Fantasy classics still unreleased on DVD

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  1. Eric F

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    Yes, I know "classics" is subjective.[​IMG]
    How about the 1959 version of Journey to the Center of the Earth with James Mason, Pat Boone, etc. Love to see this one come out. Yes, it's cheezy, but it's fun cheeze.
    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan. I like this one too, would be nice to see. Christopher Lambert's only good film?
    Any others?
     
  2. Patrick McCart

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    I'm hoping for a Jules Verne Trio for 2003. WB should be releasing Around the World In Eighty Days, Fox has entertained the idea of Journey To The Center Of The Earth, and Disney will be releasing 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea next year.
     
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    this would be icing on the cake really
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    GUNGA DIN!
     
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    You can put me down for a copy of JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH.
    Another fantasy classic sadly absent from DVD is A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN- I really wish Columbia TriStar would get this out, considering that they spent money to restore the film they aren't going to recoup their investment by letting it sit in the vault.
     
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    If I recall correctly, Peter Staddon at Fox hinted to us that Journey to the Center of the Earth is going into production for DVD. But that is all we know. There's no telling what condition the source elements are in, and how much work they might require.
     
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    How about the original Japanese version of Gogira (1954)
    Or Robert Wise's The Hindenburg (1975)(I think of this as a fantasy) [​IMG]
    The Haunting (1963)
    The Body Snatcher (1945)
    Or
    Mighty Joe Young (1949)
    The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)
    Beast From 20,000 Fathoms, The (1953)
    One Million Years B.C. (1966)
    Galaxy of Terror (1981)
    Valley of Gwangi, The (1969)
    Cat People (1942)
    ....Gunga Din is a Fantasy classic? (any more than The Hindenburg I suppose)
     
  9. Eric F

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    I suppose "fantasy" is subjective too. Any work of fiction in a "real" or "historical" setting could be considered fantasy I guess. Gunga Din, etc.

    But I was speaking of fantasy in narrower terms, like the HG Wells stuff, and I suspect we'll be seeing all the Harryhausen stuff to hit DVD, like Joe Young (I thought someone else mentioned that in another thread). Then of course there's Dragonslayer which gets a new topic every week or two.
     
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    I'll definitely go for The Last Unicorn, especially since that new version with the same cast is coming out.
    Also, sign the petition in my sig - it's also for two fantasy classics still unreleased on DVD.
     
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    Michael, The Last Unicorn is available in German region 2 Anamorphic / remixed English, German 5.1 / optional German subtitles


    I'm looking for the Alice in Wonderland all-star made-for-TV musical extravaganza from 1985. Warner has it on VHS but needs to put it on DVD.

    I'd also very much like the 1982 "Pirate Movie" on DVD.

    How about 1979's science fiction epic "Starcrash" with Marjoe Gortner and Caroline Munro?
     
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    Yes to Starcrash. If Battle Beyond the Stars
    could make it to DVD, why not Starcrash?
    And how about Starship Invasions with Robert
    Vaughn and Christopher Lee and The Shape of Things to
    Come with Jack Palance and Barry Morse? Two Canadian
    gems made atmospheric primarily by the late autumn country
    scenes.
     
  13. Bob Graham

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    Here's a couple of oddball requests:

    ARABIAN ADVENTURE with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee
    THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE Czech-film mixing live actors and sets that look like 19th century book illustrations
    JACK THE GIANT KILLER
     
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    Ron Howard's Through the Magic Pyramid.
     
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    Bob - THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE is a delightful fantasy. It was released decades ago on VHS, then went out of print for ages, and was re-issued on only about four years ago. But a (hopefully letterboxed) DVD edition would be more than welcome. There has been much talk about the look of the 1956 MOBY DICK, which was supposed to resemble old engravings. Well, JULES VERNE does this even more effectively. There was never before nor has there been since a movie that looks remotely like it. Wish they could do a Czech language edition. I'd also love to see the Harryhausen MIGHTY JOE YOUNG (1949) released, and I second JACK THE GIANT KILLER, which was a 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD rip-off starring Kerwin Matthews and Torin Thatcher and featuring lower-grade (but still fun) stop-motion effects by Jim Danforth. It had a nice score, some good atmosphere and an appealing cast. I think MGM will get around to releasing this UA film. To the above posts I would add: CAPTAIN SINBAD (MGM); ALLEGRO NON TROPPO (an animated parody of Disney's FANTASIA from Italy); CRONOS; DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER (1941); UGETSU (c'mon, Criterion!); THE MAGIC SWORD (again, United Artists); DARBY O'GILL AND THE LITTLE PEOPLE and THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA (both Disney); PAPERHOUSE; and re-isues of THE WITCHES (Nicolas Roeg, in Widescreen, please!); BABE (ditto); THE JUNGLE BOOK (1942, from a reputable company); MARY POPPINS (fully loaded 2-disc special edition); ABSENT-MINDED PROFESSOR/SON OF FLUBBER (Disney); ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (Special edition).
     
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    Let's not forget Dragonslayer!
     
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    ... and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
     
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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is on DVD, just a P&S vanilla version. Ugh. A chitty version, if you will.

    Phil
     

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