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The Unreleased on DVD list - The 1970's (suggestions welcome)

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#1 of 75 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted December 04 2001 - 06:50 AM

I had a little time on my hands, so I decided to make a list of films from the 1970's that have yet to be released on DVD in REGION 1. I decided to pick only one decade for easier manageability. I picked the 1970's because I feel it is the last great decade for American film and that there are many, many worthwhile films that have yet to be released on DVD. I also decided to make it English language only films, again for easier manageability, however this might change depending on the interest shown in this thread.

I'm hoping that there are some other members out there who also appreciate the films from this decade and would find this list useful. If not , then I will let this list die (but it will live on in my heartPosted Image). I will update this list as soon as any of these films have been announced with a hard street date. I have also included some films that have been released on DVD but not in their proper OAR. I have listed these films with the word WIDESCREEN next to them.

I welcome any suggestions of films from the 1970's you would like to see on DVD that are not on this list (or not in their proper OAR on DVD). I, of course, will add them to the list.

Please let me know what you think of this list, good or bad, I welcome any feedback you may have. Also, If I made any mistakes, please let me know. (Also thanks to Jadzia, who inspired me).


10 Rillington Place

11 Harrowhouse

40 Carats

92 in the Shade



Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Smarter Brother, The



Alex in Wonderland

Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

All That Jazz

Almost Summer

American Success Company, The

Anderson Tapes, The

Angel Levine, The

Apple Dumpling Gang, The

Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, The

At Long Last Love


Bad Company

Ballad of Cable Hogue, The

Bank Shot, The

Barefoot Executive, The

Between the Lines

Beyond the Valley of the Dolls

Big Bus, The

Big Fix, The

Big Wednesday

Bite the Bullet

Black Belt Jones

Black Sunday


Blood on Satan’s Claw

Blume in Love

Born to Win - WIDESCREEN

Boyfriend, The

Boys in the Band, The



Brewster McCloud

Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia

Brood, The

Burnt Offerings



Butterflies are Free


California Dreaming

California Split

Cancel My Reservation


Carey Treatment, The

Cars that Ate Paris, The

Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith, The

Charley Varrick

Cheyenne Social Club, The

Child’s Play

Chilly Scenes of Winter

China 9, Liberty 7

Cinderella Liberty

Cisco Pike


Cleopatra Jones & the Casino of Gold

Cold Turkey

Collosus: The Forbin Project

Come Back Charleston Blue

Coming Home - Coming to DVD on 4/16

Concert for Bangladesh


Cops and Robbers

Corvette Summer

Countess Dracula

Crazies, The

Creeping Flesh, The


Cross of Iron – WIDESCREEN

Cry of the Banshee

Cuba - Coming to DVD on 4/16

Daisy Miller

Day in the Death of Joe Egg, A

Day of the Dolphin

Day of the Locust

Deadhead Miles

Dealing: Or the Berkeley-to-Boston Forty-Brick Lost-Bag Blue

Death Line (Raw Meat)

Deathdream (Nightwalk)

Deep End

Demon Seed

Demons of the Mind

Devils, The

Diary of a Mad Housewife

Dirty Mary Crazy Larry

Doll’s House, A (Losey)

Domino Principle, The

Don’t Look Now

Dracula A.D. 1972

Drive He Said


Driver, The

Drowning Pool, The


Duellists, The

Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds

Emperor of the North

End of the Road

Entertaining Mr. Sloane




Every Which Way But Loose

Exorcist II: The Heretic


Fat City


Fighting Mad


Fistful of Dynamite, A (Duck You Suckers)

