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Old 02-14-2013, 09:19 AM   #1
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I read somewhere that there are still loads of movies that have not made it to dvd yet and are only available on VHS.
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:27 AM   #2
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Yep. There are loads of movies only available on VHS and Laserdisc, at least in the genres of Horror/Exploitation/Low budget etc. Plenty of entertaining Italian Mad Max/Escape From New York clones that never made it to digital formats, as an example. I love these kinds of movies, so I'm always on the lookout for the old VHS tapes of them. Another World Entertainment have released some of them (Hands of Steel, The New Barbarians, 2019: After The Fall of New York, Blastfighter, etc) on DVD in Region 2, and I know there have been US releases of some of these movies as well, but there are a lot of these movies still only on VHS and crappy bootlegs. One they really should release is The Raiders of Atlantis (a.k.a. Atlantis Interceptors) on DVD. One of the best of the genre.

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Old 02-14-2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:00 AM   #4
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Yep. There are loads of movies only available on VHS and Laserdisc, at least in the genres of Horror/Exploitation/Low budget etc. Plenty of entertaining Italian Mad Max/Escape From New York clones that never made it to digital formats, as an example. I love these kinds of movies, so I'm always on the lookout for the old VHS tapes of them. Another World Entertainment have released some of them (Hands of Steel, The New Barbarians, 2019: After The Fall of New York, Blastfighter, etc) on DVD in Region 2, and I know there have been US releases of some of these movies as well, but there are a lot of these movies still only on VHS and crappy bootlegs. One they really should release is The Raiders of Atlantis (a.k.a. Atlantis Interceptors) on DVD. One of the best of the genre.
some will be lost forever if not updated to Dvd
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...and there are some that are on Laserdisc and DVD that haven't made it to Blu-ray!
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:53 AM   #6
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...and there are some that are on Laserdisc and DVD that haven't made it to Blu-ray!
Lots
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some will be lost forever if not updated to Dvd
Well, even if the original negatives for these films don't even exist now, someone is bound to have a print somewhere. The hard part seems to be figuring out who owns the rights to the films, so they can be licensed. It's so sad, so many movies out there in limbo.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:54 AM   #8
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There are alot of martial art films only available on vhs. The dvd releases are usually bootlegs of the vhs recording.
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There are alot of martial art films only available on vhs. The dvd releases are usually bootlegs of the vhs recording.
I can't even imagine how many there must be of those. Many movies that will never see the light of day again.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #10
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The most notable in my collection is the director's cut of Jade.

Heather Graham's Terrified is horribly edited on DvD and totally original on VHS so I count that one too.

Also...The Serpent's Lair with Lisa B. from the old Dorito's commercials comes to mind.

OH!!! and Worth Winning is no longer available on DvD.
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Old 02-14-2013, 01:47 PM   #11
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The Keep
Meatloaf-To Hell & Back
Pinocchio & The Emperor of the Night
Last of the Mohicans- 1977 version with Steve Forrest
many live-action Disney movies from the 60's & 70's
Archie-Return to Rivendale
Winterhawk

A few that come to mind.
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Old 02-14-2013, 06:47 PM   #12
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Tons. Last thing I read mentioned 50% of the films released on VHS have not been released on DVD.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:07 PM   #13
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Yes, there are tons of them, especially in the horror genre. I still have a pretty healthy sized VHS collection.

Looking at my VHS shelf, here are various titles that never made it to disc (or at least in the US to my knowledge):
Summer Camp Nightmare
Blood Tracks
Eyes Of Fire
Goodnight, God Bless
Playroom
WitchTrap
The Mutilator
Night Angel
Edge Of The Axe
Slipping Into Darkness
Zombie High
Elves
HollowGate
Honeymoon Horror
Mom
The Borrower
House Of Death
Deadly Dreams
Twisted Nightmare
The Ladies Club
Hunter's Blood
Blood Games
Slaughterhouse Rock
Shallow Grave
Psycho Cop
Hide & Go Shriek
The Paperboy
Blood Salvage
Necromonicon: Book Of The Dead
Unmasked: Part 25
Berserker
Strays
The Forgotten One
Witchboard 2
MasterBlaster
Demon Wind
Trilogy Of Terror 2
Night Of The Scarecrow
To All A Goodnight
Silent Madness
Contagion
Spookies
Curfew
The Rejuvenator
The Outing
Dead Girls
Sweet Murder
Trick Or Treats
Sorority Girls And The Creature From Hell
The Night Brings Charlie
Remote Control
Night Of The Demons 3
Open House
Junior
Buried Alive
Hider In The House
House IV
The Supernaturals
976-EVIL 2
Beyond Darkness
Iced
Night Life
Phantom Of The Ritz
Ghost Dance
Rocktober Blood
Halloween Night
Last Dance
Bikini Island
Severed Ties
Skull: Night Of Terror
The Invisible Maniac
Storm
The Prey
The Deadly Intruder
Night Warning
Fatal Games
Whodunit
Return Of The Family Man
Possession: Until Death Do Us Part
The Slayer
Blood Frenzy
Home For The Holidays
Midnight Ride
Death Weekend



Plus, there are tons of TV movies that never even made it to VHS, let alone DVD.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #14
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There are countless classic movies that have never been released on disc, though things like the Warner Archive are helping that along. I know I have several silent movies on laserdisc and video, including The Crowd, THe Big Parade, The Wind, Greed, and Abel Gance's Napoleon, which I'm awfully proud of.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:38 PM   #15
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with all the companies that went out of business in the 80's, i have to imagine there are tons of movies that never made it to dvd. even if another company owns them now, they may not release them as they don't think they will make money or they might not even realise they own them. but it would be low to medium budgeted movies - anything with a half decent budget or better is probably released already.

of course, there is always Song of the South too.
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:08 AM   #16
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Deep Red w/ Michael Biehn is still not on DVD as far as I know... I have it on LD.
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Old 02-15-2013, 05:11 AM   #17
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Most of the Disney Channel Original Movies (DCOMs) I remember growing up watching haven't been released on DVD or any kind of home release. Some like:

Brink!
Up, Up and Away
Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century
Johnny Tsunami
Phantom of the Megaplex
Alley Cats Strike

I would really like to see all of these at least released on DVD since I believe Blu-Ray would be way too much to ask. But Disney seems to have forgotten thier old DCOMs so I wouldn't count on any kind of release.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:34 AM   #18
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The single most annoying thing about the whole subject, is that many movies were uncut on VHS/Laserdisc and when they finally do get a DVD release, they release a reclassified version, cutting out chunks of the movie. Like Nightmare On Elm Street (in particular part 1 and 5). There are many of those cases, with the above mentioned one of the more well known. So when a film gets a DVD/Blu release, the VHS version is still the only uncut source available.
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:38 AM   #19
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One of my favs from the 90s was a comedy called ANGUS. Someone said it was released on the WB store only, but I never checked. It was never given a wide release.
It was the final film of George C Scott and the first for James Van Der Beek!!!
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