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Which of your favorite guilty pleasures would you like to see given the red carpet treatment on DVD?

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Posted on May 3, 1999 at 12:45:34
Audiophilander


 
I pose the question in this way to avoid the obvious films, musical programs, and television fare of distinction which are likely be released on the DVD format at some point in the near future. As I'm sure you're well aware, there was quite a lot of great fare that never even made it to laserdisc! For instance, here is a smattering of DVD's I would like to see:

1) Mysterious Island (1929) sound/silent release of the Verne classic w/Lionel Barrymore.

2) Classic Saturday afternoon serials from Republic, Columbia, and Universal. Note: a good number of quality prints from Republic's vaults were issued, but far from all of them or even their best efforts; very little has ever been released from the other studios.

3) Harold Lloyd's classic silent comedies (all of them!)

4) All of the rockumentaries and filmed festival performances from the great bands of the 60's and 70's.

There are many more which come to mind, but I'm sure you have some of your own! Anyway, this should get you started.

AuPh


 

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Re: Which of your favorite guilty pleasures would you like to see given the red carpet treatment on DVD?, posted on May 3, 1999 at 13:04:06
MikeP


 
Paint Your Wagon. Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood sing. One of the best comedies of all time.

 

Peter Greenaway films, posted on May 4, 1999 at 17:08:50
They may not be true "guilty pleasures", but viewing films like "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover", "The Pillow Book", and especially "Prospero's Books" in a theater is a visually-stunning experience. It is a shame that the laserdiscs and DVDs of Greenaway's films look so dull and faded. I can't understand why HP praised the DVD quality of "The Pillow Book" in the new, revived Perfect Vision.

As for a film that has never been released on home video, I would kill to get a beautiful DVD copy of Hideo Gosha's masterpiece: "Goyokin".


 

Re: Which of your favorite guilty pleasures would you like to see given the red carpet treatment on DVD?, posted on May 5, 1999 at 08:20:35
DA


 
"Carmen"(Carlos Socura)
"Orpheus"(Coctau)
"Wings of desire"
"Blue velvet"
and the rest of Fellini :-)

 

nice list, two thumbs up! (love to hear Carmen!) nt, posted on May 6, 1999 at 14:51:52
petew


 

 

Re: Peter Greenaway films, posted on May 6, 1999 at 14:58:24
petew


 
my what good taste we have on this forum! I do believe folks took it seriously when Rod M decided to call it "Film" rather than "Movies". Just think, the shoot-'em, crash-'em, blow-'em-up folk get a chance to check out some really mindblowing film, thanks to you guys! Let's keep this list going. I can't believe I haven't seen Prospero's Books yet! I've almost missed it. Thanks.

 

Fergit the hyphalutin' crap; Greenaway films = nekkid people!, posted on May 6, 1999 at 16:24:35


 

Transformers: The Movie, posted on May 7, 1999 at 07:35:42
David_M


 
just kidding.

 

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