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Old 12-28-03, 04:17 PM
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Favorite "Older" Movies Finally Released On DVD This Year?

Was just curious as to what 'older' previously unreleased titles everyone finally added to their collections this year they had been waiting anxiously for the release of. I made it a 'plural' list because I know I'm asking for a plethora of Indiana Jones entries if I asked people to JUST choose one ........some titles I've finally seen added to my collection after too long a wait- and being watched over and over again now that I have them- are:

The Omega Man
Quest For Fire
Chisum
Big Jake
Remo Williams:The Adventure Begins
Escape From New York SE
Pumping Iron
The Indiana Jones Collection

I know some of these are barebones but hey, I can FINALLY toss the old VHS and that's better than nothing!
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Alot:
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Treasure of Sierra Madre
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Battle of Britain
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Desert Fox
Sink the Bismarck!
Where Eagles Dare
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Throne of Blood
The Killers
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Destry Rides Again

...you get the idea!
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Old 12-28-03, 04:55 PM
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this past year, Dragonslayer was the one I was most looking forward to...barebones or not.

also...anything featuring the work of Ray Harryhausen, like Beast From 20,000 Fathoms.
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In addition to the great two-disc sets from WB, for me the highlight of the year (in older films) was THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL - one of my all-time "top ten" titles.
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it was a great year for "older" films.
'04 's got a lot to live up to

my favorites off the top of my head would be;
The Swimmer
A Little Romance
The Adventures Of Robin Hood
The Ghost & Mrs Muir
The Ghost & Mr Chicken
The In-Laws
The Main Event
Mildred Pierce
The Thing From Another World
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Killers (Criterion)
Pretty Baby
Where Eagles Dare
Alien (from the Quad set)


there were also a bunch of older films that i discovered for the first time on new dvds and greatly enjoyed like
Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter
OnceUpon A Time In The West
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing
Dragonslayer
The Omega Man
Soylent Green
Quest For Fire
West Side Story

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Old 12-29-03, 12:43 AM
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Well, my list is as follows:

The Adventures Of Robin Hood
Miller's Crossing
Sink The Bismarck
Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter
The Thing From Another World
The Day The Earth Stood Still
The Indiana Jones Collection
Young Sherlock Holmes
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Old 12-29-03, 02:25 AM
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LOTS!

Yankee Doodle Dandy
Treasure of the Sierra Madre (although, the DVD was my first time seeing it)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (same as TotSM)
The Lon Chaney Collection (I've seen The Unknown several times, but not Laugh Clown Laugh or The Ace of Hearts)
Looney Tunes: Golden Collection (many cartoons I never have seen before, many I have)
The Haunting
The Thing From Another World (DVD was first time)
The Phantom of the Opera (Milestone's excellent SE, first time for me)
House of Wax/Mystery of the Wax Museum (both are favorites for me, especially the 1933 film)
Casablanca (While the original DVD is great, the SE is perfection)
Indiana Jones Trilogy (First time for Temple of Doom, first time for all 3 in widescreen!)
Lawrence of Arabia: Superbit (finally in correct color!)
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Old 12-29-03, 03:35 AM
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Not sure what you mean by "older" films, but with 1970 as a cutoff, the following 2003 releases were superb (arranged in reverse order of the DVD release):

Bonjour Tristesse (Preminger/1958/Columbia TriStar)
Bay of Angels (Demy/1963/Wellspring)
Lola (Demy/1961/Wellspring)
Once Upon a Time in the West (Leone/1968/Paramount)
La Strada (Fellini/1954/Criterion)
To Have and Have Not (Hawks/1944/Warner)
The Lon Chaney Collection (Various/1921-7/Warner)
Tokyo Story (Ozu/1953/Criterion)
Le Cercle rouge (Melville/1970/Criterion)
The Devil and Daniel Webster (Dieterle/1941/Criterion)
Knife in the Water (Polanski/1962/Criterion)
The Adventures of Robin Hood (Curtiz/1938/Warner)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston/1948/Warner)
Yankee Doodle Dandy (Curtiz/1942/Warner)
A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman: Through a Glass Darkly / Winter Light / The Silence (Bergman/1961-3/Criterion)
Casablance SE (Curtiz/1942/Warner)
The Haunting (Wise/1963/Warner)
Umberto D. (De Sica/1952/Criterion)
One, Two, Three (Wilder/1961/MGM)
I Fidanzati (Olmi/1962/Criterion)
Il Posto (Olmi/1961/Criterion)
Hiroshima mon amour (Resnais/1959/Criterion)
Night and Fog (Resnais/1955/Criterion)
Christ in Concrete (Dmytryk/1949/Image-All Day)
Destry Rides Again (Marshall/1939/Universal)
Quai des orfèvres (Clouzot/1947/Criterion)
Throne of Blood (Kurosawa/1957/Criterion)
L'Atalante (Vigo/1934/New Yorker)
The Killers (Siodmak/1946/Criterion)
Metropolis--Restored Edition (Lang/1927/Kino)
Beauty and the Beast (Cocteau/1946/Criterion)
Mildred Pierce (Curtiz/1945/Warner)
All About Eve (Mankiewicz/1950/Fox)
How Green Was My Valley (Ford/1941/Fox)
Band of Outsiders (Godard/1964/Criterion)
Pépé le moko (Duvivier/1937/Criterion)
Trouble in Paradise (Lubitsch/1932/Criterion)
Sunrise (Murnau/1927/Fox)


And a few from across the pond:

The Chaplin Collection: Complete Box Set (Warner/mk2/R2 PAL/UK)
Partie de campagne (Renoir/1936/bfi/R2 PAL/UK)
Roman Polanski Collection (Anchor Bay UK/R2 PAL)
The Apu Trilogy: Pather Panchali/Aparajito/World of Apu (Satyajit Ray/1955-59/Artificial Eye/R2 PAL/UK)--avoid the subpar Columbia TriStar releases


As you can see, it was a superb year for classic film releases on DVD.
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Old 12-29-03, 06:42 AM
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Not including re-issues, my list would include (in DVD release order):

Sunrise
Trouble in Paradise
You Can't Take It with You
The Talk of the Town
The Awful Truth (1937)
The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Les Girls
Winchester '73
Destry Rides Again
The Mouse That Roared
One, Two, Three
It Happened Tomorrow
Cover Girl
The Adventures of Robin Hood
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Scarface (1932)
The Mark of Zorro (1940)
High Sierra
Platinum Blonde
They Drive By Night
To Have and Have Not
Love Me Tonight
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