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#1 of 6 OFFLINE   michael deakin

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Posted December 26 2002 - 06:19 AM

Having participated in the re-release thread. I thought i would start a thread for films that have never been released on dvd yet, Particularly classic B+W films. Six of my fav,s are. History of Mr Polly. Hobsons choice. The night my number came up. White heat. Dunkirk. Ice cold in Alex. mike.

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Posted December 26 2002 - 08:38 AM

Some films I'm dying to see released on DVD: Billy Budd Cat People (Val Lewton version) The Devil & Daniel Webster In A Lonely Place Mad Love (w/ Peter Lorre) The Raven (Boris Karloff/Bela Lugosi) Freaks (Tod Browning) Village of the Damned (original) All My Sons (Edward G Robinson/Burt Lancaster) Bad Company (this movie seems to have been disowned, oop on vhs and no sign of it on dvd, for some reason I really really like the style of the film) Dial M for Murder East of Eden (one of my all time favorite films) That's all for now but I would kill to have any of these films on dvd. Michael
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Posted December 26 2002 - 12:09 PM

Here are a few titles I'm waiting for: Posted Image

Greed1924von Stroheim, Erich
Isn't Life Wonderful1924Griffith, D.W.
Big Parade, The1925Vidor, King
Freshman, The1925Newmeyer, Taylor
Variete 1925E.A. Dupont
Ben-Hur1926Fred Niblo
Napoleon1927Abel Gance
Cameraman, The1928Edward Sedgwick
Crowd, The1928King Vidor
Last Command1928Josef von Sternberg
Pandora's Box1928G.W. Pabst
Un Chien Andalou1928Luis Bunuel, Salvador Dali
Wedding March, The1928Erich von Stroheim
Wind, The1928Victor Sjostrom
Zvenigora1928Alexander Dovzhenko
General Line, The1929Sergei Eisenstein
L'Age D'Or1930Luis Bunuel
La Chienne1931Jean Renoir
Marius1931Alexander Korda
Fanny1932Marc Allegret
Freaks1932Tod Browning
I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang1932Mervyn LeRoy
Dinner at Eight1933George Cukor
Private Life of Henry VIII, The1933Alexander Korda
She Done Him Wrong1933Lowell Sherman
Sons of the Desert1933William A. Seiter
Zero for Conduct1933Jean Vigo
Twentieth Century1934Howard Hawks
Crime and Punishment1935Josef von Sternberg
David Copperfield1935George Cukor
Don Quixote1935G.W. Pabst
Informer, The1935John Ford
Les Miserables1935Richard Boleslawski
Lives of a Bengal Lancer, The1935Henry Hathaway
Mutiny on the Bounty1935Frank Lloyd
Night at the Opera, A1935Sam Wood
Ruggles of Red Gap1935Leo McCarey
Top Hat1935Mark Sandrich
Cesar1936Marcel Pagnol
Show Boat1936James Whale
Tale of Two Cities, A1936Jack Conway
Awful Truth, The1937Leo McCarey
Harvest1937Marcel Pagnol
Adventures of Robin Hood1938Michael Curtiz
Angels with Dirty Faces1938Michael Curtiz
Bringing Up Baby1938Howard Hawks
Destry Rides Again1939George Marshall
Goodbye Mr. Chips 1939Sam Wood
Abe Lincoln in Illinois1940John Cromwell
Letter, The1940William Wyler
Here Comes Mr. Jordan1941Alexander Hall
Sergeant York1941Howard Hawks
In Which We Serve 1942David Lean
Magnificent Ambersons, The1942Orson Welles
Mrs. Miniver1942William Wyler
Yankee Doodle Dandy1942Michael Curtiz
Fires Were Started1943Humphrey Jennings
Ox-Box Incident, The1943William A. Wellman
Hollywood Canteen1944Delmer Daves
Laura1944Otto Preminger
Miracle of Morgan's Creek1944Preston Sturges
To Have Or Have Not1944Howard Hawks
Dead of Night1945Cavalcanti, Crichton, D151
Objective, Burma!1945Raoul Walsh
Southerner, The1945Jean Renoir
A Matter of Life and Death 1946Michael Powell
Brighton Rock 1947John Boulting
Fugitive, The1948John Ford
Treasure of the Sierra Madre1948John Huston
Late Spring1949Yasujiro Ozu
Letter to Three Wives, A1949Joseph L. Mankiewicz
Passport to Pimlico 1949Henry Cornelius
Asphalt Jungle, The1950John Huston
Cyrano de Bergerac1950Michael Gordon
African Queen, The1951John Huston
Idiot, The1951Akira Kurosawa
River, The1951Jean Renoir
Cruel Sea , The1952Charles Frend
Forbidden Games1952Rene Clement
Ikiru1952Akira Kurosawa
Viva Zapata!1952Elia Kazan
Genevieve 1953Henry Cornelius
Tokyo Story1953Yasujiro Ozu
Earrings of Madame de…, The 1954Max Ophuls
East of Eden1954Elia Kazan
La Strada1954Federico Fellini
Pather Panchali1954Satyajit Ray
Sansho the Bailiff1954Kenji Mizoguchi
Bad Day ay Black Rock1955John Sturges
Dam Busters , The 1955Michael Anderson
Shin Heike Monogatari1955Kenji Mizoguchi
Umberto D1955Vittorio De Sica
Burmese Harp, The1956Kon Ichikawa
Throne of Blood1957Akira Kurosawa
Room at the Top 1958Jack Clayton
Hiroshima, Mon Amour1959Alain Resnais
World of Apu, The1959Satyajit Ray


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Posted December 26 2002 - 09:19 PM

With HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY coming, I was recalling HOBSON"S CHOICE. it would be one of mine. I've been looking for BILLY BUDD for years. I'd like to see the Greer Garson PRIDE & PREJUDICE, and the Olivier WUTHERING HEIGHTS on DVD as well. WUTHERING HEIGHTS was available, but I guess went OOP on me. Also would love MY LITTLE CHICKADEE, and POPPY, with WC Fields.

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Posted December 27 2002 - 01:55 AM

Which Bad Company are you referring to, Michael? The 1972 version (a very good film) with Jeff Bridges is on dvd (I own it) but IMDB lists many others of the same title, most not rated very highly or at all.
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Posted December 27 2002 - 11:29 PM

Warners has a bunch of Cole Porter musicals coming up with two important ones missing - Born to Dance and Night and Day ( the usual Hollywood BS bio film - but great film) The number one black and white film I would kill for is from Fox - Prince of Foxes - a historical spectacular filmed entirely in Italy in 1949 starring Tyrone Power - this is show all the time on AMC and Fox movie channel from an old 16mm print - would love this from the negative and the master optical soundtracks!

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