Your top 10 "Fantasy" DVDs that will never come out (bootlegs don't count)

Discussion in 'DVD' started by LarryDavenport, Dec 19, 2003.

  1. LarryDavenport

    LarryDavenport Cinematographer

    Nov 15, 1999
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    1. The complete Woodstock 1969 (all existing footage & audio)
    2. The complete Live Aid (all footage & audio from Australia, RFK Stadium & Wembley)
    3. Every Beatles & Rolling Stones promo videos
    4. The 4 hour version of Dazed & Confused
    5. The complete Playboy After Dark
    6. The complete Midnight Special
    7. Carol For Another Christmas (Rod Serling Christmas special made for UNICEF)
    8. Billion Dollar Brain
    9. the pilot for the TV version of Catch-22 starring Richard Dreyfuss
    10. the director's cut of Vanishing Point that hasn't been seen since the first screening (According to barry Newman it went from an art film to a B-movie).
  2. Arnie G

    Arnie G Supporting Actor

    May 29, 2002
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    Producer's cut of Halloween 6 [​IMG]
  3. Chris

    Chris Lead Actor

    Jul 4, 1997
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    1. Song of the South
    2. MisFits of Science (complete)
    3. LadaLi
    4. Mirror World of Yoko Ono (uncut) it's terrible, but it cracks me up)
    5. Star Wars Trilogy (Original Cuts)
    6. "Droids" TV Show
    7. The New Twilight Zone (CBS)
  4. Craig Beam

    Craig Beam Screenwriter

    Oct 16, 2000
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    Gresham, OR
    Real Name:
    Craig Beam
    The complete original cut of THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (please God, let it be lanquishing in somebody's garage someplace, on the verge of being discovered)

    THE STAR WARS HOLIDAY SPECIAL (for camp value only)


    THE STAR WARS TRILOGY (unaltered)(counts as 3)

    THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO - The Complete Series

    ROALD DAHL'S 'WAY OUT' - The Complete Series

    VERTIGO (anamorphic)

    PSYCHO (anamorphic, along with a full-frame transfer since it was shown that way more often than not)

    ...I think that's 10. I'm sure there are many more I'll think of later.
  5. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

    Feb 26, 2002
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    1. complete "Night Flight" series

    2. complete Stanley Kubrick collection with Kubrick commentary

    3. complete Alfred Hitchcock collection with Hitchcock commentary

    4. complete Woody Allen collection with Allen commentary

    5. uncut Lang's Metropolis with all missing scenes

    6. uncut Blue Velvet with all missing scenes

    will add more as I think of them
  6. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

    Mar 14, 2001
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    Double Indemnity with gas chamber ending

    Song of the South

    Up in Arms

    Coal Black and the Sebben Dwarfs

    Dial M for Murder (3D)

    Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (with the missing Burt Lancaster gas station scene)

    From Russia With Love (with the missing line of dialogue at the end)

    The Compleat Beatles

    Suspicion (with the mailbox ending)

    The Godfather and Godfather part 2 with the deleted scenes edited back in as in the chronological cut, but without the chronological changes
  7. Randy B A

    Randy B A Supporting Actor

    Feb 11, 2002
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  8. Joe Caps

    Joe Caps Screenwriter

    Dec 10, 2000
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    1. View from Pompeys Head - great 1955 scope drama from Fox with Dana Wynter and Richard Egan- soundtrack CD came out a couple of years ago. This is based on a nove. and there are rights problems.
    2. South Pacific - the uncut version - current film is missing 16 minutes.
    3. That 70s Show - fell in love with this show when it went into syndication this past year - great show.
    4. Prince of Foxes - 1949 Fox Film - tyrone Power film takes place in middle ages. Fox shot the entire movie on location in Italy. Fantastic film with great score by Alfred Newman. Shown on cable from old master made from bad 16mm print with terrible sound. Would love a restoration of this film.
    5. The Warner Brothers Delmer Davis Soap operas - great series of glossy soapers made at Warners starting with A Summer Place and continuing with Susan Slade, Rome adventure
    Parrish, Youngblood Hawke
    6. Doris Day musicals - Warners has no interest in releasing anymore of these - they own allof them including Tea for two, On Moonlight Bay, By the lIght of the Silvery Moon, starlift (hasn't been on tv in thirty years),Lucky Me, lullaby of Broadway, Jumbo, Love Me or Leave Me
    7. Fox fifties scope musicals - Mardi gras, April Love, Thebest Things in Life Are Free
    8. Fox Susan Hayward movies - David and Bathsheba, Untamed, With a Song in my Heart, Soldier of Fortune, Garden of Evil
    9. Some Disney live action films - toby Tyler, darby O Gill, In search of the Castaways, Summer Magic, Third Man on the Mountain, One and only Genuine Original Family Band
    10. Warners spectacles - Helen of Toy is on the way, but no Silver Chalice, Land of the Pharoahs, king Richard and the Crusaders, Young Bess, Raintree County(in the uncut vesion showing on TCM), Ryans Daughter.
  9. Adam_R

    Adam_R Second Unit

    Jul 10, 2002
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    10. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    9. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    8. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    7. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    6. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    5. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    4. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    3. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    2. Star Wars Episodes IV, V and VI Special Editions and Original Cuts.

