MGM/UA Titles Wanted on DVD

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  1. Brian PB

    Brian PB Supporting Actor

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    My Most-Coveted MGM/UA Films Begging for DVD Release:

    Robert Altman: Thieves Like Us (1974)
    Gianni Amelio: Il Ladro di Bambini/The Stolen Children (1992)
    Denys Arcand: Jesus of Montreal (1989)
    Ingmar Bergman: Fanny and Alexander (1983) [THANKS for the November slate of Bergman releases!]
    Fritz Lang: The Woman in the Window (1944)
    Ang Lee: The Wedding Banquet (1993)
    Ernst Lubitsch: Ninotchka (1939)
    David Lynch: Wild at Heart (1990)
    Louis Malle: Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) and Murmur of the Heart (1971)
    Marcel Ophuls: Hotel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, His Life and Times (1988)
    Paolo & Vitto Taviani: Chaos (1984)
    Zhang Yimou: Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

    Thanks.

    [Edited 4/15/03]
     
  2. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    Brian

    These films are owned by Warner now:

    Tod Browning: Freaks (1932)
    Jack Conway: Libeled Lady (1936)
    Tay Garnett: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    Ernst Lubitsch: Ninotchka (1939)
    H.C. Potter: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
    Jacques Tourneur: Cat People (1942) and Out of the Past (1947)
    King Vidor: The Big Parade (1925) and The Crowd (1928)
     
  3. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Screenwriter

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    gentlemen marry brunettes
    caesar and cleopatra
    hawaii
    solomon and sheba
    man of la mancha
    i could go on singing
     
  4. Greg_M

    Greg_M Screenwriter

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    MAN OF LA MANCHA (widescreen)
     
  5. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Screenwriter

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    Here's some of what I'd like to see on DVD from MGM, all in OAR:

    NORTH WEST FRONTIER (1959, a.k.a. FLAME OVER INDIA)
    BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967)
    99 RIVER STREET (1953)
    PLAY DIRTY (1968)
    BEACH RED (1967)
    DAY OF THE OUTLAW (1959)
    A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (1971, un-cut, a.k.a. DUCK YOU SUCKER)
    SABATA (1969)
    RETURN OF SABATA (1971)
    ADIOS, SABATA (1970, a.k.a. INDIO BLACK)
    DEATH RIDES A HORSE (1967)
    THE MERCENARY (1968)
    THE QUATERMASS X-PERIMENT (1956)
    THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944)
    ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (1959)
    BURN WITCH BURN (1961, a.k.a. NIGHT OF THE EAGLE)
    THE MAN FROM HONG KONG (1975, a.k.a. THE DRAGON FLIES)
    PANIC IN YEAR ZERO (1962)
    THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964)
    WILD IN THE STREETS (1968)
    UP IN THE CELLAR (1970, a.k.a. THREE IN THE CELLAR)
    THE TIME TRAVELERS (1964)
    ALAKAZAM THE GREAT (1961)
    THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! (1966)
    THUNDERBIRD 6 (1968)
    OPERATION: KID BROTHER (1967)
    MASQUERADE (1965)
    THE LIQUIDATOR (1966)
    SHOUT AT THE DEVIL (1976, un-cut)
    MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953)
    GOG (1954)
    THE TWONKY (1953)

    From the Goldwyn & Selznick catalogs:

    THE FOUR FEATHERS (1939)
    CHARLY (1968)
    A MINUTE TO PRAY... A SECOND TO DIE (1968, with both endings)
    THE GHOST GOES WEST (1936)
    THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1938, restored & un-cut)
    THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES (1937)
    THE JUNGLE BOOK (1942)
    THE WESTERNER (1940)
    COME & GET IT (1936)
    BARBARY COAST (1935)

    Thank you for your kind attention.
     
  6. Brian PB

    Brian PB Supporting Actor

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    Jay E: Thanks for setting me straight. I've edited my original post to reflect the changes (and correspondingly lengthened my Warners list).

    I must say that the topic of which-studio-owns-which-title is very confusing (due to the complex deals struck in the 80's by the likes of MGM, Ted Turner, and AOL/Time/Warner). From what I've been able to figure out, Warner has control of pre-1986 MGM films and most of the RKO films. MGM/UA owns its own films produced from 1986 onward and the UA and Orion film libraries.
     
  7. Bruce Morrison

    Bruce Morrison Supporting Actor

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    I'll second the request for Altman's 'Thieves Like Us' and both the Malle films. Robert Altman is not yet well represented on DVD. Other key films still needed are 'California Split' (Columbia), '3 Women' (Fox), 'Secret Honor' (anyone know who owns this one?) and 'Short Cuts' (New Line).
     
  8. Thomas Kolla

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    I'd like to see:

    The Music Lovers
    Valentino
    The Return of Count Yorga
    The Vampire (1957)
    The Return of Dracula
    Vampire and the Ballerina
    The Blood on Satan's Claw
    Diary of a Madman
    Sabata trilogy
    Incredible Two Headed Transplant (Bruce Dern)
    The Savage Seven
     
  9. Bill Huelbig

    Bill Huelbig Second Unit

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    I'd like to second Joe Caps's choice of HAWAII.

    --Bill
     
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  11. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    Here's my most wanted list, containing some titles already mentioned:

    Blood on Satan's Claw
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Burn, Witch, Burn
    Cops & Robbers
    Electra Glide in Blue
    Fistful of Dynamite, A
    Fugitive Kind, The
    Group, The
    Thieves Like Us
     

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