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The Columbia/Sony Wishlist Thread

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Marcel H., Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Marcel H.

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    So, here it is. It's a good idea to collect those wishes in one thread. This way it's easier for the folks over at Sony, to response to suggestions and so on and with Mr. Schlesinger being a member of this board, maybe we can lure some information away/out of him (hope you get the meaning of what I'm trying to say )




    Here's my little Noir wishlist. Maybe some of these titles will find their way into another volume of Sony's Noir sets or will be released through their Martini movies line, like Garment Jungle for instance. An Icons of Noir: B-Noirs set would be nice as well, 4 movies on 2 discs like their Screwball titles.



    Between Midnight and Dawn
    Blind Spot
    The Burglar
    The Clouded Yellow
    Convicted


    Drive a Crooked Road
    Escape in the Fog
    Framed
    Johnny O'Clock
    Knock on Any Door
    Tight Spot
    To the Ends of the Earth
    Women's Prison
    The Woman in Question

    + The Bad Girls of Film Noir Vol. 2 (the other titles of the series)




    Titles mentioned by the members: (+1 means: a tital got requested twice; +2 means: a tital got requested thrice etc.)

    [SIZE= larger]pre-1930s[/SIZE]

    • Mexicali Rose (1929) - Erle C. Kenton



    [SIZE= larger]1930s[/SIZE]


    • Holiday (1930) - Edward H. Griffith

    • The Criminal Code (1931) - Howard Hawks (+1)

    • A Dangerous Affair (1931) - Edward Sedgwick

    • The Deceiver (1931) - Louis King

    • The Guilty Generation (1931) - Rowland V. Lee

    • The Miracle Woman (1931) - Frank Capra (+2)

    • Ten Cents a Dance (1931) - Lionel Barrymore

    • The Final Edition (1932) - Howard Higgin

    • Forbidden (1932) - Frank Capra (+3)

    • The Menace (1932) - Roy William Neill

    • The Night Club Lady (1932) - Irving Cummings

    • Shopworn (1932) - Nick Grinde

    • Three Wise Girls (1932) - William Beaudine

    • Virtue (1932) - Edward Buzzell (+1)

    • Air Hostess (1933) - Albert S. Rogell

    • Ann Carver's Profession (1933) - Edward Buzzell

    • As The Devil Commands (1933) - Roy William Neill

    • The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) - Frank Capra (+2)

    • Child of Manhattan (1933) - Edward Buzzell

    • The Circus Queen Murder (1933) - Roy William Neill

    • Fog (1933) - Albert S. Rogell

    • Man's Castle (1933) - Frank Borzage (+1)

    • Night of Terror (1933) - Benjamin Stoloff

    • The Captain Hates the Sea (1934) - Lewis Milestone

    • Girl in Danger (1934) - D. Ross Lederman

    • Lady By Choice (1934) - David Burton

    • Mills of the Gods (1934) - Roy William Neill

    • The Ninth Guest (1934) - Roy William Neill

    • No Greater Glory (1934) - Frank Borzage Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Crime and Punishment (1935) - Josef von Sternberg (+2)

    • She Married Her Boss (1935) - Gregory La Cava (+2)

    • Super-Speed (1935) - Lambert Hillyer

    • The Whole Town's Talking (1935) - John Ford (+2)

    • Adventure in Manhattan (1936) - Edward Ludwig (+1)

    • Craig's Wife (1936) - Dorothy Arzner (+1)

    • Killer at Large (1936) - David Selman

    • The King Steps Out (1936) - Josef von Sternberg

    • Legion of Terror (1936) - Charles C. Coleman

    • The Man Who Lived Twice (1936) - Harry Lachman

    • More Than a Secretary (1936) - Alfred E. Green

    • The League of Frightened Men (1937) - Alfred E. Green

    • The Shadow (1937) - Charles C. Coleman

    • Blind Alley (1939) - Charles Vidor Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Hidden Power (1939) - Lewis D. Collins

    • Let Us Live (1939) - John Brahm

    • The Phantom Wagon (1939) - Julien Duvivier



    [SIZE= larger]1940s[/SIZE]


    • The Lady in Question (1940) - Charles Vidor

    • He Stayed for Breakfast (1940) - Alexander Hall

    • This Thing Called Love (1940) - Alexander Hall

    • Too Many Husbands (1940) - Wesley Ruggles - already available as part of the Icons of Screwball Comedy Vol.1

    • Bedtime Story (1941) - Alexander Hall

    • Ladies in Retirement (1941) - Charles Vidor - is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Penny Serenade (1941) - George Stevens (+2)

