1977...not such a Blu year for movies

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  1. Louis Letizia

    Louis Letizia Supporting Actor

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    1977 was one of the better years for movies. While in the last year we have seen DAMNATION ALLEY and TWILIGHTS LAST GLEAMING finally released on Bluray....many have not. In fact out of the Best Picture nomknees in 1977...only STAR WARS and ANNIE HALL have made the jump to Blu
    A list of other:
    Foxy Ladies:
    JULIA despite much acclaim and controversy has not made it. This would look stunning
    THE OTHER SIDE OF MIDNIGHT...sadly when we lost Marie France Pisier we lost one of cinemas most beautiful women. This movie cries out for Blurray. A guilty pleasure.
    SUSPIRIA...Jessica Harper...now Mrs. Twentieth Century Fox...was great in this cult classic.
    THE TURNING POINT...11 nominations...no wins and an exceptional soap opera that is a must for bluray.
    Sadly Unanimated:
    ALLEGRO NON TROPPO..Italy's answer to FANTASIA
    DIRTY DUCK
    RACE FOR YOUR LIFE CHARLIE BROWN....Uggggh!
    FANTASTIC ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL
    RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY...a shame this never even made it to. DVD.
    Disaterous!
    THE CASSANDRA CROSSING
    BLACK SUNDAY...an outstanding thriller.
    ROLLERCOASTER
    AIRPORT 77
    Never even made it to DVD...
    CITIZENS BAND
    LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR
    FRATERNITY ROW
    NASTY HABITS
    PROVIDENCE
    SHOOT
    A SPECIAL DAY
    SPECIAL DELIVERY
    STRANGE SHADOWS IN AN EMPTY ROO.
    HOUSE BY THE LAKE
    THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN
    FIRST LOVE
    THE FARMER
    THE WONDERFUL CROOK
    THIEVES
    THE CHOIRBOYS
    THE DAY THAT SHOOK THE WORLD
    BITTERSWEET LOVE
    MOONSHINE COUNTY EXPRESS
    CHECKERED FLAG OR CRASH
    SPEEDTRAP
    Oscar Oscar Oscar:
    EQUUS
    FELLINIS CASANOVA
    I NEVER PROMISED YOU A ROSE GARDEN
    THE LATE SHOW
    A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
    OH GOD
    YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
    A Sporting chance:
    ONE ON ONE
    SLAP SHOT
    SEMI TOUGH
    BAD NEWS BEARS IN BREAKJNG TRAINING
    OH The Horror:
    AUDREY ROSE
    THE CAR
    THE SENTINEL
    DEMON
    DEMON SEED
    EXORCIST ll THE HERETIC
    ITS ALIVE
    ORCA
    Wages of Fear
    SORCERER
    MACARTHUR
    THE EAGLE HAS LANDED
    CROSS OF IRON
    Blue Bio:
    THE GREATEST
    VALENTINO
    Song Sung Blu
    OUTLAW BLUES
    THATS THE WAY OF THE WORLD
    WELCOME TO LA
    THE GRATEFUL DEAD
    Babbling Brooks:
    THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GESTE
    THE WORLDS GRESTEST LOVER
    True Disasters:
    BOBBY DEERFIELD
    EMPIRE OF THE ANTS
    BREAKER BREAKER
    THE DOMINO PRINCIPLE
    HEROES
    THE LINCOL. CONSPIRACY
    MARCH OR DIE
    BAD
    Something funnys going on:
    FREAKY FRIDAY
    FROM NOON TILL THREE
    FUN WITH DICK AND JANE
    THE GOODBYE GIRL
    GREASED LIGHTNING
    JABBERWO KY
    KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE
    OUTRAGEOUS
    À PIECE OF THE ACTION
    RECORD CITY
    Midnight Blue:
    THE PEOPLE THAT TIME FORGOT
    THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU
    TENTACLES
    EMPIRE IF THE ANTS
    LITTLE GIRL WHO LIVES DOWN THE LANE
    Black and Blu:
    BROTHERS
    WHICH WAY IS UP
    EMMA MAE
    Blu up:
    THUNDER AND LIGHTNING
    TELEFON
    ROLLING THUNDER
    GREAT TEXAS DYNAMITE CHASE
    GRAND THEFT AUTO
    I would have thought some of these would have hit Bluray for 35th anniversary. Time will tell
     
