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17th Apr '18 4:59:50 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' was released direct-to-video in 1992, and it hasn't been released unedited since. A DVD popped up in 2003 from Artisan as a double-feature with ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'', but only an edited-for-television cut was used for ''III'', containing poorly-dubbed censorship for profanity, as well as cuts and alternate takes used for violence and nudity. The disc is now long out-of-print, not that anyone's really clamoring for that butchered version anyway. The rest of the series is on DVD from Echo Bridge (with Synapse releasing a Blu-ray for the original ''Film/PromNight''), and can be streamed on Amazon Prime, but for some reason, ''III'' remains completely unavailable outside bootleg VHS rips.

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* ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' was released direct-to-video in 1992, 1990, and it hasn't been released unedited since. A DVD popped up in 2003 from Artisan as a double-feature with ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'', but only an edited-for-television cut was used for ''III'', containing poorly-dubbed censorship for profanity, as well as cuts and alternate takes used for violence and nudity. The disc is now long out-of-print, not that anyone's really clamoring for that butchered version anyway. The rest of the series is on DVD from Echo Bridge (with Synapse releasing a Blu-ray for the original ''Film/PromNight''), and can be streamed on Amazon Prime, but for some reason, ''III'' remains completely unavailable outside bootleg VHS rips.
17th Apr '18 4:10:36 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' was released direct-to-video in 1992, and it hasn't been released unedited since. A DVD popped up in 2003 from Artisan as a double-feature with ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'', but only an edited-for-television cut was used for ''III'', containing poorly-dubbed censorship for profanity, as well as cuts and alternate takes used for violence and nudity. The disc is now long out-of-print, not that anyone's really clamoring for that butchered version. The rest of the series is on DVD from Echo Bridge (with Synapse releasing a Blu-ray for the original ''Film/PromNight''), and can be streamed on Amazon Prime, but for some reason, ''III'' remains completely unavailable outside VHS rips.
* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' has been legally unavailable in English-speaking territories since around 2012. It's actually owned outright by producer Richard P. Rupinstein, who funded a $6 million 3D conversion in 2013, and is reportedly asking any publisher that wants to show or release the film to pay up. It's telling when Scream Factory actually released a collector's edition for the [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 2004 remake]], but not the original. Anchor Bay did release a (sub-par) Blu-ray in 2006, but it is long out-of-print, and going for high prices on eBay. Collectors are otherwise forced to buy one of the Region B overseas releases (from Italy and Germany) or stick with the ancient DVD.

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* ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' was released direct-to-video in 1992, and it hasn't been released unedited since. A DVD popped up in 2003 from Artisan as a double-feature with ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'', but only an edited-for-television cut was used for ''III'', containing poorly-dubbed censorship for profanity, as well as cuts and alternate takes used for violence and nudity. The disc is now long out-of-print, not that anyone's really clamoring for that butchered version. version anyway. The rest of the series is on DVD from Echo Bridge (with Synapse releasing a Blu-ray for the original ''Film/PromNight''), and can be streamed on Amazon Prime, but for some reason, ''III'' remains completely unavailable outside bootleg VHS rips.
* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' has been legally unavailable in English-speaking territories since around 2012. It's actually owned outright by producer Richard P. Rupinstein, who funded a $6 million 3D conversion in 2013, 2013 (which has, to date, never seen the light of day), and is reportedly asking any publisher that wants to show or release the film to pay up. It's telling when Scream Factory actually released a collector's edition for the [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 2004 remake]], but not the original. Anchor Bay did release a (sub-par) Blu-ray in 2006, but it is long out-of-print, and going for high prices on eBay. Collectors are otherwise forced to buy one of the Region B overseas releases (from Italy and Germany) or stick with the ancient DVD.
17th Apr '18 4:02:00 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* The Producer's Cut of ''Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers'' was this until 2014 when it was released as part of a new limited edition ''Halloween'' box set. It remains to be seen if a separate release is coming.

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* The Producer's Cut of ''Film/HalloweenTheCurseOfMichaelMyers'' was this until 2014 when it was released as part of a new limited edition ''Halloween'' box set. It remains to be seen if a separate release is coming.set from Anchor Bay in association with Scream Factory. Lionsgate released it stand-alone in 2015 without the bonus features.


