About quackin’ time!

 

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Just heard the jolly good news that HOWARD THE DUCK is making its U.S. DVD debut on March 10 (click the link above to preorder from Amazon.com). The much-maligned George Lucas production has been a no-show on DVD for 11 long years!

I was always a fan of the Marvel comic book as a kid, and despite the movie’s kinda-lame duck suit and poor casting for Beverly (don’t get me wrong, I love Lea Thompson but she wasn’t quite “built” for this role if you catch my drift), it’s remained a guilty pleasure. The movie opened in the summer of 1986 as I was in the height of making THE DEAD NEXT DOOR, so I have fond memories of it. It’s also the first film I recall seeing Tim Robbins in, and boy I bet he’s cringing knowing this baby is finally coming out!

Now I can finally retire my laserdisc copy and see the thing in its full widescreen glory again! The disc is branded as a Special Edition and will include six featurettes. Only complaint here is, why no simultaneous Blu-ray release? Damn Universal double-dipping!!

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3 Responses to “About quackin’ time!”

 
  1. sadnomad Says:

    Why doesn’t Universal save themselves a lot of trouble and just mail the DVD over to your house?

  2. jonkillough Says:

    This has to be a tax write-off for Universal.

  3. J.R. Bookwalter Says:

    And if that’s not bad enough, you can watch it right now for free on Hulu.com… is that a sign of the coming quackopalypse…? 😉