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* The 1957 Civil War epic ''Raintree County'' (starring Creator/ElizabethTaylor and Creator/MontgomeryClift)[[note]]This film is well known as a TroubledProduction provoked by a near-fatal car accident that left Clift's face disfigured for the rest of his life[[/note]] has never been released in a format other than VHS and LaserDisc, though it could be seen on Turner Classic Movies from time to time. A random check on [[https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/forums/blu-ray-and-uhd.88/ Home Theater Forum]] (a website that major studios use to analyze demand for an older movie on video) shows that this film is very popular amongst the site's members. What Warner Bros. is arguing in terms of why they are holding an eventual release back is that a proper restoration is too costly, especially for a movie that only has niche appeal and would be relegated to a burn-on-demand Warner Archive Collection release.



** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s original theatrical version remains exclusive to theatrical prints from the original run. The 1993 Walt Disney Classics VHS and laserdisc dubbed over a body mutilation reference in "Arabian Nights" that sounded offensive to Arab viewers, so that both the lyrics and the voice sound completely different. Plus, the 2004 Platinum Edition DVD and VHS, and 2015 Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD versions use a master for a cancelled IMAX re-release. While none of the visual alterations look as distracting as those made for ''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''The Lion King'' (see below), it does retain the dubbed-over version of "Arabian Nights", and removes some dialogue that sounded like a {{Mondegreen}} asking teenagers to take off their clothes.[[note]]Although some fans have re-created at least the original opening credits reel by dubbing in audio of the old lyrics, which Disney included on initial releases of the ''Aladdin'' soundtrack.[[/note]]
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''s original theatrical cut has only received an official home video release on the 1992 Walt Disney Classics laserdisc. The reissue 10 years later on VHS and DVD under the Platinum Edition series, which added the option to restore the CutSong "Human Again", lightened the colors to match the 2002 IMAX rerelease. Among other detractions, this made the Beast visible in shadow when he first appears (the original 1991 cut has the Beast completely concealed in the darkness until he has to reveal himself to Belle at the close of the first act). The Platinum Edition also worked some tweaks made for the IMAX version's soundtrack into both cuts (among other changes, the addition of the sound of the Beast destroying furniture after Belle leaves the castle). The Diamond Edition 2010 Blu-Ray and DVD undid the changes to the original cut's soundtrack, but used a darker version of the new color scheme instead of that from the premiere, and also suffered from a glitch that temporarily shows a bit of the extended version's animation in the "original" cut. The 3D version has also only come to home video only one time, as a 3D Blu-Ray[[labelnote:*]]Incidentally, this disc came closer than any other ''[=BatB=]'' DVD or BD did to matching the original colors. Since it didn't include the extended cut, it also didn't suffer from the glitch that plagued the other Diamond Edition releases.[[/labelnote]] included with some 2011 repackagings of the Diamond Edition combo pack.

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** ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s original theatrical version remains exclusive to theatrical prints from the original run. The 1993 Walt Disney Classics VHS and 1994 laserdisc dubbed over a body mutilation reference in "Arabian Nights" that sounded offensive to Arab viewers, so that both the lyrics and the voice sound completely different. Plus, the 2004 Platinum Edition DVD and VHS, and 2015 Diamond Edition Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD versions use a master for a cancelled IMAX re-release. While none of the visual alterations look as distracting as those made for ''Beauty and the Beast'' and ''The Lion King'' (see below), it does retain the dubbed-over version of "Arabian Nights", and removes some dialogue that sounded like a {{Mondegreen}} asking teenagers to take off their clothes.[[note]]Although some fans have re-created at least the original opening credits reel by dubbing in audio of the old lyrics, which Disney included on initial releases of the ''Aladdin'' soundtrack.[[/note]]
** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''s original theatrical cut has only received an official home video release on the 1992 1993 Walt Disney Classics laserdisc. The reissue 10 nine years later on VHS and DVD under the Platinum Edition series, which added the option to restore the CutSong "Human Again", lightened the colors to match the 2002 IMAX rerelease. Among other detractions, this made the Beast visible in shadow when he first appears (the original 1991 cut has the Beast completely concealed in the darkness until he has to reveal himself to Belle at the close of the first act). The Platinum Edition also worked some tweaks made for the IMAX version's soundtrack into both cuts (among other changes, the addition of the sound of the Beast destroying furniture after Belle leaves the castle). The Diamond Edition 2010 Blu-Ray and DVD undid the changes to the original cut's soundtrack, but used a darker version of the new color scheme instead of that from the premiere, and also suffered from a glitch that temporarily shows a bit of the extended version's animation in the "original" cut. The 3D version has also only come to home video only one time, as a 3D Blu-Ray[[labelnote:*]]Incidentally, this disc came closer than any other ''[=BatB=]'' DVD or BD did to matching the original colors. Since it didn't include the extended cut, it also didn't suffer from the glitch that plagued the other Diamond Edition releases.[[/labelnote]] included with some 2011 repackagings of the Diamond Edition combo pack.



