I’ve been looking for Looking for Mr. Goodbar, with Diane Keaton and Richard Gere, it is extremely rare. It’s never been on streaming or DVD, only VHS and Laserdisc. It was pretty controversial at the time. The only way to watch it is by buying a VHS on eBay for $50. It was a hit, commercially and critically. Why is it not on streaming? What are some other long lost classics?
|by Anonymous||reply 162||Last Thursday at 6:41 PM|
The Turning Point. Rarely on cable. Not on Amazon and iTunes. DVD discontinued. And no blu ray. Beautiful movie that deserves a Criterion release.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/21/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/21/2021|
Two by Ken Russell- The Devils and The Music Lovers.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/21/2021|
The soundtrack was really great.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/21/2021|
R1 The Turning Point is a dreadful, tedious, forgettable soaper. An update of a 1940s women's picture that has the 2 female leads in a climactic drag down fight ala Dynasty. Why it received 9 Oscar nominations is a mystery. It was very popular at the time of its release.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/21/2021|
"The Turning Point" was popular for the same reason those 1940s women's pictures you compared it to were popular, R5. Not great art by any means, but over-the-top campy fun, fueled by the star power of Shirley MacLaine and Anne Bancroft.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/21/2021|
Something for Everyone with Angela Lansbury and Michael York
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/21/2021|
I've wanted to see this for a long time but I don't have Netflix or anything. The Library has it but only on Blu-Ray.
Maybe it's time to upgrade...
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/21/2021|
Looking for Mr. Goodbar was never released on DVD apparently because of the rights to the film's soundtrack. There was a good copy of the film on Youtube a while back. It hasn't held up and the characters are always in a hurry. talking at top speed and in and out of the frame thanks to flashy, disorienting film editing and Tuesday Weld's performance is campy.
Straight Time, The Conversation, From Noon Till Three, Slaughterhouse-Five , Payday, Smile and Wanda are some of the best films of the 70s and much better than the mediocre films that won Best Picture during that decade: Patton, The Sting, Annie Hall, Kramer vs Kramer.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/21/2021|
Looking for Mr. Goodbar is worth it to watch Richard Gere’s bubble butt running around and doing push-ups in a jockstrap.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/21/2021|
[quote]Something for Everyone with Angela Lansbury and Michael York
Available on Blu-ray and DVD from Amazon. I bought it recently.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/21/2021|
I can’t find FOUL PLAY streaming anywhere. I’d really like to see it!
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/21/2021|
R11 Did you watch Something for Everyone and was it good? Saw it years ago when it frequently played at revival house on a double bill with The Boys in the Band (1970).
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/21/2021|
My mother compared her early 20s to this movie. Now mind you she exaggerates things....
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/21/2021|
Diane was at her peak of attractiveness in LFMG. Too bad she didn't have a better film, but her charisma saves it. And with age, it's one of those films which is interesting as a time capsule of the moment (1977).
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/21/2021|
There's a VHS-quality copy of this on Youtube, but I'd love to see it on Bluray someday.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/21/2021|
Will Letty Lynton (1932) ever see a proper release?
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/21/2021|
R7 You can find "Something For Everyone" on Amazon for less than $15.00.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/21/2021|
There are a few DVD "Goodbar" listings on eBay which are listed as Region 0, or "region free."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/21/2021|
[quote]R11 Did you watch Something for Everyone and was it good? Saw it years ago when it frequently played at revival house on a double bill with The Boys in the Band (1970).
Funny you should say that, R13. I also first saw it years ago at a revival house on a double bill with "The Boys in the Band." I remember finding it pretty entertaining, which is why I bought the DVD recently. I haven't gotten around to re-watching it yet. I have a bad habit of buying Blu-rays and leaving them in their shrink wrap for quite a while.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/21/2021|
If you're not uncomfortable with downloading films, you can find Looking for Mr. Goodbar at this link. I've found tons of difficult to find films on this site.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/21/2021|
‘Goodbar’ was on TCM in the early morning hours a couple of years back. I can’t remember an exact date, but I’m guessing it was around 2017. I couldn’t believe it was actually on television.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||03/21/2021|
"Fatso" directed by Anne Bancroft with Dom Deluise wasn't on VHS or DVD for decades, then it was, but only briefly.
