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TV Movies or Mini-Series You'd Like See on DVD

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by FrancisP, Jul 21, 2004.

  1. FrancisP

    FrancisP Well-Known Member

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    It's a shame that tv movies and miniseries are being ignored by the studios. The only ones that I can think of that have seen the light of day are Nightstalker/Nightstrangler, Dracula(Jack Palance) and Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde(Jack Palance). These are some I'd like to see.

    Cat Creature
    The Norliss Tapes
    Curse of the Black Widow
    Gargoyles
    Perry Mason movies
    The Bastard
    Condominium
     
  2. Rhoq

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    If "Made For Cable" movies count - then I would like to see Showtime's Psycho: The Beginning find it's way to DVD. This 4th film (a prequel or sorts) was my favorite "Psycho" movie, next to the original (of course).

    For those who haven't seen it, It takes place in modern day where Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) is a happily married husband with an urge to kill. He calls a radio psychiatrist to help talk him out of it and he recants his life story, beginning with his tortured childhood. Teenaged Norman was played Henry Thomas (Elliot from E.T.). Fun for the whole family, LOL.
     
  3. Eric Paddon

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    Some TV movies, even good ones, have made it to bargain label DVD releases where the quality isn't good but at least for now it's better than nothing. The wonderful 1982 "Rehearsal For Murder" comes to mind (fantastic Levinson-Link murder mystery with Robert Preston, Lynn Redgrave, Jeff Goldblum etc.)

    Those that I'd like to see that don't even have that kind of release:

    Backstairs At The White House (1979-This miniseries has basically been suppressed from existence since it's second airing on NBC)

    A.D. (1985-12 hour miniseries that serves as a follow-up of sorts to "Jesus Of Nazareth")

    The Doomsday Flight (1966-Excellent Rod Serling scripted movie where Jack Lord tunes up for "Hawaii 5-O" as an FBI agent tracking down Edmond O'Brien who's planted a bomb aboard a 707 flight)

    The Man (1972-James Earl Jones in the title role of the first black President. Excellent Jerry Goldsmith score)

    Raid On Entebbe (1976. I've never seen this, but I've heard it was a lot better than "Victory At Entebbe", done at the same time which I have seen)
     
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    I want the TNT Bible movie of "Joseph" on dvd. Paul Mercurio was insanely gorgeous, and the finale makes me cry every time I watch it--what more can a girl ask for in a tv-movie?[​IMG]
     
  5. Joseph J.D

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    I mentioned this one in the Obscure TV thread, so I'll place it here as well as I really want this one on DVD quite badly:

    Vampire (1979) - A horror film starring Richard Lynch, Jason Miller, E.G. Marshall and Kathryn Harrold.....I always thought that this was a cool little film featuring Lynch as (what else?) a vampire named Voytek with Miller and Marshall tracking him down. I wouldn't mind a company like Blue Underground or Anchor Bay getting their hands on this one.


    Another one I'd like to see on DVD is:


    The Dead Don't Die (1975) - Another horror film- this time involving zombies. Stars George Hamilton, Ray Milland and Reggie Nalder (Barlow in the original Salem's Lot miniseries). This one used to scare the living daylights out of me as a kid. Would love to get this one.

    Good call on 'The Cat Creature'.....another favorite I wouldn't mind having in my collection.[​IMG]
     
  6. Glenn Overholt

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    I think I have about a dozen TV movies - but it all depends on what you like, of course. I'd like to see these.

    Benard & the Genie
    Carly's Web
    Doomsday Gun
    Flame Trees of Thika (mini-series)
    Freaky Friday
    The Girl, the Gold Watch, & Everything
    Hero at Large
    If You Could See What I Hear
    Leave Yesterday Behind
    My Date With the President's Daughter
    Noah
    Not Quite Human
    Parent Trap II
    Parent Trap III
    Parent Trap Hawaiian Honeymoon
    Prime Risk
    Wedding Day Blues
    Young Again

    I hope at least some of these will be released soon!

    Glenn
     
  7. MattHR

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    GARGOYLES was available. I have it and it's a great transfer. Similar to THE NIGHT STALKER.
     
  8. Rex Bachmann

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    Besides the already mentioned Norliss Tapes (1973), Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, also 1973 (Warner Bros.?).
     
  9. Deb Walsh

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    I need Daughter of the Mind, Crowhaven Farm, and Sole Survivor. All early examples of the movie-of-the-week genre that can still creep me out.

    How about the entire Gene Roddenberry pilots catalogue - Questor Tapes, Earth II, Spectre, etc.? I'd love to see those in a boxed set - I'd buy it on release day, no hesitation.