** ''Northern Lights'', the Creator/DisneyChannel's first Original Movie back in 1997. Donít expect it to be reaired anytime soon, as they seem to have a [[OldShame low opinion]] of the film.[[note]]It was tellingly excluded from the 100 DCOM marathon, suggesting that they [[UnPerson removed it]] [[RetCon from canon]].[[/note]] It did get a VHS release from Alliance Communications, but thatís long out of print and nigh impossible to track down (it fetches a pretty penny on Amazon). It was up on YouTube for a while, but the channel that posted it was terminated. Still, you can find it elsewhere online but that will require some digging.

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** ''Northern Lights'', the Creator/DisneyChannel's first Original Movie back in 1997. Donít expect it to be reaired anytime soon, as they seem to have a [[OldShame low opinion]] of the film.[[note]]It was tellingly excluded from the 100 DCOM marathon, suggesting that they [[UnPerson removed it]] [[RetCon from canon]].[[/note]] It did get a VHS release from release...in Canada (from Alliance Communications, Communications), but thatís long out of print and nigh impossible to track down (it fetches a pretty penny on Amazon). It was up on YouTube for a while, but the channel that posted it was terminated. Still, you can find it elsewhere online but that will require some digging.



** ''Disney/TheRescuers'', while otherwise largely complete, has had a minor alteration on most of its home video releases. During Bianca and Bernard's flight across New York City, a topless woman once appeared in the background for a few frames. It was difficult to catch the woman in the theatrical release due to the film's 30-frames-per-second running time, which allowed it to slip by on the big screen. The 1992 VHS and [=LaserDisc=] used a censored print of the movie, but somehow the woman re-appeared in copies released in Fall 1998. After an uproar from eagle-eyed viewers, Disney put out an issue that again removed the woman. This version has appeared in all DVD and Blu-ray releases, meaning the version with the topless woman can only be found in some videotapes and [=LaserDiscs=] put out after its 1998 return to stores, but before the January 1999 recall.

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** ''Disney/TheRescuers'', while otherwise largely complete, has had a minor alteration on most of its home video releases. During Bianca and Bernard's flight across New York City, a topless woman once appeared in the background for a few frames. It was difficult to catch the woman in the theatrical release due to the film's 30-frames-per-second running time, which allowed it to slip by on the big screen. The 1992 VHS and [=LaserDisc=] used a censored print of the movie, but somehow the woman re-appeared in copies released in Fall 1998. January 1999. After an uproar from eagle-eyed viewers, Disney recalled over three million tapes in a matter of days, and subsequently put out an issue that again removed the woman. This version has appeared in all DVD and Blu-ray releases, meaning the version with the topless woman can only be found in some videotapes and [=LaserDiscs=] put out after its 1998 1999 return to stores, but before the January 1999 recall.



** ''Take Down'', the studio's first PG-rated film.[[note]]Though Disney would [[UnPerson want you to think]] it's ''Film/TheBlackHole'' that's their first, probably because, unlike ''Take Down'', Disney produced that movie.[[/note]] The copies that are seen on internet stores tend to be obscenely expensive, but that's your only hope of seeing this unknown film. Why Disney [[OldShame couldn't care less]] about the movie to give it a proper home video release is anyone's guess, especially since they later re-released another PG-rated OldShame of theirs, ''Trenchcoat''.