Fortune, The

Foul Play

Freaky Friday

Freebie and the Bean

Friends of Eddie Coyle, The

Frisco Kid, The

From Beyond the Grave

From Noon Till Three

Front Page, The - WIDESCREEN

Front, The

Fun with Dick and Jane


Gambler, The

Getting Straight

Ghoul, The

Go Tell the Spartans

God Told Me To

Goin South

Going in Style


Grave of the Vampire

Gray Lady Down - WIDESCREEN


Great Gatsby, The

Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, The

Great Waldo Pepper, The – WIDESCREEN

Gumball Rally, The



Handle With Care

Hands of the Ripper

Hannie Caulder

Happiness Cage, The

Happy Birthday, Wanda June


Harlan County USA

Harry & Tonto

Haay and Walter go to New York

Harry in Your Pocket

Haunting of Julia, The

Heartbreak Kid, The - WIDESCREEN - Coming to DVD on 2/5

Hearts of the West

Hellstrom Chronicle, The

Hero At Large

Hester Street

Hi Mom

Hickey & Boggs

High Anxiety

Hills Have Eyes, The

Hired Hand, The

Hireling, The

Hitler: The Last Ten Days


Homecoming, The

Honeymoon Killers, The


Hospital, The

Hot Rock, The

House Calls

House of Dark Shadows

House That Dripped Blood, The

I Never Sang for My Father

I Walk the Line

I Wanna Hold Your Hand

I, Monster

Iceman Cometh, The


In-Laws, The


Invasion of the Bee Girls

Islands in the Stream

It Lives Again

It's Alive!



Joe - Coming to DVD on 4/16

Johnny Got His Gun

Jonathan Livingston Seagull



Kansas City Bomber, The

Killing Kind, The

Kingdom of the Spiders


Kronos (Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter)

Landlord, The

Last American Hero, The

Last Embrace, The

Last House on the Left

Last Movie, The

Last of Sheila, The

Last Tycoon, The

Last Waltz, The

Laughing Policeman, The

Le Mans


Legacy, The

Legend of Boggy Creek

Lenny - Coming to DVD on 4/16

Let’s Do it Again

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

Liberation of L.B. Jones, The

Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean, The

Light at the Edge of the World - Coming to DVD on 3/26



Little Big Man

Little Fauss and Big Halsey

Little Girl Who Lived Down the Lane, The

Little Murders

Little Romance, A

Long Goodbye, The

Looking For Mr Goodbar


Love and Bullets

Love and Pain and the Whole Damn Thing

Love at First Bite

Lovers and Other Strangers

Lovin Molly



Macbeth (Polanski)

Macintosh Man, The

Made For Each Other


Mafu Cage, The


Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, The

Maids, The

Man Called Horse, A

Man From Hong Kong, The

Man of La Mancha

March or Die

Marriage of a Young Stockbroker, The

Mary, Queen of Scots

Massacre at Central High

McCabe and Mrs Miller

Mechanic, The


Mephisto Waltz, The

Mikey & Nicky

Mind of Mr. Soames, The

Missouri Breaks, The

Molly Maguires, The

Monte Walsh

Mother, Juggs & Speed

Movie, Movie

Mr Majestyk

Murder by Decree

Murder on the Orient Express

Murphy's War

Music Lovers, The

My Brilliant Career

Myra Breckinridge

Ned Kelly

New Centurions, The

New Leaf, A

New York, New York

Next Stop Greenwich Village


Night Moves

Night of Dark Shadows

Night of the Lepus

Nightcomers, The

No Blade of Grass

O Lucky Man!

Ode to Billy Joe

Offence, The

Oh God!

