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Old 09-03-2006, 19:17   #1
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Classic Film Box-Sets YOU want to see

Pretty self-explanatory thread.

Personally, I'd love for MGM to pull their finger out and give us all the Roger Corman / Edgar Allan Poe / Vincent Price films in one lovely set instead of the ****-poor releases they're currently giving us.

Oh and some sort of William Castle set, with all his 'gimmick' films (The Tingler,Homicidal etc) just for the hell of it.
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Old 09-03-2006, 20:35   #2
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I'd love to see:

The Jean Harlow / Clark Gable Collection:

The Secret Six
Red Dust
Hold Your Man
China Seas
Wife vs. Secretary
Saratoga


The James Stewart Collection:

The Stratton Story
Carbine Williams
The Naked Spur
Spirit Of St. Louis
The FBI Story


John Ford Collection II

Flesh
The Plough and the Stars
The Fugitive
Wagonmaster
The Rising of the Moon
7 Women


The John Ford Fox Collection:

The Iron Horse
3 Bad Men
Four Sons
Doctor Bull
Pilgrimage
Judge Priest
Steamboat Round The Bend


The Robert Taylor Collection:

Waterloo Bridge
Johnny Eager
Quo Vadis
All the Brothers Were Valiant
The Adventures of Quentin Durward
The Last Hunt
The Law and Jake Wade


The Katharine Hepburn Collection:

Morning Glory
Sylvia Scarlett
Keeper of the Flame
The Sea of Grass
State of the Union
The Madwoman of Chaillot


...to start off with.

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Old 09-03-2006, 21:56   #3
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The Andy Warhol Collection:

Sleep
Kiss
Blow Job
Eat
Empire
50 Fantastics and 50 Personalities
Vinyl
My Hustler
The Velvet Underground and Nico: A Symphony of Sound
The Chelsea Girls
Lonesome Cowboys



The Andy Warhol Factory Collection, Volume 1:


Tarzan And Jane Reimagined
Salome And Delilah
Screen Tests
Soap Opera
Batman Dracula
Couch
Harlot
13 Most Beautiful Women
13 Most Beautiful Boys
The Life of Juanita Castro
Horse



The Andy Warhol Factory Collection, Volume 2:

Bitch
Poor Little Rich Girl
Space
Factory Diaries
Camp
The Andy Warhol Story
****
I, A Man
Bike Boy
Nude Restaurant
Blue Movie


Okay, that's enough Warhol I think!! Something in me would want a Dziga Vertov Group set but I realise just how bad this could be. Probably a Sam Fuller set, with everything which isn't out.

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Old 09-03-2006, 22:32   #4
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Okay, one more. I would also love to see something like:

The Black Cinema Collection:

Carmen Jones
Nothing But A Man
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song
Shaft
Killer Of Sheep
She's Gotta Have It
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The Jan Troell Collection:

The Emigrants
The New Land
Zandy's Bride

The Huston Collection:

The Maltese Falcon 2-Disc SE
The Red Badge of Courage
Beat The Devil (remastered)
Reflections In A Golden Eye
The Man Who Would Be King 2-Disc SE
Wise Blood

The Sidney Lumet New York Collection

Prince of the City
Just Tell Me What You Want
Bye Bye Braverman
Stage Struck

The Vincente Minnelli Collection

The Cobweb
Some Came Running
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
Two Weeks In Another Town
Home From The Hill
Goodbye Charlie
The Sandpiper

Controversial Classics Vol 3

Bonnie and Clyde 2-Disc SE
The Candidate 2-Disc SE
Deliverance 2-Disc SE
Zabriskie Point
The Devils
Cruising
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Ooh, John Huston. I'd probably like a little set containing his war time documentaries.
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I reserve the right to add more, but the first one that springs to mind is a Warner Bros. Robert Mitchum Noir Boxset:

His Kind of Woman
Macao
Angel Face
Where Danger Lives
The Locket
The Racket


You could add Undercurrent too, I suppose, but I'd rather not since it damn near killed me with boredom.

Oh, and since Fox decided to randomly release Dressed to Kill (1941) last September, a boxset of the rest of the Lloyd Nolan-Michael Shayne mysteries would be nice.

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Old 10-03-2006, 03:57   #8
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I'd second just about all of John Hodson's box set suggestions.

