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Thomas T

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The one TV movie I really really want is Smash Up On Interstate 5 (1976). The movie begins with the narrator telling us that a smash up of 39 cars will result in 14 deaths and over 60 injuries. Then we flash back to 48 hours before the deadly smash up and see the lives of a group of people leading up to their involvement in the crash, some of who won't survive the event. The large cast includes Tommy Lee Jones, Vera Miles, Robert Conrad, Sue Lyon, Buddy Ebsen, Harriet Nelson, Terry Moore, Donna Mills and David Nelson among others.

It was shown on ABC and was an MGM TV production so I assume Warners has the rights.
 

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Here are a few I'd love to see:
LAST HOURS BEFORE MORNING - Ed Lauter
GOODNIGHT, MY LOVE - Richard Boone
GOLDEN GATE MURDERS - David Janssen
CURSE OF THE BLACK WIDOW - Tony Franciosa
THE DEAD DON'T DIE - George Hamilton
VAMPIRE - Richard Lynch
Add CITY IN FEAR -- David Janssen, Robert Vaughn, Mickey Rourke, Perry King, WIlliam Daniels, Susan Sullivan
 

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Here are 25 TVMs that, to my knowledge, aren't on DVD or Blu. Some I've seen, some I haven't; but I'd buy them all (and quite a few others) if they're ever made available.

Between Friends (1983) - Elizabeth Taylor, Carol Burnett
Brass (1985) - Carroll O'Connor, Lois Nettleton [only appears to have had a VHS release]
Curse of the Black Widow (1977) - Tony Franciosa, Patty Duke; produced & directed by Dan Curtis [only appears to have had a VHS release]
The Death of Ocean View Park (1979) - Mike Connors, Martin Landau
Dial Hot Line (1970) - Vince Edwards
Disaster on the Coastliner (1979) - Lloyd Bridges, William Shatner, E G Marshall, Raymond Burr
The Elevator (1974) – James Farentino, Roddy McDowall, Myrna Loy
Ghost of a Chance (1987) - Dick Van Dyke, Redd Foxx
The Great American Traffic Jam (1980) – John Beck, Noah Beery [only appears to have had a VHS release]
A Howling in the Woods (1971) – Barbara Eden, Larry Hagman
Isn't It Shocking? (1973) - Alan Alda, Louise Lasser
Just Me and You (1978) - Louise Lasser, Charles Grodin; script by Lasser
Killer Bees (1974) - Kate Jackson, Gloria Swanson
A Killing Affair (1977) - Elizabeth Montgomery, O.J. Simpson (Yeah, I know we'll never see this one.)
Let’s Switch (1975) – Barbara Eden, Barbara Feldon
The Missing Are Deadly (1975) – Ed Nelson, Leonard Nimoy
The Morning After (1974) - Dick Van Dyke; script by Richard Matheson
Murder at the World Series (1977) - Lynda Day George, Janet Leigh
Murder by Natural Causes (1979) - Hal Holbrook, Katharine Ross; script by Levinson & Link
Packin' It In (1983) - Richard Benjamin, Paula Prentiss [only appears to have had a VHS release]
See China and Die (1981) - Esther Rolle, Frank Converse; produced, written & directed by Larry Cohen
She Waits (1972) - Patty Duke, David McCallum
Sister, Sister (1982) - Diahann Carroll, Rosalind Cash, Irene Cara
Sky Heist (1975) - Don Meredith, Stefanie Powers
Two for the Money (1972) - Robert Hooks, Mercedes McCambridge
 

Jenny Peerey

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Almost any t.v. movie from the 60's-80's is unlikely to get a Blu or a DVD release. The list would be much shorter if you were challenging us to come up with a list of likely releases. So much out there that I would instantly purchase, even before current movies like TENET. I am pleasantly surprised when one actually surfaces. But if it took this long for an Emmy-winner like BRIAN'S SONG to be given a Blu-ray release, what chance has any of these...?

THAT CERTAIN SUMMER (Early LGBTQ topic.)
SURVIVING (A family coping with the suicide of a child.)
THE CIRCLE OF CHILDREN & LOVEY (Jane Alexander. 'Nuff said.)
THE BURNING SEASON (Raul Julia as a doomed South American rainforest activist.) WAC?
A COLD NIGHT'S DEATH (We all know about and want this one.)
MARY JANE HARPER CRIED LAST NIGHT (Child abuse.)
THE PEOPLE (KIm Darby and William Shatner.)
HEARTSOUNDS (James Garner & Mary Tyler Moore. Downbeat but powerful.)
COUNTDOWN TO LOOKING GLASS (Nuclear thriller.)
RED ALERT (Ditto.)
SOMETHING EVIL (Spielberg supernatural thriller.)
COMMON GROUND (Three stories about gay struggles.)
THE DARK SECRET OF HARVEST HOME (Should have been an R-rated theatrical film.)
EXECUTION OF PRIVATE SLOVIK (Emmy-winner with Martin Sheen.)
TRAPPED (James Brolin locked into a store at night with several guard dogs.)
GO ASK ALICE (Teenage drug addiction.)
THE U.F.O. INCIDENT (with James Earl Jones & Estelle Parsons)
VAMPIRE (with Jason Miller and E.G. Marshall.)
WELCOME HOME, JOHNNY BRISTOL) (Martin Landau.)
SMALL SACRIFICES (with Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal)
and so, so many more...
I actually have a copy of a DVD of "Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night." No idea how I got this copy of the movie. I know it's not a studio release but that is ok with me. I have a huge library of movies I copied on tape and put them on DVD. I didn't do this one though. But as least, I have it. Also, another one I have that's a bit strange is "You Lie So Deep, My Love." It stars 2 actors who were in the series "Ironside."
 

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I have "Surviving" taped off the CTV network in Canada, and "Small Sacrifices" taped off ABC when it originally aired.
I also have "Small Sacrifices." Another movie I thought was interesting and I have it as well, is a thriller starring Valarie Harper and it is "Night Terror."
 

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I actually have a copy of a DVD of "Mary Jane Harper Cried Last Night." No idea how I got this copy of the movie. I know it's not a studio release but that is ok with me. I have a huge library of movies I copied on tape and put them on DVD. I didn't do this one though. But as least, I have it. Also, another one I have that's a bit strange is "You Lie So Deep, My Love." It stars 2 actors who were in the series "Ironside."

Hi, Jenny, and welcome back to the forum!

One from my original list finally is coming out - THE U.F.O. INCIDENT. I imagine your copy of MARY JANE HAPRER looks like a bad VHS copy, right? I have a few of those. Almost better than nothing!
 
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Another one from the Universal vaults is The Other Man starring Joan Hackett and Roy Thinnes. This is a nifty little tale of adultery and murder mystery. There is also a twist ending. I believe it originally aired as a network TV movie in the 70’s but it also played in syndication for years.
 

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Attack on Terror: The FBIvs. the Ku Klux Klan, the two-part tv movie that aired on CBS on 2/20/75 and 2/21/75. I saw this as a kid and loved it.
 

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