Unreleased Columbia TriStar titles?

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  1. Brian Lawrence

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  2. MatthewA

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    Robin Hood: Men in Tights was distributed by Columbia overseas but by Fox in the US.

    Dracula: Dead and Loving It was a Castle Rock title, and is now owned by Warners.
     
  3. Roderick Gauci

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    The following are titles produced or owned by Columbia which I would love to see on DVD:

    Films I Have Not Watched:

    1984 (Michael Anderson, 1955)

    A 2-Disc Set featuring THE JOLSON STORY (Alfred E. Green and Joseph H. Lewis, 1946) and JOLSON SINGS AGAIN (Henry Levin, 1949)

    A DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG (Peter Medak, 1971) – with a Peter Medak commentary

    A double bill of BLIND ALLEY (Charles Vidor, 1939) and its remake THE DARK PAST (Rudolph Mate`, 1948)

    A double-bill of Nick Grinde’s THE MAN THEY COULD NOT HANG (1939) and THE MAN WITH NINE LIVES (1940) - both starring Boris Karloff

    A double-bill of BEFORE I HANG (Nick Grinde, 1940) and THE DEVIL COMMANDS (Edward Dmytryk, 1941) - both starring Boris Karloff

    A double-bill of CRY OF THE WEREWOLF (Henry Levin, 1944) and THE RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (Lew Landers, 1943)

    A double-bill of EDGE OF ETERNITY (Don Siegel, 1959) and THE LINE-UP (Don Siegel, 1958)

    A double-bill of Irving Lerner’s CITY OF FEAR (1959) and MURDER BY CONTRACT (1958)

    A double-bill of Jacques-Yves Cousteau’s THE SILENT WORLD (1956) and WORLD WITHOUT SUN (1964)

    A double-bill of JOHNNY O’CLOCK (Robert Rossen, 1947) and TO THE ENDS OF THE EARTH (Robert Stevenson, 1948) – both starring Dick Powell

    A double-bill of Joseph H. Lewis’ MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS (1945) and SO DARK THE NIGHT (1946)

    A double-bill of LADIES IN RETIREMENT (Charles Vidor, 1941) and its remake THE MAD ROOM (Bernard Girard, 1969)

    A double-bill of THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY (Terence Fisher, 1960) and THE TERROR OF THE TONGS (Anthony Bushell, 1961)

    A STUDY IN TERROR (James Hill, 1965) – topical due to the FROM HELL DVD release

    ADDRESS UNKNOWN (William Cameron Menzies, 1944)

    ADVISE AND CONSENT (Otto Preminger, 1962)

    BEHOLD A PALE HORSE (Fred Zinnemann, 1964) – with a Tim Zinnemann commentary

    CASH ON DEMAND (Quentin Lawrence, 1963)

    CRIME AND PUNISHMENT (Josef von Sternberg, 1935)

    DEATH OF A SALESMAN (Laslo Benedek, 1951)

    DOCTOR FAUSTUS (Richard Burton and Nevill Coghill, 1967)

    EARTH VS. THE FLYING SAUCERS (Fred F. Sears, 1956)

    EL BRUTO (Luis Bunuel, 1952)

    EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (Blake Edwards, 1962) – with Blake Edwards commentary

    FATHER BROWN (Robert Hamer, 1954)

    The GERALD McBOING BOING Cartoons (1951-53)

    GUMSHOE (Stephen Frears, 1972)

    HOLIDAY (George Cukor, 1938) – ideally including the original 1930 version directed by Edward H. Griffith

    HUMAN DESIRE (Fritz Lang, 1954)

    IMAGES (Robert Altman, 1972) – with Robert Altman commentary

    INVESTIGATION OF A CITIZEN ABOVE SUSPICION (Elio Petri, 1970)

    IT CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA (Robert Gordon, 1955)

    M (Joseph Losey, 1951)

    KNOCK ON ANY DOOR (Nicholas Ray, 1949)

    LILITH (Robert Rossen, 1964)

    LOVING (Irvin Kershner, 1970)

    MAN’S CASTLE (Frank Borzage, 1933)

    MICKEY ONE (Arthur Penn, 1965)

    MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT (Delbert Mann, 1959)

    NIGHTFALL (Jacques Tourneur, 1956)

    OTLEY (Dick Clement, 1968)

    OUR MAN IN HAVANA (Carol Reed, 1959)

    PORGY AND BESS (Otto Preminger, 1959)

    STATE SECRET (Sidney Gilliat, 1950)

    SUSANA (Luis Bunuel, 1951)

    TASTE OF FEAR (Seth Holt, 1961) – with a Christopher Lee commentary

    THE BANDIT (Lima Barreto, 1953)

