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DVD MIA Redux -- 2008
Topic by: kaream
Posted: February 12, 2008 - 2:02 AM PST
Last Reply: November 13, 2009 - 3:38 PM PST

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author topic: DVD MIA Redux -- 2008
kaream
post #1  on February 12, 2008 - 2:02 AM PST  
This thread is an update of Eoliano's 2004 DVD MIA Redux thread, itself an update of yulek's 2002 Movies that should be on DVD but aren't.

Here, directors and dates are taken from IMDb, and availability from Amazon. I've tried to be accurate, but haven't proofread. In a few cases of identical titles I've had to guess which movie was meant. If anyone sees any errors that I've made please let me know, or post a correction here.

Obviously this list will gradually go out of date as new DVDs are issued, or as everyone adds their own new wishlists. (I do think it would be a good idea for IMDb information on directors and release dates to be noted for each title.)

Movies that ARE available now from Amazon are listed in a post at Eoliano's 2004 thread.

The following list is of movies that are NOT immediately available as a purchase directly from Amazon, coded as follows:

U - listed as Used/new in Amazon Marketplace, many in PAL format / non-USA region
N - Amazon shows as No copies currently available, incl some Not yet released
X - Amazon has no DVD entry, but some in VHS

X - 13th Letter, The (Preminger 1951)
U - 1984 (Anderson 1956)
U - Actor's Revenge, An (Ichikawa 1963)
U - African Queen, The (Huston 1951)
X - Amakusa Shiro Tokisada (Oshima 1962)
U - Angel's Egg (Oshii 1985)
X - Anti-Clock (Arden 1980)
U - Appartment, L' (Mimouni 1996)
N - Arion (Hamatsu 1986)
U - Arizona Dream (Kusturica 1993)
U - Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (Chabat 2002)
U - At Long Last Love (Bogdanovich 1975)
U - Baby of Macon, The (Greenaway 1993)
N - Ballad of Narayama (Imamura 1983)
X - Ballad of Narayama (Kinoshita 1958)
U - Bambi (Disney 1942)
X - Baxter, Vera Baxter (Duras 1977)
X - Beautiful Blond of Bashful Bend, The (Sturges 1949)
U - Bedtime Story (Levy 1964)
U - Bellissima (Visconti 1951)
N - Best Intentions, The (August 1992) -- not yet released
N - Betrayal (Jones 1983) -- not yet released
U - Beyond Silence / Jenseits der Stille (Link 1996)
U - Bhaji on the Beach (Chadha 1993)
U - Black Belt Jones (Clouse 1974)
U - Black Lizard (?? unspecified)
X - Bless The Beasts & Children (Kramer 1971)
N - Boys in the Band, The (Friedkin 1970) -- not yet released
X - Brewster McCloud (Altman 1970)
X - Brimstone (TV 1998)
U - Britannia Hospital (Anderson 1982)
U - Bronx Tale, A (De Niro 1993)
U - California Split (Altman 1974)
X - Camion, Le (Duras 1977)
X - Camp de Thiaroye (Sembene 1987)
U - Caro Diario (Moretti 1993)
U - Casanova (Fellini 1976)
X - Cast a Deadly Spell: (Campbell 1991)
U - Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette 1974)
X - Chambre en Ville, Une (Demy 1982)
U - Chelsea Girls (Warhol / Morrissey 1966)
X - Chienne, La (Renoir 1931)
U - Chimes at Midnight (Welles 1965)
X - Chronicle of a Death Foretold / Cronaca di una morte annunciata (Rosi 1987)
X - Cinderella (Pataki 1977)
U - Close to Eden / Urga (Mikhalkov 1991)
N - Cold Turkey (Lear 1971) -- not yet released
X - Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (Altman 1982)
U - Confession, The / L'Aveu (Costa-Gavras 1970)
U - Conversation Piece (Visconti 1974)
X - Créatures, Les (Varda 1966)
N - Crime of Monsieur Lange, The (Renoir 1936) -- not yet released
