Anchor Bay Wishlist

Ken_Jones

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In this thread, list your top five most wanted titles by Anchor Bay you want to see on DVD. After this thread gets a large amount of replies, I'll send it to Anchor Bay and have them look into it...
Vote and vote wisely!

[Edited last by Ken_Jones on July 17, 2001 at 10:21 PM]
 

CharlesD

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More 70s Disney Live Action movies

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Jay E

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I will only list titles that I know Anchor Bay has the rights to.
Charly
Crazies, The
Gold Told Me To
Lovers & Other Strangers
Sailor Who Fell From Grace With the Sea, The
 

Jeff_A

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The continued releases of The Hammer Collection.

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The Dark Tower
 

Wes Ray

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Black Christmas
The Hills Have Eyes
Happy Birthday to Me
Monster Squad
Night of the Creeps
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Jodee

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The only ones I know they have the rights to:
Young Doctors in Love
Breaking All the Rules
The Manions of America (miniseries)
 

Jodee

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How do you find out what titles they own?
Often I have found they have put out the VHS version of the title in question.
Find the VHS of the movie you want at Amazon and click on "technical information" to see what studio released it.
I keep an entire list of movies I want sorted by studio.
 

Peter M Fitzgerald

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My 5 most-wanted Anchor Bay DVDs:
1. INFRA-MAN (1976-Hong Kong) --the english-dubbed Joseph Brenner & Associates version, in 2.35:1 anamorphic Panavision and 5.1 "Stereo Infra-Sound". Maybe Shaw Bros. have worldwide rights to this, but I've listed it here in the meager hope that somehow the dubbed Joseph Brenner version can be acquired independently of Shaw. It was issued on legit vhs by the now-defunct Prism label, so who knows? It is perfect fodder for a fun Anchor Bay DVD.
2. THE UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963-British)
3. Double Feature: HOUSE OF MYSTERY (1961-British)/THE MAN IN THE BACK SEAT (1961-British) --both films, directed by Vernon Sewell, are each under an hour long
4. A MINUTE TO PRAY...A SECOND TO DIE (1968-Italian) --with both endings
5. CHARLY (1968)
***List amended (I bumped RIDER ON THE RAIN (1969-French) off the #5 spot), due to the bad news of MGM no longer having the U.S. rights to THE UNEARTHLY STRANGER, so perhaps Anchor Bay could take a whack at it (it fits in very nicely with the QUATERMASS films and THE DAY THE EARTH CAUGHT FIRE)...I wouldn't be surprised if it (and the two Vernon Sewell flicks I listed) are in either Carlton's or Studio Canal's possession these days.***
[Edited last by Peter M Fitzgerald on July 18, 2001 at 09:42 PM]
 

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THE COMPANY OF WOLVES for me, too.
THE SMALLEST SHOW ON EARTH, an Ealing comedy with Sellers and Rutherford, to go with the other Ealings A.B. plans to release.
A HIGH WIND IN JAMAICA - originally released through Fox, never on video in any form. Needs widescreen DVD treatment.
EYES OF FIRE - bizarre pioneer/supernatural thriller.
 

Jack_Gardner

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Put me down for Charly.
By the way, you can do a search on Amazon for Anchor Bay under VHS. This will give you all the Anchor Bay VHS titles they have at Amazon (1,195).
 

Ken_Jones

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1. Zombie: Deluxe Special Collector's Edition (Digitally Remastered Uncut and Uncensored Transfer with Theatrical Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 and Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1, Extras: Non-Limited Tin Packaging Case with Collectable Booklet and Theatrical Poster Replica, Production Notes, previously-released Audio Commentary plus brand new Audio Commentary by more of the Cast & Crew of Zombie, Featurettes, Documentaries, Outtakes, Bloopers, Extensive Interactive Still Galleries, Interviews, Promotional Footage, Theatrical Trailers, Television Spots, Radio Spots, Extensive and Detailed Talent Bios, Isolated Music Tracks, Interactive DVD-ROM Game(s), and extra disc with all of the music of Zombie plus some new remixed tracks).
2. City Of The Living Dead: Deluxe Special Collector's Edition (Digitally Remastered Uncut and Uncensored Transfer with Theatrical Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1 (I've heard the aspect ratio is 1.85:1 but it should be in 2.35:1 to give it a Theatrical look) and Dolby Digital Surround Sound 5.1, Extras: Non-Limited Tin Packaging Case with Collectable Booklet and Theatrical Poster Replica, Production Notes, Alternate Ending, Audio Commentary by some of the Cast & Crew of COTLD, Featurettes, Documentaries, Outtakes, Bloopers, Extensive Interactive Still Galleries, Interviews, Promotional Footage, Theatrical Trailers, Television Spots, Radio Spots, Extensive and Detailed Talent Bios, Isolated Music Tracks, and extra disc with all of the music of COTLD plus some new remixed tracks).
Pretty much any DSCE DVD of Lucio Fulci's films would be greatly appreciated. Please Anchor Bay!

