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post #121 of 145
I have "Day of the Triffids" in non-anamorphic WS.
post #122 of 145
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Originally Posted by inspector View Post

I have "Day of the Triffids" in non-anamorphic WS.

Cool. May I ask where you bought it? Which distributor/label? Finding any widescreen version of that hasn't been easy and descriptions on websites generally don't tell you if it's widescreen or pan and scan.
post #123 of 145
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Originally Posted by hitchfan View Post

Cool. May I ask where you bought it? Which distributor/label? Finding any widescreen version of that hasn't been easy and descriptions on websites generally don't tell you if it's widescreen or pan and scan.


www.CheezyFlicks.com
post #124 of 145
Thanks for the CheezyFilicks link for The Day of the Triffids. I couldn't find what they use as their source medium. The laser disc? I have that. An original 35mm print? Is it a DVD-/+R?

What is your opinion of the pic and sound?

Thanks for any info you can share.
post #125 of 145
I can do it in 480i and then stretch it to the correct OAR...it's still crappy...but it's better than nothing...or full frame!!!
post #126 of 145
Thread Starter 
Four years later, here's an update of the original list. Much has changed. The Manufactured On Demand lines have contributed a lot to making these available, and some Blu-rays have appeared as well.

MOD titles are relatively expensive, but if from before 1970 you can usually rent them from http://www.classicflix.com/.

Again, this is just my want list. It's not meant to be of importance to anyone else.

It's wrong of me to call a title "not available" when it is in print in PAL or as a Blu-ray import. We have the technology to cope and in the future I'll treat it as a world market. I've been importing a lot: it's easy and often economical.

I ignore streaming versions.

Now available on DVD



Agatha (1979)

Admirable Crichton, The (1957) [My review].

Age of Consent (1969) Michael Powell, James Mason, Helen Mirren.

Arabesque (1966) Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren.

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife (1938) Screwball comedy.

Bribe, The (1949) [My review].

Divorce of Lady X, The (1938) Romantic comedy with Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier and Ralph Richardson.

Easy Living (1937) Screwball comedy.

Enchanted April (1992)

Ex-Mrs Bradford, The (1936) [My review].

Footsteps in the Dark (1941) [My review].

Footsteps in the Fog (1955) [My review].

Four's a Crowd (1938) Errol Flynn comedy.

It's a Wonderful World (1939) Screwball comedy.

It's Love I'm After (1937) [My review].

Jimmy the Gent (1934) Screwball comedy.

Mad Miss Manton, The (1938) [My review].

Major and the Minor, The (1942) Screwball comedy.

Major Barbara (1941) Wendy Hiller and Rex Harrison do Shaw. Criterion.

Midnight (1939) Screwball comedy.

Midwinter's Tale (1995) Aka In the Bleak Midwinter. Directed by Branagh.

Mr Lucky (1943) Cary Grant.

Pirates of Penzance, The (1983) The 1980 TV version with Kline and Rondstadt had been available before, but not their 1983 theatrical release.

Privilege (1967) Pop music fable.

Ruggles of Red Gap (1935) [My review].

Scarecrow of Romney Marsh, The (1963) A Disney made for TV miniseries with Patrick McGoohan. Aka Dr Syn, Alias the Scarecrow.

Small Back Room, The (1949) Powell/Pressburger. Criterion.

That Forsyte Woman (1949) [My review].

Theodora Goes Wild (1936) Screwball comedy.

World, The Flesh and The Devil, The (1959) [My review].

Newly restored versions



Night Train to Munich (1940) Criterion. [My review].

Stairway to Heaven (1946)

Available on Blu-ray (these were on DVD but needed anamorphic upgrades)



Armageddon (1998)

Cutthroat Island (1995)

Walkabout (1971) Criterion. [My review].

Withnail and I (1987) [My review].

These are still missing on region 1 (and often, elsewhere)



Beware, My Lovely (1952) Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino. What more do you want? Vote at TCM.

Chimes at Midnight, The (1965) Orson Welles as Falstaff. Amazon and Amazon UK show a couple of editions of this but they look "unofficial". Vote at TCM.

Conflict (1945) Bogart and Greenstreet. Vote at TCM.

