Movies I'm Waiting for On DVD

by alterna21 | created - 06 Jun 2012 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

I'm dying for these titles to come out on DVD. I wish I knew who decided which movies get a DVD release because I would plead the case for all these titles. Well fingers crossed for the future I guess.

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1. Yôkihi (1955)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

In eighth century China, the Emperor is grieving over the death of his wife. The Yang family wants to provide the Emperor with a consort so that they may consolidate their influence over ... See full summary »

Director: Kenji Mizoguchi | Stars: Machiko Kyô, Masayuki Mori, Sô Yamamura, Eitarô Shindô

Votes: 1,299

I love asian period dramas, especially the costumes and scenery.

2. Little Big Shot (1935)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A young girl endears herself to her caretakers after her father is murdered by mobsters.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Sybil Jason, Glenda Farrell, Robert Armstrong, Edward Everett Horton

Votes: 186

I LOVE this movie, Sybil Jason was such a cute little actress. I enjoy watching her more than Shirley Temple. In this movie Sybil does some cute song and dance numbers, but the best one is when she does impressions of Hollywood actors in the middle of the song. So cute, I really want this one on DVD.

This was Sybil Jason's first movie, she was Warner's answer to Shirley Temple

4. The Captain's Kid (1936)

Passed | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

Marcia Prentiss, a New England spinster, is annoyed when reaching her summer home to find that her niece, Betsy Ann, is there after being told to remain in school, but is there because she ... See full summary »

Directors: Nick Grinde, Tom Reed | Stars: May Robson, Sybil Jason, Guy Kibbee, Jane Bryan

Votes: 54

Another Sybil Jason movie I wish was on DVD

5. Wyoming (1940)

Passed | 88 min | Western

With the army after him and his partner deserting, Reb decides that a change of scenery would be nice so he heads for Wyoming with Dave. To show his gratitude to Dave, he steals his horse ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Wallace Beery, Leo Carrillo, Ann Rutherford, Lee Bowman

Votes: 167

I usually don't care for westerns, but this one was very entertaining and funny, it definitley endeared Wallace Beery to me.

6. Gold of the Amazon Women (1979 TV Movie)

100 min | Adventure

An adventurer searches for the fabled Golden Cities of El Dorado and allies himself with a tribe of Amazon women against a murderous villain who is also after the treasure.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Bo Svenson, Anita Ekberg, Donald Pleasence, Richard Romanus

Votes: 251

7. The Glass Sphinx (1967)

91 min | Adventure

An archaeologist is in danger because of his discoveries.

Director: Luigi Scattini | Stars: Robert Taylor, Anita Ekberg, Gianna Serra, Giacomo Rossi Stuart

Votes: 56

8. Valley of the Kings (1964)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

Two children on vacation in Egypt with their archaeologist parents expose the villainy of Arab workmen and help their father find the treasure he seeks.

Director: Frederic Goode | Stars: Kenneth Nash, Elizabeth White, J. Peter Graeffe, Salah El Din

Votes: 15

Again, ancient Egypt and archealogy

9. Sheba and the Gladiator (1959)

98 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

Zenobia, Queen of Palmira, revolts against Rome and defeats the Roman troops... But she makes a big mistake when she falls in love with enemy officer Marco Valerio.

Director: Guido Brignone | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Georges Marchal, Folco Lulli, Chelo Alonso

Votes: 182

10. The Queen of Sheba (1921)

90 min | Adventure, Drama

The story of the ill-fated romance between Solomon, king of Israel, and the Queen of Sheba.

Director: J. Gordon Edwards | Stars: Betty Blythe, Fritz Leiber, Claire de Lorez, George Siegmann

Votes: 26

I like silent films based on bible stories, such dramatic costumes

11. Comet Over Broadway (1938)

Approved | 70 min | Drama, Romance

Story of a rising stage star and the trouble she causes by her ambition.

Directors: Busby Berkeley, John Farrow | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, John Litel, Donald Crisp

Votes: 256

Kay Francis and Sybil Jason, great pairing

The original Blue Lagoon movie made shortly after the original book was published. I would love to see this movie, it probably follows the storyline of the book more closely than the movies that came later.

13. Bitter Fruit (1920)

Drama

Two American sisters are kidnapped while boating off the coast of tropical island Palmera, and sold into slavery by pirates.

Director: Will H. Bradley | Stars: Jane Gail, John Charles, Ruth Pecheur, Charles Gotthold

Old silent pirate drama

I love any movies about Du Barry or Marie Antoinette and ladies of the Roccoco and Baroque eras.

15. The Countess of Monte Cristo (1948)

Approved | 77 min | Comedy, Romance

This musical tells the tales of two movie extras who abscond to an expensive resort with their costumes and pretend to be aristocrats. Included in the film are ice skating numbers and songs.

