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The following titles are on our perpetual list of films to find if and when they ever come into to print on DVD. It is not by any means a complete list of films that are not available on DVD, just a list of the ones we'd like to see become available. Some are available in other countries (PAL format), some are available as bootlegs (some folks call these "Imports" or "Limited Pressing"), but none have been released properly over here.

P.S. We also have a second list of films that are popular customer requests but we cannot get for one reason or another. That list can be found here.

P.P.S. To see our complete list of requests, stuff we are looking for, stuff we have on order, etc click here.

1900 (1976, Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci) -- available now
55 Days at Peking (1963)
Ace in the Hole (1951) -- released by Criterion on July 17, 2007
A Doll's House (1973)
Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1954, Dir: Bunuel)
African Queen (1951) -- Available in PAL*
Arabesque (1966)
Autumn Leaves (1956, Dir: Aldrich)
Blonde Venus (1932) -- available in Glamour Collection box set
Brewster McCloud (1970)
Brief History of Time (1991, Dir: Errol Morris)
Burn! (1969, widescreen and uncut)
Butcher Boy (1997)
Chameleon Street (1989, Dir: Wendell B Harris Jr) -- available now
Che! (1969, w/Omar Sharif as Che Guevara and Jack Palance as Castro!)
Chet Baker - Let's Get Lost (1988) -- Available in PAL*
Clowns (1971, Dir: Fellini)
Cocksucker Blues (1972, Rolling Stones, Dir: Robert Frank)
The Dead (1987, Dir: John Huston) -- Available in PAL*
Death of a Salesman (1951)
Decline of Western Civilization (1981)
Devils (1971, Dir: Ken Russell)
Dreams (1955, Dir: Ingmar Bergman)
El Cid (1961) -- available February 5, 2008
El Norte (1983) -- released by Criterion on January 20, 2009
Even Hitler had a Girlfriend (1992)
Fall of the Roman Empire (1964)
Falstaff (1965, Dir: Orson Welles) -- Available in PAL*
Fatso (1980)
Flash Gordon (1980) -- available now
Flirt (1995, dir: Hal Hartley) -- available in PAL*
Hamlet (1996 w/Kenneth Branagh) -- available now
Heart in the Winter (Un Coeur en Hiver) (1992, dir: Claude Sautet) -- Available November 7, 2006
How I won the War (1967, w/John Lennon, Dir: Richard Lester) -- Available in PAL*
Howard the Duck (1986) -- Available now
Hugo's Magic Pump (1970s) -- who can make me a copy of this? e-mail me
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1979)
Ironweed (1987) -- available now
Ishtar (1987) -- we don't really want to see this again but why isn't it on DVD? other crap films are.
Jamon, Jamon (1992, Dir: Bigas Luna) -- Available in PAL*
Jet Pilot (1957, Dir: Josef von Sternberg)
Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park (1978)
Kiss of the Spiderwoman (1985, dir: Hector Babenco) -- Available now
Krays (1999, Dir: Peter Medak) -- Available in PAL*
Ladies and Gentlemen... The Fabulous Stains (1981) -- Available now
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) -- Available in PAL*
Let It Be (1970, Beatles)
The Long Voyage Home (1940, Dir: John Ford)
Louie Bluie (1985, Dir: Terry Zwigoff)
Napoleon (1927, Dir: Abel Gance)
Native Son (1951)
Paris Blues (1961)
Pepi, Luci, Bom (1980, Dir: Pedro Almodovar) -- Available in PAL*
Pets or Meat: The Return to Flint (1992, Dir: Michael Moore)
Porgy and Bess (1959, Dir: Otto Preminger)
Pound (1970, Dir: Robert Downey Sr)
Prospero's Books (1991, Dir: Peter Greenaway)
Red Desert (1964, Dir: Michelangelo Antonioni)
Reds (1981, dir: Warren Beatty) -- Available now
Ruby in Paradise (1993) -- Available in PAL*
Rude Boy (1980, w/The Clash)
Salo, or The 120 Days of Sodom (1976) -- released by Criterion
Sammy & Rosie Get Laid (1987)
She's Gotta Have It (Spike Lee) -- available now
Something for Jooey (1977)
Song of the South (1946, Disney)
Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1987, Dir: Todd Haynes)
Sweet Old Song (2002, Dir: Leah Mahan) -- available now
Trust (1990, Dir: Hal Hartley) -- Available in PAL*
Up the Down Staircase (1967, Robert Mulligan)
Verdi's Requiem (Clouzot)
The Wizard (1989, w/Fred Savage) -- Available now
Working Girls (1986, Dir: Lizzie Borden)
Yellow Earth (1984)

