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#81 of 98 OFFLINE   JohnMor

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Posted July 14 2014 - 12:05 AM

An Update on an entry on my OP original list, Arnold (1974).  

 

I posted an inquiry about this movie over on Scream Factory's FB page and actually got a few responses (but none from Scream Factory's admin).   Apparently according to George Reis, Arnold is caught up in some legal tangles with the Bing Crosby estate.  Of course I had no idea Bing Crosby had anything to do with this movie but he was still alive when Arnold was released.  

Furthermore Mr. Reis mentioned that  Scorpion Releasing  confirmed this information as they have been releasing other "Cinerama" films for some time.   Oh well, another fun film bogged down in rights issues.

Here's hoping Scorpion Releasing can get something done with Arnold along with other Cinerama titles and bring them to Blu-ray.  I provided to Scorpion Releasing's web page and here's Scorpion Releasing's FB Page.

 

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So glad Arnold isn't completely forgotten.  Would love to see it get a release one day.



#82 of 98 OFFLINE   Konstantinos

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Posted July 14 2014 - 01:59 AM


Death in Venice (1971)

The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971) - the TV pilot of the Waltons

Cinderella Liberty (1973)

Images (1973)

The Island at the top of the World (1974)

The Sugarland Express (1974)

Star Wars (original theatrical) (1977)

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)/Return from Witch Mountain (1978)

The Black Hole (1979)

 

Since in my original list The Sugarland Express is announced for release, I'd like to substitute it with Darling Lili (1970).


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#83 of 98 OFFLINE   Louis Letizia

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Posted July 14 2014 - 08:25 AM

I'm surprised Criterion never put out a Mazursky box set of his Fox films....HARRY AND TON TO, NEXT.STOP GREENWICH VILLAGE, AN UNMARRIED WOMAN and WILLIE AND PHIL.

A guilty pleasure , THE BETSY, was never shown justice on DVD

And WHEN YOU COMIN BACK RED RYDER? Which is vastly underrated.

Hopefully the Paramounts...CITIZENS BAND, LOOKING FOR MR GOODBAR, THE DAY OF THE LOCUST, FIRST LOVE

#84 of 98 OFFLINE   t1g3r5fan

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Posted July 14 2014 - 02:06 PM

For this one, I'm going on a year by year basis and based on what I have already in my collection and eager to see the Blu treatment given.

 

1970

Catch-22

Darling Lili (both theatrical & director's cut)

The Out-of-Towners

Ryan's Daughter

Zabriskie Point

 

1971

The Andromeda Strain

Let's Scare Jessica to Death

Murphy's War

The Red Tent (both Russian & International versions)

 

1972

Bad Company

The Possession of Joel Delaney

The Ruling Class

Ulzana's Raid

 

1973

Bang the Drum Slowly

Charlotte's Web

The Day of the Jackal

Don't Look Now

The Friends of Eddie Coyle

The Last of Shiela

The Long Goodbye

Paper Moon

Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid (all three versions)

Save the Tiger

Sisters

 

1974

Juggernaut

The Longest Yard

Murder on the Orient Express

The Parallax View

Phase IV (with the recently discovered last reel restored)

The White Dawn

 

1975

The Day of the Locust

The Eiger Sanction

The Hindenburg

 

1976

Obsession

The Shootist

Swashbuckler

The Tenant

Two Minute Warning

 

1977

Black Sunday

The Car

Islands in the Stream

The Other Side of Midnight

Rollercoaster

The Sentinel

Suspiria

 

1978

Heaven Can Wait

Pretty Baby

Up in Smoke

Who'll Stop the Rain

 

1979

Cuba

Dracula

The Legacy

Meteor

1941

Phantasm

Prophecy

Real Life

Wise Blood

 

Seeing that four of my initial wish list titles have been announced, I'd like to replace them with the following: The Devils, The Missouri Breaks, The Molly Maguires, and Silent Running.