Fourth Protocol, The (1987) Hard to believe there is no region 1 disc. Available in PAL and Amazon has a region-free Korean NTSC import. [My review]. Vote at TCM.

High Road to China (1983) Available in 4:3 PAL, said to be poor. Vote at TCM.

Hotel du Nord (1938) On PAL and Amazon has a region-free Korean NTSC import. Vote at TCM.

Inferno (1953) Robert Ryan! Available on PAL. Twilight Time is supposed to do this but there's no date set as yet. Vote at TCM.

International Gorillay (1990) Made in Pakistan: kill Salman Rushdie! Said to be hilarious.

Light That Failed, The (1939) 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.

Moon's Our Home, The (1936) Screwball comedy. Vote at TCM.

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) Gail Russell. Vote at TCM.

Perfect Specimen, The (1937) Errol Flynn comedy. Vote at TCM.

Pimpernel Smith (1941) Leslie Howard. Wasn't this announced at one time? Available on PAL and for $20 from http://www.reelclassicdvd.com/ (a tape bootleg?)

Private War of Major Benson, The (1955) Charlton Heston comedy (!) Vote at TCM.

Siege of Firebase Gloria, The (1989) Wings Hauser and R. Lee. Ermey in Vietnam. I must see it again. Vote at TCM.

Tawny Pipit, The (1944) British home front birdwatching romance. I saw part of this during PBS fundraising and want to finish it. Available on PAL.

Tchao pantin (1983) Claude Berri. Available on PAL. Vote at TCM.

Tenth Level, The (1975) For the William Shatner film festival. Stanley Milgram and the obedience to authority experiments. Made for TV.

Waterloo (1970) Available on PAL and as region-free NTSC imports at Amazon. Vote at TCM.

Year of the Comet, The (1992) Out of print in 4:3 PAL. Needs a widescreen update. Vote at TCM.

These need anamorphic DVD or Blu-ray upgrades



1941 (1979) Theatrical cut, not director's, please. Anamorphic PAL available. [My review].

Day of the Triffids (1962) Available in 4:3 pan & scanned NTSC and 4:3 letterboxed PAL editions, all very poor.

Emma (1996) Gwynneth Paltrow. Anamorphic PAL and region free Blu-ray import available.

Extreme Prejudice (1987) Walter Hill, pan-and-scan. Anamorphic PAL available. [My review].

Firelight (1997) Sophie Marceau; Jane Eyre hotted up a bit. The region 1 disc is 4:3; a widescreen PAL is available.

Hard Times (1975) Walter Hill. The 1999 edition was a flipper with anamorphic widescreen on one side. The 2005 rerelease was pan-and-scan only. Anamorphic PAL available. [My review].

Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Hope and Glory (1987) [My review].

Horseman on the Roof, The (1995) The US version is both 4:3 letterboxed and edited. Available on full-length anamorphic PAL.

Impromptu (1991) The OAR is 1.66, so 4:3 letterboxed may not be that bad.

Ladyhawke (1985) Available in anamorphic PAL and two Blu-ray imports. [My review].

Prospero's Books (1991) 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) Anamorphic PAL available.

Sorcerer (1977) William Friedkin's remake of Wages of Fear. Some tremendous scenes. Pan & scan only.

While You Were Sleeping (1995) Anamorphic PAL available.

Still needing restoration



Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) Some poor region 1 discs are available.

New additions



Altered States (1980) The ancient DVD is just vile.

Forever Amber (1947) On PAL.

Funeral in Berlin (1966) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL.

Ipcress File, The (1965) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL and as Blu-ray import.

Johnny Nobody (1961) Nigel Patrick as a priest investigating why an American stranger in an Irish village (Aldo Ray) murdered Irish atheist William Bendix for no discernable reason. (recommended by Jim Beaver)

Lonelyhearts (1958) On PAL.

Looking for Mr Goodbar (1977)

Medusa Touch, The (1978) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL.

Ms. 45 (1981) Long out of print.

Quiet Man, The (1952) Bad DVD. [My review].

Thirty Nine Steps, The (1978)

Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (1974) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL.

