Thursday, December 30, 2010

Stuff I want to see but can't get from Netflix

A self-explanatory post title. There are some titles that you can look up at Netflix, and they are listed but not available. So, instead of adding them to your queue, you can "save" them so you won't forget about them just in case they someday become available. So here is the list of stuff on my "saved" list. Some of them I've never seen and some of them I don't even remember what prompted me to add them.

Davy Crockett -- the TV series. Never seen. I've seen the movies.
Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow -- movie. Never seen.
Fat Albert -- the TV series. Saw it. Wanted to get them so my kids could watch them.
Get a Life -- TV series. Saw them all when they were on TV, but want to see them again.
Haibane-Renmei -- anime series. Never saw it.
Le Femme Nikita -- the movie. Saw it several years ago on some movie channel. Never saw the TV series, which I've read totally sucked if you were a fan of the movie, so I'm not interested in it.
Lupin the Third, volumes 1, 2, 3, 7 and 10 -- anime series. Never saw it. Volumes 4, 5, 6, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 are available, for some reason.
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye -- British TV series. Never seen.
Monster Squad -- Saturday morning live-action TV series starring Fred (Gopher) Grandy. Saw them all, I'm pretty sure, when it was on TV. Just thought I'd give it another go and also the kids would probably like it.
The Sword and the Sorcerer -- Saw this one in an actual theater, which is unusual for me. Of course they do have Krull (which I have ranted about before), so I don't know why they don't have this one. I saw Sorcerer as a double feature with the first Death Wish.
Tron -- They don't have Tron. WTF. Saw this one in a theater, too.
Vampire Hunter D -- anime movie. Never seen. Read about it. Read that Hellsing bore a lot of resemblance to this earlier movie.
Walking Tall -- the original. Can't believe they don't have it.


  1. I can't find the original Tron either. Not on On Demand. Not in Blockbuster. Not in stores. And it's odd considering that the sequel just came out. You'd think they'd be making the first one as available as possible.

    But what do I know.

  2. Disney maintains iron-fisted control over their movies. My conspiracy theory is that by the time the new one is released on DVD, the old one will have been re-released with all kinds of so-called "bonus features" and so forth that will "justify" them charging some outrageous price for it.

  3. I remember watching Davy Crocket and Dr Syn when I was a kid. I also used to watch The Swamp Fox with Leslie Nielsen as a youngster, but I don't know if you could find a copy of that, either.

  4. Dr. Syn, Davy Crockett, and the Swamp Fox were all released a few years back in "Disney Treasures" releases a few years back, along with some great collections of animation. Being a Disney animation fan, I concentrated on getting those primarily, with plans of catching the other stuff when I could, and of course they were a limited release and are now hard to get. I looked into getting the Davy Crockett series but it looks as if the two Davy movies were stitched together episodes from the series, and didn't have much else to offer, so I passed.