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 Posted:   Aug 29, 2010 - 10:24 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

There is only one movie that I currently feel is criminally unreleased on DVD: SubUrbia.

Richard Linklater (Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, A Scanner Darkly, Slacker) directs; stars Giovanni Ribisi, Steve Zahn, Nicky Katt, Parker Posey; based on a fascinating play by Eric Bogosian (Talk Radio, Sex Drugs & Rock 'n Roll).

I'm not even going to mention the so-called "films" and obscure TV shows that are easily available on DVD while this one languishes in prehistoric VHS format.



What movie do you want to see released? (besides the Dolph Lundgren sci-fi actioner I Come In Peace)

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2010 - 10:43 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

Oh, and Party of Five seasons 4-6. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr...mad

 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2010 - 10:46 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

The Glass Key (Alan Ladd version)-This is a crime that's it's not available yet.
Up The Creek
Tuff Turf
If Tomorrow Comes (TV mini-series)
The Pink Jungle
The Wizard Of Speed And Time
The Last Chase
Dudes

It's late so I know there is more I am not remembering right now.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 29, 2010 - 11:33 PM   
 By:   Michael24   (Member)

Some of my selections, copied from a similar thread elsewhere . . .

Mr. Boogedy / Bride of Boogedy - Staples of my childhood, and my VHS copy of the first is long gone. Would love to revisit them again on DVD. With the first being only 40-something minutes and the second one 100-something, both could probably easily fit on a single disc even if they did a bare bones release, which would be better than nothing.

Avenging Force - One of my favorite revenge flicks and star Michael Dudikoff's best. There's a Region 2 DVD, but nothing still in the U.S.

Catch Me If You Can - Stephen Sommers' 1989 directing debut, about a teen hot rodder who convinces the class president to gamble on his illegal street races to raise money for their high school that's facing closure. I'm surprised this was never released post-The Mummy to cash-in on his success, like Disney did with The Adventures of Huck Finn and The Jungle Book.

Ghost Town - 1988 Charles Band production about a modern day sheriff trapped in a ghost town haunted by the spirits of an outlaw and his gang, whom he must battle to rescue an abducted girl and free the spirits of the townspeople held in limbo by the gang. The movie is actually just a Workprint that was taken from the director and dumped to VHS for release, so I'd like to see somebody like Anchor Bay pick it up and let the director finish it, if possible, for a DVD release.

The Good Old Boys - Tommy Lee Jones' directorial debut, a terrific 1995 telefilm for TNT about cowboys at the turn of the century.

Jekyll & Hyde - 1990 TV movie starring Michael Caine. I remember enjoying it at the time and would like to see it again.

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow - 1980 TV movie starring Jeff Goldblum as Ichabod Crane. My dad and I were just talking about this version last night. I haven't seen it in so long, but I remember watching it yearly when I was a kid.

The Race for the Double Helix - 1987 TV movie, also starring Goldblum, about the race to find the structure of DNA. I only saw it in my high school Biology class and really liked it.

For TV shows, I'd like to have The Wonder Years (no chance with all the music rights issues, but a guy can dream), Pointman, Time Trax, Season 2 of L.A. Heat, and the remaining episodes of ExoSquad.

 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2010 - 4:07 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Steven Soderbergh's KAFKA (1991).

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2010 - 11:39 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

I’ll limit my list to Region 1 DVDs that are needed, just from one year--1971:

The Battle of Neretva – multinational cast in epic war film
Bless the Beasts and Children – Stanley Kramer [EDIT: now available as a Columbia made-on-demand disc]
The Boy Friend – Ken Russell's G-rated musical [EDIT: now available as a Warner Archive made-on-demand disc]
The Deserter – Burt Kennedy western
The Devils – Ken Russell's X-rated religious-political drama
Doc – Frank Perry western [EDIT: has been released as noted below]
The Go-Between – Joseph Losey period romance
Going Home – little seen Robert Mitchum drama
Happy Birthday, Wanda June – Rod Steiger in a Kurt Vonnegut play
Joe Hill – Bo Widerberg film about labor leader
King Lear – Paul Scofield in adaptation by Peter Brook
The Last Run – George C. Scott crime drama with Goldsmith score[EDIT: now available as a Warner Archive made-on-demand disc]
The Love Machine – soap opera film based on the Jacqueline Susann novel [EDIT: now available as a Columbia made-on-demand disc]
Man In the Wilderness – Richard Harris, John Huston adventure
The Music Lover – Ken Russell's Tchaikovsky biopic [EDIT: now available as a Warner Archive made-on-demand disc]
Pretty Maids All In a Row – Roger Vadim directs Angie Dickinson [EDIT: now available as a Warner made-on-demand disc]
The Seven Minutes – Russ Meyer’s most mainstream film
something big – Dean Martin comedy western
Such Good Friends – Otto Preminger
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song - early blaxploitation film
T.R. Baskin – Candice Bergen and Peter Boyle
Taking Off – Milos Forman’s first U.S. film
The Touch – Ingmar Bergman’s first English-language film, with Elliott Gould and Bibi Andersson
Waterloo – Sergei Bondarchuk’s epic follow-up to his “War and Peace”
When Eight Bells Toll – Alastair MacLean adventure with Anthony Hopkins
Wild Rovers – Blake Edwards western with Goldsmith score [EDIT: now available as a Warner Archive made-on-demand disc]
Willard – Classic horror tale of a boy and his rats

That's a lot of films with big directors and major stars.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 30, 2010 - 11:53 PM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

What Bob DiMucci said.

