Top 10 Favourite 60s films that haven't been released in Blu-ray

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  1. Konstantinos

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    Well, he have a thread for 80s, one for 70s, so this was inevitable! :D
    I really like these threads because I learn of new films, and new releases!

    60s is a more favourite decade than 70s, so I have much more to choose from, and this is going to be really difficult (wrote down a list 0f 30 initially, and cut it to 10):


    Pollyanna (1960)
    Swiss Family Robinson (1960)
    The Fugitive Kind (1960)
    The Parent Trap (1961)
    Sodom and Gommorah (1962)
    The Spiral Road (1962)
    The SandPiper (1965)
    Those Calloways (1965)
    Reflections in a Golden Eye (1967) (both versions, the regular one and the golden filter one)
    The Lion in Winter (1968)
     
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    Okay, I'm going to step in here because I don't want this area of the forum to be overcome with "Top Ten" threads. Can we let some of the other "Top Ten" threads die down before starting a new one? Thanks.
     
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    Yes please. We already have waaaaay too many threads with people simply listing movies they want released on Blu-Ray.
     
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    Sigh. The people who were responding seem to enjoy them. Not sure why it's so hard to ignore a thread if it holds no interest.
     
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    Because I don't want this area becoming dominated by polling threads which happened here around 2000 timeline. The forum's software area had several such threads throughout the first page of that area which caused us to establish a separate polling area. Listen, I don't mind these kind of threads in general, I just don't want a new one established every few days.
     
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    Damn! The sixties is my favourite decade for movies. I was born in 1950 (the cleverest thing I've ever done), so the sixties were my teen years. But...rules is rules.For the record, I like making lists & reading other peoples, & going back to them a year later to see what's been released.
     
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    I never said this thread can't exist nor that people shouldn't post their top ten listings in it. I'm just saying let's not go overboard by starting a new top ten thread every few days. As an example, let this thread run its course for a while before starting a new top ten thread on another decade, genre, etc, etc. Like my The King and I reference? :)
     
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    Freud - 1962
    Fail-Safe - 1964
    Reflections in a Golden Eye - 1967
    The Red Tent - 1969
    Take The Money and Run - 1969
     
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    Fail Safe (1964)The Satan Bug (1965)Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967)THE ALAMO (1960)The Sundowners (1960)Hell is for Heroes (1962)The Hallelujah Trail (1965)Wait Until Dark (1967)The Flight of the Phoenix (1967)How to Steal a Million (1966)The Sons of Katie Elder (1965)
     
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    OK folks, here's my list for the 1960s which I'd love to see come to Blu.

    The Ambushers (1967): Trying to cash in on the success of James Bond movies, Columbia Pictures launched four movie adaptations of fictional spy Matt Helm books. I have the "Matt Helm Lounge" DVD set as I wanted to see this movie from a adult perspective (I was 8 when I saw it last in theater).
    Oh and Dean Martin's Matt Helm films are pretty much reviled by true Matt Helm fans.

    From IMDB: " A flying saucer built by the U.S. government is launched into space on a top secret test flight. Due to some unknown reason, the saucer can only be piloted by a woman (male test pilots died of radiation poisoning). Sheila Sommars is the pilot chosen and all goes well until Jose Ortega, an exiled ruler for an outlaw nation, uses a secret remote control device to cause the ship to land at his secret base in Mexico. Ortega then rapes Sheila and leaves her for dead only to be found a few months later in a state of shock. Agent Matt Helm is then assigned to find the saucer, with Sheila posing as his wife. When he gets to Mexico, he must not only deal with Ortega and his henchman Quintana, but with enemy agent Fracesca Madeiros (an operative for Helm's main nemesis Big O) and an Arab agent/assassin named Nassim. "
    From Wikipedia: " The film was the third of four produced in the late 1960s starring Martin as secret agent Matt Helm. It followed The Silencers and Murderers' Row and like those earlier films followed the approach of being a spoof of the James Bond film series rather than a straight adaptation of Hamilton's novel. It was followed by one more, The Wrecking Crew in 1969." - Written by Brian Washington

