Most Wanted Blu-rays and DVDs
There are many Blu-rays and DVDs in existence, but there are still a large number of films unavailable on one or both formats. In order to perhaps grab the attention of a studio, I thought it would be fun to compile a list of titles that are in dire need of a U.S. release. Here we go!
Rodan- A classic Kaiju film that is in serious need of a hi-def upgrade.
Phantasm Series- “Phantasm 2” is available on Blu-ray, but, so far, that is the only one of the four. We know that “Phantasm” is currently being remastered so we can assume that a Blu-ray release is forthcoming. Perhaps the third and fourth films aren’t far behind?
Godzilla (Various)- There are a fair number of Godzilla films available on Blu-ray, but there are still major titles like “Godzilla Vs. Mechagodzilla” and “Godzilla 1985” that are nowhere to be seen.
Critters Collection- If the two “Ghoulies” films can get a Blu-ray release, why not these? Paging Scream Factory…
Original Star Wars Trilogy- Unlike many fans, I don’t mind the special editions. I own them, I watch them, and I love them. With that said, I would still like to see the original theatrical cuts on Blu-ray. According to rumors, it could finally become a reality in the near future. Note: It would be nice to see the two Ewok films and the “Star Wars Holiday Special” on Blu as well.
Psychoville- This underrated British cult-horror comedy needs a U.S. release.
John Waters Movies- Cult classics like “Pink Flamingos” and “Cecil B. Demented” are long overdue for a Blu-ray release.
Road To Morocco- Can we get this Bob Hope and Bing Crosby comedy classic in a new Blu-ray box set with the other Road installments?
Hard Eight- PTA’s first films is strangely MIA.
A Simple Plan- Come on Paramount, let’s get Sam Raimi’s intense thriller on Blu.
Roman Holiday- One of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time has yet to appear in 1080p.
Lifeboat- Hitchock’s film has a Blu-ray release overseas but not in the U.S.
Kikujiro-Takeshi Kitano’s charming drama-comedy would be a perfect Kino Lorber or Film Movement release.
Marx Brothers Movies- How or why “Love Happy” and “Copacabana” are the only Marx Brothers films available on Blu is beyond me.
Tron: Uprising- “Tron” has a massive fanbase so it’s positively baffling as to how this great animated series hasn’t been given a home video release by Disney.
Charley Varrick- A great crime drama that would be a perfect Criterion or Olive Films release.
Strike Commando and The Intruder- These hilarious rip-offs of Rambo deserve more exposure.
Salute Your Shorts- Most of the old Nickelodeon series have had some sort of physical media release, but one of the most beloved shows in “Salute Your Shorts” is still absent.
Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace- One of my all-time favorite TV series has shockingly never been released in the U.S. Same goes for the gem of a spin-off series “Man to Man With Dean Learner.”
I’m With Busey- This uproarious little seen Comedy Central series is aching for a DVD.
The Gong Show- I don’t expect the entire series to be released, but it would be nice to see a best of set.
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