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NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY FAN SITE

Welcome to my National Film Registry Fan Site. This website is in no way associated with or endorsed by the National Film Registry, the National Film Preservation Board, or the United States Library of Congress. I’m just a Film Registry enthusiast who wants to share his passion.

If you are wondering what the Library of Congress National Film Registry is all about, please check out the official Film Registry website, the Wikipedia page, and the other sites listed on my Links page. The aim of this site is to provide information about all of the titles on the Film Registry, especially where they are available on home video formats or online. For now, I don’t plan to list when and where the titles are playing theatrically or streaming.

I’ve been carefully following the National Film Registry since its inception in 1989. Like most cinephiles, I love lists of movies, but the Film Registry has stood apart from the majority of film lists because of its breadth; it has its share of classic Hollywood titles, of course, but the National Film Preservation Board and the Librarians of Congress have clearly made an effort to include more esoteric fare than “best-movie” lists tend to contain. Yet while many of the Registry’s more obscure titles are available on a home video format or online, some of them remain difficult to find. This website is intended to make the search easier.

Throughout the site, each title is followed by the year the film was released and the year it entered the Film Registry, e.g. Casablanca (1942/1989).

Additional content coming soon!

HOME VIDEO RELEASE CALENDAR
All titles are US releases unless otherwise noted.
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May 17, 2022: Paramount re-releases Tony Scott’s Top Gun (1986/2015) on Blu-ray Disc.

February 15, 2022: Criterion releases Leo McCarey’s Mighty Like a Moose (1926/2007) on DVD and Blu-ray as a bonus on their release of McCarey’s Love Affair. (Additional details here.)

January 18, 2022: Kino Lorber releases Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (1959/1989) on 4K Ultra HD. (Additional details here.)

January 18, 2022: Kit Parker Films releases Lewis Milestone’s A Walk in the Sun (1945/2016) and John Huston’s The Battle of San Pietro (1945/1991) in a 2-Blu-ray Disc set. (Additional details here.)

December 14, 2021: Criterion releases Gordon Parks’s The Learning Tree (1969/1989) on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

December 7, 2021: Disney releases Robert Zemeckis’s Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988/2016) as a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc combo. (Additional details here.)

December 7, 2021: Paramount re-releases Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude (1971/1997) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

November 23, 2021: Criterion releases Orson Welles’s Citizen Kane (1941/1989) as a three-disc Blu-ray Disc set or a four-disc 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc set. (Additional details here.)

November 23, 2021: Paramount re-releases Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956/1999) on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc as a limited edition steelbook.

November 23, 2021: Verdugo Entertainment releases Joseph Kane’s Under Western Stars (1938/2009) on Blu-ray Disc as part of the Roy Rogers Box Set. (Additional details here.)

November 16, 2021: Warner Archive releases Clarence Brown’s National Velvet (1944/2003) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

November 16, 2021: Paramount re-releases Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life (1946/1990) as a 75th Anniversary Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

November 9, 2021: Warner Archive releases Fritz Lang’s Fury (1936/1995) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

November 9, 2021: Kino Lorber releases Edward F. Kline’s The Bank Dick (1940/1992) and Norman Z. McLeod’s It’s a Gift (1934/2010) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

November 2, 2021: Mill Creek releases Budd Boetticher’s The Tall T (1957/2000) on Blu-ray Disc as part of The Randolph Scott Collection. (Additional details here.)

November 2, 2021: Sony re-releases Robert Rodriguez’s El Mariachi (1992/2011) on Blu-ray Disc as part of the Three Films From Robert Rodriguez collection.

November 2, 2021: Paramount re-releases Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981/1999) on 4K Ultra HD as part of the Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection as a limited edition steelbook package (see June 8, 2021 below).

October 19, 2021: Criterion releases Jack Arnold’s The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957/2009) on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

October 19, 2021: Kino Lorber releases Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs (1991/2011) on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc as a two-disc 30th anniversary edition. (Additional details here.)

October 19, 2021: Lionsgate re-releases Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now: Final Cut (1979/2000) as a 4K Ultra HD steelbook exclusively at Best Buy stores.

October 12, 2021: Columbia releases Columbia Classics 4K Ultra HD Collection Volume 2, which includes the following Film Registry titles: Otto Preminger’s Anatomy of a Murder (1959/2012) and Martin Scorsese’s Taxi Driver (1976/1994) on 4K Ultra HD and Ted Parmelee’s The Tell-Tale Heart (1953/2001) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

October 5, 2021: Universal releases the 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc box set Universal Classic Monsters: Icons of Horror Collection, which includes the following Film Registry titles: Tod Browning’s Dracula (1931/2000), James Whale’s Frankenstein (1931/1991) and The Invisible Man (1933/2008), and George Melford’s Drácula (1931/2015). (Additional details here. The titles in the box set will apparently be available individually at Best Buy stores with both versions of Dracula on one disc.)

October 5, 2021: Paramount releases the Blu-ray Disc box set Audrey Hepburn-7 Movie Collection, which includes the following Film Registry titles: Blake Edwards’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961/2012), George Cukor’s My Fair Lady (1964/2018), Billy Wilder’s Sabrina (1954/2002), and William Wyler’s Roman Holiday (1953/1999).

October 5, 2021: Shout! Factory re-releases John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978/2006) on 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray Disc as a three-disc Collector’s Edition. (Additional details here.)

September 28, 2021: Criterion re-releases Melvin Van Peebles’s Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971/2020) on Blu-ray Disc as part of the Melvin Van Peebles: Four Films box set. (Additional details here.)

