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Here is my wish-list of titles not available on region 1 DVD, as well as
shorter lists of titles needing restoration or anamorphic upgrades.

Some are available on PAL, others have never even been on VHS.

Please don't bother to tell me how badly they suck. It's my list and I want
them. No point in arguing about taste.

The DVD Journal (http://www.dvdjournal.com/) has shut down, but their "missing
in action" list is still there: http://www.dvdjournal.com/extra/mia.html. It's
not being regularly updated; some of the titles have since become available.

I have added links to the TCM pages for voting. I don't know if this does any good.

* * *

These are missing on region 1:

Agatha (1979) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078736/ ]
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=66899

Admirable Crichton, The (1957) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050100/ ]
U.S. title: Paradise Lagoon
It's a pity that JM Barrie is remembered only for Peter Pan.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcmdb.com/title/title.jsp?stid=66807

[*] Age of Consent (1969) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063991/ ]
Michael Powell, James Mason, Helen Mirren
Scheduled for Jan 6 2009.

[*] Arabesque (1966) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060121/ ]
Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren. Available in PAL.
Scheduled for Nov 11 2008.

Beware, My Lovely (1952) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044417/ ]
Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino. What more do you want?
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=1317

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029929/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=69247

Bribe, The (1949) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041207/ ]
...which I know only from "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid." Ava Gardner, Charles Laughton, Vincent Price.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=2316

Chimes at Midnight, The (1965) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059012/ ]
Orson Welles as Falstaff.
Available in PAL from http://xploitedcinema.com/catalog/ch...ght-p-625.html
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=70831

Conflict (1945) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037611/ ]
Bogart and Greenstreet.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=95

Divorce of Lady X, The (1938) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030063/ ]
Romantic comedy with Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.

[*] Easy Living (1937) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028816/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Available April 22, 2008

Enchanted April (1992) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0101811/ ]
The region 4 PAL is 4:3 and poorly mastered. The region 2 PAL from Sweden
is better quality and anamorphic widescreen.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=74060

Ex-Mrs Bradford, The (1936) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027593/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=2551

Footsteps in the Dark (1941) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033616/ ]
Errol Flynn comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=3458

Footsteps in the Fog (1955) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048087/ ]
It was often on TV in the mid-60s and I want to see it again.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=27900

Four's a Crowd (1938) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030151/ ]
Errol Flynn comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=885

Fourth Protocol, The (1987) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093044/ ]
Hard to believe there is no region 1 disc. Available in PAL widescreen.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=35246

High Road to China (1983) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085678/[ ]
Available in PAL, said to be poor.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=77994

Hôtel du Nord (1938) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030252/ ]
On PAL from Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hotel-Du-Nor...dp/B000E6UXY8/
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=502403

Inferno (1953) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0045911/ ]
Robert Ryan!
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=79215

International Gorillay (1990) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0251144/ ]
Made in Pakistan: kill Salman Rushdie!
Available for $15 from http://www.lostsilver.com/movies/I/I...Guerillas.html

It's a Wonderful World (1939) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031500/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=1460

It's Love I'm After (1937) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029058/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=1791

Jimmy the Gent (1934) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025330/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=242

Light That Failed, The (1939) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031572/ ]
Ronald Colman and Ida Lupino. I'm told the Kipling novel has both happy
and sad ending versions; I honestly don't know which I read. It's difficult to
judge.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=81391

Mad Miss Manton, The (1938) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0030396/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=82281

[*] Major and the Minor, The (1942) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035019/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Available April 22, 2008.

Major Barbara (1941) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033868/ ]
Wendy Hiller and Rex Harrison do Shaw. Available on PAL.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=82446

[*] Midnight (1939) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031647/ ]
Screwball comedy. Being remade; maybe they'll release the original?
Available April 22, 2008.

