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Directors If EVERY film ever made was released on DVD tomorrow, which 10 would you buy?

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Gordon McMurphy, Sep 10, 2003.

  1. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

    Aug 3, 2002
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    I'll have to give that one a think myself, actually! [​IMG]

    TV shows also - everything ever shot on film/video since 1886! [​IMG]

  2. Jeff_HR

    Jeff_HR Producer

    Jun 15, 2001
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    1. Masada Mini-series
    2. North and South Mini-series
    3. Crossing Delancey
    4. Twilight's Last Gleaming
    5. Sybil - uncut
    6. Helter Skelter - uncut
    7. The Adams Chronicles Mini-series
    8. The Incredible Shrinking Man
    9. Hill Street Blues - every season in a box set
    10. St Elsewhere - every season in a box set

    I could name more, but you said 10.
  3. Walter Kittel

    Walter Kittel Producer

    Dec 28, 1998
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    Excluding films that have been announced but haven't streeted my list might look something like this -

    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
    White Heat
    Kiss of Death (1947)
    Pickup on South Street
    Napolean (1927)
    A Night At The Opera
    The Innocents
    Le Samourai
    Night and the City (1950)
    House of Bamboo

    - Walter.
  4. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

    Apr 7, 2000
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    King Kong
    The Naked Spur
    A Matter of Life and Death
    The Palm Beach Story
    Ride the High Country
    Brides of Dracula
    Duck You Sucker
    Dial M For Murder
    Man of the West
    Island of Lost Souls

    Oh, Fuck it

    Bad Day at Black Rock
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue
    Beau Geste '39
    The Black Cat '34
    The Black Swan
    The Body Snatcher
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Broken Arrow '50
    Broken Lance
    Captain Blood
    Charley Varrick
    The Counterfeit Traitor
    The Curse of the Werewolf
    Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde '32
    The Enemy Below
    The Fall of the Roman Empire
    Flesh & Blood
    Foreign Correspondent
    Forty-Ninth Parallel
    Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed
    The Great McGinty
    The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid
    The Gunfighter
    Gunga Din
    Incident at Blood Pass
    The Innocents
    Little Caesar
    Lonely are the Brave
    Major Dundee
    Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
    Mutiny on the Bounty
    My Darling Clementine
    One Million Years B.C. '66
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    Point Blank
    The Public Enemy
    Quick Change
    Red Lion
    The Roaring Twenties
    Samurai Assasin
    Samurai Rebellion
    Schindler's List
    The Sea Hawk
    The Set-Up
    Seven Men From Now
    The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
    Stray Dog
    The Sugarland Express
    Sword of Doom
    The Tall T
    Twins of Evil
    The Village of the Damned '60
    White Heat
    The Wind and the Lion
    The Yakuza
    Zatoichi and the Chess Expert

  5. TimJS

    TimJS Second Unit

    Nov 25, 2001
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    If you didn’t mean to exclude them, I’d be picking up ten ‘lost’ silents, beginning with A Daughter Of The Gods , at least one “Great” Theda Bara film, & several that I’m not sure of the status, something besides Haxan from Benjamin Christensen & an early Asta Nielsen.

    If you mean stuff that could conceivably hit the shelves…

    The Complete Harold Lloyd (oh Yes, hell just froze over-The Lloyd Trust made a deal)
    Duck Soup
    White Heat
    King Kong
    Power And The Glory
    Brighton Rock
    Hotel Terminus
    Harlan County USA
    Eyes On The Prize

    Although this would still mean I couldn't prove there was a lady named Garbo who made films...

  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    As others have pointed out, it depends what you mean by every film 'ever made'.

