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Unavailable on DVD

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by friend of the friendless, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, Madames,

    In building up my DVD collection of my favorite films I've hit a few dead ends. I figure/hope that one day everything under the sun will make it to disk but a few items I can't find on anything but VHS or Brit/Euro DVD formats. Others have been issued and pulled and, as collectibles, are out of my price range.

    What are the best films not on DVD (or very scarce) ...

    My partial list:

    Soldier in the Rain with McQueen and Gleason (old VHS only apparently)
    This Sporting Life with Richard Harris (out of print)
    A Taste of Honey (Brit format only)
    Two Lane Blacktop (issued, pulled and about 250 bucks for the collectible limited edition)

    YHS, etc
  2. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    All but one of Traci Lords' porn movies ...
  3. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    My Girl 2. I can't find that anywhere.
  4. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Holy pedophilia, Batman! :eek:
  5. \

    I had a copy of 'Sister Dearest' in college.
    Man could that girl .. uh ... act.
  6. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Long Dong Silver.
  7. friend of the friendless

    friend of the friendless Active Member

    Sirs, well, just Sirs, I guess,

    I'm sure your DVDs are around ... they're probably stuck together.

    YHS, etc
  8. Hack the region coding on your DVD player. I did and it's opened up an entire world of treasures unavailable in the US. Lots of stuff that's OOP in the States is available on Region 2 DVDs.
  9. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Here in Hollywood, lore has it the most unobtainable DVD is the original Fletch -- never officially released due to a contract issue that has yet to be resolved.
  10. Fletch has been released on DVD in the US twice. A special edition came out not more than two months ago.

    If you want to talk about unresolved contract issues do some research on Jerry Lewis's The Day the Clown Cried. That's the holy grail of cinema and the single reason many Seattle International Film Festival "Secret Fest" passes are sold. Word is that if the flick ever gets released Jerry will win an Oscar.
  11. HejiraHenry

    HejiraHenry Well-Known Member

    I love this Harry Shearer quote about The Day the Clown Cried:

    With most of these kinds of things, you find that the anticipation, or the concept, is better than the thing itself. But seeing this film was really awe-inspiring, in that you are rarely in the presence of a perfect object. This was a perfect object. This movie is so drastically wrong, its pathos and its comedy are so wildly misplaced, that you could not, in your fantasy of what it might be like, improve on what it really is. "Oh My God!" — that's all you can say.
  12. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Decline of Western Civilization Part 1. I heard it's in the works, but not out yet. I've always wanted to see it.
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