Oklahoma Crude

Omega Man, The

One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich

One is a Lonely Number

Onion Field, The

Optimists, The

Other, The


Outfit, The

Outlaw Blues

Out-of-Towners, The


Over the Edge

Panic in Needle Park

Paper Chase, The

Paper Moon

Passage, The

Passenger, The

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid

Perfect Friday


Phase IV

Piece of the Action, A

Play It as It Lays

Plaza Suite

Pocket Money

Possession of Joel Delaney, The

Pretty Baby

Prime Cut

Prisoner of Second Avenue

Private Life of Sherlock Holmes, The

Private Parts

Projectionist, The


Punishment Park

Puzzle of a Downfall Child

Pyx, The

Rabbit, Run

Race for Your Life, Charlie Brown

Race With the Devil

Raggedy Ann & Andy

Raging Moon, The

Railway Children, The

Remember My Name

Renaldo & Clara

Report to the Commissioner

Rescuers, The

Resurrection of Zachary Wheeler, The

Rio Lobo

Ritz, The

Robin and Marian

Roller Boogie

Romance of a Horse Thief

Romantic Englishwoman, The

Rose, The

Royal Flash

Ryan’s Daughter


Safe Place, A

Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, The

Same Time, Next Year

Saturday Night Fever

Save the Tiger



Season of the Witch

Seduction of Joe Tynan

See No Evil


Seven-Ups, The

Severed Head, A



Shark's Treasure

Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York

Short Eyes

Shout at the Devil

Shout, The

Silent Partner, The

Silver Streak

Skin Game


Sleuth - WIDESCREEN - Coming to DVD on 2/5



Snoopy Come Home

Soldier Blue

Sometimes A Great Notion


Soylent Green


Spook Who Sat at the Door, The


St Ives

Star Wars

Start the Revolution Without Me

Starting Over

Stay Hungry

Steelyard Blues



Straight Time

Strawberry Statement, The

Strongest Man in the World, The

Sugarland Express, The

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams

Super Cops, The

Super Fly


Swarm, The


Taking Off

Tales From the Crypt

Tamarind Seed, The

Taste the Blood of Dracula


Tell Me that You Love Me Junie Moon

Tenant, The

Terminal Man, The


Thank God It's Friday

That Sinking Feeling

There Was a Crooked Man

Thieves Like Us

Three the Hard Way

Three Women

THX 1138

Time After Time

To the Devil a Daughter

Tom Sawyer


Travels With My Aunt

Triple Echo

Turning Point, The

Twilight’s Last Gleaming

Twins of Evil

Two Mules for Sister Sara

Universal Soldier

Unman, Wittering and Zigo

Unmarried Woman, An


Up in the Cellar (Three in the Cellar)

Up the Sandbox

Uptown Saturday Night

Valachi Papers, The

Vampire Circus

Vampire Lovers, The

Vanishing Point

Vault of Horror

Velvet Vampire, The

Visitors, The


Wanda Nevada

Wanderers, The


Watermelon Man, The

Watership Down - Coming to DVD on 3/26

Wedding, A

Welcome to L.A.

Werewolf of Washington


What’s the Matter with Helen

What’s Up Doc

When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?

Where’s Poppa?

White Dawn, The

Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

Who Slew Auntie Roo

Why Shoot the Teacher

Wilby Conspiracy, the

Wild Geese, The

Wild Rovers


Wind and the Lion, The

Winter Kills



World's Greatest Athlete, The


Yakuza, The

Young Winston

Your Three Minutes Are Up

Zabriskie Point

Zulu Dawn

#2 of 75 OFFLINE   Jodee



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Posted December 04 2001 - 07:03 AM

I'd have to suggest three Bogdanovich movies: Daisy Miller Nickelodeon At Long Last Love Also Spielberg's Duel. Jodee (aka Jadzia)

#3 of 75 OFFLINE   Craig


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Posted December 04 2001 - 07:23 AM

McCabe & Mrs. Miller still MIA. It was supposed to be out this year but haven't hear anything recently.

#4 of 75 OFFLINE   Jeff_A



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Posted December 04 2001 - 07:28 AM

Any list that includes Dirty Mary Crazy Larry and Dracula AD 1972 has got to be pretty damn comprehensive. Nice work, Jay! Posted Image

#5 of 75 OFFLINE   Ted Todorov

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Posted December 04 2001 - 07:58 AM

Great list!! I had to think long and hard to come up with something not on it: the immortal Roller Boogie Seriously though, there are any number of "must have" movies on that list. Keep up the good work! Ted
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#6 of 75 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted December 04 2001 - 08:24 AM

How could I have forgotten McCabe & Mrs Miller! Even worse, how could I have fogotten Roller Boogie!!!!! I have updated the list. Thanks for the positive feedback.

#7 of 75 OFFLINE   Chad R

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Posted December 04 2001 - 08:38 AM

What are you considering the 70's? 1970 to 1979? Or 71 to 80? For instance you have 'Tess' on there which is 1980.

