Top 10 B&W Vintage Classics MIA on DVD

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  1. Deepak Shenoy

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    Granted that there are hundreds (or maybe thousands) of B&W classics languishing in the vaults of various studios (especially Warner) and that most of them may never see the light of day on DVD. If you had to narrow down your picks to just 10, what would be the top 10 B&W classic titles that you want to see on DVD ? Here's my list (of course you will see quite a few noir titles in there) :

    1) Sunset Boulevard (Paramount)

    2) White Heat (Warner)

    3) Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Warner)

    4) Out of the Past (Warner)

    5) The Hustler (Fox, coming in 2002)

    6) Laura (Fox)

    7) Bringing Up Baby (Warner)

    8) The Bad and the Beautiful (Warner, coming in 2002)

    9) The Thin Man (MGM)

    10) Roman Holiday (Paramount)
     
  2. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    In no particular order:

    To Have & Have Not

    The Thin Man

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Kiss Me, Stupid

    The Ghost & Mrs. Muir

    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House

    Goodbye, Mr. Chips

    Top Hat

    Sorry, Wrong Number

    Out of the Past
     
  3. Agee Bassett

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    I will omit those that have been announced (informally, or no) for the near future; like The Hustler and Bringing Up Baby. In no particular order:
    The Devil & Daniel Webster, 1941 (Criterion)
    The Sea Wolf, 1941; restored to its original 102-mins. length (Warner)
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948 (Warner)
    The Big Carnival (a.k.a. Ace in the Hole), 1951 (Paramount)
    To Be or Not to Be, 1942 (Paramount)
    Trouble in Paradise, 1932 (Paramount)
    Sergeant York, 1941 (Warner)
    Kings Row, 1942 (Warner)
    The Grapes of Wrath, 1940 (Fox)
    Gunga Din, 1939 (Warner)
     
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    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    Soo many. But here are my top 10 MOST WANTED B&W FILMS in no order.

    KING KONG
    THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD
    THEM!
    ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
    THE BLACK CAT
    BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS
    WINCHESTER 73
    DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
    MY DARLING CLEMENTINE
    CAPTAIN BLOOD

    Jim
     
  5. Tommy G

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    1. Schindler's List

    2. Sunset Boulevard

    3. The African Queen

    4. The Grapes of Wrath

    5. The Treasure of Sierra Madre

    6. Dial M for Murder

    7. Days of Wine and Roses

    8. Mutiny on the Bounty

    9. Bringing Up Baby

    10. A Night in the Tropics
     
  6. DonaldB

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    Tokyo Story

    The Rules of the Game

    Hiroshima, mon amour

    The Wind

    Mouchette

    Ikiru

    L'Age d'or

    The Exterminating Angel

    Late Chrysanthemums

    Death by Hanging
     
  7. Jeff_A

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    The Day the Earth Stood Still

    Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)

    The Grapes of Wrath

    Schindler's List

    A Hard Day's Night

    Pride of the Yankees

    The Incredible Shrinking Man

    A Letter to Three Wives (1949)

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    Imitation of Life (1934)

    Tommy, The African Queen?
     
  8. Dave Morton

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    Isn't the African Queen in color? I could be wrong.
    I'd love to see Treasure of the Sierra Madre. One of Bogart's best.
     
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    Ikiru

    King Kong

    Ugetsu Monogatari

    The Wind

    Sunset Boulevard

    Sunrise

    Treasure of the Sierra Madre

    To Be Or Not To Be

    Hail The Conquering Hero

    Yankee Doodle Dandy
     
  10. george kaplan

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    I'm pretty sure Dial M for Murder is in color.
     
  11. Tommy G

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    I just got through seeing The African Queen on TCM and it was B&W. You could be correct about Dial M but I thought for sure when I last saw it on AMC it was B&W. Even if they are in color.....I WANT THEM!!!!
     
  12. SteveGon

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    I agree with many of the above and here's ten more:

    Stray Dog

    Throne of Blood

    Freaks

    The Magnificent Ambersons

    The Asphalt Jungle

    All Through the Night (Bogie!)

    Scarface (1932 version)

    The Public Enemy (Cagney!)

    I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang

    Repulsion
     
  13. george kaplan

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    Tommy,

    Either somethings wrong with your tv or TCM and AMC are doing reverse colorization, because both of these are in color (I've checked 3 references and a laser disc to be sure).
     
  14. Robert Crawford

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    Both "The African Queen" and "Dial M for Murder" were filmed and released in color! I'll be back later with my list since it's going to take me some time to name just 10 films.[​IMG]
    Crawdaddy
     
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    1.GUNGA DIN

    2.THE SEA HAWK(1940)

    3.CAPTAIN BLOOD

    4.SUNSET BOULEVARD

    5.THE PICTURE OF DORIAN GRAY

    6.THE MAGNIFICIENT AMBERSONS

    7.KING KONG(though it's in the works)

    8.THE BLACK CAT(1934)(also in the works)

    9.ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES

    10.BRINGING UP BABY

    And add THE THING, PUBLIC ENEMY, the Val Lewton horror collection and nearly every title owned by Warner Brothers to the list!
     
  16. Tommy G

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    Gee, maybe my wife is right with the bad memory thing [​IMG] . And another thing......what was this thread about again. [​IMG]
     
  17. Walter Kittel

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    In no particular order...
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Miracle of Morgan's Creek
    Night and the City
    Hiroshima, mon amour
    Throne of Blood
    In A Lonely Place
    The Rules of the Game
    Sunrise
    Laura
    Out of the Past
    - Walter.
     
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    I'm going to somehow finangle forty black & white titles out of the ten asked for~~~
    Pre-1950 (famous):
    SUNRISE (1927)
    THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933)
    KING KONG (1933)
    IT'S A GIFT (1934)
    THE DEVIL & DANIEL WEBSTER (1941)
    HIGH SIERRA (1941)
    THE MORE THE MERRIER (1943)
    OUT OF THE PAST (1947)
    TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (1948)
    WHITE HEAT (1949)
    Pre-1950 (obscure):
    MILLION DOLLAR LEGS (1932)
    ZOO IN BUDAPEST (1933)
    ON BORROWED TIME (1939)
    THE PHANTOM LADY (1944)
    MURDER, HE SAYS (1945)
    THREE STRANGERS (1946)
    FOUR FACES WEST (1948, aka THEY PASSED THIS WAY)
    TENSION (1949)
    THIEVES' HIGHWAY (1949)
    THE THREAT (1949)
    Post-1950 (famous):
    NIGHT & THE CITY (1950)
    THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD (1951)
    IKIRU (1952-Japanese)
    THEM (1954)
    CURSE OF THE DEMON (1957-British, aka NIGHT OF THE DEMON)
    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
    THE BAD SLEEP WELL (1960-Japanese)
    THE INNOCENTS (1961-British)
    THE HAUNTING (1963)
    IN COLD BLOOD (1967)
    Post-1950 (obscure):
    STARS IN MY CROWN (1950)
    CHAMPAGNE FOR CAESAR (1950)
    FOURTEEN HOURS (1951)
    HIS KIND OF WOMAN (1951)
    THE TALL TARGET (1951)
    THE NARROW MARGIN (1952)
    99 RIVER STREET (1953)
    CRIME WAVE (1954)
    DAY OF THE OUTLAW (1959)
    UNEARTHLY STRANGER (1963-British)
    ~~~There. Hopefully, no one will notice that I bent the rules a little... [​IMG]
     

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