Top 10 favourite 80s films that haven't been released in Blu-ray

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  1. Konstantinos

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    80s is my favourite decade in film, since I was born in 1980 and grew up through this decade.
    Many favourite films of mine have been released already, but there are many not released yet (and I haven't heard anything either).

    So, what are your top 10 favourite 80s films that you yet expect to be in Bluray?

    My list (in chronological order):

    Krull (1983)
    Spacehunter: Adventures in the forbidden zone (1983)
    Supergirl (1984)
    The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
    Explorers (1985)
    Return to oz (1985)
    Spacecamp (1986)
    Maurice (1987)
    Abyss (1989)
    Always (1989)

    (as you see sci-fi is my favourite genre in 80s films)

    My most wanted of all is:

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    Hmmm....

    Strange Brew

    (The only additional one I can think of at the moment)
     
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    Ten films I'd be happy to see released on Blu-Ray from the '80s -

    The Elephant Man
    The Abyss
    Witness
    Pink Floyd: The Wall
    American Gigolo
    Pretty in Pink
    Tootsie
    Gallipoli
    Some Kind of Wonderful
    Ordinary People

    - Walter.
     
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    The Elephant Man, Witness , American Gigolo and Tootsie have been released in Region Free Blurays in Europe.
     
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    Thanks for the update. I usually consider these questions from the perspective of a Region 1 release.

    BTW, I should have put Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins somewhere in my list. Hopefully with the theatrical aspect ratio, not the 1.33:1 AR on the DVD release.

    - Walter.
     
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    1. Time of the Gypsies2. The Dead3. Drugstore Cowboy4, Drowning By Numbers5. Xanadu6. A Tale of the Wind7. The Decalogue8. Pink Floyd: The Wall9. Rat-Trap (Elippathayam)10. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
     
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    I'm convinced it's 80's soundtrack/music rights (Culture Club, Human League?) holding Electric Dreams off of DVD in the US, never mind Blu-ray:

    Neverending Story, Metropolis...Giorgio Moroder was on a roll in '84. :)
     
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    Cruising
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    Beau Pere
    Pixote
    Local Hero
    Ten to Midnight
    The Border
    Mike's Murder
    The Emerald Forest
    The Believers

    I would also add Sharky's Machine, but that has already been confirmed as forthcoming from Warners.
     
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    I'd like to mention just five movies.

    Local Hero
    Midnight Run
    Local Hero
    Midnight Run

    Oh yes. Forgot to mention Local Hero. And Midnight Run.
     
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    Amadeus - original cut
    The Elephant Man
    Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
    Das Boot - 5 hour version
    1984
    The Gods Must Be Crazy

    that's all I can think of LOL
     
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    Wow..was going to say F/X and then checking on it I see it's been released in Sweden!
     
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    In no particular order:

    [*]Absolute Beginners
    [*]Under the Cherry Moon
    [*]Sign o' the Times
    [*]The Fabulous Baker Boys
    [*]Talk Radio
    [*]Pink Floyd The Wall
    [*]Streets of Fire
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    Gotta think of three more...
     
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    Out of the Blue (Dennis Hopper, 1980)
    Himala (Ishmael Bernal, 1982)
    Local Hero (Bill Forsyth, 1983)
    Come and See (Elem Klimov, 1985)
    Typhoon Club (Shinji Somai, 1985)
    Where is the Friend's Home? (Abbas Kiarostami, 1987)
    The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On (Kazuo Hara, 1987)
    Distant Voices, Still Lives (Terence Davies, 1988)
    A City of Sadness (Hou Hsiao-Hsien, 1989)
    The Decalogue (Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1989)
     
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    I'm hoping for this too.
    Director's cuts and extended cuts should be released as supplements, not as the main Bluray release of a film!
    It doesn't make sense to have an extended cut and not the original theatrical version.
     
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    Isn't "the Elephant Man" on Blu Ray? I think I have it.
     
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    It's available as a European import but it's not been released in Region A/North America.
     
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    I've been thinking about what is on blu-ray from this decade for a while and here are some I'd love to have...

    Prince of the City (1981) Directed by Sidney Lumet - Another intense story of a cop involved with exposing corruption within the ranks from Mr. Lumet. He knows this territory well and gets another great performance from his lead actor...this time Treat Williams in a career defining role.

    'Round Midnight (1986) Directed by Bertrand Tavernier - Just a beautiful film that I am surprised has not landed with somebody like Criterion. A great central performance from Dexter Gordon and the film is a love letter to jazz and really music in general.

    Drugstore Cowboy (1989) Directed by Gus Van Sant - Perhaps the best performance Matt Dillon ever gave and the supporting cast keeps up with him all the way. Van Sant nails every aspect of this story and you'll never throw a hat on a bed again.

    Year of the Dragon (1985) Directed by Michael Cimino - Cimino's last excellent film in my book. This one even greatly impressed (and influenced) Stanley Kubrick in that he could not believe that some of the New York Chinatown scenes were shot on sets. A great big operatic cop drama with excellent performances from John Lone and Mickey Rourke when he was in his prime.

    The Cotton Club (1984) Directed by Francis Ford Coppola - Would love to see a "director's cut" of this film but not sure Coppola (or anyone else) would revisit it. It had a troubled history and the story of making the film would be a great but probably too heated topic for a special feature. (Also from Coppola in the 1980s that I would love on blu Rumble Fish, Gardens of Stone, and Tucker The Man and his Dream)

    Local Hero (1983) Directed by Bill Forsyth - A favorite film period that I can't believe has never made it to blu-ray. Everything about this film is perfect.

    Diner (1982) Directed by Barry Levinson - Very funny slice of life comedy with a great ensemble cast.

    Salvador (1986) Directed by Oliver Stone - This is flat out just a great film that is gut punch every time you watch it. James Woods was never better and this one is perfect for Criterion as well.

    8 Million Ways to Die (1986) Directed by Hal Ashby - Basically because everything Ashby directed should be on blu-ray.

    The Falcon and the Snowman (1985) Directed by John Schlesinger - This is one of Sean Penn's best performances and the film grabs hold of you and never lets go right through to the end.


    So, there's just some of the 1980's stuff that I'd really like on blu-ray.
     
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