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#1 of 123 Dick

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Posted September 20 2002 - 12:44 AM

Remember when even Network t.v. was making ballsy, terrific movies that really had an edge?
Sybil{/B](full 3-hours, please)
That Certain Summer*(homosexuality theme - a first for network t.v.)
Go Ask Alice(good film about teenage drug addiction)
Surviving*(teen suicide - quite powerful)
The Burning Bed(Great Farrah Fawcett performance)
Bitter Harvest{/B](Ron Howard as farmer facing bankruptcy)
The Point*(animated, with music by Nilsson)
Death of A Salesman(Dustin Hoffman. Superb)
Something Evil*(Pre-DUEL Spielberg, fairly creepy)
Night Gallery* (Pilot episode of series, ditto)
Something About Amelia* Fine film about incest with Ted Danson.
Angel City{/B]

And of course there have been many excellent cable movies.
The Burning Season(HBO - one of Raul Julia's last roles)
[b]Countdown To Looking Glass*
(HBO - nuclear war thriller)
[b]Threads
(British, nuclear war film, better than THE DAY AFTER)
...add your own.

So MANY great t.v. films languishing in video limbo. Godo thing some are available now, such as
[b]The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman
(You owe it to yourself to see this amazing movie with Cicely Tyson)
[b]The Glass House
(Alan Alda in prison)
[b]Night Stalker
(Darren McGavin)
and a handful of other

#2 of 123 Randy A Salas

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Posted September 20 2002 - 12:52 AM

I wish they'd release one of my favorites, a guilty pleasure, from years ago:

The Legend of Lizzie Borden, with Elizabeth Montgomery in the title role. That scene where the father shows young Lizzie how bodies are preserved, using her mom as the example, still creeps me out.
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#3 of 123 John Berggren

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Posted September 20 2002 - 01:25 AM

I'd like to see


DOING TIME ON MAPLE DRIVE
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#4 of 123 Daniel Kikin

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Posted September 20 2002 - 01:58 AM

Being a Tom Clancy fan, I'd love to have Op Center from 1995 on DVD too.

#5 of 123 RobertDragon

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Posted September 20 2002 - 03:04 AM

i could swear that i saw OpCenter on dvd many years ago. Like 3 -4 years ago at a suncoast. I could be wrong, but i remember it being $30 and at the time, not wanting to get it for that much.

#6 of 123 Daniel Kikin

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Posted September 20 2002 - 03:18 AM

It could be but I searched both DVDEmpire and Amazon and it didn't even show up as being OOP.

#7 of 123 Robert Dunnill

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Posted September 20 2002 - 03:32 AM

How about The California Kid (Martin Sheen)?

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#8 of 123 PaulaJ

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Posted September 20 2002 - 03:36 AM

I'll second Doing Time on Maple Drive, and add

Promise (with James Garner and James Wood)

The Scarlet Pimpernel (Anthony Andrews, Jane Seymour and Ian McKellen)

Mazes and Monsters (very early Tom Hanks)

Friendly Fire (Carol Burnett, Ned Beatty, Sam Waterston, Timothy Hutton)

Mr. and Mrs. Loving (Timothy Hutton, Lela Rochon)

Murder in the Heartland (Tim Roth, Fairuza Balk)

Club Land (Alan Alda, Steven Weber)

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#9 of 123 Steve Phillips

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Posted September 20 2002 - 04:22 AM

How can you leave out RETURN OF THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES? Posted Image

#10 of 123 Jeff Kleist

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Posted September 20 2002 - 04:33 AM

The Anthony Andrews Scarlet Pimpernel IS on DVD in the UK

#11 of 123 Kevin McCorry

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Posted September 20 2002 - 05:21 AM

World War III with David Soul, Cathy Lee Crosby,
Rock Hudson, Brian Keith, Jeroen Krabbe, Herbert Jefferson
Jr., Katherine Helmond.

The Martian Chronicles with Rock Hudson, Roddy
McDowall, Bernie Casey, Gayle Hunnicutt, Nicholas Hammond,
Darren McGavin, Barry Morse, Fritz Weaver.

The Day After with Jsason Robards et al.

Treasure Island with Charlton Heston, Christian
Bale, Christopher Lee, Julian Glover, Richard Johnson.

Rendezvous Hotel with Bill Daily et al.

Jekyll & Hyde with Michael Caine et al.

#12 of 123 Frank Sadler

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Posted September 20 2002 - 05:30 AM

Psycho IV please

#13 of 123 DennisP

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Posted September 20 2002 - 06:05 AM

How about "Nowhere to Run" with David Jansen?
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#14 of 123 Darrell Bratz

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Posted September 20 2002 - 06:23 AM

"Love Among the Ruins" with Olivier and Katherine Hepburn

#15 of 123 John Watson

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Posted September 20 2002 - 06:39 AM

I'd also like MARTIAN CHRONICLES please.

And while they are working in the vaults

WILD PALMS

VANITY FAIR (as on A&E a few years ago)

and SHOGUN

#16 of 123 Rex Bachmann

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Posted September 20 2002 - 06:51 AM

My two cents' worth:


1. Deathdream (a.ka. Nightwalk) (1973)
2. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (Lorimar (> Warner Bros.?), 1973)
3. A Cold Night's Death (a.k.a. Chill Factor) (1972)
4. The Norliss Tapes (Fox, 1973)
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#17 of 123 Jamie Cole

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Posted September 20 2002 - 07:56 AM

I'd like to see the most excellent WWIII drama By Dawn's Early Light , starring Powers Boothe, Rebecca De Mornay, James Earl Jones, Rip Torn, Peter MacNicol ... and Martin Landau as the President of the United States!

It really was a fun little movie, not quite as provocative or graphic as The Day After but still quite good.
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#18 of 123 DeeF

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Posted September 20 2002 - 07:55 AM

The House That Wouldn't Die (Ammie, Come Home)
Crowhaven Farm

Two scary TV movies

Also, The Executioner's Song (I don't know if it's available)

#19 of 123 DeeF

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Posted September 20 2002 - 07:56 AM

Speaking of Powers Boothe, what about the Jonestown story?

#20 of 123 Gregory Pauswinski

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Posted September 20 2002 - 07:58 AM

I'll second Wild Palms. That was a great miniseries!

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