaluna

    a short film of me poking Harry in the eye and kicking Herc whilst saying 'overhaul this site and stop jerking us all off you cool aid sucking fan boys'.

  • June 20, 2007, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Could be something cool like Videodrome...

    by kirttawesomio

    with more tv sex, cool, wicked cool.

  • June 20, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I forgot

    by metaluna

    ...it'll be available in holographic ultra 3D HD, Blu Ray and available for download as of tomorrow. Screw HD DVD, nobody's buying that now. It's so yesterday.

  • June 20, 2007, 5:49 p.m. CST

    Poster Redrob1 At 2:34:32 Beat Me To It The Movie Is ..

    by Red Dawn Don

    "Plan 9 From Outer Space" Now shot in Tranny-Vision. With HD-DVD on side A. Blu-Ray on side B and regular DVD on side C. Letter box on side D. Full-screen on side E. Oh shyt we ran out of sides. Looks like a 10 disk package. Later a DEAD DIRECTOR'S version will be released from the grave. Let the double dipping begin.

  • June 20, 2007, 6:03 p.m. CST

    Yeah, fix that Star Trek Movie where Kirk Died

    by gad

    I'd pay money for that one if Picard dies instead of Kirk. "Did we make a difference? Cough Cough?" And then the movie lets Kirk and Spock die on the Enterprise after Spock hooks up all the photon torpedoes, anti matter pods and electric shavers to blow at the same time and have them ram the ship into some ungodly Borg ship that's about to destroy the Federation, blowing it all up, saving the universe and going out like Vikings. Then the movie ends with an 80's montage of headlines saying that now Riker is doing Jenny Craig commercials, Data is doing Pinocchio on Broadway, Wesley wrestles diewesleydie.com from some cyber squatter and gets rich makeing it a major porn website and Sulu becomes a gay activist who gets on the hit show Heroes. Yup, I'd pay to go see that digitally altered movie.

  • June 20, 2007, 6:06 p.m. CST

    would say its going to be Star Trek XI

    by Falcon5768

    But its still in preproduction thus there is no trailer.

  • June 20, 2007, 6:11 p.m. CST

    It's Johnny Mnemonic

    by Psychonaut

    With 12 more minutes of Keanu Reeves shouting under a bridge, 15 more minutes of Dolph Lundgren and Henry Rollins competing to see who can deliver their lines in the most stilted and wooden manner, and 45 minutes of Ice-T saying "Bitch."

  • June 20, 2007, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Robocop 20th anniversary for $15.99?!?!?!?

    by googamooga

    I bet the dumbass who bought my old, OOP, criterion version on Ebay for $50 is kicking himself right now, LMAO.

  • June 20, 2007, 6:20 p.m. CST

    $15.99?? I'd buy that for a dollar!

    by Flim Springfield

    <b>

  • June 20, 2007, 6:54 p.m. CST

    For the last time, it is NOT STAR WARS

    by ShiftyEyedDog2

    It can't be, because Fox doesn't do HD-DVD, a.k.a. the doomed format. <br>Blu-Ray only, Baby!!! <br><br>HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • June 20, 2007, 6:58 p.m. CST

    It's obviously TIMECOP

    by BitterMan23

    Come on people, look at the clues.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Good God Herc!

    by deathstar73

    I hope it's not 2001. As much as I love that movie it doesn't need to get any longer.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Avatar?

    by jumba7777

    Probably...

  • June 20, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    Angilena Jolie

    by Mockingbuddha

    looks like a ghoul. Helena Bohnam Carter is phenomenal in spite of the fact that I hate gothic crap. I guess the movie is Blade Runner, but Tron would rule.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:17 p.m. CST

    More likely it'll be.....

    by RedEyeDistrict

    Supernova, starring Angela Basset and somebody else. Oh and Chief Lou Diamond Phillips. God who the fuck was that other guy?

  • June 20, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    James Spader!!

    by RedEyeDistrict

    Ha!! It hit me like a stampede.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:18 p.m. CST

    INSEMINOID!!!

    by Lewish

    30 more minutes of alien rape, gruesome vaginal birth, an glass-shattering labor pain screams by Judy Geeson.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:19 p.m. CST

    Aww man, what about Tremors?!?!

    by RedEyeDistrict

    Who doesn't want that? Honestly?

  • June 20, 2007, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Science Fiction You Say ..................... Hercules?

    by Red Dawn Don

    I think it will be Harry Knowles wedding video..................... Just teasin' ya big guy. We all love you.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:24 p.m. CST

    James Spader!!

    by jumba7777

    Yup, the guy's obviously not human.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Santa Claus Conquers the Martians!

    by Yeti

    Pia Zadora was born for DVD and...aw crap.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:26 p.m. CST

    Big Dumb Ape vs. Blade Runner

    by Duke of Hurl

    Why the hostility? Does good science fiction scare you or something?

  • June 20, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    ru Brade Runner

    by aboriginal

    AWWWWWWWHELLLLLLYEAH! . . . and its suppose to get a theatrical re-lease (limited) and then off to DVD land. Reasons to buy one or the other HDDVD or BR . . . BlueRay . . . Blade Runner!!! Its fate!!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 7:30 p.m. CST

    nahh it's Flesh Gordon

    by flipster

    with newly re-mastered marching dicks....awesome! uhmm I uhh didn't just say that...look away, look away. but yeah Blade Runner is too pimped I agree.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Galaxy of Terror

    by Yeti

    oooooooooh scary!

  • June 20, 2007, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Do Not Watch This AFI Show ....................... Wait

    by Red Dawn Don

    Wait for the DIRECTORS CUT to come out on the HD-Blu-Me version.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:33 p.m. CST

    So much for my MST3K: The Movie hopes.

    by kdoc13

    It would be nice though to see Mike & the bots back in action. Especially if there is a Mitchell! Special Edition. Gotta run for the sammich, Mitchell!

  • June 20, 2007, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Jean Claude Van Damme has chosen HD DVD ... here's why

    by Lamerz

    Ultimate Universal Soldier. That's what the mysterious commercial is going to be about.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Stargate Extended Edition FTW!

    by Lamerz

    With 72 new minutes of people looking to Kurt Russell and expressing relief when he laughs.

  • June 20, 2007, 7:56 p.m. CST

    ID4+72 ... that's right 72 new minutes of

    by Lamerz

    Will Smith kicking alien ass and new cheesy dialog from Randy Quaid and Judd Hirsch, and Jeff Goldblum trying his hardest to look like a bad ass hacker with his Mac.

  • June 20, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    It's obviously Krull

    by ZaphodBB

    I mean, come on ... what other movie stands head and shoulders above the rest of these afore-mentioned crud films?

  • June 20, 2007, 8 p.m. CST

    Deep Impact ... with new convincing tidal wave FX added

    by Lamerz

    ... and special bonus disc with the trailer for Deep Impact 2: Deeper Impact, starring Jenna Jameson.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    IT WAS BLADE RUNNER

    by Logan_1973

    Kudos to those of you who guessed it early.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Yep...

    by Dataset

    Blade Runner The Final Cut

  • June 20, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Armageddon Extended Edition - now with 72 more minutes

    by Lamerz

    ... of Ben Affleck and Liv Tyler love story! Just what every sci-fi has always waited for!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    the Blade Runner commercial was cool...

    by RICH2

    it didn't rip my balls off tho. but if its rereleased in the the theater i'll still probably see it.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:02 p.m. CST

    FUCKING A!

    by eppdude

    Bring back Blade Runner - do it right, this time.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Lol@mega geeks glued to the keyboard to type FIRST!!!!!

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    WOw Blade Runner the Final Cut. Looks exactly like the Blade Runner ive seen 100 times before. Consider me very excited to see it for the 101st time with tiny changes that I probably wont notice. Woohoo!