Midwinter's Tale (1995) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113403/ ]
Aka In the Bleak Midwinter. Directed by Branagh.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=6068

Moon's Our Home, The (1936) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027979/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=83960

Mr Lucky (1943) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036174/ ]
Cary Grant.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=2254

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037158/ ]
Gail Russell. Read the book, want to see the movie.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=85927

Perfect Specimen, The (1937) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0029391/ ]
Errol Flynn comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=369

Pimpernel Smith (1941) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0034027/ ]
Leslie Howard. Wasn't this announced at one time?
Available for $20 from http://www.reelclassicdvd.com/

Pirates of Penzance, The (1983) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086112/ ]
The 1980 TV version with Kline and Rondstadt is available, but not their
1983 theatrical release.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=86746

Private War of Major Benson, The (1955) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0048513/ ]
Charlton Heston comedy (!)
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=87231

[*] Privilege (1967) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062155/ ]
Rock and roll fable.
Available July 29, 2008.

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026955/ ]
Charles Laughton. Read the book, want to see the movie.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=88738

[*] Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, The (1963) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055929/ ]
A Disney made for TV miniseries with Patrick McGoohan. Aka Dr Syn, Alias
the Scarecrow. This was announced at one time but never appeared.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=73310
Available November 11, 2008.

Siege of Firebase Gloria, The [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098328/ ]
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title.jsp?stid=18550

[*] Small Back Room, The (1949) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041886/ ]
Powell/Pressburger. Available in PAL as Hour of Glory.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=507897
Criterion has this for August 2008.

Tawny Pipit, The (1944) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0037352/ ]
British home front birdwatching romance. I saw part of this during PBS
fundraising and want to finish it.

Tchao pantin (1983) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086420/ ]
Claude Berri.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=481200

That Forsyte Woman (1949) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041955/ ]
Errol Flynn and Greer Garson go all Galsworthy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=92691

Theodora Goes Wild (1936) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0028355/ ]
Screwball comedy.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=3797

Tenth Level, The (1975) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075320/ ]
For the William Shatner film festival. Stanley Milgram and the obedience
to authority experiments. Made for TV.

Waterloo (1970) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066549/ ]
I've seen a region 1 disc, but it's not listed at the IMDB. Needs
an anamorphic upgrade anyway.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=95158

World, The Flesh and The Devil, The (1959) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0053454/ ]
Harry Belafonte, Inger Stevens and Mel Ferrer at the end of the world.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=96284

Year of the Comet, The (1992) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105871/ ]
Availble in 4:3 PAL. Needs widescreen update.
Vote at TCM: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=23528

* * *

These need anamorphic upgrades:

1941 (1979) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078723/ ]

Armageddon (1998) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120591/ ]

Cutthroat Island (1995) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112760/ ]

Day of the Triffids (1962) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055894/ ]
Available in a very poor 4:3 edition. Widescreen PAL available?

Emma (1996) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116191/ ]
Gwynneth Paltrow.

Extreme Prejudice [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092997/ ]
Walter Hill, pan-and-scan only.

Firelight (1997) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119125/ ]
Sophie Marceau; Jane Eyre hotted up a bit. The region 1 disc is 4:3; a
widescreen PAL is available.

Hard Times [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0073092/ ]
Walter Hill. The 1999 edition was a flipper with anamorphic widescreen on
one side. The 2005 rerelease was pan-and-scan only.

Hell in the Pacific (1968) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063056/ ]

Hope and Glory (1987): [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093209/ ]

Horseman on the Roof, The (1995) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0113362/ ]
Both the IMDB and Amazon say this is anamorphic, but the one I have seen
was letterboxed, and it is the only region 1 disc I can find.

Impromptu (1991) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102103/ ]

Ladyhawke (1985) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089457/ ]

Prospero's Books (1991) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102722/ ]
There is a poor 4:3 region 1 disc. The only good edition is a Dutch PAL
disc available only as part of a 5-disc collection.

Queen Margot (1994) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110963/ ]
The current region 1 letterboxed disc is single layer for 144 minutes;
pretty poor quality.

[*]Walkabout (1971) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067959/ ]
Criterion has announced an anamorphic edition for October 2008, the same time as the Blu-Ray version.

