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Movies That Damn Well Ought To Be On DVD

After a long absence, it's back The Doogan's Views list of Movies That Damn Well Ought To Be On DVD. This is a Digital Bits list, so it includes both mine and Bill's picks for films we want to see on DVD sooner rather than later. This is by no means comprehensive - you all have your favorite films that are missing and we have ours. This just happens to be our two cents.

Some of these films ARE currently being produced as better editions even as we speak. But our point here is to show you all that, even FIVE years into the DVD format, there are still many, many great films that have yet to be given good treatment on disc. So peruse the list and see if you agree. Then you can print it out and use it to keep track of whether the studios are listening. Oh... and if any of these films ARE already on DVD, drop us a line and let me know so we can go out and get it. But keep in mind that we're only talking about Region 1 releases here (we don't have all-region players). And while some of these films have already been releaed, we're often talking about better additions.


Movies That Damn Well Ought To Be On DVD

1941 (anamorphic)
The Absent-Minded Professor
After Hours
The African Queen
L'Age D'Or
Alien 3: Special Edition (Fincher's original cut)
Angel (Remember this one? Student by day, hooker by night? Sweet.)
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes
Batman: SE (reamastered please)
Betty Blue (Director's Cut)
Bill Cosby: Himself
Blade Runner: SE
Blazing Saddles: SE
Blue Steel
Bonnie and Clyde: SE
Braindead: The Dead Alive Special Edition (with additional footage)
Breaking the Waves: SE
Breaker Morant (anamorphic)
Breathless (Godard)
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia
By Dawn's Early Light (WWIII drama)
Chariots of Fire (anamorphic SE)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (anamorphic!)
Complete Tex Avery Box set
Cronenberg's Stereo and Crimes of the Future
Cronos (The Del Toro Version)
Cry Baby (Theatrical and Television versions)
Dances with Wolves: Special Edition
The Day the Earth Stood Still
Double Indemnity: SE
The Duel
Dune: Special Edition (David Lynch version)
Akira Kurosawa's Dreams
Eating Raoul
Ed Wood: SE
El Topo
The English Patient: Special Edition (anamorphic)
Equinox (1992)
Escape from New York: SE
Fail Safe (new TV version)
Faraway, So Close!
Fear of a Black Hat
The Final Countdown (for REAL this time)
Fistful of Dynamite (aka Duck You Sucker!)
Forbidden Planet: SE
Freaks (1932)
Frighteners: Collector's Edition
From Beyond
The Game: SE
Giant Robo
Glengarry Glenn Ross: SE
Goodfellas:SE (with commentary, dammit!)
The Grapes of Wrath
Happiness (1965)
Hangar 18
Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Holy Mountain
The Indiana Jones Trilogy
The Jazz Singer (1927)
Johnny Handsome
Kids in the Hall episodes
Kieslowski's Three Colors Trilogy (Bleu/Blanc/Rouge - anamorphic)
Kiki's Delivery Service
King Kong (original)
King of Comedy
La Dolce Vita
Lone Star
Looney Toons/Merrie Melodie Box Sets from Warner
Lost Highway
Lovers of the Arctic Circle
M. Butterfly
The Magnificent Ambersons (Wells)
Meet Me in St. Louis
Metropolis (original and 1987)
Miracle Mile
Eddie Murphy: Delirious
Murder, My Sweet
Mutiny on the Bounty (1935)
My Darling Clementine
Naked Lunch
The Name of the Rose
Napoleon (1927)
Once Upon a Time in America
Once Upon a Time in the West
The Opportunists (Christopher Walken)
The Outfit
Papillon (16x9)
Point Blank
The Producers (with Mel Brooks commentary)
Raging Bull: SE
Ran: Special Edition (anamorphic)
Red River
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Ren and Stimpy
Rhapsody in August
The Right Stuff: SE
Roger & Me
Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead
Rules of the Game
Le Samouraï
Santa Sangre
Scarface: Remastered
She's Gotta Have It: Collector's Edition
Schindler's List
Shining (TV series)
Shogun (TV miniseries)
Solaris (original 1971)
Song of the South
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Split
The Star Wars Trilogy (both original and SE versions)
Sunset Boulevard
That Was Then... This is Now
The Thing from Another World
Titanic: SE (anamorphic)
To Have and Have Not
Top Gun: SE (anamorphic)
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Until the End of the World
Valley Girl
Videodrome: Collector's Edition
Wanted: Dead or Alive
White Heat
Wild at Heart
Winchester '73
Wings (1927)
Wings of Desire
Wuthering Heights: SE
Yankee Doodle Dandy
Zulu (anamorphic)

That's all for now. Have a great weekend and keep spinning those discs!

Todd Doogan

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