  • June 20, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Did anybody see anything new in that?

    by Dataset

    I think..maybe...I did. Have to catch it on YouTube

  • June 20, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    That looked like a theatrical trailer

    by CherryValance

    I'll go. I never saw the original in the theater anyway. That was supercool, especially those snippets at the very end. Freaked me out a little.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    IT WAS JURASSIC PORK II ... YES!!!

    by Lamerz

    Oh wait, it hasn't aired here yet.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:06 p.m. CST

    Since it's gonna be HD DVD and Blu-Ray both, that means

    by polyh3dron

    That means it's either a Warner or Paramount film. I'm gonna guess Blade Runner since Warner has been known to be working with Ridley on it for quite some time now.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:10 p.m. CST

    Fuckin format wars would be over as soon as ...

    by Lamerz

    ... Star Wars and LOTR are released on one of the HD formats. If both those get released on the same format, it's all over.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Blockbuster says it's favoring Blu-Ray

    by Trader Groucho 2

    because its blu-ray rentals are far outstripping demand for hd-dvd. It's not too late to shift bandwagons Harry....

  • June 20, 2007, 8:15 p.m. CST

    who gives a fuck about blockbusters. Automatron

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    Cant you make your own decision instead of a mediocre dvd rental corporation to make your minds up for you? I have HD DVD because it works with my XBOX 360 and it's cheap as all hell. PS3 owners pay more and have no choice if they want a massive HD player with their system, Xbox users arent treated like retards by Microsoft and get what they need, not what they're told to get. Enough whining about fucking Blockbusters, they'll be entirely irrelevant in 5-10 years time anyway when you download all movies digitally. Cunts.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Another f-ing Blade Runner edit?

    by Larry of Arabia

    I'm all for movies being a malable medium. The great painters would paint, and repaint, and repaint again to get an image just right. At some point, though, the damn painting was finished! Re-editing movies is popular in Sci-Fi, and that's fine too. Close Encounters was imporved greatly, as was The Abyss and Brazil. Star Wars and E.T. were hurt a little but not fatally. The thing is... at some point... the movies were... you know... Finished. How many cuts of this thing will there be? Is Blade Runner: Harrison's Cut next? Could we please set a limit on re-edits?

  • June 20, 2007, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Harry isnt on abandwagon Groucho. You are

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    because you give a fuck about corporations and their near sighted need for greed. Get an opinion of your own. Porn vs. Blockbusters? Are you kidding me? Like Porn is going to fall before a piss poor dvd outlet? Jeez Harry, some of the people in this site are thick as fuck like.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:29 p.m. CST

    AFI has chosen HD-DVD. Here's why.....

    by lost.rules

    Cause Sony is paying the bills.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:31 p.m. CST

    As long as MILFliciously hot Sean Young

    by TheGhostWhoLurks

    gets a cut, I'm all for it! Otherwise, I couldn't care less.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:33 p.m. CST

    New Theatrical Release, Old DVD Release

    by Roboteer

    Source: Variety by: Jonathan Frey If the forty-seven previous cuts of BLADE RUNNER just didn't cut it (sorry), here comes some really cool news from Warner Bros. It seems the mess of rights issues that have been going on for about six or so years have been resolved and so Ridley Scott is now in the clear to complete his ultimate version of the movie, BLADE RUNNER: FINAL CUT (which, okay, is only the fourth version. I tend to exaggerate a tad). The recut is expected to have a limited 25th anniversary theatrical release in 2007. In anticipation of this event, Warner Bros. Home Video is reissuing a remastered DVD of the 1992 "Director's Cut," which, despite the name, Scott feels was rushed and not to his liking. You might want to keep that wad of cash in your pocket a little while longer, though, because, after the new theatrical run, the studio is planning on releasing a deluxe DVD that will include "Final Cut", "Director's Cut" and the harder-to-find 1982 original and expanded international theatrical cuts. The DVD will also boast some additional bonus materials. What does everyone think? Which version of the film do you prefer? Did you like the original narration? Glad it was excised? Do you think the "Final Cut" can improve any of the previous ones? Can you stand one more question mark?

  • June 20, 2007, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I Know what you mean, howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    my HTPC plays HD rips from both HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. For me the war is over. I got an HD-DVD add on for my X360 and I got to say that I was impressed that I did not have to pay an arm and a leg for an HD player. These fools that are touting Blu-Ray as future-proof do not understand in the very near future broadband downloads are going to make both formats obsolete...

  • June 20, 2007, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Blade Runner: Ok, This Time's I'm Really Cutting Cut

    by DarfurOnTheRocks

    Or should it be Blade Runner: Director's c*nt. I do not know anymore...

  • June 20, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Lord of the Rings and Star Wars on HD

    by bobwiley

    Actually, it looks like the Lord of the Rings trilogy is coming out on HD-DVD (exclusively so far). Here's the link for it: http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Rings-Trilogy-HD-DVD/dp/B000E1MTX6/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/002-0469916-6639247?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1182390572&sr=8-1 . However, since Star Wars was done by Fox, it will eventually be exclusive to Blu-Ray.

  • June 20, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Fox doesn't get to choose the Star Wars format...

    by UGABugKiller

    ... Lucas does, bitches. And what will that man do? Choose ALL of the formats. He will release Star Wars on DVD/HDDVD/BluRay. Because there's money in all of it. But you BluRay fuckers need to realize a few things. Yeah, BluRay has more space now, but come this fall, that won't be the case anymore. Also, the sales of BluRay are being inflated because of video game sales. Also, BluRay cannot do some of the really cool things with commentaries and PIP that HDDVD can do, things that Lucas will be salivating to do. Add that to the fact that RIGHT NOW, HDDVD players are outselling BluRay players (the underwhelming PS3 included) 5 to 1, all of your inflated stats about disc sales will go away by Christmas. Remember this Christmas season. It's the season when XBOX360 will further undercut the PS3 and Toshiba will sell a million HDDVD players. Do y'all really want to hitch your trailer to the company that backed beta and minidisc? The company whose president claimed that idiot Americans would get two jobs to be able to afford his overrated gaming system, which is being outsold by both the XBOX360 and the Wii, which is like last year's tech? Sony always backs the more expensive technology, and even if it's better, time and time again history has proven that Americans go for the slightly inferior, though far cheaper tech. You guys are forgetting your history. Those who forget their history are doomed to repeat it. Sony loving retards. But it doesn't matter anyway... in 5 years, everything will be digital downloads.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    About fuckin' time...

    by JasonRance

    I've been waiting seven years for a respectable DVD release of this film. I love me some Blade Runner. This is one of those movies that from the beginning, grabs you by the balls and doesn't let go.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:05 p.m. CST

    *waits for the purists*

    by Bouncy X

    oooooo ET came up and they used footage from the re-release where ET's lips are CGI....i wonder how many fanboys are gonna bitch now..lol

  • June 20, 2007, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Blockbuster is dead, who gives a shit about them?

    by Richard Cranium

    And I couldn't be happier about their demise since they acted like such complete fucking douchebags when they controlled the rental market by doing things like refusing to carry NC17, hence forcing directors to recut their films to get them seen, refusing to carry letterboxed movies, and referring people to collection agencies for forgetting to pay 3 dollar late fees. Oh yes, I'm dancing on their grave big time. Fuck you, Blockbuster. See you in hell.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:18 p.m. CST

    If not Blade Runner, coud it be Aliens?

    by The Outlander

    Wasn't James Cameron talking about updateing the FX on one of his films (maybe Aliens).

  • June 20, 2007, 9:30 p.m. CST

    It is Blade Runner!

    by lost.rules

    Now, if 2001 the Final Cut came out....oh, wait. He's dead. No milking the franchise for Kubrick. Unlike some directors. I'm looking at you, George Lucas!

