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Old 06-03-09, 07:37 PM
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What great classics still need to be released

I know there is a current thread about dvds that people are waiting on but I wondered specifically what classics you might be waiting on.

I'm waiting on the tv series Maverick and African Queen (what is the hold up?)

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Re: What great classics still need to be released

The only "Official" Maverick DVD released was the single-disc 3 episode sampler. This was released as part of Warner's "Television Favorites" line, probably to gauge how much interest there was in season sets.

I recall reliable reports in 2003 that African Queen was being prepped for a release. Then nothing. There are, however, R2 versions available if you're region-free.
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http://forum.dvdtalk.com/dvd-talk/40...13-2009-a.html
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Ten Who Dared (Walt Disney, 1960)
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Song of the South.
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Re: What great classics still need to be released

Wuthering Heights used to be on the AFI top 100, the first list. It's not quite unreleased, I think it was released for about 5 minutes years ago, but pretty much unavailable for years.

It's a couple of hundred bucks on ebay for a non-bootleg copy.
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Greed
The Magnificent Ambersons
The African Queen
Song of the South
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There's tons of classics that have yet to be released in region one...the well certainly hasn't begun to run dry yet in terms of quality. Just some examples that come to mind, in addition to what has already been listed:

All I Desire (Douglas Sirk)
A Time to Love and a Time to Die (Douglas Sirk)
The Tarnished Angels (Douglas Sirk)
Shanghai Express (Josef Von Sternburg)
The King Steps Out (Josef Von Sternburg)
Five Graves to Cairo (Billy Wilder)
A Foreign Affair (Billy Wilder)
Wild River (Elia Kazan)
Viva Zapata (Elia Kazan)
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Elia Kazan)
America, America (Elia Kazan)
Johnny Guitar (Nicholas Ray)
Knock on any door (Nicholas Ray)
The Savage Innocents (Nicholas Ray)
The Devils (Ken Russell)
The Boy Friend (Ken Russell)
Liztomania (Ken Russell)
Beat the Devil (John Huston)
The Kremlin Letter (John Huston)
Figures in a Landscape (Joseph Losey)
The Go-Between (Joseph Losey)
Boom! (Joseph Losey)
Secret Ceremony (Joseph Losey)
One-Eyed Jacks (Marlon Brando)
The Big Sky (Howard Hawks)
The Plough and the Stars (John Ford)
Brewster McCloud (Robert Altman)
Welcome to the five and dime, Jimmy Dean Jimmy Dean (Robert Altman)
The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (Preston Sturges)
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Re: What great classics still need to be released

King Vidor's "The Big Parade" and "The Crowd". Sjöström's "The Wind" and "The Phantom Carriage". Stroheim's "Greed".

All of which are masterpieces.
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Is the official Maverick episode sampler OOP?
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Pitfall 1948 Noir with Dick Powell and Lizabeth Scott directed by Andre De Toth
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B-movie "classics" Captain Sindbad and Doc Savage. (...and every other movie only released on WB Archives DVD-Rs.)
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According to the most recent posts in the above thread, the release rumors for The African Queen have been discounted. At the present time, it is not on the release calendar for 2009.
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I always chime in with 1944's The Uninvited starring Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey.
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Night Must Fall (1937)
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Re: What great classics still need to be released

Originally Posted by Sondheim
"The Phantom Carriage".
In the U.K., Tartan released this as a two-disc set with Bergman's The Image Makers.
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Has Altman's Brewster McCloud ever been released?
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Re: What great classics still need to be released

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Is the official Maverick episode sampler OOP?
Here's the listing at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Maverick-Telev...4188258&sr=8-3
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I agree 100% on Greed, would love to see this out. At this point, throw it on Blu Ray!

Other classics I'd like to see are:
Dark of the Sun
These are the Damned
The Snow Goose (TVM)
Special Bulletin (TVM)
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I waiting for a couple of Victor Mature's flick to come out.

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Re: What great classics still need to be released

- Angus
- The Night They Saved Christmas (R1)
- The Legend of Billie Jean
- Doug's First Movie

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