#85 of 98 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

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Posted July 15 2014 - 07:32 PM

70s Favourites UPDATE:

 

Aloha Bobby & Rose (1975):  OK, still no Blu but it has just been announced (over on the DVD Forum, confirmed on Amazon) that Aloha Bobby & Rose is getting a DVD release (after what almost 40 years since theatrical release).

 

Release date is 29 July 2014.  Initial price offering is $9.99 for the DVD

 

 

Credit Louis Leitizia  for this announcement on the DVD forum.

 

My next step will be to contact the fine folks at Shout Factory / Timeless Media to see about a possible Blu release.



#86 of 98 OFFLINE   haineshisway

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Posted July 15 2014 - 10:34 PM

Um, Aloha Bobby and Rose was released on DVD - I have it, so no, it's not forty years, it's a decade since it's been out.



#87 of 98 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

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Posted July 16 2014 - 01:13 AM

Um, Aloha Bobby and Rose was released on DVD - I have it, so no, it's not forty years, it's a decade since it's been out.

OK, no problem.  This release however is a brand new one, starts July 29th.



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Posted July 16 2014 - 04:17 PM

Probably only SWEPT AWAY, SEVEN BEAUTIES, THE DEVILS and DERSU UZALA.


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#89 of 98 OFFLINE   Kyrsten Brad

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Posted July 17 2014 - 04:39 PM

70s Favourites UPDATE:

 

Aloha Bobby & Rose (1975):  OK, still no Blu but it has just been announced (over on the DVD Forum, confirmed on Amazon) that Aloha Bobby & Rose is getting a DVD release (after what almost 40 years since theatrical release).

 

Release date is 29 July 2014.  Initial price offering is $9.99 for the DVD

 

 

Credit Louis Leitizia  for this announcement on the DVD forum.

 

My next step will be to contact the fine folks at Shout Factory / Timeless Media to see about a possible Blu release.

File this under "Oh Rats!!".  Just got a email from Jennifer (no last name) at Timeless Video.  No plans to release Aloha Bobby & Rose on Blu at this time.   On the other hand Shout Factory could maybe still bring it to Blu, although admittedly I don't know how their arrangement with Timeless is set up. But here's hoping.

 

Well on the 70s Movie Titles front we did get the announcement of Brannigan (1975) being released by TT.  And we are getting a (hopefully well produced) DVD of ABR so not a total loss.



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Posted July 17 2014 - 05:13 PM

1. Roots/Roots: The Next Generations

2. Jesus of Nazareth (Theatrical Release Internationally)

3.  The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (Waltons pilot)

4 . Rich Man/Poor Man (Books I/II)

5. 1776

6. Charlotte's Web

7. The Wilderness Family (several films)

8. The Black Hole

9. Love At First Bite

10.Benji


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#91 of 98 OFFLINE   Elizabeth S

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Posted July 17 2014 - 06:02 PM

The Reincarnation of Peter Proud

La Luna

Big Wednesday

Day of the Jackal

The Silent Partner

The Last of Sheila

Heaven Can Wait

 

From others' lists, "The Seven Ups" is available in Germany and "The Long Goodbye" in the UK & France, "Silent Running" in the UK and Germany.



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Posted July 29 2014 - 05:46 AM

File this under "Oh Rats!!".  Just got a email from Jennifer (no last name) at Timeless Video.  No plans to release Aloha Bobby & Rose on Blu at this time.   On the other hand Shout Factory could maybe still bring it to Blu, although admittedly I don't know how their arrangement with Timeless is set up. But here's hoping.

 

Well on the 70s Movie Titles front we did get the announcement of Brannigan (1975) being released by TT.  And we are getting a (hopefully well produced) DVD of ABR so not a total loss.

Well, RATS!! Shout Factory just answered my FB inquiry.  There will be no Blu for Aloha Bobby & Rose.  From them anyway.  

Oh I'm disappointed in Shout but not mad.  Well maybe just a tad ticked but I don't know the whole story.  I don't know the quality level of the digital transfer they have (and apparently used on the new DVD release).  Nor do I know what reproduction rights they have.

Now if they're sitting on a 4K quality transfer and just don't feel like releasing a Blu, then I might get ticked off a bit.