  • June 20, 2007, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Did Harrison Ford actually say....

    by Hockle

    ...when talking about Star Wars: "It was the first time we had really seen COMPUTER GENERATED SPECIAL F/X that had such power." huh?? Is he talking about a different Star Wars?

  • June 20, 2007, 9:35 p.m. CST

    HOTDOG THE MOVIE ON BLU-RAY! YES!!!!!!!

    by Orionsangels

    About time

  • June 20, 2007, 9:41 p.m. CST

    harrison ford

    by Bouncy X

    well its a stretch but maybe he was talking about the motion control cameras? because wasnt that technology created for that movie?

  • June 20, 2007, 9:45 p.m. CST

    FINALLY, "THE BISHOP OF BATTLE," AS IT WAS MEANT TO BE!

    by Pound Sand

    Right into your living room, Mr.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    GIVE ME URBAN COWBOY ON BLU-RAY, AND I'LL SING A TUNE!

    by Pound Sand

    "Love, look what'cha done to me!"

  • June 20, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Haven't seen the trailer yet

    by Bob of the Shire

    Did Harrison Ford record new interviews for this set? He hasn't talked about the film in fucking forever, it'd be rad if they finally coerced him into an interview or even, dare I dream, a commentary!

  • June 20, 2007, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Who the fuck picked this list???

    by nam0krut

    And Why isnt Scarface on here but Singing in the rain is??

  • June 20, 2007, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Because Scarface sucks

    by Diello

    And Singing in the Rain doesn't.

  • June 20, 2007, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Some better questions are...

    by Mouton

    Why is Schindler's List in the top 10 and since they've had 10 years to revise this list WHY IS FORREST GUMP STILL ON IT?!?!

  • June 20, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Citizzzzzen Kane for the pretentious dullards again #1

    by howaboutanicecupofgofuckyourself

    Yawn. You know, it's a pretty good film but fuck, enough already. It was a'ight. And where the fuck was Miller's Crossing??? Everyones a cunt except me.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    "The list is life"

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Hee hee. AFI put out a decent list. I mean it can't please everyone, but I felt it was a well rounded mix of films. <br> <br> But as the duderino says"That's like... your opinion man." <br> <br> Was Blade Runner on there?

  • June 20, 2007, 10:18 p.m. CST

    Schindler's List...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...is in the AFI Top 10 because Hollywood, who put out tonight's shameless 3 hour commercial for itself, is run by Jewish people and said film is so far the most popular commercial film about the Holocaust made by Hollywood's Jewish golden child Spielberg. And Forrest Gump is on the list and probably will be for some time because it's the film that put Hollywood's golden step-child Tom Hanks into the upper stratosphere of superstardom... Make no mistake, this annual AFI Top 100 list is Hollywood's way of making sure the world, or at least America, remembers and realizes how important its stars and celebrities and products are the very fabric of our lives...

  • June 20, 2007, 10:26 p.m. CST

    Chishu_Ryu: Well, obviously it's important to your life

    by chrth

    if you're posting on AICN, right? So AFI is doing it for you.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:30 p.m. CST

    The AFI List

    by Mister Mets

    The AFI list seems to be very influenced by the movies film scholars watch over and over again to study every detail. The Searchers is no longer considered racist and is now an indictment of racism, so it goes from 96 to 12 (Good fucking movie, but that's a mighty jump.) There's more interest in silent comedy, so the General (previously unranked)and Chaplain's big three films go up a few notches (City Lights went from 60-something to 11.) And because Vertigo's now accepted as Hitchcock's most revealing film it shoots up from 61 to #8. More people are studying Scorcese so Raging Bull goes from 24 to 4.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Blade Runner: Final Cut

    by Mister Mets

    That Blade Runner: Final Cut trailer seems pretty cool. I'm looking forward to seeing it in theaters. I bought the Directors Cut a few years ago for $7, so I can wait a bit before watching it on DVD.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    So This Blade Runner Commercial

    by Colier Rannd

    Anyone or everyone feel free to post it or the URL to it so us without tvs can see it please? Thanks. Oh and Singing In The Rain? F'in' Rocks!

  • June 20, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    LOTR

    by SwiftCrusader

    I didn't watch...did any of the Lord of the Rings movies make it in? If not, I declare shenanigans.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST

    The Blade Runner commercial definitely ruled.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I felt like it was like a time warp back on the first rerelease. Man I hope that plays in a theater. The little things added to the film don't seem distracting.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Duke of Hurl, I'm not "scared" by good Sci Fi...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    What I was clearly bitching about was the same thing all home video consumers are bitching about: this constant reissuing and reissuing and reissuing of films under dubious banners of "Director's cut" or "ultimate cut" all to simply bilk more money out of the consumer.<p>As I said, it's one thing to have a theatrical cut for BLADE RUNNER where certain choices might have been made (at the time) that Scott wanted to change, so he was a bit unhappy with it...it's one thing to even then have an International edition that's slightly different to skew to foreign tastes...but by the time you get around to doing a so-called "Director's Cut", by pure definition I'm expecting THAT to be it.<p>But give me a fucking break here. The idea that you then had a "Director's Cut" which now has to be recut again because now the Director is saying the Director's cut wasn't what he wanted has to be the point we've truly reached Mystery Science Theater 3000 levels of comical lunacy.<p>And I know, I know...no one's forcing me to buy it, blah, blah, blah. But that doesn't change the core point that this whole reissuing and "yet another all-new cut!" crap has become a true pox on the home video market.<p>Of course my favorite one of all still has to be Oliver Stone with ALEXANDER the theatrical edition...versus ALEXANDER: The Director's Cut...versus ALEXANDER: The Extended Edition. What I loved was that the Director's cut was shorter than the actual release, yet then the studio tosses out the Extended Edition which really should have been called the "Hey, we never recouped all of our money on this crap film, so here's all the other film stock we had left in the can, which we were hoping someone out there would be so hard up to see that they'd toss a few more bucks our way" Cut.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:40 p.m. CST

    Yes the first LOTR made it.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    It was cool seeing Scorcese talk about it.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    And this AFI list was a joke from the start...

    by Big Dumb Ape

    I mean give me a break! You're telling me that BEN HUR, an all-time classic in epic filmmaking AND winner of the most Oscars till TITANIC came along, comes in BEHIND dated and heavy-handed ham like "Do the Right Thing" or "The Sixth Sense" -- which, sure, was a fun film, but let's face it, the only thing really memorable about Sixth Sense was the story hook (which quite a few of us figured out pretty damn early anyways) and once you get past that it really is just an "okay" film. But come on! Neither of those were better than fucking BEN HUR. We're talking Chuck and Chariots here!!!

  • June 20, 2007, 10:41 p.m. CST

    chrth

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Being a filmmaker myself, I admit interest in the whole affair and some of the 100 films are my all-time favs like works of Billy Wilder, Frank Capra, Scorsese, and Hitchcock, but it's still Hollywood selfless self-promoting. For instance, why aren't independent films on the list? Where is the work of John Cassavetes (I didn't see the whole show, just the top 20, so I take it back if he was somewhere on there), one of the first to work outside the system. And isn't working outside the system a big part of American filmmaking today? Not as AFI sees it. They are Hollywood, and to them, only films made within the studio system count. As I said, shameless self-promoting...

  • June 20, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Morgan Freeman hosted, so does that mean...

    by Canada's King

    ...that The Shawshank Redemption made it on there some where? And what was Pulp Fiction ranked?