    THE BLACK ROOM (Roy William Neill, 1935)

    THE BROTHERHOOD OF SATAN (Bernard McEveety, 1970)

    THE CREEPING FLESH (Freddie Francis, 1972)

    THE DAMNED (Joseph Losey, 1963)

    THE DRESSER (Peter Yates, 1983)

    THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK (Robert Florey, 1941)

    THE GORGON (Terence Fisher, 1964) – with a Christopher Lee and Barbara Shelley commentary

    THE HAPPY TIME (Richard Fleischer, 1952)

    THE KEY (Carol Reed, 1958)

    THE KING STEPS OUT (Josef von Sternberg, 1936)

    THE LAST FRONTIER (Anthony Mann, 1955)

    THE LAST TEN DAYS (G.W. Pabst, 1955)

    THE LIBERATION OF L.B. JONES (William Wyler, 1970)

    THE L-SHAPED ROOM (Bryan Forbes, 1962)

    THE MIRACLE WOMAN (Frank Capra, 1931) - with a Frank Capra Jr. commentary

    THE RECKONING (Jack Gold, 1969)

    THE SNIPER (Edward Dmytryk, 1952)

    THE TALL T (Budd Boetticher, 1957)

    THE TRUE GLORY (Garson Kanin and Carol Reed, 1945)

    THE UNDERCOVER MAN (Joseph H. Lewis, 1949)

    THE VICTORS (Carl Foreman, 1963)

    TORTURE GARDEN (Freddie Francis, 1967)

    UNDERWORLD, U.S.A. (Samuel Fuller, 1960)

    Films I Have Watched:

    $ (Richard Brooks, 1971)

    10 RILLINGTON PLACE (Richard Fleischer, 1971)

    AMERICAN MADNESS (Frank Capra, 1932) - with a Frank Capra Jr. commentary

    BITTER VICTORY (Nicholas Ray, 1957)

    BONJOUR TRISTESSE (Otto Preminger, 1958)

    BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992) – a Special Edition including all the supplements previously available on the Criterion LD

    BROADWAY BILL (Frank Capra, 1934) - with a Frank Capra Jr. commentary

    BUCHANAN RIDES ALONE (Budd Boetticher, 1958) – ideally a Box Set featuring the 5 “Ranown Cycle” titles owned by Columbia

    BUNNY LAKE IS MISSING (Otto Preminger, 1965)

    COMANCHE STATION (Budd Boetticher, 1960)

    DECISION AT SUNDOWN (Budd Boetticher, 1957)

    FANATIC (Silvio Narizzano, 1965)

    FAT CITY (John Huston, 1972)

    HERE COMES MR. JORDAN (Alexander Hall, 1941) – with all the Criterion LD supplements

    IN A LONELY PLACE (Nicholas Ray, 1950)

    IN COLD BLOOD (Richard Brooks, 1967)

    JASON AND THE ARGONAUTS (Don Chaffey, 1963) – a Special Edition re-issue licensing all the supplements previously available on the Criterion LD

    KING RAT (Bryan Forbes, 1965) – with a Bryan Forbes commentary

    LORD JIM (Richard Brooks, 1965) – with Peter O’Toole and Eli Wallach commentary

    MAJOR DUNDEE (Sam Peckinpah, 1965) - perhaps a 2-Disc Set containing both the Original Theatrical Version and a reconstructed Director’s Cut, if the infamous cutting-room floor footage still exists at all, with Charlton Heston and James Coburn commentary

    A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS (Fred Zinnemann, 1966) – Reissued as a Special Edition which should include a Tim Zinnemann commentary and other extras

    MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (Cy Endfield, 1961)

    NIGHT OF THE DEMON (Jacques Tourneur, 1957) – this film is a particular favorite of mine, and I would like both the 83-minute U.S. version (entitled CURSE OF THE DEMON) and the original full-length 95-minute British cut included on the DVD, as well as the 1968 ITV television version CASTING THE RUNES!

    PLATINUM BLONDE (1931) – with a Frank Capra Jr. commentary

    Q PLANES (Tim Whelan, 1939)

    RIDE, LONESOME (Budd Boetticher, 1959)

    TESS (Roman Polanski, 1979)

    THE ADVENTURES OF BARON MUNCHAUSEN (Terry Gilliam, 1988) (ideally a 2-Disc Set reproducing all the Criterion LD supplements and including the recently restored 119-minute 1943 German version MUNCHAUSEN with Hans Albers – like Universal did on their MEET JOE BLACK: ULTIMATE EDITION by including the original 1934 Mitchell Leisen film, DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY)

    THE AWFUL TRUTH (Leo McCarey, 1937)

    THE BEDFORD INCIDENT (James B. Harris, 1965)