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** ''Take Down'', the studio's first PG-rated film.[[note]]Though Disney would [[UnPerson want you to think]] it's ''Film/TheBlackHole'' that's their first, probably because, unlike ''Take Down'', Disney produced that movie.[[/note]] The copies that are seen on internet stores tend to be obscenely expensive, but that's your only hope of seeing this unknown film. Why Disney [[OldShame couldn't care less]] about It's quite possible that the movie to give situation isn't Disney's fault; it a proper home was an independent film that was released on video release is anyone's guess, especially since they later re-released by another PG-rated OldShame company.
** Disney's live-action 1994 remake
of theirs, ''Trenchcoat''.''The Jungle Book'' has not been reissued on video anywhere in the world since its 2002 DVD release, which has long been out-of-print and thus very expensive to purchase. One wonders why Disney didn't bother re-releasing it to coincide with the new live-action remake.



* The only way to see the original version of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' is to bootleg it. VHS copies of it have circulated for ages among animation fans and professionals. The reason for its popularity is that it is the only way to see Creator/RichardWilliams' vision in its original form: The final released versions of the film had huge changes ({{Disneyfication}} and LullDestruction, among others) due to ExecutiveMeddling. The "Recobbled Cut" DVD is a fan-made effort to restore the workprint to higher quality.

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* The only way to see the original version of ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' is to bootleg it. VHS copies of it have circulated for ages among animation fans and professionals. The reason for its popularity is that it is the only way to see Creator/RichardWilliams' vision in its original form: The final released versions of the film had huge changes ({{Disneyfication}} and LullDestruction, among others) due to ExecutiveMeddling. The "Recobbled Cut" DVD surfacing on the Internet is a fan-made effort to restore the workprint to higher quality.



* The original theatrical cut of ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' (which featured the [[DoingInTheWizard infamous origin]] that the eponymous Highlander was really an alien from the Planet Zeist) has never been released on DVD.

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* The original theatrical cut of ''Film/HighlanderIITheQuickening'' (which featured the [[DoingInTheWizard infamous origin]] that the eponymous Highlander was really an alien from the Planet Zeist) has never been released on DVD.DVD in the United States, though a Region 2 French DVD of this cut was released. A longer cut released in some foreign countries has ''never'' been available on DVD or Blu-Ray; it includes some key footage later reinstated in the Director's Cut, as well as an alternate ending not seen in any other version.



* Despite having critical acclaim, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Richard Farnsworth and directed by Creator/DavidLynch, Film/TheStraightStory has been not seen a Blu-Ray release in the U.S. and Europe, aside from a Japanese release by Paramount, since it's out of print DVD release due to unknown reasons by Disney.

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* Despite having critical acclaim, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Richard Farnsworth and directed by Creator/DavidLynch, Film/TheStraightStory ''Film/TheStraightStory'' has been not seen a Blu-Ray release in the U.S. and Europe, aside from a Japanese release by Paramount, since it's out of print on DVD release due to for unknown reasons by Disney.reasons.
24th Mar '17 9:37:14 PM dsneybuf
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* Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo has quite the significant track record of alternative scenes, alternative cuts of films, or entire films never seeing the light of day following their initial release:

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* Creator/WaltDisneyHomeVideo Creator/WaltDisneyHomeEntertainment has quite the significant track record of alternative scenes, alternative cuts of films, or entire films never seeing the light of day following their initial release:
22nd Mar '17 9:08:45 AM dsneybuf
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** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' also underwent some alterations for its IMAX rerelease and home video reissues. The most easily explainable concerns a sequence where Simba flops down onto some grass, which upon impact emitted dust particles that spelled "SFX" in the night sky. Some viewers [[TheProblemWithPenIsland saw the text as]] [[InnocentInnuendo a certain other word]] and decried Disney for what they perceived them to be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sneaking subliminal messages past the censors]]. The IMAX version removed the letters, and made many other changes (such as re-designing some crocodiles and birds in "I Just Can't To Be King", and re-animating the waterfalls in "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"). All later home media releases retained these modifications, meaning the only way to see the original scenes is through an original theatrical print or a 1995 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection laserdisc.[[note]]The 1995 WDMC VHS also includes the original scenes, but unlike the theatrical print and laserdisc, the VHS print is displayed in a PanAndScan format; the same applies to the ''Beauty and the Beast'' 1992 WDC VHS.[[/note]] Additionally, if any kids of the 2000s introduced to ''TLK'' through the 2003 Platinum Edition VHS or DVD considered "The Morning Report" their favorite song, they'd feel disappointed to know that the 2011 Diamond Edition cut it back out of the movie, and relegated it to the extras of the 2D Blu-Ray Disc.

