Directors Obscure films that you would love to see on DVD.

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  1. Jay E

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    By obscure, I mean films that no one talks about at this forum or anywhere else. Films that you think no one else would know or care about. Personaly, I am restricting this to English Language films as Foreign films would give me too many choices. As it is, there are too many to name so I'll just pick 10 at random:
    Dirty Little Billy
    Fine Madness, A
    Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The
    Incident, The
    Island of Terror
    Joe
    Melody
    Straight Time
    Torture Chamber of Dr Sadism
    WUSA
     
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    Well lots of obscure movies to the general public are discussed here. The following are movies I want on dvd that follow your definition of obscure, in that I can't recall them ever being mentioned in a thread here, although I'm sure lots of members have heard of the movies.
    The Long, Long Trailer
    A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
    Mosby's Marauders
    Third Man on the Mountain
    Night Train to Munich
    The Paleface
    Houseboat
    A Guide for the Married Man
    Man's Favorite Sport
    Up in Arms
    The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
    The Reluctant Astronaut
    The Shakiest Gun in the West
    Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    Fun with Dick & Jane
    Sorry, Wrong Number
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    The Chipmunk Adventure
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    Nowhere
    Fugazi Documentary(Dont know the name of it, but tey play it on Sundance Channel, which just got the boot from my cable company [​IMG])
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    The Gods Must be Crazy
    Quest for Fire
     
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    "Starchaser: The Legend Of Orin" (The 3-D animated film)
    "Rock & Rule"
    And another vote for "Fun with Dick & Jane"
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  7. Jay E

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    George
    I have 5 of your films on Laser:
    The Long, Long Trailer
    Houseboat
    The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
    The Reluctant Astronaut
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    I love the title song of The Guide for the Married Man by the "Turtles". Even though I've never seen the film, I would buy the DVD just to hear that.
     
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    First and foremost The Fearless Vampire Killers. [​IMG] Others I was thinking of the other day:
    Imitation Of Life (1934)
    A Letter To Three Wives (1949)
    Shenandoah (1965)
    Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)
    Also, George Kaplan's list reminded me of the classic Don Knotts movies. I would love to see these released on DVD. [​IMG]
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    Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)?
    [Edited last by Jeff Amaris on October 11, 2001 at 05:30 PM]
     
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    Obscure or forgotten films I'd like to see on DVD include...
    The Skull (1965)
    Dr.Terrors House of Horrors (1965)
    Night of the Demon (1958)
    House of Usher (1960)
    Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
    The Raven (1963)
    Masque of the Red Death (1964)
    And many Hammer Horror classics too many to mention.
     
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    The Swarm!
    The Deadly Bees!
    oh, and The Boneyard. Silly to the extreme, but any horror movie with Phyllis Diller and this cover can't be too bad!
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    (BTW, when looking for the cover, I found out it was out on DVD!)
     
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    The Thin Blue Line
    Gates of Heaven
    A Brief History of Time
    Three of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and they're all directed by the same guy, Errol Morris. If you're feeling a bit adventurous, I highly recommend you go out and buy or rent his latest film, Mr. Death. A great piece of work.
    Oh, and I'll throw in another vote for Fearless Vampire Killers. But ONLY if it's Polanski's original cut.
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    The Reflecting Skin - if you like David Lynch's films, you like this.
    Men with Guns - didn't anyone else see this John Sayles film? Shoot! This was filmed in Spanish...
    Santa Sangre - Alejandro Jodorowsky at his hallucinatory best.
    The Ninth Configuration - not so much obscure as underrated. I can't believe you guys [apparently] haven't seen this...
    Voyager - stars Sam Shepard and Julie Delphy. This is an adaptation of Max Frisch's novel Homo Faber.
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    Sante Sangre
    Superfly - ok, maybe it's not obscure but I haven't seen it discussed much and it's the one blaxploitation classic not on DVD.
    The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
    Gates of Heaven
    To Be Or Not To Be
    Miracle At Morgan Creek
    Hail The Conquering Hero
    The Wind (1927)
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    This will probably never come to DVD, but I would like to see Something for Joey, the made-for-TV movie of John Cappelletti winning the 1973 Heisman Trophy at Penn State for his brother, Joey, who was dying of leukemia. The movie aired on TV many years ago and is never on anymore. I am a Penn State grad. and passed up the chance to get the movie on videotape when I was in State College last fall. When I went back there in February, the one store that had it was sold out and said they would not be getting it again. [​IMG]
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