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Looking Back at my VHS Want List

June 5, 2022

The asterisk indicates flms I had not seen. “Still want” does not ncessarily mean on VHS if a DVD exists, noted if known.

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Funky Fables/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

The Accident (Biu Lun Liu, 1983)* still want; frequently find a different film with same English title but different Chinese title.

Aladdin & His Magic Lamp (Funky Fables/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

Ali Baba & Forty Thieves (Funky Fables/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

American Boy:  A Profile of:  Steven Prince (Martin Scorsese, 1978) want Criterion DVD of Martin Scorsese shorts

Bang the Drum Slowly (Daniel Petrie, 1956) [original television production] want Criterion DVD set The Golden Age of Television, which also includes the 1953 version of Marty and the 1957 version of Requiem for a Heavyweight, both of which I own on VHS.

The Barking Dog (unknown as Alan Smithee, 1978)* still want; it’s possible that Videohound’s Golden Movie Retriever made it up as a plagiarism detector; the editor did not respond with my inquiry. They claim it was released by Continental Video, but I was informed by another VHS collector who had cataloged Continental releases on a website that this is unlikely.

Baron Munchausen (Karel Zeman, 1961)* saw; want Criterion DVD set Three Fantastic Journeys by Karel Zeman

Battle of the Commandos (Umberto Lenzi, 1969) bought VHS in February 2022

The Black Klansman (Ted V. Mikels, 1966)* bought Blax DVD from Majors Records on Staten Island–I couldn’t watch it due to disc damage but still have (no refunds or exchanges)

…but the clouds… (Donald McWhinnie, 1977)* still want

Les Créatures (Agnès Varda, 1966)* Criterion released this on Blu-Ray only: The Complete Films of Agnès Varda (I don’t own a Blu-Ray player or a TV that would make one worthwhile).

Cudotvorni Mac (Vojislav Nanovic, 1950)* still hoping for a subtitled release

Daredreamer (Barry Caillier, 1990)* still want

Daitozoku (Senkichi Taniguchi, 1963)* still want

Disturbing the Peace (Thomas Patrick Smith, 1996)* still want

Double Vision (Terrence O’Hara, 1990)* still want

Eh, Joe? (Alan Gibson, 1966)* still want

Endgame by Samuel Beckett (Tony Coe, 1989) still want

The Events Leading Up to My Death (Bill Robertson, 1991)* still want

The Face of Another (Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1966) want OOP Criterion Boxed set Three Films by Hiroshi Teshigahara

Fantasía… 3 (Eloy de la Iglesia, 1966)* still want

Film by Samuel Beckett (Alan Schneider, 1965)* saw; want DVD

Free Amerika Broadcasting (Dean Wilson, 1981)* still want–copies go for around $100 on eBay

Fright Show (Linda Laias, Damon Santostefano, 1985)* saw; own VHS

Ghost Trio (Donald McWhinnie, 1977)* still want

Gorath [Video Gems] (Ishirō Honda, 1962)* want on DVD but would buy VHS if box were in good condition (matched set with The Human Vapor and The Last War)

Grendel Grendel Grendel (Alexander Stitt, 1981)* still want

Der Große Verhau (Alexander Kluge, 1971) saw; want DVD

The Headless Terror (Tulsi Ramsay, 1967)* This film is believed to be a hoax, predating Ramsay’s career.

Human Highway (Neil Young, Dean Stockwell, 1982)* still want

Humanoid Woman (Richard Viktorov, 1981)* saw subtitled Ruscico DVD, To the Stars by Hard Ways, from library–want it

Hunter (Leonard Horn, 1973)* still want

Idaho Transfer (Peter Fonda, 1973) own budget DVD; would buy better if existed

Jack and the Beanstalk (Puppy Dog Tales/Doug Parker, 1991)*

Jewel of the Gods (Robert Van der Coolwijk, 1989)* bought on DVD–meh

Journey to the Center of the Earth (Funky Fables/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

Lift (Andy Thiesen, 1997)* own poor quality DVD and would buy improved release (there is a better Region 2 release, although it’s an American film). Director’s name is Anthony, not Andy.

The Lift (Gordon Tressler, 1972)* Director is Georg Tressler, still want, as well as Dick Maas’s better known Dutch remake, De Lift/The Lift

The Loved One (Tony Richardson, 1965)* own DVD–love it

Lunatics:  A Love Story (Josh Becker, 1988) own VHS

El Mago de Oz with Fernando Rey* This was listed in Trade Service Corporation’s Videolog but probably does not exist. The company they attributed it to, Madera Cinevideo, simply released the Million Dollar Video Corporation VHS of the Angélica Ortiz 1985 filmed staged production with their sticker on it. The stock number attributed to it in Videolog was Contrato con la muerte, an action movie starring Eduardo Yáñez.