    • They Dare Not Love (1941) - James Whale/Charles Vidor/Victor Fleming

    • You Belong to Me (1941) - Wesley Ruggles Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Counter-Espionage (1942) - Edward Dmytryk

    • The Lady Is Willing (1942) - Mitchell Leisen (+1)

    • They All Kissed the Bride (1942) - Alexander Hall

    • Destroyer (1943) - William A. Seiter Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Passport to Suez (1943) - André De Toth

    • Reveille with Beverly (1943) - Charles Barton

    • Cry of the Werewolf (1944) - Henry Levin

    • The Soul of a Monster (1944) - Will Jason Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Impatient Years (1944) - Irving Cummings

    • Mr. Winkle Goes to War (1944) - Alfred E. Green

    • None Shall Escape (1944) - André De Toth

    • Counter-Attack (1945) - Zoltan Korda - Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Escape in the Fog (1945) - Budd Boetticher (+3)

    • My Name is Julia Ross (1945) - Joseph H. Lewis (+1)

    • Over 21 (1945) - Charles Vidor Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • A Song To Remember (1945) - Charles Vidor Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Gallant Journey (1946) - William A. Wellman

    • So Dark the Night (1946) - Joseph H. Lewis (+1)

    • Blind Spot (1947) - Robert Gordon (+ 3)

    • Framed (1947) - Richard Wallace (+3)

    • It Had to Be You (1947) - Don Hartman / Rudolph Maté

    • Johnny O'Clock (1947) - Robert Rossen (+3)

    • The Dark Past (1948) - Rudolph Maté (+1)

    • The Fuller Brush Man (1948) - S. Sylvan Simon

    • I Love Trouble (1948) - S. Sylvan Simon

    • Ladies of the Chorus (1948) - Phil Karlson

    • The Return Of October (1948) - Joseph H. Lewis (+1)

    • To the Ends of the Earth (1948) - Robert Stevenson (+1)

    • Walk a Crooked Mile (1948) - Gordon Douglas (+1)

    • Knock on Any Door (1949) - Nicholas Ray (+5)

    • The Reckless Moment (1949) - Max Ophüls (+2)

    • Slightly French (1949) - Douglas Sirk (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Undercover Man (1949) - Joseph H. Lewis

    • The Walking Hills (1949) - John Sturges (+3)



    [SIZE= larger]1950s[/SIZE]

    • Between Midnight and Dawn (1950) - Gordon Douglas (+3)

    • The Clouded Yellow (1950) - Ralph Thomas (+2)

    • Convicted (1950) - Henry Levin (+3)

    • The Fuller Brush Girl (1950) - Lloyd Bacon Is getting a Sony MOD release in July 2011

    • Harriet Craig (1950) - Vincent Sherman

    • The Nevadan (1950) - Gordon Douglas Is getting a Sony MOD releae (probably January 2011)

    • No Sad Songs For Me (1950) - Rudolph Maté (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Woman in Question (1950) - Anthony Asquith (+2)

    • Woman Of Distinction (1950) - Edward Buzzell

    • The Brave Bulls (1951) - Robert Rossen

    • Death of a Salesman (1951) - Laslo Benedek

    • M (1951) - Joseph Losey

    • The Mob (1951) - Robert Parrish

    • The Whistle at Eaton Falls (1951) - Robert Siodmak

    • Boots Malone (1952) - William Dieterle

    • Eight Iron Men (1952) - Edward Dmytryk Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Happy Time (1952) - Richard Fleischer

    • China Venture (1953) - Don Siegel

    • The Juggler (1953) - Edward Dmytryk Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Last of the Comanches (1953) - André De Toth

    • The Red Beret / Paratrooper (1953) - Terence Young

    • A Bullet Is Waiting (1954) - John Farrow (+2) - Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Detective / Father Brown (1954) - Robert Hamer

    • Drive a Crooked Road (1954) - Richard Quine (+1)

    • Fire Over Africa / Malaga (1954) - Richard Sale

    • Human Desire (1954) - Fritz Lang (+4) - released as part of Sonys Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics ll

    • The Mad Magician (1954) - John Brahm

    • The Cockleshell Heroes (1955) - José Ferrer

    • Count Three And Pray (1955) - George Sherman

    • The Night Holds Terror (1955) - Andrew L. Stone

    • Three For The Show (1955) - H.C. Potter (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Tight Spot (1955) - Phil Karlson (+3)

    • Women's Prison (1955) - Lewis Seiler (+1) - released in the Bad Girls of Film Noir Vol. 2 on 02/09/10

    • 1984 (1956) - Michael Anderson (+1)

    • 7th Cavalry (1956) - Joseph H. Lewis (+1)

    • Autumn Leaves (1956) - Robert Aldrich (+1)

