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#1 of 24 OFFLINE   Martin Welch

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Posted November 17 2009 - 06:37 AM

With MGM and its vast film library up for sale, hopefully we won't have to wait another two years to see any of their catalog titles on DVD. Here's a few of my wants, if anyone's looking:

ANGEL, ANGEL DOWN WE GO
THE BED SITTING ROOM
BLACK SABBATH
THE BLACK SLEEP
BLOOD AND LACE
BLOOD BATH
BOBBIE JO AND THE OUTLAW
BURN WITCH BURN
THE CRIMSON CULT
CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN
DAGMAR’S HOT PANTS
DAUGHTERS OF SATAN
DEATH RIDES A HORSE
THE DEVIL WITHIN HER
THE DEVIL’S ANGELS
DIARY OF A MADMAN
DR GOLDFOOT AND THE GIRL BOMBS
DRACULA VS FRAKENSTEIN
THE EVICTORS
THE GLORY STOMPERS
GOD FORGIVES I DON’T
GRAVE OF THE VAMPIRE
HANDS OF THE RIPPER
THE HARD RIDE
HORROR HOUSE
HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS
HOUSE OF 1000 DOLLS
HOW I WON THE WAR
THE INCREDIBLE MELTING MAN
MARYJANE
MASTER OF THE WORLD
MILLION EYES OF SUMURU
MONSTER DOG
THE MUSIC LOVERS
NOTHING BUT THE NIGHT
OLD DRACULA
OCTA-MAN
PHAROAH’S CURSE
RIOT ON SUNSET STRIP
THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT
QUEEN OF BLOOD
ROLLING THUNDER
THE SAVAGE SEVEN
SHOUT AT THE DEVIL
SUPER BEAST
SUGAR HILL
THE TOMB
THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN
TWINS OF EVIL
THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA
VAMPIRE CIRCUS
VOYAGE INTO SPACE
WINTERHAWK
WITHOUT WARNING


#2 of 24 OFFLINE   AlanBrom

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Posted November 23 2009 - 03:45 AM

You would think that with the enormous success of the new "Twilight" movie and the overall vampire craze, MGM or whoever inherits their library would be quick on getting out VAMPIRE CIRCUS and TWINS OF EVIL in the United States. Also, love your list and would like to ad a region 1 disk of BLOOD ON SATANS CLAW.

#3 of 24 OFFLINE   MarcoBiscotti

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Posted November 23 2009 - 04:12 AM


I second Riot On Sunset Strip, Glory Stompers, Savage Seven, Dr Goldfoot, The Black Sleep, Vampire Circus, Hands Of The Ripper, Blood On Satan's Claw and any other b-grade exploito rock'n'roll/teen/cycle "trash" that would've been issued under the Midnite Movies banner. I would especially love to see a legit release for Riot though! I would be gassed if they asked Domenic Priore (writer / filmmaker / music and cultural historian of '60s LA/Hollywood/Sunset Strip scene) to record a commentary track with Dave Aguilar of the Chocolate Watchband! And similarly, a music-only track and commentary with Davie Allen for the Glory Stompers would be totally boss!

It's also about time that the damn Kubrick films were given proper restorations and reissues with some extras. If not, they should be licensed out to Criterion as they did with Night of The Hunter.


#4 of 24 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted November 25 2009 - 12:28 PM

I'd buy several of the titles on Martin's wish list, namely--

BLACK SABBATH
THE BLACK SLEEP
BURN WITCH BURN
THE CRIMSON CULT
CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN
DEATH RIDES A HORSE
DIARY OF A MADMAN
GOD FORGIVES I DON’T
HANDS OF THE RIPPER
HOUSE OF 1000 DOLLS
MASTER OF THE WORLD
MILLION EYES OF SUMURU
THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT
QUEEN OF BLOOD
ROLLING THUNDER
SHOUT AT THE DEVIL
TWINS OF EVIL
THE VAMPIRE AND THE BALLERINA
VAMPIRE CIRCUS
VOYAGE INTO SPACE

--plus these additions:

ALAKAZAM THE GREAT
THE BEAST OF HOLLOW MOUNTAIN
DANGER ROUTE
THE DESTRUCTORS ('74)
GOG
GORATH
HARRY IN YOUR POCKET
THE HUMAN VAPOR
JOHNNY COOL
THE KILLER IS LOOSE
LADYBUG LADYBUG
THE MAGNETIC MONSTER
MASQUERADE ('65)
THE MERCENARY (a.k.a. A PROFESSIONAL GUN)
99 RIVER STREET
SOME GIRLS DO
THE TIME TRAVELERS
UP IN THE CELLAR

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)


#5 of 24 OFFLINE   AlanBrom

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Posted November 28 2009 - 11:11 AM

Let's hope the bulk of these titles are saved from MGM's new DVD-on-demand endeavor, which looks to be a dead end disaster.