-Bill
post #127 of 145
Been waiting forever for Mike's Murder.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087722/
post #128 of 145
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Been waiting forever for Mike's Murder.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087722/

Warner Archive has that now -- or was that your meaning?

-Bill
post #129 of 145
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

Warner Archive has that now -- or was that your meaning?

-Bill

Whoa, thanx for that.
post #130 of 145
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Originally Posted by oink View Post

Whoa, thanx for that.

$19.99 @ Amazon!
Thanx again.
post #131 of 145
Still waiting on John Frankenheimer's The Challenge (1982) and Rapa Nui (1994). Rapa Nui would look awesome on BD with the right transfer.
post #132 of 145
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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post

Still waiting on John Frankenheimer's The Challenge (1982) and Rapa Nui (1994). Rapa Nui would look awesome on BD with the right transfer.

If you want it bad enough on DVD:

http://shop.vendio.com/supersounds/i...343/index.html

Not what I would call a BO success:

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=challenge.htm
post #133 of 145
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

If you want it bad enough on DVD:

http://shop.vendio.com/supersounds/i...343/index.html

Not what I would call a BO success:

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=challenge.htm

What does BO have to do with wanting a movie on DVD? Have you seen this movie? Just because it made no money doesn't automatically make it a bad movie. Besides, it didn't cater to a large audience. It was your basic martial arts movie but it had some really good fight scenes; really graphic for it's time.

Also, that link you posted for the DVD is obviously a bootleg. I'm almost sure your not suppose to do that here.
post #134 of 145
post #135 of 145
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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post

rapa nui would look awesome on bd with the right transfer.

+1
post #136 of 145
You kinda have to play armchair businessman and do the numbers regarding obscure movies to DVD or BD. Look up the cost of doing various replication runs including packaging to get a rough idea. Think of what you would "might" make doing as little as 1000 units. And you have WB doing classic titles with their "one-off" service too (I bought one title that way). Streaming would seem to make sense for obscure titles as the economy is too risky to hope to sell through all the disc units you make.

That governs one reason and the other is thorny licensing issues. Some movies were made with specific licenses for music that require another license for a DVD or BD. And the content holders may demand too much. In some cases this may not be so for foreign editions.

And then you have the case for the original version of "Bangkok Dangerous". When the remake came out Firstlook Stuidios put out a DVD of the original but nowhere on the box did it say it was 4:3 or P&S. I was sorely disappointed. Since, a non-region Bluray has been released in Europe but not here. Apparently Firstlook sits on the US rights and does nothing to get a 2:35:1 version. Even the streaming version such as on Amazon is 4:3.
post #137 of 145
I think the days of them printing dvd's are over, to be honest......direct to streaming seems to be the most profitable. If they know they are only going to sell a few thousand, or even just a few hundred thousand copies of a DVD or HD transfer...better to sell the rights to stream them.....

When I saw THE KEEP on Netflix I damn near shat a brick.....but it makes sense, now that streaming is 'established'.
post #138 of 145
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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post

What does BO have to do with wanting a movie on DVD? Have you seen this movie? Just because it made no money doesn't automatically make it a bad movie. Besides, it didn't cater to a large audience. It was your basic martial arts movie but it had some really good fight scenes; really graphic for it's time.

The BO take has everything to do with releasing a movie on optical disc before OD came about.
post #139 of 145
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Originally Posted by Lee Stewart View Post

The BO take has everything to do with releasing a movie on optical disc before OD came about.

Well, whatever the case maybe I still want it. Funny thing is; it costs a whole lot more in 1982 to produce a VHS tape and I'm sure it didn't matter if it's BO number where bad. It was still made available on VHS. Burning onto a DVD is still way cheaper.
post #140 of 145
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Originally Posted by HeadRusch View Post

When I saw THE KEEP on Netflix I damn near s**t a brick....

Those bastards!!

I'd gladly buy this as a one-off if the studio would oblige (though a BD would really be preferable).
post #141 of 145
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Originally Posted by ADU View Post

Those bastards!!

I'd gladly buy this as a one-off if the studio would oblige (though a BD would really be preferable).