    • The Gamma People (1956) - John Gilling

    • Hot Blood (1956) - Nicholas Ray (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Houston Story (1956) - William Castle

    • Reprisal! (1956) - George Sherman (+1)

    • Safari (1956) - Terence Young

    • You Can't Run Away From It (1956) - Dick Powell

    • The 27th Day (1957) - William Asher Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Burglar (1957) - Paul Wendkos (+2)

    • Fortune is a Woman (1957) - Sidney Gilliat

    • The Hard Man (1957) - George Sherman (+1)

    • Jeanne Eagels (1957) - George Sidney (+1) - released as part of a The Kim Novak Collection

    • The Man Who Turned to Stone (1957) - László Kardos Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • No Time to Be Young (1957) - David Lowell Rich Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Night the World Exploded (1957) - Fred F. Sears Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Seven Waves Away / Abandon Ship! (1957) - Richard Sale

    • The Story Of Esther Costello (1957) - David Miller (+1)

    • The Tijuana Story (1957) - Lásló Kardos

    • Gideon's Day (1958) - John Ford (+1)

    • The Goddess (1958) - John Cromwell (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Gunman's Walk (1958) - Phil Karlson (+1)

    • The Key (1958) - Carol Reed (+4)

    • Me and the Colonel (1958) - Peter Glenville

    • Screaming Mimi (1958) - Gerd Oswald (+1) - Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • This Angry Age (1958) - René Clément

    • The Two-Headed Spy (1958) - André De Toth

    • 1001 Arabian Nights (1959) - Jack Kinney

    • The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959) - Sidney Miller Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Edge of Eternity (1959) - Don Siegel

    • Face of a Fugitive (1959) - Paul Wendkos (+1)

    • The Last Angry Man (1959) - Daniel Mann

    • Porgy and Bess (1959) - Otto Preminger (+2)

    • Yesterday's Enemy (1959) - Val Guest



    [SIZE= larger]1960s[/SIZE]

    • 12 to the Moon (1960) - David Bradley

    • All the Young Men (1960) - Hall Bartlett

    • Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960) - Philip Leacock

    • The Mountain Road (1960) - Daniel Mann

    • Once More, with Feeling! (1960) - Stanley Donen

    • Pepe (1960) - George Sidney (+1)

    • Man on a String (1960) - André De Toth (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Song Without End (1960) - Charles Vidor Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Two Rode Together (1961) - John Ford (+2)

    • Valley of the Dragons (1961) - Edward Bernds

    • The Best of Enemies (1962) - Guy Hamilton

    • Five Finger Exercise (1962) - Daniel Mann Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Interns (1962) - David Swift Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Treasure of Silver Lake (1962) - Harald Reinl

    • Apache Gold (1963) - Harald Reinl

    • Little Prince and Eight Headed Dragon (1963) - William Ross/Yugo Serikawa

    • The Running Man (1963) - Carol Reed (+2)

    • The Victors (1963) - Carl Foreman (+2)

    • Frontier Hellcat (1964) - Alfred Vohrer

    • The New Interns (1964) - John Rich

    • Pumpkin Eater (1964) - Jack Clayton (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Winnetou: Last of the Renegades (1964) - Harald Reinl

    • The Desperado Trail (1965) - Harald Reinl

    • Genghis Khan (1965) - Henry Levin Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Heroes of Telemark (1965) - Anthony Mann Is getting released as a pressed, standard DVD on April 5, 2011

    • Love Has Many Faces (1965) - Alexander Singer (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Mickey One (1965) - Arthur Penn (+2) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Rampage at Apache Wells (1965) - Harald Philipp

    • A Study in Terror (1965) - James Hill Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Winter A-Go-Go (1965) - Richard Benedict (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Big Gundown (1966) - Sergio Sollima

    • The Deadly Affair (1966) - Sidney Lumet (+3) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Seven Guns for the MacGregors (1966) - Franco Giraldi

    • Superargo Versus Diabolicus (1966) - Nick Nostro

    • Three On A Couch (1966) - Jerry Lewis (+1)

    • Winnetou: Thunder at the Border (1966) - Alfred Vohrer

    • The Wrong Box (1966) - Bryan Forbes Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • 7 Women for the MacGregors (1967) - Franco Giraldi

    • Berserk (1967) - Jim O'Connolly (+1)

    • Enter Laughing (1967) - Carl Reiner

    • The Happening (1967) - Elliot Silverstein (+1)

    • Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1967) - Henry Levin/Arduino Maiuri

    • The Night Of The Generals (1967) - Anatole Litvak (+2) Is getting released as a pressed, standard DVD on April 5, 2011