While You Were Sleeping (1995) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0114924/ ]

Withnail and I (1987) [imdb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094336/ ]
British "fear and loathing" comedy.

* * *

These need restoration:

Night Train to Munich (1940) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032842/ ]
Carol Reed does Hitchcock. Region 1 DVD exists, but needs restoration.

Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025748/ ]
A couple region 1 discs are available, but needs restoration.

[*] Stairway to Heaven (1946) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038733/ ]
Aka A Matter of Life and Death. Powell/Pressburger. Region 1 disc is said
to be poor. Available on PAL.
Scheduled for Jan 6 2009.

* * *

In general:

More Deanna Durbin. The rest of Errol Flynn.

Where are the McDonald/Eddy musicals? I saw in a studio interview that these are in preparation, but need a lot of work.

-Bill
post #2 of 145
I'd love to see a good job done to 1941, preferably on HDM. The only VHS tape I own that I wish would come out on DVD is "Hearts of Darkness", the documentary on making Apocalypse Now.

larry
post #3 of 145
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Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

The only VHS tape I own that I wish would come out on DVD is "Hearts of Darkness", the documentary on making Apocalypse Now.

larry

Yes - a great documentary. Just out on DVD. HERE is the amazon link.
I will be getting it.

A couple of movies I'd like to see released are: William Wellman's "Gallant Journey" (1946) A young Glenn Ford in a biopic about early flight. Great movie - great ending.
And I want to see "The Adventures of Mark Twain" (1944). Fredric March was excellent in this hollywoodized version of Twain's life. The ending is great in this one as well.
post #4 of 145
Several important Ford pictures still lacking on DVD; his last picture "7 Women", "The Sun Shines Bright", "Wagonmaster".

I'd like to see the original premier roadshow version of The Waynamo, the LD boxset is one reason I keep the old CLD-704 around.

I'd like an anamorphic version of the Polish spectacle "With Fire and Sword".
post #5 of 145
To add to the anamorphic upgrade list:

48 Hours (25th anniversary just came and went)
Bound
Grosse Pointe Blank
Rock and Roll High School
post #6 of 145
When it comes to movies, my list is gone. Everything I knew I wanted I have. I do look forward to movies I don't know about coming out on DVD for me to discover.

But there's still a huge list of TV shows out there that aren't on DVD. Some (from the live era) probably have no hope of ever existing. But there's still tons from the tape era. But that's probably a different thread....
post #7 of 145
Lili, with Leslie Caron, needs to be on DVD.
post #8 of 145
Surprising that the Criterion Armageddon dvd is not anamorphic.
post #9 of 145
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by juancmjr View Post

Surprising that the Criterion Armageddon dvd is not anamorphic.

Yes. They stuck with letterboxed 4:3 for a long time.

-Bill
post #10 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyrano View Post

Yes - a great documentary. Just out on DVD. HERE is the amazon link.
I will be getting it.

Yes! Thanks! Released on Nov 30, 2007. Just ordered it. I fixed your link to the DVD too.

larry
post #11 of 145
The ones that I want (region 1 anamorphic, of course) include North, Housekeeping, Get Crazy, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, What's the Matter with Helen, and the live version of Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds. I would also like to see Silent Running and Soylent Green remastered with surround sound (they are currently mono.)
post #12 of 145
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

These need restoration:

Night Train to Munich (1940) [http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0032842/ ]
Carol Reed does Hitchcock. Region 1 DVD exists, but needs restoration.

I was not aware that Night Train to Munich was available on DVD. Anyone know where I can get a copy (regardless if it needs restoration)?
post #13 of 145
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by wb2fcr View Post

I was not aware that Night Train to Munich was available on DVD. Anyone know where I can get a copy (regardless if it needs restoration)?

It's on a Madacy disc with two other titles: CAST A DARK SHADOW and THE RED HOUSE. The disc is called MYSTERY & SUSPENSE COLLECTION, isbn: 0-7786-2197-9.

Amazon shows it "currently unavailable".