 

Anyway I did express disappointment to Shout but was very polite, and even bought their new DVD release.  Once I view it, I"ll update this thread and the entry on the DVD Forum.

 

Might make a interesting comparison with The Legend of Billie Jean, made a decade after Aloha Bobby & Rose.  Plenty of similarities from what I've read.



#93 of 98 OFFLINE   Peter M Fitzgerald

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Posted August 31 2014 - 03:46 PM

I'm only really interested in Blu-rays of films still unreleased on R1 (pressed) DVD, out-of-print R1 DVD titles I missed out on, and anamorphic upgrades of non-anamorphic R1 DVDs... so, off the top of my head:

 

1970

 

Brotherhood of the Bell

Colossus: The Forbin Project

 

1971

 

Melody

Unman Wittering Zigo

When Eight Bells Toll

Willard

 

1973

 

Arnold

Charley Varrick

Day of the Jackal

Harry in Your Pocket

Theatre of Blood

 

1974

 

The Black Windmill

Gold

The Parallax View

 

1975

 

The Eiger Sanction

Sharks' Treasure

 

1976

 

The Savage Bees

 

1977

 

Star Wars (original theatrical version)

 

1979

 

1941 (individual release)


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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)


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Posted August 31 2014 - 04:26 PM

I'm only really interested in Blu-rays of films still unreleased on R1 (pressed) DVD, out-of-print R1 DVD titles I missed out on, and anamorphic upgrades of non-anamorphic R1 DVDs... so, off the top of my head:

1970

Brotherhood of the Bell
Colossus: The Forbin Project

1971

Melody
Unman Wittering Zigo
When Eight Bells Toll
Willard

1973

Arnold
Charley Varrick
Day of the Jackal
Harry in Your Pocket
Theatre of Blood

1974

The Black Windmill
Gold
The Parallax View

1975

The Eiger Sanction
Sharks' Treasure

1976

The Savage Bees

1977

Star Wars (original theatrical version)

1979

1941 (individual release)

You may already be aware, but "Gold" is available on BD in a region-free release....

http://www.amazon.co...=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE
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Posted September 01 2014 - 07:49 AM

You may already be aware, but "Gold" is available on BD in a region-free release....

http://www.amazon.co...=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE

 

I wasn't aware of that release... thanks much for the tip! :thumbsup:


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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)


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Posted September 23 2014 - 12:30 PM

Heroes(1977) with "Carry on Wayward Son" restored

Scavenger Hunt 

The Lords Of Flatbush

Pufnstuf

Bobbie Jo & the Outlaw

The Frisco Kid

Star Wars

Breaking Away

You can take Breaking Away off the list.  It comes out on Blu early next year I believe from Twilight Time. 



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Posted October 02 2014 - 01:17 PM

Add to 70s Wish List:

 

Love At First Bite (1979):

From Wiki: The infamous vampire Count Dracula is expelled from his castle by the Communist government of Romania, which plans to convert the structure into a training facility for gymnasts (the head trainer declares that it will include Nadia Comăneci). The world-weary Count travels to New York City with his bug-eating manservant, Renfield, and establishes himself in a hotel, but only after a mix-up at the airport causes his coffin to be accidentally sent to be the centerpiece in a funeral at a black church in Harlem. While Dracula learns that America contains such wonders as blood banks, he also proceeds to suffer the general ego-crushing that comes from modern life in the Big Apple as he romantically pursues flaky fashion model Cindy Sondheim, whom he has admired from afar and believes to be the current reincarnation of his true love (an earlier being named Mina Harker).

 

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Love At First Bite (1979) comes off this list.  Scream Factory is releasing a Blu-ray (and hopefully as Scream stated with Alicia Bridges  I Love The Nightlife restored) come February 2015, just in time for Valentine's Day.

 

Link to HTF Thread for Love At First Bite.

 

Link to Scream Factory's FB Page



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Posted October 02 2014 - 02:56 PM

I'd love to see the Wilderness Family trilogy get HD transfers and appear on Blu-Ray. 






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