I have a used VHS tape of it I bought years ago for $80!
|by Anonymous||reply 23||03/21/2021|
TCM is showing rated R movies now sometimes. At least we have Goodbar on YouTube, not the best pic quality, but still a great film.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||03/21/2021|
TCM shows lots of R rated stuff nowadays. Midnight Express airs sometimes and that is a brutal film.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||03/21/2021|
R22 In the 80s Looking for Mr. Goodbar was on shown on network television I believe it was ABC on a Sunday night in the 9pm timeslot. Though heavily edited it still showed the scene of 2 men kissing in the gaybar. The most passionate kiss between 2 men I had ever seen on network TV. I was shocked!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||03/21/2021|
TR20 I remember liking it also. Thanks
|by Anonymous||reply 27||03/21/2021|
I think I read that the ending was tamer though for the TV version. (less violent)
Not sure though.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||03/21/2021|
I always thought it was odd that in The Turning Point Shirley MacLaine the dancer played the ex-dancer and Anne Bancroft the non-dancer played the dancer.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||03/21/2021|
r23 Fatso was released on Blu-ray not too long ago. It's also part of the Anne Bancroft Collection from Shout Factory that came out some time ago. Great collection by the way.
r22 is correct. Goodbar was on TCM a few years ago and there was actually live thread about it. It was a lot of fun, and totally DL.
Goodbar was also on iTunes a few years ago with an HD master. I rented it and it looked good. So, there is at least a master out there that is ready to be put on Blu-ray.
Fingers crossed it may get released this year. Paramount has stepped up its game in releasing films on Blu-Ray. For a long time, they didn't take advantage of the Blu-Ray market. Shout has a license with them to release some of their films, and the Paramount Presents line is releasing some of their titles as well. Personally, I would love it if Criterion would issue Goodbar on Blu-Ray since this film definitely needs a multitude of extras. It would be great to finally get Keaton, Berenger, Gere, maybe even Burton and Atherton to speak about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||03/21/2021|
Worst part of The Turning Point was the attempt to make us believe that Bancroft was a young prima ballerina.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||03/21/2021|
William Atherton is a famous "ex-gay."
I remember seeing him on the David Suskind show talking about how he'd slept with tons of men but is now married and has "a life." Really screwed me up as a young pre-teen.
Flash forward years later I was working in a book store. He came in and spent time looking at the male beefcake calendars. (A woman, his wife I guess, was with him. Didn't seem worried that she'd catch him or that anyone would see him.)
|by Anonymous||reply 32||03/21/2021|
I found The Turning Point on DVD some years back in a thrift shop and instantly grabbed it. It's strange that both Goodbar and The Turning Point, both released in 1977, were such a big deal at the time, but are now so rare. The Turning Point got a whole bunch of Oscar nominations, too.
I remember Goodbar was shown here in Toronto on Friday nights on City-TV late at night. I remember as a teenager I would start watching the first half but it was on so late, I never got to the end. Thank God. It would have traumatized me, especially having to watch that ending alone in the middle of the night.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||03/21/2021|
William Atherton was perfect in Goodbar because he does come off as creepy.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||03/21/2021|
I remember watching Trading Hearts as a kid. It was a sweet little movie, with Raul Julia, Beverly D'Angelo and Jenny Lewis. It doesn't appear to have had an official DVD release.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||03/21/2021|
[quote]Worst part of The Turning Point was the attempt to make us believe that Bancroft was a young prima ballerina.
Wasn't the whole point that her character was well past her prime and needed to move on but was reluctant to do so?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||03/21/2021|
About 15 years ago, I caught "Goodbar" on TIVO and have been able to digitize it. I last watched it about 2 years ago. I love Madonna's "Bad Girl" video because of its "Goodbar" allusions.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||03/21/2021|
Forbidden Choices based on the book The Beans of Egypt Maine. That shit is bizarre and funny and I’ve only been able to find it on vhs
|by Anonymous||reply 38||03/21/2021|
If you guys can figure out how to use Radarr/Sonarr with NZB indexer sites over newsgroups, you'll find all this stuff. Just found 20 versions of Goodbar.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||03/21/2021|
R28 Yes, it was much shorter and less gory. It went from Tom Berenger strangling her and picking up the knife from the floor and then the fade out with her face receding under the strobe light.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||03/21/2021|
The way Berenger says "I'm ready now" is really chilling.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||03/21/2021|
4 devils. If any of you guys have a copy lying around, please get in contact!
|by Anonymous||reply 42||03/21/2021|
R1, I recently bought a like-new DVD of The Turning Point on Ebay.
Which reminds me of a recent thread on how painfully outdated it supposedly is to still use a DVD player.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||03/21/2021|
I remember seeing the ending of Goodbar on a Buffalo affiliate in the early '90s. It was still pretty chilling in edited/truncated form.
When you watch it in its entirety, it's very disturbing, especially the sound effects and sound editing. Keaton's wheezing and dying breaths are so chilling as well as her shouting "Do it! Do it!" I have had to watch it a few times to capture everything that is said and all the sounds.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||03/21/2021|
Well yes, you should upgrade to blu ray. r43. They play DVDs, too. But your television is at least 1080p and most streaming content is at least that now, too (though Amazon Prime unfortunately still has a lot of lesser quality streams), so your default physical media player shouldn’t be one that maxes out at 480p.
