Universal Films I'd Kill to Have on DVD

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  1. Brian PB

    Brian PB Supporting Actor

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    My Most-Coveted Universal Titles Begging for DVD Release:

    W.C. Fields: It's a Gift (1934/Norman Z. McLeod) and The Man on the Flying Trapeze (1935/Clyde Bruckman)
    Abel Gance: Napoleon (1927)
    Howard Hawks: Scarface (1932)
    Mathieu Kassovitz: La Haine/Hate (1995)
    Emir Kusturica: Black Cat, White Cat (1998)
    Mike Leigh: Secrets and Lies (1995) and Life is Sweet (1990)
    Mitchell Leisen: Midnight (1939), Easy Living (1937), and Remember the Night (1940)
    Marx Brothers: Animal Crackers (1930), Monkey Business (1931), Horse Feathers (1932), and Duck Soup (1933)--previous releases OOP
    Leo McCarey: Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) and Make Way for Tomorrow (1937)
    Preston Sturges: The Palm Beach Story (1942), The Great McGinty (1940), Hail the Conquering Hero (1944), and Christmas in July (1940)
    Erich von Stroheim: The Wedding March (1928)
    Lars von Trier: The Kingdom (1994)
    Billy Wilder: Double Indemnity (1944)--Previous Image release is long OOP.

    Anyone "in-the-know" with any information on these titles?

    Thanks.

    [Post edited 4/15/03]
     
  2. Peter M Fitzgerald

    Peter M Fitzgerald Screenwriter

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    I second the motion for:

    IT'S A GIFT
    SCARFACE
    EASY LIVING
    REMEMBER THE NIGHT
    MIDNIGHT
    THE GREAT MCGINTY
    CHRISTMAS IN JULY
    THE PALM BEACH STORY
    HAIL THE CONQUERING HERO
    DOUBLE INDEMNITY

    --and would add:

    MURDER HE SAYS (1945)
    PETER IBBETSON (1935)
    IMITATION OF LIFE (1934)
    THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS (1933)
    MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933)
    TERROR ABOARD (1933)
    MURDER BY THE CLOCK (1931)
    SUPERNATURAL (1933)
    THE BLACK CAT (1934)
    THE RAVEN (1935)
    MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE (1932)
    THE INVISIBLE RAY (1935)
    DR. CYCLOPS (1940)
    TOWER OF LONDON (1939)
    BLACK FRIDAY (1940)
    THE MAN-MADE MONSTER (1941)
    THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1939)
    THE PHANTOM LADY (1944)
    THE BIG CLOCK (1948)
    MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944)
    CRISS CROSS (1949)
    THIS GUN FOR HIRE (1942)
    THE GLASS KEY (1942)
    THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)
    RIDE THE PINK HORSE (1947)
    NAKED ALIBI (1954)
    DARK MIRROR (1946)
    THE SUSPECT (1944)
    WOMAN IN HIDING (1949)
    THE UNGUARDED MOMENT (1956)
    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN (1957)
    REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955)
    THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US (1957)
    TARANTULA (1955)
    THE DEADLY MANTIS (1957)
    CULT OF THE COBRA (1955)
    THE LAND UNKNOWN (1957)
    THE MONOLITH MONSTERS (1957)
    MONSTER ON THE CAMPUS (1958)
    THE MOLE PEOPLE (1956)
    BRIDES OF DRACULA (1960)
    CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF (1961)
    THE NIGHT WALKER (1964)
    LET'S KILL UNCLE (1966)
    GAMBIT (1966)
    ARABESQUE (1966)
    MIRAGE (1965)
    THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER (1963)
    CHARLY VARRICK (1973)
    COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT (1969)
    Reissue: WEREWOLF OF LONDON (1935)
    Reissue: DRACULA'S DAUGHTER (1936)
    Reissue: SON OF FRANKENSTEIN (1939)
    Reissue: SON OF DRACULA (1943)
    Reissue: GHOST OF FRANKENSTEIN (1942)
    Reissue: FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN (1943)
    Reissue: HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1944)
    Reissue: HOUSE OF DRACULA (1945)
    Reissue: THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955)

    Thank you for your time.
     