    • The Tiger Makes Out (1967) - Arthur Hiller

    • Who's Minding the Mint (1967) - Howard Morris

    • Assignment K (1968) - Val Guest

    • Corruption (1968) - Robert Hartford-Davis

    • A Dandy in Aspic (1968) - Anthony Mann / Laurence Harvey (+1)

    • The Comic (1969) - Carl Reiner

    • Corruption (1968) - Robert Hartford-Davis

    • Hammerhead (1968) - David Miller (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Hamlet (1969) - Tony Richardson

    • Mad Room (1969) - Bernard Girard (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Pendulum (1969) - George Schaefer

    • The Reckoning (1969) - Jack Gold Is getting a Sony MOD release



    [SIZE= larger]1970s[/SIZE]


    • The Executioner (1970) - Sam Wanamaker Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Go-Between (1970) - Joseph Losey (+2)

    • I Never Sang for My Father (1970) - Gilbert Cates Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (1970) - Anatole Litvak

    • The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970) - William Wyler Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) - Alan Cooke Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Riverrun (1970) - John Korty

    • R.P.M. (1970) - Stanley Kramer (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • A Severed Head (1970) - Dick Clement (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • 10 Rillington Place (1971) - Richard Fleischer (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) - Stanley Kramer (+1)

    • Creatures The World Forgot (1971) - Don Chaffey (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Doctors' Wives (1971) - George Schaefer (+1) - Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Fools' Parade (1971) - Andrew V. McLaglen

    • The Love Machine (1971) - Jack Haley Jr. Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • The Hellstrom Chronicle (1971) - Walon Green / Ed Spiegel

    • Une Belle Fille Comme Moi (1972) - Francois Truffaut

    • A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (1972) - Peter Medak (+1) - Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Young Winston (1972) - Richard Attenborough (+1)

    • Zee and Co. / X, Y and Zee (1972) - Brian G. Hutton (+1) Is getting a Sony MOD release (probably January 2011)

    • The Hireling (1973) - Alan Bridges (+2)

    • Lost Horizon (1973) - Charles Jarrott

    • Oklahoma Crude (1973) - Stanley Kramer (+1)

    • The Stone Killer (1973) - Michael Winner (+2)

    • Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973) - Gilbert Cates Is getting a Sony MOD release (probably January 2011)

    • The Gravy Train (1974) - Jack Starrett

    • Lovin' Molly (1974) - Sidney Lumet - Owned by Lionsgate?

    • Stardust (1974) - Michael Apted

    • The Fortune (1975) - Mike Nichols

    • White Line Fever (1975) - Jonathan Kaplan Is getting a Sony MOD release

    • Drive-In (1976) - Rodney Amateau

    • The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case (1976) - Buzz Kulik

    • The Stranger and the Gunfighter (1976) - Antonio Margheriti

    • Providence (1977) - Alain Resnais (+2)

    • If Ever I See You Again (1978) - Joseph Brooks

    • Remember My Name (1978) - Alan Rudolph

    • Warlord of Atlantis (1978) - Kevin Connor

    • Chapter Two (1979) - Robert Moore



    [SIZE= larger]1980s[/SIZE]


    • The Competition (1980) - Joel Oliansky

    • It's My Turn (1980) - Jill Clayburgh

    • Only When I Laugh (1981) - Glenn Jordan

    • Don't Cry, It's Only Thunder (1982) - Peter Werner

    • Where the Boys Are'84 (1984) - Hy Averback

    • Alamo Bay (1985) - Louis Malle

    • Crimewave / The XYZ Murders (1985) - Sam Raimi

    • Hellhole (1985) - Pierre De Moro

    • The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) - Matthew Robbins

    • Housekeeping (1987) - Bill Forsyth (+3)

    • Time of the Gypsies (1988) - Emir Kusturica

    • Welcome Home (1989) - Franklin J. Schaffner



    [SIZE= larger]post-1980s[/SIZE]

    • City of Hope (1991) - John Sayles - still owned by Columbia/Sony?

    • The Music of Chance (1993) - Philip Haas - still owned by Columbia/Sony?

    • The Run of the Country (1995) - Peter Yates



    [SIZE= larger]Re-release[/SIZE]

    • On the Waterfront (1954) - Elia Kazan - in it's OAR (1.85:1) (+1)

    • GIDGET films in the proper OAR. No pan-scan for Gidget please.

    • Experiment in Terror (1962) - Blake Edwards - OOP

    • The Harder They Fall (1956) - Mark Robson - OOP

    • Anatomy of a Murder (1959) - Otto Preminger - OAR

    • From Here to Eternity (1953) - Fred Zinnemann - OAR?