  • June 20, 2007, 10:45 p.m. CST

    Saving Private Ryan...

    by UGABugKiller

    ... Should be in everyone's top-10. So should The Lord of the Rings. And the fuck is The Lord of the Rings only No. 50? Someone needs to be shot because of this injustice to the great and true trilogy (fuck you, Kevin Smith... I'm kidding Kevin, I love you and forgive you for Jersey Girl).

  • June 20, 2007, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I'll say one thing... that list makes me want

    by kikuchiyoboy

    to just sit in fron of my TV and vedge out. I'm trying to finish some work but now I feel like watching Hitchcock or some 3 strip film.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:51 p.m. CST

    Clint Mansell's The Fountain score

    by Big Pana

    a piece from the score was used throughout the commercial, pretty sweet.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Wait...

    by UGABugKiller

    ... Ben-Hur was ranked BEHIND Do the Right Thing? WTF!!! Hollywood must fucking pay. You know who's fault that is, right? Fuck you, Michael Moore for your lack of ethics in using editing tricks to make Charlton Heston look bad in your joke of a "fictionmentary" Bowling for Columbine. Because of that, Charlton Heston, and everything he's been in, has been shit upon by the Hollywood elite. Ben-Hur was film-making genius, and Spike Lee couldn't carry Charlton Heston's jock.

  • June 20, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    The purpose of these lists is to spark debate.

    by Bubba Gillman

    Mission accomplished, AFI! And Jaws should have been much higher on the list.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:03 p.m. CST

    didn't joanna cassidy say she reshot

    by slder78

    some stuff for blade runner? How they could possibly match that shoot with something made over 20 years ago is beyond me. but it's ridley scott so i'll eat whatever he's serving.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Do The Right Thing...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    ...is the first popular American film made by an African-American filmmaker that deals directly with the issue of racism. Spike Lee and his film's popularity consequently opened the Hollywood door for other black filmmakers, like John Singleton, to make Hollywood-backed films about the American black experience. While Ben Hur is truly epic in scope and production, it didn't change the Hollywood movie making landscape the way Do The Right Thing did, regardless of whether or not you like Spike Lee or his movies.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    bullshit list...

    by keyserSOZE

    some HUGE fucking changes to the list...including Casablanca, which is the greatest movie EVER, falling to #3. unbelievable. who fucking made this bullshit list?

  • June 20, 2007, 11:12 p.m. CST

    chishu, wassup

    by VaderSabre

    as far as the balloting for this list goes, the afi had certain criteria to be met -- specifically that the films be american, have received critical recognition, be major award winners, their popularity over time, the historical significance, and the cultural impact. fom there, we were given 400 films to choose from and could pick our 5 faves.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:18 p.m. CST

    better not be blade runner

    by boardbrtn

    that movie's overrated.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Bubba Gillman

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Do you really think the AFI, which though listed as independent and non-profit is really run by Hollywood, had soley the noble and non-profit purpose of intellectual debate as its agenda? Put it this way, the real commercial tonight during the three hour special was the three hour special itself...

  • June 20, 2007, 11:19 p.m. CST

    bobo_vision

    by SPACEHUNTER3-D

    good call

  • June 20, 2007, 11:20 p.m. CST

    I like Spike Lee...

    by UGABugKiller

    ... In fact, the 25th Hour is one of my all-time favorites. But Do the Right Thing is nowhere close to being better than Ben-Hur. Most of the movies on this list aren't better movies than Ben-Hur. Ben-Hur is royalty. And yes, you can bet your ass that a movie like Ben-Hur being rated so low is due to how the Hollywood crowd feel about Heston and his movies. Also, The Searchers should have been top-10. That movie continues to get robbed. It was robbed on Oscar night, as it was robbed here. Citizen Kane is overrated. The Godfather should have been No. 1 followed by Casablanca. Citizen Kane maybe makes the top-5.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:29 p.m. CST

    expert40

    by Chishu_Ryu

    I admit I'm not an AFI expert, I just know generally what they're about, but I believe this list was about the 100 GREATEST, not BEST, American films. "Best" is more of a subjective thing, whereas "Greatest" can mean certain criteria were used, such as what VaderSabre said above. You can argue all night what you think Spike Lee's best film is, but his greates film is probably Do The Right Thing.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:30 p.m. CST

    And by the way...

    by UGABugKiller

    ... Titanic being on this list at all is a travesty of epic proportions. That movie is a piece of shit, and replaced The Greatest Show on Earth as the worst picture to ever win Best Picture at the Oscars. But I'll let y'all argue those points, I have school in the morning. Peace out, bitches!

  • June 20, 2007, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Chishu...

    by UGABugKiller

    ... I concede your point, and agree. But the poignancy of 25th Hour... the emotion. Spike Lee has grown so much as a director since Do the Right Thing. Think of it this way: How much better would The Color Purple have been if Spielburg directed it AFTER directing Schindler's List. I know it's subjective, but 25th Hour is great filmaking but a mature director. Also... Apocalypse Now a better film than The Godfather Part II? PLEASE! And now I say goodnight!

  • June 20, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST

    IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE WE CAN SEE THIS COMMERCIAL ONLINE

    by wackybantha

    ...PLEASE LET US ALL KNOW. THANKS FELLOW REPLICANTS.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:41 p.m. CST

    that's when the . . twin . . turbos . . kicked . . in

    by aboriginal

    I saw the "Director's Cut" in LA back in '92 and was quick to find out that it was BS - good, but BS as far as DC's go. This, this is the stuff and true to the absolute anal retentive director that is Ridley Scott. Damn, I wanna have his baby.

  • June 20, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    shit, i didn't see it. can someone tell me where ...

    by Lamerz

    Last Action Hero placed on the list???

  • June 20, 2007, 11:48 p.m. CST

    Was Blade Runner announced for Blu-Ray?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    In the commercial? As far as I know, Blade Runner is only being released hi-def on HD-DVD in October...

  • June 20, 2007, 11:50 p.m. CST

    Was Blade Runner announced for Blu-Ray?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    In the commercial? As far as I know, Blade Runner is only being released for Hi-Def in HD-DVD this October...

  • June 20, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Seriously, though, did Die Hard appear on the list?

    by Lamerz

    If not,fuck AFI. Die Hard is a classic American film. Just about as perfect a modern action film can be. <P>Yippee Ki Yay, Motherfucker!

  • June 20, 2007, 11:56 p.m. CST

    They actually just gave a release date.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    I believe it was fall. They didn't specify DVD or HD. Unless I missed it.

  • June 21, 2007, midnight CST

    On Citizen Kane...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Hollywood likes its idea movies. It makes them feel like they're doing something greater than just entertaining the masses with popcorn fare. (It's probably the reason the studios backed Martin Scorsese's films for so long between his once in a blue moon moneymaker before he went all Leo DiCaprio on us) That said, Citizen Kane is the greatest Hollywood "idea" movie of all time. From the opening frame to the last, every shot, every scene boasts an idea or metaphor beyond the actual story or characters in the film. That's why it's consistently voted #1 movie of all time.

  • June 21, 2007, midnight CST

    by wash

    by LeviDTinker

    Army of Darkness is allready on HDDVD.<br> So part of the evil dead trilogy allready is on HDDVD.<br> Trader Groucho 2: blockbusters president also said in that same report<br> that if patron demand warrented it, they would definately offer hddvd in more retail locations as well.<br> keep in mind there blu ray support is ONLY in 1400 or so locations. <br>and its implied that the reason why bluray is doing well there is because of ps3 users renting them<br> personally this doesnt affect me as i dont rent,<br> why rent when you can own it for a little more<br> <br> heres something else on a slightly differnet matter but worth mentioning,<br> it seems that the weinstien company holds the home video distribution rights to kill bill not buena vista, <br>so guess what will most likely be comming to HDVDVD (NOT BLURAY) this november<br> around the same time it hits standard dvd kill bill the whole bloody afaiR

  • June 21, 2007, 12:01 a.m. CST

    Space Truckers!!

    by Det. John Kimble

    Yeehaw!

