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 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:46 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

It was released here in the UK as, The Dynamite Man From Glory Jail. Funny how it never even got a DVD release, after all we are talking James Stewart. I last saw it about two years ago on the telly, an old 4x3 transfer.


In the last few years, Turner Classic Movies here in the States has been running a nice widescreen print.

 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 5:43 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Pia Zadora is THE LONELY LADY.

So is this something you're dying to see released? Have you actually seen it? Just want to clarify before trying to hunt it down.


Would love to see the hilarious "sex under the influence" scene, or the infamous "hallucination" scene in high definition. It's the movie that killed once and for all the hackneyed Jacqueline Susann/Harold Robbins school of trash spectaculars that plagued the cinema in the late '70s/early '80s.


Who cares about story or acting? It's got Pia Zadora in it. Good enough for me!
I will add "Emily" with Koo Stark. Late night cable in the 80's was awesome.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 5:54 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

CITIZENS BAND was a critically acclaimed box office dud from 1977. This Jonathan Demme film is about how the citizens band radio craze of the 1970s affected the lives of all of the characters in the film. It was Demme’s first film not connected with Roger Corman. While the film is worthwhile, its early Bill Conti score is less so. It's sparingly used and doesn't seem to have the melodies that I usually associate with Conti.

CITIZENS BAND opened on 18 May 1977 in 200 theaters in thirty cities (not including New York) It was quickly pulled from venues when it failed to draw audiences. Paramount retitled the film “Handle With Care,” and it was selected to screen at the New York Film Festival on 30 September 1977. Paramount planned to then open the film in New York City at the Little Carnegie, a Manhattan art-house theater. But Daily Variety reported that the four-week engagement at the Little Carnegie was “disastrous.” In November 1977, Paramount then took the unusual measure of booking the film into two New York City theaters for five days of free screenings. But nothing could stir interest in the film.

CITIZENS BAND finally got a videotape release in 1998, in the waning days of VHS, and is available as a download, but has never been on DVD. Like Paramount's barely seen WHITE DOG, it might make a good Criterion release.



It's posted Bob, thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 5:55 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

How about a couple of unreleased comedies:






Both posted and thanks for the posters.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 5:57 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

The original One Million BC 1940. I first saw it at Saturday morning pictures (Brits of a certain age will know what I'm talking about), & I thought it was brilliant. And two fifties British b/w POW WW2 films, Albert R.N. '53 & Danger Within '58. Oh, & a fifties Hammer war film, The Steele Bayonet, like Albert R.N. I haven't seen it since the sixties (on the Telly). Danger Within shows up quite often on TV in a battered old print.

And of course, The Honkers 1972 A rodeo film starring the late & oh so great, James Coburn. No excuses for this one not being available.


Couldn't find any of the five on DVD so all have been posted, thanks.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 6:52 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I just loved TONY RANDALL"S performance in FOOLIN AROUND-80- A CLASSIC. Think about it folks, don't you think this is one thread that should go on until this board closes down?THE UGLY DUCKLING-59- Is it lost?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:34 AM   
 By:   arthur grant   (Member)

  • GREED (1924) - von Stroheim
  • THE WEDDING MARCH (1928) - von Stroheim
  • BEGGARS OF LIFE (1928) - Wellman
  • TEMPTATION HARBOR (1947) - Comfort
  • MOONRISE (1948) - Borzage
  • NIGHT HAS A THOUSAND EYES (1948) - Farrow
  • M (1951) - Losey
  • THE LUSTY MEN (1952) - Ray
  • FILMING 'OTHELLO' (1978) - Welles

    They've all been posted, thanks!

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     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 7:46 AM   
     By:   arthur grant   (Member)

    How about a couple of unreleased comedies:



    Good choice, Storyteller. Love this movie.Great cast with Malcolm McDowall, Daniel Stern, Ed Begley Jr as Colin Beverly.

    Here's another one: Nightflyers with Catherine Mary Stewart and Michael Praed.

    Greg Espinoza


    'Nightflyers' has been posted as well, thanks. BTW I noticed it's from a novel by George (Game of Thrones) R.R. Martin

     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 8:59 AM   
     By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:34 AM   
     By:   arthur grant   (Member)

    FREUD w/Montgomery Clift

    FREUD has been issued on DVD in both the UK and Australia. I realize you probably want a region 1 release however there are several things to consider. Both releases of this title are legitimate widescreen transfers, and both have a running time of 134 minutes. This last point is important with this title because there has been much demand for the longer version of this film. If you allow for the PAL speed up (approximately 4%), then this should be that 140 minute original version (as opposed to the 120 minute version many are familiar with).