    The Assassination Bureau (1969): Caught this one as a teenager in around 1974 or so on TV. Pretty much a dark comedy but we get nice acting from Diana Rigg and Oliver Reed. Warner Archive released this one on DVD not too long ago but of course would love a blu.
    From IMDB: For her first assignment a lady journalist tracks down the head of an organisation offering to kill, for money, people deserving of such a fate. She thinks herself very clever when he agrees to take a contract with himself as the target. What she doesn't know is that her paper's owner is second-in-command in the Bureau and has his own reasons for supporting her challenge. - Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

    Clambake (1968): This was actually my first Elvis film (at age 9) as our parents dropped us off at the theater. I ended up seeing this movie twice and of course got a crush on the female lead (played by a young Shelly Fabares). I thought this was a pretty good Elvis movie but as I now know, there are far better ones, a couple actually coming to Blu-ray soon. As a side note, I'd also love to see the Elvis TV Special from 1968 on blu. A few years ago, I found a DVD (letterboxed) version at the Nostalgiaville store off I-70 in Missouri and of course had to buy it ($24).

    Die Die My Darling (1965): This one scared the daylights out of me when I saw it on TV as a young kid. Early roles for Stephanie Powers and Donald Sutherland.
    From IMDB: " The spoiled Patricia Carroll arrives in London to get married with her fiancé Alan Glentower. However, the stubborn Pat decides to pay a visit in the country to Mrs. Trefoile, the mother of her former fiancé Stephen, who died in a car accident. Once there, the religious fanatic Mrs. Trefoile insists to Pat to stay overnight to go to the mass on the next morning. After going to the church, the naive Pat tells Mrs. Trefoile that she was not going to marry Stephen, triggering her insanity. Mrs. Trefoile abducts Pat to purify her sins and make her pure for her beloved son. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil"

    Fail Safe (1964):
    From IMDB: A series of human and computer errors sends a squadron of American 'Vindicator' bombers to nuke Moscow. The President, in order to convince the Soviets that this is a mistake, orders the Strategic Air Command to help the Soviets stop them.

    Hellfighters (1969): A John Wayne action movie that wasn't based on a Western or a military theme. I was 10 when I saw this but I really enjoyed it.
    From IMDB: The adventures of oil well fire specialist Chance Buckman (based on real-life Red Adair), who extinguishes massive fires in oil fields around the world. Written by Jim Beaver

    Hammerhead (1968): In the wake of the massive success of the James Bond spy-genre movies, studio moguls started moving to launch their own spy genre films using other well-known spy characters from other books such as Matt Helm and Charles Hood. Hammerhead is the first (and so far only) Charles Hood movie. I seem to remember Hood getting his ass handed to him a lot but most defining for a 14 year old seeing this on TV, Judy Geeson's jiggly behind in the motorcycle chase scene. A limited printing DVD was released in 2011 which I have. Lots of avant-garde live-action art scenes to open the movie. IMDB's brief opening description is kinda funny.
    From IMDB: " An American agent has tracked down the stronghold of an evil criminal mastermind, determined to take over the world (what, another one ?)."

    The Parent Trap (1961): Now this is one I saw i theatres during a late 1960 re-release. Loved it and in the VHS days, I did procure a copy of the original along with a copy of the 1998 remake which I thought wasn't bad. Would not mind having both versions on Blu perhaps as a double set. Might like the sequels done with Hayley Mills thrown in as well.


    The Pink Panther (1963): Had to wait till I was an adult to appreciate this movie, never got to see it in theater (considering I was only 4 at the time). Here's wishing that they get the whole Pink Panther series on blu. I guess I wouldn't mind the remakes as long as I got the originals first. Oh and I do have the Pink Panther Set DVD.

    A Shot In The Dark (1964): Ditto for this one.

    Way Way Out (1966): I remember seeing the previews for this movie (at age 7) and being a big fan of the Space Program that I was, even at that age, I really wanted to see this space movie and wanted my parents to bring me (which they never did, I ended up watching a boring Western with my parents while WWO was right next door). The most risque Jerry Lewis movie I've ever seen. (haven't yet seen Artist & Models but hope a blu comes out soon).
    No DVD release here in the States but I think there is a German DVD release. Amazon has it on Instant Video in HD but the HD quality of the download leaves something to be desired, namely HD quality. Better though than anything on YouTube.

