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#1 of 46 OFFLINE   Louis Letizia

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Posted October 14 2011 - 07:59 AM

I was thrilled when I found out that the elusive TERROR IN THE AISLES would be included as an "extra" in the recent release of 1981's HALLOWEEN ll. While it should have been more prominently displayed as a cofeature on the cover art rather than hidden as a bonus feature (I would have bought AISLES as a stand alone disc-perhaps with Universals "Coming Soon" documentary with Jamie Lee Curtis as its bonus). I can think of a few others , STATE FAIR having the Ann Margret/Pat Boone version as a bonus -and most pleasingly DOUBLE INDEMNITY including the 1973 Richard Crenna/Samantha Eggar tv remake as a bonus feature. I had wished they'd done the same with DARK VICTORY (with a tv remake from the 70s starring Elizabeth Montgomery and Anthony Hopkins), ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE (with It Happened One Christmas tv remake with Marlo Thomas ) and keeping with a holiday theme MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET with its 1973 tv remaker. Are there any other dvd /blu releases with whole films as "extras"?

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Posted October 14 2011 - 08:12 AM

You can watch the Theatrical Version of Jim Soto's Sweet Sixteen by going to the Special Features menu. Warner's The Dirty Dozen DVD includes the 1985 TV-sequel as an extra. And 1953's House of Wax includes the 30's version Mystery of the Wax Museum. These aren't exactly hidden but are not prominently advertised.
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Posted October 14 2011 - 08:37 AM

Criterion sometimes adds another feature as an extra most recently STAGECOACH had John Ford's silent BUCKING BROADWAY and THE KILLING has KILLER'S KISS.  CAROUSEL had the 1934 Lilion as an extra. 
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Posted October 14 2011 - 08:40 AM

Excellent idea for a thread.  I love extra features included in DVDs and BLUs, however hidden or well hyped they may be.  Here are a few more off the top of my head:   Irwin Allen's The Lost World includes the silent version on a second disc.  Not mentioned on the front of the package.   The 2-DVD set of The Maltese Falcon contains two previous versions of the story.   The Wizard of Oz BLU includes a couple of silent versions of the story.   And since you mentioned State Fair: Carousel contains the complete Liliom.  And of course the Oklahoma set includes both versions even though the Todd-AO transfer is sorely in need of a re-do.  

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Posted October 14 2011 - 08:41 AM

The Ultimate Edition of Meet Joe Black features Death Takes a Holiday (1934) on Disc 2.
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Posted October 14 2011 - 08:42 AM

Woops, ahollis beat me to the Liliom.   How about something like the Psycho blu-ray including a complete Alfred Hitchcock Presents episode?  

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Posted October 14 2011 - 08:45 AM

Criterion's Haxan includes the sixties "jazz" version whose name escapes me at the moment.  

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Posted October 14 2011 - 09:30 AM

The 2-disc set of My Darling Clementine includes Frontier Marshal.   Is the Invisible Boy included with Forbidden Planet a complete feature?   The BLU Obsession includes two (?) of De Palma's early features.  

#9 of 46 OFFLINE   Louis Letizia

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Posted October 14 2011 - 09:50 AM

The UE of THE WIZARD OF OZ has the tv movie "The Dreamer of Oz". Would have been nice to include the Andrea Macardle starrer Rainbow (who owns that?) and even more fun-and its WB -UNDER THE RAINBOW. There are many obscure tv movies based on originals or sequels to that would make great extras because they would be too insubstantial to accord a real release. I'd love to see "Charlie and the Glass Elevator" tv movie which starred Jack Albertson from the original WILLY WONKA. Or most wanted-for me anyway-would be the 1976 sequel made for tv of "Look Whats Happened to Rosemary's Baby"-which may not be owned by Paramount. Neither-I believe were ever on U.S. video but I know "Look Whats...." was released in the U.K.

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Posted October 14 2011 - 10:09 AM

The Gigi Bluray includes the 1949 French version of Gigi.

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Posted October 14 2011 - 11:20 AM

The remaster of the Criterion The Lady Vanishes includes Crook's Tour. The latest releases of The Ten Commandments includes the silent version. Ditto for Ben Hur. Gaslight includes both the MGM and British versions.

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Posted October 14 2011 - 12:19 PM

Anyone interested in the British version of Gaslight should note that the original DVD from Warner Home Video, which, as Scott mentions, had both the 1940 British and 1944 American version, is now out of print. The MGM version has since been re-issued as part of the Warner Archive series, but to the best of my knowledge, it does not include the British version. However, the British version is available separately in an NTSC disc from International Film Forum.    
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Posted October 14 2011 - 05:31 PM

Neat. I'll add Halloween II to my wish list even though I already have the film on disc. The Something Weird line was often fun in that extra movies/short subjects were often included.
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Posted October 17 2011 - 02:58 PM

Included as a bonus feature on the BFI's Flipside release of Voice Over (1983) is the film Repeater (1979).

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Posted October 17 2011 - 05:56 PM

the Garbo/Cukor Camille includes the Nazimova silent version.
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Posted October 21 2011 - 09:06 AM

The 5-disc "William Castle Film Collection" includes the pilot and one other episode of Castle's 1972 TV anthology Circle of Fear.  

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Posted October 30 2011 - 12:13 PM

There was no TV movie sequel to "Willy Wonka," starring Jack Albertson. I realize that the sequel novel exists, but it has never been filmed. "Looks What's Happened to..." can easily be found online - just Google the title....you can see the whole movie.

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Posted October 30 2011 - 02:37 PM

The GONE WITH THE WIND Blu-ray (and I think also the 5-disc DVD) has the telemovie "The Scarlett O'Hara War" with Tony Curtis playing Selznick, Carrie Nye as Tallulah Bankhead, Sharon Gless as Carole Lombard (and a brief appearance by Morgan Brittany as Vivien Leigh at the very end).

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Posted October 30 2011 - 03:01 PM

Another Garbo double feature is the "Anna Christie" DVD. It includes the US version and a German version which was filmed separately and Garbo is acting with a completely different cast.
the Garbo/Cukor Camille includes the Nazimova silent version.


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Posted October 31 2011 - 10:57 AM

"Charlie and the Great Balloon Chase" is a 1981 TV movie starring Jack Albertson. IMDb describes it: Jack Albertson plays Charlie Bartlett, a retired railroad worker whose dream of crossing the country in a hot air balloon is encouraged by his grandson who decides to go along with him for the ride despite misgivings from the grandson's widowed mother who's plans to remarry have left him disenchanted. Different "Charlie"...




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