Films that are only available on VHS and not yet on DVD as of Jan. 2014

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  1. Robin9

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    I agree completely.

    One of the reasons she's so effective in Vertigo is precisely because she's not glamorous and sexy. She makes it clear to the audience why the James Stewart character is indifferent to her but knocked off his feet by Kim Novak's character. (I really identify with James Stewart in that respect! :))
     
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    Bel Geddes was the original Maggie the Cat in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof on Broadway. She must have had something! Or did her "mousiness" help explain her husband's attachment to his late male friend, and subsequent sexual neglect of Maggie? Questions to ponder on a sidebar to this thread.
     
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    Methinks there is(er, was) dirt. Maybe a moped?(Certain connoisseurs of a particular comic get it...)
     
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    I actually tried to compile a similar list like this several months ago, but I didn't get very far. Too much work and not enough time. I used Leonard Maltin's 2010 Movie Guide as a reference for movies that have never been released on DVD(Region 1) and though it's out of date I double checked online and updated as best as I could. Here's my list:Aaron Loves AngelaAbandoned (1949)Abandon ShipAbout Mrs. LeslieAccidents Will HappenThe Accompanist (French)The Accused (1948)Ace Eli and the Rodger of the SkiesAces High (British)Act of LoveAn Act of MurderThe Act of the HeartAn Act of ViolenceAct OneActors and SinAdalen 31 (Swedish)Adam at 6 AMAdam Resurrected (US-German-Isralei) (2008)Adams Apples (German-British)The Adding Machine (US-British)The Admirable Crichton (British)Adorable Julia (French-Austrian)Adventure in BaltimoreThe Adventures of Barry McKenzie (Austrailian)The Adventures of Gerard (British-Italian-Swiss)Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1985)The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)Affaris of CelliniThe Affairs of SusanAfrica Texas StyleAfter Office HoursAfter the Rehearsal (Swedish)Afurlka Monogatari (Japanese)Against the Wind (British)Agent 8 3/4 (British)Ain't MisbehavinAirmailAlambristaAlex and the GypsyAlfredo Alfredo (Italian)Alfred the Great (British)Alias Nick BealAlice and Martin (French-Spanish)Alice in the Cities (German)Alice in Wonderland (1933)AlienatorAll AmericanAll At Sea (British)All Hands on DeckAll I DesireAlligator II: The MutationAll My SonsAll Night Long (British) (1961)All Screwed Up (Italian)All the Fine Young CannibalsAll These Women (swedish)All the Way HomeAll the Young MenAll Things Bright and Beautiful (British)Almost AngelsAloha SummerThe Alphabet Murders (British)Alsino and the condor(Nicaraguan-Mex-Cub-Costa Rican)iAlways GoodbyeAlways Leave Them LaughingThe Amazing Colossal ManThe Amazing DobermansAmazing Grace and ChuckThe Amazing Mr. Blunden (British)The AmbassadorAmbitionThe AmbulanceAmericaAmerica AmericaAmerican Friends (British)American Guerrilla in the PhillipinesAmerican Hot WaxThe AmericanoAn American RomanceThe American Success CompanyAn American TragedyAmong Giants (British)Amor Bandito (Brazilian)The Amorous Adventures of Moll Flanders (British)The Amsterdam KillAmy (1981)The Anderson Platoon (French)And Hope To Die (French)And Nothing But the Truth (British)And Now MiguelAndrocles and the LionAnd the Angels SingAndy Warhols BadAngel (1937)Angela (Canadian)Angel Angel Down We GoAngel Baby (1995)Angel in my PocketAngelo my LoveAngels Die HardThe Angel Wore RedThe Angry HillsThe Angry Silence (British)Animal BehaviorAnimalympicsAnna (Italian) (1951)Anna Lucasta (1949)An Annapolis StoryAnne of the IndiesAnne of Windy PoplarsThe Annihilation of FishAnother DawnAnother Man Another Chance (French-US)Another Part of the ForestAnthony AdverseAntonia and Jane (British)Antony and CleopatraAnyone Can Play (Italian-French)Anything Goes (1936)Apache RiflesApache UprisingApartment for PeggyThe AppointmentAppointment for LoveAppointment in BerlinAppointment With DangerAppointment with DeathApprentice To MurderThe April FoolsApril LoveApril ShowersAn Arabian Adventure (British)Are Husbands NecessaryArena (1953)Arise My LoveArizona BushwhackersArmored CommandArnoldAround the World in 80 Ways (Austrailian)The ArousersArriverderci BabyArruzaThe Art of LoveThe AscentAsh Wednesday (1973)Ask Any GirlThe Assam Garden (British)The Assassin (Italian)The Assault (Dutch)Assault on a QueenAssignment K (British)The Assisi UndergroundAs You Desire MeAtlantic City (1944)At Long Last LoveAt Play in the Fields of the LordAugust (British)Autumn LeavesAutumn Tale (French)Avenging ForceAy, Carmela! (Spanish)Ayn Rand a Sense of LifeBabes in Bagdad (US-British-Spanish)Baby Blue MarineBaby Face NelsonThe Babysitter (1969)The Bachelor (Italian-Hungarian-British) (1991)Bachelor FlatThe Bachelor Party (1951)Backfire (1950)Backfire! (1994)Back in the USSRBacklash (1956)Backlash (1986) (Austrailian)Backroads (1977) (Austrailian)Back Street (1932)Back Street (1941)Back Street (1961)Back to God's CountryBad BascombBad Behavior (British)Bad For Each OtherBadge 373Bad JimThe Bad ManBad MedicineBait (1954)The Bakers Wife (French)The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (PBS Playhouse)The Ballad of JosieThe Ballad of Tam LinThe baltimore BulletThe Bamboo SaucerBandido (1956)Bandido (2004) (Mexican-US)The Bandits (1967) (Mexican)Bandits (1986) (French)Bang Bang You're Dead (British)Banjo on my KneeBank RobberBanningThe Barbarian and the GeishaThe BarbariansBarbary Coast GentBarnacle Bill (1941)The Baroness and the ButlerBarqueroThe Barrets of Wimpole StreetBarrier (Polish)Barry McKenzie Holds His Own (Austrailian)Basileus Quartret (French-Italian)Baton Rouge (Spanish)The Battle at Apache PassBattle Beneath the Earth (British-US)
     
