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Brent Avery

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Hi everyone!

It's my day off and for some reason I thought that I would put together one of many "why isn't it on dvd?" lists. Although we could add a little excitement if some of you would be kind enough to mention the OARs of the movies mentioned. Here it goes:

THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
THE ITALIAN JOB
WHAT'S UP DOC
START THE REVOLUTION WITHOUT ME
A THOUSAND CLOWNS
MARTY (it's p/s)
WACKIEST SHIP IN THE ARMY
GUIDE FOR THE MARRIED MAN
CHARLY
GUMBALL RALLY
EVIL ROY SLADE
A NEW LEAF
LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN
GRAND PRIX
FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX
MURPHY'S WAR
LORD JIM
EL CID
55 DAYS AT PEKING
THE WRECK OF THE MARY DEARE
BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK
LONELY ARE THE BRAVE
ICE STATION ZEBRA
COUNTERFEIT TRAITOR
ENEMY BELOW
SINK THE BISMARCK
BATTLE OF BRITAIN
633 SQUADRON
THE DRIVER
EMPEROR OF THE NORTH
ROMAN HOLIDAY
BIG MOUTH
THE CASTAWAYS
OUR MAN FLINT
IN LIKE FLINT
BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON
MOONLIGHT BAY
TEA FOR TWO
GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN
SEVEN UPS
McQ
 

Patrick McCart

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Around the World in Eighty Days is coming out probably the end of this year or early 2003.

It looks like WB is putting a lot of money into the restoration by PacTitle. They even had Kodak to develop a new restoration method to clean off lacquer off of film. One entire reel of the 30 fps negative had this "varnish" on both sides and quickly yellowed. Add to the fact that a DVD of this film could easily be the best of the year. There's enough supplemental material housed at the Library of Congress and in WB's archive to make T-2: UE look like a bare-bones disc!

El Cid and 55 Days at Peking are being worked on by Buena Vista.
 

Peter McM

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Wizards
Little Fauss & Big Halsey
Hardcore (starring George C. Scott)
Pretty Maids All In A Row (written and produced by Gene Roddenberry)
 