U - Crimson Pirate, The (Siodmak 1952)
U - Cronaca di un Amore / Story of a Love Affair (Antonioni 1950)
X - Cry of the Hunted (Lewis 1953)
U - Cul-de-Sac (Polanski 1966)
X - Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Mann 1960)
U - David Holzman's Diary (McBride 1967)
X - Death of Empedocles, The (Huillet 1987)
U - Death Watch [aka Death in Full View] / La Mort en Direct (Tavernier 1980)
X - Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (Spheeris 1988)
U - Desiree (Koster 1954)
X - Despair: Eine Reise ins Licht (Fassbinder 1978)
X - Destination Gobi (Wise 1953)
X - Détruire, dit-elle (Duras 1969)
N - Deuxième Souffle, Le (Melville 1966)
X - Devil, Probably, The (Bresson 1977)
U - Diary for My Children (Meszaros 1984)
X - Diary of a Mad Housewife (Perry 1970)
X - Dion Brothers, The [aka The Gravy Train] (Starrett 1974)
U - Distant Voices, Still Lives (Davies 1988)
U - Dobermann (Kounen 1997)
N - Dodes'ka-den / Clickety-Clack (Kurosawa 1970)
U - Downhill Racer (Ritchie 1969)
N - Dr Syn, Alias the Scarecrow (Neilson 1964 [not listed at IMDb]) -- not yet released
U - Drowning by Numbers (Greenaway 1988) -- not yet released
U - Dunkirk (Norman 1958)
N - Dust in the Wind (Hou 1986)
U - Earrings of Madame de..., The (Ophüls 1953)
X - Ebichu the Housekeeping Hamster -- no entries found
U - El (Bunuel 1953)
X - Electric Dragon 80.000 V[olts] (Ishii 2001)
X - Enchanted Cottage, The (Cromwell 1945)
X - Europa '51 (Rossellini 1952)
U - Exterminating Angel, The (Bunuel 1962)
N - Fall of the Roman Empire (Mann 1964) -- release date 4/29/08
U - Family Way, The (Boulting 1966)
U - Faster Pussycat, Kill!,Kill! (Meyer 1965)
X - Femme Douce, Une (Bresson 1969)
X - Femme du Gange, La (Duras 1974)
U - Five Graves to Cairo (Wilder 1943)
U - Foreign Affair, A (Wilder 1948)
U - Four Flies on Grey Velvet (Argento 1971)
X - Four Nights of a Dreamer (Bresson 1971)
X - Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers (Blank 1980)
U - Gas Food Lodging (Anders 1992)
X - Geisha, A (Mizoguchi 1953)
U - General della Rovere (Rossellini 1959)
X - Get Crazy (Arkush 1983)
X - Glen and Randa (McBride 1971)
U - Go Master[s], The (Duan 1982)
X - Godelureaux, Les (Chabrol 1961)
X - Goku Midnight Eye (Kawajiri 1989)
X - Good Bye, Dragon Inn (Tsai 2003)
X - Good Thief, The / Il Ladrone (Campanile 1981) -- [Jordan 2002 remake is available]
X - Good-bye, My Lady (Wellman 1956)
X - Gordon's War (Davis 1973)
X - Grande Guerra, La (Monicelli 1959)
N - Greed (von Stroheim 1924)
X - Green Desert, The / Grüne Wüste (Saul 1999)
U - Greetings (De Palma 1968)
N - Grey Fox, The (Borsos 1982)
X - Guelwaar (Sembene 1992)
U - Guyver: Dark Hero (Wang 1994)
U - High Heels (Almodovar 1991)
X - Histoire(s) du Cinema: Une Histoire Seule (Godard 1989)
X - Horse Thief, The (Tian 1986)
X - Housekeeping (Forsyth 1987)
X - Hurricane Polymar (Shinbo 1998)
N - I Hired a Contract Killer (Kaurismaki 1990)
U - Identification of a Woman (Antonioni 1982)
X - Illustrious Corpses (Rosi 1976)
X - Incident, The / Jiken (Nomura 1978)
U - Incredible Shrinking Man, The (Arnold 1957)
X - India Song (Duras 1975)
U - Innocent, The (Visconti 1976)
X - Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (Petri 1970)
U - Ipcress File, The (Furie 1965)
U - Ironweed (Babenco 1987)
X - Jacquot de Nantes (Varda 1991)
U - Jamon, Jamon (Luna 1992)
U - Johnny Got His Gun (Trumbo 1971)
U - Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (Tanner 1976)
U - Jour de Fete (Tati 1949)
X - Journey Into Fear (Foster 1943)
U - Just A Gigolo (Hemmings 1979)
