What's left?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Steve Tannehill, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. Patrick McCart

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    We still need:

    The classic Popeye cartoons (Fleischer and Famous Studios)
    Betty Boop cartoons
    Harold Lloyd films (everything from his surviving Lonesome Luke shorts to his sound films)
    More Laurel & Hardy with competent effort applied (You know what I mean.)
    More Lon Chaney silents
    More MGM silents
    Early sound MGM and Warner Bros. films

    Abel Gance's Napoleon
    The Thief and the Cobbler: Restored and Reconstructed Director's Cut
    Paramount silents
     
  2. josh4040

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    Rad and D.C. Cab.
     
  3. Alistair_M

    Alistair_M Second Unit

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    Well as far as I am concerned most of my favorite films are not yet on dvd in region 1 (I prefer region 1 releases)

    some not yet mentioned:

    Magnificent Ambersons
    Kings Row
    A tree grows in Brooklyn
    P'tang yang Kipperbang
    Greatest Show on Earth
    Man who came to Dinner (Bette Davis version)
    African Queen
    The one that got away
    The secret garden (b&w version)
    Northwest Frontier
    If...
    Foreman went to France (Ealing)
    Captive Heart (Ealing)
    It shouldn't happen to a vet
    American Friends - Palin
    Enchanted Cottage
    Browning Version (1951)
    Hotel (film)
    10 Rillington Place
    The VIPs (liz taylor)
    1492 Conquest of Paradise - Ridley Scott
    Riddle of the Sands

    I know a lot of my choices are not that popular - but when I see that DVDs like Separate Tables (1958) and King Rat - both favorites of mine that I thought would never get a DVD release, maybe I can still dream.
     
  4. Casey Trowbridg

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    I'm not a real film historian or buff like most everyone else that's posted in this thread, so aside from Star Wars and some of the Disney and WB animated material, there's not a lot of catalog stuff I want as far as films go. I have a long list of TV product, but who doesn't as I am more of a TV buff.

    However there is 1 thing that fits in to neither catagory that I'm still waiting on.

    WrestleMania I to XIV and a 2 disc of WrestleMania XV. There are plenty of other WWF/E/WCW Pay Per Views I would buy on DVD.
     
  5. Josh Steinberg

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    W.C. Fields films (only The Bank Dick and six of his early shorts are on DVD - where is It's A Gift, among others?)

    Marx Brothers (the five Universal owned titles that Image issued that went OOP could use some serious work, and the MGM titles need to come out)

    Classic James Cagney movies.

    The Star Wars Trilogy, of course, though I have no interest in DVDs that don't include the original (and in many ways superior) cuts of the films.

    The list goes on and on and on...
     
  6. Bill Burns

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  7. Walter Kittel

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    Where to begin?

    - Noir remains the must under-represented film category in terms of DVD releases. There are any number of quality noirs that remain unreleased that I would love to add to my collection. Titles such as:
    Kiss of Death, Out of the Past, Pickup on South Street, 99 River Street, Force of Evil, The File on Thelma Jordan, Call Northside 777, Laura, Leave Her To Heaven to name just a few.

    - To date, I believe only two Ernst Lubitsch films have been released.

    - Still waiting upon more Preston Sturges titles.

    - Only two Errol Flynn films to date on DVD.

    - How many Fred Astaire titles are unreleased?

    - Nearly all of the RKO films remain unreleased.

    - Still waiting for more Anthony Mann films.

    Plenty of stuff left that I want to see released on DVD.

    - Walter.
     
  8. Bill Burns

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  9. Walter Kittel

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    Bill - Thanks for the correction; I didn't realize that The Marriage Circle and That Uncertain Feeling had been released. They will definitely get placed on my next online order. [​IMG]

    - Walter.
     
  10. Bill Burns

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    Sure thing, Walter. [​IMG] I believe The Marriage Circle is a David Shepard product, and I'm always eager to see sales numbers as high as possible for his work -- silent films are championed by few producers on home video, and a few more names, perhaps, champion them in film preservation itself, but still too few; he stands at the very top of both lists.
     
