Unreleased Columbia TriStar titles?

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  1. ReggieW

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    I know Columbia has released most of its Frank Capra catalog, but they seem to have forgotten "Platinum Blonde" with Jean Harlow and Loretta Young. This is one I would like to see.

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  2. Walter Kittel

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    In no particular order -
    Karate Kid - widescreen.
    Crossroads
    Human Desire
    In A Lonely Place
    The Lineup
    My Name is Julia Ross
    The Reckless Moment
    So Dark The Night
    In Cold Blood
    You Can't Take It With You
    The Talk of the Town
    Hangman's Knot
    The Swimmer
    Fat City
    Convicted
    The Harder They Fall
    Dead Reckoning
    711 Ocean Drive
    5 Against The House
    Knock On Any Door
    The Dark Past
    The Bedford Incident
    King Rat
    Framed
    Undercover Man
    The Valachi Papers
    Footsteps in the Fog
    - Walter.
     
  3. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    If Columbia still controls the video rights in Region 1 to SANDS OF THE KALAHARI (1965), that would be my top catalog choice.
    I'd also like to see:
    EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (1962)
    THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943)
    THE BIG GUNDOWN (1966)
    IN COLD BLOOD (1967)
    THE COLLECTOR (1965)
    YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (1938)
    PLATINUM BLONDE (1931)
    THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931)
    AMERICAN MADNESS (1932)
    THE TALK OF THE TOWN (1941)
    SCREAMING MIMI (1958)
    CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957)
    THE MOUSE THAT ROARED (1959)
    JUBAL (1956)
    TEXAS (1941)
    RIDE LONESOME (1959)
    MOTHRA (1961)
    THE H-MAN (1958)
    BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1960)
    LADIES IN RETIREMENT (1941)
    FRAMED (1947)
    THE DARK PAST (1948)
    HUMAN DESIRE (1954)
    711 OCEAN DRIVE (1950)
    IN A LONELY PLACE (1950)
    MAN IN THE DARK (1953)
    WOMEN'S PRISON (1955)
    EDGE OF ETERNITY (1959)
    THE LINEUP (1958)
    IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (1955) - Ray Harryhausen
    EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956) - Ray Harryhausen
    THE MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961) -Ray Harryhausen
    REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1958) -Hammer
    SCREAM OF FEAR (1960) - Hammer
    DIE! DIE! MY DARLING! (1965) - Hammer
    THE GORGON (1964) - Hammer
    TERROR OF THE TONGS (1961) - Hammer
    CASH ON DEMAND (1962) - Hammer
    CURSE OF THE MUMMY'S TOMB (1964) - Hammer
    ZOTZ! (1962) - William Castle
    13 FRIGHTENED GIRLS (1963) - William Castle
    THE OLD DARK HOUSE (1963) - William Castle
    THE BLACK ROOM (1935)
    RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1943)
    THE 27TH DAY (1957)
    CREATURE WITH THE ATOM BRAIN (1955)
    THE WEREWOLF (1956)
    THE GIANT CLAW (1957)
    THE SWIMMER (1968)
    THE LOVE-INS (1967)
     
  4. Darrell Bratz

    Darrell Bratz Stunt Coordinator

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    Powell and Pressburger's "Stairway to Heaven" (aka A Matter of Life and Death). Columbia funded a restoration and small theatrical rerelease in the 90s with the participation of Martin Scorsese. Scorsese has done commentaries on what, four Powell and Pressburger films for criterion(either laser and DVD)? I'll bet he'd be amenable to participating in a DVD release of this one too.

    IMHO, one of the best English-language films never to be on domestic DVD or laser (at least not region 1 - there my be an R2 DVD by now.)

    Also, Albert Brooks' "Modern Romance".

    And "The Awful Truth", as previously mentioned. Yes please!

