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Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« on: June 16, 2017, 05:45:27 AM »
Whenever I want to watch something that was released more than twenty years ago I am beset with the demons of unavailability. Those movies are simply hard to find, especially when I am not living in a major metropolis, which is most of the time. DVD rental shops have all but died out and the offer of online streaming services pales in comparison with what you might find in the US. Well funded public libraries are also  a forlorn hope in everything but the richest of cities. I am still trying to find a properly subtitled Hiroshima Mon Amour for a Shame List dictation.

That in mind, what are the five movies you'd most like to watch but cannot because you are unable to get your hands on them?
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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 08:19:09 AM »
There are a couple of Ingmar Bergman TV movies that haven't been subtitled in English yet. Otherwise, I've been able to find everything I've looked for.

Hiroshima Mon Amour should be super easy. There's a Criterion release and everything.

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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2017, 09:15:19 AM »
I know you buy these on a monthly basis, but I can barely afford to buy a handful of DVDs on sale twice a year. Premium blurays are not really on the menu.
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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2017, 09:30:31 AM »
I'm not talking about buying. I actually rarely buy movies these days.

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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2017, 09:33:38 AM »
Can you rent Criterions? I cannot even rent regular DVDs here.
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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2017, 09:35:24 AM »
What about a library system? That is what I use for 99% of the stuff I end up watching.
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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2017, 09:43:10 AM »
Four Devils.  :'(

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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2017, 10:03:52 AM »
What about a library system? That is what I use for 99% of the stuff I end up watching.

There is a wee tiny movie section in my local wee tiny library, and the movies are mostly in a sorry state. I pop in once in a wile but rarely borrow anything.
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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2017, 10:51:03 AM »
1. The Runaround (1946) aka. Deadly Enemies: Two private eyes (Rod Cameron, Broderick Crawford) compete to find an heiress (Ella Raines) and bring her back, unmarried, to New York.

2. Never Steal Anything Small (1959): the only James Cagney musical I haven't seen. Can only find it in a cropped format on VHS.

3. The Way of All Flesh (1927): Lost film that won Emil Jannings an Oscar for Best Actor

4. Easy Come, Easy Go (1947): Comedy starring Barry Fitzgerald with Frank McHugh and Allen Jenkins

5. Night Ride (1930): Early gangster film starring Edward G. Robinson

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Re: Top 5 Unavailable Movies
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2017, 12:04:52 PM »
What about a library system? That is what I use for 99% of the stuff I end up watching.

There is a wee tiny movie section in my local wee tiny library, and the movies are mostly in a sorry state. I pop in once in a wile but rarely borrow anything.

Can you request items at your library?