    • Hard Times (1975) - Walter Hill - OAR

    • The Creeping Flesh (1973) - Freddie Francis - OOP

    • Picnic (1955) - Joshua Logan - OAR - released in a newly remastered edition as part of The Kim Novak Collection



    [SIZE= larger]Movie series/Shorts & Cartoons[/SIZE]


    • The The Whistler series would be great as well, maybe as an Icons of Suspense: The Complete The Whistler Series. (+2)

    • I would like to see Sony release more of the Columbia serials, mainly The Shadow and The Spider's Web, but would welcome others like The Spider Returns, Deadwood Dick and The Desert Hawk.

    • I'll add my request for other series such as Crime Doctor, Boston Blackie and The Lone Wolf. (+1)

    • COLUMBIA CARTOON CLASSICS!- featuring Screen Gems - Krazy Kat, Scrappy, Color Rhapsody series and The Fox and Crow shorts! (+1)

    • A complete collection of UPA's innovative and groundbreaking JOLLY FROLICS series!

    • MR. MAGOO - The Columbia Pictures theatrical cartoons: 1950-1959 (+1)




    [SIZE= larger]General remarks[/SIZE]


    • Films starring Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Rosalind Russell, Lucille Ball, Evelyn Keyes, Grace Moore, Ann Miller, Glenn Ford and Cornel Wilde

    • Capra/Stanwyck set + Why not throw in some other early Capra films and make it a deluxe set similar to the first one? / "Capra at Columbia" Sets with Frank Capra's late 1920's-1930's films

    • More 80's schlock

    • I'd love to see an "Icons of the Old West" release featuring some of the Columbia B-westerns from Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Bill Elliott and Charles Starrett.

    • An Icons of Noir: B-Noirs set would be nice as well, 4 movies on 2 discs like their Screwball titles.

    • The Bad Girls of Film Noir Vol. 2 (the other titles of the series)

    • A John Ford set: "Two Rode Together" ,"The Whole Town's Talking", "The Long Gray Line", "The Last Hurrah", and any other Ford titles that they may have the rights too. Yes, two of those are re-releases but they've been out for a long time and I'm sure that they could do with a new transfer. (+1)

    • A Blake Édwards box set

    • Bill Forsýth & Christine Lahti commentary for Housekeeping

    • Also, any other Lombard titles controlled by Sony. The more pre-Codes, the merrier.

    • Anything with the likes of Barbara Stanwyck, Melvyn Douglas, Rosalind Russell, Irene Dunne, Carole Lombard and Jean Arthur that may still have lying around. I would gladly get a third and fourth screwball comedy icons. (+1)

    • II'd love to see a five pack of these WWII films: Anthony Mann's THE HEROES OF TELEMARK, Peter Glenville's ME AND THE COLONEL, Carol Reed's THE KEY, Anatole Litvak's THE NIGHT OF THE GENERALS, and Carl Foreman's THE VICTORS. All but THE VICTORS have already been released on R2. Hell, it would be worth releasing them one at a time (on "Martini Movies"?) just to get them out there.

    • I'd like to see a British horror set, perhaps containing: Night of the Demon (the current one costs more then an Icons Set!), Creeping Flesh (currently OOP), Creatures The World Forgot, Corruption

    • Columbia Pictures War Classics I - The Heroes of Telemark, The Victors, Eight Iron Men, Counter-Attack, The Cockleshell Heroes (+1)

    • Columbia Pictures War Classics II - The Key, The Night of the Generals, None Shall Escape, The Juggler, The Mountain Road (+1)

    • Columbia Pictures War Classics III - Me and the Colonel, Mr. Winkle Goes to War, The Best of Enemies, The Red Beret, All the Young Men (+1)

    • Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics III - Knock on Any Door, The Reckless Moment, Human Desire, Tight Spot, Johnny O'Clock (+1)

    • Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics IV - Escape in the Fog, Blind Spot, Framed, Convicted, Between Midnight and Dawn (+1)

    • COLUMBIA RESTORATIONS: WESTERNS IN THE AGE OF NOIR: set based on this series with: GUNMAN'S WALK, FACE OF A FUGITIVE, REPRISAL! & THE WALKING HILLS.

