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MOVIES THAT LONG AGO SHOULD HAVE COME TO BLU-RAY

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Nick*Z, Oct 30, 2018.

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  1. Nick*Z

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    As the years continue to roll by, and with the advent of 4K displays, there remains a shocking dearth of deep catalog titles that ought to have seen the light of day on regular Blu-ray in region 1 by now. This list is compiled of personal favs as well as legitimate contenders that remain MIA on Blu-ray in 2018. Start the discussion, list your own, keep the interest alive and let the industry insiders who read these posts know how you feel. It is our best and only defense to help promote some of these titles from hopefully someday seeing the light of day. Here goes...

    OSCAR WINNING BEST PICTURES
    The Broadway Melody
    Cimarron
    The Life of Emile Zola
    The Great Ziegfeld
    Going My Way
    The Lost Weekend
    Hamlet
    The Greatest Show on Earth
    Around the World in 80 Days
    Ordinary People

    MUSICALS
    The Gay Divorcee
    Swing Time
    Roberta
    Follow the Fleet
    The Barkley's of Broadway
    You Were Never Lovelier
    Royal Wedding
    The Belle of New York
    Three Little Words
    Yolanda and the Thief
    Broadway Melody of 1936/38/40
    Maytime
    Rose Marie
    Luxury Liner
    The Chocolate Soldier
    Gold Diggers of 1933
    Footlight Parade
    Dames
    Babes in Arms
    Babes on Broadway
    Girl Crazy
    Strike Up The Band
    Million Dollar Mermaid
    Easy to Love
    Bathing Beauty
    The Thrill of a Romance
    The Toast of New Orleans
    That Midnight Kiss
    The Great Caruso
    Holiday in Mexico
    Till the Clouds Roll By
    Words and Music
    Anchors Aweigh (remastered)
    Small Town Girl
    Nancy Goes to Rio
    A Date with Judy
    Rio Rita
    Coney Island
    Sweet Rosie O'Grady
    Ziegfeld Girl
    Lovely To Look At
    Love Finds Andy Hardy
    Thousands Cheer
    Little Nellie Kelly
    Rosalie
    Good News
    The Harvey Girls
    For Me and My Gal
    The Pirate
    Romance on the High Seas
    The Pajama Game
    Summer Stock
    That Night in Rio
    Sun Valley Serenade
    Alexander's Ragtime Band
    Hello Frisco, Hello
    Greenwich Village
    Down Argentine Way
    Springtime in the Rockies
    If I'm Lucky
    The Dolly Sisters
    High Society
    The Student Prince
    Star!

    COMEDIES
    Adam's Rib
    Wive Vs. Secretary
    The Talk of the Town
    The Lady Eve
    Pat and Mike
    Theodora Goes Wild
    The Time of Their Lives
    Who Done It?
    Hold That Ghost
    Brother Orchid
    A Night at the Opera
    A Day at the Races
    Susan and God
    Abbott and Costello in Hollywood
    The Thin Man
    After the Thin Man
    Another Thin Man
    Shadow of the Thin Man
    The Thin Man Goes Home
    Song of the Thin Man
    I Love You Again
    Libeled Lady
    Idiot's Delight
    The Seven Little Foys
    The Pleasure of His Company
    The Teahouse of the August Moon
    Roman Holiday