  3. Thomas Kolla

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    House of Dracula
    House of Horrors
    Black Friday
    Night Monster
    Inner Sanctum series
    Captive Wild series
    Brides of Dracula
    Curse of the Werewolf
    Night Creatures
    The Evil of Frankenstein
    The Phantom of the Opera (Herbert Lom)
    Paranoic
    SSSSSSSSSSSS
    Nightmare
    The Projected Man
    Island of Terror
    Eye of the Cat
    Night Gallery series
    The Boy Who Cried Werewolf
     
  4. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Cinematographer

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    Would love to have
    Flower Drum Song
    Sign of the Pagan
    A Time ot love and a Time to Die - widescreen, stereo
    this Earth is Mine - widescreen stereo
    Back Street - Susan Hayward
    Magnificent Obsession - Rock Hudson
    all the old Demille films
    the Uninvited
    All of the Deanna Durbin musicals
    the Boys from Syracuse
    Tammy and the Bachelor
     
  5. Derek M Germano

    Derek M Germano Second Unit

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    Put me down for all of the above, but these in particular:

    THE UNINVITED
    THE BLACK CAT
    THE RAVEN
    THE INVISIBLE RAY
    BLACK FRIDAY
    TOWER OF LONDON
    THE PALM BEACH STORY
    THE GREAT MCGINTY
    MURDER HE SAYS
    REVENGE OF THE CREATURE
    THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US
    BRIDES OF DRACULA
    CURSE OF THE WEREWOLF
    THE ISLAND OF LOST SOULS
    MURDERS IN THE ZOO
    THIS GUN FOR HIRE
    THE GLASS KEY
    MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION
    THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER
    COLOSSUS: THE FORBIN PROJECT

    and THIS ISLAND EARTH restored to its full Technicolor glory.
     
  6. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    I'd like to see more Paramount comedies and musicals (like W.C. Fields and Marx Bros.) mainly.

    Universal has a gold mine of classic cinema that is hardly touched upon.

    And a full special edition of Napoleon would be wonderful. Have the 5 1/2 hour cut from England, both the Coppola and Davis scores, plus the Kevin Brownlow documentary on Abel Gance... I'd pay any price to get this film on DVD.
     
  7. Mikel_Cooperman

    Mikel_Cooperman Producer

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    How about the delayed Special Editions of 16 Candles and Breakfast Club???????
     
  8. Jodee

    Jodee Screenwriter

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    I want:

    Casper
    Cry-Baby (supposed to be released in June, but now MIA?)
    Heiress, The
    King of the Hill (1993, Soderbergh)
    Lost Highway
    Schindler's List
    Sugar Town (1999, Allison Anders)



    Isn't Mike Leigh's "Secrets & Lies" a Fox film?
     
  9. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

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    PUFNSTUF! They put this on VHS but quickly went out of print, probably because everyone like me was waiting for the DVD! (Plus the VHS was 'formatted to fit your screen').
    Glad SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND is coming though!
     
  10. Jae E

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    Would love to see these:

    Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
    Duck Soup (1933)
    Island of Lost Souls (1933)
    The Black Cat (1934)
    The Raven (1935)
    The Cat and the Canary (1939)
    Tower of London (1939)
    Hold That Ghost (1941)
    Double Indemnity (1944)
    Ministry of Fear (1944)
    The Uninvited (1944)
    House of Dracula (1945)
    The Blue Dahlia (1946)
    The Big Clock (1948)
    Criss Cross (1949)
    Revenge of the Creature (1955)
    Tarantula (1955)
    This Island Earth (1955)
    The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
    Brides of Dracula (1960)
    Curse of the Werewolf (1961)
    Captain Clegg (1962, aka Night Creatures)
    The Phantom of the Opera (1962)
    Mirage (1965)
    Arabesque (1966)
    Hands of the Ripper (1971)
    Charley Varrick (1973)
    The Seven-Percent Solution (1976)
    Into the Night (1985)
    Twins of Evil (1971)
     
  11. Bob Engleman

    Bob Engleman Stunt Coordinator

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    Any word on release of the following:

    1.Belarus File
    2.Black Shield of Falworth, The
    3.To Hell and Back

    Bob Engleman
     
  12. AaronChauncey

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    D.C. Cab

    This was re-released on VHS under the Favorites banner, so I hold out hope fgor this on DVD, even basebones. Please please please.
     
  13. Patrick McCart

    Patrick McCart Lead Actor

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    BTW, Paramount still owns The Wedding March. Universal got all pre-August 1948 sound films through EMKA Ltd.
     
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