Director: Frederick De Cordova | Stars: Sonja Henie, Olga San Juan, Dorothy Hart, Michael Kirby

Votes: 61

Another ice skating movie with Sonja Henie

16. Sir Francis Drake (1961– )

25 min | Adventure, Family

The adventures of Sir Francis Drake during the 1500's. Sir Francis is probably one of the most famous explorers of the high seas. The twenty six episodes of the series are about his ... See full summary »

Stars: Terence Morgan, Jean Kent, Michael Crawford, Milton Reid

Votes: 62

A TV series I wish would be released on DVD

17. The New Addams Family (1998–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Family, Horror

Updated-for-the-90's version of the original Addams Family show. The family remains the same: Gomez, Morticia, Wednesday, Pugsley, Uncle Fester, Granmama, Lurch, Thing and Cousin Itt. ... See full summary »

Stars: Glenn Taranto, Ellie Harvie, Brody Smith, Nicole Fugere

Votes: 1,402

Another TV series I wish would be released on DVD

18. Addams Family Reunion (1998 TV Movie)

PG | 91 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

The Addams Family goes on a search for their relatives.

Director: Dave Payne | Stars: Daryl Hannah, Tim Curry, Nicole Fugere, Jerry Messing

Votes: 3,376

For some reason this came out on VHS tape but not on dvd. I wish it would because I love all things Addams Family

19. Hey, Let's Twist! (1961)

Not Rated | 79 min | Musical

The rise, fall and rise again of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub is chronicled. The sons of the Peppermint Lounge nightclub owner nearly topple the club's initial success by redesigning the place but realize their mistake.

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Joey Dee, The Starliters, Jo Ann Campbell, Teddy Randazzo

Votes: 88

I like movies from the 50s and 60s that contain dancing and singing groups that were popular in those eras, wish they were all available on dvd.

20. Murder at Monte Carlo (1935)

70 min | Crime, Drama

A professor comes up with a system to win at roulette, and goes to the famous casino at Monte Carlo to try it out. When he turns up murdered and his "system" missing, a reporter sets out to find the killer--and the system.

Director: Ralph Ince | Stars: Errol Flynn, Eve Gray, Paul Graetz, Molly Lamont

Votes: 23

Errol Flynn again

21. The Slim Princess (1920)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

The Slim Princess is a 1920 American comedy film starring Mabel Normand, directed by Victor Schertzinger, produced by Samuel Goldwyn, and written by Gerald C. Duffy based on a musical play ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Mabel Normand, Hugh Thompson, Tully Marshall, Russ Powell

A silent movie staring Mabel Normand, one of my favorite silent actress/comedians

23. Marie Antoinette (1904)

Short, Drama

Festival in Trianon. Menuet. Lunch on the Grass. Blindman's Bluff. Love Rendevouz. The Revolution. Taking the Bastille. The Temple Prison. Before the Court. The Scaffold.

I would love to see this very early short film about Marie Antoinette, if anyone knows where I can see it and hopefully purchase it please let me know!!!

Another Marie Antoinette movie I would love to have

A tv mini series from Europe I wish would be put on dvd

26. The Earl of Camelot (1914)

Short, Drama

An Earl's baby, adopted by a servant, grows up to become a king's jester.

Director: Henry Wilson

A Very interesting silent short I would like to own

27. Kaamelott (2004– )

Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy

In this off beat account of King Arthur's quest for the Grail, virtually every journey, battle or adventure is stopped dead in its tracks by the knights of the round table's most worldly ... See full summary »

Stars: Alexandre Astier, Lionnel Astier, Franck Pitiot, Jean-Christophe Hembert

Votes: 2,512

This is a French TV series about King Arthur and Camelot, it is only available on dvd in Europe on region 2 dvd. Hopefully someday they will release it on region 1 with english subtitles.

28. A Challenge for Robin Hood (1967)

G | 85 min | Adventure

Robin, a young Norman nobleman, is falsely accused by his cousin of murdering another cousin. His accuser is actually in league with the corrupt Sheriff of Nottingham to seize control of ... See full summary »

Director: C.M. Pennington-Richards | Stars: Barrie Ingham, James Hayter, Leon Greene, Peter Blythe

Votes: 422

29. Hawaiian Eye (1959–1963)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

Set against the beautiful tropical landscape of Honolulu, Hawaii, this series centered around the cases of Hawaiian Eye Private Investigations and the two handsome, slick, tough-guy ... See full summary »

Stars: Poncie Ponce, Connie Stevens, Douglas Mossman, Robert Conrad

Votes: 347

30. The Golden Arrow (1962)

Approved | 91 min | Adventure, Fantasy

Genies help a bandit recover a golden arrow, which will show that he is the heir to the sultan's kingdom.

Director: Antonio Margheriti | Stars: Tab Hunter, Rossana Podestà, Umberto Melnati, Mario Feliciani

Votes: 170

31. Arthur the King (1985 TV Movie)

180 min | Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery

Classic tale of King Arthur and how his wife is kidnapped by his evil sister. Lancelot is sent out to try and retrieve the lost queen and unfortunately falls in love with her. Forbidden ... See full summary »

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Candice Bergen, Edward Woodward, Dyan Cannon

Votes: 345

I love anything having to do with King Arthur, Merlin, and Camelot

32. Carthage in Flames (1960)

93 min | Drama, Action, Adventure

Historical drama depicting the last of the Punic Wars between the Roman Republic and Carthage.