    • Icons of Westerns: Spaghetti Westerns - The Big Gundown (1966), Seven Guns for the MacGregors (1966), 7 Women for the MacGregors (1967), The Stranger and the Gunfighter (1976)

    • Icons of Westerns: Adventures of Winnetou - Treasure of Silver Lake (1962), Apache Gold (1963), Winnetou: Last of the Renegades (1964), Frontier Hellcat (1964), Rampage at Apache Wells (1965), The Desperado Trail (1965), Winnetou: Thunder at the Border (1966)

    • Icons of Espionage I: Man on a String (1960), The Deadly Affair (1966), The Looking Glass War (1969)

    • Icons of Espionage II: Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1967), Assignment K (1968), Hammerhead (1968)

    • John Sturges: The Early Years Set: The Man Who Dared (1946), Shadowed (1946), Alias Mr. Twilight (1946), For the Love of Rusty (1947), Keeper of the Bees (1947), The Sign of the Ram (1948), Best Man Wins (1948), The Walking Hills (1948)



    [SIZE= larger]In Production / Planned[/SIZE] (no guarantee)


    • The Films of Rita Hayworth (5-Movies Box Set): Gilda (1946) (remaster), Cover Girl (1944) (remaster), Tonight and Every Night (1945), Miss Sadie Thompson (1953), Salome (1953)- date: released!

    • Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Vol. 2 (5-Movies Box Set): Human Desire (1954), Pushover (1954), Nightfall (1957), The Brothers Rico (1957), City of Fear (1959) - date: 07/06/2010

    • The Bad Girls of Noir Vol 1. & 2 ( 2 x 4-Movies Box Set): The Killer That Stalked New York (1950), Two of a Kind (1951), Bad for Each Other (1953), The Glass Wall (1953), One Girl's Confession (1953), Over-Exposed (1956), Night Editor (1946), Women's Prison (1955) - date: 02/09/2010 released!

    • Icons of Suspense (6-Movies Box Set): The Full Treatment aka. Stop Me Before I Kill (1960), Cash on Demand (1961), Never Take Sweets from a Stranger (1960), Maniac (1963), The Snorkel (1958), The Damned aka. These Are the Damned (1963) - date: 04/06/2010 released!

    • The New Hollywood Box Set (7-Movies Box Set): Head (1968), Easy Rider (1969), Five Easy Pieces (1970) (remaster?), Drive, He Said (1971), The Last Picture Show ( 1971), A Safe Place (1971), The King of Marvin Gardens (1972) (remaster?) - date: 11/23/2010 through Criterion released!

    • A Study in Terror (1965) - date tba. - status unknown - got a MOD release

    • Peter Lorre collection (3-movies?): Crime and Punishment (1935), Island of Doomed Men (1940), The Face Behind the Mask (1941) - date tba. - status unknown - titles were mentioned in an interview with Mr. Schlesinger back in 2007 as "in work"

    • Frank Capra collection (?-movies): The Miracle Woman (1931), Forbidden (1932), The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) - date: probably in 2011 - still planned and in production according to Columbia's Classics homepage

    • Robin Hood tales (released seperately): The Bandit of Sherwood Forest (1946), The Prince of Thieves (1948), Rogues of Sherwood Forest (1950), Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960) - date: 05/11/2010 released!

    • Kim Novak collection (5-movies): Picnic (1955) (Remastered), Bell Book and Candle (1958) (Remastered), Pal Joey (1957) (Remastered), Jeanne Eagles (1957), Middle of the Night (1959) - date: 08/03/2010 released!

    • The Heroes of Telemark (1965), Night of the Generals (1967) - released!

    • Columbia Pictures Film Noir Classics, Vol. 3 (has been mentioned as in production, no titles announced yet) - no date yet
     
  2. MLamarre

    MLamarre Well-Known Member

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    Stanley Kramer films Bless the Beasts & Children (1971) and Oklahoma Crude (1973)

    Max Ophuls' The Reckless Moment (1949) #220 on 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    Housekeeping
    (1987) #766 on 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die

    The 1956 version of George Orwell's 1984

    A re-release of On the Waterfront in it's OAR (1.85:1)

    Fritz Lang's Human Desire (1954)

    Nicholas Ray films Knock on Any Door (1949) and Hot Blood (1955)
     
  3. RafaelPires

    RafaelPires Well-Known Member

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    Marcel, I want every single title in your wish list. Here are my contribution, most of the titles, comedies:
    - Penny Serenade (an official release!!!! - Cary Grant, Irene Dunne)
    - Man's Castle (Spencer Tracy, Loretta Young)
    - They all kissed the Bride (Joan Crawford, Melvyn Douglas)
    - You belong to me (Barbara Stanwyck, Henry Fonda)
    - The Impatient Years (Jean Arthur, Lee Bowman)
    - The Lady is willing (Marlene Dietrich, Fred MacMurray)
    - It had to be you (Ginger Rogers, Cornel Wilde)
    - She Married her Boss (Claudette Colbert, Melvyn Douglas)
    - The Whole Town is talking (Edward G Robinson, Jean Arthur)
    - He Stayed for Breakfast (Loretta Young, Melvyn Douglas)
    - More than a Secretary (Jean Arthur, George Brent)
    - Bedtime story (Fredric March, Loretta Young)
    - Lady by Choice (Carole Lombard)
    - Adventure in Manhattan (Jean Arthur, Joel McCrea)

    - Craig's Wife (Rosalind Russell, John Boles)
    - The Lady in Question (Brian Aherne, Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford)


    Plus some films starring Melvyn Douglas, Joan Blondell, Rosalind Russell, Lucille Ball, Evelyn Keyes, Grace Moore, Ann Miller, Glenn Ford and Cornel Wilde
     
  4. Bryan^H

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    I second Housekeeping. It's my favorite film, and I'm really surprised we haven't seen a dvd release yet.