  • June 21, 2007, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Citizen Kane also...

    by Freakemovie

    was the best to use some burgeoning film techniques and innovations at the time -- the flashback structure, the overlapping dialogue, and so on.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:11 a.m. CST

    You Can Watch the Trailer at this youtube Link...

    by lostdork815

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vOsSvkbRjA

  • June 21, 2007, 12:15 a.m. CST

    Vertigo's way too high

    by Freakemovie

    That was the most blaring thing for me. I saw it last year for the first time; it had some great moments that were hidden in between tortuously long shots of Jimmy Stewart driving. I know the pace was slower back then, but that was slow even for its time; Psycho is paced brilliantly and deserved to be higher. Also, that scene in Vertigo after Stewart meets Novak again, and she goes into her room and writes him a letter explaining the entire plot of the movie - maybe the clumsiest exposition I've ever seen. It has a brilliant ending, and I'm not saying it's a bad movie, just nowhere near top 10 material. Psycho's better and North by Northwest, while certainly not as heavy, is more entertaining.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:23 a.m. CST

    Oh come on!!!! Tootsie over Saving Private Ryan?!?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    Now you're telling me that TOOTSIE ranks higher than SAVING PRIVATE RYAN? For crying out loud, it was a travesty enough when RYAN lost the Best Picture Oscar to a truly worthless and insignificant piece of fluff film like SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, but how the fuck -- even taking into account "impact on society" and bullshit like that -- does frickin' TOOTSIE rank as a better film than SPR? For crying out loud, RYAN reintroduced the "greatest generation" yet again to the world and was a fitting tribute to those who served and had an emotional impact on anyone who's ever served or known someone who's served AND, as a result of that, it even played a part in helping to finally get the WWII memorial pushed through Congress and built.<p>Riiiiight. All that versus Dustin Hoffman in drag? Are you fucking kidding me?!?

  • June 21, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    What's with the sepia-tone on dead people?

    by WONKABAR

    It's fucking retarted

  • June 21, 2007, 12:28 a.m. CST

    Wait, now I'm more pissed. RAIDERS is only 66?

    by Big Dumb Ape

    How the hell the single greatest adventure movie of all time -- well, that is aside from THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD with Errol Flynn (which is one of those rare things I actually agree with Harry on) or STAR WARS (which I think of as being more Sci Fi than adventure) -- gets pushed all the way down to 66 is the very definition of "lameness."

  • June 21, 2007, 12:30 a.m. CST

    Blockbuster going with BLU-RAY...

    by siouxfire

    ...and Universal are the only studio going HD-Dvd only and being Bladerunner is Warner Brothers, it's going to be on Blu-ray. READ HERE: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6762621.stm

  • June 21, 2007, 12:33 a.m. CST

    Vertigo...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Freake, if you only saw Vertigo for the first time last year, then maybe you're unaware of Vertigo's place in "The Master's" lexicon of movies. Vertigo is consistently considered his greatest film by any critic, film scholar, or Hitchcock expert. The great documentary filmmaker Chris Marker made a film about Vertigo and its apparent cyclicle theme of time. Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, which was a "re-make" of Marker's La Jetee also was inspired by Vertigo. Of all Hitchcock's films, any moviemaker will tell you that Vertigo had the biggest influence on them. Thematically, it's one of the earliest popular American movies to deal with the dark side of love and obsession. It was Hitchcock's personal favorite. As I argued above in another post, you can argue all night what your favorite Hitchcock movie is, but based on AFI's criteria, Vertigo is his greatest.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:36 a.m. CST

    The commercial DOES say it'll be on Blue-Ray

    by Big Dumb Ape

    On the BLADE RUNNER commercial, the final fade to black card says "Coming Fall 2007", and then across the bottom, left to right, it says DVD...HD DVD...Blu-Ray.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    SW isn't sci-fi....

    by DarthDooku

    It's fantasy, and it deserved a higher place on the list!

  • June 21, 2007, 12:48 a.m. CST

    My problem with this version of the AFI list...

    by PDepew2181

    ...is that it kept getting billed as the "10th Anniversary Edition" when their original list came out 9 years ago. Tee hee. Seriously, however, in addition to being peeved about Tootsie (good movie, but overrated) ranking ahead of Saving Private Ryan, Titanic still getting recognized ahead of L.A. Confidential, and City Lights being up so high (the most overrated Chaplin, I think almost all of his other classics are better), my biggest problem with this was the complete drop-off of The Third Man, Fantasia, and The Manchurian Candidate. Oh, and that no one outside of the hardcore fans realize that The Empire Strikes Back is better than Star Wars. That whole "culturally significant" criteria that gives so many of these movies a free pass in a lot of ways, though it didn't work for The Jazz Singer and Rebel Without a Cause this time around. I had seen 322 of the 400 nominated films, and made up my own list, which I already realized needs to be looked at again, but still. This list was definitely surprising in some respects. I couldn't believe The General being so high since it wasn't ranked the first time. I couldn't believe how high The Searchers jumped either. Knowing where it had been ranked originally, once they got past Shane somewhere in the 40's (too high, in my opinion), I figured The Searchers had been dropped. On this list, there are still 5 I have not seen, those being Intolerance, Cabaret, Nashville, Swing Time and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? I've been dreading to watch Woolf and Cabaret for awhile, but they're all atop my Netflix list now. Also, to the person who complained about only 1 post-2000 released movie on the list. Well, that's the way it is. Look back at the original list of 100 and there were only about 10-15 from post-1980! Some of those movies, including Dances With Wolves, Fargo, and Amadeus went unranked this time. I think that for any movie to be properly judged along with the best of all time, at least 10 years needs to elapse, and maybe even 20. It's all a big debate, anyway, everyone has their own preferences. P.S. The Graduate is a good movie, but it's vastly overrated and doesn't hold up well anymore, just like other good, but overrated movies like Easy Rider, American Graffiti, and, to a certain extent, Gone With the Wind.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:51 a.m. CST

    Addressing the "multiple cut" issue....

    by MrScratch0753

    ....anyone who does more than a cursory amount of research on this particular piece of film history KNOWS that NOT ONE of the cuts (workprint, theatrical, international, video, 10th anniversary, "director's" cut) was actually CUT and FINISHED and APPROVED by Ridley himself (not that everyone agrees on whether this is a BAD thing, btw) maybe on or two, but NEVER all three....in each case, he was rushed, hounded, browbeated or simply exhausted enough to accuiesce and release each version that came out.....finally, after all these years, we will see the BR version of the autodoc, the dancing geisha girls with hockey masks, proper wire removal, continuity glitches (that a 4 year old wopuld have repaired, if not for studio money-saving and politics) fixed, the CHOICE of narration or no, and just maybe even a unicorn shot (conflicted about the scene as I am) that WAS ACTUALLY SHOT FOR THE FILM (instead of for "legend") !!!!! wienerPenis, I did notice a few new bits....the aforementioned Hockey Geishas, that looks to actually be Joanna Cassiday in the Esper-retouched photo and window-crash bits...not to mention some nice wire-removal and matte-retouching... AT LAST< A COPY OF MY FAVOURITE FLICK WITH A PICTURE NOT PORTED OR SULLIED BY MACROVISION!! .....time...to die.... :)

  • June 21, 2007, 12:53 a.m. CST

    Actually, Shadow of a Doubt

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    Was Hitch's favorite. And I personally liked Shadow of a Doubt, Psycho, Rear Window, Suspicion and North by Northwest all more than Vertigo.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:55 a.m. CST

    ugh...that would've sounded better, I'm sure...