[quote] Goodbar was also on iTunes a few years ago with an HD master. I rented it and it looked good. So, there is at least a master out there that is ready to be put on Blu-ray.
That’s extraordinary. I didn’t know about that. Have they since pulled it? That reminds me of the situation with ‘Little Darlings’. It’s available on Amazon (and probably iTunes) in HD for rental or purchase, and it is a fantastic HD transfer, but it remains unreleased on disc because of music rights. All of the original songs are on the HD stream/DL however—it’s all intact.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||03/21/2021|
Little Darlings reminds me that a few years ago I tried to find the Bad News Bears, with no success. Tatum O'Neil demanding a pair of French jeans in order to play for the team impressed my young self.
I don't think it (or The Turning Point, the DVD of which I bought because of Baryshnikov) is great cinema. I like going back to movies I saw as a kid or was too young to see then. It's nostalgia. And movies from the 70s feel different--slower, more grown-up.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||03/21/2021|
I just found three copies online - Youtube has it, Amazon Prime has it, and putlockers , it's stealing but they have it there on a few of them. Buy a VHS tape on Ebay? WTF is that about? The youtube version is decent quality. Are you like 100 years old? VHS? Has to be trolling.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||03/21/2021|
r39 NO. You have to buy VHS (and a VHS player) off Ebay. It's the only way for it be dramatically impossible to watch this mediocre movie because it's 1997.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||03/21/2021|
Goodbar got an Oscar nomination for Cinematography. Those guild members were paying attention to that chilling end. (Tuesday Weld was nominated too and Keaton's win for Annie Hall was probably helped by the contrast of being in Goodbar at the same time. Too bad it didn't come out the next year. She probably would have been nominated again.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||03/21/2021|
R11,R20 Did you see the double bill at the Cinema Village on E 12th Street in NYC? I used to manage that theater.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||03/21/2021|
Speaking of Looking For Mr. Goodbar, is the last guy at the end of the movie doing anal with her?
|by Anonymous||reply 51||03/21/2021|
Something For Everyone
|by Anonymous||reply 52||03/21/2021|
I found Body of Evidencie on Stremio.
It looks like some trashy fun.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||03/21/2021|
Not HD but I might watch this tomorrow.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||03/21/2021|
R50 I believe I saw that double bill at the Cinema Village which I frequented. I also recall seeing Lolita and Lord Love a Duck on a double bill as well as The Queen and Pumping Iron and Shock Corridor paired with The Naked Kiss.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||03/21/2021|
[quote] Little Darlings reminds me that a few years ago I tried to find the Bad News Bears, with no success.
This one is included (streaming) with Amazon Prime membership, as of a month ago, and a Blu ray is forthcoming from Paramount.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||03/21/2021|
A few years back I really wanted to see the camp classic Moment to Moment again (it was on HBO a lot when I was a kid). I couldn’t find it anywhere so I ended ended up buying a DVD copy from Amazon Deutschland. It was still in print in Germany. It’s just as awful as it’s reputation and a lot of fun to watch.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||03/21/2021|
R6 The Turning Point isn't really over the top campy The characters are boringly middle class healthy Americans except for Bancroft who looks covered in a layer of ash. The conflict revolves around the career vs family issue and Maclaine is basically Donna Reed or Doris Day and there's an embarrassingly bad scene where Maclaine's husband (Tom Skerritt) explains why he gave up ballet and Leslie Brown is charmless as their wonky-eyed daughter. Did she ever do another movie?
Tuesday Weld on the other hand delivers campy dialog in Goodbar a ridiculous on so many levels movie including the unnecessary number of scenes with Terry and her deaf students and the subplot of little Amy whose mother is a raging cliche who carries the largest laundry basket ever seen and ditto Richard Kiley as Terry's Irish cop father and the ridiculous scene of Terry accidentally scoring coke and some of the exterior scenes were filmed on obvious sets . . . It's a gaudy, elaborate mess and the same could be said for Richard Brooks' terrible film version of Sweet Bird of Youth (1962) and his unheralded camp classic The Happy Ending (1969) in which Nanette Fabray exclaims "If sex were the only thing that really mattered, than the WHOLE world would be run by rabbits!"
|by Anonymous||reply 58||03/21/2021|
[quote]That’s extraordinary. I didn’t know about that. Have they since pulled it?
Yes, they pulled it. This was quite a few years ago. And it was only available to rent, not buy.