U - Just Before Nightfall (Chabrol 1971)
X - Just Imagine (Butler 1930)
U - K2 (Roddam 1991)
X - Keep, The (Mann 1983)
U - Kes (Loach 1974)
X - Key, The (Reed 1958)
X - Key, The / Kagi (Ichikawa 1959)
U - Kika (Almodovar 1993)
U - Kind Of Loving, A (Schlesinger 1962)
N - King of the Hill (Soderbergh 1993) -- not yet released
N - Kiss of the Spider Woman (Babenco 1985) -- not yet released
X - Labyrinth of Passion (Almodovar 1982)
X - Lacemaker, The (Goretta 1977)
U - Ladro di Bambini, Il / The Stolen Children (Amelio 1992)
U - Lady and the Tramp (Disney 1955) -- not yet rereleased
X - Lady without Camellias, The (Antonioni 1953)
U - Ladybird Ladybird (Loach 1994)
U - Latcho Drom (Gatlif 1993)
X - Legend of the Galactic Heroes (TV 1989)
U - Leningrad Cowboys Go America (Kaurismaki 1989)
X - Leon Morin, Pretre (Melville 1961)
X - Les Anges du Peche, Les (Bresson 1943)
U - Let It Be (Lindsay-Hogg 1970)
X - Let There Be Light (Huston 1946)
U - Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls 1948)
U - Life is Sweet (Leigh 1990)
X - Life of Juanita Castro, The (Warhol 1965)
U - Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi 1952)
U - Lili (Walters 1953)
U - Lilja 4-ever (Moodysson 2002)
U - Linguini Incident, The (Shepard 1991)
N - Lisztomania (Russell 1975)
U - Lonely Are the Brave (Miller 1962) -- not yet released
X - Love Position: Legend of Halley (?? no IMDb listing)
U - L-Shaped Room, The (Forbes 1962)
X - Lucky Luciano (Rosi 1973)
U - Ludwig (Visconti 1972)
U - Mad Love (Freund 1935)
U - Magnificent Ambersons, The (Welles 1942)
U - Magnificent Obsession (Sirk 1954)
X - Major Barbara (Pascal 1941)
X - Make Way For Tomorrow (McCarey 1937)
N - Makioka Sisters, The (Ichikawa 1983) -- not yet released
X - Mambo (Rossen 1954)
N - Man Facing Southeast (Subiela 1986) -- not yet released
U - Man of a Thousand Faces (Pevney 1957)
U - Man of the West (Mann 1958)
X - Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, The (Rawlence 1987)
U - Massacre at Central High (Daalder 1976)
U - Match Factory Girl, The (Kaurismaki 1990)
X - Mattei Affair, The (Rosi 1972)
U - Matter of Life and Death, A (Powell/Pressburger 1946)
U - May Fools (Malle 1990)
X - Méditerranées (Berenger 1999)
U - Meetings With Remarkable Men (Brook 1979)
U - Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (Oshima 1983)
X - Midwinter's Tale, A / In the Bleak Midwinter (Branagh 1995)
U - Miracle in Milan (De Sica 1951)
X - Mondo (Gatlif 1996)
X - Monte Walsh (Fraker 1970) -- [Wincer 2003 remake is available]
U - Montenegro (Makavejev 1981)
X - Mr Sycamore (Kohner 1975)
U - Music Room, The / Jalsaghar (Ray 1958)
U - My Name Is Joe (Loach 1998)
X - My Name Is Julia Ross (Lewis 1945)
X - Nathalie Granger (Duras 1972)
U - Nazarin (Bunuel 1959)
N - Night That Panicked America, The (Sargent 1975) -- not yet released
X - Night Train to Munich (Reed 1940)
X - No Greater Glory (Borzage 1934)
X - Nouvelle Vague (Godard 1990)
X - Nuit de Carrefour, La (Renoir 1932)
X - Object Z (TV 1965)
X - Odd Obsession (Ichikawa 1959)
X - Oeil du Malin, L' (Chabrol 1962)
U - Olvidados, Los (Bunuel 1950)
X - On Borrowed Time (Bucquet 1939)
X - Once A Thief (Nelson 1965)
X - Ophelia (Chabrol 1963)
U - Organizer, The (Monicelli 1963)
X - Osaka Elegy (Mizoguchi 1936)
U - Our Man in Havana (Reed 1959)
X - Painted Faces (Law 1988)
X - Paradise Lost (Freed 1994)
U - Parisienne, La [Une] (Boisrond 1957)
X - Park Row (Fuller 1952)
X - Pasolini, an Italian Crime (Giordana 1995)
U - Pepi, Luci, Bom (Almodovar 1980)
U - Planeta Burg (Klushantsev 1962)