    by MrScratch0753

    ...if not for all the TYPOS!!!! btw....for the record? C. KANE, whuile an astounding technical achievement featuring some of the best acting of a generation, is EXTREMELY over-rated, not to mention the fact that it contains a plot-hole big enough to drive a truck though..... ....if the whole point is that Charles Foster Kane died alone.....HOW THE HELL DOES ANYONE KNOW THAT HIS LAST WORD WAS "ROSEBUD"????????? I mean, SERIOUSLY???? A 2-second shot of a butler listening at the door would've fixed it!! The whole movie hinges on a mystery that NO-ONE COULD POSSIBLY EVEN KNOW ABOUT!!!!!! ....UGH.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:05 a.m. CST

    Tootsie over Private Ryan...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    While Saving Private Ryan was a nice (okay, great?) tribute to our WWII veterans and also a riveting piece of moviemaking, it didn't have the cultural impact Tootsie had at its time. Tootsie crossed gender and cultural boundaries like no other popular American movie had since Wilder's Some Like It Hot. And as for Ryan's recreation of landing Normandy Beach on D-Day, the idea of recreating tragic or enormous historical events to such a scale was not really new. Titanic was really the first to do it in a recent movie, in fact, Titanic was probably the first popular American movie to do it on such a scale since Gone With The Wind. Yes, Titanic is definitely the modern Gone With The Wind, though not as good a film, which accounts for its place on the AFI list.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:07 a.m. CST

    Blade Runner is not overrated.

    by jimmy rabbitte

    It is actually one of the most ripped off sci-fi films in terms of atmosphere and tone. The current incarnation of Battlestar Galactica owes it's whole life to Blade Runner. And that's not a put down; Eick and Moore have even said they were going after the tone and feel of Blade Runner on BSG. It's an especially great film to view rainy day.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:08 a.m. CST

    AMERICAN Film Institute

    by jimmy_009

    Why would they rank foreign films? Duh.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Shadow of a Doubt

    by Chishu_Ryu

    I'd check your Hitchcock reference and history books, Birdys. Hitchcock has stated repeatedly that Vertigo was his personal favorite of any film he ever made. One reason is that of all his films, Vertigo was his most personal and emotional.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:27 a.m. CST

    Just Going By the Official Word

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    On the DVD. And any articles that have referenced Shadow of a Doubt. Ever.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:36 a.m. CST

    oh lordy.

    by frankenfickle

    BR final cut + i get my kids through college = die hapy

  • June 21, 2007, 1:37 a.m. CST

    Blade Runner is a little overated

    by Neo Zeed

    It's a triumph of visual design but the story is lacking. Not a bad story, but not that great either. I LOVE it, but nowadays people talk about like it's not flawed (as if they need it to be all around perfect before they can rep it.)

  • June 21, 2007, 1:46 a.m. CST

    Shadow of a Doubt

    by Chishu_Ryu

    A quick scan of the internet shows that all articles I've seen do state that "Shadow of a Doubt" was his favorite. I do know that "Vertigo" was not popular with the public at its time of release. Nevertheless, Hitchcock did state that Vertigo was his most personal film (perhaps I confused that with personal favorite) ever. He transcribed his own inner fears and obsessions and persona into the character of Jimmy Stewart's Scotty.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Umm...okay

    by Mattyboy122

    Citizen Kane deserves its spot, bitches. Its out of this world. Blade Runner isn't overrated; it's masterful. Maybe the best film of the last 25 years. And Hitchcock said his favorite of his own films was Shadow of a Doubt. Don't believe me? Those words came straight out of his daughter's mouth. Oh yeah, Titanic shouldn't be on the list (or Sixth Sense), Raiders should be higher, Star Wars IS better than Empire (it works better as a stand-alone film, contains many more iconic moments, though Empire does have that cliffhanger ending going for it). Nice to see big jumps for Raging Bull, City Lights and The Searchers. Oh, and expert40, you're wrong on so many points, it's pretty ridiculous. Blu-Ray sales are NOT inflated by video game sales (the numbers count only films on Blu-Ray), and the PS3 has outsold any and all HD-DVD players and continue to do so. Where you got the idea that there are more HD-DVD players in homes than PS3s, I donno. More HD-DVD players than stand-alone Blu-Ray players? Definitely. But if you count the PS3, the numbers shift completely in favor of Blu-Ray. Anyway, check your facts next time, bub.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:50 a.m. CST

    Yeah, Vertigo

    by Mattyboy122

    Is most definitely Hitchcock's most personal flick. I don't think it's his best (of those I've seen, that is), but it's definitely his most personal. I prefer Rear Window.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Oh

    by Mattyboy122

    And I hope I didn't open up a format war can of worms (well, expert40 did that, technically), I was just correcting the guy on some of his facts. Here's hoping this talkback stays on topic.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:58 a.m. CST

    FARGO

    by The Real MiraJeff

    Excuse me, AFI, but WHERE THE FUCK DID FARGO GO go go go go....?!?!?

  • June 21, 2007, 2:11 a.m. CST

    Fargo

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Maybe the AFI folks have picked up on the fact that the Coen Brothers portray all the people in their films like caricaturized cartoons. Humanity is a big part of what makes a great movie, and the Coens treat humanity like a Warner Brothers cartoon. Perhaps this time around, the Coens' biting humor and irony isn't enough to keep them on the list...

  • June 21, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    TRAVESTY!

    by Interficium

    I see that Red Dawn has been passed up by American Film Institute once again.

  • June 21, 2007, 2:40 a.m. CST

    Where was Roadhouse?

    by WONKABAR

    Oh, in case you missed it like I did http://tinyurl.com/3bwmqc

  • June 21, 2007, 2:54 a.m. CST

    what am I supposed to comment on

    by kirttawesomio

    again. boobs?

  • June 21, 2007, 3:20 a.m. CST

    PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    oh my god i cant fuckin wait

  • June 21, 2007, 4:31 a.m. CST

    Yes Poster Interficium At 2:17:00 Am ......... Red Dawn

    by Red Dawn Don

    Yes Red Dawn (1984) was overlooked once again. However as Radio Free America says "the chair is against the wall, the chair is against the wall", "John has a long mustache, John has a long mustache". I know you are joking. I am not even sure if Red Dawn would be in the top 100, even if only considering movies released in 1984 alone. It is campy but not that good.

  • June 21, 2007, 4:33 a.m. CST

    I cannot stay awake during blade runner

    by s0nicdeathmonkey

    I've tried to watch it probably 6 times, but I fall asleep. I donno why, but it just bores me so much.

  • June 21, 2007, 4:48 a.m. CST

    Do Not Watch This AFI Show ....................... Wait

    by Red Dawn Don

    Wait for the DIRECTOR'S CUT to come out on the "HD-DVD---BLU-ME" version.

  • June 21, 2007, 4:51 a.m. CST

    Above Comment Is ............................. Censored

    by Red Dawn Don

    HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

  • June 21, 2007, 4:54 a.m. CST

    Megaforce!

    by Dingbatty

    How low can you go? Krull?

  • June 21, 2007, 5 a.m. CST

    Steel Dawn?

    by Dingbatty

    Yeah, that is definately worse.

  • June 21, 2007, 6:21 a.m. CST

    AFI Top 100 ................................. Who Votes

    by Red Dawn Don

    From an EONLINE story ["A jury of 1,500 actors, critics and film historians chose their favorites from a ballot containing 400 films, including 43 titles that only became eligible since the first list was made. Five write-ins were allowed per ballot."] The up to five write-ins would be for movies not listed in the 400 AFI provided choices to get each voters top 100.

