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 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

James at 15 (later James at 16) which aired during 1977-78. One of the better "coming of age" shows. I was too young to appreciate it when it originally aired, but watched it on A&E in the late '80s. One memorable moment, at least to my sensitive self, was when a friend of James' (Lance "Salem's Lot" Kerwin) had died and the soundtrack played the Simon & Garfunkel song, "Bookends."

Here's the theme song:



I understand Kerwin was a chronic pot smoker with serious drug issues later- a shame because he was a talented kid in this show and SALEM'S LOT.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 3:58 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I understand Kerwin was a chronic pot smoker with serious drug issues later- a shame because he was a talented kid in this show and SALEM'S LOT.

Yeah, he was perfect in the role and really brought out the sensitive teen element so crucial to the role. Someone here also confirmed my longstanding memory of James and his Swedish girlfriend going to see STAR WARS in the theatre and there were scenes of TIE Fighters flitting around. He later "lost" (more like "gave away") his virginity to this chick and the show was subsequently retitled "James at 16." I think you and I talked about this show some years ago, StevenJ.

But yeah, a worthwhile show.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 4:12 PM   
 By:   Steve Johnson   (Member)

I understand Kerwin was a chronic pot smoker with serious drug issues later- a shame because he was a talented kid in this show and SALEM'S LOT.

Yeah, he was perfect in the role and really brought out the sensitive teen element so crucial to the role. Someone here also confirmed my longstanding memory of James and his Swedish girlfriend going to see STAR WARS in the theatre and there were scenes of TIE Fighters flitting around. He later "lost" (more like "gave away") his virginity to this chick and the show was subsequently retitled "James at 16." I think you and I talked about this show some years ago, StevenJ.

But yeah, a worthwhile show.


I seem to remember talking about it. It was a good little show, I was fairly enough close to his age at the time to appreciate it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 5:41 PM   
 By:   BasilFSM   (Member)

There's one movie I'd love to own on DVD...

Frauds (1993)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106963/


I have it on VHS and I've seen it twice now. It's a fun, campy film, but also very odd. I have a guilty pleasure to Phil Collins' music, but seeing his acting here is a big treat for me. The score by Guy Gross is also very nice.


I suppose I wouldn't mind seeing Dink the Little Dinosaur on DVD either (all 21 episodes), but I don't think I'd want to be watching THAT with anyone else in the room... big grin razz

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 6:03 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

I'd also like to see DARKROOM, a one-season horror anthology program from 1981-82, hosted by James Coburn. Levinson and Link produced this! It may have been a clunker, but it was inspirational enough to get me into the good stuff, like the original Twilight Zone and Night Gallery.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081849/

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Of course, I've mentioned "The Felony Squad" in various threads, but I would like to see the television adaptation of "A Hatful Of Rain" which starred Michael Parks, Sandy Dennis, Don Stroud, Peter Falk and Herschel Bernardi. The feature film with Don Murray was fine, but I like to see this on D.V.D (like part of Image Entertainment's "Broadway Theatre Archive") because I remember seeing the climax with Falk and Bernardi on "A.B.C.'s Silver Anniversary Celebration". Another special I would to see is "The Sullivan Years" a retrospective of "The Ed Sullivan Show" which was the first special Sullivan produced after his variety series was cancelled after 23 seasons. I consider it superior to "The Best Of The Ed Sullivan Show" special that aired 20 years later, in that the last named had some of the music replaced. It can be seen at The Paley Center For The Media in Los Angeles.

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 6:58 PM   
 By:   Dan J. Schulte   (Member)

STEEL (Lee Majors)
THE LAST CHASE
THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER
NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER
THE SOLDIER
FOOLIN' AROUND
MIDDLE AGE CRAZY
THE NORSEMAN
THE CHALLENGE
RED HEAT (Linda Blair)
THE KEEP
SCREAMS OF A WINTER NIGHT
BALTIMORE BULLET
HARDBALL (TV SERIES)
WARLORDS OF ATLANTIS

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 7:06 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)

I'm going to agree with a few of Dan's and add some more of my own:

STEEL (Lee Majors)
THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER
NIGHT OF THE JUGGLER
THE SOLDIER
FOOLIN' AROUND (I really really really want this one)
THE CHALLENGE
Fourth Protocol (1987)
The Fourth War
Jacks Back

 
 Posted:   Oct 10, 2010 - 8:45 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

I think they should have some sort of "Best of David Letterman" collection of sketches he did on his show, maybe from the 80's and early 90's. They were always so hilarious...like the times where he would do a segment where he just gets up from his desk and goes anywhere and the camera follows him, or when he would drive through the tollbooth over and over and over and bother the tollbooth worker...I would love to have a DVD of his older sketches.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 8:10 AM   
 By:   John B. Archibald   (Member)

THE EGYPTIAN

Cannot understand why this has never been released to DVD.....

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 10:01 AM   
 By:   Heath   (Member)

"A Cold Night's Death" - terrific sci-fi/mystery TV movie set in Antarctica with Robert Culp and Eli Wallach - these guys put in smart performances to create tension in what is actually a simple two-hander. It also has a great, ultra-bleak electronic score by Gil Melle (better than Andromeda Strain, IMO).

"One of My Wives Is Missing" - another TV movie. Ingenious murder mystery with James Franciscus and Jack Klugman. Good fun. It has a really nice Columbo-esque score by Billy Goldenberg. I haven't seen it in years and years, but I have positive memories of it!

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)

I would really love to have a DVD of the TV movie "Timestalkers" with Klaus Kinski and William Devane.

 
 Posted:   Oct 11, 2010 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   scorechaser   (Member)


The Fourth War
/endquote]

I don't know how much this helps, but there is a german dvd of this movie avaiable:

http://www.amazon.de/Powerplay-Roy-Scheider/dp/B003ETPOHI/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1286817522&sr=1-3

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2010 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   DeputyRiley   (Member)

License to Drive

 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2010 - 7:24 PM   
 By:   Storyteller   (Member)


The Fourth War
/endquote]

I don't know how much this helps, but there is a german dvd of this movie avaiable:

http://www.amazon.de/Powerplay-Roy-Scheider/dp/B003ETPOHI/ref=sr_1_3?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1286817522&sr=1-3


Thanks score, but I'll just hope for an American release. Though I do buy from other countries from time to time, I'm just tired of converting from region 2 (or any other region) to region 1.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 14, 2010 - 10:31 PM   
 By:   Doc Loch   (Member)

Glad someone mentioned GREED. I was determined to show this in my Film History class this semester and had to resort to using the commercial VHS tape. It's an absolute crime that one of the greatest films of the silent era is not available on DVD.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2010 - 11:27 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

I would like to see the 1934 German version of "The Brothers Karamazov" ("Karamazov"), which had a score by Karol Rathaus, which Bernard Herrmann referred as one of "the best film scores he ever heard" (perhaps in need of a rerecording?).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2010 - 11:30 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- Episode "Fire Maidens From Outer Space"

Or how about their slamming of "Time Of The Apes"? I remember seeing this and couldn't stop laughing!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 15, 2010 - 11:32 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (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


Richard, "Monte Walsh" will be out on D.V.D. next month.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 17, 2010 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   CinemaScope   (Member)

THE EGYPTIAN

Cannot understand why this has never been released to DVD.....


I'm lucky, I have the Spanish DVD that looks & sounds fantastic (ten times better than the restored, The Robe, which looks very proccessed). The Spanish company licenced it from Fox, & I would think that the master they supplied was a down-convert from a high def master. Fox have done the work & spent the money, so why can't they release it on DVD & BD?

 
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