  2. Jeffrey:K

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    I think I read somewhere that SLAP SHOT was on its way to blu-ray either this year or next. Might be wrong about that, though. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED is available on a region-free blu-ray in the UK.

    Many of the movies you list first opened in 1976 (SHOOT, TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN, SPECIAL DELIVERY) but received staggered release patterns that meant they were opening in some areas of the country in 1977. FROM NOON TIL THREE was unambiguously a 1976 release. IT'S ALIVE was first released in 1974 but didn't become a big hit until it was reissued with a new ad campaign in 1977.

    Your list brings back a lot of fond movie memories. I can't decide whether 1976 or 1977 is my favorite year ever for movies.
     
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    I would definitely like to see Black Sunday on blu, if just to see the Dallas Cowboys get blown up at the Superbowl!
     
  4. Louis Letizia

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    Thanks for pointing those movies out. NY got many regional releases much later than the rrst of the countrt.
    Skimming through 1976...that is another exceptional year...with even less Bluray releases than 1977.
    1975 was my favorite year in an extraordinary decade. JAWS, NASHVILLE, SHAMPOO, DAY OF THE LOCUST, THE FORTUNE,POSSE, SMILE, HEARTS OF THE WEST, BARRY LYNDON, ALICE DOESNT LIVE HERE ANYMORE, ONE FLRE OVER THE CUCKOOS NEST, TOMMY, ROLLERBALL, THE PASSENGER, MACON COUNTY LINE, JUSTLE, I
     
  5. Jeffrey:K

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    I hadn't realized how thin-on-the-ground blu-ray releases for 1977 films were. These were all I could think of that have been released in the US:

    ANNIE HALL
    STAR WARS
    DAMNATION ALLEY
    SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT
    THE DEEP
    CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND
    FINAL CHAPTER – WALKING TALL
    HIGH ANXIETY
    THE GAUNTLET
    A BRIDGE TOO FAR
    THREE WOMEN
    SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
    WIZARDS
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK
    PETE'S DRAGON
    HOUSE
    TWILIGHT’S LAST GLEAMING (forthcoming)
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (forthcoming)
    THE DUELLISTS (forthcoming)
    THE RESCUERS (forthcoming)

    Did I leave anything out? Is that all there is?
     
  6. Louis Letizia

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    WIZARDS
     
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    A few others from 1977
    Saturday Night Fever
    New York, New York
    The Duellists (forthcoming)
    House
    The Rescuers (forthcoming)
    - Walter.
     
  8. Jeffrey:K

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    I had no idea NEW YORK, NEW YORK was on blu-ray. The others slipped my mind. Will amend.
     
  9. Louis Letizia

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    THE FIRST NUDIE MUSICAL
    PETES DRAGON
     
  10. Matt Hough

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    Was The Turning Poirt ever released on DVD? Maybe in Region 2. I certainly don't remember a Region 1 release.
     
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    I think the region-free Blu of THE EAGLE HAS LANDED is still available via Amazon UK.
     
  12. Jeffrey:K

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    Anchor Bay released it on R1 DVD about ten years ago. It was one of a number of titles they licensed from Fox. It's now out of print and going for crazy money on Amazon Marketplace.
     
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    Wow! I had no idea. I must have been asleep during its release. Thanks for the info.
     
  14. Louis Letizia

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    Others from 1977:
    THE HILLS HAVE EYES
    FOR THE LOVE OF BENJI
     

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