#6 of 24 OFFLINE   DeWilson

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Posted December 02 2009 - 01:46 PM



Quote:
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Let's hope the bulk of these titles are saved from MGM's new DVD-on-demand endeavor, which looks to be a dead end disaster.
What leads you to believe it is a "dead end disaster"?

#7 of 24 OFFLINE   AlanBrom

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Posted December 02 2009 - 02:39 PM


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 What leads you to believe it is a "dead end disaster"? 
 

...Replicated DVD-Rs for 20 bucks a pop, only available through Amazon, with no covers to boot, compared with the good old days of pressed DVDs for around 10 bucks a pop, a lot of times getting a double feature for that low price. I don't mind that they do this for certain titles, but I certainly don't want to see stuff like ROLLING THUNDER, TWINS OF EVIL, DEATH RIDES A HORSE or THE TOWN THAT DREADED SUNDOWN come out that way.

#8 of 24 OFFLINE   kingfish

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Posted December 03 2009 - 03:40 AM

I believe that Men of the Fighting Lady is an MGM title.


#9 of 24 OFFLINE   ahollis

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Posted December 03 2009 - 04:35 AM



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I believe that Men of the Fighting Lady is an MGM title.
 
It is and MGM title that belongs to Warner Brothers.

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#10 of 24 OFFLINE   IanD

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Posted December 03 2009 - 11:53 PM

My MGM wishlist

More Midnite movies

and anamorphic versions of

Night Of The Hunter
Moby Dick
Pit And The Pendulum
Lifeforce


#11 of 24 OFFLINE   AlanBrom

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Posted December 04 2009 - 03:19 AM

Would also love to see anamorphic versions of THE THING WITH TWO HEADS and MADHOUSE.

#12 of 24 OFFLINE   WadeM

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Posted December 24 2009 - 01:15 AM

Another vote for the Hammer Horror films.
Unbelievable that those haven't been released in R1 yet.


#13 of 24 OFFLINE   Martin Welch

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Posted December 27 2009 - 05:48 PM

It is incredible, just incredible that MGM's Hammer Horror films haven't been released yet. I mean, VAMPIRE CIRCUS and TWINS OF EVIL...Vampires! HELLO!!!!

#14 of 24 OFFLINE   cineMANIAC

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Posted December 29 2009 - 07:54 AM



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It is incredible, just incredible that MGM's Hammer Horror films haven't been released yet. I mean, VAMPIRE CIRCUS and TWINS OF EVIL...Vampires! HELLO!!!!
If you were talking about Lionsgate, yes, they would have re-released all of the vampire-themed films they own (I'm waiting for a Fright Night 2 reissue myself) just to cash in on Twilight. But this is MGM - a currently moribund studio barely on life support. I actually don't expect ANYTHING from them until the economic fog lifts completely or until someone buys them out.

 

 


#15 of 24 OFFLINE   MLamarre

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Posted December 30 2009 - 12:20 AM

I would rather have had the following on pressed disc but since the VOD program is in full-swing, I'd rather see them on dvd-r than never at all. I'd like to suggest:

Sidney Lumet's The Offence (1972)
John Cassavettes' A Child is Waiting (1963)
Peter Yates' Robbery (1967)
Stanley Kramer's Not as a Stranger (1955)

and of course some unreleased horror;

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977)
TerrorVision (1986)
The Video Dead (1987)


#16 of 24 OFFLINE   Martin Welch

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Posted January 01 2010 - 04:48 AM



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and of course some unreleased horror;

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1977)
TerrorVision (1986)
The Video Dead (1987)
 
Let's hope that these and others get licensed to the Shout! Factory as it has been rumored as such according to the guy trying to get The Video Dead out on DVD.


#17 of 24 OFFLINE   MLamarre

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Posted January 17 2010 - 11:51 AM

Two more I just remembered:

Elia Kazan's The Visitors (1972)
Carol Reed's The Man Between (1953)


#18 of 24 OFFLINE   Simon Howson

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Posted January 17 2010 - 01:05 PM



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Two more I just remembered:

Elia Kazan's The Visitors (1972)
 
The Visitors is out in Region 4:
http://www.ezydvd.co...item.zml/808058




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Posted January 18 2010 - 04:03 AM

Will we ever see a decent version of Runaway Train? I find it hard to fathom such a great film still neglected on DVD and that nobody has asked about it. It belongs on a top 10 list of forgotten films or something.
 

 


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Posted October 14 2010 - 03:30 AM

with all the sets multi disc that MGM has put out lately on Blu, i wonder where the Corman/Price Poe Set is


List of the Corman Poe films

    [*] House of Usher (1960) [*] The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) [*] The Premature Burial (1962) [*] Tales of Terror (1962) [*] The Raven (1963) [*] The Haunted Palace (1963) [*] The Masque of the Red Death (1964) [*]  The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

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