-

Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

Obscure films that you would love to see on DVD.


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
59 replies to this topic

#1 of 60 Jay E

Jay E

    Screenwriter

  • 2,485 posts
  • Join Date: May 30 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 05:34 AM

By obscure, I mean films that no one talks about at this forum or anywhere else. Films that you think no one else would know or care about. Personaly, I am restricting this to English Language films as Foreign films would give me too many choices. As it is, there are too many to name so I'll just pick 10 at random:


Dirty Little Billy
Fine Madness, A
Heart is a Lonely Hunter, The
Incident, The
Island of Terror
Joe
Melody
Straight Time
Torture Chamber of Dr Sadism
WUSA





#2 of 60 george kaplan

george kaplan

    Executive Producer

  • 13,064 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 14 2001

Posted October 11 2001 - 06:22 AM

Well lots of obscure movies to the general public are discussed here. The following are movies I want on dvd that follow your definition of obscure, in that I can't recall them ever being mentioned in a thread here, although I'm sure lots of members have heard of the movies.

The Long, Long Trailer
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
Mosby's Marauders
Third Man on the Mountain
Night Train to Munich
The Paleface
Houseboat
A Guide for the Married Man
Man's Favorite Sport
Up in Arms
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
The Reluctant Astronaut
The Shakiest Gun in the West
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
Fun with Dick & Jane
Sorry, Wrong Number

------------------
13-time NBA world champion Lakers: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#3 of 60 cafink

cafink

    Producer

  • 3,034 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 19 1999

Posted October 11 2001 - 06:34 AM

The Chipmunk Adventure
Ripe
 

 


#4 of 60 JonZ

JonZ

    Lead Actor

  • 7,793 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 28 1998

Posted October 11 2001 - 07:23 AM

Nowhere
Fugazi Documentary(Dont know the name of it, but tey play it on Sundance Channel, which just got the boot from my cable company Posted Image)

------------------
Visit My Pathetic WebPage
"....With that in mind,I humbly add my own prophecy of
what the dawn of the new millennium shall bring forth-
one thousand more years of the same old crap" Jose Chung




#5 of 60 Ricky Hustle

Ricky Hustle

    Supporting Actor

  • 996 posts
  • Join Date: May 29 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 07:42 AM

The Gods Must be Crazy
Quest for Fire

#6 of 60 Peter Mazur

Peter Mazur

    Second Unit

  • 437 posts
  • Join Date: May 07 2001

Posted October 11 2001 - 08:46 AM

"Starchaser: The Legend Of Orin" (The 3-D animated film)
"Rock & Rule"
And another vote for "Fun with Dick & Jane"

------------------


#7 of 60 Jay E

Jay E

    Screenwriter

  • 2,485 posts
  • Join Date: May 30 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 08:56 AM

George

I have 5 of your films on Laser:

The Long, Long Trailer
Houseboat
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
The Reluctant Astronaut
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

I love the title song of The Guide for the Married Man by the "Turtles". Even though I've never seen the film, I would buy the DVD just to hear that.


#8 of 60 Jeff_A

Jeff_A

    Screenwriter

  • 1,459 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 06 2001

Posted October 11 2001 - 10:04 AM

First and foremost The Fearless Vampire Killers. Posted Image Others I was thinking of the other day:

Imitation Of Life (1934)
A Letter To Three Wives (1949)
Shenandoah (1965)
Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

Also, George Kaplan's list reminded me of the classic Don Knotts movies. I would love to see these released on DVD. Posted Image

------------------
The Dark Tower

Posted Image

Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)?



[Edited last by Jeff Amaris on October 11, 2001 at 05:30 PM]

#9 of 60 Steve Christou

Steve Christou

    Executive Producer

  • 14,286 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 25 2000
  • Real Name:Steve Christou
  • LocationLondon, England

Posted October 11 2001 - 11:44 AM

Obscure or forgotten films I'd like to see on DVD include...

The Skull (1965)
Dr.Terrors House of Horrors (1965)
Night of the Demon (1958)
House of Usher (1960)
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
The Raven (1963)
Masque of the Red Death (1964)

And many Hammer Horror classics too many to mention.