September 28, 2021: Warner Archive releases Sam Wood’s A Night at the Opera (1935/1993) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

September 21, 2021: Warner Archive releases Anthony Mann’s The Naked Spur (1953/1997) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

September 21, 2021: Warner Bros. releases Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange (1971/2020) as a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc combo. (Additional details here. Also available in a steelbook edition exclusively at Best Buy stores.)

September 14, 2021: Warner Bros. releases Frank Darabont’s The Shawshank Redemption (1994/2015) as a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc combo.

September 7, 2021: Universal releases Alfred Hitchcock’s Vertigo (1958/1989) and Rear Window (1954/1997) as stand-alone discs on 4K Ultra HD. Both titles are also available in steelbook packaging at Best Buy stores.

August 10, 2021: Paramount re-releases Robert Altman’s Nashville (1975/1992) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

August 10, 2021: Paramount releases George Stevens’s A Place in the Sun (1951/1991) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

August 10, 2021: Kino Lorber re-releases Ralph Nelson’s Lilies of the Field (1963/2020) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

August 3 , 2021: ClassicFlix releases Robert F. McGowan’s Pups Is Pups (1930/2004) on Blu-ray Disc as part of The Little Rascals: The ClassicFlix Restorations, Volume 2. (Additional details here.)

July 27, 2021: Kino Lorber releases Ken Jacobs’s Tom, Tom, the Piper’s Son (1969/2007) on Blu-ray Disc as part of the Ken Jacobs Collection, Vol. 1. (Additional details here.)

July 27, 2021: Paramount re-releases Kevin Smith’s Clerks (1994/2019) on Blu-ray Disc.

July 6, 2021: Criterion releases Howard Hawks’s Bringing Up Baby (1938/1990) on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

July 6, 2021: Sony releases Stanley Kubrick’s Dr. Strangelove (1964/1989) as a stand-alone disc on 4K Ultra HD.

June 29, 2021: Criterion releases Samuel Fuller’s Pickup on South Street (1953/2018) on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

June 29, 2021: Warner Bros. releases Mel Stuart’s Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971/2014) on 4K Ultra HD.

June 29, 2021: Kino Lorber releases Lowell Sherman’s She Done Him Wrong (1933/1996) on Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

June 8, 2021: Paramount releases Steven Spielberg’s Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981/1999) on Blu-ray Disc and 4K Ultra HD as part of the Indiana Jones 4-Movie Collection. The title is also being re-released as a stand-alone Blu-ray Disc.

June 8, 2021: Paramount re-releases John Hughes’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986/2014) on Blu-ray Disc.

May 25, 2021: Paramount re-releases Terrence Malick’s Days of Heaven (1978/2007) on Blu-ray Disc.

May 25, 2021: Paramount releases George Cukor’s My Fair Lady (1964/2018) on 4K Ultra HD.

May 25, 2021: Universal releases Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho (1960/1992) and The Birds (1963/2016) as stand-alone discs on 4K Ultra HD.

May 25, 2021: Paramount re-releases Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby (1968/2014) on Blu-ray Disc.

May 18, 2021: Universal releases John Landis’s National Lampoon’s Animal House (1978/2001) on 4K Ultra HD.

May 18, 2021: Universal releases George Roy Hill’s The Sting (1973/2005) on 4K Ultra HD.

May 11, 2021: Criterion re-releases Amy Heckerling’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982/2005) on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

May 11, 2021: Disney/Pixar re-releases John Lasseter’s Toy Story (1995/2005) on DVD and DVD/Blu-ray Disc as part of the Toy Story 4-Movie Collection.

May 11, 2021: Universal releases Andrew Adamson & Vicky Jenson’s Shrek (2001/2020) on 4K Ultra HD.

April 13, 2021: Kino Lorber re-releases Mel Brooks’s The Producers (1967/1996) on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

March 30, 2021: Paramount releases Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments (1956/1999) on 4K Ultra HD.

March 23, 2021: Paramount releases the Blu-ray Disc box set 10 Best Pictures: The Essential Collection, which includes the following Film Registry titles: James Cameron’s Titanic (1997/2017), Robert Zemeckis’s Forrest Gump (1994/2011), Francis Ford Coppola’s The Godfather (1972/1990), William Wellman’s Wings (1927/1997), and George Cukor’s My Fair Lady (1964/2018).

March 22, 2021: British label Indicator/Powerhouse releases Howard Hawks’s Twentieth Century (1934/2011) on Blu-ray Disc. This is a Region B disc and will only play on Region B or Region free players. (Additional details here.)

March 9, 2021: Kino Lorber re-releases Ray Ashley, Morris Engel, and Ruth Orkin’s Little Fugitive (1953/1997) on Blu-ray Disc as part of the Little Fugitive: The Collected Films of Morris Engel & Ruth Orkin box set. (Additional details here.)

February 9, 2021: Kino Lorber releases Bert Stern’s Jazz on a Summer’s Day on DVD and Blu-ray Disc. (Additional details here.)

February 9, 2021: Universal releases Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989/1999) as a 4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Disc combo.

January 26, 2021: Paramount releases Melvin Frank and Norman Panama’s The Court Jester (1955/2004) on Blu-ray Disc.

January 19, 2021: Warner Archive re-releases Howard Hawks’s Ball of Fire (1941/2016) on DVD.

15 replies on “NATIONAL FILM REGISTRY FAN SITE”

An incredible resource! Very useful table list to sort and search through and link to other pages for more details. The Stat and label page is fun to browse!

Excellent work on your site. A lot of work went into this. Awesome work. The site is easy to navigate, also browse by director, year it was released, and the year it was inducted. Can’t wait till the 2021 nominations are announced.

Thank you so much Ettienne! It has been a lot of work, but I’ve really enjoyed doing it. I’m still working on additional content, so check back from time to time, and please spread the word to other Film Registry fans. And yes, less than a month until the 2021 announcements. I can’t wait either.

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