What Films Would You Like Underneath Your Christmas Tree?

CHristmas movies: What Films Would You Like Underneath Your Christmas Tree?Happy holidays from MovieFanFare!

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I’d pose a simple question to you faithful readers out there: what movies do you hope to recieve this year?

Did you ask Santa for any cinema classics or recent releases this year? Or do you just hope that Jolly Old Saint Nick brings some TV gift sets down your chimney?

Regardless of what you religious affiliation is, we are curious about what DVDs and Blu-rays you are wishing for right now whether you celebrate the season or not. So let us know in the comments!

Ho! Ho! Ho!

  • http://www.moviesunlimited.com Edward Frebowitz

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    • John

      Bond 50 set
      Man Of Steel
      Superman Movie Anthology set
      Green Lantern (in my stocking)
      All on Blu-Ray.

  • frankiedc

    I am lucky enough to have most of the films I love available on dvd, but there are still some which have not been released yet. They include:

    !) The infamously high camp “Cobra Woman” with Maria Montez

    2) the wonderful screen adaptation of DuMaurier’s “My Cousin Rachel” with Olivia de Havilland and Richard Burton, an early fifties Fox black and white romance classic.

    3) “Independence Day”, not the Will Smith sci fi movie but a wonderfully low keyed domestic drama with a wonderful cast including Kathleen Quinlan, Frances Sternhagen and a brilliant performance by Dianne Wiest.

    4)”The Firefly”, a thirties Jeanette Mc Donald-Alan Jones musical which far outshines the McDonald-Nelson Eddy films of the same time period.

    5)”Who Will Love My Children” a made for tv tearjerker with Ann Margaret heartbreaking as a dying woman forced to find families for her numerous children.

    • Luzmely

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    • LaRue Watts

      Cobra Woman is available. I have it.

  • Quasiblu

    BOOM! (1968) directed by Joseph Losey. Out-of-print. Starring Taylor and Burton. Does anyone want to make me very very happy??

  • OZ Rob

    Boom is available down here in OZ.It is in a five disc set,titled Hollywood Classics, which also contains the much sought after Desert Fury,47..
    I would like, China Gate & a remastered Run of the Arrow by S. Fuller,,also The Naked Dawn,,E Ulmer & Greed ,,1925 & Forever Amber,,47 & lots more !!….

  • Movie Fan

    I’d love to have a DVD copy of “The Uninvited” with Ray Milland. I’d also love a DVD copy of “Westward the Women” with Robert Taylor. There are a lot of classic Disney films I’ve never seen, such as Fantasia. I’d love a DVD set of all the seasons of Babylon 5, plus the movies.

  • joemart4731

    I would like to get the DVD of J’accuse with Jose Ferrar. Can anyone tell me where to get the DVD?

  • Kinoprofi

    I’d like to see the Warner Archive Collection
    release “Beyond The Forest” as they have issued most of her other films; also would like to see
    Universal release “The Spiderwoman Strikes
    Back” with Gale Sondergaard and Rondo Hatton. It’s
    one big ommission in the Universal horror canon.

    • Oyeniran

      Jehosh27 on October 20, 2011 Well, the cotsent is over now, but I think The Last Samurai would be great. You start off with a gun, and know next to nothing about swords. (how about the indian raid for the tutorial?) and as the game progresses, factions come into view, and you can side with whomever you want. Multiple, alternate endings, and even alternate fighting styles. Maybe Algren fights AGAINST the samurai at the end? it would be a very fun game, I think, especially if Bioware made it.

  • Heather B.

    Why isn’t 1939’s “Wuthering Heights” on DVD in the US????????????

    • Jaynie

      dcaseowel on September 11, 2011 god he’s a smug, sanctimonious little doucher. What the fuck does he care about various Apple apps? If you don’t like one, don’t use it. Don’t preach to others just because you don’t agree, or advocate limiting their freedom of speech. The majority of Americans DO believe abortion is murder, so Apple is actually destroying the rights of the majority because of a loud minority of leftist whiners who want to censor anything with which they don’t agree.Which is pretty typical of the left.