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** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' also underwent some alterations for its IMAX rerelease and home video reissues. The most easily explainable concerns a sequence where Simba flops down onto some grass, which upon impact emitted dust particles that spelled "SFX" in the night sky. Some viewers [[TheProblemWithPenIsland saw the text as]] [[InnocentInnuendo a certain other word]] and decried Disney for what they perceived them to be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sneaking subliminal messages past the censors]]. The IMAX version removed the letters, and made many other changes (such as re-designing some crocodiles and birds in "I Just Can't To Be King", and re-animating the waterfalls in "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"). All later home media releases retained these modifications, meaning the only way to see the original scenes is through an original theatrical print or a 1995 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection laserdisc.[[note]]The 1995 WDMC VHS also includes the original scenes, but unlike the theatrical print and laserdisc, the VHS print is displayed in a PanAndScan format; the same applies to the ''Beauty and the Beast'' 1992 WDC VHS.[[/note]] Additionally, if any kids of the 2000s introduced to ''TLK'' through the 2003 Platinum Edition VHS or DVD considered "The Morning Report" -- a number that didn't exist until after Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice added it to the Broadway version -- their favorite song, they'd feel disappointed to know that the 2011 Diamond Edition cut it back out of the movie, and relegated it to the extras of the 2D Blu-Ray Disc.
22nd Mar '17 9:06:38 AM dsneybuf
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** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' also underwent some alterations for its IMAX rerelease and home video reissues. The most easily explainable concerns a sequence where Simba flops down onto some grass, which upon impact emitted dust particles that spelled "SFX" in the night sky. Some viewers [[TheProblemWithPenIsland saw the text as]] [[InnocentInnuendo a certain other word]] and decried Disney for what they perceived them to be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sneaking subliminal messages past the censors]]. The IMAX version removed the letters, and made many other changes (such as re-designing some crocodiles and birds in "I Just Can't To Be King", and re-animating the waterfalls in "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"). All later home media releases retained these modifications, meaning the only way to see the original scenes is through an original theatrical print or a 1995 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection laserdisc.[[note]]The 1995 WDMC VHS also includes the original scenes, but unlike the theatrical print and laserdisc, the VHS print is displayed in a PanAndScan format; the same applies to the ''Beauty and the Beast'' 1992 WDC VHS.[[/note]]

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** ''Disney/TheLionKing'' also underwent some alterations for its IMAX rerelease and home video reissues. The most easily explainable concerns a sequence where Simba flops down onto some grass, which upon impact emitted dust particles that spelled "SFX" in the night sky. Some viewers [[TheProblemWithPenIsland saw the text as]] [[InnocentInnuendo a certain other word]] and decried Disney for what they perceived them to be [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar sneaking subliminal messages past the censors]]. The IMAX version removed the letters, and made many other changes (such as re-designing some crocodiles and birds in "I Just Can't To Be King", and re-animating the waterfalls in "Can You Feel the Love Tonight"). All later home media releases retained these modifications, meaning the only way to see the original scenes is through an original theatrical print or a 1995 Walt Disney Masterpiece Collection laserdisc.[[note]]The 1995 WDMC VHS also includes the original scenes, but unlike the theatrical print and laserdisc, the VHS print is displayed in a PanAndScan format; the same applies to the ''Beauty and the Beast'' 1992 WDC VHS.[[/note]][[/note]] Additionally, if any kids of the 2000s introduced to ''TLK'' through the 2003 Platinum Edition VHS or DVD considered "The Morning Report" their favorite song, they'd feel disappointed to know that the 2011 Diamond Edition cut it back out of the movie, and relegated it to the extras of the 2D Blu-Ray Disc.
19th Mar '17 9:05:16 AM Armadus
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* Despite having critical acclaim, an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Richard Farnsworth and directed by Creator/DavidLynch, Film/TheStraightStory has been not seen a Blu-Ray release in the U.S. and Europe, aside from a Japanese release by Paramount, since it's out of print DVD release due to unknown reasons by Disney.
4th Mar '17 11:26:33 AM nombretomado
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* ''The Substitute'', a 1993 movie made for the USA Network which would have been likely forgotten...if not for the fact that it contains the acting debut of MarkWahlberg (then known as Marky Mark). The film is so obscure that you can't even find it online.