X - Poor Devil (Scheerer 1973)
N - Poor Little Rich Girl (Cummings 1936) -- not yet released
N - Porgy and Bess (Preminger 1959)
U - Porte Aperte / Open Doors (Amelio 1990)
N - Prospero's Books (Greenaway 1991)
N - Providence (Resnais 1977)
X - Pull My Daisy (Frank 1959)
U - Pure Formality, A (Tornatore 1994)
U - Rabid Dogs (Bava 1974)
N - Rain People, The (Coppola 1969) -- not yet released
N - Red Balloon, The (Lamorisse 1956) -- release date 4/29/08
U - Red Desert, The
X - Reincarnation of Peter Proud, The (Thompson 1975)
N - Reuben, Reuben (Miller 1983) -- not yet released
X - River, The (Borzage 1929)
U - Robinson Crusoe (Bunuel 1954)
X - Romance of Astrea and Celedon, The (Rohmer 2007)
N - Romuald et Juliette (Serreau 1989)
X - Ronde, La (Ophuls 1950) -- [but the 1964 Vadim remake is available]
U - Rosetta (Dardenne 1999)
X - Rubin and Ed (Harris 1991)
X - Saga of Anatahan, The (von Sternberg 1953)
U - Salo (Pasolini 1975)
X - Sandra of a Thousand Delights (Visconti 1965)
U - Satantango (Tarr 1994)
U - Senso (Visconti 1954)
X - Sensualist, The (Goldman 1966)
N - Show Boat (Whale 1936) -- not yet released
X - Sicilia (Antonioni 1997)
X - Silver Cord, The (Cromwell 1933)
X - Simon Of The Desert (Bunuel 1965)
U - Singer Not The Song, The (Baker 1961)
X - Skidoo (Preminger 1968)
X - Son nom de Venise dans Calcutta désert (Duras 1976)
X - Sonny Boy (Carroll 1989)
U - Sorcerers, The (Reeves 1967)
X - Spider's Stratagem, The (Bertolucci 1970)
X - Story of the Late Chrysanthemums, The (Mizoguchi 1939)
N - Stromboli (Rossellini 1950) -- not yet released
X - Summer Storm (Sirk 1944)
X - Tamala 2010 (Tol 2003)
U - Tamango (Berry 1958)
U - Taste Of Honey, A (Richardson 1961)
X - Terminus (Schlesinger 1961)
U - Thief of Bagdad, The (Powell et al 1940)
N - This Land Is Mine (Renoir 1943)
X - Three Cases of Murder (Eady/O'Ferrall/Toye 1955)
X - Three the Hard Way (Parks 1974)
U - Through the Olive Trees (Kiarostami 1994)
U - Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (Almodovar 1990)
N - Time For Drunken Horses, A (Ghobadi 2000)
N - Time of the Gypsies (Kusturica 1988) -- not yet released
X - Toni (Renoir 1935)
U - Traveling Players, The / O Thiasos (Angelopoulos 1975)
U - Tristana (Buñuel 1970)
U - Twins of Evil (Hough 1971)
U - Two or Three Things I Know About Her (Godard 1967)
X - Two Worlds of Jennie Logan, The (De Felitta 1979)
U - Ulisse (Camerini 1954)
X - Unholy Rollers (Zimmerman 1972)
X - Urgh! A Music War (Burbidge 1981)
X - Utamaro and His Five Women (Mizoguchi 1946)
X - Verite, La / The Truth (Clouzot 1960)
U - Vie de Boheme, La (Kaurismaki 1992)
X - Vieille Maitresse, Une (Breillat 2007)
U - Visitor, The / La Visita (Pietrangeli 1963)
U - Viva Zapata! (Kazan 1952)
U - Voyage in Italy (Rossellini 1954)
X - Wax: Or the Discovery of Television Among the Bees (Blair 1991)
X - Welcome to Woop Woop (Elliott 1997)
X - When Strangers Marry (Castle 1944)
U - Whistle Down The Wind (Forbes 1961)
X - Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (Grosbard 1971)
X - Wichita (Tourneur 1955)
X - Wind Across the Everglades (Ray 1958)
X - Window to Paris (Mamin 1994)
X - Wise Blood (Huston 1979)
U - Wuthering Heights (Wyler 1939)
X - Yang ± Yin: Gender in Chinese Cinema (Kwan 1996)
X - You Never Can Tell (Breslow 1951)
U - Young One, The / La Joven (Bunuel 1960)
U - Young Poisoner's Handbook (Ross 1995)
U - Zabriskie Point (Antonioni 1970)
X - Zotz! (Castle 1962)
kaream
post #2  on February 12, 2008 - 4:09 PM PST  
Here are four wanted films of Robert Bresson:

U - Trial of Joan of Arc, The (Bresson 1962)
X - Gentle Woman, A / Une Femme Douce (Bresson 1969)
X - Four Nights of a Dreamer (Bresson 1971)
X - Devil Probably, The (Bresson 1977)
kaream
post #3  on February 12, 2008 - 4:12 PM PST  
> On February 12, 2008 - 4:09 PM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Here are four wanted films of Robert Bresson:
> ---------------------------------

Oh well, that's what I get for not first checking my own list, above. :-(
kaream
post #4  on February 12, 2008 - 4:59 PM PST  
And three films from Henri-Georges Clouzot, in addition to La Verite, listed above:

X - Assassin Habite au 21, L' (Clouzot 1942)
X - Manon (Clouzot 1949) (I saw this as a teenager, and found a now-OOP VHS a few years ago)
X - Prisonniere, La (Clouzot 1968)

As mentioned at a different thread, there is a pirate DVD of La Verite floating around, but without titles, and with all of Bardot's display of bosom cut out.
kaream
post #5  on February 13, 2008 - 12:25 AM PST  
In the meantime, Amazon had confidently predicted a rerelease date of February 12 for the following wanted movie, but now they've backed off, so it needs to be relisted here again:

U - Grande Bouffe, La (Ferreri 1973)
underdog
post #6  on March 3, 2008 - 3:18 PM PST  
> On February 12, 2008 - 2:02 AM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------

Just added:

> U - Zabriskie Point (Antonioni 1970)

Take *that*, Netf---!


> U - Satantango (Tarr 1994)

I don't know what happened to this one - it was due for release - and then pulled - more times than I can count on my hand over the past 6 months. Facets had it, then... something happened. Bummer.


> U - California Split (Altman 1974)

This one may be OOP now but we do have it available.
kaream
post #7  on March 3, 2008 - 3:57 PM PST  
> On March 3, 2008 - 3:18 PM PST underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Just added:
>
> > U - Zabriskie Point (Antonioni 1970)
>
> Take *that*, Netf---!
> ---------------------------------

GREAT!! Top of my queue! Must be this copy?

