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Doogan's list of films that damn well ought to be on DVD by the end of next year!

Hi guys!

Well, it's been a while since I updated Doogan's Views. The last time I dropped by, I started a shit storm by commenting on media violence. Then a whole lot of shootings happened -- and I wasn't gonna show my face around here for a few months. Now, I figure I will keep my mouth shut on politics, and focus on something important (to me at least): DVD titles. Who owns 'em? Where are the titles we're looking for? Why aren't they out yet? The answer to those questions: I dunno. I do now that there is a whole bunch of films I want to get my hands on on DVD, or that I just think NEED to be on DVD. What you'll find here, is a list of movies that should be on DVD soon. Most have laserdisc versions already out (even if it's a Japanese import), so it isn't such a weird idea to want them on DVD. Please remember -- this is MY list. Everyone out there has their own list. I don't want to start a fight with anyone who thinks that, say, Hardcore, sucked. It may have, but it's still a dynamically visual film.

That isn't to say that I'm not interested in hearing your addendum's. Forward any and all titles you think NEED to be on DVD. Keep it short and sweet, and if you can, make your argument on why they should be added to this list. Each person who does, please limit it to around 10 titles or less -- that way I can actually read 'em all.

Before I share my list with everyone, I'd like to pose a question... and it's a serious one. Does anyone out there notice the surprising lack of Pauly Shore's films on DVD? There's nothing out there, not even Encino Man!?! That's just plain weird. Anyway, for anyone who cares, here is the Doogan's Views official list of DVDs that I think should be out by the end of next year.

Note: Below you will see included some titles that have already come out. They are added because I think they could be re-released as special editions. The material is out there, and I think people would enjoy having it. For all you studios out there that have this stuff, put these discs out! I also did not include titles that we at the Bits know are in production. So if you vote for something, and don't see it on the list next month, then it's because you're either off your rocker, or it's already in production. But as you'll probably see below, it'll take a REALLY wacky suggestion for me to think you're off your rocker.

Keep spinnin' those discs!

Todd Doogan

Doogan's List

8 1/2
After Hours
Alien 3: Special Edition
(Remember this one? Student by day, hooker by night? Sweet.)
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes/Return Of The Killer Tomatoes Double Disc
Batman ('cause I think we just need a better-looking version of Batman)
Battle Angel (see comment for Gunsmith Cats)
Better Off Dead
The Big Blue
Big Trouble In Little China
Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure
Blood Simple
Blow Out
Blue Steel
Bob Roberts
Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia
Cannibal: The Musical
(Troma's sitting on this one - why?)
Casualties Of War
Complete Tex Avery Box set
The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover
The Day The Earth Stood Still
Defending Your Life
Dick Tracy (1990)
Dune: Collector's Edition
El Cid
El Topo

Escape From New York (and New Line, when you do it this time, include the WHOLE cut original opening instead of just tacking an incomplete piece into the interview with Carpenter like you did with the laserdisc. Please?)
Faces Of Death (what would be cooler than that?)
Fast Times At Ridgemont High
The Final Countdown
The Fly (1986)
Freaks (1932)
Frighteners: Collector's Edition
Get Carter
Glengarry Glenn Ross
(RSDL Dual Layer edition with commentary, dammit!)
The Great Santini
Gunsmith Cats: Bulletproof
(ADV, you're missing the boat with DVD -- every other Anime company is putting out their key stuff. You have, what? Tekken? Toot-toot! Boat's a going bye-bye.)
Hard Target: Collector's Edition
Harold and Maude
Heavenly Creatures
Hell in the Pacific
The Hidden
In Like Flynt
Johnny Handsome
Killer Klowns From Outer Space
King Of Comedy
Lawrence Of Arabia

Looney Toons/Merrie Melodie Box Sets from Warner
Malcolm X
Naked Lunch

Near Dark
Nightmare Before Christmas: Collector's Edition
(and include Slow Bob In The Lower Dimensions, Frankenweenie and Vincent)
North By Northwest
The Omen
Once Upon A Time In The West
Our Man Flynt
The Outfit
The Outsiders
Pee Wee's Big Adventure
Point Blank
Purple Rose Of Cairo
The Ref
Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins
Repo Man
Return Of The Living Dead

RKO titles: Start rolling out the RKO library -- King Kong, Citizen Kane, Cat People, the list goes on and on -- because WB owns that stuff, and we knew that
Rocky 3 - what's the deal, MGM? We pity the fool who don't release this disc!
Rosemary's Baby
Salem's Lot
(uncut TV miniseries)
Le Samouraï
Santa Sangre
Searching For Bobby Fischer

Shaft and all of the other blaxpoitation titles from MGM
She's Gotta Have It: Collector's Edition
The Simpsons episodes
Smila's Sense Of Snow
(it's slow, but what a beautiful looking film. On DVD this would be so hot!)
The Song Remains the Same
The Split
Stranger Than Paradise and every other Jim Jarmusch film
Street Fighter (The Sonny Chiba series from New Line)
Taking Of Pelham 1, 2, 3 (1974)
Talk Radio
Touch Of Evil
Toy Story
(Jack Deth is a screen icon.)
Twin Peaks Collection
Valley Girl
Videodrome: Collector's Edition
Wall Street
Wanted: Dead Or Alive
The Warriors
Watership Down
What About Bob?
Winchester '73
World According To Garp
X: The Man With The X-Ray Eyes

Editor's Note: To Doogan's list, I would add the following:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (you've talked about this MGM - time to deliver!)
American Flyers
Before Sunrise
Being There
The Big Sleep
Breaking Away
By Dawn's Early Light
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
(and for God's sake in anamorphic widescreen this time!)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind
The Conversation
The English Patient: Special Edition
Fail Safe
Faraway, So Close!
Force Ten from Navarone
Forrest Gump
The Guns of Navarone
Hangar 18
His Girl Friday
The Indiana Jones Trilogy
The Lady from Shanghai
The Muppet Movie
My Darling Clementine
Mystic Pizza
Only Angels Have Wings
The Princess Bride
Ran: Special Edition
(we need a MUCH better looking DVD of Ran - 16x9 anyone?)
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Roger & Me
(TV miniseries)
The Spirit of St. Louis
The Star Wars Trilogy
Superman 1 & 2
Tombstone: Special Edition
Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Les Visiteurs
(The Visitors, starring Jean Reno)
What's Eating Gilbert Grape
White Heat
Wild at Heart
Wings of Desire

Back to Todd...

That's my list so far. There are more, but it would get boring. Remember, titles like Godfather, Drugstore Cowboy and Seven: Special Edition are reportedly in production now, so that's why they aren't on the list. If you know for certain and can back up that some of the above are also coming -- drop me a line and we'll keep updating this list. See you next time!

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