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Well, I haven't seen it since its original first run release and that was 52 years ago! But based on my movie going memory, it was a weak comedy adventure. James Garner has gone on record as disliking it. If you enjoyed The Secret War Of Harry Frigg (I didn't) then you might enjoy this. They were both typical of the "comedies" Universal was churning out around this time.
 

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A MAN COULD GET KILLED would be great! How many people know that instrumental of "Strangers in the Night" was written for this film?

Oops. Then that might be a problem. Music rights are among the biggest hurdles to home-video releases. Rights to "Temptation" have singlehandedly stymied a release of the Universal 1953 title The Glass Web.

If I'm misreading this situation, then that's fine; I too would love to see a blu ray of this.... but I have my suspicions....
 

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Body Slam (1986)
Starring Dirk Benedict, Tanya Roberts, Roddy Piper, Lou Albano, Barry Gordon, Charles Nelson Reilly, Billy Barty, John Astin & John Fujioka – Shot by Michael Shea (Devil Times Five) – Directed by Hal Needham (Smokey and the Bandit).

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Maybe a little more 60s action with James Garner's A Man Could Get Killed. That would fit nicely .

If my memory serves me correctly, KL was asked about A Man Could Get Killed some time ago and replied that the title was not available to them. He didn't elaborate.
 

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If my memory serves me correctly, KL was asked about A Man Could Get Killed some time ago and replied that the title was not available to them. He didn't elaborate.
Me too. That along with several other Universal titles from that general time period. We can always hope.
 

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In addition to suspense-adventure-drama offerings (HOUSE OF CARDS, THE HELL WITH HEROES), there are comedies (COME SEPTEMBER, THAT FUNNY FEELING, ROSIE!, A VERY SPECIAL FAVOR), westerns (THE LAST SUNSET), outdoor dramas (THE SPIRAL ROAD), personal stories (THE PAD AND HOW TO USE IT), family entertainments (ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS, THE TRUTH ABOUT SPRING), theatrical movies recycled from TV productions (SERGEANT RYKER, THE MOVIE MAKER, THREE GUNS FOR TEXAS, TAMMY AND THE MILLIONAIRE), and a ton of quality made-for-tv movies (THE BORGIA STICK, THE UFO INCIDENT, COMPANIONS IN NIGHTMARE). So yes indeed, there are many, many Universal movies still out there waiting for a Blu-ray release, not to mention several cult classic TV series (THRILLER, NIGHT GALLERY, KOLCHAK).
 

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In addition to suspense-adventure-drama offerings (HOUSE OF CARDS, THE HELL WITH HEROES), there are comedies (COME SEPTEMBER, THAT FUNNY FEELING, ROSIE!, A VERY SPECIAL FAVOR), westerns (THE LAST SUNSET), outdoor dramas (THE SPIRAL ROAD), personal stories (THE PAD AND HOW TO USE IT), family entertainments (ISLAND OF THE BLUE DOLPHINS, THE TRUTH ABOUT SPRING), theatrical movies recycled from TV productions (SERGEANT RYKER, THE MOVIE MAKER, THREE GUNS FOR TEXAS, TAMMY AND THE MILLIONAIRE), and a ton of quality made-for-tv movies (THE BORGIA STICK, THE UFO INCIDENT, COMPANIONS IN NIGHTMARE). So yes indeed, there are many, many Universal movies still out there waiting for a Blu-ray release, not to mention several cult classic TV series (THRILLER, NIGHT GALLERY, KOLCHAK).
Here's some other Universal titles of the 60's to add. (I looked up the list of films I saw at my local drive-in. Universal sure churned 'em out back then.

A LOVELY WAY TO DIE - Kirk Douglas
ANGEL IN MY POCKET - Andy Griffith
THE BRASS BOTTLE - Tony Randall
BUS RILEY'S BACK IN TOWN - Ann-Margret
THE COCKEYED COWBOYS OF CALICO COUNTY - Dan Blocker
DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER - Richard Widmark
DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY ? - Phyllis Diller
FLUFFY - Tony Randall
FOR LOVE OR MONEY - Kirk Douglas
I'D RATHER BE RICH - Sandra Dee
OUT OF SIGHT - Jonathan Daly (beach party/spy spoof with Gary Lewis, The Turtles, Freddie and the Dreamers & others)
THE PLAINSMAN - Don Murray (remake of 1936 Gary Cooper western)
THE RAIDERS - Robert Culp
RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE - Jack Lord
ROMANOFF AND JULIET - Peter Ustinov
SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND (a Hammer film that's a sequel to THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND)
SIX BLACK HORSES - Audie Murphy (just one of many westerns Murphy continued to make for Universal in the '60s)
SKULLDUGGERY - Burt Reynolds
TAGGART - Dan Duryea, Tony Young
VALLEY OF MYSTERY - Richard Egan, Peter Graves
WILD AND WONDERFUL - Tony Curtis
 

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Here's some other Universal titles of the 60's to add. (I looked up the list of films I saw at my local drive-in. Universal sure churned 'em out back then.

