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19th Jun '17 4:10:10 PM jormis29
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* ''The Thorn'', formerly known as ''The Divine Mr. J'', is only available as out-of-print videocassettes from Magnum Entertainment due to Bette Midler liking absolutely none of its titles, [[HairTriggerTemper and we do indeed mean absolutely none]].

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* ''The Thorn'', formerly known as ''The Divine Mr. J'', is only available as out-of-print videocassettes from Magnum Entertainment due to Bette Midler Creator/BetteMidler liking absolutely none of its titles, [[HairTriggerTemper and we do indeed mean absolutely none]].
8th Jun '17 3:51:10 PM Mdumas43073
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* The notorious 1976 version of ''Theatre/TheBlueBird'', in spite of an AllStarCast headed up by Creator/ElizabethTaylor and George Cukor as director, has never had a legit video release beyond Russia (the film was a U.S./U.S.S.R. coproduction). Since late 2011 it has occasionally turned up on FX Movies, formerly Fox Movie Channel, in the morning hours.
* ''Cocksucker Blues'', the infamous Music/TheRollingStones documentary about the 1972 ''Exile On Main Street'' album tour (featuring lots of language, sex, and general mayhem). The band sued over the content of the film, and so it can't be shown in public without the director being present. (The director does hold frequent screenings.) This hasn't stopped it from being a mainstay on the bootlegging scene for many years.
** Ten minutes of excerpts from ''Cocksucker Blues'' eventually found their way into 2010's ''Stones In Exile'', but obviously it isn't anywhere near the same experience.

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* The notorious 1976 version of ''Theatre/TheBlueBird'', in spite of having Creator/GeorgeCukor as director and an AllStarCast headed up by Creator/ElizabethTaylor and George Cukor as director, Creator/ElizabethTaylor, has never had a legit video release beyond Russia (the film was a U.S./U.S.S.R. coproduction). Since late 2011 it has occasionally turned up on FX Movies, formerly Fox Movie Channel, in the morning hours.
* ''Cocksucker Blues'', the infamous Music/TheRollingStones documentary about the band's 1972 ''Exile On Main Street'' album U.S. tour supporting ''Music/ExileOnMainStreet'' (featuring lots of language, sex, and general mayhem). The band sued over the content of the film, and so it can't be shown in public without the director being present. (The director does hold frequent screenings.) This hasn't stopped it from being a mainstay on the bootlegging scene for many years.
** Ten minutes of excerpts from ''Cocksucker Blues'' eventually found their way into 2010's ''Stones In in Exile'', but obviously it isn't anywhere near the same experience.
5th Jun '17 11:51:47 AM ooh
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* Two films produced by Talia Shire's production company in 1986, ''Film/{{Rad}}'' and ''Hyper Sapien: People From Another Star'' have been unavailable on video since at least the early-90s. ''Rad'' did pretty well on video and has a passionate fan base; despite a petition to get a DVD release of that film, no efforts have borne such fruit.
28th May '17 9:18:18 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* ''Film/GuestHouseParadiso'', the film semi-adaptation of ''Series/{{Bottom}}'', received a very limited release in America and was never released to home video there. This was likely due to the film being a BoxOfficeBomb in its native UK, and the series itself being relatively obscure in America (although it was released in America on DVD in 2005).
13th May '17 11:43:55 AM Yeow95
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** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''s original theatrical cut has only received an official home video release on the 1993 Walt Disney Classics laserdisc. The reissue 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.

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** ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''s original theatrical cut has only received an official home video release on the 1993 Walt Disney Classics laserdisc. [[note]]The 1992 Walt Disney Classics VHS print is based off the theatrical cut, but unlike the theatrical cut and laserdisc, it is not presented in the original widescreen format, instead being shown in a PanAndScan format.[[/note]] The reissue nine years later on VHS and DVD under the Platinum Edition series, which added the option to restore series restored the CutSong "Human Again", Again" --with the VHS release re-integrating it into the film, and the DVD release provided the option to either add it or keep it cut-- and 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.



** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s first VHS and [=LaserDisc=] release, as a 1991 addition to the Walt Disney Classics collection, marks the only time an official home video release had any of [[UsefulNotes/NoteWorthyDisneyStaff Deems Taylor]]'s original narration for the interstitials intact. For the 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney attempted to restore the interstitials to their original length. However, since they could not find all of Deems Taylor's vocals, they ended up bringing in Creator/CoreyBurton to dub over him. The documentary included on the Classics release's Special Edition sets, ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'', has also never appeared on any other format, due to Disney replacing it with a new documentary on the 60th Anniversary DVD. (This has also become the case for most of the documentaries Disney included on their A-list movies' Laserdiscs and VHS tapes.)

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** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s first VHS and [=LaserDisc=] laserdisc release, as a 1991 addition to the Walt Disney Classics collection, marks the only time an official home video release had any of [[UsefulNotes/NoteWorthyDisneyStaff Deems Taylor]]'s original narration for the interstitials intact. For the 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney attempted to restore the interstitials to their original length. However, since they could not find all of Deems Taylor's vocals, they ended up bringing in Creator/CoreyBurton to dub over him. The documentary included on the Classics release's Special Edition sets, ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'', has also never appeared on any other format, due to Disney replacing it with a new documentary on the 60th Anniversary DVD. (This has also become the case for most of the documentaries Disney included on their A-list movies' Laserdiscs and VHS tapes.)



** ''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.

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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 [[note]]Similar to the ''Beauty and the Beast'' 1992 WDC VHS.example above, the original scenes are preserved on the 1995 WDMC VHS, but at the tradeoff of the film presented in the the PanAndScan format.[[/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.



