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Obscure films you would like to see on Blu-Ray

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Bryan^H, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. Bryan^H

    Bryan^H Well-Known Member

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    Obscure, or seemingly forgotten films you would like to see released.


    I would like to see:


    -Breaking In(1989) starring Burt Reynolds, and Casey Siemaszko. Neat little move.


    -Heaven Help Us(1985) starring Andrew McCarthy, and Donald Sutherland. One of my favorite 80's films.


    -Nosferatu(1979) starring Klaus Kinski. Eerily atmospheric. I would absolutely love a new transfer of this amazing film.


    So what would you like to see?
     
  2. Ed Lachmann

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    I just wish that Twilight Time would take the BIG PLUNGE and release "The Egyptian" in blu-ray. For me, the colorful widescreen epics benefit the most from the format. Besides I grew up with these films and really enjoy them. MGM Australia did a bang up job with their recent release of "Taras Bulba" in blu-ray. It looks wonderful, rich and vibrant in color and all grain intact. I think it was just a simple transfer of their hi-def master, too. Others I would love include "War and Peace" (the '71 Russian one), "1900" (blu is out in Italy, but no English subtitles), and "Samson and Delilah" (heard rumblings about Paramount's plans, nothing for certain).
     
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    Herzog's Nosferatu has been released in France, alas without English subtitles.
     
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    Geez, where to begin?
     
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    Nosferatu was shot simultaneously in both German and English. Unfortunately, the French blu-ray offers neither original soundtrack, only a French language dub.
     
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    I'd like to see Steve Reeves' The Thief of Bagdad on Blu-ray. It might not be as famous or as deserving as the two previous movie versions, but it's one I'd love to see in high def.
     
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    Wim Wender's "Until the End of the World" full length cut.
     
  8. Ethan Riley

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    All of your picks, and a few more:


    "From Noon to Three" (circa 1976) starring Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland. An under-estimated little gem that's never been on dvd in the U.S.


    "54" (1998), the extended director's cut, which also has never been on dvd, and in fact has rarely been screened.


    "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion" (1997) This has been a pretty good-selling catalog title for Disney/Touchstone on home video; can't understand why it hasn't received the Blu treatment as of yet. Time to bring it back, with Will Ferrell's deleted scenes, preferably.


    "Mad Monster Party" (circa 1966) There's a pristine print or two floating around out there. There also exist stereo masters for the music. They should upgrade it and try to remaster the sound into stereo. Since they've been slowly putting out the Rankin-Bass films on bluray, I think this one's gonna happen pretty soon.


    "The Pirate Movie" (1982) Totally ridiculous movie, that's perfect for any number of drinking games! (Whenever somehow says "Mabel!," everyone take a drink!) Combine "High School Musical" with "Pirates of the Caribbean" and you might come up with this. It looks fine on dvd, but I'm not sure they got the aspect ratio right. And the film has always suffered from crummy sound engineering/balance. They might want to have another go at it.


    "The Boys Next Door" (1985) All this drama with Charlie Sheen reminded me of this forgotten little flick, starring Sheen along with Max Caulfield as a pair of nihilistic youths on a crime/murder spree through 1980s Los Angeles. It's another ridiculous film, but has a sort of sweet, infamous notoriety that makes it a minor Hollywood legend. You just gotta love how cheesy this film really is, when reportedly, Charlie's dad Martin Sheen went to the premiere and walked out in disgust over the violence.


    And on and on...
     
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    The Swimmer

    Sirens

    New Waterford Girl

    Why Shoot the Teacher

    Zardoz

    Taureau

    Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane
     
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    The Matchmaker (1997)

    State and Main (2000)

    Tampopo (1985)
     
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    Mad Monster Party was 1967 not 1966, and it's been on DVD multiple times with last year getting a Special Edition from LionsGate.
     
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    I expected to see The Swimmer and Zardoz from you Jeff. I agree with at least one of those 2.
    Since this is a blu-ray request that info is relevant?
     
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    THE DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS
    THE UNINVITED
    COPYCAT
     
  15. Bryan^H

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    The Boys Next Door is an all time favorite for me. Something about it just made me watch every time it aired on HBO in the late 80's. I haven't watched the Anchor Bay release in a few years, but certainly am in favor for a blu release.


    Romy and Michelle....HELL YES!!! This film is less than lackluster on the un-anamorphic god awful Touchstone release. This is one film begging for a complete remaster/special edition/Anamorphic widescreen/True HD DTS release on Blu-Ray!!!
     
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    The title of the thread is great, now the odd part is what might be obscure to most, might not necessarily be an obscure film, Hence

    From Noon Until Three is one of Bronson’s better films and better know although I think we would see Death Wish before this, but I would also add Breakheart Pass


    Herzog / Kinski - Nosferatu definite possibility from maybe Anchor Bay, think they did the Herzog/Kinski set in the States but this would also be tailored to a Halloween Release



    Steve Reeves – The Thief of Bagdad, good memories of childhood, when this was on TV often, but to that mix I would also like to see one of the independents’ do a Hercules/Hercules Unchained Double Feature



    Obscure time The Resurrection of Zachery Wheeler staring Leslie Nielson



    Past the part of obscure, there are films that either have never had a decent release or need a chance to shine again, Steven King wrote the book

    John Carpenter’s Christine come on Sony!




    As for Disney and Co. here is a try, anything live action before 2000, take your pick, Dick Tracy, The Rocketeer , Never Cry Wolf, Dragonslayer, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
     
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    Or going back even farther: Treasure Island, So Dear to My Heart, and yes, Song of the South.
     
  18. dana martin

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    the thing is Disney has such a great Family catalog, and all we are getting live action is another rehash of POTC or some HIGH School Musical, where is the early Kurt Russel films, my god that man is in his 5 decade of films, the two tim conway/ don knotts apple dumplin films, so much good stuff that could be done.
     
  19. Terry Hickey

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    Too Late the Hero (Michael Caine)

    The Mouse that Roared (Peter Sellers)

    Yellow Submarine (The Beatles)

    The Haunted Palace (Vincent Price)

    The Shadow (Alec Baldwin)

    The Big Chill (Glenn Close)

    To Sir with Love (Sidney Portier)

    The Long Ships (Richard Widmark)

    Fantastic Voyage (Stephen Boyd)
     
  20. Walter Kittel

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    I'll second...


    Sirens

    The Swimmer

    Until the End of the World
    Zardoz


    and add (with varying degrees of obscurity)...


    King of the Hill (1993)

    The Reflecting Skin (1990)

    The Siege of Firebase Gloria (1989)

    Inferno (1953)

    Hello-Goodbye (1970)

    The Fugitive (1947)

    They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

    The Colossus of New York (1958)

    Je Vous Salue, Mafia! aka Hail Mafia! (1965)


    - Walter...
     

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