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Movies M.I.A on blu-ray

Postby kingkevzilla88 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:14 pm

So, I've been thinking about film preservation and how more and more nearly forgotten movies are slowly getting new Blu-rays with 2-4K restations, I mean Tammy and The T-rex is getting full, uncut collectors edition sometime soon. But with every miracle, theres two-three movies that are seemingly doomed to be lost. I've posted this over on Kaiju Galaxy and my Deviantart page, I'm really interested in seeing what people are after. So here is my list of films that need a Blu-ray release:

The Hitcher
I was a Teenage Frankenstein
I was a Teenage Werewolf
It Conquered the World
Zontar, The Thing from Venus
Invasion of the Saucer Men
The Eye Creatures
The Amazing Colossal Man
Terror from the Year 5000
Day Of The Triffids
Carnosaur
The War Of The Worlds (53)
Bride of the Gorilla
Robot Monster
The Crawling Eye
The Brain From Planet Arous
Teenage Monster
Invaders From Mars (53)
Berserker - A slasher movie were a Viking fights a bear!
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Jigsaw (2002)

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Postby Orichalcum » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:38 pm

Rawhead skreeonking Rex has a 4k release but the amazing colossal man doesn't? Wth

While Guyver 2 Dark Hero doesn't even have a proper VHS or DvD release
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Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:48 pm

I think Amazing Colossal Man, and many of its kind, are part of some rights issue. I remember people talking about it back when Scorpion Releasing teased a kaiju release of some kind.

Dawn of the Dead (the original) is another sorely missing from Blu-Ray, although it did have a very limited run a few years ago from Anchor Bay. But that's a film in dire need of a Scream Factory, Arrow or even Criterion release ASAP. The 4-disc Ultimate Edition DVD is pretty much the best thing for it right now.
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Postby Orichalcum » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:54 pm

Is Caltiki on Blu-ray?
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Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:55 pm

Orichalcum wrote:Is Caltiki on Blu-ray?


It is.
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Postby Maritonic » Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:56 pm

UltramanGoji wrote:Dawn of the Dead (the original) is another sorely missing from Blu-Ray, although it did have a very limited run a few years ago from Anchor Bay. But that's a film in dire need of a Scream Factory, Arrow or even Criterion release ASAP. The 4-disc Ultimate Edition DVD is pretty much the best thing for it right now.


God, yes. That four disc set is excellent, but I'd love to see Criterion or Arrow do something with it. Scream's done Day and Land, Criterion's done Night. Someone needs to do Dawn. They just did a 4k remaster, didn't they?
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Postby Orichalcum » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:07 pm

Toho's Half Human, Prophecies of Nostradamus, and GunHed don't have Blu-ray releases I don't believe.
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Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:12 pm

Maritonic wrote:
UltramanGoji wrote:Dawn of the Dead (the original) is another sorely missing from Blu-Ray, although it did have a very limited run a few years ago from Anchor Bay. But that's a film in dire need of a Scream Factory, Arrow or even Criterion release ASAP. The 4-disc Ultimate Edition DVD is pretty much the best thing for it right now.


God, yes. That four disc set is excellent, but I'd love to see Criterion or Arrow do something with it. Scream's done Day and Land, Criterion's done Night. Someone needs to do Dawn. They just did a 4k remaster, didn't they?


They have,and a UK distributor is putting it out on Blu-Ray.
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Postby Orichalcum » Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:20 pm

Toho's Young Guy and Crazy Cats series have yet to see Blu-ray releases
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Postby Terasawa » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:09 pm

kingkevzilla88 wrote:I was a Teenage Frankenstein
I was a Teenage Werewolf
It Conquered the World
Zontar, The Thing from Venus
Invasion of the Saucer Men
The Eye Creatures
The Amazing Colossal Man
Terror from the Year 5000


All owned by Susan (Hart) Hofheinz-Nicholson, widow of AIP co-founder James Nicholson. Hofheinz has refused all offers from interested distributors. I'd suggest Googling to learn more about it. The same issue somewhat applies to...

Bride of the Gorilla
Robot Monster
The Crawling Eye
The Brain From Planet Arous
Teenage Monster
Invaders From Mars (53)


...which are in the hands of Wade Williams. Kino made him an offer to restore and release most of his collection several years ago and he turned it down. He has publicly said he's interested in releasing these and other films in his control but there's been no news in the years since.

In need of a Blu-ray release: The Thing from Another World. Reportedly WB's elements are in poor condition. The same is supposedly true of Curse of Frankenstein, although that title's available in Region B.

Paramount has an HD transfer of the 1953 WOTW which was shown on TCM in July. Unfortunately, they digitally erased all the wires and included a new stereo remix using brand new (and obtrusive) sound effects. I'll skip any eventual home media release of this version.
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Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:31 pm

I need a Human Vapor Blu-Ray from Arrow or Criterion so skreeonking badly.

Also The Abyss and True Lies need HD releases as well.
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Postby UltramanGoji » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:43 pm

Terasawa wrote:Paramount has an HD transfer of the 1953 WOTW which was shown on TCM in July. Unfortunately, they digitally erased all the wires and included a new stereo remix using brand new (and obtrusive) sound effects. I'll skip any eventual home media release of this version.


Oh, what the hell. Are you kidding me? What is with studios doing this poop these days?

Guess I'll be sticking with the DVD release.
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Postby NSZ » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:37 pm

Terasawa wrote:Paramount has an HD transfer of the 1953 WOTW which was shown on TCM in July. Unfortunately, they digitally erased all the wires and included a new stereo remix using brand new (and obtrusive) sound effects. I'll skip any eventual home media release of this version.


That is beyond frustrating to hear. I hate it when companies Lucas up audio tracks.
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Postby Terasawa » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:46 pm

I mean, I’m not against it in theory, as long as the original audio is included as an option too. I’m more pissed off about the revisionism in removing wires that have always been present and visible. But again, I don’t care as long as the original version shows up on video.
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Postby GoWhaleTours » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:56 pm

Aw man War of the Worlds hits hard. Huge fan of that “franchise” and paramount treats it like garbage.

They put a 4K restored version on iTunes but still no blu ray.
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Postby Terasawa » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:01 pm

GoWhaleTours wrote:They put a 4K restored version on iTunes but still no blu ray.


Reportedly that 4K version is the same one TCM ran.
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Postby Komenja » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:07 pm

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Postby mikelcho » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:35 pm

I've been waiting for years for this film to be released on DVD, let alone Blu-ray:

*Cheaper to Keep Her (1981), Mac Davis' first starring film.

It's been on VHS only once from Media Home Entertainment and it's been out of print and unavailable on home video in any way, shape or form ever since.

The way I figure it, the only way that they're ever going to release it at all is when Davis dies.

Meanwhile, his first co-starring film, North Dallas Forty (1979), is already on DVD and has been for a long time now.
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Postby Orichalcum » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:42 pm

Is there a 4K version of The Room yet?
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Postby 2004Zilla » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:28 pm

I would really love for The Abyss to end up on Blu Ray. That's like the one film I am utterly baffled doesn't have a BR release.
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