Movies unavailable for purchase on DVD, VHS, etc.

The first one that comes to mind is “Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon”, and some accounts state that the movie is lost.

“Marie: A True Story” is another, although it is available through Warner On Demand.

Yet another is “FM”, although copyright issues for the soundtrack explain why.

Any others come to mind?

The 1951 film of T.S. Eliot’s Murder In The Cathedral.

It’s on YouTube, so it can’t be that lost.

Batman Fights Dracula is lost, which is a real tragedy because that has to be the best movie ever made. It’s got Batman. It’s got Dracula. And they fight! What more could anybody want out of anything ever?

The one I always bring up in these sort of discussions: Get Crazy!

Still a lot of movies not available for purchase, even ones not that old. Well, it WAS available for purchase on VHS back around 1985, and you can probably scare up some old copies somewhere, but it’s not currently produced and can’t be bought new. I bought one (actually TWO, the first had lousy sound) on Ebay ~ten years back, and put it on DVD for my own use.

Eventually they’ll put them all in digital form for purchase and download. Eventually.

Big, the one with the alternate ending.

By an amazing coincidence, I was just watching this movie yesterday.

Heartbreak Hotel (1988), a nice fantasy about a kid who kidnaps Elvis Presley and brings him home to his mom.

I doubt that it is lost–I saw it on the Late Show a couple of times back in the 1980s.

However, if the Powers That Be determine that “Junie Moon” won’t sell a lot of DVDs or BluRays, then I guess they wont release it on those media.

Pity, because I think its a great film. I’d like to have my own copy.

I recall The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams was very popular when it hit theaters in 1974. (My parents took me to see it.) But I can’t find it on DVD. Though it looks like someone is selling a VHS version of the film for $123.

“Lady Takes a Flyer”, a Lana Turner/Jeff Chandler from 1958 that aired seemingly weekly on AMC in the late 90s. No authorized release in any format.

If you want to waste the whole day check out the Bootleg Files section of the Film Threat website.

Is this a woosh? This has already been discussed to death.

From one of the earlier threads:

From an even earlier thread:

i should have added a smilie. either way, it certainly isn’t available for purchase! ;p


Someone told me I should check out Looking For Mr Goodbar but it doesn’t seem to be available anywhere, despite having a couple of Academy Award nominations.

This aired on TCM about March 2011.

I rented that on VHS (back when VHS’s were still being rented.) Is it really no longer available?

Huh, I guess you’re right. The only VHS copies for it I see on Amazon are used ones for $39.99+

The list of movies that are either out-of-print or that have never been made commercially available on VHS or DVD is endless. I have hundreds in my collection.

One of my five favorite films has been out of print in all formats since the days of Laserdiscs: The Grey Fox