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post #31 of 145
As far as TV:

Duckman
Square Pegs
Edge of Darkness
The Man from U.N.C.L.E
released year-by-year, so as to avoid the later years
Andy Richter's various shows

Movies, R1:

seconding Major Barbara
Caesar and Cleopatra
Lassie Come Home
La Religieuse
Fall of the Roman Empire
Pursuit of the Graf Spee (Battle of the River Plate)
The Elusive Pimpernel
Oh! Rosalinda
They're a Wierd Mob
and any other Powell films
a decent Tech print of Shane, The Quiet Man
post #32 of 145
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

Edge of Darkness

The UK miniseries with Bob Peck? It's on PAL, and I recall an NTSC version was supposed to ready about now or very soon.

-Bill
post #33 of 145
The UK miniseries with Bob Peck?

I actually have the PAL version; my sister picked it up for me years back when she was in England. I've never dedicated a drive to R2, but considering the beefy, inexpensive Powell/Pressburger set available over there I suppose I should. Wary of the speedup, however, though I've heard some of the software players can compensate for it.
post #34 of 145
I would like to see Hobson's Choice by David Lean. A great funny, film. His "Blithe Spirit" would also be nice to get on DVD. I found an "All Regions" version on Amazon with the year 1998. The cheapest of three copies is $185!
post #35 of 145
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Originally Posted by wmcclain View Post

....

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.

....

-Bill

That pressing must be rarer than hen's teeth. I've been looking for a copy of that for several year and haven't been able to find one.
post #36 of 145
Oh and what about Song of the South not being out on DVD.

I don't think anyone mentioned it yet.
post #37 of 145
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

That pressing must be rarer than hen's teeth. I've been looking for a copy of that for several year and haven't been able to find one.

Someone is importing them and selling them on Amazon Marketplace. Search for "Golden Calf Winners 1991 - 1995". It's a 5-disc set for about $80 and PROSPERO'S BOOKS is the only title I wanted. But it's good quality anamorphic widescreen. Single-layer, but I've seen many other films treated worse.

Looking again, I see the seller has his own web site: http://www.daaveedee.com/. It's a bit cheaper to buy from him directly.

I tried ordering from a Dutch site once. Stumbled all the way through the ordering process and was then told they didn't ship outside the EU!

-Bill
post #38 of 145
Liliana Cavani made a great, and greatly kinky, trilogy: The Night Porter, Beyond Good & Evil, and, The Berlin Affair. They really need to be seen together.

Criterion did release a sloppy version of The Night Porter but the other two are only available on bootlegs ported from poor VHS tapes and even those are very hard to find.

But someday----------------
post #39 of 145
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Originally Posted by Pronto Pup View Post

[b]

Lenny Kravitz: Alive From Planet Earth

It's a shame this isn't out on DVD. It so eclipses the DVD that is available.

Yeah, I have this Laser Disc and it is extremely good.
post #40 of 145
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Originally Posted by Shaded Dogfood View Post

As far as TV:

[i]Duckman
[/b]


I have to also say that Duckman is LONG overdue to be on DVD.
I also would like the tv show "Parker Lewis Can't Lose"

I'll have to through my LD collection tonight and make a list....
post #41 of 145
Year of the Comet!.....ya!

- add "Special Bulletin"

- add "Death Be Not Proud" (this was a HUGE MOVIE inthe early 70's with Robby Benson.............its the same as like not offering Terminal Man or Omega Man on DVD).

- "Magic" only recently got onto DVD (why so long?? another HUGE movie..and the transfer is POOR too!).

the TV series Mission Impossible (original of course).
post #42 of 145
Why fox hasn't released a special edition of true lies with ANAMORHIC widescreen ????!!!
post #43 of 145
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Originally Posted by gaffo View Post


the TV series Mission Impossible (original of course).

1st 3 seasons are out.
post #44 of 145
sill waiting for the keep, come on paramount get ur shiiiite together.
post #45 of 145
the ghost and the darkness with anamorphic widescreen.....pleaseeeeee!!
post #46 of 145
WOW - Day of The Triffids - Haven't seen much mention of this story.

The US adaptation was a real stinker and nothing like the book (no surprise there) - typical B-Movie called Science Fiction in the 60s.

Many don't know that the BBC did a television series adaptation also in the 60s that faithfully followed the story and was, for the time it was done and the technical limitations of that period, a simply superb adaptation.

I haven't been able to find it as a dvd release. It was shown on commercial tv in the US back in the late 80s and I taped it on my trusty Betamax vcr.

I had no idea I had the tape til I found it in an box of old tapes and since I was in posession of a pro level Beta player/editor I was able to capture and render out as a DVD - my grown sons loved watching it so if anyone knows of a source to purchase the BBC series of Day of The Triffids please share the info.

