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Old 07-01-2013, 08:54
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Michael Mann's film The Keep is not on dvd in any region I believe, though it was shown on Film4 a few weeks ago.

Good example...of all people I should have remembered that one, we have discussed it on here enough times.

A few possible reasons for this...

It was by no means a hit at the box office, essentially it was a massive flop. It was also critically panned, and it was a troubled production, with studio interference and the final film was very much a compromise of the directors vision.


Studio's are reluctant to spend money restoring films for blu ray or DVD, unless they can be assured of some sort of financial return. And it must be said that this film is quite obscure, so I guess they don't see much incentive to release it...ind of understandable.

Plus I understand Michael Mann is in no huge hurry to push for a release...it's considered one of his failures. In an ideal world, it;s a film which would benefit hugely from a restoration, sound and pic wise, reinstatement of deleted scenes, and hopefully some making of stuff (which would be fascinating considering the troubled production)...but to be honest, as much as I love Mann's movies, (and even though this is flawed I still like it), I can't see that happening. Because that costs a lot of money, time and effort...and not only are Paramount unlikely to cough up, I am not sure Mann is that keen to get involved in the process.

Shame...because I am sure if it ever happened, there could be a surprisingly good movie buried in there somewhere.
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Old 07-01-2013, 09:05
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I'm still waiting for a film from the 80's to come out on region 2, I don't think it ever will though.

"The Monster Squad"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...+monster+squad
I thought a 20th anniversary was out for that,guess not,im still waiting on Nightbreed although now i hear the Cabal cut is getting a blu ray release
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Old 07-01-2013, 13:52
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Song of the South?

Possibly released abroad but don't think it's had a disc release in the UK.
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Old 07-01-2013, 15:22
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I thought a 20th anniversary was out for that,guess not,im still waiting on Nightbreed although now i hear the Cabal cut is getting a blu ray release



I saw a copy of that in my local dvd shop (he also stocks R1 releases). Not sure of it was the blu ray or dvd though.

and Song Of The South is also avalable on R2 dvd...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/South-Warric...7571874&sr=1-1


I can't believe that some of you guys have not gone multi region, especially considering how easy and inexpensive it is these days...practicaly every single film mentioned on here as unavailable is on R1.

Why would you wait years and years and be continually frustrated at not being able to get hold of a movie you love, when there is a simple solution?
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Old 07-01-2013, 16:11
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We went multi region years ago! Best move for us regarding our viewing habits.
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Old 07-01-2013, 17:10
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I saw a copy of that in my local dvd shop (he also stocks R1 releases). Not sure of it was the blu ray or dvd though.

and Song Of The South is also avalable on R2 dvd...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/South-Warric...7571874&sr=1-1
Is that in the UK shops though? Don't see a BBFC sticker on it.


I can't believe that some of you guys have not gone multi region, especially considering how easy and inexpensive it is these days...practicaly every single film mentioned on here as unavailable is on R1.

Why would you wait years and years and be continually frustrated at not being able to get hold of a movie you love, when there is a simple solution?
Why do you assume most people here don't have multi-region? The thread is about which films may not be available not which films people are waiting for.

Last edited by yaristaman : 07-01-2013 at 17:12. Reason: My spelling sucked!!
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Old 07-01-2013, 17:20
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One that I don't think even got a VHS release - Angels Wash Their Faces

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031045/
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Old 07-01-2013, 17:21
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Bernard and the Genie (not officially at least).
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Old 07-01-2013, 17:24
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I can't believe that some of you guys have not gone multi region, especially considering how easy and inexpensive it is these days...practicaly every single film mentioned on here as unavailable is on R1.
Some people may not have the option. I use my PS3 as my DVD/Blu-ray player in the living room - and that cant be un-region coded.

I dont have space to fit another DVD/blu-ray player.
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Old 07-01-2013, 22:56
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Some people may not have the option. I use my PS3 as my DVD/Blu-ray player in the living room - and that cant be un-region coded.

I dont have space to fit another DVD/blu-ray player.

I did the same for years...and after a while I got fed up with not being able to play certain films...and worse still, as my PS3 was being used as my main blu ray player the damn thing burnt out...YLOD (look it up).

Gotta be careful with that, using your PS3 as your main source of entertainment.

So decided to buy a proper blu ray player, and went multi region. Never looked back.
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Old 07-01-2013, 22:58
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I did the same for years...and after a while I got fed up with not being able to play certain films...and worse still, as my PS3 was being used as my main blu ray player the damn thing burnt out...YLOD (look it up).

