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Why aren't these films available on DVD!!!

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by Setenza, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. Setenza

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    Here are a few minor classics and duff "B" movies that desperately need DVD treatment.

    I like shiny blockbuster discs, but as a consumate film buff, there are lots of minor classics that need to be presented in a better medium than on VHS or late night on TNT.

    So here goes:

    Hannibal Brooks (Oliver Reed & an elephant + Nazis)

    The Island (Michael Caine, lots of brit actors over acting + loads of violence!!!!)

    The Light At The Edge Of The World (More mad pirates and violence)

    Holocaust 2000 (Excellent omen cash-in from our Italian buddies)

    The Passage (Malcolm McDowell as a Nazi, lotsa eye rolling, nuff said)

    Biggles (Bi-planes, stiff upper lips and Pete Cushing....groovy)


    What would you like to see. You know the types of movies I mean. Get your lists out.
     
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    add to your list MEN AT WORK charlie sheen,emillio estevez comedy fantastic i really need a copy of this bad lol:D
     
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    I would like coming to America, it cracks me up.
    cheers Dave.
     
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    I'm looking for:

    Streetwalker
    The Final Programme
    The Iron Maiden (Just re-released on VHS where's the DVD????)
    Singing Detective
    Sleepers (The TV one)
    Sir Henry at Rawlinson End
    The Magus (Dire but essential)
    The Sailor who fell from grace with the sea.
    Flying Dutchman (James Mason, Ava Gardner)

    and loads of others when I can remember what they are.
     
  6. Garrett

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    One of the nicest persons ever to walk God’s green Earth, a true gentleman.

    Dubbing Mixer , do you mean the one with Michael Craig, and the steam engine? If so good film. I liked how he made his ham and eggs.
     
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    I do indeed! It has been out on terrestrial a few times. Last time was widescreen and I recorded it but VHS? Well you know.

    But a great film. Michael Craig is so bad tempered and the whole thing has real 'feel good' factor.

    I've watched it loads of times with the kids but I'd like to see it properly.

    (I first saw it when it came out, in the cinema)
     
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    Well I want Holding On (the BBC2 drama), Pennies from Heaven (the BBC2 drama) and Blackeyes (the BBC2 drama). :( In fact, I wouldn't mind quite a bit of Dennis Potter stuff :(
     
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    I have Blackeyes on SVHS

    at risk of blowing my own trumpet, I mixed it.

    I'd love to see it on DVD and I'd be delighted to re-mix it into DTS.
     
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    I saw it at the cinema but do not know when, it could have been a second feature
    Here’s one for you without looking it up, can you tell me what was the actor with the beard who was his opponent in the film.
     
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    You mean you mixed it officially? For the video release?
     
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    i want Diagnosis Murder in series boxsets:cool:
     
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    Why????? So you can burn them ceremonially????? :confused:
     
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    Coming to America has been on Paramount half a dozen plus times in last two years, who needs the dvd really??

    I want White Mischief on dvd. Annoyingly, it has a German release in bloody German - the irony of a top British accented cast, sigh:(
     
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    I know what scene you want that for. Surely it doesn't matter if it's German ;) :p
     
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    It's got quite a surprisingly graphic shotgun scene in it. When I first got the video I rewound the moment and was so disturbed at all that bare flesh, I mean gore...honest:blush:
     
  17. Dubbing Mixer

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    Sorry Garrett,

    My memory for names has always been appalling. I do remember it was Sam Kydd in a cameo role as the co-driver who breaks his ankle, (out of passing interest the actor playing his son, is) and somebody Junior as the girls father, but the owner of the aircraft factory eludes me without checking the credits.
     
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    Great series but shame about the poor sound :D :) :D
     
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    Lion King
     
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    There's no need to be rude to Ian.
     
  22. Garrett

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    Looks like mine is going the same way. I just went to check on the spelling of his name, and I was thinking of the right actor but the wrong name, it was Noel Purcell, who was in the film, I was thinking his name was Finlay Currie, and I know who Finlay Currie is.:blush: :rolleyes:
     
  23. Setenza

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    Another film currently unavailable is Clint Eastwoods "Firefox".

    Opinion is devided on this, but I actually think it's a good adaptation and would like to see it in it's right ratio, with commentary from Dykstra or Eastwood.

    I also would like to see the Kenneth Moore version of the "39 Steps". Features a straight performance by Sid James (the only other such one that I've seen by the him was in Quatermass 2)
     
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    casper was one of my favourite films for subtle effects before i had 5.1 i'd love it on dvd also agree-lion king surely that can't be hard to put on dvd.
     
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    Garrett,

    Finlay Currie, only seen him in a few things, but his performance in 'Great Expectations' wow! Come to think of it, this must rate as one of the all time greats.
     
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    Finlay Curries pefromance as Magwich in Great Expectations, is to my mind, the definative performance.

    He was always excellent as royalty or christian emmissaries in 50's costume dramas, such as Ben-Hur or Ivanhoe (another classic long overdue on DVD).
     
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    I always thought that Ben Hur was set a bit earlier than the fifties
     
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    Hum, you're not wrong Ian, circa 30 AD I believe
     
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    First time I saw Great Expectations as a child I thought it quite scary, what with the opening scene in the graveyard, and later on Miss Havisham catching fire.:eek: One thing about them old period films they seemed to have a touch of authenticity that modern day film seem to lack.
    As to Quatermass2, said it before wouldn’t mind seeing the second TV series of it on DVD. The film is also good.
     
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    The Light At The Edge Of The World is a massively underrated movie. The transfer's quite reasonable too, all things considered, plus it's definitely the first time I've seen it in the full 2.35 ratio.

    I think someone forgot to add John Milius's superb The Wind And The Lion to this thread. Unless I'm going blind.
     

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