What titles from your wish-lists made it to dvd in '03?

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  1. Paul_Scott

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    yeah there are still plenty of classic titles that remain stashed in the vaults, but you still gotta admit it was a great year for catalog releases.
    i know I wasn't expecting many of these to show up this time last year, and while there are still plenty of titles i hold out a small hope for in '04[although i've pretty much written off just about anything good from Universal pre-1980[​IMG] ], at least i can ride out the rest of the winter with these;

    A Little Romance
    Mildred Pierce
    Summer of Fear
    The In-Laws
    The Swimmer
    Adventures Of Robin Hood
    The Thing from Another World
    Raiders Of The Lost Ark
    and before the year is out, Darling , the Escape From NY SE, and what looks to be a spanky refurb of Alien
    in fact, with the exception of the last three which i haven't seen yet, thankfully they all had fine a/v quality-sure you can ask for more, but that's really all it takes to make me happy.

    and thats not to mention the catalog stuff i wasn't especially looking for, but turned out to be great blind buys anyway

    so how many titles did you get to cross off your master wish-list in '03?
     
  2. ScottDombrowski

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    This was in many ways a great year for some classics! Here are the titles from my wish-list that I had been waiting and hoping for:

    The Swimmer
    The Crimson Pirate
    Man's Favorite Sport?
    Send Me No Flowers
    The Thrill Of It All
    Imitation Of Life
    Giant
    The Talk Of The Town
    The Courtship Of Eddie's Father
    Winchester '73
    The Far Country
    Bend Of The River
    Pursued
    Les Girls
    Cover Girl
    High Sierra
    They Drive By Night
    To Have And Have Not
    Treasure Of The Sierra Madre
    Adventures Of Robin Hood
    The Thing (From Another World)
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    Little House On The Prairie

    Wow, that's a pretty long list! I hope next year is as good though, since my wish-list still has at least that many titles on it awaiting release!
     
  3. Garrett Lundy

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    Nekromantik 2
    The Howling SE
    Indiana Jones trilogy
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
    Family Guy set 2
    The Outer Limits
     
  4. DouglasBr

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    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    The Mission
    The Return of Sherlock Holmes (Jeremy Brett)
    Scrooge
    What's Up Doc
    Three Musketeers/Four Musketeers (done right)
    Looney Tunes Golden Collection (it's a start. . .)

    Now that I look at this list, I'm actually surprised this many came out this year.
     
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    A Christmas Story SE
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
     
  6. Casey Trowbridg

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    Looney Toons
    Adventures of Indiana Jones
    Simpsons Season 3
    King of the Hill, Futurama, and Family Guy seasons
    Dick Van Dyke Show

    and probably a few others I'm missing.

    2004 is looking good as well, especially if Star Wars comes out.
     
  7. Douglas Bailey

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    Titles with (*) are improved versions I'd been waiting/hoping for...

    I'm All Right Jack
    The Three Musketeers (*)
    The Four Musketeers (*)
    The Man Who Fell To Earth (*)
    Eraserhead
    1984
    The Beatles Anthology
    The Singing Detective
    Little Big Man
    Barton Fink
    Miller's Crossing
    Yes Minister
    Zulu (improved, legit version of)
    Yes Prime Minister
    Throne of Blood
    Paper Moon
    All That Jazz
    House of Cards
    To Play the King
    Lawrence of Arabia (*)
    Shogun
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The Who: The Kids Are Alright
    Cracker (Season 1)
    Battlestar Galactica
    Dragonslayer
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Looney Tunes

    ...and soon...

    To Live And Die in L.A.
    Alien (*)
    Aliens (*)
    Alien^3 (*)
    The West Wing (Season 1)
    Escape From New York (*)
     
  8. Robert Dunnill

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    The House That Dripped Blood
    More American Graffiti
    Vampire Lovers
    Thoroughly Modern Millie
    Battle of Britain
    Indiana Jones box set
     
  9. Greg_M

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    This was a good year for DVD's

    Lawrence of Arabia - Superbits
    Once Upon a Time in the West
    Little Big Man
    The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Raiders of the Lost Ark

    Plus countless Musicals:
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang - Widescreen
    The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
    Sweet Charity
    A Chorus Line
    Kiss Me Kate
    Silk Stockings
    Thoroughly Modern Millie
    Chicago
    Hello Dolly
    Scrooge
    Star!*
    (All That Jazz)"
     
  10. Larry Sutliff

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    Quite a few of my favorites made it to DVD this year. The INDY Trilogy, THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD and the Rathbone Sherlock Holmes films are titles I've been wanting since the dawn of DVD.
     