Dave hören... auf, wille stoppen sie Dave... stoppen sie Dave... Mein gehirn geht... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin gefühl es... Ich bin ängstlich Dave... Guter Nachmittag. Ich bin ein HAL 9000 computer. Ich wurde funktionsfähig am HAL-Betrieb in Urbana, Illinois auf January 12 1992.


Lord of the Hubs


#10 of 60 george kaplan

george kaplan

    Executive Producer

  • 13,064 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 14 2001

Posted October 11 2001 - 11:54 AM

Quote:
George
I have 5 of your films on Laser:

The Long, Long Trailer
Houseboat
The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
The Reluctant Astronaut
Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

I envy you. Of those 5, I only have the Long, Long Trailer on ld (my wife and I watch it each year on Valentine's Day).

------------------
13-time NBA world champion Lakers: 1949, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1972, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2000, 2001
"Movies should be like amusement parks. People should go to them to have fun." - Billy Wilder

"Subtitles good. Hollywood bad." - Tarzan, Sight & Sound 2012 voter.

"My films are not slices of life, they are pieces of cake." - Alfred Hitchcock"My great humility is just one of the many reasons that I...

#11 of 60 Alex Spindler

Alex Spindler

    Producer

  • 3,973 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 23 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 12:13 PM

The Swarm!
The Deadly Bees!
oh, and The Boneyard. Silly to the extreme, but any horror movie with Phyllis Diller and this cover can't be too bad!
Posted Image

(BTW, when looking for the cover, I found out it was out on DVD!)

#12 of 60 Mikel_Cooperman

Mikel_Cooperman

    Producer

  • 4,184 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 16 2001

Posted October 11 2001 - 12:19 PM

Night of the Comet
Damnation Alley
Cant By Me Love
Just One of the Guys

#13 of 60 RicP

RicP

    Screenwriter

  • 1,127 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 29 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 12:57 PM

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Posted Image

------------------
Posted Image Posted Image
Ric Perrott - My DVD's

#14 of 60 Kevin Leonard

Kevin Leonard

    Supporting Actor

  • 922 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 11 2001

Posted October 11 2001 - 01:06 PM

The Thin Blue Line
Gates of Heaven
A Brief History of Time

Three of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and they're all directed by the same guy, Errol Morris. If you're feeling a bit adventurous, I highly recommend you go out and buy or rent his latest film, Mr. Death. A great piece of work.

Oh, and I'll throw in another vote for Fearless Vampire Killers. But ONLY if it's Polanski's original cut.

------------------
Have you ever noticed anyone driving slower than you is an idiot? And anyone driving faster than you is a maniac!! - George Carlin

ICQ: 55259446 (or just search for "John Shaft"...can you dig?)



[Edited last by Kevin Leonard on October 11, 2001 at 08:07 PM]
I like shiny things. | 2002 Film List | Best & Worst of 2002 | 2003 Film List | 2004 Film List

'I'm sucking up juice from the generator!' - Brian Eno, "I Fall Up"
AIM: KevinLeonard81 (because SexGod9451860 was already taken)
ICQ: 55259446 (or just search for "John Shaft"...can you dig?)

#15 of 60 Dome Vongvises

Dome Vongvises

    Lead Actor

  • 8,174 posts
  • Join Date: May 13 2001

Posted October 11 2001 - 03:56 PM

Quote:
The Thin Blue Line

Quote:
Three of the best documentaries I've ever seen, and they're all directed by the same guy, Errol Morris.

Posted Image

The Thin Blue Line I'll admit is an extremely well-made documentary, but I fail to see what the big deal is. I can't help but think it's an overglorified episode of Unsolved Mysteries with its dramatic reenactments and use of film score. Somebody care to educate me Posted Image ?

Oh, for my choice of obscure film titles
Toby and the Koala Bear
Dot and the Kangaroo
Dot and Santa Clause
Dot and Joey

All three films are pioneers in the cartoon/live action hybrid. And this all coming from a guy that loves blood and guts like The Godfather and Scarface.