  • allen e

    There are a couple of Holiday films.

    1. The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t

    2. The Miracle On 34th Street (TV Version from 1973 with Sebastian Cabot as Santa)

  • Harry Lyme

    1, The Train at a reasonable price;

    2. The Suspect (Charles Laughton)

    3. The Private Affairs of Bel Ami

    4. Watchable copies of Beat the Devil and Hitchcock’s The Secret Agent. Every one I have seen of the former is washed out.

  • Harry Lyme

    And add to my list and Heather’s, Wuthering Heights

  • frankd

    Just dump a big load of black and white classics under the tree!

  • Jack Jones

    FRANKD, I second the motion.

  • diacad

    Seven is a lucky number, so here goes:

    #1 A boxed DVD set of all eight restored Eddy/MacDonald MGM musicals. A couple are out already.

    #2 DVD reissues of Nelson Eddy’s “Let Freedom Ring” and “Chocolate Soldier”, to prove he can act as well as sing – even without Jeanette!

    #3 A boxed DVD set of Grace Moore’s films. The ones out there now are often unwatchable.

    #4 A boxed DVD set of Jan Kiepura and/or Martha Eggerth films, suitably subtitled where necessary.

    #5 A boxed DVD set of all available Lilian Harvey and/or Willy Fritsch films with subtitles.

    #6 If I can’t have #5, then a good DVD of Lilian Harvey and Gene Raymond in “I Am Suzanne”. This is in English. The copy I have is really bad.

    #7 A DVD, with english subtitles, of the Japanese wartime full-length cartoon “Momotarō: Umi no Shinpei”, now only available in youtube segments. This film is widely acknowledged as the granddaddy of Anime!

  • Gord

    Unreleased “a Hatful of Rain”, “From Hell to Texas”, “Gigot”, “The Wayward Bus”, “The Sound and the Fury”, the entire Bomba the Jungle boy series, “Beau James” and too many others to list. Query: if Fox can release “Texas” and others offshore, why can’t they release them and others like those requested above, in NTSC for North American audiences? And what is Paramount’s problem with “Beau James?” It’s not a musical, so I can’t see music rights being the holdup. A lump of coal to Fox, Paramount, Universal and all others for sitting on their archived fifties/early sixties gems.

  • Mary Winders

    I was glad to finally find to find The Lemmon Drop Kid DVD. I hope that Westward The Woman that star Robert Taylor would be available on DVD.

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    • glasspolish

      Both are now available.

  • bunson

    The Gangster Chronicles with Michael Nouri

  • http://twitter.com/LarryCox6 Larry J. Cox

    A boxed set of Joan Davis movies. I’m not looking for Art–I just want to watch Joan in flicks like The Traveling Saleslady, and Kansas City Kitty.

  • Revfogle

    A boxed set if the sci-Fi British series Blake’s 7. It’s been out for years in PAL but they won’t release in NTSC for some reason.

  • Mario Brescio

    The Trap (1966) with Oliver Reed and Rita Tushingham

    A boxed set of some Bette Davis TV Films would also be nice::

    The Judge and Jake Wyler (1972)
    Scream, Pretty Peggy (1973)
    The Disappearance of Aimee (1976)
    Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter(1979) with Bette and Gena Rowlands
    White Mama (1980) with Bette, Ernest Harden Jr.and Eileen Heckart
    Right of Way (1983) with Bette, James Stewart and Melinda Dillion

