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My Universal Wish List From the Kino Deal

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Dick, Aug 5, 2018.

  1. Dick

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    If you hate lists, please move on rather than simply criticizing this one. Thanks.

    Now that Kino has told us there are 100 films in their new Universal deal, I have pulled that studio's titles from my wist list and am replicating it below. Obviously, those in the spirit of this kind of post are encouraged to add to it. There are several pre-1949 Paramount titles which I assume Universal now owns. List does not include silent films.

    Abbott and Costello: HOLD THAT GHOST; TIME OF THEIR LIVES; MEET DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE; BUCK PRIVATES COME HOME; MEET THE KILLER; RIDE 'EM COWBOY

    W.C. Fields: THE BANK DICK; NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK; IT'S A GIFT...basically, all the Paramounts, perhaps as a box set?

    All unreleased (domestically on Blu-ray) Paramount Preston Sturges films.

    AFFLICTION
    ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES
    ANNE OF THE THOUSAND DAYS
    ARABESQUE
    BEAU GESTE
    BEND OF THE RIVER (with Technicolor registration issues corrected)
    BIG CLOCK, THE
    BIX FIX, THE
    BLUE COLLAR
    BRAVE ONE, THE
    CAPTAIN NEWMAN, M.D.
    CAT AND THE CANARY (Bob Hope, Paramount)
    CAT CREEPS, THE (1930)
    CHALK GARDEN, THE
    COUNSELLOR [sic] AT LAW
    CRISS CROSS
    CROOKLYN
    DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
    DR. CYCLOPS
    FAR COUNTRY, THE
    FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO
    FLOWER DRUM SONG
    GHOST BREAKERS, THE
    GLASS WEB, THE (3D)
    GOING MY WAY
    GREAT NORTHFIELD MINNESOTA RAID, THE
    GREAT WALDO PEPPER, THE
    HEIRESS, THE
    ICEMAN
    INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN, THE
    IPCRESS FILE, THE
    ISADORA (aka THE LIVES OF ISODORA)
    LAND UNKNOWN, THE
    MAN OF A THOUSAND FACES
    MAN ON THE MOON
    MAN WITHOUT A STAR, THE
    MARY, QUEEN OF SCOTS
    MILAGRO BEANFIELD WAR, THE
    MIRAGE
    MONOLITH MONSTERS, THE
    MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932)
    NIGHT PASSAGE
    ONE HUNDRED MEN AND A GIRL
    PARADISE ALLEY
    PRIMARY COLORS
    RAVEN, THE (1935)
    RESURRECTION (1980)
    ROAD TO MOROCCO, THE
    ROAD TO ZANZIBAR, THE
    SHENANDOAH
    SHOWBOAT (1936)
    SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE
    SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE
    SUSPECT, THE (1944)
    SWASHBUCKLER
    SWEET CHARITY
    TARANTULA
    TAZA, SON OF COCHISE (3D)
    THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
    THIS GUN FOR HIRE
    THIS ISLAND EARTH
    THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
    THREE SMART GIRLS
    UGLY AMERICAN, THE
    UNDERTOW
    WAKE ISLAND
    WAR LORD, THE
    WEB, THE
    WINCHESTER '73
    WINGS OF THE HAWK (3D)
     
  2. ahollis

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    Great list and almost every title would be a buy for me. Except Warner owns Show Boat (1936) due that MGM purchased it from Universal when they decided to make their version.
     
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    I'm relatively easy to please- Lost Highway and any Universal horror or mystery movie.
     
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    Also to be mentioned, Kino has already confirmed that they did NOT get any Abbott and Costello movies. Also, as the previous poster mentioned, Warner owns the 1936 Showboat, so it would not be included in this deal (and it's also rumored as a potential release from Criterion, since WAC has released the movie on DVD a few years back, which is now OOP, which, with WAC, only happens for movies that are either given new transfers, or that they lose the rights to, or that are licensed out to somebody else).
     
