Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Three Films I Wish Were on DVD or Blu-Ray

Bachelor in Paradise (1961)

There are many great films that still haven't found their way on to DVD or Blu-Ray yet, but over on the Turner Classic Movies website you can vote for films to be released on home video. Here are three films that I wish were on DVD or Blu-ray, and if you want to help me out, you can go over to TCM and vote on these three films too.

First, I love Bob Hope and I think he is one of the underrated comedians. Many people think of him for his work entertaining the troops which is great, but forget how hilarious his films were. One of his films, Bachelor in Paradise, although shown on Turner Classic Movies occasionally, is not available on DVD. In the film Hope plays an author who settles down in the suburbs to write a book about American suburban culture, but when Hope is the only bachelor amongst many lonely housewives, trouble ensues. The film has been uploaded to YouTube but that is no way to watch a feature film.

Scavenger Hunt (1979)

As a kid one of my favorite films was Scavenger Hunt. It's got a great cast filled with cameos including Ruth Gordon, Roddy McDowall, Meat Loaf, Dirk Benedict, Cloris Leachman, Vincent Price, Tony Randall, Scatman Crothers, and a young body builder named Arnold Schwarzenegger. In the film, Mr. Parker, a game inventor, passes away. At the reading of his will, his family, servants, and friends learn that they must compete on a scavenger hunt in order to win their inheritance. The movie is a fun gag filled ride and like Bachelor in Paradise, is also available on YouTube, but not on DVD.

Song of the South (1946)

Another childhood favorite of mine is the Disney live-action/animated film Song of the South. This controversial film tells the stories of Brer Rabbit, Brer Bear, and Brer Fox. Many people are familiar with the ride Splash Mountain at Disneyland and Walt Disney World, but I wonder how many people know or remember the film on which the attraction was based?

So what movies do you wish were on DVD or Blu-ray? You should hop on over to TCM to vote for some films, preferably the three above :)

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