  11. StacyV

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    Well, since I'm sort of into cheesefests, I was happy to see not only Breakin' released this year, but also Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. As well as Beat Street, Claudine, Fame, Krush Groove and Popi.
     
  12. StephanieC

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    A GREAT year for things I've been waiting for, hope 2004 is even better [​IMG]

    Valley Girl
    The Haunting
    Leatherface: Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3- and with the commentary I wanted! (as panned as it is, this has been on my top three wishes for about 2 years)
    A special edition for Casablanca
    Indiana Jones films
    Strangers with Candy
    Family Guy
    The Dick Van Dyke Show
    Casper
    Day of the Dead SE
    Empire Records SE (but where's Lily?)
    A new Halloween SE
    A Hard Day's Night
    The Howling SE
    I.Q.
    A Rob Zombie music video collection
    Run Ronnie Run!
     
  13. Haggai

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  14. Haggai

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    Hmmm, I hadn't realized that the previous non-SE release of West Side Story had the same transfer, so maybe it wasn't such an obvious candidate for Greg's list of musicals that arrived this year. Anyway, the SE documentary and scrapbook are fantastic.
     
  15. Brian PB

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    The Highlights of 2003 for me (Region 1 only; and leaving out recent theatrical releases):

    *Sunrise (Murnau/1927/Fox)
    Band of Outsiders (Godard/1964/Criterion)
    *Trouble in Paradise (Lubitsch/1932/Criterion)
    All About Eve (Mankiewicz/1950/Fox)
    Mildred Pierce (Curtiz/1945/Warner)
    Beauty and the Beast/La Belle et la bête (Cocteau/1946/Criterion)--re-release
    Metropolis (Lang/1927/Kino)
    Eraserhead (Lynch/1977/Absurda)
    *Three Colors: Blue/White/Red (Kieslowski/1993-4/Miramax)
    Straw Dogs (Peckinpah/1971/Criterion)
    *L'Atalante (Vigo/1934/New Yorker)
    The Singing Detective (Amiel/1986/BBC)
    *The Adventures of Antione Doinel Box Set (Truffaut/1959-79/Criterion)
    Barton Fink (Coen/1991/Fox)
    Beautiful Thing (MacDonald/1996/Columbia TriStar)
    *by Brakhage--an anthology (Criterion)
    Strangers with Candy: Seasons 1 & 2 (Comedy Central)
    Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (Fassbinder/1974/Criterion)
    Il Posto (Olmi/1961/Criterion)
    *I Fidanzati (Olmi/1962/Criterion)
    Casablanca SE (Curtiz/1942/Warner)
    *A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: Through a Glass Darkly/Winter Light/The Silence (1961-3/Criterion)
    The Devil and Daniel Webster (Dieterle/1941/Criterion)
    Fargo SE (Coen/1996/MGM/UA)
    *Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy: The Marriage of Maria Braun/Veronika Voss/Lola (1979-82/Criterion)
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston/1948/Warner)
    Le Cercle Rouge (Melville/1970/Criterion)
    *Tokyo Story (Ozu/1953/Criterion)
    To Have and Have Not (Hawks/1944/Warner)
    La Strada (Fellini/1954/Criterion)
    Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone/1968/Paramount)
    Underground (Kusturica/1995/New Yorker)

    * = my ten favorites (I haven't yet seen the last seven listed, with the exception of Tokyo Story).

    All I can say, is what an absolutely STELLAR year for classic films.
     
  16. Craig Beam

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    Man, it was a great year! My wishlist is considerably smaller....

    BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Criterion version 2.0)
    THE DEVIL AND DANIEL WEBSTER
    THE GHOST AND MRS. MUIR
    THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL
    JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH
    CASABLANCA (Special Edition)
    INDY!
    THE OUTER LIMITS (season 2)
    1984
    WINGS OF DESIRE
    SLEEPING BEAUTY (now where's BAMBI?????)
    A CHRISTMAS STORY (Special Edition)
    BABE (finally in widescreen!)
    CHARADE (anamorphic transfer)

    and....

    NAKED LUNCH!
     
  17. Dan Rudolph

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    Indiana Jones, Looney Tunes and widescreen versions of A Christmas Story, the Vacation movies and Babe.
     
  18. Steve_Knutzen

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    Kids In The Hall
    Upright Citizens Brigade
    Married... With Children
    Ben Stiller Show
    Indy Trilogy
    The Tick
    Fletch Lives
    Family Guy
    Citizen Toxie
    Red Dwarf
    Futurama

    A lot of TV I've been waiting for
     

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