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Requests for Universal titles

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Bob Engleman, Dec 9, 2002.

  1. Bob Engleman

    Bob Engleman Stunt Coordinator

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    A trade pub mentioned that the catalogue gate has been opened; I'd be a buyer of the following:

    1.Black Shield of Falworth, The
    2.Mobsters
    3.Sting, The (OAR)
    4.To Hell and Back

    In addition, I'm offering a comment predicated upon 11 yrs. in the video retail business; your moratorium "monster" series would produce far greater profits, IF returned at a more competitive price.

    Bob Engleman
     
  2. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    I'm still waiting for Pufnstuf and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (see my sig!)
     
  3. JohnS

    JohnS Producer

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    Kuffs 16x9 5.1 DTS, Deleted scenes, trailer
    reissue of
    MST3K: Movie
    Matinee
    Amazon Wome on the Moon
     
  4. Dick

    Dick Producer
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    COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER
    INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN
    HOUSE OF DRACULA
    COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT
    PARENTHOOD (OAR)
    ALL UNIVERSAL-RELEASED HAMMER FILMS
    THE RAVEN
    THE BLACK CAT

    I suspect there will be a third "wave" of horror films, perhaps next fall, which will include many of the above.
     
  5. Jay E

    Jay E Cinematographer

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    Beau Geste
    Big Clock, The
    Black Cat, The
    Blonde Venus
    Brides of Dracula
    Cat & the Canary, The (1939)
    Charley Varrick
    Colossus: The Forbin Project
    Creature Walks Among Us
    Criss Cross
    Destry Rides Again
    Double Indemnity
    Easy Living
    Five Graves to Cairo
    Hail the Conquering Hero
    Heiress, The
    Incredible Shrinking Man
    Island of Lost Souls
    It's a Gift
    Midnight
    Ministry of Fear
    Missing
    Monolith Monsters
    Palm Beach Story, The
    Sugarland Express, The
    Tarantula
    This Gun for Hire
    Trouble in Paradise
    Uninvited, The
    Winchester 73
    Wiseblood
     
  6. Bruce Morrison

    Bruce Morrison Supporting Actor

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    Missing
    Taking Off
    Charley Varrick
    Coogan's Bluff
    Schindler's List
    Duel
    The Sugarland Express
    Lonely Are The Brave
     
  7. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Screenwriter

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    Sci-Fi:

    INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
    COLOSSUS THE FORBIN PROJECT (1969)
    THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)
    TARANTULA (1955)
    THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)
    REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955)
    THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US (1957)
    THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957)
    DR. CYCLOPS (1940)
    MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS (1958)
    THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957)
    KING KONG VS. GODZILLA (1962, widescreen edition)
    KING KONG ESCAPES (1968)

    Horror:

    ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933)
    THE BLACK CAT (1934)
    THE RAVEN (1935)
    MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933)
    THE UNINVITED (1944)
    HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)
    BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)
    CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)
    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1962)
    NIGHTMARE (1964)
    PARANOIAC (1963)
    THE NIGHT WALKER (1964)

    Comedy:

    MURDER HE SAYS (1945)
    IF I HAD A MILLION (1932)
    IT'S A GIFT (1934)
    YOU CAN'T CHEAT AN HONEST MAN (1938)
    NEVER GIVE A SUCKER AN EVEN BREAK (1941)
    THE MAN ON THE FLYING TRAPEZE (1935)
    YOU'RE TELLING ME (1934)
    MILLION DOLLAR LEGS (1932)
    EASY LIVING (1937)
    THE GREAT MCGINTY (1940)
    CHRISTMAS IN JULY (1940)
    THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942)
    HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO (1944)
    THE REMARKABLE ANDREW (1942)
    MIDNIGHT (1939)
    REMEMBER THE NIGHT (1940)
    THE EGG & I (1949)
    MONTY PYTHON'S MEANING OF LIFE (1983)

    Adventure:

    THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (1934)
    THE LIVES OF A BENGAL LANCER (1935)
    IF I WERE KING (1938)

    Drama:

    IMITATION OF LIFE (1934)
    DIAMOND JIM (1935)
    PETER IBBETSON (1935)
    TOWER OF LONDON (1939)
    THE GREAT MOMENT (1944)

    Crime/Noir/Suspense:

    THE PHANTOM LADY (1944)
    THE BIG CLOCK (1948)
    WOMAN IN HIDING (1949)
    DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944)
    CRISS CROSS (1949)
    THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942)
    THE MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944)
    THE GLASS KEY (1942)
    NAKED ALIBI (1954)
    RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947)
    THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)
    BLACK ANGEL (1946)
    THE UNGUARDED MOMENT (1956)
    THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER (1963)
    GAMBIT (1966)
    ARABESQUE (1966)
    MIRAGE (1965)
    LET'S KILL UNCLE (1966)
    CHARLEY VARRICK (1973)
    COOGAN'S BLUFF (1967)

    Westerns:

