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Old 11-19-2015, 05:16 PM
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Default 9 years on, what films are you still waiting for on BD?

Let me preface this by saying overall I'm happy with my BD movie collection, but there has been some frustration of late with some titles just taking forever to get here, with no hint of ever having a release at all. One thing I miss about the format war was that the studios, competing with each other, were really touting their back catalogs and announcing stuff left and right. I don't know if the single format is the reason for the slowdown, I guess that could be a whole topic on it's own.

I've been pleasantly surprised with some releases that I anticipated, and eventually acquired, such as Hackers, Showdown in Little Tokyo, The Perfect Weapon and Singles, to name a few. But there are still some great movies left unreleased, with some being budget genre flicks with a limited audience, and some real head scratchers with wide appeal as well. So, here we are. What is your list of WANTS. Lets get it out there. (yes I know there's a wish list forum, but it's so innactive,). Oh, also, I have not researched current status on any of these, so forgive me if some are available.

Rush Hour 2
The Best of the Best (series)
Rapid Fire
The Beast (1988)
Gallipoli
Strange Days
True Lies
The Beastmaster
The Beach
Youngblood
Quest For Fire
Romper Stomper
Deep Cover
Judgment Night
Another 48 Hours
The Mosquito Coast
Girl, Interrupted
Runaway Train
Bringing Out The Dead
Mountains Of The Moon
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:26 PM
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Abyss

My other big ones you got covered.

I will say that I can't believe I own copies of Showdown in Little Tokyo, Hard Target, Red Scorpion on blu, and once I can get it cheap, Demon Knight.
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Old 11-19-2015, 05:43 PM
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Your list is good, lots of great stuff inexplicably missing from HD. Strange Days and Runaway Train are available in Europe. Not sure whether their region locked or not, I'll check later if you'd like.
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Well I'm sitting on 1000+ blu titles, so my list is not huge. But there are a few that I would love to have and most are not big time titles. Nor would a blu-ray convey the movie any better than dvd. I just simply want them.

Vision Quest
Rad
The Wild Life
Gleaming the Cube
Salem's Lot
Can't Buy Me Love
Making the Grade
Dream a Little Dream
My Bodyguard
One Crazy Summer
Spring Break
The Flamingo Kid
Secret Admirer
Dune ( a high quality copy ) Yes I love this movie.
Loverboy
Three O' Clock High
Summer Rental
Mr. Mom
Meatballs III ( yes it is a real movie )
Maximum Overdrive
Apt Pupil ( not at $100+ )
Star Wars, Empire and Jedi ( remastered with NO Lucas changes )
Cat's Eye
Silver Bullet
Riding the Bullet
The Night Flier
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Really, I would love for Disney to release their Treasures Series in HD.
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The Abyss
Bad Day at Black Rock (announced years ago but nothing ever came of it)
Big Wednesday
Fail Safe
55 Days at Peking
For Love of the Game (really don't get this one since it was on HD DVD)
The Getaway (Alec Baldwin/Kim Basinger version - yeah I know - a guilty pleasure. Also announced years ago but never released)
The Late Show (Art Carney/Lily Tomlin)
Last Train From Gun Hill (love those coloful 50's westerns)
Never So Few (Sinatra and early Steve McQueen)
Open Range
Seven Days in May
Shoot to Kill (Sydney Poitier/Tom Berenger)
The Thing From Another World
Victor Victoria
Warlock (another 50's western w/Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark)
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A few of these are almost here (as in, UK or otherwise is available). Example, I bought Airwolf tv show from and is region-free.
Some are broadcasted in HD but still not available to own.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
3000 miles to Graceland
The Abyss
Amazon Women on the Moon
Antz
Black Cauldron
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie
Dinosaur Island
Evolution
Fire Down Below
Flight of Dragons
Flight of the Navigator (SHIT release that's out in UK does not count)
The Hidden
Howard the Duck
Jack Frost (horror)
Knight Rider
Kung Fu Panda - Legends of Awesomeness
Moving Violations
Out For a Kill
The Patriot (Seagal)
Pokemon - the Movie (1st one for sure, #2 and 3 would be nice)
The Prince of Egypt (Dreamworks animated)
Quest For Camelot
Road to El Dorado (Dreamworks animated)
Screamers (1996 - Peter Weller)
Slither
Small Soldiers (1998)
Snakehead Terror
Song of the South
The Stuff
Three O'Clock High
True Lies


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CSI
CSI Miami
CSI NY
Dreamworks Dragons - Riders of Berk, Defenders of Berk
Law & Order
Law & Order CI
NCIS (earlier seasons)
NYPD Blue
Star Trek DS9
Star Trek Voyager
Stargate SG-1
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The Abyss
Bad Day at Black Rock (announced years ago but nothing ever came of it)
Big Wednesday
Fail Safe
55 Days at Peking
For Love of the Game (really don't get this one since it was on HD DVD)
The Getaway (Alec Baldwin/Kim Basinger version - yeah I know - a guilty pleasure. Also announced years ago but never released)
The Late Show (Art Carney/Lily Tomlin)
Last Train From Gun Hill (love those coloful 50's westerns)
Never So Few (Sinatra and early Steve McQueen)
Open Range
Seven Days in May
Shoot to Kill (Sydney Poitier/Tom Berenger)
The Thing From Another World
Victor Victoria
Warlock (another 50's western w/Henry Fonda and Richard Widmark)
Good call on The Thing From Another World.

Also would love to have The Black Hole.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:23 AM
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@Krawk - You mention several I'd like to see; Antz, The Prince of Egypt, Road to El Dorado, Screamers (that's a 95 movie though, according to IMDB), Small Soldiers, True Lies, Voyager, DS9, and Stargate SG-1. A couple of the others you mentioned I'd like to see, but might not pick up because I already have them on DVD.

Some of those, namely the TV shows probably won't get blu-ray releases. So far as I know, they were all recorded at lower resolution (I think Stargate one was recorded at lower resolution in the early seasons) and the effects were also done in SD. Of course, this didn't stop them with Star Trek TNG.
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Streets of Fire
I love that cheesy little movie with big ambitions.
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