Most Wanted Telefilms

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  1. Harry-N

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    No-one famous in TIME TRAVELERS? How about Richard Basehart as the doctor back in old Chicago who found the cure for the disease that was lost in the Great Fire.

    Also, the original story was from a fellow named Rod Serling, and it was produced as a pilot for a new series by Irwin Allen, as an update to his TIME TUNNEL series that failed to go more than one season.

    I'd also like to add CITY BENEATH THE SEA, another Irwin Allen pilot, to the list of shows that could stand a DVD release.

    Great titles in this list, by the way. I'd buy many of them.

    Ooh - one more - a more recent one - Scott Bakula and Robert Loggia in MERCY MISSION: THE RESCUE OF FLIGHT 771. I was lucky enough to find that one on LaserDisc, and as it's set at Christmas time, the wife and I dig it out every year.

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    Susie Q (1995 movie)
    One More Night (2006 movie starring Raven Symone)
    Does anybody else want these?
    -James
     
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    You're right, I missed Richard Basehart in the credits (it's been 20 years since I last saw it).
     
  4. Ethan Riley

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    I think "Trilogy of Terror" is available, but I'm not sure. That's the one with Karen Black in three roles, yes?

    I also want:

    "The Legend of Lizzie Borden" with Elizabeth Montgomery
    "I Love A Mystery" with Ida Lupino & Don Knotts
    "Where Have all the People Gone?"
    "Fresno" with Carol Burnett

    and that one where Linda Blair and Mark Hamill are drunken teens, driving each other crazy; that one was an all-time classic!
     
  5. Claude North

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    I want every made-for-TV movie from the 1970s.

    Seriously, a few more titles:

    The Secret Night Caller (Robert Reed as a man driven to make obscene phone calls!)
    It Couldn't Have Happened to a Nicer Guy (Paul Sorvino raped at gunpoint by a beautiful woman.)
    Someone I Touched (VD melodrama starring Cloris Leachman)
    The Initiation of Sarah (Carrie rip off starring Kay Lenz, Shelley Winters, and Morgans Brittany and Fairchild)
    Revenge (Shelley Winters holds hostage in her basement the man she thinks raped her daughter.)
    The Spell (Lee Grant's daughter gets involved with a coven.)
    Nightmare in Badham County (An all-star cast in a women's prison melodrama.)
    Women in Chains (Lois Nettleton goes undercover to battle sadistic prison guard Ida Lupino.)
    Terraces (Ultra-dreamy movie set in a 1970s swinging singles high-rise apartment building. Julie Newmar's kick split, alone, makes this a must-have!)
    Who Killed the Black Dahlia? (Lucie Arnaz as Elizabeth Short.)

    Plus, those two Elizabeth Montgomery classics, The Legend of Lizzie Borden and A Case of Rape. Especially the former, whose status as the only dramatic narrative film about the case makes it a must for home video.

    And, I'll cast a vote for every other title mentioned in this thread because I have a fondness for these films and can relate to everyone else's fondness for them. They are as beloved as any theatrical release.
     
  6. Scott Hamilton

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    Chiefs
    The Kid from Left Field
    Scout's Honor
    The Kid with the Broken Halo
    The Kid with the 200 I.Q.
    Victims (Howard Hesseman's best role)
    Special Bulletin
    Countdown To Looking Glass
    Threads
     
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    Larry, I believe the movie was called "Cyborg." At any rate, there are other movies that have yet to be released to DVD:

    The Fire Next Time (Craig Nelson from Coach and Bonnie Bedelia)

    The Sky's on Fire
    On Hostile Ground
    Nuremburh (Alec Baldwin)
    Ice (1998 Telefilm)
     
  8. FrancisP

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    A few more:

    The Aliens Are Coming
    Crash
    The Ghost of Flight 401
    Red Alert
    Satan's Triangle
     
  9. Justin_S

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    I'd love to have these on DVD:

    Dark Night of the Scarecrow (1981)
    Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)
    High Desert Kill (1989)
    Grave Secrets: The Legacy of Hilltop Drive (1992)
    Dying Room Only (1973)
    Special Bulletin (1983)
    Killdozer (1974)
    I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990)
    Fortress (1986)
    Red Alert (1977)
    The Norliss Tapes (1973)
    Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
    The Stranger Within (1974)
    The Spell (1977)
    Home For the Holidays (1972)
    Don't Go to Sleep (1982)
    A Howling in the Woods (1971)
    Beyond the Bermuda Triangle (1975)
    Are You in the House Alone? (1983)
    Sole Survivor (1970)
    Satan's Triangle (1975)
     
