FINE T.V. MOVIES Not yet on DVD...

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  1. Dick

    Dick Producer

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    Remember when even Network t.v. was making ballsy, terrific movies that really had an edge?
    Sybil{/B](full 3-hours, please)
    That Certain Summer*(homosexuality theme - a first for network t.v.)
    Go Ask Alice(good film about teenage drug addiction)
    Surviving*(teen suicide - quite powerful)
    The Burning Bed(Great Farrah Fawcett performance)
    Bitter Harvest{/B](Ron Howard as farmer facing bankruptcy)
    The Point*(animated, with music by Nilsson)
    Death of A Salesman(Dustin Hoffman. Superb)
    Something Evil*(Pre-DUEL Spielberg, fairly creepy)
    Night Gallery* (Pilot episode of series, ditto)
    Something About Amelia* Fine film about incest with Ted Danson.
    Angel City{/B]
    And of course there have been many excellent cable movies.
    The Burning Season(HBO - one of Raul Julia's last roles)
    Countdown To Looking Glass*(HBO - nuclear war thriller)
    Threads(British, nuclear war film, better than THE DAY AFTER)
    ...add your own.
    So MANY great t.v. films languishing in video limbo. Godo thing some are available now, such as
    The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman(You owe it to yourself to see this amazing movie with Cicely Tyson)
    The Glass House(Alan Alda in prison)
    Night Stalker(Darren McGavin)
    and a handful of other
     
  2. Randy A Salas

    Randy A Salas Screenwriter

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    I wish they'd release one of my favorites, a guilty pleasure, from years ago:
    The Legend of Lizzie Borden, with Elizabeth Montgomery in the title role. That scene where the father shows young Lizzie how bodies are preserved, using her mom as the example, still creeps me out.
     
  3. John Berggren

    John Berggren Producer

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    I'd like to see


    DOING TIME ON MAPLE DRIVE
     
  4. Daniel Kikin

    Daniel Kikin Screenwriter

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    Being a Tom Clancy fan, I'd love to have Op Center from 1995 on DVD too.
     
  5. RobertDragon

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    i could swear that i saw OpCenter on dvd many years ago. Like 3 -4 years ago at a suncoast. I could be wrong, but i remember it being $30 and at the time, not wanting to get it for that much.
     
  6. Daniel Kikin

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    It could be but I searched both DVDEmpire and Amazon and it didn't even show up as being OOP.
     
  7. Robert Dunnill

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    How about The California Kid (Martin Sheen)?
    RD
     
  8. PaulaJ

    PaulaJ Supporting Actor

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    I'll second Doing Time on Maple Drive, and add

    Promise (with James Garner and James Wood)

    The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Ian McKellen)

    Mazes and Monsters (very early Tom Hanks)

    Friendly Fire (Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, Sam Waterston, Timothy Hutton)

    Mr. and Mrs. Loving (Timothy Hutton, Lela Rochon)

    Murder in the Heartland (Tim Roth, Fairuza Balk)

    Club Land (Alan Alda, Steven Weber)

    -- Paula
     
  9. Steve Phillips

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    How can you leave out RETURN OF THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES? [​IMG]
     
  10. Jeff Kleist

    Jeff Kleist Executive Producer

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    The Anthony Andrews Scarlet Pimpernel IS on DVD in the UK
     
  11. Kevin McCorry

    Kevin McCorry Stunt Coordinator

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    World War III with David Soul, Cathy Lee Crosby,
    Rock Hudson, Brian Keith, Jeroen Krabbe, Herbert Jefferson
    Jr., Katherine Helmond.
    The Martian Chronicles with Rock Hudson, Roddy
    McDowall, Bernie Casey, Gayle Hunnicutt, Nicholas Hammond,
    Darren McGavin, Barry Morse, Fritz Weaver.
    The Day After with Jsason Robards et al.
    Treasure Island with Charlton Heston, Christian
    Bale, Christopher Lee, Julian Glover, Richard Johnson.
    Rendezvous Hotel with Bill Daily et al.
    Jekyll & Hyde with Michael Caine et al.
     
  12. Frank Sadler

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    Psycho IV please
     
  13. DennisP

    DennisP Stunt Coordinator

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    How about "Nowhere to Run" with David Jansen?
     
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    "Love Among the Ruins" with Olivier and Katherine Hepburn
     
  15. John Watson

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    I'd also like MARTIAN CHRONICLES please.

    And while they are working in the vaults

    WILD PALMS

    VANITY FAIR (as on A&E a few years ago)

    and SHOGUN
     
  16. Rex Bachmann

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    My two cents' worth:
    1. Deathdream (a.ka. Nightwalk) (1973)
    2. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Lorimar (> Warner Bros.?), 1973)
    3. A Cold Night's Death (a.k.a. Chill Factor) (1972)
    4. The Norliss Tapes (Fox, 1973)
     
  17. DeeF

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    The House That Wouldn't Die (Ammie, Come Home)
    Crowhaven Farm

    Two scary TV movies

    Also, The Executioner's Song (I don't know if it's available)
     
  18. Jamie Cole

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    I'd like to see the most excellent WWIII drama By Dawn's Early Light , starring Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Rip Torn, Peter MacNicol ... and Martin Landau as the President of the United States!
    It really was a fun little movie, not quite as provocative or graphic as The Day After but still quite good.
     
  19. DeeF

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    Speaking of Powers Boothe, what about the Jonestown story?
     
  20. Gregory Pauswinski

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    I'll second Wild Palms. That was a great miniseries!
    Gregory
     

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