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Movies that need to be released on DVD.

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Reader, Mar 5, 2003.

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  1. Reader

    Reader Senior Member Thread Starter

    e.s.t. tenn.
    I want to get the 2 "Dark Shadows" movies in widescreen. Can't believe that the original version of "King Kong" hasn't been released with lots of bonus material. I know it was available on lazerdisc for awhile but I 've not heard of a DVD release yet. Another favorite that I would buy is" Once Upon A Time in the West". Incredible soundtrack by Ennio Morricone. Any favorites you want that aren't available yet or need to be improved?
  2. mcow1

    mcow1 Sommelier Gort

    Orange County, CA
    Cagney's White Heat
    Laurel and Hardy - almost everything
    Bogart - To Have And Have Not
    more Marx Brothers
    lots of film noir
    Disney Classics Sleeping Beauty (and others)

    There's tons of classics not out.
  3. Evan L

    Evan L Beatologist

    Hey Cow,

    You can buy the Laurel & Hardy silent shorts on DVD. Go to www.moviesunlimited.com and put "Laurel & Hardy" in search. They're about $29.99 and you get five shorts per disc. Good luck!

  4. Reader

    Reader Senior Member Thread Starter

    e.s.t. tenn.
    Hal Roach Studios has put out about 9 volumes of silent Laurel and Hardy that are excellent. I can't see them being improved. They have beautiful picture quality with only a few bad spots due to their age. Kino also has a great box of Buster Keaton films.
  5. Reader

    Reader Senior Member Thread Starter

    e.s.t. tenn.
    Deep Discount DVD usually has the best prices for the Laurel & Hardys.
  6. Ed Bishop

    Ed Bishop Incredibly, I'm still here

    Right off the top, some films I can't get enough of:

    HELP!(correct LB & sound--mono)
    BATTLE OF ALGIERS(Pontecorvo)
    WHITE HEAT(Walsh)
    BLADE RUNNER(LD cut/sound)
    TOUCH OF EVIL(LD cut/sound)
    LA DOLCE VITA(Fellini)

    Music Vids:
    PETER GABRIEL(updated video comp)
    KATE BUSH(ditto)
    TALKING HEADS(video comp)

  7. Grant

    Grant It's HOT out there!

    United States
    Up The Academy
    Student Bodies
    The History Of White People In America
  8. njwiv

    njwiv Senior Member

    Atlanta, GA
    Several Hitchcock films that still haven't made it to DVD (e.g., Dial M For Murder, Suspicion, Lifeboat, The Wrong Man, etc.).

  9. -=Rudy=-

    -=Rudy=- ♪♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♪♪ Staff

    My picks today have a theme--movies with a Henry Mancini soundtrack:

    Charade (properly redone, not a $5 knock-off)
    Experiment In Terror
    Mr. Hobbs Takes a Vacation

    ...and some TV series I'd collect on DVD:

    Crime Story
    Max Headroom
    Spongebob (already have the three existing DVDs)
    Miami Vice (at least the early seasons)
    Peter Gunn

    ...and the two totally dumb, but still entertaining, Clint Eastwood movies "Every Which Way But Loose" and "Any Which Way You Can".

    It's pointless to think about the original unaltered Star Wars movies... :mad:
  10. -=Rudy=-

    -=Rudy=- ♪♫♪♫♫♪♪♫♪♪ Staff

    Definitely! I have laserdiscs of most of the films, and they look terrible. "Vertigo" is SO nice on DVD, compared to the washed-out laserdisc.
  11. cwon

    cwon Active Member

    the Fred Astaire/Ginger Rodgers movies
    the original King Kong
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Frederic March version)
  12. reechie

    reechie Senior Member

    All of the Marx Brothers movies (Paramounts now out of print, the remainder have never been issued on DVD)
    Classic Warner Brothers Cartoons
    King Kong (original)
    Ed Wood (scheduled for release last year, but pulled)
    The T.A.M.I. Show
    The Big TNT Show
  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Love to get Alfred Hitchcock Presents TV shows on one complete boxset...
  14. njwiv

    njwiv Senior Member

    Atlanta, GA
    The Criterion DVD of this title is fantastic -- well worth seeking out. Also, I believe that Universal will be releasing a "proper" version of it soon.

    You mentioned a few semi-obscure TV series. I would love to see SLEGDEHAMMER! (starring David Rasche) make it to DVD.
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The Complete First Season of Baretta is
    on DVD...Seems in season...
  16. njwiv

    njwiv Senior Member

    Atlanta, GA
    Another excellent suggestion. I had to buy all four Universal sets (with repetition) in order to get all 4 discs of the AHP shows that were directed by the master. Fortunately, my mom also loves Hitchcock, so she enjoyed the "surplus" DVDs.
  17. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Invaders From Mars. 1953 version.

    Better yet, someone spend a little money and restore this feature to 3D!
  18. ZIPGUN99

    ZIPGUN99 Active Member

    Heh heh, the eighties version was the first movie I bought on DVD.

    The '53 version is a real favorite of mine...the director was William Cameron Menzies, who was one of the great all time set designers and art directors. He designed "gone with the wind" (remember the burning of atlanta?) and tons of movies going back to the silent era.

    His other memorable movies as director:
    "The Shape of Things"- a thirties sci-fi epic starring Raymond Massey.
    "The Thief of Baghdad"- the 40's version with Sabu. Menzies was the designer on the original silent version.

    They should put out El Topo on DVD in america! I needs to see it. I needs to see it bad.
  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Heard any rumors of a AC TV box? I absolutely loved that series...How many TV episodes are on the 4 DVD's?
    Must of been a lot of coin for those 4 AC boxsets...
  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Jekyll and Hyde Together Again...Remember Mark Blankfield?...Funny 80's flick!
  21. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    "Things To Come", eh?
  22. ZIPGUN99

    ZIPGUN99 Active Member

    yeh, that's the one!
  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    The 1953 version of "Invaders From Mars" is available on DVD from Image...list price $24.95.
  24. Steve Hoffman

    Steve Hoffman Your host Your Host

    Yeah, but it's probably that same patched print that we have on the laser disc version.

    Meanwhile, the original Cinecolor negative just SITS THERE because no one wants to pay the 50 year storage fee.

  25. Jefhart

    Jefhart Forum Resident

    Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
    Tale of Two Cities
    Prisoner Of Zenda (Ronald Coleman)
    The Sea Hawk
    Captain Blood
    La Strada

    I could go on and on.

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