    Rehearsal for Murder is out? Cool, I'll have to check that out. I noticed Hands of a Murderer is now out on DVD - that was another made-for-tv movie.
     
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    Besides the Roots followups: Roots: The Next Generations, Roots: The Gift, and Queen........

    I want the Irwin Allen production of Alice in Wonderland presented in its original two parts. Pronto!! This is the most faithful cinematic adaptation of Lewis Carroll's double classic yet. That Jabberwocky scared the crap out of me!

    Also:

    The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story
    Poor Little Rich Girl: The Story of Barbara Hutton
    Rich Man, Poor Man Books One and Two
     
  11. Mark Pytel

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    Here are some of the TV movies or tv shows that I would like released on DVD.


    - Elvis (1979) The tv movie starring Kurt Russell Directed by John Carpenter.

    Someone's Watching Me (1978)
    This is another of John Carpenter's TV movies that I would like to be released on dvd.


    The Jayne Mansfield Story (1980)
    This is a guilty pleasure of mine. I love this tv movie starring Loni Anderson and Arnold Schwarzenegger. This needs to be on dvd.

    Something Evil (1972)
    With the emminent release of Duel this movie should also be released on dvd to cash in on the Speilberg craze. That and it is also a really good TV movie![​IMG]

    The Possessed (1976)
    Here is a great Harrison Ford tv movie that needs to be on dvd.

    Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
    I guess that this is just wishful thinking. This will never be released ever[​IMG]

    Amber Waves (1980)
    Here is another Kurt Russell tv movie that I would like to see on DVD. "Not the face!"[​IMG]

    Christmas Coal Mine Miracle (1977)
    With me being a Kurt Russell fan, I would buy this on dvd!

    The Longest Drive (1976) & Captive the Longest Drive 2 (1976)

    Deadly Tower (Sniper 1975)
    How many tv movies did Kurt Russell Star in anyway?![​IMG]

    Search For the Gods (1975)
    Well what do you know, another Kurt Russell tv movie!![​IMG]

    Julius Ceasar (2002) I enjoyed this miniseries and would like to see it on dvd!
     
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    Masada
    Amazons
    Exo Man [? I don't remember if this is the correct title]
     
  13. Rex Bachmann

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    Ooops! Forgot A Cold Night's Death (a.k.a. The Chill Factor) (ABC/Spelling, 1973).
     
  14. Tory

    Tory -The Snappy Sneezer- -Red Huck-

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    Those Ewok Movies and the Christmas Spec
    There was a movie about super heroes with Crystal Benard, cheesy, but I liked it
    Disney Made For TV Movies with Harry Anderson as The Absent Minded Prof
    TV Movie Spirit
    DisneyMr Boogedy
    Disney I-Man
    Disney BRAT Patrol
    Nick Fury Agent of Shield
    2 Captain America films
    Generation X
    Dr. Strange
    Dr. Who on Fox
    Disney Not Quite Human series
     
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    The MacGyver movies Lost Treasure of Atlantis and Trail to Doomsday. They were made a couple years after the series ended, and hopefully whenever the series comes out on DVD(hopefully it's not too far away) they'll also release the 2 tv-movies, which I think were on par with the first few seasons of the series. I'd love the see really good A/V quality because the VHS copies of them I have aren't too great.
     
  16. JohnMor

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    I would love to see the following:

    A Case of Rape
    The Legend of Lizzie Borden
    Backstairs at the White House
    and Eunice, which, while not really a film, was a 90 minute special done after the end of The Carol Burnett Show, but before Mama's Family, detailing many years in the Higgins family, from Eunice & Ed's first meeting through Mama's funeral. It was great and deserves to be seen again
     
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    JohnMor, you have exquisite taste in mentioning Elizabeth Montgomery's finest work! I was going to name those two movies ("A Case of Rape" and "The Legend of Lizzie Borden") as well as the three part mini-series "The Awakening Land" also starring Elizabeth Montgomery.

    I have never heard of that Eunice show! I would love to see it as I'm a big fan of Mama's Family.
     
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    David*P, it sounds like you have exquisite taste yourself there. Re: Eunice I remember how surprised I was at not only how funny it was (no surprise) but how sad and poignant it got in the last act.
     
  19. MattHR

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    Devil Dog: The Hound From Hell (1978)
    The Return of The Six Million Dollar Man & The Bionic Woman (1987)
    Bionic Showdown (1989)
    Bionic Ever After? (1994)
    Kiss Meets The Phantom of the Park (1978)
    The Incredible Journey of Dr. Meg Laurel (1978)
    An Early Frost (1985)
     
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    Matt, you just reminded me of a Lindsay Wagner TV movie I would get in a heartbeat:

    The Two Worlds of Jennie Logan
     

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