Peter M Fitzgerald

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Brent,
OUR MAN FLINT and IN LIKE FLINT are due on DVD from Fox in about a month. Peter Staddon of Fox also mentioned in a recent thread in HTF's "Studio Feedback" forum that we can expect to see THE ENEMY BELOW and SINK THE BISMARK on DVD soon, perhaps later this year or in 2003. Paramount is apparently working on a restoration of ROMAN HOLIDAY.
Some of the many films I'd like to see (released gradually, please, not all at once :b ) on Region 1 DVD:
  • THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST (1967) Paramount, 2.35:1
  • THE NAKED PREY (1966) Paramount, 2.35:1
  • A MATTER OF LIFE & DEATH (1946-British, aka STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN) Columbia Tristar, 1.37:1
  • SANDS OF THE KALAHARI (1965-British) Columbia? Anchor Bay?, 2.35:1
  • NORTH WEST FRONTIER (1959-British) Rank Organization, 2.35:1
  • INFRA-MAN (1976-Hong Kong) Joseph Brenner Associates/Shaw Bros, 2.35:1
  • BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN (1967-British) MGM, 2.35:1
  • UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963-British) Anchor Bay?, 1.78:1?
  • THIEVES' HIGHWAY (1949) Fox, 1.37:1
  • NIGHT & THE CITY (1950) Fox, 1.37:1
  • MURPHY'S WAR (1971-British) Paramount, 2.35:1
  • THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957) Universal, 1.85:1?
  • TARANTULA (1955) Universal, 1.37:1?
  • THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933) Universal, 1.37:1
  • GOKE, BODY SNATCHER FROM HELL (1968-Japanese) --??, 2.35:1
  • MURDER, HE SAYS (1945) Universal, 1.37:1
  • THE FLIM-FLAM MAN (1967) Fox, 2.35:1
  • EMPEROR OF THE NORTH (1973) Fox, 1.85:1
  • POINT BLANK (1967) Warner, 2.35:1
  • TARZAN'S GREATEST ADVENTURE (1959-British) Paramount, 1.85:1?
  • TARZAN THE MAGNIFICENT (1960-British) Paramount, 1.85:1?
  • SHALL WE DANCE? (1996-Japanese) Miramax, 1.66:1?
  • 99 RIVER STREET (1953) MGM, 1.37:1
  • THE NARROW MARGIN (1952) Warner, 1.37:1
  • THE DEVIL THUMBS A RIDE (1947) Warner, 1.37:1
  • HIS KIND OF WOMAN (1951) Warner, 1.37:1
  • HIGH SIERRA (1941) Warner, 1.37:1
  • THEY DRIVE BY NIGHT (1940) Warner, 1.37:1
  • HELL DRIVERS (1957-British) Warner, 1.78:1?
  • ON BORROWED TIME (1939) Warner, 1.37:1
  • THE CRIMSON PIRATE (1952) Warner, 1.37:1
  • GOLD (1974-British) Warner, 2.35:1
  • ROAD HOUSE (1948) Fox, 1.37:1
  • BORN TO KILL (1947) Warner, 1.37:1
  • KISS OF DEATH (1947) Fox, 1.37:1
  • CRY OF THE CITY (1948) Fox, 1.37:1
  • PICKUP ON SOUTH STREET (1953) Fox, 1.37:1
  • MAN HUNT (1941) Fox, 1.37:1
  • LIFEBOAT (1944) Fox, 1.37:1
  • PANIC IN THE STREETS (1950) Fox, 1.37:1
  • MAN ON A TIGHTROPE (1953) Fox, 1.37:1
  • THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943) Columbia, 1.37:1
  • WHITE HEAT (1949) Warner, 1.37:1
  • BURN WITCH BURN (1961-British) MGM, 1.78:1
  • BEACH RED (1967) MGM, 1.85:1
  • PLAY DIRTY (1968-British) MGM, 2.35:1
  • THE WESTERNER (1940) MGM, 1.37:1
  • FOUR FACES WEST (1948) Artisan/Republic, 1.37:1
  • THE NAKED SPUR (1953) Warner, 1.37:1
  • RIDE THE HIGH COUNTRY (1962) Warner, 2.35:1
  • THE DEVIL & DANIEL WEBSTER (1941) Criterion/Home Vision, 1.37:1
  • THE BEAST FROM TWENTY THOUSAND FATHOMS (1953) Warner, 1.37:1
  • MYSTERIOUS ISLAND (1961) Columbia, 1.85:1?
  • EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (1962) Columbia, 1.85:1?
  • WHERE EAGLES DARE (1969) Warner, 2.35:1
  • THE FOUR FEATHERS (1939-British) MGM, 1.37:1
  • THE LAST HOLIDAY (1950-British) Home Vision, 1.37:1
  • GENEVIEVE (1953-British) Anchor Bay?, 1.37:1
  • A MINUTE TO PRAY...A SECOND TO DIE (1968-Italian) Anchor Bay/Buena Vista, 2,35:1
  • DEATH RIDES A HORSE (1967-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
  • THE BIG GUNDOWN (1966-Italian) Columbia, 2.35:1
  • SABATA (1969-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
  • RETURN OF SABATA (1971-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
  • THE MERCENARY (1968-Italian) MGM, 2.35:1
  • DARK OF THE SUN (1968-British) Warner, 2,35:1
  • ROBINSON CRUSOE ON MARS (1964) Paramount, 2.35:1
  • COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1969) Universal, 2.35:1
  • THE QUATERMASS X-PERIMENT (1956-British) MGM, 1.66:1?
  • THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954) Paramount, 1.37:1
  • LOVE CRAZY (1941) Warner, 1.37:1
  • THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS (1966-British) Warner, 2.35:1
  • THE HAUNTING (1963) Warner, 2.35:1
  • THE INNOCENTS (1961-British) Fox, 2.35:1
  • CAT PEOPLE (1942) Warner, 1.37:1
  • I WALKED WITH A ZOMBIE (1943) Warner, 1.37:1
  • THE LEOPARD MAN (1943) Warner, 1.37:1
  • DAIMAJIN (1966-Japanese) ADV Films, 2.35:1
  • RETURN OF DAIMAJIN (1966-Japanese) ADV Films, 2.35:1
  • WRATH OF DAIMAJIN (1966-Japanese) ADV Films, 2.35:1
  • DANGER: DIABOLIK (1968-Italian) Paramount, 1.78:1?
  • THE BLISS OF MRS. BLOSSOM (1968-British) Paramount, 1.66:1?
  • THE ASSASSINATION BUREAU (1968-British) Paramount, 1.66:1?
  • THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (1946) Paramount, 1.37:1
  • THE MAN FROM HONG KONG (1975-Hong Kong/Australian, aka THE DRAGON FLIES) MGM, 2.35:1
  • THE THIEF OF BAGDAD (1940-British) MGM, 1.37:1
  • ALAKAZAM THE GREAT (1960-Japanese) MGM, 2.35:1
  • MOTHRA (1961-Japanese) Columbia/Toho, 2.35:1
  • THE H-MAN (1958-Japanese) Columbia/Toho, 2.35:1
  • BATTLE IN OUTER SPACE (1960-Japanese) Columbia/Toho, 2.35:1
  • THE MYSTERIANS (1957-Japanese) Toho, 2.35:1
  • WAR OF THE GARGANTUAS (1966-Japanese) Toho, 2.35:1
--Whew! :)
 

