Which unannounced "must have" titles are missing from your collection?

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  1. Allan Mack

    Allan Mack Supporting Actor

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    This year is looking to be a great year for my DVD collection. The Star Wars OT has just been announced, and Schindler's List and City Lights are just around the corner.

    However, several "must have" unannounced titles are still missing from my collection, and it appears that it will remain that way for quite some time. These are:

    King Kong (the original)
    Suspicion
    Dial M for Murder
    September 11


    As far as I know, no dates have been announced yet for any of the above. (Feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, please!)

    Anyway, what unannounced "must have" titles are missing from your collection?
     
  2. StevenFC

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    Well, I'm pretty sure there's already some threads about this, but I'll bite.

    Here's a few:


    Call Northside 777 (1948)
    Easter Parade (1948)
    Ziegfeld Follies (1946)
    Angel and the Badman (1947)
    Body Snatcher, The (1945)
    Sergeant York (1941)
    Return of Frank James, The (1940)
    Pardon Us (1931)
    Public Enemy, The (1931)
    Tale of Two Cities, A (1935)
    Top Hat (1935)
    'G' Men (1935)
    Pardon Us (1931)
    Each Dawn I Die (1939)
    Stranger, The (1946)
    Yearling, The (1946)
    General, The (1927)
    Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
    Witness for the Prosecution (1957)
    Quo Vadis? (1951)
    Fort Apache (1948)
    Pinocchio (1940)
    Torrid Zone (1940)
    You Can't Cheat an Honest Man (1939)
    Forty-Ninth Parallel (1941)
    Tobacco Road (1941)
    Mortal Storm, The (1940)
    Kiss of Death (1947)
    No Highway in the Sky (1951)

    I could make this list much much longer. Needless to say the chances of getting everything I want are slim and none. And slim just left town as they say.
     
  3. Kevin_Lodge

    Kevin_Lodge Stunt Coordinator

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    Streetcar Named Desire, A (1951)
    Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

    Both these movies are available on DVD already.
     
  4. svenge

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    Star Wars O-OT (duh)
     
  5. Casey Trowbridg

    Casey Trowbridg Lead Actor

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    Well believe it or not now that Star Wars is coming, the things at the very top of my list are WrestleMania's I-XIV on DVD.

    I'm not a real film historian so I can't think of anything off the top of my head that isn't already out, but I can think of some stuff that is already out that I'd like to have redone, but that's a different question.
     
  6. Allan Mack

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    Isn't Pinocchio 1940 on DVD already?

    I was thinking more of titles that have never been released on DVD. I know the original King Kong has been available for quite some time in other regions, but AFAIK, it hasn't been officially announced yet for Region 1 (or at least, no official release date has been set yet).

    This also disqualifies movies that are already available but long overdue for re-release (example: Titanic, which is currently not enhanced for 16:9 widescreen TVs).
     
  7. Allan Mack

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    Speaking of Pinocchio, I just thought of another Disney title that has not been announced yet (as far as I know): Bambi (1942).

    Any others?
     
  8. Mark Anthony

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    Battle of The Buldge, Warner
    Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, Warner
    Dial M for Murder, Warner
    Dodge City, Warner
    Don Juan, Warner
    Bad Day at Black Rock, Warner
    Fistfull of Dynamite, MGM
    El Cid, Miramax
    Fall of the Roman Empire, Miramax
    Major Dundee, Columbia (Longer version please!)

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  9. Scott Weinberg

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    The Incredible Shrinking Man
     
  10. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    Well many of my must have titles are still in my collection in the form of laser discs.

    My top 30 'must have', that I don't have at all (with no sign of showing up soon), in no particular order:

    Night Train to Munich
    Captain Blood
    Passage to Marseille
    Action in the North Atlantic
    The Prisoner of Zenda
    White Heat
    Bringing Up Baby
    Ninotchka
    Christmas in Connecticut
    Foul Play
    Up in Arms
    Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House
    Silver Streak
    High Anxiety
    Holiday
    It's A Gift
    Hail the Conquering Hero
    The Palm Beach Story
    The Great McGinty
    We're No Angels (Bogart)
    Safety Last
    Bad Day at Black Rock
    Random Harvest
    Easter Parade
    Top Hat
    Out of the Past
    Dial M for Murder
    This Gun for Hire
    The Blue Dahlia
    The Ex-Mrs. Bradford
     
  11. Chuck L

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    Two titles off the top of my head:

    Waterloo Bridge

    Caged-which is still awaiting to be released in ANY FORMAT in the home market. Totally uncalled for.
     
