Ten little-known great films that are not available on DVD but should be

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1.
Rolling Thunder (1977)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Major Charles Rane comes back from the war and is given a number of gifts from his hometown because he is a war hero... (95 mins.)
Director: John Flynn
“ Famous for being one of Quentin Tarantino's favorite films (he named his distribution company after it), the unavailability of this title on video can only be explained by some kind of legal rights dispute. William Devane stars as the hook-handed Vietnam vet on a revenge spree after criminals who shot him and stuck his hand down a garbage disposal unit. Written by the great Paul Schrader. ” - vert2712
 
2.
Unman, Wittering and Zigo (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A new school teacher learns that the previous teacher was killed by his pupils, and he fears the same will happen to him. (102 mins.)
Director: John Mackenzie
“ Creepy and effective British thriller set in a school where the kids may be plotting against their teachers. ” - vert2712
 
3.
The Ax (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A chemist (Garcia) loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later and still jobless, he hits on a solution: to genuinely eliminate his competition. (117 mins.)
Director: Costa-Gavras
“ Legendary french director Costa-Gavras adapts a very black comedy written by late crime novelist Donald E. Westlake about an out of work white collar executive in the running for a new job who decides to literally eliminate the competition. ” - vert2712
 
4.
The Sorcerers (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The great hypnotist Professor Montserrat has developed a technique for controlling the minds, and sharing the sensations... (86 mins.)
Director: Michael Reeves
“ Michael Reeves' first film is a creepy and very original horror film about mind control, starring Boris Karloff in one of his last roles. ” - vert2712
 
5.
The Carey Treatment (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
At a Boston hospital, Dr. Carey becomes an amateur sleuth to help clear a colleague who's accused of botching an illegal abortion that kills a 15 year old girl. (101 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
“ James Coburn starts as a very hip surgeon trying to solve a murder mystery set in a Boston hospital. A bit dated in its look and approach to social mores, but still worth watching. Directed by Blake Edwards. ” - vert2712
 
6.
The Devils (1971)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In 17th-century France, Father Urbain Grandier seeks to protect the city of Loudun from the corrupt establishment of Cardinal Richelieu. Hysteria occurs within the city when he is accused of witchcraft by a sexually repressed nun. (111 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
“ Ken Russell's infamous and controversial adaptation of Aldous Huxley's play is still unavailable on video, almost forty years after it shocked audiences in cinemas. It's time for a restored uncut version to be available. Warner Brothers, are you listening? ” - vert2712
 
7.
Child's Play (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems. (100 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Directed by Sidney Lumet and starring James Mason, yet not available on DVD! How is this be possible? Another boarding-school thriller, clearly inspired by Rosemary's Baby, where nothing is what it seems. ” - vert2712
 
8.
Last Embrace (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ? (102 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Jonathan Demme directed this very heavily Hitchcock-influenced conspiracy thriller starring Roy Scheider and the lovely and criminally underused Janet Margolin. Not the best paranoia-themed thriller of the seventies, but definitely worth of being made available again. ” - vert2712
 
9.
Ogro (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
As 1973 winds down, Franco is still governing Spain with an iron hand. Opposition parties are forbidden;... (115 mins.)
“ The plot to assassinate a prominent member of Franco's cabinet in 1973 Spain is brought to the screen by the director of The Battle of Algiers. A very political and partisan film that is successful both as a pure visceral thriller and as a debate on the blurry line which divides terrorism and freedom fighting. ” - vert2712
 
10.
Rosebud (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
In a bold coup a Palestinian terrorist group captures the yacht Rosebud and kidnaps the millionaires five daughters on it... (126 mins.)
Director: Otto Preminger
“ Not exactly successful or great, but still an entertaining oddity, worth watching for some early performances by later well-known actors (Kim Cattrall, Isabelle Huppert) and for a totally bizarre turn by Sir Richard Attenborough as a mad terrorist in full arab garb. And since this was directed by Otto Preminger, its unavailability on DVD is baffling. ” - vert2712