If you hear of any of them becoming available please let me know.
DVD Town has a chat group for films not available on DVD and so does RottenTomatoes. Neither list is very up-to-date but they are both worth a read.
Disney Fans: There is a website that lists OOP Disney titles -- you can find it here.
Note: If a title says "Available in PAL" next to it that means it's been released in another country using the PAL system or is non-region 1. You will need a Region Free PAL DVD player to play these. If you do not know what that means chances are you do not have one. Sorry.
Here are some customer's wish lists:
Edward Burch’s (Pamphlet) DVD wish list: A Doll’s House (1973), Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (Bunuel, 1954), Automation, Autumn Leaves (Aldrich, 1956), Belfast, Maine, Big City (1937), Black Fury, Black Pullman Porter, Blues In the Night (1941), Boy With Green Hair (Losey, 1948 -- Bad DVD available), Business of America, Cabin in the Cotton, Chaos, Che! (1969), Chemical Valley, Christian Licorice Store, Citadel, Conspiracy (1939), Controlling Interest: The World of the Multinational Corporation, Dadetown, Death of a Salesman (1951), Degrees of Shame: Part-Time Faculty Migrant Workers of the Information Economy, Edge of the City, Fellow Traveller (BBC/HBO, 1989), Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farm Workers’ Struggle (** VHS $250 ?!?), Final Offer, Five Came Back (Trumbo/West, 1939), Force of Evil (Polonsky, 1948), Holiday in Havana (1949), I Can Get It For You Wholesale (1951), Island in the Sun, Joe Hill, Land of Promise, Ma and Pa Kettle at Wakiki (1955), Miles of Smiles, Years of Struggle: The Untold Story of the, Molly Maguires (Ritt, 1970), Native Land, Never Steal Anything Small, One of the Hollywood Ten (2001), One Third of a Nation, Open Secret (1948), Organizer, Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945), Out at Work, Paris Blues (1961), Proud Valley, Prowler (1951), Red Desert (1964), How I Won the War, Return of Joe Hill, River Ran Red, Rude Boy (The Clash, not Jimmy Cliff), Soldier Blue, Stanley and Iris, Stranger On The Prowl (Losey, 1953), Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story, Tales Of Manhattan (1942), Tender Comrade (1943), Terror In A Texas Town (1958), These Are The Damned (Losey, 1962), Valley of Decision, Women of Summer.
Rick's DVD wish list: Garbo Talks, Looking For Mr. Goodbar, Voyage Of The Damned, Ship Of Fools (WS), Arthur (WS), Fatso (WS), The Mirror Has Two Faces (WS), Geronimo (WS), Airport (single DVD not in box set), Staircase, A Thousand Clowns, Sundays In New York, Inside Daisy Clover, Back Street (1961 WS), Autumn Leaves, Raintree County, The African Queen, Porgy & Bess, Song Of The South, Madame Rosa, Madame Souzaska, The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981 WS), A Certain Smile, Games and Bite The Bullet (WS).
Note: Those marked (WS) have a full screen version available. All others, except The African Queen and I think, Autumn Leaves, should be released in (WS).

(send me your wish list -- maybe I'll post it too)

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