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#1 of 11 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted April 14 2003 - 05:27 PM

My Most-Coveted MGM/UA Films Begging for DVD Release:

Robert Altman: Thieves Like Us (1974)
Gianni Amelio: Il Ladro di Bambini/The Stolen Children (1992)
Denys Arcand: Jesus of Montreal (1989)
Ingmar Bergman: Fanny and Alexander (1983) [THANKS for the November slate of Bergman releases!]
Fritz Lang: The Woman in the Window (1944)
Ang Lee: The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Ernst Lubitsch: Ninotchka (1939)
David Lynch: Wild at Heart (1990)
Louis Malle: Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) and Murmur of the Heart (1971)
Marcel Ophuls: Hotel Terminus: Klaus Barbie, His Life and Times (1988)
Paolo & Vitto Taviani: Chaos (1984)
Zhang Yimou: Raise the Red Lantern (1991)

Thanks.

[Edited 4/15/03]


#2 of 11 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted April 15 2003 - 12:22 AM

Brian

These films are owned by Warner now:

Tod Browning: Freaks (1932)
Jack Conway: Libeled Lady (1936)
Tay Garnett: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
Ernst Lubitsch: Ninotchka (1939)
H.C. Potter: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)
Jacques Tourneur: Cat People (1942) and Out of the Past (1947)
King Vidor: The Big Parade (1925) and The Crowd (1928)

#3 of 11 OFFLINE   Joe Caps

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Posted April 15 2003 - 01:11 AM

gentlemen marry brunettes
caesar and cleopatra
hawaii
solomon and sheba
man of la mancha
i could go on singing

#4 of 11 OFFLINE   Greg_M

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Posted April 15 2003 - 03:31 AM

MAN OF LA MANCHA (widescreen)

#5 of 11 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted April 15 2003 - 04:55 AM

Here's some of what I'd like to see on DVD from MGM, all in OAR:

NORTH WEST FRONTIER (1959, a.k.a. FLAME OVER INDIA)
BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967)
99 RIVER STREET (1953)
PLAY DIRTY (1968)
BEACH RED (1967)
DAY OF THE OUTLAW (1959)
A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (1971, un-cut, a.k.a. DUCK YOU SUCKER)
SABATA (1969)
RETURN OF SABATA (1971)
ADIOS, SABATA (1970, a.k.a. INDIO BLACK)
DEATH RIDES A HORSE (1967)
THE MERCENARY (1968)
THE QUATERMASS X-PERIMENT (1956)
THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW (1944)
ODDS AGAINST TOMORROW (1959)
BURN WITCH BURN (1961, a.k.a. NIGHT OF THE EAGLE)
THE MAN FROM HONG KONG (1975, a.k.a. THE DRAGON FLIES)
PANIC IN YEAR ZERO (1962)
THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964)
WILD IN THE STREETS (1968)
UP IN THE CELLAR (1970, a.k.a. THREE IN THE CELLAR)
THE TIME TRAVELERS (1964)
ALAKAZAM THE GREAT (1961)
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO! (1966)
THUNDERBIRD 6 (1968)
OPERATION: KID BROTHER (1967)
MASQUERADE (1965)
THE LIQUIDATOR (1966)
SHOUT AT THE DEVIL (1976, un-cut)
MAGNETIC MONSTER (1953)
GOG (1954)
THE TWONKY (1953)

From the Goldwyn & Selznick catalogs:

THE FOUR FEATHERS (1939)
CHARLY (1968)
A MINUTE TO PRAY... A SECOND TO DIE (1968, with both endings)
THE GHOST GOES WEST (1936)
THE ADVENTURES OF TOM SAWYER (1938, restored & un-cut)
THE MAN WHO COULD WORK MIRACLES (1937)
THE JUNGLE BOOK (1942)
THE WESTERNER (1940)
COME & GET IT (1936)
BARBARY COAST (1935)

Thank you for your kind attention.

My Current Damage at DVD Aficionado

Wanted in R1: UNEARTHLY STRANGER ('63) / IF I HAD A MILLION ('32) / THE FACE BEHIND THE MASK ('41) / IT CONQUERED THE WORLD ('56) / TERROR ABOARD ('33) / DANGER ROUTE ('68) / THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM ('68) / GUNN ('67) / ZOO IN BUDAPEST ('33) / THE SEA WOLF ('41) / DAY OF THE TRIFFIDS ('63, restored) / ALAKAZAM THE GREAT ('60) / DARKER THAN AMBER ('70) / THEY WON'T BELIEVE ME ('47) / CROSSWINDS ('51) / JIVARO ('54)

Wanted TV-on-DVD: T.H.E. CAT (1966-67) / SUSPICION (1957-58) / WAY OUT (1961) / ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65) / PANIC! (1957-58) / CORONET BLUE (1965) / DRAGNET ('50s) / NEW ADVENTURES OF HUCK FINN (1968) / BUS STOP (1961-62) / THE WESTERNER (1960) / THE IMMORTAL (1970) / BLUE LIGHT (1966) / TERRIERS (2010) / THE MAN WHO NEVER WAS (1966)


#6 of 11 OFFLINE   Brian PB

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Posted April 15 2003 - 05:22 AM

Jay E: Thanks for setting me straight. I've edited my original post to reflect the changes (and correspondingly lengthened my Warners list).

I must say that the topic of which-studio-owns-which-title is very confusing (due to the complex deals struck in the 80's by the likes of MGM, Ted Turner, and AOL/Time/Warner). From what I've been able to figure out, Warner has control of pre-1986 MGM films and most of the RKO films. MGM/UA owns its own films produced from 1986 onward and the UA and Orion film libraries.


#7 of 11 OFFLINE   Bruce Morrison

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Posted April 15 2003 - 06:11 AM

I'll second the request for Altman's 'Thieves Like Us' and both the Malle films. Robert Altman is not yet well represented on DVD. Other key films still needed are 'California Split' (Columbia), '3 Women' (Fox), 'Secret Honor' (anyone know who owns this one?) and 'Short Cuts' (New Line).
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#8 of 11 OFFLINE   Thomas Kolla

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Posted April 15 2003 - 06:44 AM

I'd like to see:

The Music Lovers
Valentino
The Return of Count Yorga
The Vampire (1957)
The Return of Dracula
Vampire and the Ballerina
The Blood on Satan's Claw
Diary of a Madman
Sabata trilogy
Incredible Two Headed Transplant (Bruce Dern)
The Savage Seven

#9 of 11 OFFLINE   Bill Huelbig

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Posted April 15 2003 - 06:49 AM

I'd like to second Joe Caps's choice of HAWAII.

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#10 of 11 OFFLINE   Eugene Esterly

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Posted April 15 2003 - 07:59 AM

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I must say that the topic of which-studio-owns-which-title is very confusing (due to the complex deals struck in the 80's by the likes of MGM, Ted Turner, and AOL/Time/Warner). From what I've been able to figure out, Warner has control of pre-1986 MGM films and most of the RKO films. MGM/UA owns its own films produced from 1986 onward and the UA and Orion film libraries.


The which Studio owns which title also totally confuses me also. MGM also owns the film libaries of American International Pictures & if I'm not mistaken MGM also owns the film libaries of Embassy Pictures.

#11 of 11 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted April 15 2003 - 08:38 AM

Here's my most wanted list, containing some titles already mentioned:

Blood on Satan's Claw
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
Burn, Witch, Burn
Cops & Robbers
Electra Glide in Blue
Fistful of Dynamite, A
Fugitive Kind, The
Group, The
Thieves Like Us