I'll also add a Joan Crawford at MGM collection:

Strange Cargo
A Woman's Face
Paid
Forsaking All Others
No More Ladies
Mannequin

and some sort of World War II themed collection with:

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo
A Guy Named Joe
Command Decision
Battleground
The Mortal Storm
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I'd like to see boxsets of The Saint, The Falcon and Blondie.
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A Max Ophuls in Hollywood set:

The Exile (rarely shown AFAIK)
Letter from an Unknown Woman
Caught
The Reckless Moment

(I think three separate studios are represented there, so this is probably unlikely.)

Max Ophuls in France:

La Ronde
Le Plaisir
Madame de...
Lola Montes

In fact, anything by Ophuls would be good - he must be one of the least represented on DVD of great directors.

I'll second Mike's Jan Troell suggestion - three films I've heard quite a bit about but never seen.

A "Before the New Wave" Australian collection

Jedda (including participation from George Miller in the extras - this was Australia's first film in colour and it was a formative experience for him)
Wake in Fright (aka Outback)
Two Thousand Weeks

(plus some other 30s/40s and late 60s stuff which is admittedly getting very obscure. You could include Michael Powell's two Aussie productions, though I've deliberately left out productions shot in Oz by Ealing and Hollywood.)
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A Sydney Greenstreet/Peter Lorre set would be a cause for celebration for me. I can just envisage a nice 5 disc set with:

Mask of Dimitrios
The Verdict
The Conspiritors
Background to Danger
Three Strangers

AFAIK this would not be an impossibility as the rights for all these titles reside with Warners. I live in hope.
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Peter Greenaway Box-set!
God only knows what would go in it, too much to choose. Belly, By Numbers,A Zed etc etc etc.
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Hi there!!!!!

After reading all the news for quite a while, I decided to subscribe

Would love to see boxsets for the following:

Doris Day-Gordon MacRae musicals
- Tea for Two
- West Point Story
- On Moonlight Bay
- Starlift (fun film that so many people would like to see in top shape)
- By the Light of the Silvery Moon

Lucky people from Region 2 getting a couple of the above soon!

Great classic screen romances:
- The Barretts of Wimpole Street (34)
- Waterloo Bridge (40)
- The Constant Nymph (43) (if the estate problems can be solved!)
- Madame Bovary (49)
- Miracle in the Rain (56)

Feel good holiday films
- Holiday Affair (49)
- The Voice of the Turtle (47)
- Bachelor Mother (39)
- Blossoms in the Dust (41)

Universal Noir Box with titles from Republic, Universal and pre-48 Paramount

More Harlow, Mitchum Noirs, MGM musicals, MacDonald & Eddy, Robert Ryan Noirs, more Fox musicals, Nicholas Ray set (RKO titles), Katharine Hepburn RKO films, Esther Williams, Mickey & Judy, more Bette Davis, early Bing Crosby from the 30s (she Loves Me Not is a riot!), Deanna Durbin vol. 2....

Have full and complete confidence in WB to deliver the goods for many of these with impeccable taste as times goes by
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Hi there!!!!!

After reading all the news for quite a while, I decided to subscribe
Nice choices there..and welcome to the forum!
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I'd like to get:-
R1 Sam Peckinpah Westerns collection
R1 Martin Scorsese Signature Collection
R1 Alfred Hitchcock 15-discer remastered boxset

Also possibly:-
R1 Ford/Wayne boxset
R1 Ford boxset
It depends if I like some Ford films first, I haven't seen any.

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A Scorsese/ De Niro boxset would be great.
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Just thought of another one here :
Randolph Scott/Budd Boetticher set.

Come on Sony, get your finger out and show these movies the respect they deserve.

Mind you, I shouldn't really complain - if Warners come through with what they've promised I'll end up too broke to buy anything else anyway.
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Nice choices there..and welcome to the forum

Thank you!!!!!!!!!

Another box set idea:

A Fox tribute set to Susan Hayward (including With a Song in My Heart)
Or maybe we might see that one in the Fox Marquee musicals, if the issue over the music rights can be resolved......
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How about a boxset devoted to some of James Cagney's lesser-known films?
Or a Robert Ryan boxset!
As someone has I think already mentioned, a Sam Fuller collection [containing his currently unavailable films] would be nice too.
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See my postings on the Hammer thread..... Frankenstein, Dracula, Mummy and Quatermass box sets please!
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