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Dick

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Missing in action are three major titles:
THE NAKED SPUR (James Stewart, MGM - owned by Warner)
THE NAKED PREY (Cornel Wilde, Paramount)
THE NAKED JUNGLE (Charlton Heston, also Paramount)
Sure would love to see these on DVD.
 

Dave B Ferris

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I am also eagerly awaiting the eventual release of 'The Naked Spur', plus another Anthony Mann classic, 'Man of the West'.

'Spur' would complete the availability of the Mann/Stewart
westerns from the 50's, joining 'The Man From Laramie', Bend of the River, 'Winchester 73', and 'The Far Country'.

Then we would still need Columbia to get moving with as many Boetticher/Scott as possible (I believe there should be seven).
 

Randy A Salas

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I asked Paramount recently about The Naked Prey--also one of my favorites--but the response was not conclusive: If the studio still owns it (the VHS is from Paramount), I was told, it might eventually come out on DVD.

:confused:

In other words, it's not really on the studio's radar. But as Paramount runs out of A-list titles to release on DVD, The Naked Prey's number should eventually come up.

AMC used to show this in a widescreen presentation--back when that network used to do such things. I'll just stick to a VHS I recorded of that and bide my time.
 

Steve...O

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Please don't forget "The Nude Bomb" or the rest of "The Naked City" episodes.

Steve
 

Peter M Fitzgerald

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Oh man, do I want THE NAKED SPUR (1953), THE NAKED JUNGLE (1954, how about with the old-time radio ESCAPE episode, "Leiningen Vs. the Ants", as an audio extra?) and especially THE NAKED PREY (1966) on legit DVD!

I'd also like to see Universal's film noir NAKED ALIBI (1954, with Sterling Hayden and Gloria Graham), and Warner's RKO 'Scope World War 2 epic, THE NAKED & THE DEAD (1958), released on R1 DVD in the near future.

AMC used to show this in a widescreen presentation--back when that network used to do such things.
Oddly, when AMC used to air THE NAKED PREY in widescreen, the opening and end credits were in Pan & Scan.
 

Mark_TS

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Yes! Mike Leigh's NAKED is a near masterpiece!

this needs to be on DVD! funny as hell.
 

Gordon McMurphy

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The Naked Prey is great. Fools may consider it politically uncorrect today, no doubt. I'd love to see a DVD of this.

I'd also love to see Warner release Cornel Wilde's gleefully depressing, No Blade of Grass. Great companion piece for Soylent Green. Wilde's imaginative, underappreciated WWII gem, Beach Red was released on DVD recently with a decent transfer.

Yup, count me in for The Naked Prey.
 

Peter M Fitzgerald

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Beyond my previous plea for THE NAKED PREY, count me in also for an R1 dvd of NO BLADE OF GRASS (1970). Though it's a rather ham-fisted entry in the early 1970s eco-doomsday film sweepstakes, it eventually becomes a sort of proto-MAD MAX flick. Plus, when TCM ran it recently in widescreen, it was an edited-for-TV print. I'd like to see the full theatrical cut. Warner controls the film these days.

I'd also like to own a few other Cornel Wilde-directed films not yet available on R1 dvd:

STORM FEAR (1955) MGM/Sony
SWORD OF LANCELOT (1963, OAR 2.35:1 Panavision) Universal
SHARKS' TREASURE (1975, OAR 1.85:1) MGM/Sony
 

ScottFH

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Definitely!!!!!!!

"THE NAKED PREY" done OAR on DVD would be a no-brainer/automatic purchase for me!!!!!

RE: Cornel Wilde, how's about "ROAD HOUSE" w. Ida Lupino and Richard Widmark???
 

Peter M Fitzgerald

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ROAD HOUSE (1948) is one of my most wanted noir films on R1 DVD. Though I'm pleased with the titles Fox is putting out in their ongoing "Film Noir Classics" DVD series, I sure wish ROAD HOUSE would be earlier in the release line-up, though I have little doubt it'll be announced for sometime in 2006 (and I also hope the same will be true for the non-Wilde flicks, FOURTEEN HOURS (1951) and CRY OF THE CITY (1948)*). It's one of the major noir films in Fox's catalog.

* Though I recently heard an online rumor, from a pretty good source, that we may see Fox's CRY OF THE CITY relatively soon, via Criterion.
 

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