Amazon description: "Russia released, NTSC (USA and Canada), ALL REGION, FULL SCREEN. AUDIO OPTIONS: Dolby Digital 2.0 ENGLISH (movie is completely in English) and Dolby Digital 2.0 RUSSIAN (voice-over). Original Russian artwork"
underdog
post #8  on March 3, 2008 - 4:16 PM PST  
> On March 3, 2008 - 3:57 PM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On March 3, 2008 - 3:18 PM PST underdog wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Just added:
> >
> > > U - Zabriskie Point (Antonioni 1970)
> >
> > Take *that*, Netf---!
> > ---------------------------------
>
> GREAT!! Top of my queue! Must be this copy?
>
> Amazon description: "Russia released, NTSC (USA and Canada), ALL REGION, FULL SCREEN. AUDIO OPTIONS: Dolby Digital 2.0 ENGLISH (movie is completely in English) and Dolby Digital 2.0 RUSSIAN (voice-over). Original Russian artwork"
> ---------------------------------

Yah, pretty sure that's the same. (This is definitely it.) All-region, yep. I'm sure it's not quite Criterion-level of quality, but as good as we're gonna get for awhile.
kaream
post #9  on March 3, 2008 - 4:42 PM PST  
> On February 12, 2008 - 2:02 AM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> U - listed as Used/new in Amazon Marketplace, many in PAL format / non-USA region
> N - Amazon shows as No copies currently available, incl some Not yet released
> X - Amazon has no DVD entry, but some in VHS
> ---------------------------------

I love it when you guys go out rummaging. There's plenty more titles available out there from specialty dealers. Amazon Marketplace is a hodge-podge of everything including individuals selling their old used stuff, but a lot of reputable dealers also list their entire catalogs there.
Vanamonde
post #10  on March 3, 2008 - 7:51 PM PST  
> On March 3, 2008 - 3:18 PM PST underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Just added:
>
> > U - Zabriskie Point (Antonioni 1970)
> > ---------------------------------

For you Deadheads that are still alive, this film has the shortest version of "Dark Star" known to Lifekind.

For you Pink Floyd fans, it has tune written especially for the film and as far as I know, available nowhere else. It plays at the great climate of the film and a treasure for anti-megacorporate-monster advocate everywhere.
kaream
post #11  on March 3, 2008 - 9:54 PM PST  
> On March 3, 2008 - 4:42 PM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On February 12, 2008 - 2:02 AM PST kaream wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > U - listed as Used/new in Amazon Marketplace, many in PAL format / non-USA region
> > N - Amazon shows as No copies currently available, incl some Not yet released
> > X - Amazon has no DVD entry, but some in VHS
> > ---------------------------------
>
> I love it when you guys go out rummaging. There's plenty more titles available out there from specialty dealers. Amazon Marketplace is a hodge-podge of everything including individuals selling their old used stuff, but a lot of reputable dealers also list their entire catalogs there.
> ---------------------------------


I'm finding the following titles that it would be great for GC to pick up a copy or two. These are shown as being new factory-wrapped copies, all either region 1 or region-free, under $35:

U - Bronx Tale, A (De Niro 1993) -- 29.94 MOVIESONSALE1
U - Chimes at Midnight (Welles 1965) -- 32.99 DTMDVDS
U - Innocent, The (Visconti 1976) -- 24.99 SPSTORE
U - Johnny Got His Gun (Trumbo 1971) -- 25.78 ALLMEDIAFUN
U - Letter from an Unknown Woman (Ophuls 1948) -- 15.99 (two sources)
U - Ludwig (Visconti 1972) -- 29.99 MARINASBOOKS
U - Nazarin (Bunuel 1959) -- 31.99 (several sources)
U - Olvidados, Los (Bunuel 1950) -- 33.45 VIVEROS2007
U - Wuthering Heights (Wyler 1939) -- 11.65 (several sources)

I didn't check out the entire list up in the OP, just the titles I would be interested in seeing. I'd think you'd want to jump for the Wyler/Olivier/Oberon Wuthering Heights at that price in any case. The Ophuls would be nice, too. And how can you not have Chimes at Midnight?

