History KeepCirculatingTheTapes / Film

22nd Aug '16 1:26:12 PM Dancedom
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* ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'': Despite being helmed by Creator/RidleyScott, scored by [[Film/BladeRunner Vangelis]] and starring a very well-rounded cast (including Creator/GerardDepardieu, Sigourney Weaver and Frank Langella), it's still unclear why this 1992 film hasn't been released stateside. While official versions have been released in France (along with scores of unofficial bootlegs that come from Asia), the film hasn't been released since it appeared on laserdisc more than a decade-and-a-half ago. Rumors suggest that there was a planned "Special Edition" release back in 2004, but those plans were apparently scuttled at the last minute. There have been several reasons bandied about for the delay: that the film is OldShame for Scott, the film's failure at the U.S. box office, claims of misrepresentation about Columbus' chronicled actions when he landed at the New World and the claim that a special 3-hour director's cut is being worked on. This one is less painful than most, because you ''can'' find it on Netflix, but good luck trying to source a physical copy with a decent transfer.

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* ''Film/FourteenNinetyTwoConquestOfParadise'': Despite being helmed by Creator/RidleyScott, scored by [[Film/BladeRunner Vangelis]] and starring a very well-rounded cast (including Creator/GerardDepardieu, Sigourney Weaver and Frank Langella), it's still unclear why this 1992 film hasn't been released stateside. While official versions have been released in France (along with scores of unofficial bootlegs that come from Asia), the film hasn't been released since it appeared on laserdisc more than a decade-and-a-half ago. Rumors suggest that there was a planned "Special Edition" release back in 2004, but those plans were apparently scuttled at the last minute. There have been several reasons bandied about for the delay: that the film is OldShame for Scott, the film's failure at the U.S. box office, claims of misrepresentation about Columbus' chronicled actions when he landed at the New World and the claim that a special 3-hour director's cut is being worked on. This one is less painful than most, because you ''can'' find it on Netflix, but good luck trying to source a physical copy with a decent transfer. Things finally changed in August 2016 when it was announced that the film will make its long-awaited DVD and Blu-ray debut from Kino Lorber later in the year or early 2017.
17th Aug '16 4:35:52 PM technickal
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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 [[{{Mondegreen}} 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 either a print from the original run, or 1995 WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyMasterpieceCollection laserdisc.

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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 [[{{Mondegreen}} [[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 either a print from the original run, or 1995 WaltDisneyHomeVideo/WaltDisneyMasterpieceCollection laserdisc.
23rd Jul '16 7:35:16 PM ryanasaurus0077
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* Likewise Mulpet related, the direct-to-video MuppetClassicTheater has never been released on DVD, or any format since the initial VHS release (which is of course long out of print). It can be found on the Internet, though.

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* Likewise Mulpet Muppet related, the direct-to-video MuppetClassicTheater has never been released on DVD, or any format since the initial VHS release (which is of course long out of print). It can be found on the Internet, though.
14th Jul '16 5:46:38 PM jormis29
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* ''Where The Buffalo Roam'' a film starring Bill Murray as writer Hunter S. Thompson(made many years before Johnny Depp would take the role) is technically available on DVD- but if you want to hear the original Neil Young soundtrack, expect to track down an old VHS copy. Anchor Bay replaced the music with generic 80's synth on the DVD due to music licensing issues.

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* ''Where The Buffalo Roam'' ''Film/WhereTheBuffaloRoam'' a film starring Bill Murray Creator/BillMurray as writer Hunter S. Thompson(made Creator/HunterSThompson (made many years before Johnny Depp Creator/JohnnyDepp would take the role) is technically available on DVD- but if you want to hear the original Neil Young soundtrack, expect to track down an old VHS copy. Anchor Bay replaced the music with generic 80's synth on the DVD due to music licensing issues.
3rd Jul '16 6:55:29 PM Bananaquit
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* ''Boom!''—a poorly-received big-screen adaptation of TennesseeWilliams' play ''The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore'' starring ElizabethTaylor and Richard Burton, and directed by Joseph Losey—was "buried" in a VHS release by MGM just as DVD was becoming the dominant home-video format.
3rd Jul '16 2:12:14 PM gewunomox
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* BobDylan's epic documentary/concert film/experimental drama ''Renaldo and Clara''. After the original four hour version was lambasted by critics upon its 1978 release and a two hour recut failed to stir up interest, it's been more or less kept out of circulation by Dylan, who holds the distribution rights. It did slightly better business in Europe and has been shown on TV a few times there. A multi-generation dub of a British TV broadcast of the longer version circulates among Dylan fans. A bonus DVD with two songs from the movie was included with the ''Live 1975'' Bootleg Series album, but there's never been any sign that Dylan will ever release the whole movie on DVD. It didn't help when some critics used their reviews of ''I'm Not There'' to retroactively bash ''Renaldo'', including critics who had never seen "Renaldo."

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* BobDylan's Music/BobDylan's epic documentary/concert film/experimental drama ''Renaldo and Clara''. After the original four hour version was lambasted by critics upon its 1978 release and a two hour recut failed to stir up interest, it's been more or less kept out of circulation by Dylan, who holds the distribution rights. It did slightly better business in Europe and has been shown on TV a few times there. A multi-generation dub of a British TV broadcast of the longer version circulates among Dylan fans. A bonus DVD with two songs from the movie was included with the ''Live 1975'' Bootleg Series album, but there's never been any sign that Dylan will ever release the whole movie on DVD. It didn't help when some critics used their reviews of ''I'm Not There'' to retroactively bash ''Renaldo'', including critics who had never seen "Renaldo."
22nd Jun '16 5:55:45 AM gewunomox
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* ''Cocksucker Blues'', the infamous RollingStones 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.

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* ''Cocksucker Blues'', the infamous RollingStones 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.
16th Jun '16 10:40:45 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s original theatrical version remains exclusive to theatrical prints from the original run. The 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 Platinum Edition DVD and VHS, and 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'', 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.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s original theatrical version remains exclusive to theatrical prints from the original run. The 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 Platinum Edition DVD and VHS, and 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'', 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]]
8th Jun '16 8:07:20 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s original theatrical version remains exclusive to theatrical prints from the original run. The Walt Disney Classics VHS and laserdisc dubbed over a part of "Arabian Nights" that sounded offensive to Arab viewers, so that both the lyrics and the voice sound completely different. Plus, the Platinum Edition DVD and VHS, and 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'', 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.

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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s original theatrical version remains exclusive to theatrical prints from the original run. The Walt Disney Classics VHS and laserdisc dubbed over a part of 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 Platinum Edition DVD and VHS, and 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'', it does retain the dubbed-over version of ''Arabian Nights'', "Arabian Nights", and removes some dialogue that sounded like a {{Mondegreen}} asking teenagers to take off their clothes.
8th Jun '16 7:52:35 AM dsneybuf
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* ''Disney/{{Aladdin}}'''s original theatrical version remains exclusive to theatrical prints from the original run. The Walt Disney Classics VHS and laserdisc dubbed over a part of "Arabian Nights" that sounded offensive to Arab viewers, so that both the lyrics and the voice sound completely different. Plus, the Platinum Edition DVD and VHS, and 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'', 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.
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