here’s some – Unavailable Films Whose Release on (English Language) DVD is more important than getting Kubrick’s work on Blu-Ray
COLOR OF POMEGRANATES…the UK region 2 release from August looks like the best yet, but I’d love an all region high def release.
I concur with those who have brought up Michael Mann’s THE KEEP. I saw it years ago when it was released, and would like to see it again. I’ve read comments elsewhere that state that the film isn’t very good, or leaves a lot to be desired. My memories of it are favorable, and I’d appreciate seeing it again to decide for myself as to whether or not it holds up to the test of time.
The Bold Caballero (Wells Root)
Shadow Killers Tiger Force (Godfrey Ho)
Ray’s Days and Nights in the Forest and Distant Thunder.
In fact a lot of films from that period in Indian cinema.
I surprised no one has mention this one but Nicholas Ray’s Johnny Guitar needs to be on DVD asap.
Well, there are a few region 2 JOHNNY GUITAR releases:
THE KEEP was on Netflix instant for a while looking good (as good as streaming can) in widescreen….proof that somewhere, there’s a good looking master of it, and perhaps it will get released on HD.
Io Island – Kim Ki-young
Love Streams – John Cassavetes
A Brighter Summer Day – Edward Yang
Lav Diaz’s filmography
Out 1 – Rivette
Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? – Pedro Costa
City of Sadness – Hou
Chimes at Midnight – Welles
Oxhide I & II – Liu
Fuck Cinema – Wu Wenguang
Maborosi – Kore-eda, needs a re-issue
Hal Hartley needs Region 1/0 distribution
As I Was Moving Ahead Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty – Mekas
Brakhage, the rest of the Scenes From Under Childhood
banned WWII Looney Tunes (though im sure we’ll never see this)
Los Olivdados could do with a decent DVD, though the current region 0 one is OKAY
that’s off the top of my head right now
Sun Valley Serenade (classic big band musical with Glenn Miller & His Orchestra, Dorothy Dandridge, The Nicholas Brothers, Milton Berle, and Sonja Henie). Available in France, UK, and Australia…but alas not in the States.
I loved Rivette’s Duelle. It got a french release, sans english subtitles though.
Death Watch (Tavernier)
The Ruined Map (Teshigahara)
Summer Soldiers (Teshigahara)
On the Silver Globe (Zulawski—the stress here being on proper release)
The Devil (Zulawski—ditto)
The Blue Note (Zulawski)
Boris Godounov (Zulawski)
Sundays and Cybele – Serge Bourguignon
There should be a release of the Wim Wenders road triliogy: Alice in the Cities, Wrong Move, and Kings of the Road.
Bresson’s A Man Escaped and Yilmaz Guney’s Umut
Lars von Trier’s The Idiots and Breaking the Waves.
‘Shadow Killers Tiger Force (Godfrey Ho)’
God bless Ho’s existence…just reading the synopsis on IMDB brought a smirk on my face and makes me want to see it badly. :D
I agree with The Reflecting Skin though most of Philip Ridley’s other work is pretty awful.
Tom Noonan’s What Happened Was…
China 9; Liberty 37
what’s currently available is a disgrace
We All Loved Each Other So Much Ettore Scola
The only release available is a language instruction disc from Brigham Young University.
Godard’s Nouvelle Vague and JLG/JLG.
Philip Borsos’ “The Grey Fox” (1999) starring Richard Farnsworth. The film won several Canadian Genie Awards. Farnsworth is unforgettable.
Paul Verhoeven’s Turkish Delight and Philippe De Broca’s Le Magnifique.
chimes at midnight by welles and apu trilogy
ANDREI RUBLEV — yeah. I said it.
nosthalgia and the mirror
and the magic flute
Still waiting on Night Moves
Fassbinder’s Effi Briest.
I was browsing around Amazon.com and I found a pre-order for The Reflecting Skin on dvd that’s supposed to be released December 13.
Unfortunately, it looks like one of those awful Miramax Echo Bridge full-screen budget releases. I can’t believe it’s 2011 and they’re still releasing full-screen dvds.