    Criterion, are you listening?
     
  5. Eric Peterson

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    Is the Capra/Stanwyck set still in development? This was the set that I wanted the most:
    The Miracle Woman
    Forbidden
    The Bitter Tea of General Yen

    Why not throw in some other early Capra films and make it a deluxe set similar to the first one?
     
  6. cineMANIAC

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    I'm mainly interested in 80's schlock like Hell Hole, Piranha II and the like. Sony seems to have a licensing deal with Anchor Bay so some of this stuff may end up with them. These movies may not be high art but some of us enjoy them and they should be properly represented on DVD, meaning they should be released completely uncut and looking as clean as possible. I know I'm asking too much, though.
     
  7. Marcel H.

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    That'll be awesome. Count me in for anything Capra.

    The The Whistler series would be great as well, maybe as an Icons of Suspense: The Complete The Whistler Series.
     
  8. Thomas T

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    The Dark Past (1948)
    Fuller Brush Man (1948)
    Return Of October (1948)
    Knock On Any Door (1949)
    No Sad Songs For Me (1950)
    Woman Of Distinction (1950)
    Bullet Is Waiting (1954)
    Fire Over Africa (1954)
    Count Three And Pray (1955)
    Three For The Show (1955)
    Autumn Leaves (1956)
    Safari (1956)
    You Can't Run Away From It (1956)
    Jeanne Eagels (1957)
    Story Of Esther Costello (1957)
    The Goddess (1958)
    Gunman's Walk (1958)
    The Key (1958)
    Screaming Mimi (1958)
    Let No Man Write My Epitaph (1960)
    Pepe (1960)
    Five Finger Exercise (1962)
    The Interns (1962)
    The Victors (1963)
    The New Interns (1964)
    Pumpkin Eater (1964)
    Love Has Many Faces (1965)
    Three On A Couch (1966)
    The Happening (1967)
    Night Of The Generals (1967)
    Mad Room (1969)
    Doctors' Wives (1971)
    Go Between (1971)
    The Hireling (1973)
    Providence (1977)
     
  9. Hoppy

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    I would like to see Sony release more of the Columbia serials, mainly The Shadow and The Spider's Web, but would welcome others like The Spider Returns, Deadwood Dick and The Desert Hawk.
     
  10. Livius

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    That's an excellent list to which I'd add Human Desire.

    I'd really like to see more westerns, especially the remaining Randolph Scott pictures like Seventh Cavalry, The Nevadan and The Walking Hills.


    Someone mentioned The Whistler films, and I'll add my request for other series such as Crime Doctor, Boston Blackie and The Lone Wolf.
     
  11. MarcoBiscotti

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    First and foremost, a multi-disc set of:

    COLUMBIA CARTOON CLASSICS!

    featuring Screen Gems - Krazy Kat, Scrappy, Color Rhapsody series and The Fox and Crow shorts!

    Similar to Universal's Woody Woodpecker/Walter Lantz collections, but perhaps more comprehensive and collector-oriented if viable to Sony. Bring on Jerry Beck as consultant to hand pick the best cartoon film shorts from each series to give an overall representation of the studio's output through the decades. I'd pay any price to have this done right; It would be my ULTIMATE dream collection from Sony!!!


    Next-up...

    U
    PA

    A complete collection of UPA's innovative and groundbreaking JOLLY FROLICS series!

    It's about time that this long-neglected output of wonderfully eccentric, artistic and uniquely stylized cartoons from an equally important and underappreciated studio got it's due with a proper presentation on DVD with consultation and production oversight from Tee Boustow (Stephen's son) and writer/historian Amid Amidi! A two-disc set with perhaps the bonus Ham and Hattie cartoons and a couple of industrial shorts, and ideally a featurette or short docu on the rise of UPA studios and the impact and influence on animated films and the art world of the studio. It would not only complete the entire filmography but also be an absolute dream come true for film fans, cartoon buffs, art afficianados, modernists, and jazzbos alike!


    Last but not least...

