Universal Realizes Their Movies Suck, Will Reissue The Good Ones
Making movies is hard work. Some companies, like Warner Bros. and Disney seem to get it, managing to release "big time" movies on a yearly basis. Other companies don't seem to get it as well.
Even though they're willing to admit it, Universal is one of those companies. When your biggest movies in the last couple of years are overly expensive flops like Robin Hood and Cowboys & Aliens, and a bunch of mostly average comedies, you know you might have a problem.
But Universal keeps on trucking. 2012 will see a few good movies from the distributor, and you're bound to see several Universal flicks on BWP's upcoming most anticipated movies list. But outside of whatever they can cling on to with unwanted Jurassic Park and Fast & Furious sequels, we're left with films like Battleship to look forward to.
But fret not. Seeing as 2012 is Universal's 100 year anniversary, the company is going to make sure we know it, and that we have a reason to give them our money. On top of revealing the shiny new logo shown above beginning with "Dr. Seuss & The Lorax" in March (three days after their hundred year anniversary), Universal will celebrate this milestone by "restoring" and "reissuing" a bunch of movies we've already seen and that we probably already own on Bluray.
The company will re-release 13 of their classic movies as part of their centennial celebration:
- To Kill A Mockingbird, 1962, directed by Robert Mulligan.
- Jaws, 1975, directed by Steven Spielberg.
- The Birds, 1963, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
- All Quiet On The Western Front, 1930, directed by Lewis Milestone.
- Buck Privates, 1941, directed by Arthur Lubin (Abbott & Costello's big break).
- Dracula, 1931 (English and Spanish versions).
- Frankenstein, 1931, directed by James Whale.
- Bride Of Frankenstein, 1935, directed by James Whale.
- Out Of Africa, 1985, directed by Sydney Pollack.
- Pillow Talk, 1959, directed by Michael Gordon.
- The Sting, 1973, directed by George Roy Hill.
- Schindler’s List, 1993, directed by Steven Spielberg.
We might have been a little facetious in the first part of this article, but the truth is that this is a good list of movies that should be in everyone's collection. It just makes us roll our eyes a little considering Universal has trouble putting a movie on screen that makes sense, yet alone that's good. But they have to cling to something, considering their slate for the next couple of years. At least they're not releasing them on the big screen.
Source: L.A. Times