    There is however one contentious point concerning a dream sequence that may be missing on these DVDs. I am currently looking into it. If it is indeed missing (I have the Australian DVD so I will check it myself), then I will post this title indicating that a non-edited version is wanted. I will let you know either way.

    BTW, this Board will be an ongoing project. So if I find that any title on it is released anywhere, it will be transferred to another Pinterest Board of New Releases also accessible from www.thecinemacafe.com website...(just click on the "P" icon appearing on the Home page).

    Thanks again to everyone for the suggestions. I will try to keep up and respond to all of them. I only ask that they be important or meaningful to you (as opposed to some random title that you wouldn't watch if it was free and in front of you).





     
     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 9:46 AM   
     By:   MusicMad   (Member)

    I'm annoyed this slipped my memory - now playing the fabulous score! - the 1974 film The Dove ... Joseph Bottoms & Deborah Raffin.

    Producer: Gregory Peck ; Director: Charles Jarrott
    see: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071438/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

    A film I had no interest in seeing as a young teenager ... and then in 1976 I got the score and had to see the film ... wonderful, pure entertainment.

    I manged to get the VHS of it 20+ years ago ... long gone, of course, and I haven't seen the film for far too many years.

    Mitch

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 11:01 AM   
     By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

    I don't want to change the subject slightly, but I couldn't resist listing five television series shamefully STILL not on D.V.D. or Blu Ray
    #1. The Defenders
    #2. The Felony Squad
    #3. The Jack Benny Program
    #4. The Burns & Allen Show
    #5. Kraft Suspense Theatre

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 2:22 PM   
     By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

    John Frankenheimer's 1982 film The Challenge has never seen a legit release. I'd love to have it.

    Me too! Thanks for reminding me. It's posted along with some of my choices which I'll quickly list here soon.


    It looks like a DVD of The Challenge has been released in Germany.

    http://www.amazon.de/Wenn-H%C3%B6lle-gehen-Challenge-uncut/dp/B00H85MXN2/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1396991875&sr=1-1&keywords=the+challenge

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 10:36 PM   
     By:   riotengine   (Member)

    It was released here in the UK as, The Dynamite Man From Glory Jail. Funny how it never even got a DVD release, after all we are talking James Stewart. I last saw it about two years ago on the telly, an old 4x3 transfer.


    In the last few years, Turner Classic Movies here in the States has been running a nice widescreen print.


    Antenna TV also ran it, though in a P&S version.

    Greg Espinoza

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 8, 2014 - 10:53 PM   
     By:   riotengine   (Member)

    In the Mickey Rooney Thread, Bob mentioned Baby Face Nelson and The Bold And The Brave. Bold and The Brave has only been released in the UK on R2 PAL DVD.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bold-Brave-DVD-Wendell-Corey/dp/B0039LAQ6U/ref=sr_1_8?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1397022714&sr=1-8&keywords=bold+and+the+brave

    Also recently talked about in another thread, Secret Of The Incas has only been released on a Spanish R2 PAL DVD.

    http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Incas-NON-USA-FORMAT-Import/dp/B0091Z485S/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1397022606&sr=8-3&keywords=secret+of+the+incas

    When Eight Bells Toll has never gotten a stateside DVD release. Long overdue.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Eight-Bells-Toll-DVD/dp/B0001P1B3O/ref=sr_1_1?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1397022977&sr=1-1&keywords=when+eight+bells+toll+1971

    Two movies I've been waiting for for years to come out on domestic DVD are Roger Corman's Machine Gun Kelly, and It Conquered The World. They were only released domestically on now OOP VHS. I had a buddy burn them both to DVDR for me. The UK DVD of It Conquered The World was an abysmal, edited transfer.

    And I would also kill for a DVD or blu-ray release of Darker Than Amber. smile

    Greg Espinoza

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 3:51 AM   
     By:   arthur grant   (Member)

    Pia Zadora is THE LONELY LADY.

    So is this something you're dying to see released? Have you actually seen it? Just want to clarify before trying to hunt it down.


    Would love to see the hilarious "sex under the influence" scene, or the infamous "hallucination" scene in high definition. It's the movie that killed once and for all the hackneyed Jacqueline Susann/Harold Robbins school of trash spectaculars that plagued the cinema in the late '70s/early '80s.