A LOVELY WAY TO DIE - Kirk Douglas
ANGEL IN MY POCKET - Andy Griffith
THE BRASS BOTTLE - Tony Randall
BUS RILEY'S BACK IN TOWN - Ann-Margret
THE COCKEYED COWBOYS OF CALICO COUNTY - Dan Blocker
DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER - Richard Widmark
DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY ? - Phyllis Diller
FLUFFY - Tony Randall
FOR LOVE OR MONEY - Kirk Douglas
I'D RATHER BE RICH - Sandra Dee
OUT OF SIGHT - Jonathan Daly (beach party/spy spoof with Gary Lewis, The Turtles, Freddie and the Dreamers & others)
THE PLAINSMAN - Don Murray (remake of 1936 Gary Cooper western)
THE RAIDERS - Robert Culp
RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE - Jack Lord
ROMANOFF AND JULIET - Peter Ustinov
SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND (a Hammer film that's a sequel to THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND)
SIX BLACK HORSES - Audie Murphy (just one of many westerns Murphy continued to make for Universal in the '60s)
SKULLDUGGERY - Burt Reynolds
TAGGART - Dan Duryea, Tony Young
VALLEY OF MYSTERY - Richard Egan, Peter Graves
WILD AND WONDERFUL - Tony Curtis
And Wild, Wild Winter and The Lively Set.
 

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Here's some other Universal titles of the 60's to add. (I looked up the list of films I saw at my local drive-in. Universal sure churned 'em out back then.

A LOVELY WAY TO DIE - Kirk Douglas
ANGEL IN MY POCKET - Andy Griffith
THE BRASS BOTTLE - Tony Randall
BUS RILEY'S BACK IN TOWN - Ann-Margret
THE COCKEYED COWBOYS OF CALICO COUNTY - Dan Blocker
DEATH OF A GUNFIGHTER - Richard Widmark
DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY ? - Phyllis Diller
FLUFFY - Tony Randall
FOR LOVE OR MONEY - Kirk Douglas
I'D RATHER BE RICH - Sandra Dee
OUT OF SIGHT - Jonathan Daly (beach party/spy spoof with Gary Lewis, The Turtles, Freddie and the Dreamers & others)
THE PLAINSMAN - Don Murray (remake of 1936 Gary Cooper western)
THE RAIDERS - Robert Culp
RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE - Jack Lord
ROMANOFF AND JULIET - Peter Ustinov
SECRET OF BLOOD ISLAND (a Hammer film that's a sequel to THE CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND)
SIX BLACK HORSES - Audie Murphy (just one of many westerns Murphy continued to make for Universal in the '60s)
SKULLDUGGERY - Burt Reynolds
TAGGART - Dan Duryea, Tony Young
VALLEY OF MYSTERY - Richard Egan, Peter Graves
WILD AND WONDERFUL - Tony Curtis

You must have missed the announcement. KL has already announced A Lovely Way To Die as coming next year.
 

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The Pink Jungle (1968) Starring James Garner, Eva Renzi, George Kennedy, Nigel Green, Michael Ansara, George Rose, Fabrizio Mioni & Val Avery – Shot by Russell Metty (Spartacus) – Written by Charles Williams (Dead Calm) – Directed by Delbert Mann (Marty).

Nice! Remember this one fondly from a few TV showings growing up. Looking forward to seeing it again...these '60s spy spoofs are a lot of fun.
 

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Yeah, Universal still has quite a bit in their library, from the '60s, '50s, and TV. We're lucky Kino is open to releasing some of this more obscure stuff.

Fingers crossed that some of those '50s obscurities like The Night Runner and especially Girl in the Kremlin aren't tied up in rights entanglements. I believe they'd sell well.
 
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Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959)
Directed by Bert Stern
Starring: Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk, Chuck Berry

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