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    As far as my own wish list is concerned, I'm hoping specifically for Blue Skies (1946) and The Major and The Minor. After that, it's mainly any movies featuring Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, or maybe some George Burns and Gracie Allen (heck, I'm hoping that some of the unreleased movies for any of them, particularly the 1936 Anything Goes, are included in the deal).
     
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    Great list...add to that the winner of 2 Academy Awards... Best Supporting Actress and Best Screenplay....MELVIN AND HOWARD.
     
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    Yes, thanks.
     
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    Would like SAME TIME NEXT YEAR----MAN ON THE MOON and a TODD-AO transfer of AIRPORT:)
     
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    It will be interesting to see what Kino will release. Whatever is not on Kino's list looks to be with Shout Factory. Aside from the MOD titles lately, it looks like Universal is looking to ease out of catalog title releases like the rest of the studios.
     
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    The Great Imposter
    Change Of Habit
    Loving You
    Both Cat Creeps on one disc .
    The "Captive Wild Woman" trilogy
    Inner Sanctum films
    Man Made Monster
    Any "Shock Theater" films not already on BD.
     
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    Nice list. Unfortunately, THE CAT CREEPS (1930) is lost.

    There are any number of things I'd hope for; most, I suppose, were produced by Paramount (1930s titles). In addition to the Fields and Mae West films, I'd like more Lubitsch, DeMille, etc. I'm hoping that DESIRE is on the list; seems like a good possibility for that one.

    There are some obscure Universal goodies such as THE ROAD BACK and NIGHT LIFE OF THE GODS that I'd love to latch onto.
     
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    Here are a few of the films I'd like to see Kino (or someone) release on Bluray.

    The Smiling Lieutenant
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
    Love Me Tonight
    Trouble in Paradise
    Three Smart Girls
    100 Men and a Girl
    The Cat and the Canary
    The Ghost Breakers
    Road to Singapore
    Road to Morocco
    Road to Zanzibar
    Road to Utopia
    Destry Rides Again
    Midnight
    Shepherd of the Hills
    The Major and the Minor
    My Favorite Blonde
    Going My Way
    The Miracle of Morgan's Creek
    Murder, He Says
    The Big Clock
    Night Has a Thousand Eyes
    Sorry, Wrong Number

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    Universal lost the rights to those last two titles, so deals would have to be made elsewhere (though presumably they still have the elements).

    Mike S.
     
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    While others are wishing for the usual suspects, movies that have already been released on DVD or blu ray (either here or Region 2), I'm hoping for titles that have never seen the light of day and making their debut on any disc format (excluding bootlegs of course):

    Bedtime Story (1964) Marlon Brando, Shirley Jones
    Bright Victory (1952) Arthur Kennedy, Julie Adams.
    Bus Riley's Back In Town (1965) Ann-Margret, Michael Parks
    Congo Crossing
    (1956) Virginia Mayo, Peter Lorre
    Curucu Beast Of The Amazon (1956) Beverly Garland, John Bromfield
    Desert Legion (1953)
    Alan Ladd, Arlene Dahl
    Don't Just Stand There (1968) Robert Wagner, Glynis Johns
    Everything But The Truth (1956) Maureen O'Hara, John Forsythe
    Four Girls In Town
    (1957) George Nader, Elsa Martinelli
    Foxfire (1955) Jane Russell, Jeff Chandler
    Hell With Heroes (1968) Rod Taylor, Claudia Cardinale
    I'd Rather Be Rich (1964) Sandra Dee, Maurice Chevalier
    It Happens Every Thursday (1953)
    Loretta Young, John Forsythe
    Kelly And Me (1957) Van Johnson, Piper Laurie
    Kiss Of Fire
    (1955) Jack Palance, Barbara Rush
    Man Could Get Killed (1966) James Garner, Melina Mercouri
    Moment To Moment (1966) Jean Seberg, Honor Blackman
    Nelson Affair (1973)
    Glenda Jackson, Peter Finch
    Public Eye (1972)
    Mia Farrow, Topol.
    Raw Wind In Eden (1958) Esther Williams, Jeff Chandler
    Red Sky At Morning (1970)
    Richard Crenna, Claire Bloom
    Second Greatest Sex (1955) Jeanne Crain, George Nader
    Shrike (1955) June Allyson, Jose Ferrer
    Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
    (1957) Richard Egan, Jan Sterling
    So This Is Paris (1955) Tony Curtis, Gloria DeHaven
    Stranger In My Arms (1958) June Allyson, Sandra Dee
    Take Me To Town (1953) Ann Sheridan, Sterling Hayden
    Tattered Dress (1957) Jeff Chandler, Jeanne Crain
    Three Into Two Won't Go (1969) Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom
    Toy Tiger
    (1956) Jeff Chandler, Laraine Day
    Twilight Of The Gods (1958) Rock Hudson, Cyd Charisse
    Voice In The Mirror
    (1958) Walter Matthau, Julie London
    What's So Bad About Feeling Good (1968) George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore
     