  • Mary

    1, Dear Heart (with Geraldine Page and Glenn Ford)
    2. Love with the Proper Stranger (with Natalie Wood and Steve McQueen)
    3. Rosie! (with Rosalind Russell and Sandra Dee)
    4. I’d Rather Be Rich (with Sandra Dee and Maurice Chevalier)
    5. Three into Two Wont Go (Rod Steiger, Claire Bloom, Judy Geeson)
    6. Birds in Peru (Jean Seberg, Maurice Ronet)
    7. Dark at the Top of the Stairs (Robert Preston and Dorothy McGuire)
    8. Remains to Be Seen (June Allyson and Van Johnson and Angela Lansbury)
    9. Carroll Baker’s european films (Paranoia, Sweet Body of Deborah, etc.)
    10. W.C. Fields and Me (Rod Steiger, Valerie Perrine)
    11. A Matter of Innocence (aka Pretty Polly) (with Hayley Mills & Trevor Howard)
    12. The Truth About Spring (with Hayley and John Mills)

    • Cyndy

      I loved The Truth About Spring – good movie

  • LaRue Watts

    Alas, the ones I want are not available….
    1.Porgy and Bess
    2.Love With the Proper Stranger
    3. Picnic (widescreen)
    4. Raintree County

    • Mary

      A remastered 16 x 9 widescreen version of PICNIC is available as part of the Kim Novak collection.

  • glasspolish

    There are many theatrical movies that I would love to have that are available in different formats. I finally bought a decent multi-region/format player, so now it’s catch-up time. What I would really love though are several of the made-for-TV movies or mini-series which are either “not currently available” or for which there does not exist a known master. Specifically, “Twist of Fate” which was originally titled “Pursuit”.

  • Maureen Berk

    The Cheaters

  • Mike H.

    In Blu-Ray or DVD format – Surrender with Michael Caine & Sally Field, The Great Race; The Big Sleep, Action In The North Atlantic, Across The Pacific, Key Largo, To Have and Have Not, Dark Passage with Bogart and in Blu-Ray.

  • André L.

    If I didn’t already owned it, it would have to be the 1951 version of The Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim. In action packed movies, it would have to be the remake of Red Dawn on Blu Ray.

  • Joyce

    “Yes Virginia, There Really Is A Santa Claus”. It was a TV movie made in the early 60’s and pretty much disappeared off the face of the earth. I would love to see that again.

    • Frosty

      I remember that. It starred Charles Bronson in one of his last movies.
      It was a real off-beat role for him.

  • knollgag

    I would love to have
    1988 Little Dorrit with Alec Guiness and Joan Greenwood

    and

    1960’s Scarecrow of Romney Marsh with Patrick McGoohan
    Disney and who ever owns the rights to Little Dorrit are you listening?

  • OZ ROB

    The Lusty Men 1952, by Nicholas Ray

  • OZ ROB

    The Lusty Men 1952 by N.Ray
    Thanks for the great range and service from MOVIES UNLIMITED. I once again have a large mixed order under my tree down here in OZ..
    Merry Christmas 2013 to all fellow Classic Movie Lovers

  • rocky-o

    i’m wishing for ‘the christmas list’ to come out on dvd, because my wife loves that movie…

  • Frosty

    “The Mask of Dimitrios” with Peter Lorre
    “Surfside Six” complete series
    “Coronet Blue” complete series
    “Silent Night, Lonely Night” TV movie with Lloyd Bridges and Shirley Jones

    (Unfortunately, none are available on DVD, but this is a wish list))

  • chrijeff

    I’d like the Alex Cord remake of “Stagecoach;” “Apache War Smoke,” with Robert Horton; and somebody to come out with “Kate Bliss & the Tickertape Kid.” And in TV: Seasons 6, 7, and 8 of “Simon & Simon,” and “The Deputy,” with Henry Fonda and Allen Case.
    I could probably think of more, given time, but those are off the top of my head.

  • Gord Jackson

    As Frosty says, it’s a wish list, so here goes – stuff STILL not available on DVD.