---------
(BTW, for Red Desert, above, I neglected to indicate Antonioni 1964 as director and date.)
kaream
post #12  on March 4, 2008 - 12:07 AM PST  
Two more from my own queue, both now out of print, neither listed in the OP above:

U - Harder They Fall, The (Robson 1956) -- 34.95 INETVIDEO

and

U - Last Metro, The (Truffaut 1980) -- 22.99 DAAVEEDEE
(This Australian disc is shown as being in PAL format, with a warning from the seller that it will not play in US players, but says that it's Region 0. If it actually is Region 0 then it will play, and you have to be pretty fussy to worry about PAL vs NTSC. A few used singlets of the US release are listed at Amazon, for much higher prices.)
NCMazur
post #13  on March 4, 2008 - 3:47 AM PST  
> On March 4, 2008 - 12:07 AM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> U - Last Metro, The (Truffaut 1980) -- 22.99 DAAVEEDEE
> (This Australian disc is shown as being in PAL format, with a warning from the seller that it will not play in US players, but says that it's Region 0. If it actually is Region 0 then it will play, and you have to be pretty fussy to worry about PAL vs NTSC. A few used singlets of the US release are listed at Amazon, for much higher prices.)
> ---------------------------------

It's not a matter of being fussy or not, many dvd players sold in the US simply will not decode the PAL format.
kaream
post #14  on March 4, 2008 - 12:37 PM PST  
> On March 4, 2008 - 3:47 AM PST NCMazur wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> It's not a matter of being fussy or not, many dvd players sold in the US simply will not decode the PAL format.
> ---------------------------------

Ah, thanks for that. Mine plays PAL without problems, and I thought region code was the only sticking point.

So much for that suggestion, then -- GC doesn't want to buy discs that people can't play.
NCMazur
post #15  on March 5, 2008 - 3:56 AM PST  
> On March 4, 2008 - 12:37 PM PST kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------

> Ah, thanks for that. Mine plays PAL without problems, and I thought region code was the only sticking point.
>
> ---------------------------------

Mind telling us what brand/model and what you paid for it?

kaream
post #16  on March 5, 2008 - 3:56 PM PST  
> On March 5, 2008 - 3:56 AM PST NCMazur wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Mind telling us what brand/model and what you paid for it?
> ---------------------------------

OK, I confess -- I mostly watch movies on my computer (hangs head in shame), and it's just a generic Windows machine -- it came that way. Or maybe the WinDVD player software I installed? I hate Windows Media Player, and haven't even tried it on any movies.

However I do have the cheapest available Toshiba from Costco (~$35-$40, if I recall correctly) which will play my Hungarian region-free PAL copy of Salo, but on my Australian region 4 PAL copy of Latcho Drom it reports 'disc region incorrect'. It doesn't say anything about PAL, but probably just doesn't get past the region problem. The manual specifies that it won't play other regions, but doesn't even mention NTSC vs PAL.

So since I've never had a problem with PAL, I just figured it was no big deal other than the negligible timing difference.
kaream
post #17  on March 10, 2008 - 12:25 AM PDT  
Another goodie found at Amazon Marketplace, again not listed above:

U - Zentropa (von Trier 1991) -- 10.99 SUPPLYER69

This is a factory-wrapped Region 0 NTSC format, in English, with Korean subtitles.

GreenCine cannot NOT pick this one up!

(I get dibs)
kaream
post #18  on March 14, 2008 - 2:39 PM PDT  
Add to list (how can these have been overlooked previously?):

N - Alice in the Cities (Wenders 1974)
N - Kings of the Road (Wenders 1976)
kaream
post #19  on March 18, 2008 - 10:55 PM PDT  
Another must-have, again not listed above, available factory-wrapped on a Korean import; in its original Italian with English titles:

U - Nostalghia (Tarkovsky 1983) -- 10.82 (several sources)

How can GreenCine take a pass on this one?
kaream
post #20  on March 18, 2008 - 11:08 PM PDT  
> On March 18, 2008 - 10:55 PM PDT kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Another must-have, again not listed above, available factory-wrapped on a Korean import; in its original Italian with English titles:
>
> U - Nostalghia (Tarkovsky 1983) -- 10.82 (several sources)
>
> How can GreenCine take a pass on this one?
> ---------------------------------

Forgot to specify, like the above Zentropa (Europa), this one is also NTSC region-free. These Korean imports are not at all crappy quality; from what I've seen they're at least as good as what Fox Lorber sometimes puts out.
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