Universal requests for 2006

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Bob Engleman, Dec 29, 2005.

  1. Bob Engleman

    Bob Engleman Stunt Coordinator

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    I'm back this yr. with the same:

    1.Against All Flags
    2.Belarus File, The (Telly Savalas as Kojak)
    3.Black Shield of Falworth

    In addition to the above, it appears Universal holds the rights to several unreleased Kojak films, so I'm inserting them into this request.

    Bob Engleman
     
  2. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Screenwriter

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    My biggest request is that Universal would correct their DVD-18 debacle (which was fine in theory, but lousy in execution), and institute a proper replacement program for those with faulty discs.

    Beyond that, I'd like to see these released on DVD (all presented in their proper aspect ratios) in 2006, or at least in the not-too-distant future:

    Horror & Sci-Fi:

    THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933)
    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
    THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)
    TARANTULA (1955)
    MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933)
    DR. CYCLOPS (1940)
    SUPERNATURAL (1933)
    TERROR ABOARD (1933)
    MURDER BY THE CLOCK (1932)
    TOWER OF LONDON (1939)
    THE MAN MADE MONSTER (1941)
    THE MONSTER & THE GIRL (1941)
    THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)
    THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957)
    THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957)
    MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS (1958)
    CULT OF THE COBRA (1955)
    THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956)
    THE LEECH WOMAN (1960)
    THE THING THAT COULDN'T DIE (1958)
    SHADOW OF THE CAT (1961)
    ISLAND OF TERROR (1966)
    THE PROJECTED MAN (1967)
    DARK INTRUDER (1965)
    JOURNEY TO THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN (1969)

    Film Noir/Crime/Suspense:

    DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    THE PHANTOM LADY (1944)
    MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944)
    THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)
    THE GLASS KEY (1942)
    RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947)
    O.S.S. (1946)
    THE NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (1948)
    WOMAN IN HIDING (1949)
    THE GLASS WEB (1953)
    DRAGNET (1954)
    NAKED ALIBI (1954)
    THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER (1963)
    MIRAGE (1965)
    GAMBIT (1966)
    ARABESQUE (1966)

    Classic Comedies:

    MURDER HE SAYS (1945)
    REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940, scripted by Preston Sturges)
    EASY LIVING (1937, scripted by Preston Sturges)
    THE GREAT MCGINTY (1940, Preston Sturges)
    CHRISTMAS IN JULY (1940, Preston Sturges)
    HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO (1944, Preston Sturges)
    MILLION DOLLAR LEGS (1932, W.C. Fields)
    IF I HAD A MILLION (1932, W.C. Fields)
    ALICE IN WONDERLAND (1933, W.C. Fields)
    TILLIE & GUS (1933, W.C. Fields)
    THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY (1934, W.C. Fields)
    MRS. WIGGS OF THE CABBAGE PATCH (1934, W.C. Fields)
    YOU'RE TELLING ME! (1934, W.C. Fields)
    THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE (1935, W.C. Fields)
    MISSISSIPPI (1935, W.C. Fields)
    POPPY (1936, W.C. Fields)
    NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941, W.C. Fields)
    WALTER LANTZ CARTOON CLASSICS: VOL. 1 (a multi-disc package of classic Walter Lantz cartoon shorts, focusing on the work of cartoon directors Tex Avery, Shamus Culhane, Dick Lundy, Don & Ray Patterson, Alex Lovy and Sid Marcus, all un-cut/un-altered, similar to Warner's LOONEY TUNES: GOLDEN COLLECTION packages)

    Classic Drama:

    DIAMOND JIM (1935, scripted by Preston Sturges)
    WELLS FARGO (1937)
    IF I WERE KING (1938, scripted by Preston Sturges)
    THE GREAT MOMENT (1944, Preston Sturges)
    FLESH AND FANTASY (1943)

    16x9 Anamorphic Re-issues:

    COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1969)
    CHARLEY VARRICK (1973)
    HIGH PLAINS DRIFTER (1973)

    TV Series:

    THRILLER (Boris Karloff): SEASON 1 (1961)
    M-SQUAD: SEASON 1 (1957)
    DRAGNET: SEASON 2 (1968)
    DRAGNET (B&W 1950s version): SEASON 1
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK'S SUSPICION: COMPLETE SERIES (1958, plus, as an extra, the Hitchcock-directed episode of FORD STARTIME THEATER, "Incident On A Corner", which Universal also owns)
    THE ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR: SEASON 1 (1962)
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS: SEASON 2 (1956)
     
  3. Andrew Bunk

    Andrew Bunk Screenwriter

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    I say this without the least bit of sarcasm:

    FUNCTIONAL DVD's

    Dump the DVD-18.
     
  4. dana martin

    dana martin Cinematographer

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    Big time- Carole Lombard box set restored/remastered, and not on dvd 18, separate disc

    Mae West Collection
    both of these like marx Brothers/W.C. Fields sets

    Let Peter Jackson do what ever he wants to with KING KONG 2 Disc 3 Disc 4 Disc, like LOTR but anounce it before the first release to end double dip!!!
    and if you are looking this is what the set should be like
    http://www.kongisking.net/fanart/gal...g2_itemId=4796

    Inner Sanctum mysteries don the same way as the Frankenstein/dracula sets not a fan of dvd 18 but willing on these
     
  5. Jeff_A

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  6. larry bender

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    COMFORT AND JOY ,from scottish director Bill Forsyth.(1984).
     
