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Old 07-30-07, 02:29 AM
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All I want for Christmas is The African Queen and The Uninvited.
Old 07-30-07, 08:18 AM
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How are some of these movies barely registering in the vote??

I beg everyone, even if you don't know what they are, please vote for Midnight (1939) and The Uninvited (1944). These are pretty much the last two VHS tapes in my collection.

I could find reason to vote for nearly half of the movies on that list. I don't understand how movies starring Cary Grant, Bogart, Clark Gable or Jimmy Stewart or directed by Orson Welles haven't been released. Let alone how they're mostly all behind Pure Luck starring Martin Short and Danny Glover.

My final vote tally:

The Mortal Storm
African Queen
The Uninvited
Song of the South
Greed
Vivacious Lady
The Magnificent Ambersons
Johnny Guitar
Mr. Lucky
Last of Mrs. Cheyney
House of Dark Shadows
Canterville Ghost
Red Dust
Midnight
Old 07-30-07, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by wilky61
Not entirely true. By the time the auctions end, those $12 strating bids for Notorious/Spellbound average about $55 and Rebecca fetches anywhere from $75-100 or more. Trust me. I've been keeping an eye on them for an opportunity for a cheap buy. If you can direct me to somewhere that I could purchase them for the prices you suggest, please do.

I do appreciate your argument, though, that never-released films deserve the nod before OOP-films.
I stand corrected. I do see the prices getting as high as you claim although sometimes they do end in the $35-$40 area.

All that being said, bring on African Queen first!
Old 07-30-07, 01:19 PM
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The Picture of Dorian Gray is worthy of a DVD release. I just hope the studio remasters it. When I viewed this film on TCM a few years ago it looked horrible.
Old 07-30-07, 01:25 PM
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Didn't Universal already announce that they would be bringing Magnificent Ambersons out on DVD?
Old 07-30-07, 01:30 PM
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^Warner said it was being restored, but It wouldn't see the light of day until they were happy finding everything they could
Old 07-30-07, 01:33 PM
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^ Thanks, I was actually about to click Edit to change Universal to Warner Bros. when I read your post...just dug up the Warner exexutives interview with HTF back in February, which read, "[WARNER] We have finally found good elements on AMBERSONS, and plan to release both AMBERSONS and JOURNEY [Journey into Fear] in 2008." Have they pushed it back further than '08?
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Originally Posted by PopcornTreeCt
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Popcorn,

There's an excellent UK disc of Letter, released by Second Sight. Extras are slim, with only a video essay on the film (which is interesting), but I can't imagine an R1 release looking any better. It'd be a good reason to go multi-regional, if you haven't already.

IMO, Magnificent Ambersons will only look acceptable when Warner gets around to it here in R1-land. The R2 is, at best, a stop-gap.
Old 07-30-07, 04:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Ambassador
Popcorn,

There's an excellent UK disc of Letter, released by Second Sight. Extras are slim, with only a video essay on the film (which is interesting), but I can't imagine an R1 release looking any better. It'd be a good reason to go multi-regional, if you haven't already.

IMO, Magnificent Ambersons will only look acceptable when Warner gets around to it here in R1-land. The R2 is, at best, a stop-gap.
Thanks for that. I am, only recently, region free so I will certainly take a look at that.
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No "Matter of Life & Death"? What a piece of shit poll...
Old 07-30-07, 05:08 PM
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I'd like to see on dvd:

The Pied Piper (1942 with Monty Wooly)
Wings
Cavalcade
Comrade X (1940 Clark Gable)

There are alot more.
Old 07-30-07, 05:21 PM
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Friends of Eddie Coyle
The Devils
Kremlin Letter
Old 07-30-07, 06:48 PM
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Truly appreciate the link. But frankly, I'm disappointed by the selections on the list. I have very nice Criterion DVDs of Rebecca and Notorious that were already released, despite whether or not they're currently in print. They are or were available. I'm still waiting for some classics that have not yet been released EVER by a major DVD label: film noir classics like "Blue Dahlia" and "Glass Key" (both Alan Ladd/Veronica Lake vehicles) not to mention a few comedies like "Cat and the Canary" and "My Favorite Brunette" (both Bob Hope vehicles).
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We need more votes for Susan Slept Here!
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Everyone:

If you want a movie that isn't on the list, use the search function at the top of the page and look for the "Vote" button on the movie's info-page.
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I'm going to go try The Battle at Apache Pass.

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