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post #31 of 55 Old 06-28-2001, 01:49 PM
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Have any of you seen Bilitis ? It is not on DVD, LD or even VHS. It is a David Hamilton movie. The picture was very beautiful. The music is wonderful. Sarah Brightman put the same theme song of this movie in her last 2 CDs.

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in the USA at least) the AFI's #1 film is still not on DVD - Citizen Kane!
You DO know that will no longer be the case on September 25, yes? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

Warner is coming out with a LOADED (two disc) SE on that date.
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You DO know that will no longer be the case on September 25, yes? http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif

Warner is coming out with a LOADED (two disc) SE on that date.
Is anyone as annoyed as I am at the transparent hucksterism of "two disc sets"? I mean, if you are wanting to put a lot of stuff on it, just make it a double-sided disc!
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Is anyone as annoyed as I am at the transparent hucksterism of "two disc sets"?
Hmm, others are annoyed at the "transparent hucksterism" of DVD-18s, and MUCH prefer two discs for various reasons.

It seems there's just no pleasing everyone.
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What about Grease? It seems to be infinitely delayed. At this rate, it may never be released.
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Errol Flynn and Gary Cooper are under represented on DVD, big time! Where's THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD or SEARGENT YORK? The golden age continues to be slighted in the DVD age. Shazzam, ham is lamb, I wish...I'll work on that magic word!


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Rachael, I agree with you on SERGEANT YORK and THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD. I have ROBIN on laser disc and an old VHS tape of YORK. Both are certainly worthy of a good DVD treatment.

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Hmm, others are annoyed at the "transparent hucksterism" of DVD-18s, and MUCH prefer two discs for various reasons.

It seems there's just no pleasing everyone.
Well, it used to be that they would put the movie on one side and the extras on the other. Instead they are using this marketing term "two disc set!" as a way to charge more. The only advantage I can see is for people with HTPCs and two drives. Then they can put one disk in each drive and have no need to flip the disc.
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I REALLY agree with you Rachael, about Adventures of Robin Hood! It's a Warner title...if they made it look as good as they did North by Northwest...oh my God...the thought makes me salivate! http://www.avsforum.com/ubb/smile.gif
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Robert, it was an MGM title. Is it Warner now? The MGM LD looked awful. The Criterion LD looks wonderful, IMO, one of the best LDs ever. Best wishes!

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Oops, Rachael, now I'm not sure if Robin Hood is a Warner title in a video release sense! I was thinking more in terms of the actual film production than the current release rights! One can only hope...
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Two classic Alfred Hitchcock/Grace Kelly pairings: "Dial M for Murder" and "To Catch a Thief". Another request for "Little Big Man" and as a companion piece "A Man Called Horse". Second the dearth of Gary Cooper, and would like to see "The Fountainhead". Any of the good "tall ship" movies...especially "Mutiny on the Bounty" and "Captain Horatio Hornblower" (Gregory Peck/1951, not the TV series).

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Even with the September release of Citizen Kane, "Dude, Where's My Car?" is already out...

Mike H: I wouldn't worry about To Catch A Thief. It's one of the most popular Fifties movies on the grid, so somebody will do a nice DVD of it, I'm sure.

Tom Hilton: Nice call on RUSSIANS. You left out Jonathan Winters and Topol ("tree" in Russky, I'm told).

Rachel: Viva RAFAEL SABATINI!!!

When I started this thread, I was thinking about movies like:

THE HOSPITAL. George C. Scott's finest performance. It was called Black Comedy during its time, but that was way before anyone ever heard of HMOs...

RYAN'S DAUGHTER. I mentioned this before. An underrated movie, mostly because of its length and pace -- things that David Lean didn't worry about.

PARTY GIRL. Hip and well executed, shot in NYC with Parker Posey and spot-on music.

A THOUSAND CLOWNS. Also shot in NYC, though thirty years earlier. Jason Robards Jr. reprising the Broadway play by Herb Gardiner (founded the Belushi-Radner-Akroyd Saturday Night Live, whose roots are here). An also-ran for Best Picture Oscar. B&W means it will NEVER make it to DVD. ("The Ballad of Cable Hogue", a nice Small Movie, also shows off Robard's talents and Stella Steven's charms.)

THIS ISLAND EARTH. Unfortunately, this classic may fade beyond recovery before some Spielberg decides it's worth rejuvenating. (On second thought, maybe it isn't...)


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I'm sure I've seen THIS ISLAND EARTH on DVD. I think it was an Image title back in the early days...? Best wishes!

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I'm sure I've seen THIS ISLAND EARTH on DVD. I think it was an Image title back in the early days...? Best wishes!

As it is, you can only see it as part of the "Mystery Science Theater 3000" movie. They knew they needed an actually decent movie for their feature.

Other films that I am waiting for with baited breath:

"Bliss" - the Australian film with Barry Otto from Peter Carey's book. Utterly brilliant.

"Mad Max" - ...with the original Aussie accents.
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I'm sure I've seen THIS ISLAND EARTH on DVD. I think it was an Image title back in the early days...? Best wishes!


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As it is, you can only see it as part of the "Mystery Science Theater 3000"
That is incorrect, Chris. I have this DVD, and the movie is NOT part of any MST3K presentation. Rachael is correct.
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THEM and the original THE HAUNTING!

And what about:

Tim Burton's ED WOOD

CLASH OF THE TITANS

20'000 Leagues Under The Sea (Disney)

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I would love to have Wind (Matthew Modine) on DVD. I'm also wearing out my Pentagon Wars video tape and want that on DVD as well.

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Roland, I have the 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA LD and it looks AWFUL!!!! I strongly suspect that the film elements are in shambles. Hopefully, one day Disney will do a restoration project on this film. Best wishes!

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The Sting.

Don't even try to say that thing that sits on some shelves is a DVD. It looks like it was copied from my sister's tape.
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The Sting.

Don't even try to say that thing that sits on some shelves is a DVD. It looks like it was copied from my sister's tape.
Yeah, we have this dreadful "DVD". The winner of seven Academy Awards, nominated for ten, and all we get is a nasty, noisy, panned and scanned disaster. We wanted to watch it one night, and as soon as we noticed that it was a P&S botch job, out of the player it went.

I just did an IMDB search, and found out that it is available in Region 2 in widescreen format. I guess I'll be annoying the MPAA by purchasing an import and playing it on my computer player with DVD Genie.

Follow-up: I just asked my wife, and she told me that both "The Sting" and the butcher job of "Fly Away Home" have been returned to Columbia House. Luckily, "Fly Away Home" is being re-released in a proper wide-screen version for that Carrol Ballard's wonderful composition can be seen in all it's glory.

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Another film that I'm sadly sure will never show up on DVD:

Terry Zwigoff's "Louie Bluie".

The first film from the director of "Crumb", it's possibly the best documentary about music I've ever seen. Of course, there may be some hope - the second best music documentary "Say Amen, Somebody" is out on DVD.
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A Bedtime Story

Now that it's been remade with Steve Martin/Michael Caine, the original Marlon Brando/David Niven film will never see MPEG, I imagine...


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That is incorrect, Chris. I have this DVD, and the movie is NOT part of any MST3K presentation. Rachael is correct.
Actually it was covered in MST3K: The Movie - and they did a great job I might add. "Normal View! Normal View!"
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Roland, I have the 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA LD and it looks AWFUL!!!! I strongly suspect that the film elements are in shambles. Hopefully, one day Disney will do a restoration project on this film. Best wishes!
I have the archive edition LD too and it really looks awful! One of my favorite movies!


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