-Bill
post #14 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

Yes! Thanks! Released on Nov 30, 2007. Just ordered it. I fixed your link to the DVD too.

larry

You're welcome.

Thanks for fixing the link. This is the second time my cutting and pasting a link has needed to be fixed. I must investigate.
post #15 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

It's on a Madacy disc with two other titles: CAST A DARK SHADOW and THE RED HOUSE. The disc is called MYSTERY & SUSPENSE COLLECTION, isbn: 0-7786-2197-9.

Amazon shows it "currently unavailable".

-Bill

Found it for sale on Ebay - thanks!
post #16 of 145
No Time For Sergeants (Griffith, Adams, McCormick)
Some Came Running (Sinatra, Martin, MacClaine), available in PAL
Toys In The Attic (Martin, Hiller, Page)
The Joker Is Wild (Sinatra, Albert, Gaynor, Crain)
Sergeants 3 (Rat Pack)
post #17 of 145
The Who Rocks America
No Moon, but an excellent show anyway.

David Lee Roth
Pure wacky genius with this big budget video.

Elton Live in Australia
I had the LD and now have the bootleg DVD. It’s a great show, but the PQ needs an extreme remastering polish up.

Captain Beyond
Live video from back in the day is up on youtube! This will become available on DVD if there is a god.


Lenny Kravitz: Alive From Planet Earth

It’s a shame this isn’t out on DVD. It so eclipses the DVD that is available.
post #18 of 145
Some Came Running, yeah, one of Sinatra's best pictures. Good score too, Elmer Bernstein as I recall. And directed by Minelli. Good picture.
post #19 of 145
Russ Meyer movies...stuff like Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!, Motor Psycho, Mud Honey, etc...

it prob won't happen..something dubious happened after he died and like his nurse or housekeeper ended up "inheriting" them...the few that are out are really expensive with bad transfers and most you can only get as an import. not really a big deal if you do a region hack...it would just be nice to see a remastered nice transfer with maybe a few extras thrown in...
post #20 of 145
Dino De Laurentiis' "Mandingo"- lot of bootlegs but still no NTSC Region 1 release.
post #21 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyrano View Post

You're welcome.

Thanks for fixing the link. This is the second time my cutting and pasting a link has needed to be fixed. I must investigate.

There's some filters in the forum software that insert "*******" for some parts or URLs from what I can tell. For amazon you only need up to /dp/. After that it's all "fluff".

larry
post #22 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Left Jeff View Post

Russ Meyer movies...stuff like Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!, Motor Psycho, Mud Honey, etc...

Hey, those are all bands!
post #23 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by PooperScooper View Post

There's some filters in the forum software that insert "*******" for some parts or URLs from what I can tell. For amazon you only need up to /dp/. After that it's all "fluff".

larry

Thanks Larry.
post #24 of 145
Where's the box set of Laurel & Hardy sound short subjects? Unbelievably funny stuff!
post #25 of 145
Wont happen in it's original form but..

THE WONDER YEARS!
post #26 of 145
Young Doctors In Love
The Whoppie Boys
post #27 of 145
Zero Population Growth (1972). Not a great movie by any stretch but I'm a sucker for 70s dystopia and Geraldine Chaplin was just gorgeous in it.

I'm tempted to rent it from unbox on amazon. If I can find a coupon, I might splurge.
post #28 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max AD View Post

To add to the anamorphic upgrade list:

48 Hours (25th anniversary just came and went)
Bound
Grosse Pointe Blank
Rock and Roll High School

a favorite of mine, schlocky as it may be, 'deep rising'.

i do have an anamorphic sd dvd version of 'grosse pointe blank' from hdnet movies or some hd movie channel. havent even seen it yet. dont know if its oar or not, yet.

op mentioned 'scarecrow of romney marsh', id love to see that out!
post #29 of 145
Two I'd like to see get more votes at TCM:

"The Swan" with Alex Guinness: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=1726

"Hot Millions" with Peter Ustinov: http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/title/title.jsp?stid=3471
post #30 of 145
I'd like to see almost anything with Laura Antonelli released in Region 1.
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