I believe the copy they showed on TCM was also in HD.
|by Anonymous||reply 59||03/21/2021|
I really want to rewatch The Lonely Lady, starring Pia Zadora, & Ray Liotta in his first role (spoiler alert, he rapes her with a garden hose). The movie is camp trash but I first saw it as an overly earnest 15yo & took it ultra seriously. I’d like to see if I appreciate it on another level now. Plus Pia is beautiful & I love her music (though they somehow worked her Clapping Song cover into this in no way that fits)
|by Anonymous||reply 60||03/21/2021|
[quote]Did she ever do another movie?
"Nijinsky" with Nureyev in 1980.
Dancer friends used to imitate her in the movie- "I don't count, I feeeeeel!"
|by Anonymous||reply 61||03/21/2021|
At the Thalia, R50.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||03/21/2021|
R23 FATSO was a great movie! Very underrated. I saw it in the theater with my mom when it first came out. I actually caught it on cable several years ago. It may have been TCM, I don't remember.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||03/21/2021|
There are a couple of over-the-air channels (that are also on some cable systems) that occasionally show Goodbar and Turning Point. The "MOVIES!" channel and the "THIS" channel, (the latter owned by MGM). They are both good sources for rarely-seen films, and in many places you can get them with an antenna if your cable doesn't carry them.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||03/21/2021|
The Lonely Lady was released on Blu-ray by Shout a few years ago.
Get it before it goes out of print!!
|by Anonymous||reply 65||03/21/2021|
[quote] Did you see the double bill at the Cinema Village on E 12th Street in NYC? I used to manage that theater.
When did you manage the Cinema Village? I (for a very short time) managed the Thalia Soho, owned by the same guy who owned Cinema Village. What a creep!
|by Anonymous||reply 66||03/21/2021|
R60 R65 Ugh...Pia. I actually saw her in concert in Las Vegas when I was 9. My mom's best friend's boyfriend was managing Pia, and she found her boyfriend and Pia in bed together. That was the end of that relationship.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||03/21/2021|
Damn, r67 sorry for your mom's friend.
Pia sounds like she really took The Lonely Lady to heart.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||03/21/2021|
That’s because r29 Anne Bancroft looked anorexic and MacLaine didn’t.
Foul Play the full movie was on YouTube less than a year ago (I love that movie), I guess copyright finally got to it.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||03/21/2021|
R12, The first time I saw Foul Play, the scene where Goldie Hawn attacks the little Bible Salesman made me laugh so hard that could not breathe.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||03/21/2021|
Still no Ruthless People in HD, or The Year of Living Dangerously. Just the mushy, ancient DVD's.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||03/21/2021|
R8, Amazon's Prime Video app has "Kumiko" for rent or purchase. And from what I understand, you don't need to be a monthly subscriber to buy or rent movies on that app - you do have to have an Amazon account tho and probably download the app on your watching device.
And for those who don't know, "Kumiko: The Treasure Hunter" is a pretty great movie. Basically, it's about a Japanese "office lady" who flees her humdrum life in Tokyo to try to find the (fictional, but she doesn't understand that) money buried by the side of the road in the movie Fargo.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||03/21/2021|
R68 Yeah, she was devastated. She talked about how she'd be in the supermarket and see Pia's pic on the cover of a tabloid and it was like knives in her stomach. That was over 40 years ago, though. She got over it.
I remember there was talk at the time that Pia's billionaire hubby bought all of her good reviews. Who knows.
When I was a kid, I thought her name was Pea Isadora, LOL! I didn't realize her name was Pia until I saw the concert and at a climactic moment, a giant lightbulb-encrusted letters lowered behind her that read "PIA".
|by Anonymous||reply 73||03/21/2021|
Have had to buy bootleg DVDs of the film versions of a number of Broadway plays: "Death of a Salesman" (what Amazon sells is a bootleg); "Porgy and Bess" (ditto);"A View from the Bridge";"The Dark at the Top of the Stairs"; "Fortune and Men's Eyes"; "The Shrike"; "The Deep Blue Sea" (Vivien Leigh); "The Fourposter"; and "Mack the Knife" (Raul Julia). Was able to purchase "Oh Dad, Poor Dad...." (Rosalind Russell) directly from Amazon Prime.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||03/21/2021|
R12 R69 R70 Foul Play is one of my all-time favorite comedies. That and the other great Hawn-Chase film "Seems Like Old Times". Charles Grodin is hilarious in that one. Both films used to air on TCM fairly regularly, and I recorded both to DVD-R.