    "The Silencers" - I have a weakness for the Matt Helm movies.

    and Polanski's "Tess".

    at least I think those are all at Columbia
     
  5. Cynthia

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    Robert Crawford:
     
  6. Steve_Knutzen

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    It is my duty as a blues lover to enthusiastically agree with the plea for Crossroads on DVD.

    'Went down to the Crossroad

    Got down on my knees...'

    Also I would immediately buy Married with Children, the Critic and News Radio on DVD.

    PLEASE
     
  7. Matt G

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    I would love to see Crossroads (1986), The Karate Kid and any old war movies left in the vault. All released in there OAR of course.
     
  8. Greg_S_H

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    [rant]Sanford and Son![/rant]
    Plus, I doubt if they own the rights, but Three's Company. BTW, who does own those rights, if they don't?
     
  9. Mark Cappelletty

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    Forgot about ROBIN AND MARIAN.

    And Cynthia, speaking of Robins, Robin Hood: Men in Tights is a Fox film. You might be getting that mixed up with another Mel Brooks parody film, Dracula: Dead and Loving It, which is a Sony release.
     
  10. Neil_Duffy

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    For starters...

    More Larry Sanders, Miracle Mile (not sure if Columbia have this) and a Fisher King SE.
     
  11. Dave Simpson

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    Another vote for Crossroads, in OAR and 5.1, with a trailer, please. I'm kinda surprised that this isn't actually available already...Cheers.

    DS.
     
  12. David Coleman

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    Here's a vote for TAP with Gregory Hines.
     
  13. Ronald Epstein

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    Crossroads is an excellent choice.
    Columbia, may I suggest releasing the TWO
    Jerry Lewis titles that I know are
    under your studio's label...
    The Big Mouth
    Don't Raise The Bridge Lower The River
    There just isn't enough Jerry Lewis product
    on the market, and Paramount is giving us the
    runaround about getting their bulk of his
    library out.
    Thanks
     
  14. oscar_merkx

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    I second what Ron has said about more Jerry Lewis films
    and that all P&S are released in Widescreen as well.
    My favourite is Crossroads, and SpiderMan is set for a 2 DVD set.
    Oscar[​IMG]
     
  15. TedD

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    How about some musicals and or comedies:

    Pepe with Cantinflas (unedited)

    My Sister Eileen (1955)

    Three for the Show

    any other post 1953 muscicals

    Ted
     
  16. Jay E

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    First, Please let them know that we only want OAR titles, not full screen. They could release all the films we mention, but if ithey aren't OAR, we won't buy!
    My list is a little long, but I actually picked out my most wanted 60 titles from a list of over 200 Columbia films I would buy on DVD:
    10 Rillington Place
    Anderson Tapes, The
    Awful Truth, The
    Bedford Incident, The
    Brother's Rico, The
    Bunny Lake is Missing
    California Split
    Cisco Pike
    Collector, The
    Commanche Station
    Crimson Kimono, The
    Cromwell
    Curse of the Demon
    Devil Commands, The
    Earth vs the Flying Saucers
    Fat City
    Georgy Girl
    Getting Straight
    Gloria
    Gorgan, The
    Human Desire
    Husbands
    I Never Sang for My Father
    I Walk the Line
    In a Lonely Place
    In Cold Blood
    It Came From Beneath the Sea
    King Rat
    Last Exit to Brooklyn
    Liberation of L.B. Jones, The
    Lilith
    Lineup, The
    Lord Jim
    Loving
    Major Dundee - restored if possible
    Member of the Wedding
    Mickey One
    Modern Romance
    Mouse That Roared, The
    My Name is Julia Ross
    Mysterious Island
    Repulsion
    Revenge of Frankenstein
    Safe Place, A
    Scream of Fear
    Shampoo
    Ship of Fools
    Strange One, The
    Swimmer, The
    Tall T, The
    Tess
    Tiger Makes Out, The
    These are the Damned
    Trouble With Angels, The
    Twentieth Century
    Werewolf, The
    Where Angels Go, Trouble Follows
    Who's Minding the Mint
    Wrong Box, The
    Young Winston
     