    1. Uncut version of George Lucas being strung up by his toes and lashed with Jar-Jar's ears.
  10. Shawn_Sek

    Shawn_Sek Stunt Coordinator

    Mar 2, 2003
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    Twin Peaks : Fire Walk With Me (with all the deleted scenes)
    Blue Velvet (with the lost footage)
    David Lynch's Hotel Room and On The Air
    Get A Life (complete series)
    The Tick (animated complete series)
    Brady Bunch (complete series)
    Leave It To Beaver (complete series)

    and now for the way out fantasies...
    Josie And The Pussycats (with Rachael Leigh Cook nude scenes)
    and every Nick Cave and Afghan Whigs concert.
  11. Jake Johnson

    Jake Johnson Second Unit

    Apr 25, 2003
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    -King of The Hill
    -Kafka(region 1)
    -Producer's Cut of Halloween 6
    -Original Star Wars Trilogy (Theatrical Cuts)
    -Miami Vice-Complete Series
    -Blade Runner:SE
    -Blue Velvet(with lost footage)
    -Alien 3[​IMG]irector's Cut(letting Fincher go back and shoot the scenes he originally wanted to)
  12. MartinTeller

    MartinTeller Screenwriter

    Feb 26, 2002
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    I think it's safe to say that a lot of these will come out eventually.
  13. John DrakeLaw

    John DrakeLaw Stunt Coordinator

    Jan 25, 1999
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    Dune, the 4 hour version that some say played on Japanese planes
    Twice Upon A Time, the uncut version
    The Point, who knows, maybe this will be released one day
  14. Colin Jacobson

    Colin Jacobson Producer

    Apr 19, 2000
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    I agree. A lot of the selected titles will hit DVD at some point. For example, I have no idea why anyone would think there's no chance we'd EVER get an anamorphic Psycho and/or Vertigo.

    And even some that sound like pure fantasy aren't. Just because Kubrick and Hitchcock are dead doesn't mean we can't get commentaries for their films - after all, there's a Walt Disney commentary on Snow White. Heck, I even think Song of the South will come out eventually...
  15. Gordon McMurphy

    Gordon McMurphy Producer

    Aug 3, 2002
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    8-hour version of Greed.

    Kevin Brownlow's 330-minute (5.5 hours) restoration of Abel Gance's Napoleon.

    Robert Frank's 1972 Rolling Stones documentary, Cocksucker Blues.

    Legitimate 4-hour version of Bob Dylan's, Renaldo & Clara.

    Philip Kaufman's 1967 debut, Fearless Frank.

    Frederick Wiseman's extraordinary documentaries: Titicut Follies; Highschool; Welfare, etc.
  16. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

    Apr 24, 1999
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    Every TV Commercial Ever Made Mega-Set
    XXX Theatrical Shorts and Trailers
    Theatrical non-movie trailers from 1920's thru 2000's (rolling stock ads, policy trailers, etc) all in original aspect ratio and sound format
    Archive of 7-11 security camera footage from 1970s
    Complete music videos played on MTV during its first 2 years
    TV Station Sign-off collection (including films of "Star Spangled Banner")
    Sears product demo film loops (1970s- before TV/VCR combos existed, they'd show these on portable rear-projection units)
    Memories Of Videodisc- CED videodisc made for employees of the RCA pressing plant right before it closed
    Cartrivision system operations tape- came with 1972 Cartrivision VCR system showing how to use it
    The Complete Nixon Tapes (audio- with still photos)
  17. Jeff D Han

    Jeff D Han Supporting Actor

    Mar 2, 2003
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    Yeah, George, it would be great to see the additional
    scenes put back into the Godfather films, and in
    chronological order. I would double dip for that.

    Hey Adam- I think #2-9 on your list will come true.
    Lucas will milk his cash cow by releasing the versions
    of the films that everybody wants after we buy the
    versions we don't want (just a hunch). #1 on your
    list should happen if he doesn't release the versions
    of the films that the mass audience wants.
  18. Mark_TS

    Mark_TS Screenwriter

    Mar 23, 2000
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    two words:

    EL TOPO.
  19. Jesse Skeen

    Jesse Skeen Producer

    Apr 24, 1999
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    Thought of some more:

    Fast-food and retail employee training films and videos.

    Replica of the 1981 Sears Catalog Laserdisc that was sent out to registered player owners (most of them rotted from what I've heard)

    Replicas of all direct-to-video (non-movie) MCA DiscoVision titles, complete with DVD-sized reprints of the boxes and jackets the discs came in, with DiscoVision labels printed on the discs.

    "Listen": the 35mm theatrical Dolby Stereo demonstration film
  20. Tim_Prasuhn

    Tim_Prasuhn Stunt Coordinator

    Apr 8, 2002
    Likes Received:
    1- Shatner's retooled version of Star Trek 5- The Final Frontier.

    2- The Wizard of Speed and Time, in a final Director's Cut form.

    3- The Magnificant Ambersons, fully restored. (Yeah right)

    4- Supernova, restored Walter Hill Director's Cut. Would probably run slightly over 2 hours 10 minutes (45 minutes were cut).

    5- Original cut of Eraserhead, with the 20+ lost minutes restored.

    6- original 2.5 hour cut of THX-1138.

    7- Wim Wender's Until the End of the World, 6 hour "Trilogy" version.

    8- Alien 3, a new cut with Fincher's involvment, including new (though limited) reshoots and new ADR sessions for the cut scenes already put back into the film.

    9- A super-special edition of THE BLACK HOLE, with the two known completed deleted scenes (Talk of Christmas, Collapsing Catwalk) available in the film via seemless branching.

    10- A Richard Donner recut of Superman 2, with effects completed for the new scenes.

    11- The Day After, Widescreen, Uncut.

    12- (personal guilty wish)- Tron, with the two deleted scenes (Love Scene, Afterwards) restored, with new ADR from Boxleitner and score from Wendy Carlos to cover the missing audio. Those scenes should NEVER have been cut.

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