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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 - 01:50 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 - 02:03 AM

I'd have to suggest three Bogdanovich movies:

Daisy Miller
At Long Last Love

Also Spielberg's Duel.

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#3 of 75 OFFLINE   Craig


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Posted December 04 2001 - 02:23 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 - 02:28 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 - 02:58 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!

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#6 of 75 OFFLINE   Jay E

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Posted December 04 2001 - 03:24 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 - 03:38 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 - 03:44 AM


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 - 03:59 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 - 04:08 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 - 04:28 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 - 04:37 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

ImDb lists TESS as 1979...
oh, and if we get to include 1980......POPEYE

Q: which studio has the MOST discs in this list...?

The Official HTF 'elitist' lol....
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Posted December 04 2001 - 05:10 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 - 05:14 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 - 05:20 AM

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

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Posted December 04 2001 - 05:49 AM

Don't forget Four Flies on Grey Velvet !

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Posted December 04 2001 - 06:25 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 - 06:53 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!
Fidelity to the source should always be the goal for Blu-ray releases.

#19 of 75 OFFLINE   Eric Paddon

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Posted December 04 2001 - 07:43 AM

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:

The Swarm (Bad movie but I need it for disaster film completeness)

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Posted December 04 2001 - 08:01 AM

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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