#8 of 75 OFFLINE   Scott David

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Posted December 04 2001 - 08:44 AM

Jay, You didn't forget "McCabe and Mrs. Miller" from your list. And I must say, your list is pretty darn comprehensive!! I second "Shampoo" and widescreen releases of "The Sting" and "The Front Page". There is one almost-forgotten '70's B-movie I'd like to add: 1976's "Drive-In". Anyone else remember this? It was a spoof of not only drive-in movies, but some of the disaster films that came out around that time via the movie showing on the drive-in's screen. Not a great flick, but still a lot of fun.

#9 of 75 OFFLINE   John DrakeLaw

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Posted December 04 2001 - 08:59 AM

Would still love to have The Point on disc. Saw it two consecutive Christmas times on tv when it came out in 71.

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Posted December 04 2001 - 09:08 AM


Here are some more suggestions:

The Passage. A great WWII action movie with an all-star cast. Wonder who owns the rights to this movie.

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter (1974). One of the best Hammer productions. Paramount has the rights to this one according to Martin Blythe.

A man called sledge (James Garner).

Fear Over the City (1975) (USA). Jean-Paul Belmondo starrer.

Burglars, The (1971) (USA) . Jean-Paul Belmondo / Omar Sharif starrer.

Italian Job, The . 1969 movie but close to the 70's anyway.

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Posted December 04 2001 - 09:28 AM


That is a GREAT list! You're a man after my own heart. I agree with you about the 70s being the last fully GREAT decade of American and British cinema, and your list is pretty inclusive.

In terms of some of the titles: DEMONS OF THE MIND SE is due from Anchor Bay next year, and VAMPIRE LOVERS SE is due from MGM in 2002 as well. Criterion is supposed to be working on EQUINOX and THE HONEYMOON KILLERS, but it's taking a while. Most of these titles are tied up with Warner, Columbia, Paramount and others. I think that the stuff owned by MGM will arrive the fastest, but it seems that the other studios are slowly dipping into their catalog titles, so you never know.

To see my site (which loves the 70s) check out www.dvdddrive-in.com.


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Posted December 04 2001 - 09:37 AM

...you have THE EMPEROR OF THE NORTH listed...excellent; MCABE AND MRS MILLER....good, good... ...and I would like to add a charming little foreign film from 1976, Carlos Saures' CRIA! (Spain) w/ Geradine Chaplin VIVA MARIA! REPULSION... ImDb lists TESS as 1979... oh, and if we get to include 1980......POPEYE Q: which studio has the MOST discs in this list...?
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Posted December 04 2001 - 10:10 AM

Richard Williams' 1977 kiddie matinee "Rageddy Ann and Andy" Yes, it's cheesy, but it's 2.35:1 Panavision, weird, and has neat animation (and some nice songs) I narrowed the ownership to eaither Paramount, Fox, or MGM.

#14 of 75 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted December 04 2001 - 10:14 AM

Sorry, I should have made this clear.The list is 1970 to 1979. Tess was listed as 1979 at IMDB which is why it is in the list. If this is wrong, and it came out in 1980 then I will delete it. Does anyone know for sure? The list is only for theatrical films (sorry again for not mentioning this). However, I will make an exception for Duel since it was released to theaters in Europe (I think). Thanks again for your feedback.

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Posted December 04 2001 - 10:20 AM

I'm waiting for Thank God It's Friday.

#16 of 75 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted December 04 2001 - 10:49 AM

Don't forget Four Flies on Grey Velvet !

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Posted December 04 2001 - 11:25 AM

"Fun With Dick And Jane" and "What's Up Doc" are by far my most wanted 70's films. Two others I would like that have not been mentioned are "Corvette Summer" and "Lipstick".

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Posted December 04 2001 - 11:53 AM

How about these films featuring Bobby D... Bang The Drum Slowly - 1973 1900 - 1976 New York, New York - 1977 - Walter. P.S. Terrific list of films, Jay. Good job!
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Posted December 04 2001 - 12:43 PM

I would add "Gray Lady Down" and "The Sting" to a category of films that have a DVD release but in P/S format only. To the list of unreleased 70s films on DVD I would add: Skyjacked The Swarm (Bad movie but I need it for disaster film completeness)

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Posted December 04 2001 - 01:01 PM

Add to that list Philip D'Antoni's The Seven Ups, with Roy Scheider. Love that flick, needs a nice clean transfer in OAR.

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