  5. Tony J Case

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    My god, if you want to list the movies only available on VHS, we'll be here all day. Hundreds and hundreds of grindhouse movies and slasher flicks and porn alone that never made the digital transition. Great White, The Boogens, Ninja Kill, Mako: The Jaws of Death - I could go on forever.

    Also, are we talking just released domestcily? I can think of a couple you have listed. I know that at least Megaforce has been released in R2. I picked up a copy a few years ago.
     
  6. DisneySwan1990

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    What about the made-for-TV films, especially the ones produced and/or distributed by Universal Television, who has a track record of not releasing made-for-TV films on DVD, and therefore are only on VHS.
     
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    I can add "Diary of a Mad Housewife" (Frank Perry, 1970) not available on legitimate DVD
     
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    I have a question for ya all guys: Even some PolyGram films of the 1990's have never made it on to DVD or Blu-ray, A Pig's Tale and Panther are two titles that comes to mind.Even if these two titles be released to DVD at last, who's going to distribute and own the rights to said titles? Metro Goldwyn Mayer? Uni? or a small studio (e.g. Shout!, Anchor Bay, etc.)
     
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    Welcome to HTF.

    Some of those titles you listed have been released on disc; on DVD, on DVD-R, on European DVDs and on BRD.
     
  10. Bob Cashill

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    Megaforce and Tam Lin have had R1 releases.
     
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    "I, the Jury (1982)""Windprints (1990)"
     
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    There are a number of films fitting this category: Universal owned Paramounts (especially Alan Ladd films), some Selznick productions (e.g., Topaze), John Wayne's roadshow verson of the Alamo, other long films like Waterloo and 55 Days at Peking (not counting foreign releases), and Roy Rogers Republic films. There are also a lot of television programs like the Addams Family special from the late 1970s, various Classic Media owned Rankin Bass productions (such as Mouse on the Mayflower), various other children's and holiday specials (e.g., the rest of the Timeless Tales from Hallmark, some of the Saturday Morning Superstar Movies), and a whole host of Walt Disney productions. Anyway, that's most of what falls into this category that interests me.
     
  13. Louis Letizia

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    Ah, lists.
     
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    Red Salute (1935)
    Barbara Stanwyck & Robert Young
     
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    I'm awaiting the following:

    1-Beau Brummell-Stewart Granger
    2-Belarus File-Telly Savalas
    3-Blades of Courage-Colm Feore
    4-Corsican Bros., The-Trevor Eve
    5-Desiree-Marlon Brando
    6-Les Miserables-Richard Jordan*
    7-Man In the Iron Mask, The-Richard Chamberlain
    8-Mark of Zorro-Frank Langella
    9-Son of the Morning Star-Gary Cole
    10-Star Trek Memories-Wm. Shatner
    11-Tough Guys-Kirk Douglas
    12-Warrior, The-Errol Flynn

    *This title was released, but with almost 30 minutes deleted.
     
  16. Robin9

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    I'm sure Beau Brummell had a Warner Archive release. Desiree is on a Twilight Time BRD. I'm one of the few who bought it.

    I saw Shamus on a VHS which I borrowed. I've never found it on DVD. I'd buy a legitimate DVD without hesitation.
     
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    Yes. I thought you held the franchise for them! :)
     
  18. Rick Thompson

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    Then there's The Fourth Protocol (Michael Caine, Pierce Brosnan, Joanna Cassidy, Ian Richardson, Ned Beatty) that's only been on VHS here, though you can get a Portugese issue DVD if you look hard. You'd think with that cast someone would have picked it up for at least DVD, if not Blu, by now. It's also crackerjack spy flick. It belongs to whoever has Lorimar's films. Among TV films, City in Fear (David Janssen, Robert Vaughn, Mickey Roarke, William Daniels, Perry King) that came out only in EP mode on Avid. Lord knows who has that.
     
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    Still waiting, most likely in vain, for The Keep. I'll take it in DVD or Bluray, I'm not THAT picky.
     
  20. Steve Armbrust

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    Still waiting for Split Image (1982). I haven't seen it since it ran on HBO (I think) in the '80s. Out of print in VHS, never released on DVD.
     

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