    DRAMAS

    The Heiress
    Executive Suite
    Camille
    National Velvet
    The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
    Captain Blood
    Captains Courageous
    Anna Karenina (1935)
    The Sign of the Cross
    Les Misérables (1935)
    The Sea Hawk
    Gentleman Jim
    Scaramouche
    The Country Girl
    Boy's Town
    Arrowsmith
    Kismet (1944)
    The Rains Came
    Jezebel
    My Reputation
    Random Harvest
    The Prisoner of Zenda (1937)
    Marie Antoinette (1938)
    Dinner at Eight
    San Francisco
    Red Dust
    Honky Tonk
    China Seas
    A Place in the Sun
    Butterfield 8
    A Woman's Face
    Harriet Craig
    Flamingo Road
    The Bad and the Beautiful
    Blackboard Jungle
    The Three Musketeers (1948)
    When Ladies Meet
    Mrs. Parkington
    Calling Dr. Kildare
    The Valley of Decision
    Ivanhoe
    Julius Caesar (1953)
    The VIP's
    Green Dolphin Street
    Lassie Come Home
    Little Women
    The Yearling
    Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
    Week-end at the Waldorf
    State of the Union
    The White Cliffs of Dover
    The Human Comedy
    Miracle in the Rain
    Johnny Eager
    Johnny Belinda
    This Gun for Hire
    Young Man With A Horn
    King's Row
    Storm Warning
    Advise and Consent
    The Nanny
    All This and Heaven Too
    Written on the Wind
    Now Voyager
    In This Our Life
    Old Acquaintance
    Boom Town
    Meet John Doe
    The Fountainhead
    Beau Geste
    The Wreck of the Mary Deare
    Angels with Dirty Faces
    The Roaring Twenties
    City for Conquest
    Mayor of Hell
    Nightmare Alley
    Son of Fury
    Lloyds of London
    Heidi (1937)
    The Little Colonel
    The Littlest Rebel
    Wee Willie Winkie
    A Little Princess
    Captain January
    In Old Chicago
    King of Khyber Rifles
    Black Legion
    Black Angel
    Test Pilot
    Riffraff
    The Carpetbaggers
    Elephant Walk
    Raintree County
    Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
    Death on the Nile (1978)

    HORROR

    The Man Who Laughs (1928)
    Freaks
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
    Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
    The Seventh Victim
    I Walked With A Zombie
    The Leopard Man
    The Ghost Ship
     
  2. JQuintana

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    Aren't there several threads with this same theme?
     
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    Lost Highway

    <end list>
     
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    That's a comprehensive list Nick.
    Would add: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
    Slightly Scarlet
    Michael Shayne films (Nolan)

    True Lies
     
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    $4.99 on iTunes in HD. Looks and sounds great.
     
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    The John Wayne titles trapped in Paramount hell:
    Sons of Katie Elder
    The Shootist
    The High and the Mighty
    Island in the Sky

    The last two may have some chance as I recall they are actually owned by Batjac, not Paramount. Maybe Batjac could go to another company for a blu-ray release, or at least threaten to if Paramount doesn't. I'm assuming, of course, that Batjac didn't sign over the distribution rights to Paramount, in which case they're also trapped in Paramount hell.
     
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    I'll just say this same topic has been broached before on this forum.:)
     
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    You have Coney Island on your wish list. It's already been out on blu ray. I have it. Fox released it in 2016. Apparently it's out of print as Amazon has a used copy listed for $150..
     
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    I will say the only VHS tape i have is the movie UFOria (1985) with Fred Ward & Cindy Williams. A funny film that was not even released on dvd!!
     
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    Half a Sixpence
    Roxy Hart
    Let It Be
    and...
    Bringing Up Baby
     
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    It's a favorite topic among certain members of the HTF crowd. :) "Where is Fill In The Blank on blu ray?", "Why is Bob's You Uncle on blu ray but not Fill In The Blank?", "Warners, why isn't Fill In The Blank blu ray?", "Favorite 1980s films still not on blu ray", "What is your wish list for 2019 classic blu ray releases?". You name it and it's here. They're harmless, still it's frustrating to see the same topics regurgitated so close together. Maybe if one hasn't been done in a couple years, sure bring it back but ......
     
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    That's a great list, Nick Z. I'd add pretty much all the Oscar Nominees from the first four years,
    as well as such other Nominees as:
    SKIPPY
    HOLIDAY
    STATE FAIR (Will Rogers)
    THEY KNEW WHAT THEY WANTED
    THE PIED PIPER
    and, from 1951 alone, these Nominees:
    BRIGHT VICTORY
    DEATH OF A SALESMAN
    THE BLUE VEIL
    COME FILL THE CUP
    THE MATING SEASON
    Ah well, one can only hope ...
     
