What's the status of your favorite movies on DVD?

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  1. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Just curious as to the availability on R1 DVD of your favorite movies!
    Here's the status of some of my most wanted:
    Akira Kurosawa's Dreams - [​IMG]
    Bringing Up Baby - [​IMG]
    Cross of Iron - [​IMG] - It's out, but it's a horrible DVD.
    Crossroads (1986) - [​IMG]
    Delicatessen - [​IMG]
    Freaks - [​IMG]
    La Belle Noiseuse - [​IMG]
    La Strada - [​IMG] - Hurry up, Criterion!
    A Midnight Clear - [​IMG] - Released in fullscreen only!
    Men With Guns - [​IMG]
    Night on Earth - [​IMG]
    The Ninth Configuration - [​IMG] - Coming next month!
    Once Were Warriors - [​IMG]
    Proof - [​IMG]
    The Quatermass Xperiment - [​IMG]
    Raise the Red Lantern - [​IMG]
    The Rapture - [​IMG]
    The Reflecting Skin [​IMG]
    Santa Sangre - [​IMG]
    Slacker - [​IMG]
    Three Colors Trilogy - [​IMG]
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre - [​IMG]
    Voyager - [​IMG]
    Where the Green Ants Dream - [​IMG]
    White Heat - [​IMG]
    Wings of Desire - [​IMG] - Next year?
    Well, that's 28 counting the Three Colors Trilogy as three. I could probably think of more, but I'll stop as I'm really coming up short here!
     
  2. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

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    Good question, Steve. [​IMG] I like your list, especially Blue, White and Red, and especially La Strada and especially—but I go on. Don’t know a couple on your list such as Delicatessen, so thanks for the heads up.
    I’d add a great number of films (especially the Mexican ones) made by Luis Buñuel are not only not available on DVD, they are not available at all. If I had to pick one, it would be Le Fantôme de la liberté. Well, two as I’d also like to see L’Âge d’or on DVD.
    Also like to see Hiroshima mon amour and Muriel by Alain Renais.
    Since you’ve included Bringing Up Baby, I assume that you’d add the missing Preston Sturges films such as Hail the Conquering Hero and The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek to the list.
     
  3. MichaelAW

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    Still waiting on Schindler's List, The Double Life of Veronique, and, of course, the Indy and Star Wars trilogies. I do have the R2 version of Three Colours trilogy, so I'm set there.
     
  4. SteveGon

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  6. Rain

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    I desperately require:
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Berlin Alexanderplatz
    The African Queen
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Au Revoir Les Enfants
    Murmur of the Heart

    to name but a few...
    On the plus side, many of my top 10 are on DVD and are quite nicely done:
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Children of Paradise
    Vertigo
    The General
    Dumbo
    The Red Shoes
     
  7. Gabe D

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    These are from my 100-favorite list from a while back. They are either not available on DVD, or only non-OAR. A few of them are coming out pretty soon:
    The Absent-Minded Professor
    Barton Fink
    A Christmas Story (MAR)
    Cry-Baby
    Dial M for Murder
    Duel
    Ed Wood
    Eraserhead
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Happy Gilmore (MAR)
    The Jerk (MAR)
    My Favorite Wife
    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (MAR)
    National Lampoon's Vacation (MAR)
    The Ninth Configuration
    Noises Off
    Paradise Lost: The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Son of Flubber
    The Sting (MAR)
    The Talk of the Town
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    Vampire's Kiss (coming Tuesday[​IMG])
     
  8. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Of my 100 favorite films, the following are not yet on dvd:

    Star Wars
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    The Empire Strikes Back
    Back to the Future (coming)
    E.T. (coming but I probably won't get it as it's currently configured)
    The African Queen
    To Have & Have Not
    It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (ld version or Bob Harris restoration, the current cut is unacceptable to me)
    The Sting (OAR)
    The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)
    Return of the Jedi
    What's Up, Doc? (coming)
    Bringing Up Baby
    The Thin Man (coming)
    Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (uncensored)
    Top Hat
    Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
    Grease (coming)
    National Lampoon's Vacation (OAR)
    To Be or Not to Be (1942)
    The Producers (coming)
    Beauty & the Beast (coming)
    Out of the Past
    The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Others (not in my top 100) that I would love to have include:

    Laura
    Aladdin
    Bambi
    The Beatles Anthology
    The Brady Bunch Movie
    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (OAR)
    The Ghost & Mrs. Muir
    Grumpy Old Men (OAR)
    Hello, Dolly!
    In the Good Old Summertime
    Kiss Me, Stupid
    Lifeboat
    The Long, Long Trailer
    Soylent Green
    Suspicion
    The other Thin Man films
    To Catch a Thief (coming)
    20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
    Mosby's Marauder's
    Third Man on the Mountain
    Night Train To Munich
    Ice Station Zebra
    Captain Blood
    The Sea Hawk
    Passage To Marseille
    Action In The North Atlantic
    Above Suspicion
    The Prisoner Of Zenda
    That Darn Cat! (1965)
    Darby O’gill & The Little People
    The Shaggy Dog
    The Ugly Dachshund
    The Absent Minded Professor (1961)
    The Money Pit
    Ninotchka
    Christmas In Connecticut
    How To Murder Your Wife (coming)
    The Mouse That Roared
    Foul Play
    Houseboat (coming)
    A Guide For The Married Man
    Man's Favorite Sport
    Up In Arms
    The Ghost & Mr. Chicken
    The Reluctant Astronaut
    The Shakiest Gun In The West
    The In-Laws
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    Silver Streak
    Fun With Dick & Jane
    High Anxiety
    Hail The Conquering Hero
    The Palm Beach Story
    The Great Mcginty
    We’re No Angels
    Christmas In July
    Safety Last
    Ball Of Fire
    Goodbye, Mr. Chips
    The Commitments (OAR)
    Bad Day At Black Rock
    Boys Town
    Across The Pacific
    High Sierra
    Duel
    Easter Parade
    Meet Me In St. Louis
    Gaslight
    Dial M For Murder
    Foreign Correspondent
    Crossfire
    This Gun For Hire
    The Killers
    The Blue Dahlia
    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
    Final Countdown (decent version)
    My Darling Clementine
     