  7. Ken Koc

    Ken Koc Screenwriter

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    I give up! I doubt we'll see any classic catlog titles from Universal[​IMG]
     
  8. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Screenwriter

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    I would Love to see Flower Drum Song.
    I would like to see more Deanna Durbin Films.
    and how about all those Bing Crosby musicals from the thirties you always hear about but never see.
    The DeMille films - Sign of the Cross, Unconquered, etc.
    I'd like to see Universals early Cinemascope stereo films -
    Black Shield of Falworth, Sign of the Pagan, captain Lightfoot, Chief Crazy Horse, The Purple Mask, A Time to Love and a Time to die, This Earth is Mine.
     
  9. Mark Pytel

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    Here is my list for Universal to release in 2006

    First off, I would like Re-issues of these movies

    -Backdraft -I would like it to be 16:9 and have deleted scenes

    -Waterworld -the extended cut with all of the deleted scenese and 16:9

    -Hard Target - a 16:9 version of the workprint Director's cut which is a much better movie

    -Far and Away- a special edition containing the extended cut of the movie in 16:9 widescreen

    -Kindergarten Cop - a Widescreen 16:9 release please

    -Twins- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -Sudden Death- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    - Timecop- A Widescreen 16:9re-release please

    -An American Tail- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -An American Tail 2 Feivel Goes Wiest- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -Problem Child - A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -Problem Child 2 - A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -Charley Varrick- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -Iceman- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    - Colossus : The Forbin Project A WIDESCREEN 16:9 re-release please

    -The Shadow- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    - Death Becomes Her- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -Balto - A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    -Lionheart- A Widescreen 16:9 re-release please

    - Street Fighter - A 16:9 re-release please

    - The Quest- A 16:9 re-release please

    -Madigan- A 16:9 re-release please

    - Two Minute Warning - A 16:9 re-release please

    -Earthquake - a 16:9 re-release with the deleted scenes
     
  10. Steve JD

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    THE HINDENBURG - 16:9 re-release, 5.1 audio

    EARTHQUAKE special edition. Other regions have 16:9 and a .1 for Sensurround (we have 2.0)
     
  11. RobertSiegel

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    Definately FLOWER DRUM SONG, this is long overdue. One would think with the reissue of special editions from Fox of all the R&H musicals, Universal would step up and see the marketing opportunity, which was already lost once when the Broadway revival played. I would also like to see (please please) ROSIE, with Ros Russell, Audrey Meadows and Leslie Neilson. This was a late 60's drama that was Ros at her very best, and one great movie...sadly this has never been released on home video, and never on cable either. I've been wanting this for years!

    I also think it's time Universal released PIRATES OF PENZANCE, 1983. What a great musical, but the laserdisc was pan and scan and this movie must have the 2:35:1 format. A guilty pleasure would be a special edition (remastered please) of Xanadu! There's a pretty big cult following for it. Another extreme pleasure would be a new edition of Somewhere in Time. When the 2nd version was announced, it was advertised (including on Universal's web site) as a new 5.1 stereo track......it came out again as mono. This is one of the most beloved musical scores, so I can't figure out why Universal hasn't at least transferred the music in stereo.

    I have the Earthquake sensurround version from another region, it's a fantastic transfer, why is the USA the only place it has not been issued? Also wouldn't mind seeing TARANTULA and some of the 50's sci-fi movies. Sadly, it seems 7 versions of American Pie are more important to this studio than their catalog. C'mon Universal, more classic movies.
     
  12. Bill Huelbig

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    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN and a widescreen COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT, please.
     
  13. Stanton Heck

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    I want "Earthquake", "Airport 77" and "The Concorde Airport 79" with deleted footage (as shown on Network TV)
     
  14. Matthew Prince

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    HOWARD THE DUCK - one of my favourite film (I'm an 80s kid!)

    WEIRD SCIENCE: SPECIAL EDITION - audio commentary, making of, deleted scenes and outtakes (oh yes!), music video (?) and easter eggs
     
  15. Carlo S

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    Here is my request. DVD's that actually work without any faults [​IMG]
     
  16. Michael Allred

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    Collector's Edition DVDs of John Carpenter's "They Live" and "Prince of Darkness."
     
  17. Steve...O

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    I would like for Universal to finish off the MA & PA KETTLE and FRANCIS series.
     
  18. Dick

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    Absolutely outstanding list, Peter, and I hope Universal digs into these soon. To your anamorphic re-issue list I would add:

    ICEMAN
    PARENTHOOD
     
  19. RobertSiegel

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    wouldn't it be tough to issue EARTHQUAKE in 16:9 and add the tv footage, which I understand was shot for tv, in 4:3.
     
  20. MarkA

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    The Chalk Garden
    The Truth About Spring
    Mirage
    Rest of: Ma and Pa Kettle & Francis the Talking Mule
     

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