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Poll Suggestion: Lost Classics of the 70s and 80s

There are Movies made in the 70's and the 80's that are lost, because supposedly they're not any more rentable enough for the studios. These movies are not public on DVD, Bluray or legal stream. Some of them were old TV-movies and can be bought on VHS or other former media.I got the feeling, not only my example of 'Blackout' with Richard Widmark and Keith Carradine is not available. In that case I really need help, because there is only one Movie, I really know that is lost on VHS. Maybe there are more. Please put you suggestions here. Please check, if they're available on DVD or Bluray, before you suggest.

Only movies of the 70's and 80's, rated 4/10 or higher.

https://www.imdb.com/list/ls045420041/

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Changed the title to: 'Lost Classics of the 70's and 80's'

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added the 90's in the title.

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Breumaster,

I updated the title of this thread to:
Poll Suggestion: Lost Classics of the 70s and 80s

Please change the title of your list from:
Lost Classics of the 70's and 80's

To:
Lost Classics of the 70s and 80s

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Ok, I did.

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3 y ago

Screenwriter John August made a list of movies that can't be streamed. This could be helpful for research: https://twitter.com/johnaugust/status/1027683000614510592?lang=de

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3 y ago

Thank you, albstein.
That mght be helping me. :)

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3 y ago

Who knows the exact name of this movie: (SPOILING VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MmPV42SRdw

Maybe some users of China could know this. It was aired in the mid 80's as "Hurra, die Knochenbrecher kommen" in Austrian TV. On IMDb it's listet as 'Monkey Kung Fu'. I ordered the movie and received the parcel with a disk in it, showing exact the cover that's listet under the German and the English name on IMDb, but it's a different movie!

It seems, the movie disapeared into nowhere. I just got a
DVD-Copy of an 80's VHS record, recorded on ORF2,
Austrian Television. Magically the movie disapeared since
then. Maybe someone can help me. Or it will stay on the
list as the untrue 'Monkey Kung Fu'.

I know, the movie is about monkey style kung fu, like
'drunken Gibbon' and something like that. But I research for
about ten years now to watch it again and can't find it!
So I put a youtube-link on this post, so everybody can
watch  what I think of. But be careful. It shows the ending
scene. So it can spoil you for the end. (What is not really
a bad thing at this genre).

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It might also have been 'Hurra, die Knochenbrecher sind da'. It's more than 30 years ago, so please excuse the (maybe) inexact title. ;)

P.S.: It's not my channel on youtube. Someone else loaded up the video on youtube.

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3 y ago

This article has some good examples- https://www.empireonline.com/movies/features/films-dvd/

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The list of great, interesting and/or relevant movies from different eras which were never properly released on digital media properly is very long and I can give a small lecture on that. Blackout (1989) is certainly a good example. In my humble opinion the chronology should be expanded up to 90's just to illustrate how wide the problem is: one of my 25 favorite movies, Lunatics: A Love Story (1991) was never even released on DVD outside of semi-official bootleg: basically a TV rip which was sold by director himself on the official website. 
 
For your consideration: 
The Caller (1987) - was not released on DVD per se, although DVD-on-demand option was briefly available. For shame, an effective cult thriller. 
The Wizard of Speed and Time (1988)

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Hi, Nikolay.
I've put in your suggestions. They seem to be good candidates.
I've changed the description to 70's and later.

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3 y ago

Thank you, Dream_Weaver. :)
I don't know any of these. That's a good characreistic for suggestions on this poll suggestion.
I put them on the list.

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