  9. Gabe D

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    This thread had me feelin' a little bit down, but then I read on the Digital Bits that MGM is releasing Where's Poppa? and Miami Blues. While not quite top 100 material, either of those is enough to make my day. [​IMG]
     
  10. Patrick McCart

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    Stuff isn't released yet:
    Around the World in Eighty Days - IN DEVELOPMENT
    Napoléon vu par Abel Gance - NO IDEA
    Safety Last and other Harold Lloyd films - PLANNED FOR 2003 HAROLD LLOYD ESTATE
    "Hollywood" - NO IDEA (The 1980 miniseries)
    Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ - POSSIBLY RUMORED (WHV has hinted at "heyday" films)
    Greed - POSSIBLY RUMORED (See above.)
    A Hard Day's Night - SEPTEMBER 24TH!
    Star Wars IV-VI - COMING SOON...in 2006 [​IMG]
    Marx Bros. Films - OUT OF PRINT, NO SEs PLANNED (Criterion NEEDS these films!)
    Looney Tunes/Merrie Melodies - IN DEVELOPMENT
    Fleischer Studios Popeye Cartoons - IN DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLY
    Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie - OUT OF PRINT (Criterion Collection material, IMO. [​IMG] )
    Stuff I have on DVD:
    Citizen Kane
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Modern Times, City Lights, and The Great Dictator (Although, I do plan on getting the WHV SEs)
    North By Northwest
    Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
    Moulin Rouge!
    Nosferatu
    Help!
    Kung Pow! Enter The Fist
     
  11. Terrell

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    Well, some of my favorites.
    Out on DVD:
    Gladiator
    Vertigo
    North By Northwest
    Ben-Hur
    Coming to DVD
    Back To the Future Trilogy
    Indiana Jones Trilogy
    E.T.
    Minority Report
    The Ghost & Mr. Chicken(nice one george)[​IMG] hopefully
    My all-time favorites
    Star Wars trilogy:
    Star Wars
    Empire Strikes Back
    Return of the Jedi
    These are not coming to DVD anytime soon. 2005 at the earliest.
     
  12. Brian Kissinger

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    The one that I really want is Miller's Crossing.
     
  13. Jan H

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    In addition to the obvious choices (Star Wars, Indy, Schindler's List), I really wanna see all of the Powell&Pressburger stuff released (particularly A Matter of Life and Death). Also, where in the hell is IKIRU, Floating Weeds, and the Three Colors trilogy!? I also wanna see some of my favorite films like Goodfellas, Raging Bull and Blade Runner released in anamorphic, though I hear their all in the hopper.
     
  14. Steve Christou

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    The Day The Earth Stood Still is one of my absolute faves, the last I heard a special edition was being prepared, can't wait.
     
  15. Stephen L

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    I'm waiting for
    Star Wars Trilogy
    Raiders Trilogy
    The Adventures of Robin Hood
    Miller's Crossing
    Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The African Queen
    Ed Wood
    Bringing Up Baby
    The Lion King
    Kiki's Delivery Service
    The Omega Man
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    My Favorite Wife
    Discs that are coming
    To Catch a Thief
    E.T.
    Discs that my wife can't wait for
    Meet Me In St. Louis
    Valley Girl
     
  16. Bill J

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    Waiting for:
    Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse - [​IMG]
    Raiders of the Lost Ark
    Schindler's List
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
    The African Queen
    Three Colors Trilogy
    A Midnight Clear - (OAR)
     
  17. SteveGon

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    Rain, good call on Au Revoir Les Enfants - I knew I was forgetting something. I'd also like to see Malle's Vanya on 42nd Street.
     
  18. Doug Pyle

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    Well Done [​IMG]
    Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Rings (including anticipated extended version)
    Hitchcock: Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo
    Criterion Brazil
    2nd release of Monty Python & the Holy Grail
    ST:TNG (so far) along with ST:TMP & ST:TWOK (II) director's versions.
    Thirteen Days did Infinifilm nicely
    Criterion's Kurosawa films, especially Sanjuro & Hidden Fortress
    The Godfather trilogy
    Dr. Strangelove (the Special Edition only)
    Little Shop of Horrors SE - 1st release with alternate ending (discontinued).
    Biggest Disappointments (Not out) [​IMG]
    Shogun (TV long version - not likely ever to come out per Paramount)
    Wim Wender's Until the End of the World
    and Wings of Desire also Paris, Texas
    Down By Law
    The Quiet Earth
    Bigger Disappointments (Out but badly done) [​IMG]
    Eyes Wide Shut still censored in region 1
    Kurosawa's Ran
     
  19. SteveGon

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    Doug, I believe Criterion is putting out Down By Law within the next couple of months. [​IMG] The Quiet Earth is another good one!
    Both the The Producers and Miami Blues are coming out in December. Wa-hoo!
     
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