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Has anyone noticed there "yet to be released on DVD" list is waning?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David Coleman, Nov 26, 2001.

  1. David Coleman

    David Coleman Supporting Actor

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    I made up a list of films that have never been released on DVD in any version that I want to buy and the list is less than 20 titles. That's if you don't count the following trilogies (Back to the Future, Star Wars, Indiana Jones)! Some of what I'm wanting is either announced for next year or rumored. It's amazing the number of great films that have been released since the format debuted!

    Was wondering your thoughts?

    David
     
  2. Jodee

    Jodee Screenwriter

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    I maintain a "master" list of unreleased titles over at DVD Talk. The list is over 2000 titles and growing. I take off titles as they are released, but new ones get suggested all the time.
    Here's a link if you want to check it out:
    http://www.dvdtalk.com/forum/showthr...hreadid=152836
     
  3. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

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    From a strictly mathematical perspective my list has to wane as more and more titles are being released. However, until the back catalogs are mined much more deeply my want list is still quite long.
    Still waiting for more Preston Sturges, the films of Ernst Lubitsch, silent classics such as Murnau's Sunrise, a vast number of classic film noir releases ( including more films from Fritz Lang, Jules Dassin, & Robert Siodmak ), more Bogart, more John Ford, more WWII films, the titles in the RKO library, more Marx Brothers, more foreign classics, more contemporary films such as Branaugh's Hamlet, more Disney animation, and so on. Do you see a trend? [​IMG]
    While I'm happy to see the release of so many popular titles, my want list is still quite comprehensive.
    - Walter.
     
  4. PhilipG

    PhilipG Cinematographer

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    I thought the same thing last year. What happened? I bought way more DVDs this year. The fact is that my love of movies is getting greater, and my tastes are expanding to new genres (I'll probably start the noir offensive next year!).
    Bottom line is: yes, there are fewer "major" releases coming, but a lot of the forthcoming "minor" releases interest me just as much.
    And let's not forget that TV on DVD still hasn't really arrived in full force yet.
     
  5. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    Obviously my list is getting shorter, but there are hundreds of titles that are still not out on DVD that I want to buy. For example; I own over 700 titles on laserdisc that have yet to be released on DVD.

    If your tastes run strictly for mainstream American films released over the past 20 years, then yes, the list is getting very small.
     
  6. Rob Tomlin

    Rob Tomlin Producer

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    Yes, my list is getting smaller. But, there is still substantial progress that can be made. Where are the DVD's of Scorsese's After Hours, Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, The Last Waltzand King of Comedy???
     
  7. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    While there are many titles I'd like to see released, I do have a list of personal favorites that have yet to show up on dvd: Santa Sangre, The Ninth Configuration, The Reflecting Skin, Voyager, and Men with Guns to name just a few...
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    I still have a list of 210 films I want that are not yet on dvd. I won't bore you with the whole thing, here's just a random sampling of a few:

    The Thin Man

    The African Queen

    To Catch a Thief

    Kiss Me, Stupid

    To Have & Have Not

    The Long, Long Trailer

    My Darling, Clementine

    Out of the Past

    Top Hat

    Duel

    Easter Parade

    High Sierra

    Meet Me In St. Louis

    Fun With Dick & Jane

    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

    Silver Streak

    Up In Arms

    Man's Favorite Sport

    What's Up Doc?

    How To Murder Your Wife

    The Money Pit

    Ice Station Zebra

    Darby O'Gill & the Little People

    and lots more
     
  9. Jeff_A

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  10. Brian-W

    Brian-W Screenwriter

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    My list hasn't shrank since NO studio in their right mind would release the crappola I want and collect:
    • Hamburger: The Motion Picture
    • Hunk
    • Tiger Town
    • Hardbodies
    • License to Drive
    • El Norte
    • Amazing Stories series
    • Further Adventures of Tenessee Buck
    • Secret Admirer
    • Back to the Beach
    • Cloak and Dagger
    • World's Greatest Athelete
    • Lt. Robin Crusoe U.S.N
    • What's Happening (complete television series)
    That's for starters... But I did get Flesh Gordon and Dolemite, and soon Disco Godfather, so I'm not miserable...
    -Brian
     
  11. Deepak Shenoy

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    My want list is growing almost at the same rate as my collection ! That is because I keep discovering catalog titles faster than studios are releasing them. I started my collection in late 1997 with a very limited knowledge of movies and a few mainstream action movies on my want list such as Face/Off, Broken Arrow, True Lies, Die Hard, Clear and Present Danger, etc (which ironically are all out on DVD now - and I didn't find any of them worth keeping in my collection). I have come a long way since then - discovering hundreds of wonderful classic movies, foreign movies, and movies from genres such as Musicals, Westerns, Film-Noir etc that I had never explored before. I pick up DVDs at the rate of 1-2 per week, and on the average discover an equal number of hidden gems (at least hidden from me) per week on TCM, AMC, Sundance or IFC. I have to give credit to the hobby of collecting DVDs, and HTF for helping me discover the wonderful world of movies. I don't ever see my want list dwindling down to a handful of titles and that is what makes this hobby so much fun. It is like a moving target you can never reach.
     
  12. MatthewA

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    Brian, you're not the only one who would buy What's Happening on DVD. But Columbia owns it and their head's in the sand.
     
  13. Nathan_R

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    I noticed this as well, as I've just started to buy everything on the AFI Top 100 list. Of course, it's not complete, but compared to the AFI List as referenced in last year's Widescreen Review's Ultimate DVD Guide, the future is looking bright. [​IMG]
    ~~Nathan
     
  14. Jay_Sharp

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    While my list has grown smaller, I'm still frustrated that the following BIG titles haven't been released.

    Batman SE

    Batman Returns SE

    BTAS (full season)

    Batman Beyond (full season)

    Coppola's Dracula SE

    Legend SE

    Not sure if I believe Warner's on the Batman releases.
     
  15. Matt Butler

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    I still wont rest untill Experiment in Terror is released on DVD Damnit!!
     
  16. Tom-G

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    I'm anxiously awaiting the Batman SE and the Batman Returns SE, but I'm more anxious about the GoodFellas SE. Can't wait for that one.

    I wish Criterion would release GoodFellas.
     
  17. Dave H

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    I hear ya about Goodfellas, Tom. This movie is just begging for a re-release.

    Batman: SE would be very nice too.
     
  18. Maurice McCone

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    Just two that I am eagerly waiting on...
    Where Eagles Dare
    Zulu (done properly that this)
    ..First time poster..long time reader.[​IMG]
     
  19. JamesHromadka

    JamesHromadka Stunt Coordinator

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    The title I want the most is North to Alaska. Surely I can't be the only John Wayne fan to own a DVD player?
     

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