  • June 21, 2007, 7:23 a.m. CST

    Hardware!!

    by nam0krut

    Now theres a bad sci fi flick! the only saving grace being the hot shower sex scene and the robot LSD scene

  • June 21, 2007, 7:28 a.m. CST

    i don't care

    by Mr Gorilla

    blade runner is over-rated anyway

  • June 21, 2007, 8:25 a.m. CST

    EARTH VS THE SPIDER

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 21, 2007, 8:48 a.m. CST

    TITANIC, BITCHES...

    by Pennsy

    11 Oscars. Scoreboard, as Jim Rome would say. Should have swept, but they gave best actress to the only American in the field that year (Helen freakin' Hunt). I think it's going to be top of the alltime boxoffice heap for a while, since these summer epics now are poised to make all their money in the first weekend, then drop off 55-65% in its next and they run out of steam. Don't think we'll ever see again a film which was #1 at the boxoffice for 3 *months* in a row.

  • June 21, 2007, 8:55 a.m. CST

    THE LAST STARFIGHTER!!!!

    by jhpiii

    cAN'T WAIT...WEAHHH

  • June 21, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    LEONARD PART 6

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    hmmmmm

  • June 21, 2007, 8:57 a.m. CST

    Blade Runner is FAR from overrated.

    by kikuchiyoboy

    It's the big little film that could.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:01 a.m. CST

    It is funny that they'll change the list every 10 years

    by kikuchiyoboy

    Can't wait till the day" Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" finally makes it into the mix.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:10 a.m. CST

    BR AND AFI

    by Icky Thump

    Blade Runner is not over-rated. Its love is more on a cult level and always has been - Ebert even ripped it a new one when he first reviewed it (He since has changed his opinion on it slightly). On the AFI list, one thing that stod out for me is Saving Private Ryan being on there and the movie that (somehow) beat it at the Oscars (Shakespeare in Love) was not on it. A very telling thing.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    Will Ford's narration be in this Blade Runner?

    by Chishu_Ryu

    I always liked his narration, it gave the feel of an old detective tale. They removed it in the later DVD Director's Cut editions.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:14 a.m. CST

    IT'S BLADE RUNNER!!!

    by TheLawyerKobayashi

    FINAL CUT!!!! BITCHES!!!

  • June 21, 2007, 9:17 a.m. CST

    B R !!!!!!

    by Icky Thump

    I am VERY excited. Blade Runner is in my top 10 list of favorite flicks. There, I said it.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Is there a mac friendly place to download the list?

    by kikuchiyoboy

    <br>

  • June 21, 2007, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Blade Runner Trailer?

    by Icky Thump

    Where is the link for the new trailer hiding? Also did anyone see this? http://www.cyberpunkreview.com/movie/upcoming-movies/blade-runner-final-cut-its-the-unicorn/

  • June 21, 2007, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I saw a fucking unicorn for shit's sake

    by Stuntcock Mike

    The Final Cut? Please put the narration back in.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Blade Runner

    by filmdude68

    A SciFi CLASSIC! Fargo off the List and Toy Story on it?? what the F**K!!!

  • June 21, 2007, 9:59 a.m. CST

    It's the special edition of IMPOSTOR

    by Billy Goat

    with 72 more minutes of genetic cyborgs with bombs in their ribcages.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:10 a.m. CST

    CAPTAIN EO: NOW WITH 50% MORE MOLESTATION!

    by uss cygnus

    Coppola's Masterpiece is now YOURS to own!

  • June 21, 2007, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Thumb Wars: Special Edition

    by Ultron ver 2.0

    with 25% more girl-giggles, 10% more Yoda puppet, and an extra 22 minutes of Ooby Doo Benoobi

  • June 21, 2007, 10:16 a.m. CST

    THE SHADOW: ALEC BALDWIN VOICEMAIL UNCENSORED CUT

    by uss cygnus

    "You are a rude, thoughtless little PIG, Shewan Khan!"

  • June 21, 2007, 10:19 a.m. CST

    THE PHANTOM: SLAM EVIL IN BILLY ZANE'S ASS EDITION

    by uss cygnus

    Catherine Zeta Jones now opens the film with a tapping rendition of "Anything Goes" in Mandarin Chinese.

  • June 21, 2007, 11 a.m. CST

    Chishu_Ryu

    by Birdys Piano Teacher

    Yeah, I wasn't dissing it. I know that it's been very influential and I've read that it was his most personal and that he was upset at how it was received by the public; it's just not one of my favorites. But at least half of Hitchcock's films could be in the top 100. :)

  • June 21, 2007, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Shadow, Phantom...

    by Chishu_Ryu

    Wow, forgot about those. There have been some pretty bad comic movies made...

  • June 21, 2007, 11:15 a.m. CST

    My Hope

    by Henri Blanche

    Well, Blade Runner seems logical but I'm hoping for 2001. The movie was rereleased to the theaters during the movie's 30th anniversary. "Although studio executive Barry Reardon wanted to add digital effects to the film, plus some of the footage cut out of the original release, this idea was rejected by Kubrick, who completed supervision of the film’s digital remastering before his death in March 1999." Needless to say, it HAS to be one of the Sci-Fi films on this list.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:37 a.m. CST

    Blade Runner....

    by Vunnyside

    sorry to interject my opinion, but this movie is very boring and doesn't bring anything new to the bleak futuristic movie genre. Also Ford is not good in this movie. I've fallen asleep everytime i've tried to watch it. I dont know why it is so beloved by fans, but whatever. Also I am very glad Citizen Kane is on top of the list, it is the greatest movie of all time. There are more modern movies that have a better story, but for the time what Welles and company were able to do was amazing. I suggest renting Kane instead of watching Blade Runner for the 10th time. Thanks for your time.

  • June 21, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    youtube link for trailer

    by lostdork815

    i posted it earlier, but just in case you didn't get it, here is the link for the trailer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vOsSvkbRjA

  • June 21, 2007, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Screencaps of where the new footage is in the trailer

    by Brendon

    I put screencaps from the new/heavily augmented shots on film ick: http://tinyurl.com/2sjb95

  • June 21, 2007, 12:16 p.m. CST

    should have been FREEJACK

    by the_man_from_Rio

    "i was like, Emiiilio...the mighty duck himself, man" Now THAT was a classic sci-fi masterpiece...

  • June 21, 2007, 12:25 p.m. CST

    At least THE SEARCHERS made the top 20!

    by Tacom

    I checked. Last time it was #96. Now it's #12!

  • June 21, 2007, 1:03 p.m. CST

    LOST DORK?

    by Icky Thump

    your linky no worky. and Henri - um, the movie was Blade Runner, so hope for 2001 is kind of moot at this point. Sorry and Vunnyside - get some taste. Thanks for YOUR time, you are dumb.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:07 p.m. CST

    What was the topic of this forum? hehe

    by tylermo

    How about Yor, Hunter from the Future? I remember watching that on my neighbor's "video"disc player. Seems like he had the same three movies...Yor, Just one of the Guys, and Return of the Jedi. You pick the good one out of those three. And, I'm definately with you Black Hole, Spacehunter, Flash Gordon, and Battle Beyond the Stars fanatics. Remember (in Battle Beyond) the council's reluctance to let Shad(Richard Thomas)take the boob-ship, Nell to take the evil nemesis. "He's just a boy!" and the next line should have been, "Yes, John Boy!" Those were the days. Not sure how I feel about another version of Bladerunner, but any chance to see the dvd quality improved sound and picture-wise would be great. And, I definately want to see it on the big screen. Seeing Wrath of Khan and Raiders was okay with mom, but I'm sure Bladerunner wouldn't have been at age 11 and a half. hehe

  • June 21, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Blade Runner "brought nothing new"???

    by ScamsAndFlams

    Just because you watch Blade Runner in the summer of 2005 on your 15th birthday doesn't mean that it only entered existence on that day. We are not living in a Vunnyside-centric planetary system, last I checked. Get a fucking clue.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Metalstorm: The Destruction Of Jared Syn

    by uss cygnus

    Featuring Richard "Bull" Moll.

