I'm both surprised and disappointed that the release of Jean Shepherd's A Christmas Story on virutally every format (HD-DVD and Blu-Ray, with the 'Ultimate Collector's Edition' coming out on Blu-Ray Nov.4th)
, and it running 24 hours straight on TBS during christmas time, hasn't spurred the availability of Jean Shepherd's other (made for TV) movies.
I'd really like to see Ollie Hopnoodle's Haven Of Bliss (with Jerry O'Connell as Ralphie)
from 1988 be released on DVD. This title is currently owned by Disney.
I'd also like to see Phantom of the Open Hearth
circa 1976, Great American Fourth of July and Other Disasters
circa 1982 (Matt Dillon as Ralphie)
, and The Star-Crossed Romance of Josephine Cosnowski
circa 1983 be made commercially available (on DVD) for the first time in their existence.
Currently one of the only ways you can see them is by purchasing them from Sheptapes.com
from a guy who transfers them onto DVD from his old VHS recordings.
On another note, 1970's When Dinosaur's Ruled The Earth
has finally made it's way to DVD courtesy of a Best Buy exclusive.
http://www.scifijapan.com/articles/2008 ... the-earth/
http://www.amazon.com/When-Dinosaurs-Ru ... 001DF9BIS/