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Old 06-02-03, 12:30 AM
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Uzumaki did do a brief theatrical run in the US and then that was it - it didn't make DVD, but I have the region 3...

Yeah, I wish it were better, I loved the manga for it. It was directed by a video director, and you can kinda tell.

My votes (both IFC, both listed on their website as SOON):

Jump Tomorrow
The Chateau

Also wouldn't mind "The Day After" and "Survivors" - the BBC show about the superplague aftermath.
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Old 06-02-03, 03:15 AM
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After looking at my videotape and discovering it's not in the greatest condition, I'll mention another one (though not really obscure, perhaps "largely forgotten" would be a better description):

F.I.S.T.
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Old 06-02-03, 08:31 AM
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Originally posted by SunMonkey
Wow! Thanks. I have been looking for that movie for a while, but had stopped checking recently.
Rhinoceros is one of 14 movies made in the '70s by the American Film Theatre, a project that brought great plays to film. Kino International is releasing all of them this year. Also released in the first group were Butley, The Iceman Cometh, The Maids and Luther.

The one I'm dying to get is The Man in the Glass Booth, the only film in the series that received an Academy Award nomination, Maximilian Schell for Best Actor. I mentioned this movie in my first post in this thread. This film, along with A Delicate Balance, In Celebration, The Homecoming and Three Sisters will be released oin July 22.
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Old 06-03-03, 11:43 AM
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TV Shows
Faerie Tale Theatre (27 episodes)
Jim Henson's Storyteller (9 episodes)
Jim Henson's Greek Myths (4 episodes)
(I'd kill for these!!!)

Movies
The Competition
The Turning Point

There are more, but they're not too "obscure"
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i would love to have both the He-Man and She-ra cartoon series on dvd!!
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Old 06-03-03, 12:40 PM
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The DVDs I want and would kill for are as follows:

Movies:
Dragonslayer

TV Shows:
Tales from the Darkside (All 4 Season Sets)
Tales from the Crypt (? Season Sets)
Smurfs (All Season Sets)
Looney Tunes (All Season Sets)
Spiderman (1980's and 1990's All Season Sets)
Tom and Jerry (Region 1 and Uncut All Season Sets)
Get Smart (All Season Sets)
Jim Henson's Storyteller (9 episodes)
Jim Henson's Greek Myths (4 episodes)


That's pretty much what I can think of right now..
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Old 06-03-03, 04:58 PM
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A couple of wants...can't say they are that obscure though...

Heaven Help Us
The War Game
Pennies From Heaven
Wise Guys
Spanking the Monkey
These are the Damned
Dead Heat
Housekeeping
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Old 06-03-03, 06:23 PM
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Originally posted by CPS_ Adventures
A couple of wants...can't say they are that obscure though...
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The War Game
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Are you talking about this:

http://us.imdb.com/Title?0059894

I saw this film when it first came out in 1966 or 1967 in the U.S. (it was released in 1965 in the UK) and, at the time, was very impressed. And it won an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. I would be interested in seeing it again to see if it retains the impact it had on me then.

I see it is available on DVD from R2 UK:

http://www.bensons-world.co.uk/dvd/p...0000076230.asp

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Old 06-05-03, 05:10 PM
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Heaven Help Us
My American Cousin
Life Boat (don't know how obscure a Hitchcock movie can be though
Days of Wine and Roses
Under the Yum Yum Tree
So Dear to My Heart
True Life Adventures
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Old 06-05-03, 06:19 PM
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Ruben and Ed (1991)
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Northshore
Hot Shot (the one with Pele)
The Wizard

Here's one I doubt many of you have seen
Bad Attitudes.
It aired on fox about 10 years ago. It was about some kids fighting terrorists in a hijacked plane. Great little family/kids movie but it was never released on VHS. grr...
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Old 06-05-03, 10:43 PM
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I think my brother and I are the only ones who want to see Chopping Mall aka Killbots on DVD.

I'll second whoever said The Monster Squad as well. That was a childhood favorite of mine.