Frank Perry's DOC is out on DVD by the way, but I'm still waiting for LAST SUMMER, DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, and MAN ON A SWING.

I would like to see six made-for-tv masterpieces released on DVD:

1970 THE BROTHERHOOD OF THE BELL
1970 SOUL SURVIVOR
1971 DUEL -- the original 74 minute telecast that shook the world, not the expanded version Universal released already.
1974 THE LEGEND OF LIZZIE BORDEN
1974 THE NIGHT THAT PANICKED AMERICA
1988 APRIL MORNING

Today, please.

Richard

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 1:29 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)


Frank Perry's DOC is out on DVD by the way . .
Richard


Not in Region 1, as far as I know. Can you give me a source?

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 1:38 AM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

Here you go:

http://www.amazon.com/Doc-Penelope-Allen/dp/B001U6YIAG/ref=pd_bxgy_d_img_a

Good quality transfer, excellent drama, sorry history.

There is also a paperback of the screenplay with a nice intro by Pete Hamill which you can find dirt cheap on amazon. Just do a search under books.

Richard

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 9:16 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Here you go:

http://www.amazon.com/Doc-Penelope-Allen/dp/B001U6YIAG/ref=pd_bxgy_d_img_a

Good quality transfer, excellent drama, sorry history.

There is also a paperback of the screenplay with a nice intro by Pete Hamill which you can find dirt cheap on amazon. Just do a search under books.

Richard


Thanks. No wonder I passed it by, when the Amazon search lists Penelope Allen and John Bottoms as the stars (cast listed in alphabetical order I guess). Stacy Keach and Faye Dunaway get top billing only for the VHS and Region 2 DVD.

 
 Posted:   Aug 31, 2010 - 10:00 AM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Frank Perry's DOC is out on DVD by the way, but I'm still waiting for LAST SUMMER, DIARY OF A MAD HOUSEWIFE, and MAN ON A SWING.

Richard


Don't forget Perry's "Ladybug, Ladybug" (1963), "Play It As It Lays" (1972), "Monsignor" (1982), and "Compromising Positions" (1985).

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 12:23 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I've said it before and I'll say it again... HILL STREET BLUES.

Just about every show on television for the past thirty years owes a debt to it, yet only seasons one and two are on DVD. Season three is available on iTunes, but seasons four through seven are locked away in a vault somewhere.

Yet we have every season of f**king ALF on DVD. Pathetic.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 12:25 AM   
 By:   Essankay   (Member)

MINISTRY OF FEAR (1944)
WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS (1956)
THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS (1942)
MACBETH (1948)
CHIMES AT MIDNIGHT (1965)
FILMING OTHELLO (1978)
LOS OLVIDADOS (1950)
SUBIDA AL CIELO (1952)
EL - THIS STRANGE PASSION (1953)
THE CRIMINAL LIFE OF ARCHIBALDO DE LA CRUZ (1955)
NAZARIN (1959)
LETTER FROM AN UNKNOWN WOMAN (1948)
CAUGHT (1949)
THE RECKLESS MOMENT (1949)
FIVE GRAVES TO CAIRO (1943)
PHANTOM LADY (1944)
THE DARK MIRROR (1946)
CRY OF THE CITY (1948)
GREED (1924)
THE MERRY WIDOW (1925)
THE WEDDING MARCH (1928)
BEGGARS OF LIFE (1928)
RUTHLESS (1948)
THE MASK OF DIMITRIOS (1944)
THE LUSTY MEN (1952)
THE HARDER THEY FALL (1956)
THE BREAKING POINT (1950)
HE RAN ALL THE WAY (1951)
THE BLUE DAHLIA (1946)
OBSESSION (1949)
A MAN ESCAPED (1956)
BOOM! (1968)

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 2:54 AM   
 By:   Richard-W   (Member)

Two of the best westerns ever made:

William A. Fraker's MONTE WALSH (1970)
Robert Young's THE BALLAD OF GREGORIO CORTEZ (1983)

Also, CATTLE ANNIE AND LITTLE BRITCHES with Diane Lane and Burt Lancaster.

Richard

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 7:46 AM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

The original Max Headroom movie would be nice. It's way better than the TV version.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   mastadge   (Member)

Wake in Fright (aka Outback) (1971) by Ted Kotcheff - Great Australian psychological horror film.

A Flash of Green (1984) by Victor Nunez - Wonderful Ed Harris film.

The Decomposition of the Soul (2002) by Massimo Iannetta and Nina Toussaint - Documentary that covers some of the same ground as The Lives of Others.

The Reflecting Skin (1990) by Philip Ridley - Arthouse Lynchian nightmare of vampires and child molestation.

 
 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Cryogenix   (Member)

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 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 9:09 AM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

In any DVD form...

The Legend of Billie Jean


Billie Jean isn't on DVD??? I loved that movie when I was younger. Outside of a brief appearance on Seinfeld, I haven't heard a peep out of Helen Slater since the 80's. She and Justine Bateman and Lori Singer and Meredith Salenger need to team up in a female 80's reunion film: The Expendabelles.

 
 Posted:   Sep 1, 2010 - 4:25 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

BOSTON PUBLIC TV series!!!!!!!!! mad

 
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