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Ishtar Blu-ray Delayed Indefinitely

Posted January 5, 2011 03:46 AM by Juan Calonge

Sony PicturesThe Blu-ray edition of the legendary movie flop Ishtar, which Sony Pictures Home Entertainment had announced for January 4 (see Blu-ray.com, October 25, 2010), has been pulled from the studio's release schedule. A new date has not been announced.


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Joen
  Jan 05, 2011
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Maybe they'll re-announce it to coincide with the BD release of 'How Do You Know'? Sort of a Sony's most expensive flops week.
shireguy
  Jan 05, 2011
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!

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Torgon
  Jan 05, 2011
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Why does this movie need to be on blu-ray? It flopped at the theaters, maybe it'll flop again.

alphadec
  Jan 05, 2011
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yes why do they have to release it. I have always looked at Blu-ray as the best why to see the best movie on the best format.

But some studios is releasing crap. Colombia/sony have lots of quality movies why not release that when they is releasing it on hdtv tv but not on bd.
August M.
  Jan 05, 2011
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What?! I had no intention to buy it but why wait until it supposed release date to announce its delay. Stupid Sony.

Arkadin
  Jan 05, 2011
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god how many times has this happened with Sony?
they are just beyond pathetic.

boynotorious
  Jan 05, 2011
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Come On. What the heck is going on over there that 1/3 announcements seemingly get delayed. I Was looking forward to this release. I could have finally ditched my R2 DVD Import. Whatever. Typical.
mkelley
  Jan 05, 2011
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Ishtar isn't nearly as bad as many think (most of whom have never seen it but only read critical reviews). If it had been a Hope-Crosby picture (as it is actually an homage to) it would have probably ranked in the top two of all the "Road" pictures and we'd be clamoring after Sony to release it. But as an over hyped (and most likely, over budget) major film with two box office leads it certainly didn't have a chance of performing to expectations.

I, for one, was looking forward to adding it to my collection and, as Arkadin remarks, this is yet again an example of Sony's pathetic inability to deliver on their announced releases. If you are the "glass half-full type" you could always look on this as a sign that perhaps Sony is getting their act together at least and trying to organize properly (but I'm the other half -- it just looks more and more like they are in the "vaporware" business, only announcing things to float trial balloons and seeing which way the wind is blowing).
PGW
  Jan 05, 2011
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I was looking forward to this, too.

As for "Why does this movie need to be on blu-ray? It flopped at the theaters, maybe it'll flop again." -- Who CARES how it did theatrically? Do you think "Last Year At Marienbad" was a big hit?

"Ishtar" is a very funny film (well, much of it, at any rate) and deserves to be on blu-ray.

seigneur_rayden
  Jan 05, 2011
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Hail to Sony, the King of Delays!!!

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denger76
  Jan 05, 2011
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No need to release this bomb!

halimali
  Jan 05, 2011
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Hit or flop, everything should get a release on bluray. No matter how bad a movie is, there are always fans here and there

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donaldheil
  Jan 05, 2011
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@ PGW
Well, Ishtar is hardly Marienbad, but I understand your point.
The important thing is that the original release announcement created expectations for some people and now they are disappointed. That's not right.

CandyStalker
  Jan 05, 2011
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Well, if they ever get 'round to it, I shall enjoy watching this again. The cover art is not so bad.

bhampton
  Jan 05, 2011
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I've never seen it and now ... maybe never will.
tristanchord85
  Jan 05, 2011
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Gads! The worst cover art I've ever seen.

growler
  Jan 05, 2011
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Why do people who hate (in some cases without even seeing it) a particular movie, bother to take the time to read announcements about release dates of that movie on BD & further waste MORE time posting trashing that movie?
BTW, I enjoyed Ishtar in the theater & will buy the BD if it is ever released. I though it was a silly, fun movie & had a great depiction of really mediocre musicians who took themselves very seriously.

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Ator the Invincible
  Jan 05, 2011
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Maybe it's a Best Buy exclusive now. Sometimes that's what happens when these titles mysteriously vanish from the release schedule.

X400
  Jan 06, 2011
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I dont recall ever watching this... but the trailer reminds me of a Spies Like Us attempt with some A+ actors + its an '80s film I'd totally be up for getting a copy of this

fdm
  Jan 06, 2011
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Maybe they'll get to some other better things first. Just trying to look on the bright side.

Mr. Joshua
  Jan 06, 2011
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Dog on it!


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