Does TCM not show them anymore? My cable package dropped TCM and I haven't watched it in ages.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||03/21/2021|
Has "Sleuth" (Lawrence Olivier, Michael Caine) ever been released to Blu-ray? I had a crappy VHS of it once, and I heard that all the DVD releases were shitty. I finally recorded it off TCM when they aired it many years ago. One of my favorite films.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||03/21/2021|
Can’t find “The Crowening” anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||03/22/2021|
R75 TCM had a Goldie hawn day (which was SO GOOD) last year and showed both (plus Protocol) and I still catch them every now and then...not nearly as much as I used to but they turn up every now and then.
I think those two movies, plus 9 to 5, were the first “real” movies I literally grew up watching on HBO/Cinemax approximately a zillion times each - they were on seemingly everyday throughout the 80s.
Still love them all.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||03/22/2021|
R78 My mom had the same brown/white Anne Klein sheets that are on Chevy's bed in Foul Play. Love those sheets, lol.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||03/22/2021|
Also looking for LRMG.
Well, there's too many on my list that I still can't find:
Buck Rodgers in the 25th Century (1979). The full theatrical release with the Glen Larson opening song and beginning titled.
Foul Play - I found a VHS copy
Oh, Heavenly Dog (1980) with the Paul McCartney "Arrow Through Me" in the opening titles. Full Movie.
Straight Talk - I have on Laser disc only.
Found: Greek Tycoon on remastered DVD. Oh, God. and Oh, God Book 2 on DVD only
The Fan (1982) Michael Biehn. Now available on Amazon Blu-ray.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||03/22/2021|
R78 Max Dugan Returns with Marsha Mason, Jason Robards & Matthew Broderick was another one I used to see constantly on TV that has disappeared.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||03/22/2021|
[quote]Did you watch Something for Everyone and was it good? Saw it years ago when it frequently played at revival house on a double bill with The Boys in the Band (1970).
Actually after "Something For Everyone" opened exclusively in NYC, it opened wider through out the NY area as a double feature with BITB.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||03/22/2021|
I’ve always wanted to see Laura with Lee Radziwill in it. Apparently they showed it at the Paley Center years ago, but I’ve never been able to find a trace of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||03/22/2021|
r21 I've spent the last half hour browsing your site when I should have been in bed. Not looking for anything in particularly but just skimming. Some oldies sci fi-horror stuff I haven't seen since I was in grade school. Thursdays and Fridays after school our local cartoon host would run one half of a film each day. Nothing too scary of course. Probably all public domain by now.
Be interesting to see what a more thorough search finds.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||03/22/2021|
"The Blue Veil"(1951)
Never released on VHS or DVD.
1952 · Jane Wyman
Best Supporting Actress
1952 · Joan Blondell
|by Anonymous||reply 85||03/22/2021|
R36, Lauren Bacall actively sought the Bancroft role and was upset when she was not hired.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||03/22/2021|
Richard Gere + Jockstrap + 27 years old = Mr. Good Bar
|by Anonymous||reply 87||03/22/2021|
Goodbar was streaming on Netflix in 2010; must be a rights issue.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||03/22/2021|
I also see it on Amazon Prime but not available in US. I would play around with different countries on the steaming services to see if it’s available in another location.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||03/22/2021|
During this pandemic year I wanted to rewatch All that Jazz and An Unmarried Woman, but neither are available for streaming. I got rid of my DVD player years ago, which I guess was a mistake.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||03/22/2021|
I’ve always wanted to see Myra Breckinridge.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||03/22/2021|
All That Jazz and An Unmarried Woman have been issued on Blu-ray by Criterion. Maybe streaming is exclusive to them?
|by Anonymous||reply 92||03/22/2021|
You can watch the full movie, Looking For Mr. Goodbar, on youtube. For now it's free. Sometimes I'll check youtube for hard to find movies. You may not find it, or pay to see full movie...sometimes it's downloaded by someone and can see it for free. Lifeguard, a 1976 film with Sam Elliott, is another one I watched on youtube. That's a hard one to find anywhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||03/22/2021|
Samuel Goldwyn's film version of Porgy and Bess with Sammy Davis Jr. I saw it on TV as a child and haven't seen hide nor hair of it since.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||03/22/2021|
There was a movie back in 1990 called True Love with Anabella Sciorra and Ron Eldard. Cannot find it ANYWHERE to stream online. If I have to, I'll end up paying $30.00 for the DVD, but I'm still hoping it eventually pops up on one of my subscriptions.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||03/22/2021|
Independence Day (1983). Dianne Wiest gives a great supporting performance
|by Anonymous||reply 96||03/22/2021|
Diary of a Mad Housewife. I found it on YouTube a few years ago. Not a great copy but watchable. Brilliant Carrie Snodgrass, gorgeous Frank Langella and Richard Benjamin giving the performance of his career.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||03/22/2021|
Audrey Hepburn was the original choice for the Bancroft role in Turning Point. Children’s Hour reunion!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||03/22/2021|
True Love available at Rare Lust.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||03/22/2021|
R97 That was released on DVD and Blu Ray not too long ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||03/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 101||03/22/2021|
R38 Always wanted to see that movie. Found a bootleg DVD on line a few years back. Ok movie but it had Patrick McGaw's fine ass
|by Anonymous||reply 102||03/22/2021|
R91, TCM occasionally airs it.