    “Christmas Eve” – 1986 TV movie – Loretta Young, Arthur Hill, Ron Leibman, Trevor Howard, Kate Reid and Patrick Cassidy.
    “Gunman’s Walk” – Tab Hunter, Van Heflin, James Darren and Katharine Grant
    “Dino” – Sal Mineo, Susan Kohner and Brian Keith
    “American Hot Wax” – Tim McIntyre and Jay Leno
    “Family” (the unreleased seasons)
    “The Wayward Bus” – Dan Dailey, Joan Collins, Jayne Mansfield, Rick Jason and Larry Keating
    “The Sound and the Fury” – Joanne Woodward, Yul Brynner and Margaret Leighton
    “What’s So Bad About Feeling Good?” – George Peppard, Mary Tyler Moore and Dom DeLuise

    And with visions of tailor-made pinstrips getting with the program dancing in my head, that will do it for now. Not that there aren’t others – oh yes, there are!

    • Mary

      “The Wayward Bus” and “The Sound and the Fury” are now available in limited edition blu-rays from Screen Archives Entertainment. Both blurays are of excellent quality.

      • Gord Jackson

        Trouble is, I don’t have a blueray machine so it may be time to invest in one.

  • Groover

    “Pepe” 1960, with Shirley Jones & Cantinflas
    “Penelope” 1966, with Natalie Wood
    “Promise Her Anything” 1966, with Warren Beatty & Leslie Caron
    “Where Does It Hurt?” 1972, with Peter Sellers & Jo Anne Pflug
    “John Goldfarb, Please Come Home” 1965, with Natalie Wood & Peter Ustinov
    “What’s So Bad about Feeling Good?” 1968, with George Peppard & Mary Tyler Moore
    “Some KInd of a Nut” 1969, with Dick Van Dyke & Angie Dickinson
    “When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder?” 1979, with Marjoe Gortner & Lee Grant
    “King of the Mountain” 1981, with Dennis Hopper & Deborah Van Valkenburgh
    “Viva Max!” 1969, with Peter Ustinov & Pamela Tiffin
    “Hammersmith Is Out!” 1972, with Richard Burton & Elizabeth Taylor
    “Darker than Amber” 1970, with Rod Taylor & Suzi Kendall
    “Clay Pigeon” 1971, with Tom Stern & Telly Savalas
    “Little Fauss and Big Halsey” 1971, with Robert Redford & Lauren Hutton
    “Can Hieronymous Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?” 1969, with Anthony Newley & Joan Collins

    These movies bombed at the box office, so they’re not available on video. Compared to the turkeys that Hollywood cranks out today though, all of them are potential blockbusters..

    • Roustabout

      To Groover:
      Thank you for mentioning some of these movies. I looked up a few like Clay Pigeon, Hammersmith is Out! and Some Kind of a Nut and I look forward to seeing them one of these days. Clay Pigeon listed quite a few stars. I’ll need to go over your list and other people’s lists. Thanks again.

  • Roustabout

    We would love to have:
    The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story(1983) with Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury
    Cinderella (1965) with Lesley Ann Warren and Stuart Damon
    A Very Brady Christmas (1988) with The Brady Bunch
    Pontius Pilate (1962) with Jean Marais, John Drew Barrymore and Basil Rathbone
    The Sword and the Cross (1958) with Yvonne DeCarlo and Rossana Podesta
    The Challenge (1982) with Scott Glenn and Toshiro Mifune
    Hope Santa Claus can bring these movies next year. I believe, I believe, I believe….

  • Roustabout

    Oh, Santa, I thought of two more TV programs we would like to have:
    Deadly Intentions (1985) with Michael Biehn and Madolyn Smith Osborne
    Herman’s Head (1991-94) with William Ragsdale, Hank Azaria and Yeardley Smith
    I still believe…

  • ww

    Would love to see the following released on dvd or bluray:
    Song of the South
    Come Back to the Five and Dime Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean
    The Legend of Lizzie Borden (TV movie with Elizabeth Montgomery)
    Bugsy Malone

    • Roustabout

      I agree, the Lizzie Borden movie was very haunting. It is one of my favorites.

  • Jan

    I would love to have the DVD versions of ‘Mrs. Santa Claus’ with Angela Lansberry; and ‘Christmas Eve’ with Loretta Young. Both wonderful holiday movies. But the movie I want most in the world is ‘Smokey’ starring Fess Parker.