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Missing United Artists Classics

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Oct 19, 2019.

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  1. Bob Furmanek

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    Riders-WS4.

    Put me down for RIDERS TO THE STARS; the first widescreen science-fiction film!

    Riders. Riders-WS-16-of-16.
     
  2. Billy Batson

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    Yes, The Music Lovers. I'm surprised that it hasn't had a Blu-ray release yet.
     
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    Never heard of it. Instantly sold.
     
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    Bandido is no classic but it is a United Artists film and it was directed by Richard Fleischer and it did star Robert Mitchum, Gilbert Roland and Zachary Scott with Ursula Thiess (aka Mrs. Robert Taylor) as the female lead. I love the film and I want a high quality Blu-ray disc!
     
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    I don't remember every seeing that movie.
     
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    Janus/Criterion have had the rights to Two English Girls for some time now.
     
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    When The Music Lovers arrives on blu ray I hope that the releasing Co gets a hold of the original British Roadshow version with Overture and Entr'acte as well as full 5.1 sound.
     
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    My most wanted on blu from the United Artists catalog for the period 1948-1966 (my favorite movie period):

    Without Honor (1949) Laraine Day, Franchot Tone, Agnes Moorehead.
    First Legion (1951) Charles Boyer, Barbara Rush. (directed by Douglas Sirk)
    Mutiny (1952) Angela Lansbury, Mark Stevens. (needs to be rescued from public domain)
    Bwana Devil (1953) Robert Stack, Barbara Britton.
    Raiders Of The Seven Seas (1953) John Payne, Donna Reed.
    Act Of Love (1954) Kirk Douglas, Dany Robin.
    Apache (1954) Burt Lancaster, Jean Peters.
    Riders To The Stars (1954) Martha Hyer, William Lundigan, Herbert Marshall.
    Gentlemen Marry Brunettes (1955) Jane Russell, Jeanne Crain.
    Summertime (1955) Katharine Hepburn, Rossano Brazzi (yes I know there are Japanese and German blu rays but neither in the correct wide screen ratio)
    Ambassador's Daughter (1956) Olivia De Havilland, Myrna Loy, John Forsythe.
    Bandido (1956) Robert Mitchum, Gilbert Roland.
    Comanche (1956) Dana Andrews, Linda Cristal.
    Flight To Hong Kong (1956) Rory Calhoun, Barbara Rush.
    Johnny Concho (1956) Frank Sinatra, Phyllis Kirk.
    The Sharkfighters (1956) Victor Mature, Karen Steele.
    Baby Face Nelson Mickey Rooney, Carolyn Jones.
    Bachelor Party
    (1957) Don Murray, Carolyn Jones (in an Oscar nominated performance).
    Drango
    (1957) Jeff Chandler, Joanne Dru, Julie London.
    Monte Carlo Story (1957) Marlene Dietrich, Vittorio De Sica.
    Halliday Brand (1957) Joseph Cotten, Viveca Lindfors.
    Spring Reunion (1957) Betty Hutton, Dana Andrews.
    Trooper Hook (1957) Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea.
    Valerie (1957) Sterling Hayden, Anita Ekberg.
    Lonelyhearts (1957) Mongomery Clift, Robert Ryan, Myrna Loy, Maureen Stapleton (in an Oscar nominated performance).
    Happy Anniversary (1959) David Niven, Mitzi Gaynor.
    Naked Maja (1959) Ava Gardner, Anthony Franciosa.
    Shake Hands With The Devil (1959) James Cagney, Dana Wynter, Don Murray, Glynis Johns.
    Never On Sunday (1959) Melina Mercouri.
    By Love Possessed (1961) Lana Turner, Jason Robards, Susan Kohner.
    Goodbye Again (1961) Ingrid Bergman, Anthony Perkins, Yves Montand.
    Last Time I Saw Archie (1961) Robert Mitchum, Martha Hyer, France Nuyen.
    Naked Edge (1961) Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr.
    Season Of Passion (1961) Anne Baxter, John Mills, Angela Lansbury.
    X-15 (1961) Mary Tyler Moore, Charles Bronson, Patricia Owens.
    Jessica (1962) Angie Dickinson, Maurice Chevalier.
    The Caretakers (1963) Robert Stack, Joan Crawford, Polly Bergen.
    Stolen Hours (1963) Susan Hayward, Diane Baker.
    Toys In The Attic (1963) Dean Martin, Geraldine Page, Wendy Hiller.
    For Those Who Think Young (1964) Pamela Tiffin, James Darren, Tina Louise.
    Seventh Dawn (1964) William Holden, Capucine, Susannah York.
    Mister Moses (1965) Robert Mitchum, Carroll Baker.
    Rage To Live (1965) Suzanne Pleshette, Ben Gazzara, Bradford Dillman.
    Mademoiselle (1966) Jeanne Moreau.
     