  12. Jim_K

    Jim_K Executive Producer

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    I'm probably forgetting some but here are my most wanted

    Bad Day at Black Rock
    The Ballad of Cable Hogue
    Beau Geste (1939)
    The Black Cat (1934)
    The Black Swan
    The Body Snatcher (1945)
    Brides of Dracula
    Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
    Broken Arrow (1950)
    Broken Lance
    Captain Blood
    Charley Varrick
    The Counterfeit Traitor
    The Curse of the Werewolf
    Dial M For Murder
    Duck You Sucker
    The Enemy Below
    The Fall of the Roman Empire
    Foreign Correspondent
    Forty-Ninth Parallel
    Freaks
    Gojira (1954)
    The Great McGinty
    Gunga Din
    Harakiri
    Hondo
    The Innocents
    Island of Lost Souls
    Jubal
    King Kong
    Little Caesar
    Lonely are the Brave
    Major Dundee
    Man of the West
    A Matter of Life and Death
    Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
    Mothra
    The Naked Spur
    The Palm Beach Story
    Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid
    Point Blank
    The Public Enemy
    Quick Change
    Ride the High Country
    The Roaring Twenties
    Samurai Assassin
    The Sea Hawk
    The Set-Up
    Seven Men From Now
    The Spy Who Came in From the Cold
    The Steel Helmet
    Stray Dog
    The Sugarland Express
    Suspicion
    Sword of Doom
    The Tall T
    The Cat People
    Twins of Evil
    Ugetsu
    Village of the Damned (1960)
    White Heat
    The Yakuza
     
  13. Anthony Neilson

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    BIGGER THAN LIFE
    BRINGING UP BABY
    THE DEVILS
    THE DOUBLE LIFE OF VERONIQUE
    THE GENERAL (JOHN BOORMAN)
    THE HILL
    THE HIT
    THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN
    THE INNOCENTS
    THE LONG DAY CLOSES
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK
    MAGIC
    NAKED
    THE OFFENCE
    REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE
    YEAR OF THE DRAGON

    You probably already know this, but various rumours have cited the following for release in 2004 -

    BAD DAY AT BLACK ROCK (almost definite)
    KING KONG
    PAT GARRET AND BILLY THE KID (as part of Peckinpah collection ?)
    HIGH ANXIETY (as part of Mel Brooks collection)

    Fox's upcoming Noir collection may address some of these as well.
    And isn't STRAY DOG either out or coming soon from Criterion ?

    Also, FWIW, these are available in R2 UK -

    SUSPICION (one of Universal's Hitchcock discs)
    A FISTFUL OF DYNAMITE (bare-bones, MGM)
    WITCHFINDER GENERAL (with doc)
    BRINGING UP BABY (as part of Cary Grant collection)
    TWINS OF EVIL
    HOLIDAY

    So - with the exception of WG - all should appear in R1 soon.
     
  14. JonZ

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    Giant Robo
    Millennium sets
    Batman Animated Series

    If were including re-issues, Id like to see:

    The Wild Bunch
    Dead Presidents
    Nixon
    Born On The Fourth Of July
    Natural Born Killers
    The Rocketeer
    Showgirls
    Conan The Barbarian Theatrical Version
    Jacobs Ladder
    Last Emperor
    Bound
    Drugstore Cowboy
    Bugsy

    ...for starters
     
  15. David Von Pein

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    Some interesting lists in this thread.
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  16. David Von Pein

    David Von Pein Producer

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    Plus.........

    "The Web" (1947)(Vincent Price)

    "American Hot Wax" (1978)

    "John F. Kennedy -- Years Of Lightning/Day Of Drums" (1964)

    "Cry Terror" (1958)(Rod Steiger / Inger Stevens--A classic!)

    "The Wrong Man" (1956)(Hitchcock)

    "Strangers When We Meet" (1960)(Kirk Douglas / Kim Novak)

    "The Flight" (1988)(AKA: The Taking Of Flight 847)(TVM)
     
  17. Angelo.M

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    Raise the Red Lantern
    The Double Life of Veronique
    Map of the Human Heart

    and

    Ju Dou (which exists on DVD, but needs a redo)
    The Last Emperor (ditto)
     
  18. Ken Martinez

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    The African Queen
    Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
    Bambi
    Cinderella
    That Darn Cat! (1965)
    Dial M For Murder
    Georgy Girl
    Magnificent Obsession
    The Mole People
    The Public Enemy
     
  19. Jerry R Colvin

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    StevenFC, The Yearling is already available on DVD....
     
  20. Brook K

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    Just to name a few...

    The Crowd
    The Wind
    Berlin Alexanderplatz
    The Conformist
    Simon Of The Desert
    Week-End
    Bigger Than Life
    Forty Guns
    The Bandwagon
    Footlight Parade
    Never Give A Sucker An Even Break
    The Great McGinty
    Hail The Conquering Hero
    The Devil Is A Woman
    Autumn Tale
    Letter From An Unknown Woman
    Tarnished Angels
    Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
    Record Of A Living Being/I Live In Fear
    Ugetsu
     

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