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    Dick

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    Yeah...I enjoyed SLAUGHTER ON TENTH AVENUE (and love the Richard Rodger's score) and would agree this would be a welcome Blu-ray. And anything with Rod Taylor or Barbara Rush would at least be worth a rent for me.
     
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    Man on the Moon
    Melvin and Howard
    The Smiling Lieutenant
    (It's with Criterion)
    One Hour With You (It's with Criterion)
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Only if it's the Fredrich March Version)
    Three Smart Girls (They didn't get any Deanna Durbin Films)
    100 Men and a Girl (They didn't get any Deanna Durbin Films)
    Road to Singapore
    Road to Morocco
    Road to Zanzibar
    Road to Utopia
    Going My Way
    Wake Island
    Anne of the Thousand Days
    Ruggles of Red Gap
    The Love Parade
    (It's with Criterion)
     
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    ALI BABA AND THE 40 THIEVES w/Maria Montez & Jon Hall paired with SWORD OF ALI BABA W/Peter Mann & Jocelyn Lane (Virtually the same movie...fascinating look at a remake made up from tons of stock footage of the original)
    BLACK BART w/Dan Duryea & Yvonne DeCarlo paired with 1967's RIDE TO HANGMAN'S TREE w/Jack Lord & Melodie Johnson (another exercise in stock footage usage)
    DID YOU HEAR THE ONE ABOUT THE TRAVELING SALESLADY? w/Phyllis Diller, Bob Denver & Joe Flynn
    P.J. w/George Peppard & Raymond Burr
    WHAT'S SO BAD ABOUT FEELING GOOD? w/Mary Tyler Moore & George Peppard
    TEXAS ACROSS THE RIVER w/Dean Martin & Alain Delon
    THE HELL WITH HEROES w/Rod Taylor & Claudia Cardinale

    Can you tell I saw a lot of Universal films at the drive-in in the '60s?
     
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    A film I saw years ago, and I don't think was ever realeased on any video format, and that's "The Great Man", directed by and starring Jose Ferrer. Made in 1957, it's a great companion to two other films from that year which exposed the reality behind media figures, "A Face in the Crowd" and "The Sweet Smell of Success"
     
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    Bedtime Story is great, I remember enjoying it at the cinema & I saw it the other month on YouTube, so Brando could do comedy! It's odd how this film has disappeared (how many people know that Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake?). Anyway, I'm interested in all those old Paramount films, all those Bob Hope comedies, all those DeMille films.
     
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    I’m happy to see any of the films released in the deal. But if I had to pick a top ten:

    All Night Long
    Anne of the Thousand Days
    Flower Drum Song
    Gambit
    Madame Sousatzka
    Mary Queen of Scots
    Midnight Lace
    Raggedy Man
    Sweet Charity
    Thoroughly Modern Millie
     
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