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20th Sep '17 7:35:30 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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* ''[[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Reunion]]'', the infamously terrible PilotMovie for ''The New Addams Family'' that starred Creator/TimCurry and Daryl Hannah as Gomez and Morticia (and features some of the most appalling CGI work to see commercial release) has never been released outside of VHS -- which, admittedly, can be found for dirt cheap in thrift stores and bookstores that still stock VHS tapes. There was an unofficial release in Brazil, that even put in a box set with the two early-'90s ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' films (which aren't related to ''Reunion''; further, such a release could never happen officialy, as the two theatrical movies were Paramount works while ''Reunion'' was distributed by Warner Bros.' Family Entertainment division).

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* ''[[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Reunion]]'', the infamously terrible PilotMovie for ''The New Addams Family'' that starred Creator/TimCurry and Daryl Hannah as Gomez and Morticia (and features some of the most appalling CGI work to see commercial release) has never been released outside of VHS -- which, admittedly, can be found for dirt cheap in thrift stores and bookstores that still stock VHS tapes. There was an unofficial release in Brazil, that even put in a box set with the two early-'90s ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' films (which aren't related to ''Reunion''; further, such a release could never happen officialy, officially, as the two theatrical movies were Paramount works while ''Reunion'' was distributed by Warner Bros.' Family Entertainment division).



* Richard Linklater's "Film/{{SubUrbia}}." The Criterion Collection was promising a release for a long time, but it's looking unlikely they'll deliver. It was available on Netflix but has since been removed. You can find it on Amazon Instant, though.
* ''Looking for Mr. Goodbar'', despite being a box office success and getting Golden Globe and Oscar nominations, has ''never'' been released on DVD nor Blu-ray, likely due to its extreme DownerEnding. Currently, VHS and laserdisc copies fetch a pretty penny on Amazon. A DVD copy has been made available on Amazon, but it's unknown if it's legit and it costs '''''$199.99'''''.

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* Richard Linklater's "Film/{{SubUrbia}}." ''Film/{{SubUrbia}}''. The Criterion Collection was promising a release for a long time, but it's looking unlikely they'll deliver. It was available on Netflix but has since been removed. You can find it on Amazon Instant, though.
* ''Looking for Mr. Goodbar'', despite being a box office success and getting Golden Globe and Oscar nominations, has ''never'' been released on DVD nor Blu-ray, likely due to its tough subject matter and extreme DownerEnding. Currently, VHS and laserdisc copies fetch a pretty penny on Amazon. A DVD copy has been made available on Amazon, but it's unknown if it's legit and it costs '''''$199.99'''''.



* The original Canadian version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rock And Rule}}'', which featured a different voice actor for one of the leads along with a few extended scenes, was never released on DVD. Neither was the soundtrack. There are fan edits using transfers from the VHS release that recreate the film, but they are of varying quality.

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* The original Canadian version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Rock And Rule}}'', ''WesternAnimation/RockAndRule'', which featured a different voice actor for one of the leads along with a few extended scenes, was never released on DVD. Neither was the soundtrack. There are fan edits using transfers from the VHS release that recreate the film, but they are of varying quality.
5th Sep '17 5:30:29 PM ryanasaurus0077
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** ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', since its last theater reissue in 1986, has canonically become OldShame, so the only recordings you're likely to see are rips of scratchy, faded videocassettes or the Japanese [=LaserDisc=] release (possibly with Japanese subtitles on the songs in the case of the former). You can also find British VHS cassettes from when it was on sale in the UK, though it's less likely that A) you'll find one that's in good condition and B) you'll have something to play it on. Some people have seen a bootleg DVD of the film at video game stores that also sell [=DVDs=], typically with a white case and not much of a blurb on the back. It's available online somewhere if you look closely enough. The closest Disney has come to releasing the movie themselves on DVD involves burying some clips on other programs' discs.

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** ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', since its last theater reissue in 1986, has canonically become OldShame, so the only recordings you're likely to see are rips of scratchy, faded videocassettes or the Japanese [=LaserDisc=] release (possibly with Japanese subtitles on the songs in the case of the former). You can also find British VHS cassettes from when it was on sale in the UK, though it's less likely that A) you'll find one that's in good condition and B) you'll have something to play it on. Some people have seen a bootleg DVD of the film at video game stores that also sell [=DVDs=], typically with a white case and not much of a blurb on the back. It's available online somewhere if you look closely enough. The closest Disney has come to releasing the movie themselves on DVD involves burying some clips on other programs' discs. ''How'' dire is the film's situation? Series/TheAmericanExperience's two-part biography of Walt Disney, first broadcast in 2015, used clips that had been pre-subjected to PAL speedup, when all other film footage featured was presented at the usual 24 frames per second.
11th Aug '17 7:12:07 PM The_Nemesis
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** As of October 2016 Section23 Films, under its Kraken Releasing sub-label, has released ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'' on blu-ray and DVD in North America for the first time. This is also the first time ever that the original, unaltered Japanese version of the film is available to western fans. The movie still manages to invoke this trope though, as the original western re-cut titled ''Godzilla 1985'' and featuring added scenes with Raymond Burr reprising his role from GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters is not included on the DVD and still hasn't been available outside the aforementioned out-of-print VHS version.
17th Jul '17 10:27:14 PM 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]]Similar to the ''Beauty and the Beast'' 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.

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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]]Similar to the ''Beauty and the Beast'' 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 copies from the 2011 Diamond Edition onwards cut it back out of the movie, and relegated it to the extras of the 2D Blu-Ray Disc.movie.
16th Jul '17 6:11:19 PM JFP1986
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* The 1986 horror curiosity ''Spookies'' has not been released since the days of VHS. Sadly, it looks like this won't change anytime soon, as [[https://thedissolve.com/features/oral-history/788-the-strange-saga-of-spookies/ its producer Michael Lee has apparently fallen off the face of the Earth]], leaving the rights in limbo.
14th Jul '17 7:59:28 AM Armadus
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*** The Poughkeepsie Tapes will finally be released on Blu-Ray and DVD through Scream Factory on October 10, 2017.
9th Jul '17 12:18:08 AM Green_lantern40
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* The infamously terrible threequel ''Film/AddamsFamilyReunion'', starring Tim Curry and Daryl Hannah as Gomez and Morticia, as well as some of the most appalling CGI work to see commercial release, has never been released outside of VHS -- which, admittedly, can be found for dirt cheap in thrift stores and bookstores that still stock VHS tapes. There was an unofficial release in Brazil, that even put in a box set with the other movies by ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' (which wouldn't happen officially: that one was from Warner, the ones with Raul Julia by Paramount).

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* The ''[[Franchise/TheAddamsFamily Addams Family Reunion]]'', the infamously terrible threequel ''Film/AddamsFamilyReunion'', starring Tim Curry PilotMovie for ''The New Addams Family'' that starred Creator/TimCurry and Daryl Hannah as Gomez and Morticia, as well as Morticia (and features some of the most appalling CGI work to see commercial release, release) has never been released outside of VHS -- which, admittedly, can be found for dirt cheap in thrift stores and bookstores that still stock VHS tapes. There was an unofficial release in Brazil, that even put in a box set with the other movies by two early-'90s ''Film/TheAddamsFamily'' films (which wouldn't aren't related to ''Reunion''; further, such a release could never happen officially: that one officialy, as the two theatrical movies were Paramount works while ''Reunion'' was from Warner, the ones with Raul Julia distributed by Paramount).Warner Bros.' Family Entertainment division).
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]].
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