October 19, 2001
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The MF thread about Buckaroo Banzai a couple days ago triggered me to revist my list of "waiting for DVD" movies, and lo, I discovered that the freaky 1966 Frankenheiner/Rock Hudson Seconds is finally coming out in January as well. But still on my wait list are a Japanese elegie, a sweet western by Peckinpah, a nice little literary film and a dark comedy featuring Jerry Lewis, of all people. What's on your "waiting for DVD" list?
posted by fpatrick (33 comments total)

Sunset Boulevard and Out of the Past
posted by prodigal at 10:25 AM on October 19, 2001

The Day the Clown Cried
posted by lbergstr at 10:31 AM on October 19, 2001

Where Eagles Dare. Why is Guns of Navarone out and this isn't?
posted by donpardo at 10:50 AM on October 19, 2001

All I can say is, it's a damn shame that Cool as Ice hasn't been given the proper Critereon release that the Iceman deserves.
posted by ph00dz at 10:59 AM on October 19, 2001

arizona dream.
posted by grabbingsand at 11:09 AM on October 19, 2001

Where is my letterboxed copy of The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik Yak???
posted by dogwelder at 11:34 AM on October 19, 2001

Fresh. Totally.
posted by precipice at 11:39 AM on October 19, 2001

waking life
posted by walrus at 11:49 AM on October 19, 2001

Red Dwarf. More of the Simpsons than Season 1. More of the Sopranos than Season 1. Red Dwarf. Red Dwarf.
posted by jennyjenny at 12:05 PM on October 19, 2001

Waterland as well as some of Tarkovsky's films.

Ahh.. You know, Kurasawa's Dreams was shown in 2.35 : 1 on tv one time, I saw some of it. And, oh yeah, High and Low is also on DVD. I'm kinda fine right now I suppose. Perhaps, yeah, Brideshead Revisited as well.
posted by tiaka at 12:06 PM on October 19, 2001

Miller's Crossing, Miller's Crossing, Miller's Crossing.
posted by rev- at 12:23 PM on October 19, 2001

Bad Ronald ('70s tv movie)
Whiz Kids - the Complete First and Only Season.
Three Colors (out in Brazil and France, hopefully here soon).
U.S. release of the longer Cinema Paradiso (out in europe).
U.S. release of Once Were Warriors special edition (several PAL versions are out).
posted by gluechunk at 12:24 PM on October 19, 2001

Until the End of The World. The only reason I bought a DVD player was in the hopes that Wim Wenders would put out a copy of the director's cut. I've heard that he is, but it's got a late 2002 release.
posted by eyeballkid at 12:50 PM on October 19, 2001

here's where I get all pissy about Wenders:


He has the fucking gall to be my favorite director and then release pieces of complete and utter shit like The Million Dollar Hotel and The End of Violence. It all started to come apart with Faraway So Close.

bwuh huh huh!

I am so sad!

Wim, we hardly knew ye!
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:59 PM on October 19, 2001


All episodes of Rocko's Modern Life

Indiana Jones trilogy

Star Wars triology -- the originals, NOT the f---ing "special edition"s!

E.T. -- the original, not whatever the hell it is Spielberg has planned for his 20th anniversary edition

A disc of Lawrence of Arabia that has decent compression (the currently available one is a good transfer but has shitty compression).
posted by Potsy at 1:28 PM on October 19, 2001

Amen, Potsy, on the Star Wars trilogy.

I'd like a copy of Sports Night's two seasons on DVD, but I doubt that'll ever happen.
posted by me3dia at 1:49 PM on October 19, 2001

a reissuing of trainspotting as well done as the (criterion collection) ld; related is the blip in sean connery's otherwise uninterrupted downward trajectory.
posted by elle at 2:21 PM on October 19, 2001

Some Girls
Barton Fink
All That Jazz
OC and Stiggs this will never happen. Most people hate the film -- it's a lot like Ghost World, only weirder and more mean spirited.
Little Murders
posted by drunkkeith at 2:28 PM on October 19, 2001


i guess my boycott of the dvd format isn't exactly gathering momentum.
posted by lescour at 3:07 PM on October 19, 2001

Kurisawa's Ikiru.

Ironically, it and The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai are the two movies I think of (for radically different reasons!) when people ask, name a great movie -- but I was finishing the last leg of my cross-country trip when the Bonzai thread was posted....
posted by mattpfeff at 3:22 PM on October 19, 2001

k: I completely agree about Wenders. His best film in the last few years was a documentary (Buena Vista Social Club), but The End of Violence and Million Dollar Hotel were 100% tripe. As a director, he's lost it.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:31 PM on October 19, 2001

My Neigbor Totoro
posted by skyscraper at 3:46 PM on October 19, 2001

Surburbia -- so i can watch it without straining to hear the dialogue over the static of my friend's dubbed copy.

as an aside -- anyone know of a place where this can be rented in the bay area??? ... (er. oakland.)
posted by fishfucker at 4:10 PM on October 19, 2001

Surburbia is already out on DVD.
posted by gluechunk at 4:37 PM on October 19, 2001

Once Upon a Time in the West, Solaris, Stalker
posted by cheesebot at 6:04 PM on October 19, 2001

The entire run of Upright Citizens Brigade!!!
posted by the biscuit man at 12:51 AM on October 20, 2001

Pam + Tommy Lee + DVD = Home movie fun for generations to come
posted by Optamystic at 11:16 AM on October 20, 2001

Marc Caro and Jean-Pierre Jeunet works of genius...
City of Lost Children
posted by tdstone at 11:32 AM on October 20, 2001

Apparently IMDB is not as reliable as I thought...as City of Lost Children is available according to Amazon
posted by tdstone at 11:40 AM on October 20, 2001

Kiki's Delivery Service
posted by Dirjy at 1:30 PM on October 20, 2001

oh where, oh where is "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead"? one of the best movies ever filmed....and England *IS* a conspiracy of cartographers....
posted by ShawnString at 7:02 PM on October 20, 2001

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