Messenger (Norman Loftis, 1994)* saw; own VHS

The Method (Joseph Destein, 1989)* still want

The Milpitas Monster (Robert L. Burrill, 1975)* bought VHS–meh

Monaco Forever (William A. Levey, 1984)* bought DVD but sound is atrocious–have not watched

Monkey Boy (Lawrence Gordon Clark, 1991)* still want–read source novel

Mr. Stitch (Roger Avary, 1996) bought VHS

Nacht und Träume (Alfred Behrens, Michael Kuball, 1983)* still want

Night Terror (Paul Howard, Michael Weaver, 1988) bought VHS

Night Vision (Michael Krueger, 1987)* still want

On the Edge of Innocence (Peter Werner, 1997)* still want

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank (Douglas Williams, 1985)* saw; liked better than most people did

Quadrat 1+2 (Samuel Beckett, 1982)* still want

El Rayo Disintegrador (Pascual Cervera, 1966)* still want

The Red Shoes (John Clark Donahue, John Driver, 1983) bought VHS

The Royal Diaries: Isabel – Jewel of Castilla (2000)* bought DVD

Rubin and Ed (Trent Harris, 1991)* still want

The Secret Garden (Sugar & Spice/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

Shirley Temple’s Storybook, Volume 4:  Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves (1959) want DVD boxed set

Skidoo (Otto Preminger, 1968)* saw on DVD; want

Sinbad the Sailor (Funky Fables/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

That Man Is Pregnant! (Simon Nuchtern, 1972)* still want

They Called Him Amen (Alfio Caltabiano, 1972)* still want

Thumbelina (Sugar & Spice/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

Tom Sawyer (Puppy Dog Tales/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

Treasure Island (Funky Fables/Doug Parker, 1991)* still want

Tuck Everlasting (Frederick King Keller, 1981)* still want –people try to sell me 2002 Jay Russell film all the time, which I want on DVD

The Ugly Duckling (Sugar & Spice/Doug Parker, 1991) still want

Warriors of the Gridiron (Randy F. Martin, 1985)* correct title is Masters of the Gridiron, want DVD

Wicked, Wicked (Richard L. Bare, 1973)* want to at least see Warner Archive Collection DVD

The Young Poisoner’s Handbook (Benjamin Ross, 1995) saw; released on DVD by Echo Bridge, would buy if saw at Dollar Tree, which often has Echo Bridge releases


From → art, autobiography, Film

  1. Reality Check permalink

    You should want to get off your ass and find a job if you put as much effort into your job hunt as you do comic books, movies and porn you’d have one.

    • Also, that’s a run-on sentence, idiot. Go back to seventh grade.

      • Reality Check permalink

        Aww I stuk a nirve yew pour deer atles i gawt a jawb hao doz eet fil a dumee lyke mi haz a waif n jawb yl yew dew knot. Agin gow jawb hontin nsted awv jacin awf 2 burlee legul womin n duh grein pawtee mai gud bish

      • You definitely sound like Howard Giske.

    • I think it’s hilarious that you keep bringing up porn. Did it strike a nerve for you when I made those comments about Clarence Thomas on Facebook?

  2. You’re a fucking idiot. I attempted to paste all the jobs I’ve applied to in this comment, but WordPress said it was too long. When I pasted it into LibreOffice Writer, it was 84 pages long.

  3. 230670493687n 426 permalink

    no wonder his mother cut him out of the will

    • Except that she didn’t, you libelous piece of garbage. Where do you think I’m getting the $400 a month? It’s because I put most of the money I got when she passed away into a mutual fund.

      • Reality Check permalink

        His parents should have left everything to his brother atleast he has made something of himself. Maybe not having shit will make him take a “Mcjob” like 90% of America who has one and has to get a room mate. God on second thought his Mom should have just swallowed

      • Telling me to take a job that is tantamount to torture based on my mecial conditions. Therefore, you deserve to be tortured. There’s nothing you love more than handouts to those with the least need because you’re a sick fascist.

      • If you want me to take a McJob, you should be forced to pay my student loan debt, which was taken out with the promise that earning it meant my place in the middle class.

  4. Reality Check permalink

    You havent paid for anything with your own money in a long time i’d say you’ve had enough of my tax dollars. You got enough to pay off your student loans got do it titty boy and stop complaining about them.

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