  17. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    A thunderstorm blew in last night when I was trying to write my earlier post on page one of this thread, so I didn't get the chance to include the following in my list of Columbia DVD catalog wants (all transferred to disc in their proper original aspect ratios):
    A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH (1946, a.k.a. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN) --highest priority!
    THE SNIPER (1952)
    THE CRIMINAL CODE (1931)
    SIGN OF THE RAM (1948)
    MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (1945)
    THE KILLER WHO STALKED NEW YORK (1950)
    SCANDAL SHEET (1952)
    TIGHT SPOT (1955)
    THE BROTHERS RICO (1957)
    REPULSION (1965)
    10 RILLINGTON PLACE (1971)
    SEE NO EVIL (1971)
    DEAD HEAT ON A MERRY-GO-ROUND (1966)
    THE LONE WOLF SPY HUNT (1939)
    TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934)
    THE WHOLE TOWN'S TALKING (1935)
    THE DEVIL COMMANDS (1941)
    BEAT THE DEVIL (1954)
    SHIP OF FOOLS (1965)
    FIVE (1951)
    BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING (1965)
    THE MAD MAGICIAN (1954)
    THE LITTLE PRINCE & THE EIGHT-HEADED DRAGON (1963-Japanese, animated)
    THE THIRTY-FOOT BRIDE OF CANDY ROCK (1959)
    THE THREE STOOGES MEET HERCULES (1962)
    HEY BOY! HEY GIRL! (1959)
    --and Columbia's classic SCREEN GEMS & U.P.A. cartoon shorts (1930s-1950s)
    Thanks much, Columbia, for recently releasing such excellent catalog product on DVD as:
    THE BIG HEAT
    3:10 TO YUMA
    THE FIRST MEN IN THE MOON
    BITE THE BULLET
    HOMICIDAL
    STRAIT-JACKET
    MR. SARDONICUS
    USED CARS
    THE LONG GRAY LINE
    THREE WORLDS OF GULLIVER
    --and the upcoming TWENTY MILLION MILES TO EARTH.
     
  18. PatrickL

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    These have been mentioned, but I'll second them:

    California Split (my MOST wanted catalog title from Columbia)

    The Collector

    Fat City

    Gloria

    Harriet Craig

    In Cold Blood

    Shampoo

    Tess

    Twentieth Century

    Not yet mentioned:

    Buster and Billie

    The Front

    Providence
     
  19. Jon Hertzberg

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    Here are some more titles. Many have already been mentioned, but I figure repeated mentions can only help.

    THE SWIMMER (1968)

    VIRTUE (1932)

    THE COLLECTOR (1965)

    FIRE & ICE (1983)

    WE WERE STRANGERS (1949)

    CASTLE KEEP (1969)

    KARATE KID (1984, widescreen)

    THE CRIMSON KIMONO (1959)

    FAT CITY (1972)

    LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN (1989)

    TEN TALL MEN (1951)

    A NOS AMOURS (1983)

    THE MOON IN THE GUTTER (1983)

    MODERN ROMANCE (1981)

    MICKEY ONE (1965)

    THE MIRACLE WOMAN (1931)

    THE SHOUT (1978)

    THANK GOD IT'S FRIDAY (1978)

    SHAMPOO (1975)

    TESS (1979)

    TAKING OFF (1971)

    3:10 TO YUMA (1957)

    THEODORA GOES WILD (1936)

    TWENTIETH CENTURY (1934)

    CROSSROADS (1986)

    THE ANDERSON TAPES (1971)

    Jon
     
  20. Jon Hertzberg

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    Oops,

    3:10 TO YUMA has already been released...thank you, Columbia.

    Here's a few more seconds:

    IN COLD BLOOD

    CALIFORNIA SPLIT

    GLORIA

    HUSBANDS

    Jon
     

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