    DESTRY RIDES AGAIN (1939)
    WELLS FARGO (1937)
    WINCHESTER '73 (1950)
    BEND OF THE RIVER (1952)
    THE FAR COUNTRY (1955)
    TWO MULES FOR SISTER SARA (1970)
    MY NAME IS NOBODY (1973)

    TV Series:

    BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER (1961-62 TV series)
    M-SQUAD (1957-60)
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK PRESENTS (1955-62)
    ALFRED HITCHCOCK HOUR (1962-65)
    SUSPICION (1957)
    LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (1957-63)
     
  8. Benn

    Benn Stunt Coordinator

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    From Universal Home Video, I'm still hoping for: SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR (1978) and
    the best Abbott & Costello movie: THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1946)
     
  9. Roderick Gauci

    Roderick Gauci Stunt Coordinator

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    Great lists, everybody!
    I would particularly like to see the following released, as I have been wanting to watch them for ages:
    IF I HAD A MILLION (1932)
    THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO (1934)
    BEAU GESTE (1939)
    THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1939)
    TOWER OF LONDON (1939)
    CHRISTMAS IN JULY (1940)
    THE PALM BEACH STORY (1942)
    THE GREAT MOMENT (1944; perhaps Sturges' original version, TRIUMPH OVER PAIN, has survived or can at least be reconstructed?)
    HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO (1944)
    MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944)
    PHANTOM LADY (1944)
    THE UNINVITED (1944)
    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
    THE BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)
    COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1969)
    By the way, Jay E, Ernst Lubitsch's TROUBLE IN PARADISE (1932) will be released by Criterion on 01/07/03. I can't wait for it myself, as I've only watched it once - alas, dubbed in Italian! Here are the complete specs:
    http://www.criterionco.com/asp/relea...ection=feature
     
  10. AaronChauncey

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    Universal - I promise to buy multiple copies for friends and family if you will kindly release D.C. Cab on DVD.
    Since this was re-released on VHS in 2001 under your "Favorites" banner, I'm crossing all my fingers for this one sometime in '03.
    Thank you.
     
  11. Derek M Germano

    Derek M Germano Second Unit

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    I'd like to see HOLD THAT GHOST on a double bill with THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES-- just like the Laserdisc release.
    Also, here is a big DITTO to everything on Peter's list with a special emphasis on these:
    THIS ISLAND EARTH
    REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
    THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US
    ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
    THE BLACK CAT
    THE RAVEN
    THE UNINVITED
    MURDER HE SAYS
    THE GREAT MCGINTY
    THE PALM BEACH STORY
    TOWER OF LONDON
    DOUBLE INDEMNITY
    THIS GUN FOR HIRE
    THE GLASS KEY
    THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER
    DESTRY RIDES AGAIN
    BORIS KARLOFF'S THRILLER
    Plus, let's throw in another plug for THE CAT AND THE CANARY
     
  12. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Screenwriter

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    Gald to see that Universal is releasing a bunch of musicals - but - Where thehell is Rodgers and Hammersteins Flower Drum Song? With a new production opening on broadway, you would think that Universal would want to take advantage of it.
    I would like more of thos Douglas Sirk films - Back Street, Magnificent Obsession, Madame X, Time ot Love and a Time to Die.
    How about a l;etterbox Tammy and the Bachelor?
    And where are all of those Cecil B. DeMille films Universal has only on tape - Unconquered, Sign of the Cross,
    etc.
    How about Rodgers and Harts The Boys from syracuse?
     
  13. Doug Bull

    Doug Bull Advanced Member

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    "The Boys from Syracuse", now there's one out of left field.
    I seem to remember seeing a revival at a kid's matinee and from memory I'm sure it was in Sepia Tone.
    Can any one confirm?

    What about all those wonderful Technicolored John Hall and Maria Montez fantasy adventures.

    The James Stewart-Anthony Mann westerns.

    The Maurice Chevalier and Jeanette McDonald sexy Musical jaunts.

    The Donald O'Connor and Peggy Ryan energy packed B Features.

    The early work of Bing Crosby ( great news that "Love in Bloom"is on the way)

    The Deanna Durbin Musicals.

    and of course "Flower Drum Song"


    With the Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Burns and Allen titles either recently in release or about to be released, not to mention "The Glen Miller Story" and the "Benny Goodman Story" plus it's previous Horror Titles, Universal are to be congratulated for having the courage and foresight to open their vaults to what is possibly only a risky niche market.

    Let's hope that these titles sell really well and thereby encourage other studios to do the same.

    In the meantime keep 'em coming UNIVERSAL.
     
  14. bob kaplan

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    ...and from DISCOVISION days...how about THE LAST REMAKE OF BEAU GUESTE....? of course, i find most of the already mentioned horror and sci-fi a difinite buy...
     
  15. Esten

    Esten Supporting Actor

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    Timecop (16x9)
    Gotcha!
    Child's Play 3
    Phantasm 2 and 3
     
  16. Derek M Germano

    Derek M Germano Second Unit

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    Oops, almost forgot THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN and THE SHAKIEST GUN IN THE WEST, in 16:9 enhanced wide screen, of course.
     

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