Director: Carmine Gallone | Stars: Pierre Brasseur, Daniel Gélin, Anne Heywood, Aldo Silvani

Votes: 188

33. Elizabeth the Queen (1968 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama

In the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth the 1st is the ruler of Great Britain. Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essexaster is her lover, best friend and worst enemy.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Judith Anderson, Charlton Heston, Michael Allinson, Alan Caillou

Votes: 36

34. Queen Elizabeth's Ring (1911)

Short, Drama

The capricious Queen Elizabeth presents her favorite, Lord Leigh, with a ring, saying that if ever he is in trouble he should send the ring to her, and she would aid him. Lord Leigh scorns ... See full summary »

35. Queen Elizabeth's Token (1912)

Short, Drama

The Virgin Queen of England, during whose reign England reached its highest status of culture, was not without traces of the moral weakness of her father, Henry the VIII. Her infatuations ... See full summary »

36. Loves and Adventures in the Life of Shakespeare (1914)

Drama, History

The romantic attachment which the humbly born William Shakespeare had for the beautiful and gentle Charlotte Clopton, of Clopton Hall, is authenticated by the letters of many people of the ... See full summary »

Directors: Frank R. Growcott, John McDowell | Stars: Albert Ward, Sybil Hare, Olympia Sumner, George Foley

Votes: 8

37. The Eternal Strife (1915)

Biography, Drama, History

A goldsmith's wife becomes the king's mistress to save her husband's life.

Directors: Bert Haldane, F. Martin Thornton | Stars: Blanche Forsythe, Roy Travers, Robert Purdie, Thomas H. MacDonald

Votes: 10

38. The Tyrant of Castile (1963)

100 min | Adventure, Drama

In the late 14th century, Pedro the Cruel is justifiably deposed from the throne of Castile by his bastard brother and usurper Enrique de Trastamare, who is supported by the French. The ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ferdinando Baldi | Stars: Mark Damon, Rada Rassimov, Paolo Gozlino, María Teresa Orsini

Votes: 36

39. Sabu and the Magic Ring (1957)

Approved | 61 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

A jungle boy gets involved with a genie.

Director: George Blair | Stars: Sabu, Daria Massey, William Marshall, Peter Mamakos

Votes: 64

40. Loose in London (1953)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

The Bowery Boys find themselves in London, in an old mansion complete with a dungeon, an ominous bell tower and the ghost of an old hangman.

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Bernard Gorcey, Angela Greene

Votes: 222

41. Hearts and Armour (1983)

R | 98 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Bradamante, a woman wearing an invincible suit of armor, is travelling the countryside at the time of the Crusades. After ending up in the middle of a web of romantic and cultural tangles, ... See full summary »

Director: Giacomo Battiato | Stars: Zeudi Araya Cristaldi, Barbara De Rossi, Rick Edwards, Ronn Moss

Votes: 473

42. Smilin' Through (1932)

Approved | 98 min | Drama, Romance

The adoptive father of a young woman is horrified to learn she plans to marry the son of the man who accidentally killed her aunt years before.

Director: Sidney Franklin | Stars: Norma Shearer, Fredric March, Leslie Howard, O.P. Heggie

Votes: 899

43. Gandahar (1988)

PG | 78 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

An evil force from a 1000 years in the future begins to destroy an idyllic paradise, where the citizens are in perfect harmony with nature.

Director: René Laloux | Stars: Glenn Close, Christopher Plummer, Pierre-Marie Escourrou, Catherine Chevallier

Votes: 3,559 | Gross: $0.37M

44. Jungle Menace (1937)

Passed | 308 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

In the Asian province of Seemang where the Bay of Bengal meets the jungle, Chandler Elliott (John St. Polis) owns a large and prosperous rubber plantation. His attractive daughter, Dorothy (... See full summary »

Directors: Harry L. Fraser, George Melford | Stars: Frank Buck, Sasha Siemel, Reginald Denny, Esther Ralston

Votes: 20

45. The Farmer Takes a Wife (1953)

Approved | 81 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

A romantic triangle develops on Erie Canal boats in 1850.

Director: Henry Levin | Stars: Betty Grable, Dale Robertson, Thelma Ritter, John Carroll

Votes: 115 | Gross: $1.22M

46. The Loves of Pharaoh (1922)

100 min | Drama, History

The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Paul Biensfeldt, Friedrich Kühne

Votes: 401

47. Babes in Bagdad (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy

Hassan, the Kadi of Bagdad, has a harem housing twelve beauties, but concentrates his attention on Zohara. A newcomer, Kyra, introduces rebellion into the by the unheard of act of ... See full summary »

Director: Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Paulette Goddard, Gypsy Rose Lee, Richard Ney, John Boles

Votes: 60

48. Loves of Three Queens (1954)

97 min | Drama

At a wedding party involving three beautiful women, a young man should choose the most charming. But a professor intervenes to prevent the verdict, remembering the troubles caused by Paris in a similar situation.

Directors: Marc Allégret, Edgar G. Ulmer | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Massimo Serato, Alba Arnova, Elli Parvo

Votes: 37