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Devolution here,

Is there any reason that NO ONE has brought up that you can get THE WILD LIFE on DVD through Amazon!!!!
Wild Life On AMAZON

We are DEVO

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The Wild Life rocks!

What we need, is a company that releases these teen classics on dvd/blu-ray and gives them the "Arrow treatment".
U know, lots of extra material and nice booklets etc.

I know that it´s only a wet dream but i like that kind of dreams [Wink]

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my vhs of the wild life is knackered,i need to upgrade to the dvd when i get chance,pity someone like arrow has never picked it up,it's a universal studios release as well so there's always a possibility as arrow have released a few of there titles in the past - the people under the stairs,the burbs etc.

i see arrow distribute in north america as well now but the trouble is there that they sometimes don't have the rights to release both sides of the atlantic hence here in the uk we get a really cool burbs blu ray release where as stateside they get nothing!

i reckon the wild life would sell a bundle for whoever picked it up as it's a film that's got a good cult following.

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If you read the reviews you can see that they have changed the soundtrack so the vhs version is still the one to get.
Here´s an interesting article and The Wild Life is included: http://www.empireonline.com/features/films-not-on-DVD/p1

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Wow, thanks for posting this. I am a regular amazon customer and I wasn't even aware of this. I ordered a copy yesterday, and hoping it comes as advertised. I came very close to seeking out a bootleg copy online, but glad I waited. It's a bummer about the music. I have the soundtrack on tape and vinyl so that should keep me at bay. I also have a vhs copy which is a little worn. I wish there were extra features too, but can't be too fussy considering the long wait for this.
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One of my favorites. It's like a hidden little gem. I enjoyed Chris Penn. Jenny Wright was so cool & beauituful. Young Ilan-Mitchell Smith as a badass...Thompson & Stoltz?!? Come on!! Doesn't get better!! I want to go shop at Fashion Dynasty now!! Lol!!
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quote:
Is there any reason that NO ONE has brought up that you can get THE WILD LIFE on DVD through Amazon!!!!
Wild Life On AMAZON

I did. In March. Here:

http://www.fast-rewind.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/2/11814/2.html#000029

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Be careful with Amazon! I thought I finally ordered the film, but they sent me some WC Fields film instead. I sent it back last week and will probably have to wait for refund and begin the process all over again. Maybe it was meant to be. The curse of Wild Life or something!
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I've just watched The Wild Life for the very first time, and it is indeed a fun, typical 80s, teen comedy with a killer cast, including Eric Stoltz,
Christopher Penn, Lea Thompson, Jenny Wright, and Ilan Mitchell-Smith. Written by Cameron Crowe (who also wrote Fast Times At Ridgemont High,
and eventually would go on to do Almost Famous), and directed by Art Linson (who served as producer on Fast Times At Ridgemont High).

Additionally, many familiar faces pop up throughout the movie, including Rick Moranis, Hart Bochner (Supergirl's crush), Sherilyn Fenn,
Randy Quaid, Lee Ving (Streets Of Fire), Michael Bowen (Tommy from Valley Girl), Ángel Salazar (one of Tony Montana's friends in Scarface),
Robert Ridgely (The Colonel from Boogie Nights), D!ck Rude (Duke from Repo Man), and Heart's Nancy Wilson (who was Cameron Crowe's
girlfriend at the time, and who'd get married in '86). The two strippers are played by Russ Meyer vixen Kitten Natividad and Ashley St. Jon,
who in The Wild Life looks a lot like Stevie Nicks did in the early 1980s.

The one thing that i thought was misplaced in The Wild Life was Randy Quaid's part as a Vietnam veteran who turns out to be a drug addict.
Quaid plays it fairly straight (surprisingly), and it just felt a bit too heavy-handed for this type of movie.

Earlier this year The Wild Life was released on dvd in the UK (along with Private School) by Final Cut Entertainment (as pictured above).
The disc features a solid anamorphic transfer. Unfortunately no extra's.

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Yeah Johnny, I agree , this was a fun movie and I want to rewatch it. I remember nothing in it except for that Vietnam scene with quaid. Funny , aye. I remember quaid getting extremely hacked off at ilan smith after he glorifies battle action in Vietnam.
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I love The Wild Life and have the original UK VHS rental release of it from Universal Home Video and I never realised it had received a DVD release over here so cheers for the heads up Johnny as I have just gone and ordered myself a copy!

Terrific movie with an awesome cast (especially the late Chris Penn) and a great soundtrack!

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I LOVE The Wild Life! I met Ilan Mitchell-Smith a few years back at a movie con. He was beyond nice! I asked him about this movie and he seemed to have fond memories of it. He did say the reason this film has never gotten a proper release was because of the music rights and that Van Halen was a big part of the problem.

How ridiculous... You agree to do some score music for a film back in the early 80's, that wasn't even a hit and then you refuse to let your music be used when it comes time to give it a home video release? Dumb but while we're here, did anyone notice that in one scene, there's score music and it is absolutely the intro to what would become Van Halen's "Right Now?" Guess they were playing around with that tune for years before it was finished.

In any event, I would love to see this movie restored with a special edition Blu-ray release. You know Cameron Crowe has extra footage, deleted scenes, on set interviews, etc. Granted, it's not Fast Times but it's still worthwhile. The cast alone makes it golden!

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Very underrated movie. I enjoy it as much as "Fast Times.."

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Hey CINDIMANCINI. How far into the movie is the van Halen right now music. I am totally into checking that out. Thanks
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Eddie Van Halen - Donut City - The Wild Life

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Thanx Charles, I checked out the link you posted and researched a little and found this
http://www.vhnd.com/category/vh/the-wild-life/

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A good find, thanks for posting that [Wink]
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