Yep, you can Stream THE KEEP.....and the transfer isn't half bad, considering the movie uses lots of soft diffusing lenses anyhow...
post #142 of 145
Well maybe a streaming version means that a disc version isn't too far off. (One can hope. )
post #143 of 145
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Originally Posted by mrhan View Post

Funny thing is; it costs a whole lot more in 1982 to produce a VHS tape and I'm sure it didn't matter if it's BO number where bad. It was still made available on VHS. Burning onto a DVD is still way cheaper.

Not releasing it on DVD at all is cheaper still. In the first decade of home video releases, they tended to release everything just to see what sold. Since that time they've become a lot more conservative on back catalog titles that get released, so some films with limited appeal didn't get a DVD release.

There are quite a few movies that have a following that aren't on DVD. The Keep is still one of them.

Galaxy of Terror from 1981 was released two years ago on DVD, so maybe there is hope.
post #144 of 145
Thread Starter 
Another year has passed! Here is the annual update to my want list.

Now available on disc:

Altered States (1980) On Blu-ray. [My review].

Conflict (1945) Bogart and Greenstreet. [My review].

High Road to China (1983) On Blu-ray. [My review].

Inferno (1953)

Quiet Man, The (1952) Scheduled for Blu-ray in Jan 2013. [My review].

Siege of Firebase Gloria, The (1989) [My review].

While You Were Sleeping (1995) Announced for Blu-ray (but has it dropped off the schedule?)

I have these on PAL or import Blu-ray, so I'm taking them off the want list, but North America continues to suffer:

Still needed:

Beware, My Lovely (1952) Robert Ryan and Ida Lupino. What more do you want? Vote at TCM.

Chimes at Midnight, The (1965) Orson Welles as Falstaff. Amazon and Amazon UK show a couple of editions of this but they look "unofficial". Vote at TCM.

Die Brücke (The Bridge) (1959) Teenaged boys are forced into service by the German army and told to hold a vital bridge. On PAL. (Recommended by Jim Beaver)

Forever Amber (1947) On PAL.

Funeral in Berlin (1966) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL.

Game, Set, and Match (1988) UK miniseries from Len Deighton's spy books.

Hotel du Nord (1938) On PAL and Amazon has a region-free Korean NTSC import. Vote at TCM.

International Gorillay (1990) Made in Pakistan: kill Salman Rushdie! Said to be hilarious.

Ipcress File, The (1965) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL and as Blu-ray import.

Johnny Nobody (1961) Nigel Patrick as a priest investigating why an American stranger in an Irish village (Aldo Ray) murdered Irish atheist William Bendix for no discernable reason. (recommended by Jim Beaver)

Light That Failed, The (1939) 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.

Lonelyhearts (1958) On PAL.

Looking for Mr Goodbar (1977)

Moon's Our Home, The (1936) Screwball comedy. Vote at TCM.

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) Gail Russell. Vote at TCM.

Perfect Specimen, The (1937) Errol Flynn comedy. Vote at TCM.

Pimpernel Smith (1941) Leslie Howard. Wasn't this announced at one time? Available on PAL and for $20 from http://www.reelclassicdvd.com/ (a tape bootleg?)

Private War of Major Benson, The (1955) Charlton Heston comedy (!) Vote at TCM.

Tchao pantin (1983) Claude Berri. Available on PAL. Vote at TCM.

Tenth Level, The (1975) For the William Shatner film festival. Stanley Milgram and the obedience to authority experiments. Made for TV.

Waterloo (1970) Available on PAL and as region-free NTSC imports at Amazon. Vote at TCM.

Year of the Comet, The (1992) Out of print in 4:3 PAL. Needs a widescreen update. Vote at TCM.

These need anamorphic DVD or Blu-ray upgrades:

1941 (1979) Theatrical cut, not director's, please. Anamorphic PAL available. [My review].

Day of the Triffids (1962) I have the 4:3 letterboxed CheezyFlicks version; it's widescreen but poor quality. [My review].

Fearless (1993) Peter Weir, Jeff Bridges. P&S in the the US. I can't tell if the PAL version is widescreen or not.

Hell in the Pacific (1968)

Hope and Glory (1987) [My review].

Horseman on the Roof, The (1995) The US version is both 4:3 letterboxed and edited. Available on full-length anamorphic PAL.