    THE BITTER TEA OF GENERAL YEN (Frank Capra, 1933) - with a Frank Capra Jr. commentary

    THE CARDINAL (Otto Preminger, 1963)

    THE CHASE (Arthur Penn, 1966) – perhaps a 2-Disc Set containing both the Original Theatrical Version and a reconstructed Director’s Cut, if the legendary cutting-room floor footage still exists at all

    THE CRIMINAL CODE (Howard Hawks, 1931)

    THE DEADLY AFFAIR (Sidney Lumet, 1966) – with a Sidney Lumet commentary

    THE GO-BETWEEN (Joseph Losey, 1971)

    THE HEROES OF TELEMARK (Anthony Mann, 1965)

    THE MORE THE MERRIER (George Stevens, 1943) – with a George Stevens Jr. commentary

    THE MOUSE THAT ROARED (Jack Arnold, 1959) – coming soon on Region 2!

    THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS (Anatole Litvak, 1967) – with a Peter O’Toole, Omar Sharif and Tom Courtenay commentary

    THE RECKLESS MOMENT (Max Ophuls, 1949)

    SHIP OF FOOLS (Stanley Kramer, 1965)

    THE REVENGE OF FRANKENSTEIN (Terence Fisher, 1958) – coming soon on Region 2!

    THE SPY IN BLACK (Michael Powell, 1939)

    THE SWIMMER (Frank Perry and Sydney Pollack, 1968)

    THE TALK OF THE TOWN (George Stevens, 1942) – with a George Stevens Jr. commentary

    THE WRONG BOX (Bryan Forbes, 1966) – with a Bryan Forbes commentary

    TWENTIETH CENTURY (Howard Hawks, 1934) – with a Todd McCarthy commentary

    YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU (Frank Capra, 1938) – with a Frank Capra Jr. commentary
     
  4. Jodee

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    I just thought of another one:
    Mississippi Masala.
    With Denzel Washington's Oscar, and the recent success of director Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding, I would think this would be a no-brainer to release on DVD.
     
  5. Larry Fletcher

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    MORE GODZILLA!!!!!!!!! (not that Tristar one either)
     
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    Ghostbusters 2: SE

    Who's Harry Crumb?: SE

    Married... With Children!
     
  7. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Roderick,
    Great list! You remind me of...me! [​IMG]
    I had I feeling I had missed listing a few crucial titles in my previous 2 posts, and your selection jogged my memory. So, I'd also like to see the following on DVD (in proper OAR) from Columbia Tristar:
    BLIND ALLEY (1939)
    THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK (1941)
    ADDRESS UNKNOWN (1944)
    SO DARK THE NIGHT (1946)
    THE UNDERCOVER MAN (1949)
    FATHER BROWN (1954, aka THE DETECTIVE)
    THE STRANGLERS OF BOMBAY (1959)
    A STUDY IN TERROR (1965)
    TORTURE GARDEN (1967)
    One correction: although Columbia originally produced/distributed Frank Capra's BROADWAY BILL (1934), it subsequently became the property of Paramount, when Paramount & Capra decided to remake the film as the Bing Crosby musical RIDING HIGH (1949). Paramount issued BROADWAY BILL on tape & laserdisc a few years ago (I have the LD edition).
     
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    I can't believe I forgot to mention
    Armed and Dangerous
    Hexed
     
  9. Brian Cleary

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    I notice a lot of votes for their Hammer films and Harryhausen flicks, but nothing about Toho classics. Columbia Tristar owns the rights to THE MYSTERIANS, BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE, THE H-MAN, and the original MOTHRA. We need all those films in widescreen for the first time please.

    Then they should release the latest two Godzilla blockbusters, Godzilla Vs. Megaguiras and GMK. Throw in the final MOTHRA 3 (1999) as well.

    Also have them release Superbit Enhanced versions of Godzila Vs. King Ghidorah and Godzilla vs. Mothra 1992 (they already released those last two with really crappy VHS transfers and no extras).
     
  10. Rex Bachmann

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    1. The Creeping Flesh (1973)
    2. The Werewolf (1956)
    3. Action! (2000, 13-episode Fox tv series)
    4. The Critic (animated tv series)
    5. Dilbert (animated tv series)
    6. Seinfeld[/list=1]



      Probably under MGM/UA HV with the rest of the AIP catalog, but just in case the rights are still retained by Columbia, also:



      I was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957)

      I was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
     
  11. Peter M Fitzgerald

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    Brian Cleary,
    You're not alone; I listed THE H-MAN, MOTHRA and BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE in my initial post on this thread. Can't get enough classic-era Toho sci-fi in widescreen, that's for sure! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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