[Edited last by Ken_Jones on July 18, 2001 at 04:05 PM]
 

Jim C

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If Anchor Bay ever aquire the rights, I would love to see the following:
Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth (Unrated version)
Hellraiser: Bloodline - 134min Director's Cut (by Keven Yagher) with additional re-shot scenes (by Joe Chappell) presented in supplimentary section.
 

Mark Edward Heuck

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Before you cast a vote, here are the studios Anchor Bay has been and/or is currently licensing movies from:
UNIVERSAL (may no longer be in effect, however)
DISNEY (this license covers live-action Disney films going into the mid-80's, the ABC Motion Pictures library, and the Selznick films acquired by ABC)
MIRAMAX (this license covers their pre-Disney films, that is, films they made and released before the Disney acquistion, stuff that had often gone out either unrated or NC-17. Keep in mind that Miramax titles licensed to other companies like Artisan, Paramount, or HBO, are likely to be reverting over to this license as well)
STUDIOCANAL / CANAL + IMAGE (They own the former Thorn EMI library, which has also surfaced with the Weintraub Entertainment Group and Lumiere logos. This entails the Ealing Studios library and most Anglo Amalgamated productions. This also covers the DeLaurentiis Entertainment Group productions, and many foreign language films previously licensed to Winstar/Fox Lorber, such as DIVA, though those titles may not be avaiable to Anchor Bay yet. Note that while StudioCanal is a part owner of the former [Avco] Embassy libary, the video rights to those titles are controlled by MGM, and that the Carolco titles they own are still under contract to Artisan. Also, selected StudioCanal titles have been licensed out to Janus' Home Vision label.)
CASTLE HILL (While this is not an all-inclusive deal--they only have tape rights to their Cassavettes titles, for example--they seem to have a healthy relationship here, often reissuing films previously licensed to other companies.)
NEW WORLD PICTURES: POST-CORMAN (This means films made by New World Pictures after Roger Corman sold the company. The films made before that time he owns himself. These titles are currently held by Lakeshore Entertainment, though they are not credited on current Anchor Bay product.)
Also, a handy tip to recall is that Anchor Bay was formed from the then-assets of video companies like Media, Video Treasures, and Starmaker Entertainment. So movies they had issued on tape could still be in the grasp of Anchor Bay. And those few directors who own their own negatives, like George Romero, Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders, have made direct deals with them too.
YOU ARE FLAT-OUT WASTING YOUR VOTE if you request any movies that are owned by Warner Bros., Fox, Paramount, Columbia, MGM...indeed any other studio or trust than those listed above.
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Mark Edward Heuck

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Now that I've clarified things, here is my jive top five:
1. PRIVILEGE
At last year's Fangoria con in L.A., Bill Lustig said this was still a priority title, but that Universal was unable to provide them with satisfactory elements. Let us keep the pressure on; Stephen Shorter must have his glory again!
2. MAP OF THE HUMAN HEART
I know I am one of the few people who enthusiastically love Vincent Ward's feverishly romantic epic, but it deserves a proper Panavision transfer. I would love to hear from the principals on an audio commmentary, and perhaps the truth could be told about the long stretch between the European and U.S. releases and the scenes that were cut or changed.
3. DOBERMANN
This is a very intriguing-sounding, hyperkinetically violent action film that Miramax has been sitting on for almost five years. Obviously, Disney has qualms about putting it on tape, so why not pass it off to the shameless folks at Anchor Bay?
4. WHAT'S UP TIGER LILY?
There have now been many alternate versions on tape and DVD, but none in widescreen and none definitive. So how about just creating a hybrid with multiple tracks (covering both of the English joke tracks and perhaps what survives of the original Japanese), and maybe even a short docu on what the intentions of the original version were supposed to be versus the changes made by Woody Allen and his conspirators.
5. POSITIVE I.D.
Yes, I know Anchor Bay has already released this, but its a bare bones edition. I really love this movie that came out of nowhere and managed to surprise me with its scrappy skill and honesty. Director Andy Anderson and star Stephanie Rascoe deserve some time in the sun on a commentary track to talk about their little indie film and how suddenly Universal ended up opening it on over 800 screens.
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I would love to see Anchor Bay get a hold some Robert Bresson films before Fox-lorber/Winstar gets their stinking paws on them
 

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I would also love to see Map of the Human Heart, but I thought HBO had the rights to that one.
They put out the laserdisc I own of that film.
If Anchor Bay could it, that would be great too!
[Edited last by Jodee on July 18, 2001 at 02:36 PM]
 

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Disney's "SNOWBALL EXPRESS".
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