Also, good call on mentioning C.O.P.S. I'm sure I'd have to buy that as well. Dr. Badvibes was awesome.
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Originally posted by Deb
The Competition
Wow, I think you are the first person besides me to ever mention a fondness for this film here.

OK, that's two of us. Anyone else?
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Santa Sangre
Fire and Ice (animated - Bakshi/Frazetta)
The films of Man Ray
The World of Tomorrow (documentary)
Buster Keaton: A Hard Act to Follow (documentary)

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Originally posted by JustinS
Wow, I think you are the first person besides me to ever mention a fondness for this film [The Competition] here.

OK, that's two of us. Anyone else?
Ehh, it's OK. I'm not dying to own it but I'd probably buy it if it were released.

Now, if we're talking obscure Richard Dreyfuss movies, the one I would love to have is Whose Life Is It Anyway? in which I think Dreyfuss gave the best performance of his career. Oh how I would love to replace my full screen VHS with a 2.35:1 OAR DVD.
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I will also second Twin Peaks second season and Bliss - given how good Lantana was, I was AMAZED to find out the guy had only directed one other film. I think one of my local video stores has it for rent on VHS...
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Originally posted by AndyB976
I think my brother and I are the only ones who want to see Chopping Mall aka Killbots on DVD.
Nah, I could go for that... my friends would get a kick out of seeing it after I've described it to them so many times.
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Mother, Jugs and Speed

Raquel Welch -

Great movie, reminds me of a MASH except with ambulances
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Anchor Bay has Bliss on tap for sometime this year or next...

http://www.anchorbayentertainment.com/future/

Originally posted by hime
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I will also second Twin Peaks second season and Bliss - given how good Lantana was, I was AMAZED to find out the guy had only directed one other film. I think one of my local video stores has it for rent on VHS...
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Originally posted by PatrickMcCart
Logan's Run has been on DVD for some time.
I think mythmaker18 meant the spin-off TV show (it didn't last very long). I'd definately pick up Abel Gance's Napoleon too.

All the talk about The Pianist reminded me of Pastor Hall. Since its listed on Milestone's site, I hope it comes out this year. Its still 'awaiting 5 votes' @ IMDB.
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OK, ok, reading over this thread is D*E*P*R*E*S*S*I*N*G as hell! Sooooo many good films not available, I mean, *maybe* you could find some on VHS but many not. This is just sad as you know many may never show up

Anyway, here is my pathetic little list:

Semi-obscure:

Slacker - Richard Linklater (his first)
Twice in a Lifetime - Ellen Burstyn, Gene Hackman
The Rain People - James Caan
Man Facing Southeast - dir. by Eliseo Subiela
Shoot the Moon - Albert Finney, Diane Keaton

My #1 want:
Iphegenia - Irene Papas, dir. by Michael Cocoyannis (I saw this once in college, cried my eyes out, only know of one place, a video rental place in Colorado, that has a VHS copy - thinking of somehow getting out there to get it as I don't really expect the DVD soon if at all; never shows up on Ebay, was lucky to be able to pull info from Google)

Not so obscure:

Iceman - Timothy Hutton
Trip to Bountiful - Geraldine Page
Missing - Jack Lemon, Sissy Spacek
Name of the Rose - Sean Connery
The Accidental Tourist - William Hurt, Geena Davis
Educating Rita - Michael Caine
Hearts of Darkness - Francis Coppola
Night on Earth - Jim Jarmusch
Paper Moon - Peter Bogdanovich, O'Neals
Reds - Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton

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Let's see....

For movies, I'd love to see "If You Could See What I Hear."

TV shows:
American Gothic
The Pretender

Oh yeah, and all the Mystery Science Theater 3000 shows that will never be released or re-run due to their rights to the films running out.
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The Rain People - James Caan
Hell YES!!!

Great pre-Godfather effort from FF Coppola. Duvall is also in it.
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Old 06-11-03, 02:26 AM
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Moshi's Last Stand. Directed by Yokahama Haraku.
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Naked Lunch

Delicatessen

Slacker

Una Pura formalitÓ (A Pure Formality)
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