|by Anonymous||reply 103||03/22/2021|
R88, It's the music/soundtrack rights.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||03/22/2021|
Mugsy’s Girls starring Laura Branigan
|by Anonymous||reply 105||03/22/2021|
Has 'Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker' ever been released on the blue-rays?
|by Anonymous||reply 106||03/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 107||03/22/2021|
Dianne Wiest gives a great supporting performance
- when hasn’t she not given a great performance ?
|by Anonymous||reply 108||03/22/2021|
What else is in the Anne Bancroft collection? I'm hoping it includes "The Girl in Black Stockings" and "Gorilla At Large."
|by Anonymous||reply 109||03/22/2021|
The Anne Bancroft Collection Don't Bother to Knock / The Miracle Worker / The Pumpkin Eater / The Graduate / Fatso / To Be or Not to Be / Agnes of God / 84 Charing Cross Road
|by Anonymous||reply 110||03/22/2021|
R101 - wow, I'd forgotten about Paperhouse. What a freaky movie that was!
|by Anonymous||reply 111||03/22/2021|
Go read the Wikipedia article on the 1959 "Porgy and Bess" film. It's unlikely to be shown. They call it the "Holy Grail of missing films".
|by Anonymous||reply 112||03/22/2021|
R17 - Letty Lynton is one of those films under copyright problems, so it is never shown. And whoever holds the copyright is really diligent in making sure it never does get shown. I saw it when someone put it up on Youtube once, and it was taken down a few days later. I didn't think it was one of Crawford's better films, but I was sure glad to finally see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||03/22/2021|
R89, what country are you in, and are you talking about Goodbar?
[quote] Still no Ruthless People in HD
I am fairly certain this is, or was, available to rent and buy in HD on Amazon. No blu ray, of course, but I remember being put at ease knowing I could buy high def stream/download (can you actually download streams from Prime if you purchase them?). If I recall, it was $19.99 to buy.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||03/22/2021|
R114 again. Just checked, and Ruthless People is indeed available to rent in HD for $3.99 or purchase for $17.99 on Prime Video. This is in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||03/22/2021|
I've noticed that Robert Altman's A Wedding has been taken out of circulation. I can't find it anywhere. It used to be shown regularly on TCM, but they haven't aired it in years. It's my favorite film of his.
|by Anonymous||reply 116||03/22/2021|
I would kill for a decent print of Bunuel’s Los Olvidados!
|by Anonymous||reply 117||03/22/2021|
R106 Yes, but not really. It's available on Bluray from Spain for $30, and in the US for almost $75. Scream Factory really needs to release it properly.
|by Anonymous||reply 118||03/22/2021|
Goin' Coconuts starring Donny & Marie
Somebody Killed Her Husband
|by Anonymous||reply 119||03/22/2021|
[quote]She talked about how she'd be in the supermarket and see Pia's pic on the cover of a tabloid and it was like knives in her stomach.
Pia's reign as a tabloid cover girl couldn't have lasted very long.
|by Anonymous||reply 120||03/22/2021|
Looking for Mr. Goodbar has been bootlegged heavily and on torrent sites.
My sister, who is an academic, has written a book about movies from the "New Hollywood" era with female protagonists, including Looking for Mr. Goodbar, which will be out next year. She said that many of the films she covered were difficult to find.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||03/22/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 122||03/22/2021|
Niagara, Niagara starring DL fave Henry Thomas. I had a VHS tape of it (which I found it a bargain bin at Wal-Mart in the 90s), but I recently searched for the DVD and it apparently never got a region 1 release.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||03/22/2021|
Independence Day was released on DVD by Warner Archive a few years ago and can be purchased on Amazon. Really interesting movie because Dianne Wiest's role is just a supporting role and the real story is about Kathleen Quinlan's small town waitress/photographer, but Wiest is so good that she overshadows everyone else in the movie and you leave thinking about her and her character.
Paperhouse is a strange one. There's an HD master out there that was playing on pay channels for at least a decade or more and that same HD print has been streaming on Prime recently. Still no Blu-Ray, though. You'd think that Vestron label would put it out. It's a well loved movie, especially by people who grew up with it. It's a beautiful film and really unique.
The Devils is finally streaming on Shudder. It's been edited, of course, but I doubt we'll ever see a fully uncut version of that movie.