  11. Bill Burns

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    Oh, I just noticed -- if it's of any further help, I count five (!) major studio Errol Flynn's, rather than two:

    1. The Adventures of Robin Hood
    2. Objective, Burma!
    3. Kim
    4. The Master of Ballantrae
    5. The Prince and the Pauper

    All are from Warner Bros.. I've only seen the first release on that list (which is, again, in no particular order), and as many here have already said, it's excellent. [​IMG]
     
  12. Jeff Flugel

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    2003 was a great year for dvd, to be sure, but there's still TONS of catalog titles yet to appear, including a slew of classic mystery series (the rest of the Thin Man and Sherlock Holmes films, Charlie Chan, Mr. Moto, Michael Shayne et al), westerns, more swashbucklers, including more Errol Flynn, film noir, and classic comedy from Harold Lloyd, Abbott & Costello, the Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, etc., more from the great stars, like William Powell, James Cagney, Spencer Tracy, Clark Gable. And on and on...

    Plus some of my personal, eclectic favorites:

    THE CHALLENGE
    HOUSE OF CARDS (1968)
    P.J.
    OPERATION CROSSBOW
    SOME GIRLS DO
    THE TRAP
    THE ASSASINATION BUREAU
    THE DESERT HAWK
    TEN TALL MEN
    IVANHOE
    PRINCE VALIANT
    EL CID
    A MAN COULD GET KILLED
    THE PINK JUNGLE
    WHERE THE SPIES ARE
    TOBRUK
    THE QUILLER MEMORANDUM
    THE MACKINTOSH MAN
    THE PRIZE
    QUEST FOR LOVE (1971)
    TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT
    TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE
    HIS KIND OF WOMAN
    RUN FOR THE SUN
    THE NAKED JUNGLE
    SANDS OF THE KALIHARI
    ICE STATION ZEBRA
    BLACK SHIELD OF FALWORTH

    and especially the following:

    COLLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT
    THE NAKED PREY
    BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (3rd Harry Palmer film)
    THE YAKUZA
    THE WILD GEESE
     
  13. Brian PB

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    As we head into 2004, I couldn't diagree more that there's nothing to look forward to after the Indys and Star Wars, and Schindlers have been released. Many of the greatest films and directors and actors are still woefully underrepresented on DVD in Region 1 (and I'm not even listing titles that are rumored for the next six months):

    Chantal Akerman: Jean Dielman...; News from Home
    Tomas Gutierrez Alea: Memories of Underdevelopment
    Theo Angelopoulos: Voyage to Cythera
    Bernardo Bertolucci: The Conformist
    Robert Bresson: Pickpocket; A Man Escaped; Au Hasard Balthazar (the latter two are expected in '04)
    Luis Buñuel: Tristana, Viridiana
    Marcel Carné: Le Jour se lève
    Victor Erice: El Sur
    W.C. Fields: It's a Gift
    Howard Hawks: Twentieth Century
    Hsiao-Hsien Hou: City of Sadness; The Time to Live and the Time to Die
    Kon Ichikawa: The Burmese Harp
    Shohei Imamura: The Ballad of Narayama; The Insect Woman
    Aki Kaurismäki: Drifting Clouds; The Match-Factory Girl
    Masaki Kobayashi: Harakiri
    Mitchell Leisen: Midnight
    Harold Lloyd: all of his silent films, esp. The Freshman; The Kid Brother
    Ernst Lubitsch: To Be or Not to Be
    Louis Malle: Au Revoir les enfants
    Leo McCarey: Make Way for Tomorrow; Ruggles of Red Gap
    Kenji Mizoguchi: The Life of Oharu; Ugetsu; Sansho the Bailiff; Story of the Last Chrysanthemum
    Mikio Naruse: Mother; Floating Clouds
    Max Ophüls: Earrings of Madame de...
    Nagisa Oshima: The Ceremony
    Yasujiro Ozu: Autumn Afternoon; Late Spring; There Was a Father
    G.W. Pabst: Pandora's Box
    Satyajit Ray: The Music Room; Charulata
    Jean Renoir: La Chienne; The River
    Jacques Rivette: Céline and Julie Go Boating
    Fred Schepisi: The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
    Victor Sjöström (Seastrom): The Wind; The Scarlett Letter
    Aleksandr Sokurov: The Days of Eclipse; The Stone
    George Stevens: Gunga Din
    Preston Sturges: Palm Beach Story
    Béla Tarr: Sátántangó; Damnation; Werckmeister Harmonies (and, yes, I'm aware of the upcoming R2 releases of the last two)
    Jacques Tati: re-releases of Playtime; Mr. Hulot's Holiday (which were all-too-briefly in print)
    Jacques Tourneur: Out of the Past; The Blue Bird
    King Vidor: The Big Parade; The Crowd
    Josef von Sternberg: The Last Command
    Erich von Stroheim: Greed; The Wedding March
    Raoul Walsh: White Heat
    Orson Welles: Chimes at Midnight; The Magnificent Ambersons
    Billy Wilder: Double Indemnity; Ace in the Hole
    Edward Yang: A Brighter Summer Day
    Zhang Yimou: Raise the Red Lantern