    Using a very broad definition:

    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (5+ hour original roadshow version)

    Double Indemnity (with gas chamber ending)

    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (with restored gas station scenes from The Killers)

    The Good, the Bad & the Ugly (the restored version that's hopefully coming to dvd someday soon)

    The Sting (OAR)

    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (uncut)

    National Lampoon's Vacation (with cut camel scenes restored)

    Suspicion (with Hitchcock's original ending - not sure if this was ever actually filmed)

    The Godfather films (with cut scenes back in, including never before seen Michael's shotgun revenge scene)

    WKRP in Cincinnati (with all original music)

    From a more traditional meaning of just unreleased movies period:

    Star Wars films

    The African Queen

    Top Hat

    To Be or Not to Be (1942)

    Out of the Past

    The Long, Long Trailer


    Up in Arms

    Mr. Blanding Builds His Dream House

    Silver Streak
  7. Steve Christou

    Steve Christou Long Member

    Apr 25, 2000
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    London, England
    Real Name:
    Steve Christou
    Impossible to list just ten...(not counting imminent releases)

    El Cid
    Battle of the Bulge
    A Bullet in the Head
    Dracula (1979)
    Flesh + Blood
    Fire & Ice (Bakshi)
    Wizards (Bakshi)
    Colossus: The Forbin Project
    Freebie and the Bean
    Howard the Duck
    King Kong (1933)
    Son of Kong
    Mighty Joe Young (1949)
    Duck Soup
    A Night at the Opera
    Horse Feathers
    Monkey Business (1931)
    Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Quo Vadis
    Taras Bulba
    Robinson Crusoe on Mars
    The Skull (1965)
    Dr.Terrors House of Horrors
    The Fearless Vampire Killers
    Twins of Evil
    Vampire Circus
    The Innocents
    Star Wars IV-V-VI
    Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
    Twilight Zone the Movie
    The Wind and the Lion
    Year of the Dragon
  8. Dome Vongvises

    Dome Vongvises Lead Actor

    May 13, 2001
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    Star Wars
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
    Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    Return of the King: EE

    I'll have to think of the other three. [​IMG]
  9. Andrew_Sch

    Andrew_Sch Cinematographer

    Dec 30, 2001
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    -Homicide: Life on the Street (all the seasons not already released)
    -Rocko's Modern Life (funniest cartoon ever, and by far the most underrated)
    -Star Wars Original Trilogy
    -Indy Jones Trilogy (blind purchase)

    Um...that's really all I can think of right now, as I didn't really become a big film fan until we got a DVD player, so almost all of the worthwhile movies I've seen are on DVD already.
  10. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

    May 16, 2001
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    Georgia (the state)
    Real Name:
    Patrick McCart
    Abel Gance's Napoleon: Criterion Collection (5 1/2 hour, post-1981 version with both Carmine Coppola and Carl Davis scores)

    The Thief and the Cobbler, Director's Cut: Criterion Collection (with both the bastardized cut and the reconstructed director's cut)

    The Complete Max Fleischer Popeye (the Warner restorations)

    Speedy (Harold Lloyd, UCLA restoration)

    Pack Up Your Troubles (Laurel & Hardy) (restored version)

    Song of the South (Scott MacQueen's restoration)

    The Complete Paramount Marx Bros. (The Cocoanuts, Monkey Business, Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers, and Duck Soup)

    The Complete W.C. Fields (Running Wild (Paramount), It's A Gift, Mississippi, You Can't Cheat an Honest Man, Never Give A Sucker an Even Break, International House, and others)

    The Sin of Harold Diddlebock (restored edition)
  11. Benjamin.D

    Benjamin.D Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 21, 2003
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    To name a few:

    Star Wars (Original- for the whole trilogy)
    The Empire Strikes Back
    The Return of the Jedi
    Cry Terror! (1958)
    1776 (With all shot footage)
    Box set of short lived ABC series "Timecop" (made in the late 90's)
    The Golden Girls (Season Sets)

    That's what I'd like!!!

  12. Angelo.M

    Angelo.M Producer

    Aug 15, 2002
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    • Raise the Red Lantern
    • The Double Life of Veronique
    • Map of the Human Heart
    • Rattle & Hum (all additional footage added back in)
    • Raiders of the Lost Ark (not the sequels)
    • Blade Runner (director's cut; 5.1 sound)
  13. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

    Feb 26, 2002
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    Without cheating...