    MR. MAGOO

    The Columbia Pictures theatrical cartoons: 1950-1959

    A four-disc set would complete the entire run and surely be a top seller. These are, in my opinion, outstanding films and among the choice studio shorts produced within the declining years of animation's Golden Age. I would love to see the original Mr. Magoo shorts finally released on DVD.




    I realize there are a number of early Stanwycks (including some unreleased Capra pictures) and Barrymore pre-codes as well as a number of "name actors" and directors to pick from, however in all truth and honesty, the cream of the crop has already found it's way out and while there are still plenty of unreleased gems from the Sony/Columbia vaults, these are really much lesser films than the multitude of as-of-yet unexcavated films from Columbia's animated output. Let's face it, COLUMBIA PICTURES in comparisson to it's neighbor studios, was especially known and recognized for it's short subjects and it turned out some of the paramount examples with it's fine animated film series. Why should these golden age classics continue to be neglected while lesser fare (the Jack Lemon set was enjoyed very much by me, but let's face it... most of those Lemons were indeed lemons!) is devoted to simply because of a desire to release classic films from Columbia's archives. A Screen Gems/Columbia Classics set along with a UPA Jolly Frolics and Mr. Magoo collection would be the ULTIMATE release for this series, and similar to the Sam Fuller, Bud Boetticher, Michael Powell, etc. series, a new and elegant line of Animated Classics collections could be released quarterly to great popularity and success! I really hope Mr. Schlesinger and the powers that be at Sony take note of these potential classics... they are every bit as entertaining and enjoyable as the live-action output and if there's a market for any number of the sets already released, than their commercial viability shouldn't differ!​
     
  12. Timothy E

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    I will second the request for the Magoo theatrical cartoons. These classics from the 50s are long overdue on DVD.
     
  13. MarcoBiscotti

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    I think that my ultimate wish would be for the UPA Jolly Frolics series to be released in their entirety. They are masterpieces of modern animation which contributed beyond measure to the entire art form and paved the way for many of today's cartoons; raising the bar for the animated film industry during a period of financial strain with the golden age studios in their theatrical decline, UPA impacted the look of every animated short subject to follow. Brilliantly forward thinking in their approach to the stylized aesthetic of cartoon art, leading the standard for the television medium in the 1950s by achieving the greatest effect and maximum expression through wildly appealing streamlined designs and innovative story-telling with limited budgets. Hailed by art critics and intellectuals alike for the studio's modernist conceptual style, progressive social views, adaptation of contemporary literature, art influence and modern jazz music, and criticized by right-leaning commie pinko fearing conservatives. A two-disc collection of these brilliant shorts remastered and with Gene Deitch (get him while he's still around!) interview/commentary and involvement from Tee Boustow and Amid Amidi would be my ultimate wish.

    Next only to a thorough and comprehensive Golden Collection-style package of the Columbia Classics, from the b&w Krazy Kat and Scrappy cartoons, to the vivid Color Rhapsodies, wildly entertaining Fox and Crow shorts (incl. the two initial UPA films), etc. Make it happen, Mike S!
     
  14. MarcoBiscotti

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    Also, it would be nice to finally release a more deserving edition of ON THE WATERFRONT...

    And the 1965 b-grade teen flick: WINTER-A-GO-GO as a guilty pleasure!
     
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    I second WINTER-A-GO-GO and also would like see the GIDGET films in the proper OAR. No pan-scan for Gidget please.
     
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    Arthur Penn's MICKEY ONE
    Josef von Sternberg's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
     
  17. RBailey

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    I'd love to see an "Icons of the Old West" release featuring some of the Columbia B-westerns from Buck Jones, Tim McCoy, Bill Elliott and Charles Starrett.
     
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    YOUNG WINSTON
    DANDY IN ASPIC
    GO-BETWEEN
    HIRELING
    THE RECKONING
    BLESS THE BEASTS AND THE CHILDREN
    RPM (these two should have been part of the Stanley Kramer box set)
    RIVERUN
    THE HAPPENING
    DAY IN THE DEATH OF JOE EGG
    IF EVER I SEE YOU AGAIN
    RUN OF THE COUNTRY
    DOCTOR'S WIVES
    LOVE MACHINE
    HOUSEKEEPING
    X,Y,Z
    DELUSION
    ONLY WHEN I LAUGH
    CHAPTER TWO (these two could be packaged as a Neil Simon set)
    DRIVE IN
     
  19. ahollis

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    Top-notch, each and every one of them.
     
  20. Jeff Willis

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    All of the Blondie movies in their original film format (not those King Features Syndicate releases). If I'm not mistaken, the original movies were owned by Columbia.
     

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