    Ok then. One of those so bad it's good sort of flicks only the consensus seems to be that it's so bad it bypasses good and goes back to bad again. But hey, now I'd like to see it, so that making 2 of us at least...it's posted.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 4:36 AM   
     By:   arthur grant   (Member)

    Immoral tales-76-I remember seeing this film in the movies and I remember one scene where there is about a 100 naked girls with great figures. erotic, but done in good taste.A movie called BOARDWALK- 80- Lee Strasberg.Le chat-73=A good drama with a nice phillipe sarde score etc,etc.

    Hi Dan,

    Immoral Tales (Contes immoraux) was put out legitimately on DVD widescreen with English subtitles.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Immoral-Tales-DVD-Lise-Danvers/dp/B00009P9KY/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1397042171&sr=1-3&keywords=immoral+tales

    It's also available on a German Blu-Ray but without English subtitles.

    Boardwalk (1979) was issued in March of this year by MVD Visual on Blu-Ray.

    http://www.dvdverdict.com/reviews/boardwalkbluray.php

    Le chat (1971) I must investigate further. It was issued as part of a 3 film set of Jean Gabin films but "on demand" so it may not be legitimate. I'll keep you posted.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 4:52 AM   
     By:   arthur grant   (Member)

    LET IT BE – The Beatles’ final film opened about a month after Paul McCartney publicly announced that he was leaving the group. It was built around the band’s final live performance, which was filmed on 30 January 1969 on the rooftop of the Apple Corps building in London. The film also incorporates footage of Beatles’ recording sessions that was originally shot for a planned television special. The film hints at the dissension in the group that would lead to their eventual breakup, and much more of such footage was excised from the film before release.

    The Beatles won an Oscar for LET IT BE in the category "Original Song Score", which Quincy Jones accepted on their behalf. The film was released on VHS video, RCA SelectaVision videodisc, and laserdisc in the USA in the early 1980s, but has been unavailable since. Numerous bootlegs of the film can be found, all sourced from those early releases. Reportedly, Paul and Ringo are against any further release of the film, because they believe it would hurt The Beatles’ brand. We’re not likely to see the film during their lifetimes.



    Love to see it again. Thanks for all of the fascinating info on it.
    Oh, and of course it's posted.

     
     
     Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 5:15 AM   
     By:   arthur grant   (Member)

    Pia Zadora is THE LONELY LADY.

    So is this something you're dying to see released? Have you actually seen it? Just want to clarify before trying to hunt it down.


    Would love to see the hilarious "sex under the influence" scene, or the infamous "hallucination" scene in high definition. It's the movie that killed once and for all the hackneyed Jacqueline Susann/Harold Robbins school of trash spectaculars that plagued the cinema in the late '70s/early '80s.


    Who cares about story or acting? It's got Pia Zadora in it. Good enough for me!
    I will add "Emily" with Koo Stark. Late night cable in the 80's was awesome.


    Well I'm trying to keep an open mind here but you're not making it easy. The 'Lonely Lady' is posted so let's move on to 'Emily': This sounds like nothing more than soft core porn and not even good porn at that. I mean, are you really asking me to put this on the same board with 'The Fifth Seal' from Hungary, an unequivocal masterpiece of cinema, simply because some chick looks hot with her clothes off? Take a look at these comments on 'Emily' and tell me what you think:

    "If watching this for a great storyline, acting, writing, or character development, your definitely not watching for the right reasons. It's an el cheapo sex film, nothing more, nothing less."

    Another:

    "The movie is horribly directed and acted all through.It contains unbelievable scene sequence and the story is so unrealistic that it starts to bore after fifteen minutes. I wonder whether there is any connection of the plot with the writing of the legend Marquis de Sade. Everyone in the movie seem to be obsessed with one and only one feeling, and that is sex. The major sex scene at the end of the movie is also unerotic and boring. Don't watch this movie even if u r a fan of Koo Stark."

    Still another:

    "An attempt at some semblance of soft-core porn that is neither enticing, nor the least bit interesting. It's the kind of movie a 12 year old watches at three a.m. only to see a pair of breasts, then to be disappointed when they don't see enough of them and the result is about 10 minutes of nudity and about 1 hour and 15 minutes of useless dialogue."





     
     Posted:   Apr 9, 2014 - 6:26 AM   
     By:   RoryR   (Member)

    I'd very much like to see Paramount release on Blu-ray THE PRESIDENT'S ANALYST and THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG.

     
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