Impromptu (1991) The OAR is 1.66, so 4:3 letterboxed may not be that bad.

Ladyhawke (1985) Available in anamorphic PAL and two Blu-ray imports. [My review].

Sorcerer (1977) William Friedkin's remake of Wages of Fear. Some tremendous scenes. Pan & scan only.

Still needing restoration:

Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) Some poor region 1 discs are available.

-Bill
post #145 of 145
Thread Starter 
How the years fly by! Another end-of-year update to my want list.

Now available on Blu-ray:

Announced for Blu-ray:

Available as DVD or Blu-ray imports:

Emma (1996) Gwynneth Paltrow. Region free Blu-ray import.

Fourth Protocol, The (1987) [My review]. NTSC and PAL imports available.

Firelight (1997)

Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) [My review]. Blu-ray import.

Prospero's Books (1991)

Queen Margot (1994) Anamorphic PAL.

Still needed:

Chimes at Midnight, The (1965) Orson Welles as Falstaff. Amazon and Amazon UK show a couple of editions of this but they look "unofficial". Vote at TCM.

Die Brücke (The Bridge) (1959) Teenaged boys are forced into service by the German army and told to hold a vital bridge. On PAL. (Recommended by Jim Beaver)

Forever Amber (1947) On PAL.

Funeral in Berlin (1966) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL.

Game, Set, and Match (1988) UK miniseries from Len Deighton's spy books.

Hotel du Nord (1938) On PAL and Amazon has a region-free Korean NTSC import. Vote at TCM.

International Gorillay (1990) Made in Pakistan: kill Salman Rushdie! Said to be hilarious.

Ipcress File, The (1965) Out of print on NTSC, available on PAL and as Blu-ray import.

Johnny Nobody (1961) Nigel Patrick as a priest investigating why an American stranger in an Irish village (Aldo Ray) murdered Irish atheist William Bendix for no discernable reason. (recommended by Jim Beaver)

Light That Failed, The (1939) 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.

Lonelyhearts (1958) On PAL.

Looking for Mr Goodbar (1977)

Moon's Our Home, The (1936) Screwball comedy. Vote at TCM.

Our Hearts Were Young and Gay (1944) Gail Russell. Vote at TCM.

Perfect Specimen, The (1937) Errol Flynn comedy. Vote at TCM.

Pimpernel Smith (1941) Leslie Howard. Wasn't this announced at one time? Available on PAL and for $20 from http://www.reelclassicdvd.com/ (a tape bootleg?)

Private War of Major Benson, The (1955) Charlton Heston comedy (!) Vote at TCM.

Tchao pantin (1983) Claude Berri. Available on PAL. Vote at TCM.

Tenth Level, The (1975) For the William Shatner film festival. Stanley Milgram and the obedience to authority experiments. Made for TV.

Waterloo (1970) Available on PAL and as region-free NTSC imports at Amazon. Vote at TCM.

Year of the Comet, The (1992) Out of print in 4:3 PAL. Needs a widescreen update. Vote at TCM.

These need anamorphic DVD or Blu-ray upgrades:

1941 (1979) Theatrical cut, not director's, please. Anamorphic PAL available. [My review].

Day of the Triffids (1962) I have the 4:3 letterboxed CheezyFlicks version; it's widescreen but poor quality. [My review].

Hell in the Pacific (1968) Good grief: 2.35:1 title, Lee Marvin and Toshiro Mifune, directed by John Boorman, and all we get is a 4:3 letterboxed DVD?

Hope and Glory (1987) [My review].

Horseman on the Roof, The (1995) The US version is both 4:3 letterboxed and edited. Available on full-length anamorphic PAL.

Impromptu (1991) The OAR is 1.66, so 4:3 letterboxed may not be that bad.

Ladyhawke (1985) Available in anamorphic PAL and Blu-ray imports. [My review].

Miss Potter (2006) A North American Blu-ray was announced but never appeared. Region-free imports are available.

While You Were Sleeping (1995) The Blu-ray was announced but never appeared.

Still needing restoration:

Scarlet Pimpernel (1934) Some poor region 1 discs are available.

-Bill
Edited by wmcclain - 12/28/13 at 7:53am
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