John DrakeLaw

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A few more, not sure on aspect ratios, although I presume the tv movies will be 4:3.

Andromeda Strain
Below (Twohy)
Day the Earth Stood Still
Demon Seed
Dolls (Stuart Gordon) 1986
Don’t Look Now 1973
Dragonslayer
Earth Star Voyager, tv movie 1988
Fire in the Sky
Flesh and Blood (Verhoeven) 1985
Hardware
The Ice Pirates
The Keep
The Omega Man
Quiet Earth (Aus Sci-Fi)
THX 1138
12.01, tv movie
The Point, tv movie
The Thing From Another World
Twice Upon a Time (uncut version)
Wait Until Dark 1967
 

JonZ

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My catalog title wants are drastically shrinking, but heres a few on the top of my list:
Hearts of Darkness A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (:angry: :angry: Dammit release this already!!)
Schindlers List
Dragonslayer Special Edition (When Lord when?!?!)
Giant Robo (Announced but delayed, I bought the Region 0 import)
Barton Fink (Soon I hope)
Millers Crossing (Soon I hope)
Dream Lover (Whatever happened to this title, it was announced about 2 years ago, cancelled and hasnt been mentioned again.)
 

MikeEckman

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Heres just some of mine

People Under the Stairs
The Gate
Cloak and Dagger (1985)
Chopping Mall
BMX Bandits
Trick or Treat
The Road to Wellville
Scared Stiff (1986)
 

Jack Briggs

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The Day the Earth Stood Still is in production as a special edition. It will be released on DVD sometime early in 2003.
 

Jefferson

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I wish that I didn't love the RKO library so much, since it is in such reported bad shape, but I'd love to have
My Favorite Wife
I Remember Mama
Top Hat

And how about that Region 1 of Giant from Warner?
 

Jefferson

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Woa! Double post.....sorry, but while I'm here,
how about a really cool British musical from the 60's,
Half a Sixpence, from Paramount?
 

Randy_M

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How about:
The Last of Sheila (1973)
The Paper Chase (1973)
No Time For Sergeants (1958)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959)
All of the '50's Giant Bug movies
 

Jack Briggs

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Though not announced, Journey to the Center of the Earth has been hinted at by a person in a very good position to know. Expect it within another year or so.

As for giant bug movies from the '50s, I thought I understood that Them! is in production.
 

Randy_M

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Yes, Them! comes out August 6th; now we need stuff like Beginning of the End , The Black Scorpion , Earth vs. The Spider (1958) and The Deadly Mantis among others...:)
 

Jack Briggs

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I saw Beginning of the End once, way back in the early '60s--with Peter Graves and a cast of thousands of giant grasshoppers. The Deadly Mantis I've seen a few times. And I just don't have enough films in my library about giant preying mantises--nowhere near enough. So, count me in. :)
 

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Jack,
You got that right! Having been a kid in the 50's, I saw all this stuff first run (well, at least 2nd run at the neighborhood theaters).
Never forget seeing the marquis for Plan 9 From Outer Space downtown - that thing must have played for a month at a fancy first run theater!
 

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