Ruggles of Red Gap (wonderful book - portions not terribly political correct) is available via Amazon.com as both dvd and vhs tape.
EDITED to say just found release of the BBC Day of The Triffids on DVD and WOW - says it is in widescreen. This is the version of the story if you like campy SciFi where ambulatory killer plants stalk the human race who have all but a small faction have been blinded by a space based weapon meteor shower. Way Koool!
post #47 of 145
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Originally Posted by imjay View Post

WOW - Day of The Triffids - Haven't seen much mention of this story.

The US adaptation was a real stinker and nothing like the book (no surprise there) - typical B-Movie called Science Fiction in the 60s.

The 1962 version was from the UK.

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Many don't know that the BBC did a television series adaptation also in the 60s that faithfully followed the story and was, for the time it was done and the technical limitations of that period, a simply superb adaptation.

I haven't been able to find it as a dvd release.

The only mini-series I know of is from 1981, and it is available on DVD. Shot on video, 4:3, looks like the Dr Who productions of the period.

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Ruggles of Red Gap (wonderful book - portions not terribly political correct) is available via Amazon.com as both dvd and vhs tape.

I'm confused by this one. Amazon says the DVD is region 1, comments say it is region 5 PAL..

-Bill
post #48 of 145
My $02.
Lifeforce: Needs an anamorphic transfer.
Photographing Fairies: Still only available in PAL
Forever Young: Only available in p&s.
Tony
post #49 of 145
Thread Starter 
From my original list, I see that these are scheduled for April 22, 2008:

Easy Living
The Major and the Minor
Midnight

-Bill
post #50 of 145
One More:
The Lighthorsemen: Recently only available in PAL. Now offered in a Chinese release at an insane price.
Great Aussie WW1 movie depicting the battle for Beersheba.
Tony
post #51 of 145
Well I'd like to get Tango & Cash (1989) and Scandal (1989) on region 2 DVD.
post #52 of 145
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Originally Posted by westgate View Post

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!

and of course hd transfers.
i had a list somewhere and just found it. some of these may already have been listed.

capricorn one
eye of the needle
the taking of pelham 123
j.c.superstar
alices restaurant
outland
battle beyond the stars
force 10 from navarone
warwagon
the abyss
hard rain
armageddon
post #53 of 145
Two Bogart films:
Left Hand of God
African Queen
post #54 of 145
"Theodora Goes Wild" is due to be shown on TMC in February... at least if you have a DVD recorder or even a DVR, you can save it that way. Not the same I know, but it's something for now until it gets released on DVD (hopefully).

It's scheduled to air on Feb. 12th at 7:45am ET.

DGK
post #55 of 145
"Neighbors" a very funny John Belushi comedy was never released on dvd, wonder why?
post #56 of 145
I second the before mentioned WONDER YEARS, but the original music will most likely be cut, since it would cost a TON of money to get releases on that classic rock/music.

But I would like to add Late Night with David Letterman on NBC(1982-1993) having each year be devoted at least 2 DVD's filled with a ton of stuff from that year. Best of the comedy, interviews, and musical acts. That would be sweet, but probably won't begin to see that stuff until Dave is dead.

Also, more original broadcasts of Sports on DVD. All have begun to do this with DVD. Baseball, Football, and Hockey.

Also, I like to throw in the NFL releasing the original broadcasts of games on DVD. Now they HAVE begun to do this in the last few years. They have done it with some of the Super Bowl broadcasts on The NFL Network, but I like to see them expand that, if they can, to ALOT more classic games.

Whether they would be regular season, playoff, or other classic moments as they were originally broadcasted.

They have begun SLOWLY to do this, but I would like to see this expanded to more games for each team.

It would be awesome to get some of the original broadcasts of the older Steeler games from the 70's and beyond on DVD, at least to me.

Evryone else has there favorite teams.
post #57 of 145
Quote:
Originally Posted by westgate View Post

and of course hd transfers.
i had a list somewhere and just found it. some of these may already have been listed.

capricorn one
eye of the needle
the taking of pelham 123
j.c.superstar
alices restaurant
outland
battle beyond the stars
force 10 from navarone
warwagon
the abyss
hard rain
armageddon

how could i have left out:

PT 109 ?
post #58 of 145
Atlantis the Lost Continent (George Pal's last film I believe)
World Without End (Low budget 50s Sci Fi with Hugh Marlowe, but good story)
The Black Shield of Falsworth (Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis)
post #59 of 145
Shouldn't Revolver be on that list for region 1? I thought Guy Richie sued for it NOT be to released via Region 1?

And maybe someday Don's Plum, with Leonardo DiCaprio will be released on DVD too!

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0119004/
post #60 of 145
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Originally Posted by Mac The Knife View Post

Oh and what about Song of the South not being out on DVD.

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Originally Posted by mfountain01 View Post

African Queen

I'll second both of these.

In addition, The Black Stallion needs an anamorphic transfer.

I'd also like to see the TV series "The Odyssey" out on DVD. Rumor is, it's coming, but who knows when...
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