** ''Film/TheSantaClause'' has a scene in the beginning of the film in which Scott Calvin sarcastically responds to a phone number given to him with the remark "1-800-SPANK-ME", which was actually being used for a phone sex hotline. This scene survives only on the original 1995 VHS and [=LaserDisc=] release; following complaints from parents about their children dialing the number and discovering the hotline, Disney changed the phrase in network TV airings to "1-800-POUND", and removed the scene completely in the following DVD/Blu-Ray releases.

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** ''Film/TheSantaClause'' has a scene in the beginning of the film in which Scott Calvin sarcastically responds to a phone number given to him with the remark "1-800-SPANK-ME", which was actually being used for a phone sex hotline.hotline at the time. This scene survives only on the original 1995 VHS and [=LaserDisc=] release; following complaints from parents about their children dialing the number and discovering the hotline, Disney changed the phrase in network TV airings to "1-800-POUND", and removed the scene completely in the following DVD/Blu-Ray releases.
8th May '17 6:53:01 PM dsneybuf
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*** The 1998 direct-to-video sequel ''Belle's Magical World'' consisted originally of three episodes of an unaired ''Beauty and the Beast'' animated series. The 2003 "Special Edition" DVD added another episode (previously included on ''Belle's Tales of Friendship'', a direct-to-VHS spinoff of the edutainment show ''Sing Me a Story With Belle''). To the dismay of viewers who'd think ''Belle's Magical World'' runs too long with four stories, the shorter version has never received another release since the '98 VHS went out of print.
28th Apr '17 7:25:07 PM dsneybuf
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** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s first VHS and [=LaserDisc=] release, as a 1991 addition to the Walt Disney Classics collection, marks the only time an official home video release had any of [[UsefulNotes/NoteWorthyDisneyStaff Deems Taylor]]'s original narration for the interstitials intact. For the 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney attempted to restore the interstitials to their original length. However, since they could not find all of Deems Taylor's vocals, they ended up bringing in Creator/CoreyBurton to dub over him. The documentary included on the Classics release's bonus video, ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'', has also never appeared on any other format, due to Disney replacing it with a new documentary on the 60th Anniversary DVD. (This has also become the case for most of the documentaries Disney included on their A-list movies' Laserdiscs and VHS tapes.)

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** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s first VHS and [=LaserDisc=] release, as a 1991 addition to the Walt Disney Classics collection, marks the only time an official home video release had any of [[UsefulNotes/NoteWorthyDisneyStaff Deems Taylor]]'s original narration for the interstitials intact. For the 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney attempted to restore the interstitials to their original length. However, since they could not find all of Deems Taylor's vocals, they ended up bringing in Creator/CoreyBurton to dub over him. The documentary included on the Classics release's bonus video, Special Edition sets, ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'', has also never appeared on any other format, due to Disney replacing it with a new documentary on the 60th Anniversary DVD. (This has also become the case for most of the documentaries Disney included on their A-list movies' Laserdiscs and VHS tapes.)
24th Apr '17 11:44:44 AM Golondrina
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* The non-Three Stooges Columbia short subject comedies not starring BusterKeaton or solo members of Film/TheThreeStooges (which have seen DVD releases) are only available through private collectors (and even then, not all the shorts are available).

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* The non-Three Stooges Columbia short subject comedies not starring BusterKeaton Creator/BusterKeaton or solo members of Film/TheThreeStooges (which have seen DVD releases) are only available through private collectors (and even then, not all the shorts are available).
7th Apr '17 12:38:31 PM dsneybuf
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* 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:

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* Creator/WaltDisneyHomeEntertainment 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:
1st Apr '17 4:13:07 PM Yeow95
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** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s first VHS and laserdisc release, as a 1991 addition to the Walt Disney Classics collection, marks the only time an official home video release had any of [[UsefulNotes/NoteWorthyDisneyStaff Deems Taylor]]'s original narration for the interstitials intact. For the 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney attempted to restore the interstitials to their original length. However, since they could not find all of Deems Taylor's vocals, they ended up bringing in Creator/CoreyBurton to dub over him. The documentary included on the Classics release's bonus video, ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'', has also never appeared on any other format, due to Disney replacing it with a new documentary on the 60th Anniversary DVD. (This has also become the case for most of the documentaries Disney included on their A-list movies' Laserdiscs and VHS tapes.)

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** ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}'''s first VHS and laserdisc [=LaserDisc=] release, as a 1991 addition to the Walt Disney Classics collection, marks the only time an official home video release had any of [[UsefulNotes/NoteWorthyDisneyStaff Deems Taylor]]'s original narration for the interstitials intact. For the 60th Anniversary Edition DVD, Disney attempted to restore the interstitials to their original length. However, since they could not find all of Deems Taylor's vocals, they ended up bringing in Creator/CoreyBurton to dub over him. The documentary included on the Classics release's bonus video, ''Fantasia: The Making of a Masterpiece'', has also never appeared on any other format, due to Disney replacing it with a new documentary on the 60th Anniversary DVD. (This has also become the case for most of the documentaries Disney included on their A-list movies' Laserdiscs and VHS tapes.)


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** ''Film/TheSantaClause'' has a scene in the beginning of the film in which Scott Calvin sarcastically responds to a phone number given to him with the remark "1-800-SPANK-ME", which was actually being used for a phone sex hotline. This scene survives only on the original 1995 VHS and [=LaserDisc=] release; following complaints from parents about their children dialing the number and discovering the hotline, Disney changed the phrase in network TV airings to "1-800-POUND", and removed the scene completely in the following DVD/Blu-Ray releases.
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