  • June 21, 2007, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Shadow of A Doubt is Hitchcock's faborite

    by Lovecraftfan

    Also does anybody like Touch Of Evil better than Citizen Kane. Far more interesting film.

  • June 21, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    Format Wars

    by C00L DUD3

    "...If both [Star Wars and LOTR] get released on the same format, it's all over..." QFT!!!

  • June 21, 2007, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Fimmakers should copy Blade Runner's look more

    by Neo Zeed

    instead of just taking a piece here and there. If a movie looked like Blade Runner's world with a better script maybe we wouldn't be salivating over a movie recut 3X already. Remember directors.... Cyberpunk is a genre, it's ok to rip off the look of Blade Runner! On a side note, Judge Dredd (yes I know bad the movie is) was the closest live action wise to Blade Runner's look. Not BSG, Serenity, Children of Men, Batman Begins, or any other "acclaimed" films claiming influence. Judge "fucking" Dredd. After Judge Dredd, it's Hardware and Natural City (also don't forget that BR rip off show Total Recall 2070).

  • June 21, 2007, 2:37 p.m. CST

    instead of Judge Dread

    by Icky Thump

    how about, DARK CITY much better film which I think is much like BR than silly ol Judge Dread.

  • June 21, 2007, 2:55 p.m. CST

    Dark City

    by Neo Zeed

    AWESOME set design but not futuristic like Judge Dredd or BR. BTW I'm judging off of visuals alone, so I don't feel bad repping Judge Dredd.

  • June 21, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    Metal Storm, aaaaand Space Raiders!

    by tylermo

    I definately saw Spacehunter at the theater, and may have seen Metal Storm on the big screen as well. Wasn't it also 3-D? And, who can forget the Corman borrowed ships, effects, etc in his Battle Beyond followup....Space Raiders! And,kudos to whoever mentioned Robot Jox! I guess we never had to worry about the lack of a good Battletech Mechwarrior movie after that was released to VHS. Uugghh. I was old enough to realize that movie was sh*t. Not even good cheese. As for people mentioning 2001...it's supposed to be released again on dvd(I think). I think it will include documentaries, features, etc. I don't mind re-purchasing if it does. That movie sorely needs special features.

  • June 21, 2007, 4:54 p.m. CST

    They Live

    by chi3fhog

    In HD with 15 minutes of additional Piper/Keith fight footage viewable from multiple angles.

  • June 21, 2007, 5 p.m. CST

    Mr tylermo

    by Felstorm

    I too saw Spacehunter in 3D at the cinema, starring Maggie Ringwold? And Bruce Boxlietier? Anyway I remember comming out with a splitting headache cos of those bloddy glasses. On a differnt subject, but a similar timelime.. does anyone remember a double feature of a film called 'Laserblast' and a Lee Majours film called 'The Norsemen'? They were of course pretty dire, just wanted to know if any other poor sods experienced that travesty.

  • June 21, 2007, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Where the bloody hell

    by Felstorm

    is this clip of Blade Runner? Or is my chain beeing yanked?

  • June 21, 2007, 5:30 p.m. CST

    Ghostbusters?

    by Orion Pax

    I hope it's Ghostbusters. New bits with The Murray® and Ackroyd? Fill my cup wit' that!

  • June 21, 2007, 5:45 p.m. CST

    AFI's list sucks.

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Unforgiven ranked higher than The Wild Bunch? John Wayne movies? Full Metal Jacket nowhere to be seen? Get the fuck out of here. The only way this list could be any sillier is if they made a FOX tv show out of it and they let viewers call in to vote for their favorite movies every week. I'd watch though, if Adrianna Costa was the host. "Sorry, Citizen Kane, the American viewers have spoken. You're going home tonight...okay, everybody, don't forget to watch next week when we find out what the best movie ever made is...E.T. or Forrest Gump!"

  • June 21, 2007, 9:40 p.m. CST

    I wish it was Forbidden Planet

    by HumanEnhancement

    Damn great movie. I wonder what an "enhanced sfx" edition would look like, a la the new episodes of classic Trek. A new Altair IV, new Krell machines... But Blade Runner? It's sufficient as-is. They're not going to significantly improve the film any. Leave it be.

  • June 21, 2007, 9:53 p.m. CST

    Laurel and Hardy?

    by thegreatwhatzit

    I arrived late. I'm elated that DUCK SOUP qualified but did Laurel and Hardy's SONS OF THE DESERT make the cut? If not, the AFI really blows.

  • June 21, 2007, 10:39 p.m. CST

    RE: Blade Runner - "doesn't bring anything new..."

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Who the hell is Vunnyside? Could he have made a more ludicrous statement? Have him escorted out of here immediately please.

  • June 21, 2007, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Would rather see....

    by jimmy_009

    ...Treasure of the Sierra Madre ranked over Maltese Falcon. And African Queen dropped too far. Of course everyone agrees Forrest Gump shouldn't even be on the list. The movie just doesn't hold up that well. Dump Sophie's Choice, Sixth Sense, and Titanic all together, and drop West Side Story by about 20 spots.

  • June 22, 2007, 4:10 a.m. CST

    Dump Saving Private Ryan while you're at it.

    by Pops Freshemeyer

    Why? Because it's only a great film for the first twenty minutes. The opening scenes are freaking incredible, but Vince Diesel crying about his niece and Ted Danson looking 700 years old isn't really all that compelling. I'm glad it was made though because it let Spielberg play around and figure out how to make Band of Brothers. Seriously, any single episode of Band of Brothers is a zillion times more interesting than the last two hours of Saving Private Ryan...

  • June 22, 2007, 6:03 a.m. CST

    NIGHT OF THE GHOULS

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 22, 2007, 6:04 a.m. CST

    BRIDE OF THE MONSTER

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 22, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    MONSTER-A-GOGO

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

  • June 22, 2007, 6:05 a.m. CST

    WAIT! MANOS:THE HANDS OF FATE

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    i hope

  • June 22, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST

    SUPERMAN 4

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    with exteneded footage of nuclear asking "WHERE IS THE GIRL" and supermans zany and over the top "STOP DONT DO IT THE PEOPLE!"

  • June 22, 2007, 6:10 a.m. CST

    *nuclear man*

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    well the edit button is working

  • June 22, 2007, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Critters

    by RobRed1

    The original Critters to be released in 3D Imax. Hardcore fans are already outraged that the little meat eating furballs will be replaced with CGI furballs.

  • June 22, 2007, 1:18 p.m. CST

    GREMLINS 2

    by supercowbell 4 cant stop the cowbell

    all gremlins will be replaced with walkie talkies

  • June 22, 2007, 6:18 p.m. CST

    100 movies aren't enough.

    by ExcaliburFfolkes

    Instead of limiting themselves to a set number, they should aim to list as many of the best films as possible without regards to how long the list becomes. If the final tally of the greatest American films ends up being 136 or 212 or 384 titles, then so be it. Completeness is better.

  • June 23, 2007, 5:31 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by hatramroany

    The Blade Runner DVD set may in fact be the best DVD EVER. On another note the list again was eh, some good some bad.

  • June 24, 2007, 12:08 p.m. CST

    The Movie in Question is...

    by Spykid the 13th

    METALSTORM: THE DESTRUCTION OF JARED SYN!

  • June 25, 2007, 5:08 p.m. CST

    MetalStorm...yes

    by kirttawesomio

    that was in the top 20, right. How many 3-D films made the list? I'm suspecting...all of them. ROCK OUT,EEYO!