  10. Jon Hertzberg

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    A couple of intense 1981 offerings from ace television director John Llewellyn Moxey:
    The Violation of Sarah McDavid - w/Patty Duke in the titular role
    No Place to Hide - w/Keir Dullea, Kathleen Beller, and Mariette Hartley

    Moxey's impressive resume:
    http://imdb.com/name/nm0610303/
     
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    I would love to see some of the hour-long Fox telefilms which air on Fox Movie Channel as "Hour of Stars."

    On IMDb, there is a listing for Moxey's 1968 telefilm version of Laura, which was also the subject of a shorter, "Hour of Stars" version. Unfortunately, it appears that the 1968 telefilm is lost along with many others of the era:

     
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    Anybody else want to see "The California Kid," 1974 ABC movie with Martin Sheen? I loved this film.
     
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    I agree with "City Beneath the Sea", "Where Have All the People Gone?" and "Frankenstein: the True Story"

    Also:
    Death Takes a Holiday (1971) Monte Markham
    The Night That Panicked America (1976) Vic Morrow, Michael Constantine
    Count of Monte Cristo (1975) Richard Chamberlain, Tony Curtis
    The Questor Tapes (1974) Robert Foxworth, Mike Farrell
     
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    Re: "Most Wanted Telefilms", I'll second the already mentioned:


    (1) A Cold Night's Death (a.k.a., Chill Factor) (ABC Circle/Spelling, 1973)
    (2) Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (ABC Circle/Lorimar (WB), 1973)
    (3) The Norliss Tapes (20th Fox HV, 1973)
     
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    10-4, Eric. Remember Vic Morrow in that film? Great casting as the Sherrif. The last time I saw that on TV was back in the early 90's on WGN/Chicago.

    Here's a couple that I'd like to see:

    "The Strange and Deadly Occurrence" (1974)
    Robert Stack ..... Michael Rhodes
    Vera Miles ....... Christine Rhodes
    L.Q. Jones ....... Sheriff Berlinger
    Herb Edelman ..... Felix
    Dena Dietrich .... Audrey
    Ted Gehring ...... Dr. David Gillgreen
    Margaret Willock . Melissa Rhodes


    "One Of My Wives Is Missing" (1976)
    Jack Klugman ........ Inspector Murray Levine
    Elizabeth Ashley .... Elizabeth Corban
    James Franciscus .... Daniel Corban
     
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    One of My Wives Is Missing was later remade as Vanishing Act with Elliot Gould, Mike Farrell, Margot Kidder, and Fred Gwynne. (BTW, 'Wives is a remake of Honeymoon With A Stranger (1969)
     
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    Killdozer and The Norliss Tapes are both terrific bits of entertainment. I'd personally like to see a lot of the TV movies that aired as part of ABC's TV movie series. This included "The Night Stalker", "Duel" and many other terrific telefilms (it also included a whole bunch of bad ones as well but hey, we remember the good stuff, right?
     
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    Birds of Prey
    The Chase
    Deadly Encounter
    Exo-Man
    Future Cop
    Gargoyles
    Genesis II
    Mercy Mission: The Rescue of Flight 771
    Parker Kane
    Planet Earth
    The Questor Tapes
    Red Flag: The Ultimate Game
    Special Bulletin
    Timestalkers
    Time Travelers
    Where Have All The People Gone?
     
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    Wasn't GARGOYLES released on DVD?
     
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    Chameleons (1989) with Crytal Bernard, Superhero themed film that I think would have been a fine series.

    I-Man (1986) with Scott Backula, on DVD in the UK

    The B.R.A.T. Patrol (1986) with Sean Astin

    Mr. Boogedy (1986) I have the vacuum cleaner

    The Absent-Minded Professor (1988) with Harry Anderson, I think there were more than one of these but idb just lists one

    Not Quite Human (1987) (with Alan Thicke and Jay Underwood)

    Not Quite Human II (1989) (with Alan Thicke and Jay Underwood)

    Still Not Quite Human (1992) (with Alan Thicke and Jay Underwood)
     

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