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* ''Film/PromNightIIITheLastKiss'' was released direct-to-video in 1992, and it hasn't been released unedited since. A DVD popped up in 2003 from Artisan as a double-feature with ''Film/PromNightIVDeliverUsFromEvil'', but only an edited-for-television cut was used for ''III'', containing poorly-dubbed censorship for profanity, as well as cuts and alternate takes used for violence and nudity. The disc is now long out-of-print, not that anyone's really clamoring for that butchered version. The rest of the series is on DVD from Echo Bridge (with Synapse releasing a Blu-ray for the original ''Film/PromNight''), and can be streamed on Amazon Prime, but for some reason, ''III'' remains completely unavailable outside VHS rips.
* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' has been legally unavailable in English-speaking territories since around 2012. It's actually owned outright by producer Richard P. Rupinstein, who funded a $6 million 3D conversion in 2013, and is reportedly asking any publisher that wants to show or release the film to pay up. It's telling when Scream Factory actually released a collector's edition for the [[Film/DawnOfTheDead2004 2004 remake]], but not the original. Anchor Bay did release a (sub-par) Blu-ray in 2006, but it is long out-of-print, and going for high prices on eBay. Collectors are otherwise forced to buy one of the Region B overseas releases (from Italy and Germany) or stick with the ancient DVD.
16th Apr '18 3:06:09 AM jormis29
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* The 2006 film version of ''Literature/ArseneLupin'', starring Kristin Scott Thomas as the FemmeFatale who interacts with the title character, has never been released in the U.S. for unknown reasons. However, Warner Brothers did release the movie on DVD in Canada with English subtitles.

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* The 2006 film version of ''Literature/ArseneLupin'', ''Film/ArseneLupin2004'', starring Kristin Scott Thomas as the FemmeFatale who interacts with the title character, has never been released in the U.S. for unknown reasons. However, Warner Brothers did release the movie on DVD in Canada with English subtitles.
12th Apr '18 1:11:57 AM PaulA
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* The only way one can be able to view the original version of Creator/JohnWayne's ''Film/{{The Alamo}}'' is through the out-of-print VHS and Laserdisc releases from the early-90s and screenings on Creator/TurnerClassicMovies. DVD and Blu-Ray releases contain the commonly-seen shorter version, which was edited by a half-hour by the film's producer (Wayne's son Michael) only a few weeks after initial release to correspond with city bus schedules. In the meantime, the uncut version has fallen into disrepair and Creator/{{MGM}}, which owns the negatives, has gone through so many debt issues that there are more important things to do than financing a restoration project.

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* The only way one can be able to view the original version of Creator/JohnWayne's ''Film/{{The Alamo}}'' Alamo|1960}}'' is through the out-of-print VHS and Laserdisc releases from the early-90s and screenings on Creator/TurnerClassicMovies. DVD and Blu-Ray releases contain the commonly-seen shorter version, which was edited by a half-hour by the film's producer (Wayne's son Michael) only a few weeks after initial release to correspond with city bus schedules. In the meantime, the uncut version has fallen into disrepair and Creator/{{MGM}}, which owns the negatives, has gone through so many debt issues that there are more important things to do than financing a restoration project.
2nd Apr '18 2:43:52 AM jormis29
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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.

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** The 1998 direct-to-video sequel ''Belle's Magical World'' ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeastBellesMagicalWorld'' 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.
31st Mar '18 10:24:12 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''s original theatrical cut has only received an official home video release as part of the Walt Disney Classics line, in either {{Letterbox}} or PanAndScan on Laserdisc, and P&S only on VHS. The reissue nine years later on VHS and DVD under the Platinum Edition series restored the CutSong "Human 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.

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* ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast'''s original theatrical cut has only received an official home video release in 1992, as part of the Walt Disney Classics line, in either {{Letterbox}} or PanAndScan on Laserdisc, and P&S only on VHS. The reissue nine years later on VHS and DVD under the Platinum Edition series restored the CutSong "Human 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.
30th Mar '18 8:48:08 PM costanton11
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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.

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* ''Disney/SongOfTheSouth'', ''Film/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.
19th Mar '18 4:16:13 AM jormis29
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* ''Long Gone'', the William Petersen Cult-Baseball Movie. Currently the film is unavailable in any format. Previously there was a DVD but it is now long out of print, and copies fetch about $200 on Amazon alone.

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* ''Long Gone'', ''Film/LongGone'', the William Petersen Creator/WilliamPetersen Cult-Baseball Movie. Currently the film is unavailable in any format. Previously there was a DVD but it is now long out of print, and copies fetch about $200 on Amazon alone.
17th Mar '18 10:02:01 AM SparkPlugTheTroper
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* ''Dragonworld'' was only released on VHS by Paramount Home Video in the `90s and ''never'' released on DVD. It's so obscure, Wiki/ThisVeryWiki doesn't yet have a page for it. The same goes for all of the Moonbeam titles; current rights holder Full Moon seems to reissue ''PuppetMaster'' every few years but continues to screw their family-friendly Moonbeam line. It's especially daunting given that Courtland Mead (a.k.a. [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Gus Griswald]]) is a main character.

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* ''Dragonworld'' ''Film/{{Dragonworld}}'' was only released on VHS by Paramount Home Video in the `90s and ''never'' released on DVD. It's so obscure, Wiki/ThisVeryWiki doesn't yet didn't have a page for it.it for quite a while. The same goes for all of the Moonbeam titles; current rights holder Full Moon seems to reissue ''PuppetMaster'' every few years but continues to screw their family-friendly Moonbeam line. It's especially daunting given that Courtland Mead (a.k.a. [[WesternAnimation/{{Recess}} Gus Griswald]]) is a main character.
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