    From IMDB: " The Americans and the Russians each have a two-person base on the moon. The Americans have had to keep replacing their astronaut teams because they quickly go crazy; they have been using only male astronauts on the unspoken assumption that this would avoid any possibility of impropriety. The Russians, as godless Communists, are under no such constraints, and their male-female team has remained well-adjusted. At the start of the film, a male and female American astronaut team is sent up to replace the sex-starved all-male team. The government insists on them being married first to preserve morality. Most of the story revolves around the eventual consummation of this marriage of convenience, and around their relationship with their Russian neighbors, who keep casually dropping by."
     
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    I feel lucky that I picked up MGM's blu-ray of The Pink Panther (1963) a couple of years ago when it came out. I was about to tell you it was already available, but when I double checked, I see it's out-of-print already.
     
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    In alphabetical order:

    Anne of the Thousand Days
    Cat Ballou
    The Fearless Vampire Killers (or Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck)
    How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    The Lion in Winter
    Lover Come Back
    A Man For All Seasons
    Sweet Charity
    They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
    To Sir With Love

    Honorable Mention: Hawaii (Restored Roadshow Version)
     
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    Hellfighters is out in BD via the Scandanavian company Soul Media. It is 1080i/50Hz and region B so you need the right gear to play it, but the picture quality is excellent.
     
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    The Dark At The Top Of The Stairs (1960)
    Strangers When We Meet (1960)
    Blue Hawaii (1961)
    Parrish (1961)
    One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
    The Sons Of Katie Elder (1965)
    In Harm's Way (1965)
    Beau Geste (1966)
    Tony Rome (1967)
    Rough Night In Jerico (1967)
     
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    My listing from the 60s without a Region 1 BD Release:

    Donovan's Reef
    Hombre
    Spencer's Mountain
    Elmer Gantry
    The Courtship of Eddie's Father
    The Alamo
    To Sir with Love
    Seven Days in May
    Birdman of Alcatraz
    Inherit the Wind
     
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    Here are ten films I'd be happy to see on Blu-Ray:

    Hud
    Fail-Safe
    Seven Days in May
    Blow-Up
    Fahrenheit 451
    The Naked Prey
    Bedazzled
    Hombre - Did nearly every Paul Newman film in the '60s start with an 'H'? (Well, not Cool Hand Luke).
    A Guide for the Married Man - One of my favorite guilty pleasures.
    Charly

    Oh yeah, and of course all of the American International 'Bikini' Films from the '60s. Guilty pleasures one and all.

    - Walter.
     
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    My ten choices without a Region 1 Blu-ray release:

    1. Wait Until Dark
    2. Two for the Road
    3. The Great Race
    4. The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
    5. Hawaii
    6. Tom Jones
    7. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    8. Star!
    9. Inside Daisy Clover
    10. The Thrill of It All!
     
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    [*]Island of Terror ( which I think is getting a UK release, but not in the US)
    [*]Ghidorah the 3 Headed Monster
    [*]Godzilla vs Mothra original
    [*]Monster Zero
    [*]Night of the Eagle
    [*]Planet of the Vampires
    [*]Yog Monster from Space
    [*]The Valley of Gwangi
    [*]War of the Garantuas
    [*]Frankenstein Conquers the World
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    Every time I read these lists.....I find another film I'd add to MY list. My list has gone from 10 to about 40 (and counting!).
     
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    In no particular order:

    Unearthly Stranger (1963)
    Burn Witch Burn (1962)
    The Bliss of Mrs. Blossom (1968)
    Alakazam the Great (1960)
    Day of the Triffids (1963)
    Danger Route (1967)
    The Magic Serpent (1966)
    Godzilla vs Mothra (1964, with the U.S. version in full 2.35:1 Tohoscope, unlike the 1.85:1 crop-box transfer Classic Media's DVD offered)
    The Human Vapor (1960)
    Gorath (1962)

    Honorable mention:

    One Million Years B.C. (1966, the longer U.K. release version)
    Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965)
    The Incident (1967)
    I Start Counting (1969)
    Blood and Roses (1960)
    Dark of the Sun (1968)
    The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962)
    Face to Face (1967)
    Fraulein Doktor (1969)
    Woman of Straw (1964)
    Return from the Ashes (1965)
    The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon (1963)
     

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