SHOCKED: Movies that don't have special editions yet

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Michael Allred, Oct 1, 2006.

  1. Michael Allred

    Michael Allred Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2000
    Messages:
    1,720
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    MI
    Real Name:
    Michael
    I was looking through my DVD collection the other day and checking out which ones needed to be upgraded from the bare bones versions to the special editions that are currently available. I decided to make note of which DVDs simply do NOT have a special edition at all. So this list isn't about movies that aren't on DVD yet, or DVDs that are SEs but you think they should be 2 disc sets, etc. I'm talking about movies currently on DVD that have NO special features at all and you're absolutely surprised the studios haven't released one yet, either because they were big box office hits, critical favorites or have found a dedicated cult following. Feel free to add to my list. This list involves region 1 releases only.

    Air Force One
    Beetlejuice
    The Birdcage
    Creepshow
    Dick Tracy
    Escape from LA
    48 Hours
    Fright Night
    The Game
    Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - does have a commentary though-
    Misery
    Nightbreed
    Poltergeist
    Prince of Darkness
    Raising Arizona
    The Road Warrior
    Scary Movie
    Scream
    They Live
    True Lies
    Under Siege
    Wayne's World

    I'm genuinely surprised that none of these have even a marginally decent special edition DVD release yet.

    Any other additions?
     
  2. Robert Grourke

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 1999
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Air Force One has a commentary.
     
  3. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,376
    Likes Received:
    6
    Real Name:
    Christian Preischl
    Scream has been available as an R1 SE for ages, however it's still non-anamorphic (and only the R-rated cut).
     
  4. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,125
    Likes Received:
    388
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    wonder what happened to THE GAME.

    DAvid prior who worked on the panic room special edition was somewhat cryptic but seemed to give the impression a spec ed was forthcoming for the game.

    in a thread a year ago or so.
     
  5. Christian Preischl

    Christian Preischl Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 11, 2001
    Messages:
    1,376
    Likes Received:
    6
    Real Name:
    Christian Preischl
    Strange, isn't it?

    Universal has released a single disc special edition in region 2 earlier this year, however the extras are somewhat underwhelming which is why I never upgraded. I still have the hope that an R1 release, should it ever come, will be a lot more special.
     
  6. Bob_S.

    Bob_S. Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2004
    Messages:
    844
    Likes Received:
    199
    Still waiting for a First Knight SE
     
  7. Jim Peavy

    Jim Peavy Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2002
    Messages:
    719
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know how shocked I am, but I'd definitely love one for The Road Warrior and Bram Stoker's Dracula (I believe the latter is coming '07).

    True Lies should have one, too (though I ain't a big fan of the movie, I am a Cameron fan).

    But The Birdcage, Dick Tracy, Escape from LA, They Live and Wayne's World - ? You really think these are deserving of Special Editions (with all the bells and whistles)?
     
  8. Ray_R

    Ray_R Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Feb 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,559
    Likes Received:
    1
    What about my thread of which hasn't been updated in awhile?[​IMG]
     
  9. Sebastien S

    Sebastien S Second Unit

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2003
    Messages:
    373
    Likes Received:
    0
    The Hand that rocks the Cradle
    The Devil's Own
    The Ghost and the Darkness
    Face/Off
    Dangerous Minds
    Wolf
    Time Cop
    Twins
    Kintergarden Cop
    Sleepers
     
  10. Charles Ellis

    Charles Ellis Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2002
    Messages:
    1,936
    Likes Received:
    96
    It's not just hits from the 80s and 90s- only recently has there been an announcement made for a Special Edition of The Punisher starring Tom Jane and John Travolta, and even last year's Brokeback Mountain has yet to receive the SE treatment, though I wouldn't be surprised if one was in the works already. More double-dipping for the consumer- rats!
     
  11. Andy Sheets

    Andy Sheets Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2000
    Messages:
    2,371
    Likes Received:
    1

    IIRC, Road Warrior is in the works? I think True Lies would have had one by now if not for 9/11.

    I'd probably buy a Dick Tracy SE. I think it's an interesting movie.

    I'll second Raising Arizona, and I'd like a new version of The Rocketeer.
     
  12. ChrisCook

    ChrisCook Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    1,532
    Likes Received:
    4
    The Freshman
     
  13. WillG

    WillG Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,621
    Likes Received:
    131

    An SE exists in R2. Don't know why they won't bring it here.
     
  14. Mark Cappelletty

    Mark Cappelletty Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 1999
    Messages:
    2,234
    Likes Received:
    148
    I thought a FACE/OFF SE was forthcoming. As for the John Carpenter titles mentioned, I just want R1 versions of STARMAN, PRINCE OF DARKNESS, and THEY LIVE with the commentary tracks found in their Europeean counterparts.

    And don't get me started on THE GAME...
     
  15. John Simon

    John Simon Second Unit

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2001
    Messages:
    449
    Likes Received:
    0
    Don't forget BIG...
     
  16. Frank@N

    Frank@N Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2002
    Messages:
    1,718
    Likes Received:
    0
    Anyone mention 'The Rocketeer' or 'Outland'?

    Two good movies with piss-poor DVDs.
     
  17. Brandon.B

    Brandon.B Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    125
    Likes Received:
    0
    BEETLEJUICE most of all, I can't believe there is still no SE for that. Its crazy to me and its one that keeps getting mentioned over and over. Its like my favorite movie of all time, seriously. After a wait like this, I want a jam packed DVD, with a full view of the whole day-o shrimp dinner scene [​IMG]

    I'm fine with the Wayne's World we already have, has enough special features for me. Dick Tracy I'd love to see, I haven't purchased the DVD yet waiting for an SE. Hocus Pocus I'd like to see an SE of as well as the first two Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies that I also have not purchased yet in hopes for some SEs. Birdcage is one of my fav movies and I might get a SE if it had good enough stuff on it. True Lies, YES, where is this too? I love this movie and really wanna pick this up, but have held off once again in hopes of a SE.
     
  18. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,125
    Likes Received:
    388
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    ALL 3 HONEy i shrunk movies need at least to be given better treatmant.
     
  19. KieranO'C

    KieranO'C Agent

    Joined:
    Feb 21, 2006
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    0
    12 Angry Men, Badlands...the list goes on.
     
  20. Matthew Marino

    Matthew Marino Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2003
    Messages:
    185
    Likes Received:
    0

    Honey, I Shrunk the Kids was the first I thought of. Even besides the lack of the features, it's not even available in widescreen.
     

Share This Page