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    The following are just some of the classic films released on Blu-ray in Region A for the first time in 2018. More titles are coming before the year is out like "The Thing from Another World" and "The Glenn Miller Story". Again, there are several titles I didn't list below, but 2018, was a terrific year for classic movie fans that love to own their favorite classics on Blu-ray disc.

    Young Mr. Lincoln
    The Young in Heart
    Not as a Stranger
    Intermezzo
    The Garden of Allah
    My Cousin Rachel
    The Hanging Tree
    Dragonwyck
    Westfront 1918
    Kameradschaft
    The Way West
    Along Came Jones
    Casanova Brown
    The Covered Wagon
    Tom Jones
    The Outlaw
    Ramrod
    Topaze
    Birdman of Alcatraz
    It's the Old Army Game
    While the City Sleeps
    Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
    Stingaree
    Don't Bother to Knock
    The Passion of Joan of Arc
    Joan of Arc
    The Egg and I
    The Thrill of It All
    Cleopatra (1934)
    Les Girls
    The Awful Truth
    Ruby Gentry
    The Maze
    Down 3 Dark Streets
    Gun Crazy
    Moonrise
    The Old Dark House
    Odds Against Tomorrow
    Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    Designing Woman
    The Woman in the Window
    Under Capricorn
    Two Weeks in Another Town
    A Bill of Divorcement (1932)
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1938)
    A Matter of Life and Death
    I Walk Alone
    Village of the Damned (1960)
    Never So Few
    Merrily We Live
    Home From the Hill
    The Last Hunt
    Heaven Can Wait (1943)
    The Naked and the Dead
    The Invisible Man Movies (Universal)
    My Man Godfrey (1936)
    A Raisin in the Sun
    Trapeze
    The Farmer's Daughter
    The Spiral Staircase (1946)
    The Naked Prey
     
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    Gotcha, didn't I?;)
     
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    I've posted my fair share of criticisms toward Warner, Paramount, Disney, Criterion, etc. over unreleased films, and I certainly have a wish list a mile long. However, all of this must be tempered by reality. Case in point, this morning as I was working in my home office I hear my doorbell. I open my door to find an Amazon courier delivering a small package. I open it to find my Kino blu-ray of You Never Know Women, a 1926 Paramount silent that I was only vaguely aware of prior to its release announcement. So I go from being only vaguely aware of the film to having in my hands this blu-ray taken from a restored 4K master with a newly recorded Donald Sosin piano score and extras. The only problem is that now I'm tempted to bump some of my tentatively scheduled Halloween-themed movie viewings to watch it, but I think I can hold out for two days. ;) While it can be irksome seeing some of our pet favorites passed over for release year after year, it's certainly not a bad time for classic film fans.
    I will say this though in closing - Errol Flynn certainly deserves the same treatment given by WAC to Humphrey Bogart and John Wayne. Also, the Laurel and Hardy silents (especially the restored version of The Battle of the Century) desperately need a new DVD or blu-ray release.
     
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    Egged me! ;)

    CHEERS! :)
     
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    This serves as an excellent reminder that Wish-Lists do come true, Mr. Crawford.
    And don't forget the Bergman 39 Boxed Set, Anne of the Thousand Days and Irma La Douce.:thumbs-up-smiley:
     
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    You missed out In Harm's Way (1965), it's the Paramount Duke I want the most. There are a lot of obvious films that you'd have thought would have been released on Blu-ray by now, but I suppose that's balanced out by the surprising releases we thought would never happen, like One-Eyed Jacks. But the catalogue releases keep on coming thick & fast. I haven't bought that many this year but that's mostly due to my appalling taste in films, I do have this feeling that next year is going to be mega...& maybe Paramount will start licensing films out to a trusted company (I'd pick Twilight Time, limited to 3000 releases & a premium price point I'd think Paramount would love all that).
     
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    Disney live action classics, WB Gangster films, Paramount Vistavision films, MGM adventure 50's films etc. Too many to name.
     

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