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* ''The Substitute'', a 1993 movie made for the USA Network which would have been likely forgotten...if not for the fact that it contains the acting debut of MarkWahlberg Creator/MarkWahlberg (then known as Marky Mark). The film is so obscure that you can't even find it online.
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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' had the deleted FinalLoveDuet "If I Never Knew You", and a reprise of it, reinstated on its 2005 10th Anniversary Edition DVD. While most reviews, and the directors, praised the emotional resonance these scenes added, the 2012 2-Movie Collection Blu-Ray and DVD cut them out again. Worse, while the Blu-Ray includes "If I Never Knew You" as a bonus feature, the reprise remains exclusive to the 10th Anniversary Edition DVD.

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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' had the deleted FinalLoveDuet "If I Never Knew You", and a reprise of it, reinstated on its 2005 10th Anniversary Edition DVD. While most reviews, and the directors, praised the emotional resonance these scenes added, the 2012 2-Movie Collection Blu-Ray and DVD cut them out again. Worse, while the Blu-Ray includes "If I Never Knew You" as a bonus feature, the reprise remains exclusive to the 10th Anniversary Edition DVD. The audio for both scenes did make it onto the Walt Disney Records Legacy Collection's 2015 re-release of the ''Pocahontas'' soundtrack (timed with the movie's 20th anniversary).
1st Mar '17 9:11:29 AM dsneybuf
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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' had the deleted LoveDuet "If I Never Knew You", and a reprise of it, reinstated on its 2005 10th Anniversary Edition DVD. While most reviews, and the directors, praised the emotional resonance these scenes added, the 2012 2-Movie Collection Blu-Ray and DVD cut them out again. Worse, while the Blu-Ray includes "If I Never Knew You" as a bonus feature, the reprise remains exclusive to the 10th Anniversary Edition DVD.

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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' had the deleted LoveDuet FinalLoveDuet "If I Never Knew You", and a reprise of it, reinstated on its 2005 10th Anniversary Edition DVD. While most reviews, and the directors, praised the emotional resonance these scenes added, the 2012 2-Movie Collection Blu-Ray and DVD cut them out again. Worse, while the Blu-Ray includes "If I Never Knew You" as a bonus feature, the reprise remains exclusive to the 10th Anniversary Edition DVD.
1st Mar '17 9:09:56 AM dsneybuf
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** ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks''' 25th Anniversary Edition {{Recut}} received a high-definition release as an [=iTunes=] digital copy, but it disappeared from the [=iTunes=] Store when the US theatrical cut came to Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Since the Blu-Ray only presents the movie in its US theatrical cut, the only way to watch the 25th Anniversary Edition in HD would involve contacting someone fortunate enough to have downloaded it from [=iTunes=] in time. Fans who can't contact such a person have to settle for one of the Recut's [=2000s=] DVD releases.

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** ''Film/BedknobsAndBroomsticks''' 25th Anniversary Edition {{Recut}} received a high-definition release as an [=iTunes=] digital copy, but it disappeared from the [=iTunes=] Store when the US theatrical cut came to Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD. Since the Blu-Ray only presents the movie in its US theatrical cut, the only way to watch the 25th Anniversary Edition in HD would involve contacting someone fortunate enough to have downloaded it from [=iTunes=] in time. Fans who can't contact such a person have to settle for one of the Recut's [=2000s=] DVD releases. The Blu-Ray does include the scenes added to the Recut as bonus features, as well as, strangely, a Creator/DisneyChannel documentary[[labelnote:*]]previously included on the first ''Bedknobs'' DVD, the 2001 30th Anniversary Edition[[/labelnote]] about their restoration back into the film.


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** ''Disney/{{Pocahontas}}'' had the deleted LoveDuet "If I Never Knew You", and a reprise of it, reinstated on its 2005 10th Anniversary Edition DVD. While most reviews, and the directors, praised the emotional resonance these scenes added, the 2012 2-Movie Collection Blu-Ray and DVD cut them out again. Worse, while the Blu-Ray includes "If I Never Knew You" as a bonus feature, the reprise remains exclusive to the 10th Anniversary Edition DVD.
19th Feb '17 9:13:41 AM Armadus
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* ''The Adventures of Hajji Baba'' is not available on DVD, Blu-Ray, or any streaming services in most of the world since it's limited VHS release from the late 80s and an out of print MGM DVD release in Spain. But it is occasionally shown on FXM Retro and TCM.
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