This is why physical media is still so important. You're not at the mercy of a streaming service to put the film on their site and keep it up there. There are some films that have never even made it past VHS and those tapes go for a pretty penny on eBay and Amazon.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||03/22/2021|
Song of the South.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||03/22/2021|
After the Fall 1974 Christopher Plummer Faye Dunaway
I finally got to see it at the Paley Center in Los Angeles when I lived in Long Beach.
Very powerful. Dunaway is riveting in the Marilyn Monroe based role.
|by Anonymous||reply 126||03/22/2021|
Thanks R110, but I really would rather have had Gorilla At Large than 84 Charing Cross Road.
|by Anonymous||reply 127||03/22/2021|
"Lady in the Dark" starring Ginger Rogers (admittedly not a very good film version of the Broadway musical). Taped it off AMC many years ago, but still no video release.
|by Anonymous||reply 128||03/22/2021|
THE SILVER CORD (1933) with Laura Hope Crews ("Aunt Pittypat") as a devouring monster of a mommy to Joel McCrea and Eric Linden.
Again, rights issues. It comes and goes on Youtube. It's prime DL material.
|by Anonymous||reply 129||03/22/2021|
"Only When I Laugh" with Marsha Mason, Joan Hackett & James Coco. Only on VHS.
"Stepping Out" with Liza Minnelli, Shelley Winters and Julie Walters. Only on VHS.
"The Owl and The Pussycat" with Barbra Streisand and George Segal. Released EDITED on DVD paired with "For Pete's Sake". The complete film has never been issued on DVD remastered and brought up to date. One wonders what the hold-up is. Streisand?
|by Anonymous||reply 130||03/22/2021|
'First Family' 1980
A great cast in a terrible movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 131||03/22/2021|
[quote] Mugsy’s Girls starring Laura Branigan
This was actually on Prime up until a couple months ago.
[quote] "Only When I Laugh" with Marsha Mason, Joan Hackett & James Coco. Only on VHS.
Nope. This is available to rent/buy on Amazon and iTunes.
|by Anonymous||reply 132||03/22/2021|
I would love to get a copy of The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia w/ Dennis Quaid and Kristy McNichol.
|by Anonymous||reply 133||03/22/2021|
Him, a porn movie.
Does it exist or no?
|by Anonymous||reply 134||03/22/2021|
oh god, yes R134! I am obsessed with finding that movie. I'm sure there's a print out there somewhere.
|by Anonymous||reply 135||03/22/2021|
Only When I Laugh is on Prime for free now (well, it's "free" if you pay for Prime). We watched it a few weeks ago.
We went to see First Family as a family when I was a kid. It was so bad I don't think we even discussed the movie on the ride home from the cinema. I was mortified to be watching Gilda Radner's antics as the nymphomaniac first daughter with mom and dad.
|by Anonymous||reply 136||03/22/2021|
Death of a Princess, the TV "documentary" about the execution of a Saudi princess and her boyfriend was only broadcast once in the UK, and twice in the US. Been hard to find, but at least parts of it are on Youtube at the moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 137||03/22/2021|
R3 I know of at least three versions of the The Devils, the original cut version, an uncut version and the BFI restored version from a few years ago. They're all high quality, so they're out there. There's one version of The Music Lovers out there. You need to look at some torrent sites. They're doing the work.
|by Anonymous||reply 138||03/22/2021|
[quote]I’ve been looking for Looking for Mr. Goodbar, with Diane Keaton and Richard Gere, it is extremely rare. It’s never been on streaming or DVD
I think I watched it on youtube.
|by Anonymous||reply 139||03/22/2021|
WELCOME TO ARROW BEACH staring and directed by Laurence Harvey is very hard to find (although it was available to download on the site posted upthread).
|by Anonymous||reply 140||03/22/2021|
Another movie that, like GOODBAR, has music rights issues and is incredibly difficult to see:
REMEMBER MY NAME (1978). Starring Geraldine Chaplin, Tony Perkins, Berry Berenson, Jeff Goldblum, and Alfre Woodard (in her film debut). Directed by Alan Rudolph. Produced by Robert Altman. Music by Alberta Hunter.