    1) El Norte
    2) Star Wars
    3) The Empire Strikes Back
    4) Fanny & Alexander (uncut)
    5) Ikiru
    6) Dial M for Murder
    7) Kids in the Hall (complete series)
    8) A Woman Under the Influence (OAR)
    9) Seinfeld (complete series)
    10) Persona

    Cheating a lot...

    1) El Norte
    2) Star Wars Trilogy mega-box
    3) Kids in the Hall (complete series)
    4) The Complete Ingmar Bergman Collection (Criterion)
    5) The Complete Akira Kurosawa Collection (Criterion)
    6) by Brakhage: Another Anthology (containing everything not on the first anthology)
    7) Seinfeld (complete series)
    8) Criterion's "Unreleased Hitch" box featuring Lifeboat, Dial M for Murder, Suspicion, The Wrong Man, Young and Innocent and Sabotage (and as a bonus, every episode of AH Presents)
    9) A Woman Under the Influence (OAR)
    10) The "Woody Speaks!" box... complete Woody Allen collection, with commentaries

    Cheating a whole lot...

    1) The Complete History of the Moving Image (including everything ever shot on film or video)
  14. Brook K

    Brook K Lead Actor

    Feb 22, 2000
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    Martin, Persona and Fanny and Alexander uncut are available, R2 UK discs.

    Berlin Alexanderplatz
    Ugetsu Monogatari
    The Great McGinty
    The Conformist
    Autumn Tale
    Pickup On South Street
    The Devil Is A Woman
    Never Give A Sucker An Even Break
    I Was Born, But...

    Call it a Baker's top 10.
  15. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

    Feb 26, 2002
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  16. Peter Mazur

    Peter Mazur Second Unit

    May 7, 2001
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    Star Wars - Non SE
    The Empire Strikes Back - Non SE
    Fantasia - Un-edited
    Rock & Rule
    Starchaser: The Legend of Orin
    King Kong
    Allegro Non Troppo
    Just One Of The Guys
    Corvette Summer
    The Flintstones Season sets
  17. johnbr

    johnbr Stunt Coordinator

    Jun 30, 1997
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    King Kong 14 reel cut
    Vovage to the Bottom of the sea Season box Sets
    First Spaceship on Venus uncut
    Captain Blood
    Star Trek Animated box Set
    African Queen
    Against All Flags
    The Deadly Mantis
    Split Second
    All in HDdvd
  18. Anthony Connor

    Anthony Connor Stunt Coordinator

    Dec 8, 1998
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  19. Scott Weinberg

    Scott Weinberg Lead Actor

    Oct 3, 2000
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    I'd like to second some of these choices:

    Flesh + Blood! Wasn't there a Verhoeven set just released recently? How was this not included?? What a great gritty movie this is.

    Fire and Ice (Bakshi) - Oh cool, I'm not the only person in the universe who remembers this one. I'd definitely like to see this one again.

    Silver Streak - Yes! I love this one! The pair's second best flick, after Stir Crazy of course.

    The Incredible Shrinking Man - Would probably be my #1 pick for a DVD release.


    A few of my own picks:

    Scavenger Hunt - Don't you dare laugh. If fans can get Midnight Madness on DVD, then I should be able to get Scavenger Hunt.

    Foul Play - Never seen it in Widescreen. I'd really like to.

    Modern Girls - Anyone? [​IMG]

    The Commitments - It's been released on DVD twice now...and it still isn't available on DVD as far as I'm concerned.

    Mischief - Mmmmmm...Prestonnnnnn

    Night of the Comet - Lotsa people want this one already.

    The Pirate Movie - I can't be the only one.

    Any of the old Peanuts movies would be much appreciated.

    Young Doctors in Love - Considered quite funny by those who remember it. Like me.

    The Front - Just excellent. So damn good.

    Ishtar - So a whole new generation can see that it's not nearly as bad as its reputation dictates.

    Meatballs Part 2 - Me Ted! Meathead! And John Larroquette in a dress.

    Night of the Creeps - [​IMG] A horror freak's dream.

    Noises Off! - Silly and lively slapstick ensemble.

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