Another "Films I'd Like To See On DVD"

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  1. Brent Avery

    Brent Avery Supporting Actor

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    Hi everyone!

    It's my day off and for some reason I thought that I would put together one of many "why isn't it on dvd?" lists. Although we could add a little excitement if some of you would be kind enough to mention the OARs of the movies mentioned. Here it goes:

    THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
    AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
    THE ITALIAN JOB
    WHAT'S UP DOC
    START THE REVOLUTION WITHOUT ME
    A THOUSAND CLOWNS
    MARTY (it's p/s)
    WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY
    GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN
    CHARLY
    GUMBALL RALLY
    EVIL ROY SLADE
    A NEW LEAF
    LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN
    GRAND PRIX
    FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
    MURPHY'S WAR
    LORD JIM
    EL CID
    55 DAYS AT PEKING
    THE WRECK OF THE MARY DEARE
    BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
    LONELY ARE THE BRAVE
    ICE STATION ZEBRA
    COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR
    ENEMY BELOW
    SINK THE BISMARCK
    BATTLE OF BRITAIN
    633 SQUADRON
    THE DRIVER
    EMPEROR OF THE NORTH
    ROMAN HOLIDAY
    BIG MOUTH
    THE CASTAWAYS
    OUR MAN FLINT
    IN LIKE FLINT
    BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON
    MOONLIGHT BAY
    TEA FOR TWO
    GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN
    SEVEN UPS
    McQ
     
  2. Randall Dorr

    Randall Dorr Second Unit

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    Marty is not pan and scan. It was shot in the Academy Ratio of 1.37:1.
     
  3. Patrick McCart

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    Around the World in Eighty Days is coming out probably the end of this year or early 2003.

    It looks like WB is putting a lot of money into the restoration by PacTitle. They even had Kodak to develop a new restoration method to clean off lacquer off of film. One entire reel of the 30 fps negative had this "varnish" on both sides and quickly yellowed. Add to the fact that a DVD of this film could easily be the best of the year. There's enough supplemental material housed at the Library of Congress and in WB's archive to make T-2: UE look like a bare-bones disc!

    El Cid and 55 Days at Peking are being worked on by Buena Vista.
     
  4. Peter McM

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    Wizards
    Little Fauss & Big Halsey
    Hardcore (starring George C. Scott)
    Pretty Maids All In A Row (written and produced by Gene Roddenberry)
     