I was able to record it off of TCM several years ago, but airings of it seem to be few and far between.
|by Anonymous||reply 141||03/22/2021|
I believe The Music Lovers is coming out on bluray. Maybe Criterion? Very silly and very entertaining. I thought Warner Brothers was never going to release The Devils as it was originally cut when it opened. What about the complete uncut The Harrad Experiment?.
|by Anonymous||reply 142||03/22/2021|
R75 I wonder if in the current climate Foul Play would be shown? The scene with the Asian tourists in the backseat of the limo waving American flags and saying Kojack is hysterically funny but woke is humorless.
|by Anonymous||reply 143||03/22/2021|
Remember My Name just played on TCM about 6 or 8 weeks ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 144||03/22/2021|
R130The Owl and the Pussycat and For Pete's Sake are available on Prime for free with membership.
|by Anonymous||reply 145||03/22/2021|
I wish the Anne Bancroft collection had included The Turning Point and 'night, Mother. Both have not been released on Blu-ray and would have been the perfect opportunity.
|by Anonymous||reply 146||03/22/2021|
R66 Nick Nicolau??
|by Anonymous||reply 147||03/22/2021|
R143 - well before today - the politically correct 90s wouldn’t have allowed those jokes to fly either (ditto the East St Louis scene in Vacation).
|by Anonymous||reply 148||03/22/2021|
R90 Do you have a blu-ray player? Many people don't realize they play DVDs (and CDs) as well. They're very cheap now if you don't have one.
|by Anonymous||reply 149||03/22/2021|
I saw Good Bar, Foul Play, Turning Point and many of the 70s and 80s films mentioned here in the theaters, and have no desire to see them again. Almost nothing holds up
|by Anonymous||reply 150||03/22/2021|
Anne Bancroft in Garbo Talks (1984). Directed by veteran NYC director, Sydney Lumet
|by Anonymous||reply 151||03/29/2021|
For those interested --
LOOKING FOR MR. GOODBAR will be shown on TCM this month. 12:00 AM Eastern on May 12
|by Anonymous||reply 152||05/03/2021|
Years ago, American Playhouse presented The Old Settler starting Phyllicia Rashad and Debbie Allen. A truly outstanding production which seems unavailable now.
|by Anonymous||reply 153||05/03/2021|
I looked up Olympia Dukakis films after she died and saw there is a movie where she plays an old lesbian called "Cloudburst" now streaming on Amazon Prime. Never heard of it, but I'm going to watch it this week.
|by Anonymous||reply 154||Last Wednesday at 10:04 AM|
I'm sure it is bootleg, but DVD is DVD.
|by Anonymous||reply 155||Last Wednesday at 10:13 AM|
[quote] Has 'Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker' ever been released on the blue-rays?
It is available on blu-ray and DVD, r106, but you really have to hunt for it. It was put out by a small indie label called Code Red and the guy who runs the label is nuts. He never made his product available to big retailers like Amazon or Barnes and Noble; you had to purchase through his bigcartel website which was only occasionally open for business and not all movies were available at all times. It was a bizarre way of doing business and then he’d bitch on forums about low sales and customer complaints. Recently I think Kino Lorber had partnered with him to release some of his titles through their web store. Not sure if Butcher, Baker… is one of them. Roninflix.com also sells some of his titles and had it for sale recently but it sold out. You can sign up to be notified when it’s available again.
|by Anonymous||reply 156||Last Wednesday at 11:19 AM|
r150 The Turning Point is unwatchable today. No logic flowing in between scenes and lots of time jumps that ruin momentum.
Goodbar probably remains entertaining. It's both a time capsule AND a movie about a woman owning her sex life. We still dont see that a lot.
Foul Play is totally enjoyable. Great comedy and a lot of great cinema--the marriage of strong writing and camerawork. For example theres a scene where Goldie Hawn goes to her neighbors apartment and the camera is following this giant snake slithering towards her, creating suspense. You think she's about to be attacked. Then she sees it and picks it up and kisses it like it was a puppy. It's just her neighbor's pet and she likes it. But the filmmaker is always toying around with expectations and doing something clever with them.
Just looked it up. Foul Play is written by the same guy who wrote HAROLD AND MAUDE and 9 TO 5
|by Anonymous||reply 157||Last Wednesday at 11:51 AM|
[quote] Foul Play is written by the same guy who wrote HAROLD AND MAUDE and 9 TO 5
Colin Higgins was an early casualty of AIDS. He gave us a lot of laughs before he died.
|by Anonymous||reply 158||Last Wednesday at 12:12 PM|
"One Last Dance" Patrick Swayze made this movie about dance with his wife. Some of the wife's acting is way over the top and laughable, but I thought the dancing here was so much better than Dirty Dancing.
|by Anonymous||reply 159||Last Wednesday at 4:37 PM|
Keeping Mum, a sweet British comedy with Maggie Smith as a kindly old lady who is also a killer. It’s very cute and has a gorgeous musical score.
|by Anonymous||reply 160||Last Wednesday at 5:06 PM|
R117, not so hard to find.
|by Anonymous||reply 161||Last Thursday at 6:36 PM|
Also for free on YouTube.
|by Anonymous||reply 162||Last Thursday at 6:41 PM|