------------------
"I don't know, Marge. Trying is the first step towards failure." - Homer J. Simpson

"Stranger things have happened..." - Wes Deskins

"It's not Pikeville, Kentucky. It's Pikevool!!! And it's not Louisville, it's Loolvool!!! Get it right, damnit!!!"

My DVD Collection



#16 of 60 SteveGon

SteveGon

    Executive Producer

  • 12,267 posts
  • Join Date: Dec 11 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 05:05 PM

The Reflecting Skin - if you like David Lynch's films, you like this.
Men with Guns - didn't anyone else see this John Sayles film? Shoot! This was filmed in Spanish...
Santa Sangre - Alejandro Jodorowsky at his hallucinatory best.
The Ninth Configuration - not so much obscure as underrated. I can't believe you guys [apparently] haven't seen this...
Voyager - stars Sam Shepard and Julie Delphy. This is an adaptation of Max Frisch's novel Homo Faber.

------------------
He thought on homeland, the big timber, the air thin and chill all the year long. Tulip poplars so big through the trunk they put you in mind of locomotives set on end. He thought of getting home and building him a cabin on Cold Mountain so high that not a soul but the nighthawks passing across the clouds in autumn could hear his sad cry. Of living a life so quiet he would not need ears. And if Ada would go with him, there might be the hope, so far off in the distance he did not even really see it, that in time his despair might be honed off to a point so fine and thin that it would be nearly the same as vanishing.
-- Charles Frazier, Cold Mountain



#17 of 60 Bill McA

Bill McA

    Producer

  • 5,969 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 18 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 05:07 PM

Quote:
House of Usher (1960)
Pit and the Pendulum (1961)

Both are currently available on MGM DVD!

------------------
DVDBeaver & My DVD Collection

       

#18 of 60 Brook K

Brook K

    Lead Actor

  • 9,468 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 22 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 06:05 PM

Sante Sangre
Superfly - ok, maybe it's not obscure but I haven't seen it discussed much and it's the one blaxploitation classic not on DVD.
The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh
Gates of Heaven
To Be Or Not To Be
Miracle At Morgan Creek
Hail The Conquering Hero
The Wind (1927)

------------------
"It's funny how the colors of the real world only seem really real when you viddy them on the screen"

S&S Challenge: 72 ...24
DVD BEAVER

My DVD Collection




2002 Sight & Sound Challenge: 321  Last Watched: L'enfance Nue
Last 8 Films Watched: In the Loop - A- / It Might Get Loud - B+ / What Just Happened? - B / Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs - C- / Drums Along the Mohawk - A- / Punisher War Zone - B+ / Moon - C+ / A Man For All Seasons - B+

#19 of 60 KeithH

KeithH

    Lead Actor

  • 9,427 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 28 2000

Posted October 11 2001 - 06:15 PM

This will probably never come to DVD, but I would like to see Something for Joey, the made-for-TV movie of John Cappelletti winning the 1973 Heisman Trophy at Penn State for his brother, Joey, who was dying of leukemia. The movie aired on TV many years ago and is never on anymore. I am a Penn State grad. and passed up the chance to get the movie on videotape when I was in State College last fall. When I went back there in February, the one store that had it was sold out and said they would not be getting it again. Posted Image

------------------
My:
HT Pics ; Equipment List ; DVD Collection ; LD Collection



KeithH: Saving the Home Theater World Before Bedtime

My:
Main Stereo and HT Systems ;
Second Stereo System ;
Equipment List ; DVDs, SACDs, and more ;
Planned Upgrades and Additions "You know, the tomato never took off as a handfruit."- George Costanza

#20 of 60 John Besse

John Besse

    Supporting Actor

  • 576 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 22 2000
  • Real Name:John
  • LocationTrinity, FL

Posted October 11 2001 - 11:24 PM

Duck Tails - Treasure of the lost lamp
Bedazzled (original version)
A Futurama and Family Guy Box set
Song of the South

------------------
My DVD Collection

My Laserdisc Collection
"Empire had the better ending. Luke gets his hand cut off, finds out Vader's his father, Han gets frozen and taken away by Boba Fett. It ends on such a down note. That's what life is, a series of down endings. All Jedi had was a bunch of Muppets."

 



Back to Director Checklists



Forum Nav Content I Follow