  5. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Brent,
    OUR MAN FLINT and IN LIKE FLINT are due on DVD from Fox in about a month. Peter Staddon of Fox also mentioned in a recent thread in HTF's "Studio Feedback" forum that we can expect to see THE ENEMY BELOW and SINK THE BISMARK on DVD soon, perhaps later this year or in 2003. Paramount is apparently working on a restoration of ROMAN HOLIDAY.
    Some of the many films I'd like to see (released gradually, please, not all at once :b ) on Region 1 DVD:
    • THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967) Paramount, 2.35:1
    • THE NAKED PREY (1966) Paramount, 2.35:1
    • A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH (1946-British, aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN) Columbia Tristar, 1.37:1
    • SANDS OF THE KALAHARI (1965-British) Columbia? Anchor Bay?, 2.35:1
    • NORTH WEST FRONTIER (1959-British) Rank Organization, 2.35:1
    • INFRA-MAN (1976-Hong Kong) Joseph Brenner Associates/Shaw Bros, 2.35:1
    • BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967-British) MGM, 2.35:1
    • UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963-British) Anchor Bay?, 1.78:1?
    • THIEVES' HIGHWAY (1949) Fox, 1.37:1
    • NIGHT & THE CITY (1950) Fox, 1.37:1
    • MURPHY'S WAR (1971-British) Paramount, 2.35:1
    • THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) Universal, 1.85:1?
    • TARANTULA (1955) Universal, 1.37:1?
    • THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933) Universal, 1.37:1
    • GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL (1968-Japanese) --??, 2.35:1
    • MURDER, HE SAYS (1945) Universal, 1.37:1
    • THE FLIM-FLAM MAN (1967) Fox, 2.35:1
    • EMPEROR OF THE NORTH (1973) Fox, 1.85:1
    • POINT BLANK (1967) Warner, 2.35:1
    • TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE (1959-British) Paramount, 1.85:1?
    • TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT (1960-British) Paramount, 1.85:1?
    • SHALL WE DANCE? (1996-Japanese) Miramax, 1.66:1?
    • 99 RIVER STREET (1953) MGM, 1.37:1
    • THE NARROW MARGIN (1952) Warner, 1.37:1
    • THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE (1947) Warner, 1.37:1
    • HIS KIND OF WOMAN (1951) Warner, 1.37:1
    • HIGH SIERRA (1941) Warner, 1.37:1
    • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940) Warner, 1.37:1
    • HELL DRIVERS (1957-British) Warner, 1.78:1?
    • ON BORROWED TIME (1939) Warner, 1.37:1
    • THE CRIMSON PIRATE (1952) Warner, 1.37:1
    • GOLD (1974-British) Warner, 2.35:1
    • ROAD HOUSE (1948) Fox, 1.37:1
    • BORN TO KILL (1947) Warner, 1.37:1
    • KISS OF DEATH (1947) Fox, 1.37:1
    • CRY OF THE CITY (1948) Fox, 1.37:1
    • PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953) Fox, 1.37:1
    • MAN HUNT (1941) Fox, 1.37:1
    • LIFEBOAT (1944) Fox, 1.37:1
    • PANIC IN THE STREETS (1950) Fox, 1.37:1
    • MAN ON A TIGHTROPE (1953) Fox, 1.37:1
    • THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) Columbia, 1.37:1
    • WHITE HEAT (1949) Warner, 1.37:1
    • BURN WITCH BURN (1961-British) MGM, 1.78:1
    • BEACH RED (1967) MGM, 1.85:1
    • PLAY DIRTY (1968-British) MGM, 2.35:1
    • THE WESTERNER (1940) MGM, 1.37:1
    • FOUR FACES WEST (1948) Artisan/Republic, 1.37:1
    • THE NAKED SPUR (1953) Warner, 1.37:1
    • RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962) Warner, 2.35:1
    • THE DEVIL & DANIEL WEBSTER (1941) Criterion/Home Vision, 1.37:1
    • THE BEAST FROM TWENTY THOUSAND FATHOMS (1953) Warner, 1.37:1
    • MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961) Columbia, 1.85:1?
    • EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (1962) Columbia, 1.85:1?
    • WHERE EAGLES DARE (1969) Warner, 2.35:1
    • THE FOUR FEATHERS (1939-British) MGM, 1.37:1
    • THE LAST HOLIDAY (1950-British) Home Vision, 1.37:1
    • GENEVIEVE (1953-British) Anchor Bay?, 1.37:1
    • A MINUTE TO PRAY...A SECOND TO DIE (1968-Italian) Anchor Bay/Buena Vista, 2,35:1
    • DEATH RIDES A HORSE (1967-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
    • THE BIG GUNDOWN (1966-Italian) Columbia, 2.35:1
    • SABATA (1969-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
    • RETURN OF SABATA (1971-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
    • THE MERCENARY (1968-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
    • DARK OF THE SUN (1968-British) Warner, 2,35:1
    • ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964) Paramount, 2.35:1
    • COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1969) Universal, 2.35:1
    • THE QUATERMASS X-PERIMENT (1956-British) MGM, 1.66:1?
    • THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954) Paramount, 1.37:1
    • LOVE CRAZY (1941) Warner, 1.37:1
    • THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1966-British) Warner, 2.35:1
    • THE HAUNTING (1963) Warner, 2.35:1
    • THE INNOCENTS (1961-British) Fox, 2.35:1
    • CAT PEOPLE (1942) Warner, 1.37:1
    • I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) Warner, 1.37:1
    • THE LEOPARD MAN (1943) Warner, 1.37:1
    • DAIMAJIN (1966-Japanese) ADV Films, 2.35:1
    • RETURN OF DAIMAJIN (1966-Japanese) ADV Films, 2.35:1
    • WRATH OF DAIMAJIN (1966-Japanese) ADV Films, 2.35:1
    • DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968-Italian) Paramount, 1.78:1?
    • THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM (1968-British) Paramount, 1.66:1?
    • THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU (1968-British) Paramount, 1.66:1?
    • THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (1946) Paramount, 1.37:1
    • THE MAN FROM HONG KONG (1975-Hong Kong/Australian, aka THE DRAGON FLIES) MGM, 2.35:1
    • THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940-British) MGM, 1.37:1
    • ALAKAZAM THE GREAT (1960-Japanese) MGM, 2.35:1
    • MOTHRA (1961-Japanese) Columbia/Toho, 2.35:1
    • THE H-MAN (1958-Japanese) Columbia/Toho, 2.35:1
    • BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1960-Japanese) Columbia/Toho, 2.35:1
    • THE MYSTERIANS (1957-Japanese) Toho, 2.35:1
    • WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966-Japanese) Toho, 2.35:1
    --Whew! [​IMG]
     