Gotta be careful with that, using your PS3 as your main source of entertainment.

So decided to buy a proper blu ray player, and went multi region. Never looked back.
Me too!

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Old 07-01-2013, 23:17
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Song of the South?

Possibly released abroad but don't think it's had a disc release in the UK.
That's a good one.

Song of the South was released on VHS in the UK, it wasn't even released on VHS in the US. There seems little prospect of it ever coming out on dvd anywhere, Disney seem to think it'd be more trouble than it's worth. Although who knows if they'd be accused of promoting racist stereotypes now, given the film is 66 years old.
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:34
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There are a few movies that I have on VHS that never seem to have appeared on DVD or bluray in UK.

A few that I remember are,

The Silent Partner
Innocent Blood
The Dove
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Old 08-01-2013, 11:53
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Is that in the UK shops though? Don't see a BBFC sticker on it.




Why do you assume most people here don't have multi-region? The thread is about which films may not be available not which films people are waiting for.


It may not be in the shops, but it is available on Amazon. So anyone who wants it can buy it.


And as to your second point, I have pointed out that nearly every film mentioned on here as not available IS actually available on other regions. If a person says a certain film is not on dvd and it is on another region, then it's reasonable to assume they are not aware of this, and therefore are probably not multi region.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:20
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Its not an official release, someone has just transferred the VHS onto a disc and is probably substandard in quality. Most people would probably see that and not buy it, especially given the price.
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Old 08-01-2013, 12:23
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It may not be in the shops, but it is available on Amazon. So anyone who wants it can buy it.
I wouldn't recommend doing that, the copy on Amazon is a bootleg. Song of the South has never had a DVD release, so it'll be copied from either a VHS or laserdisc version.
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:16
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Have to say I am surprised Amazon would allow a bootleg to be sold on their site, and even more surprised that Disney would not have intervened and asked for it to be removed.

I know ebay used to be full of such things, but they have clamped down recently (Used to see lots of bootleg copies of The Keep on there, but no longer).

Still say that technically it's still 'available' though...you can buy it...though admittedley not entirely legally...but then again if Amazon are daft enough to allow it on their site...
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:44
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I'm still waiting for a film from the 80's to come out on region 2, I don't think it ever will though.

"The Monster Squad"

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...+monster+squad
I came on here to post Monster Squad but I have another, Teen Agent (If Looks Could Kill - America title) from 1991:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Agent-Willia...7652647&sr=8-2
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:49
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That's a good one.

Song of the South was released on VHS in the UK, it wasn't even released on VHS in the US. There seems little prospect of it ever coming out on dvd anywhere, Disney seem to think it'd be more trouble than it's worth. Although who knows if they'd be accused of promoting racist stereotypes now, given the film is 66 years old.
Seems even more stupid when you can easily buy Birth Of A Nation on DVD over here.
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:50
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I came on here to post Monster Squad but I have another, Teen Agent (If Looks Could Kill - America title) from 1991:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Agent-Willia...7652647&sr=8-2


But they are both clearly available on DVD from Amazon...???
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Old 08-01-2013, 13:56
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Bernard and the Genie (not officially at least).

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...e+%2Cdvd%2C200

Wrong - see link above.

People seem to have forgotten that I did make it clear in my original post that I said available on any region, not just region 2 or blu ray region b.
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Old 08-01-2013, 14:04
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There are a few movies that I have on VHS that never seem to have appeared on DVD or bluray in UK.

A few that I remember are,

The Silent Partner
Innocent Blood
The Dove

Silent partner (though not sure which version you are referring to)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...t+%2Cdvd%2C185

Innocent Blood -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...innocent+blood

The Dove - yep, no dvd or bu ray release...a few boots and rips from DVD, but certainly never officially released.
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:00
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But they are both clearly available on DVD from Amazon...???
Yeah, on Region 1 and I do not have the resources to play a Region 1 DVD. Monster Squad, the TV series is available on Region 2 but its the film we need.
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:16
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Silent partner (though not sure which version you are referring to)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...t+%2Cdvd%2C185

Innocent Blood -

http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_...innocent+blood

The Dove - yep, no dvd or bu ray release...a few boots and rips from DVD, but certainly never officially released.
Thanks but I would only bother getting them if they had a proper UK released version. I have recordings of both which will suffice for now.

Edit: I have reread your original post and see that you were talking about media from any region so my bad.
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Old 08-01-2013, 15:27
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