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mal2pool 13-01-2013 01:09

Films rarely on tv and dvd
 
Lots of movies that are never shown on tv. I wonder why. Not even on dvd some of them.

A couple to mention.

Cohen & Tate ..1988 roy schieder

Soldier Blue - 1971 peter strauss

Not sure if these movies are ever shown on sky . Must be lots of movies in the archives which don't get a dvd release or tv showing. TV seems to churn out the same movies over and over/ (i know soldier blue is on dvd)

filmfan7 16-01-2013 01:08

Runaway with Tom Selleck 1984
Parting Shots with Chris Rea
FX and FX2
Quatermass films
and most old Hammer Horrors like Dracula and Frankenstein
On the Beach

Bandit1200S 16-01-2013 01:33

The Choirboys 1977

fmradiotuner1 16-01-2013 10:47

Not Seen the old Crack In The World on TV since the 90s however it is now on DVD and Blu Ray if in ported and looks very decent to for such a budget film.

sinbad8982 12-02-2013 07:02

Golden Rendezvous 1977
High Risk 1981
The Fury 1978
Dressed To Kill 1980

gemma-the-husky 12-02-2013 16:40

Breaking Away

"go Cutters"

occasional post 12-02-2013 17:04

I remeber watching Twenty One with Kevin Spacey, on a flight a few years back. I've never seen it on TV - even on sky?

treefr0g 12-02-2013 17:22

I've had a couple of people say how good 'Miracle Mile' is but I have yet to see it appear on TV or Sky.

I don't think that it's available on DVD in UK either.

I may have to buy it from iTunes one day.

mike65 12-02-2013 17:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by filmfan7 (Post 63611185)
Runaway with Tom Selleck 1984
Parting Shots with Chris Rea
FX and FX2
Quatermass films
and most old Hammer Horrors like Dracula and Frankenstein
On the Beach

Watch the Horror Channel! They have plenty of Hammer films.

Psycho 2, seeing it on ITV the other night reminded me of how long since its been shown. There are so many I could list them all night but won't. It's just a pity that huge chunks of cinema have been discarded in favour of endless repeated screenings of The Day After Roland Emmerichs Independence Day with a side order of Michael Bay Dying Hard while in a Night at the Museum.

Spot 12-02-2013 18:01

Ferry Cross the Mersey and Catch Us If You Can (both 1965)

Haven't seen either of them for years, and as Jimmy Savile appears in Ferry Cross the Mersey, I guess the chances of this one being shown again on TV aren't great at the moment.

RebelScum 12-02-2013 18:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by mal2pool (Post 63540553)
Lots of movies that are never shown on tv. I wonder why. Not even on dvd some of them.

A couple to mention.


Cohen & Tate ..1988 roy schieder

Soldier Blue - 1971 peter strauss

Not sure if these movies are ever shown on sky . Must be lots of movies in the archives which don't get a dvd release or tv showing. TV seems to churn out the same movies over and over/ (i know soldier blue is on dvd)

Can't say about TV showings, but both your examples are available on DVD.

fmradiotuner1 12-02-2013 18:34

Quote:

Originally Posted by filmfan7 (Post 63611185)
Runaway with Tom Selleck 1984
Parting Shots with Chris Rea
FX and FX2
Quatermass films
and most old Hammer Horrors like Dracula and Frankenstein
On the Beach

On the Beach has been on TCM I think never seen the newer one on TV though.

Edmond-Dantès 12-02-2013 19:20

High Desert Kill.

A low budget science fiction film last seen on TV in the nineties.

jxp 12-02-2013 19:56

Most of these are available on DVD, but have not been shown on TV (well Freeview) for a least 10 years (and probably more).

Les Diaboliques
Network
Buckaroo Banzai
Wages Of Fear
Rififi
Harold And Maude

All are "classics" that I would like to see, but not sure if they're worth paying for,
Hmm, I might look on eBay.

mrcynical 12-02-2013 21:51

Schindlers List.

quirkyquirk 12-02-2013 22:03

City Heat with Clint Eastwood and Burt Reynolds.Regarded by many as one of the worst films either of them did,but I like it for what it is and I've just recenty got it from Amazon.

Also I'd like to see the spaghetti western spoof They Call Me Trinity and Drunken Master 2 both of which seem impossible to get.

mal2pool 12-02-2013 22:15

I remember a few hit records in the 70s. Fire down below by Tina Charles was a theme to a movie, probably a rubbishy british stud/bitch type film which has never seen the light of day since.
Also Gladys Knight had a minor hit with the theme to a movie called The One and Only. Never seen that.
Maybe some are too bad to show on telly.

gerry d 12-02-2013 22:35

There's a Canadian comedy from 1997 called 'The Wrong Guy'.I saw it about 10 or 11 years ago on BBC2.The film has never been released over here in dvd.It's only available on region 1.

2 other films that spring to mind that i haven't seen on tv for sometime is the Dana Carvey comedy 'Clean Slate' & the Nicolas Cage film 'Trapped in Paradise'.However both are available on dvd.


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Originally Posted by occasional post (Post 64212065)
I remeber watching Twenty One with Kevin Spacey, on a flight a few years back. I've never seen it on TV - even on sky?

21 was shown last year on channel 5

U96 12-02-2013 23:12

Come And See
The Warriors
Time Out.

Fairyprincess0 12-02-2013 23:18

Photographinhg faries.....l

icanboogie 13-02-2013 09:34

Flight of Dragons - it always used to be on tv around xmas time in the eighties, i have a grainy copy on video.

dcb1986 13-02-2013 14:50

Little Monsters 1989

Chasing Shadows 13-02-2013 15:03

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Originally Posted by gerry d (Post 64220629)
21 was shown last year on channel 5

And on FilmFour last week.

And went through a three month period of being shown at least twice a week on Sky Movies when it first appeared on Sky Movies Premier.

slappers r us 13-02-2013 15:29

Labyrinth (The Bowie one)

The Great 208 13-02-2013 15:34

Once Were Warriors


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