    [soapbox]I recognize that most people haven't heard of many of these films, but DVD is more than a populist medium. It can allow you to discover ideas, and stories, and actors and directors that never would've made it to the local megaplex. I encourage people to seek out some of the unfamiliar riches at your local video store, and when the studios and distributors do release these more obscure, but no-less-wonderful, films on DVD, that you buy them up & ask for more.[/soapbox]
     
  14. Brian W.

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    Wasn't Laura announced as part of the Fox classics series?

    But here are a few titles people mentioned that are in the works for probably a 1st or 2nd quarter 2004 release:

    Prisoner of 2nd Avenue
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939)
    Gaslight
    The Postman Always Rings Twice (original)
    Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    Around the World in 80 Days
     
  15. Bill Burns

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    The Postman Always Rings Twice arrives January 6th, 2004, along with a number of other classic titles (the winners in that AOL poll they conducted a few months ago). It should be up for pre-order now.
     
  16. StevenFC

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    Well, here's a small part of the list that I'm compiling from IMDB of my ultimate DVD wishlist. This should give you an idea of what's left for me. [​IMG]

    Note that some of these are already available:

    Animal Crackers (1930)
    Another Fine Mess (1930)
    Big House, The (1930)
    Free and Easy (1930)
    Laurel-Hardy Murder Case, The (1930)
    City Lights (1931)
    Dracula (1931)
    Frankenstein (1931)
    Little Caesar (1931)
    Monkey Business (1931)
    Pardon Us (1931)
    Public Enemy, The (1931)
    Crowd Roars, The (1932)
    Horse Feathers (1932)
    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang (1932)
    Mummy, The (1932)
    Pack Up Your Troubles (1932)
    White Zombie (1932)
    Duck Soup (1933)
    Flying Down to Rio (1933)
    King Kong (1933)
    42nd Street (1933)
    Babes in Toyland (1934)
    Cleopatra (1934)
    Gay Divorcee, The (1934)
    Thin Man, The (1934)
    Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
    Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935)
    Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
    Night at the Opera, A (1935)
    Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)
    Top Hat (1935)
    'G' Men (1935)
    39 Steps, The (1935)
    After the Thin Man (1936)
    Big Broadcast of 1937, The (1936)
    Follow the Fleet (1936)
    Great Ziegfeld, The (1936)
    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936)
    Petrified Forest, The (1936)
    Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937)
    Day at the Races, A (1937)
    Lost Horizon (1937)
    Angels with Dirty Faces (1938)
    Boys Town (1938)
    Carefree (1938)
    Room Service (1938)
    Another Thin Man (1939)
    At the Circus (1939)
    Each Dawn I Die (1939)
    Flying Deuces, The (1939)
    Gone with the Wind (1939)
    Hound of the Baskervilles, The (1939)
    Hunchback of Notre Dame, The (1939)
    Jesse James (1939)
    Little Princess, The (1939)
    Made for Each Other (1939)
    Of Mice and Men (1939)
    Roaring Twenties, The (1939)
    Son of Frankenstein (1939)
    Stagecoach (1939)
    Wuthering Heights (1939)
    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
    Young Mr. Lincoln (1939)
    Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940)
    Dark Command (1940)
    Fighting 69th, The (1940)
    Grapes of Wrath, The (1940)
    Great Dictator, The (1940)
    Northwest Passage (1940)
    Pinocchio (1940)
    Return of Frank James, The (1940)
    Road to Singapore (1940)
    Saps at Sea (1940)
    Torrid Zone (1940)
    Babes on Broadway (1941)
    Big Store, The (1941)
    Buck Privates (1941)
    Forty-Ninth Parallel (1941)
    High Sierra (1941)
    Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
    Meet John Doe (1941)
    Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (1941)
    Road to Zanzibar (1941)
    Sergeant York (1941)
    Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
    Tobacco Road (1941)
    Wolf Man, The (1941)
    Ziegfeld Girl (1941)
    Flying Tigers (1942)
    Ghost of Frankenstein, The (1942)
    Mrs. Miniver (1942)
    Pride of the Yankees, The (1942)
    Saboteur (1942)
    Wake Island (1942)
    Action in the North Atlantic (1943)
    Bataan (1943)
    Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943)
    Ox-Bow Incident, The (1943)
    Stage Door Canteen (1943)
    This Land Is Mine (1943)
    Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)
    Canterville Ghost, The (1944)
    Double Indemnity (1944)
    Fighting Seabees, The (1944)
    Gaslight (1944)
    Going My Way (1944)
    Lifeboat (1944)
    Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
    Passage to Marseille (1944)
    Seventh Cross, The (1944)
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
    Back to Bataan (1945)
    Bells of St. Mary's, The (1945)
    Body Snatcher, The (1945)
    Lost Weekend, The (1945)
    Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
    They Were Expendable (1945)
    Tree Grows in Brooklyn, A (1945)
    Angel on My Shoulder (1946)
    Best Years of Our Lives, The (1946)
    Big Sleep, The (1946)
    Duel in the Sun (1946)
    Harvey Girls, The (1946)
    It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    Killers, The (1946)
    My Darling Clementine (1946)
    Night in Casablanca, A (1946)
    Road to Utopia (1946)
    Stranger, The (1946)
    Yearling, The (1946)
    Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
    Angel and the Badman (1947)
    Dark Passage (1947)
    Egg and I, The (1947)
    Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
    Road to Rio (1947)
    Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The (1947)
    Song of the Thin Man (1947)
    Call Northside 777 (1948)
    Easter Parade (1948)
    Fort Apache (1948)
    Miracle of the Bells, The (1948)
    Paleface, The (1948)
    Red River (1948)
    Barkleys of Broadway, The (1949)
     
  17. Ronald Epstein

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    My collection isn't complete until all the Marx
    Brothers, Bowery Boys and James Cagney films are
    released.

    Also waiting on The Prisoner of Second Avenue
    (unannounced) and The Sunshine Boys (coming
    in 2004).

    At that point, I'll have everything I want. As
    far as Star Wars is concerned -- I'm sick
    of hearing about it. Lucas has destroyed that
    series.
     
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    For many of us, Star Wars and the Indiana Jones are a low priority. There's a goldmine of films from the 1930's, 1940's, 1950's, 1960's and early 1970's yet to see the light of day on DVD.

    Realistically, I'll probably be dead before all the films I want on DVD are actually released (if ever) on DVD.
     

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