  6. Iain Jackson

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    The Italian Job is coming out later this year in a special edition (in Region 2, but I would imagine that Region 1 will follow). You can read the announcement at the R2 Project Website
     
  7. Bill J

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    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse
     
  8. John DrakeLaw

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    A few more, not sure on aspect ratios, although I presume the tv movies will be 4:3.

    Andromeda Strain
    Below (Twohy)
    Day the Earth Stood Still
    Demon Seed
    Dolls (Stuart Gordon) 1986
    Don’t Look Now 1973
    Dragonslayer
    Earth Star Voyager, tv movie 1988
    Fire in the Sky
    Flesh and Blood (Verhoeven) 1985
    Hardware
    The Ice Pirates
    The Keep
    The Omega Man
    Quiet Earth (Aus Sci-Fi)
    THX 1138
    12.01, tv movie
    The Point, tv movie
    The Thing From Another World
    Twice Upon a Time (uncut version)
    Wait Until Dark 1967
     
  9. JonZ

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    My catalog title wants are drastically shrinking, but heres a few on the top of my list:
    Hearts of Darkness A Filmmaker's Apocalypse ([​IMG] [​IMG] Dammit release this already!!)
    Schindlers List
    Dragonslayer Special Edition (When Lord when?!?!)
    Giant Robo (Announced but delayed, I bought the Region 0 import)
    Barton Fink (Soon I hope)
    Millers Crossing (Soon I hope)
    Dream Lover (Whatever happened to this title, it was announced about 2 years ago, cancelled and hasnt been mentioned again.)
     
  10. LeeL

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    I will not rest until Baby Snakes is finally made available on DVD.
     
  11. MikeEckman

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    Heres just some of mine

    People Under the Stairs
    The Gate
    Cloak and Dagger (1985)
    Chopping Mall
    BMX Bandits
    Trick or Treat
    The Road to Wellville
    Scared Stiff (1986)
     
  12. Jack Briggs

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still is in production as a special edition. It will be released on DVD sometime early in 2003.
     
  13. Jefferson

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    I wish that I didn't love the RKO library so much, since it is in such reported bad shape, but I'd love to have
    My Favorite Wife
    I Remember Mama
    Top Hat

    And how about that Region 1 of Giant from Warner?
     
  14. Jefferson

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    Woa! Double post.....sorry, but while I'm here,
    how about a really cool British musical from the 60's,
    Half a Sixpence, from Paramount?
     
  15. Randy_M

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    How about:
    The Last of Sheila (1973)
    The Paper Chase (1973)
    No Time For Sergeants (1958)
    Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
    All of the '50's Giant Bug movies
     
  16. Jack Briggs

    Jack Briggs Executive Producer

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    Though not announced, Journey to the Center of the Earth has been hinted at by a person in a very good position to know. Expect it within another year or so.

    As for giant bug movies from the '50s, I thought I understood that Them! is in production.
     
  17. MichaelAW

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    The Double Life of Veronique has a spot on my shelf, but no DVD yet to fill it. [​IMG]
     
  18. Randy_M

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    Yes, Them! comes out August 6th; now we need stuff like Beginning of the End , The Black Scorpion , Earth vs. The Spider (1958) and The Deadly Mantis among others...[​IMG]
     
  19. Jack Briggs

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    I saw Beginning of the End once, way back in the early '60s--with Peter Graves and a cast of thousands of giant grasshoppers. The Deadly Mantis I've seen a few times. And I just don't have enough films in my library about giant preying mantises--nowhere near enough. So, count me in. [​IMG]
     
  20. Randy_M

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    Jack,
    You got that right! Having been a kid in the 50's, I saw all this stuff first run (well, at least 2nd run at the neighborhood theaters).
    Never forget seeing the marquis for Plan 9 From Outer Space downtown - that thing must have played for a month at a fancy first run theater!
     

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