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    As seems to be always the case, I love just about every title on your list. I was thinking about Jessica yesterday after seeing a still on eBay. Directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Angie Dickinson with Sylva Koscina in a small supporting role, a Blu-ray disc of this film would be ideal for me!
     
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    It's a really good, low-brow action movie severely weakened by two or three totally idiotic moments. For example. at one point Robert Mitchum is forced to change his plans and he needs to jump off a train in the Mexican desert where of course he will be stranded and alone. He does so and just at that moment a group of strangers on horseback ride by with a spare horse (!!!) and they give the horse to him!

    The screenplay delineates the main characters very well and Ursula Thiess's performance as the wife of the Zachary Scott is particularly interesting. Every time I see this film, I think it's a pity she didn't have a bigger career.
     
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    Some relative obscurities for the list:

    Danger Route ('67), Matchless ('67), Third of a Man ('62), Flight That Disappeared ('61), When the Clock Strikes ('61), Dead to the World ('61), The Pusher ('60), Transatlantic ('60), The Lost Missile ('58), Wink of an Eye ('58), The Flame Barrier ('58), Man on the Prowl ('57; released on a muddy Alpha Video print; would be nice to see a better copy); The Long Wait ('54), Dragon's Gold ('54)

    -- and of course I, The Jury ('53) and Bwana Devil ('52) -- in 3D! If not, don't bother... (I know... keep dreamin' ...)
     
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    UA hasn't owned I THE JURY in decades.

    My history with preserving this film dates back over 20 years to when I presented the UK 3-D premiere on July 27, 1999 - it opened flat in 1953 - with Mickey Spillane in person. (http://www.3dfilmarchive.com/home/history-of-the-archive)

    Mickey-Spillane.web.

    After a lengthy negotiation with the copyright holder, we finally had a restoration contract on the table in August 2017. Our game plan was to premiere at the TCM festival in 2018 and release a 3-D Blu-ray concurrently.

    There's quite an ugly backstory as to why this film is not on 3-D Blu-ray today. I'm pleased to say the person who lied and stole the project from under us has recently been fired.

    Depending how things play out over the next few months, the complete story with documentation will eventually be told...
     
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    Young Bob! And Justice is served! May the ugly story surface one day so we can get the 3D release of I, the Jury. It's such a good film in 3D!
     
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    Yes, of course I invoked I, The Jury in a generic sense as a UA release (if not a UA possession) ... and to voice my ongoing hope that something may someday, somehow happen there.

    And to your last point (above), here's hoping not only that the story will eventually be told.... but that a 3D blu ray will eventually be sold... :)
     
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    The Scarf (1951)
    Bwana Devil (1952)
    Park Row (1952)
    The Twonky (1953)
    War Paint (1953)
    Riders to the Stars (1954)
    Bandido! (1956)
    Run for the Sun (1956)
    Trooper Hook (1957)
    The Flame Barrier (1958)
    The Lost Missile (1958)
    The Last Time I Saw Archie (1961)
    My Son, the Hero (1962)
    The 7th Dawn (1964)
    Masquerade (1965)
    Danger Route (1967)
    Operation Kid Brother (1967)
    I Start Counting (1969)
    Sharks' Treasure (1975)
    Smile (1975)
     
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    Yup, The 7th Dawn, I remember enjoying that at the cinema, I think I've only seen it once on TV.
     
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    Summertime (1955) and The Alamo (1960) for me Please !
     
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    "The Defiant Ones"- my guess is that Criterion has this, since neither TT nor Kino put it out
     
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    It's been released in Germany & the UK (Eureka).
     
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    If your player is able to play Region B discs then the Eureka Blu-ray is rather cheap as I just watched it earlier this month.
     

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