History KeepCirculatingTheTapes / Rescued

20th Jun '17 7:54:25 AM Piterpicher
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* ''Tutti Frutti'', a 1987 six-part comedy-drama about an ageing Scottish rock band starring RobbieColtraine, Creator/EmmaThompson and RichardWilson, was unavailable to purchase for more than twenty years, allegedly due to copyright issues over a slightly reworded version of the title song (Coltraine sings "here's the rub, she makes me sleep in a tub"). These were finally settled and the DVD was released in 2009.

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* ''Tutti Frutti'', a 1987 six-part comedy-drama about an ageing Scottish rock band starring RobbieColtraine, Creator/EmmaThompson and RichardWilson, Creator/RichardWilson, was unavailable to purchase for more than twenty years, allegedly due to copyright issues over a slightly reworded version of the title song (Coltraine sings "here's the rub, she makes me sleep in a tub"). These were finally settled and the DVD was released in 2009.
18th Jun '17 10:06:06 AM 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. 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 sometime in 2017.

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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 would make its long-awaited DVD and Blu-ray debut from Kino Lorber sometime Lorber, which it eventually did in June 2017.
9th Jun '17 8:56:11 PM CaptainAshTiberiusKirk
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* Ironically enough, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s debut games ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' used to suffer from this in the 3DS era due to the Game Boy Advance and DS/DS Lite being discontinued, ruling out the remakes (''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' on the [=GBA=]), and the original games not being released on 3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole (likely because trading, which is a major, nearly mandatory part of the game, can't be done without a Link Cable, a peripheral exclusive to the Game Boy [Color]). With the Johto and Hoenn gap being closed on remakes playable on the Nintendo 3DS, they were the only Pokémon games not playable on it in either original or remade form. However, they were announced to be released on 3DS Virtual Console (with trading intact, now done through local wireless connections as opposed to Link Cables) for their [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] on February 27, 2015. ''Yellow'' also suffered from this problem even worse, as almost none of its differences were implemented into the remakes, but it too was announced to be re-released.

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* Ironically enough, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s debut games ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' used to suffer from this in the 3DS era due to the Game Boy Advance and DS/DS Lite being discontinued, ruling out the remakes (''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' on the [=GBA=]), and the original games not being released on 3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole (likely because trading, which is a major, nearly mandatory part of the game, can't be done without a Link Cable, a peripheral exclusive to the Game Boy [Color]). With the Johto and Hoenn gap being closed on remakes playable on the Nintendo 3DS, they were the only Pokémon games not playable on it in either original or remade form. However, they were announced to be released on 3DS Virtual Console (with trading intact, now done through local wireless connections as opposed to Link Cables) for their [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] on February 27, 2015.2016. ''Yellow'' also suffered from this problem even worse, as almost none of its differences were implemented into the remakes, but it too was announced to be re-released. The following year, the original forms of ''VideoGame/PokemonGoldAndSilver'' were announced for release on the eShop in September 2017.
29th May '17 7:20:39 AM N8han11
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** [[Franchise/FinalFantasy The first two words of the game's title]] are all you need to know about why they made an exception and listened to fans in this case.
26th May '17 12:32:43 PM mariofan1000
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* The ComicBook/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice comic collection, Surfin' The Highway, was printed in 1995 and went out of print. For years second-hand copies were going for a substantial amount of money. However, in 2008, with the success of Telltale's VideoGame/SamAndMaxFreelancePolice games, the company was able to rerelease it. As Steve Purcell works for Telltale, the rerelease was greatly expanded.
19th May '17 3:23:29 PM Mario1995
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* The ''Nosey'' video service on Android and Google Play has managed to resurrect a large number of episodes of syndicated shows that had not been seen on television for years, including ''Series/{{Maury}}'', ''Series/JerrySpringer'', ''GameShow/FamilyFeud'', ''Series/TheSteveWilkosShow'' and ''Cheaters''. The downside is that because it's the only legal way to watch said episodes, it is ''prone'' to advertisement interruption. However if you can ignore ads then it shouldn't be much of a problem.
30th Apr '17 12:00:57 PM nombretomado
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* The anime version of ''Manga/BoboboBoBobobo'' experienced this when it had a one-run on ''{{Toonami}}'' in 2005, and only two DVD sets were released in the states. The company that was distributing them went under rather quickly and without notice. But in 2012, S'more Entertainment officially released the anime in two box sets (divided into 38 episodes each) in the states. However with a catch,the japanese episodes of the series did not actually come with a subtitled track. Even though the box set says they are included,they most certainly are not. So if you were hoping for the original with a professional sub track,your journey has not yet ended.

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* The anime version of ''Manga/BoboboBoBobobo'' experienced this when it had a one-run on ''{{Toonami}}'' ''Creator/{{Toonami}}'' in 2005, and only two DVD sets were released in the states. The company that was distributing them went under rather quickly and without notice. But in 2012, S'more Entertainment officially released the anime in two box sets (divided into 38 episodes each) in the states. However with a catch,the japanese episodes of the series did not actually come with a subtitled track. Even though the box set says they are included,they most certainly are not. So if you were hoping for the original with a professional sub track,your journey has not yet ended.



* ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', the first part of the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy'', aired on {{Toonami}} back in the early 2000s and received several DVD releases from Rhino Home Video. Said releases have unfortunately gone out of print, but recently, Amazon has added a [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GSTHDCU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER pre-order page]] for a DVD rerelease of the complete series. The distributor, according to a [[http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Transformers-Armada-The-Complete-Series/19200 couple]] [[http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/armada-5/transformers-armada-returning-to-dvd-178808/ articles]] commenting on the subject, is Gaiams Americas, who provides most of the distribution for Creator/ShoutFactory, who currently handle most of the recent Transformers DVD releases. The second installment in the Unicron Trilogy, ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' is also set for a DVD rerelease from Shout! Factory. Much like its predecessor, it too was given a release by Rhino Home Video, which eventually went out of print. Hopefully, this means that the third and final installment, ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', will get the rerelease treatment as well.

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* ''Anime/TransformersArmada'', the first part of the ''Anime/UnicronTrilogy'', aired on {{Toonami}} Creator/{{Toonami}} back in the early 2000s and received several DVD releases from Rhino Home Video. Said releases have unfortunately gone out of print, but recently, Amazon has added a [[http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GSTHDCU/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER pre-order page]] for a DVD rerelease of the complete series. The distributor, according to a [[http://www.tvshowsondvd.com/news/Transformers-Armada-The-Complete-Series/19200 couple]] [[http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-news/armada-5/transformers-armada-returning-to-dvd-178808/ articles]] commenting on the subject, is Gaiams Americas, who provides most of the distribution for Creator/ShoutFactory, who currently handle most of the recent Transformers DVD releases. The second installment in the Unicron Trilogy, ''Anime/TransformersEnergon'' is also set for a DVD rerelease from Shout! Factory. Much like its predecessor, it too was given a release by Rhino Home Video, which eventually went out of print. Hopefully, this means that the third and final installment, ''Anime/TransformersCybertron'', will get the rerelease treatment as well.
27th Apr '17 6:35:14 PM jormis29
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** ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'' was, for the longest time, the only Godzilla film not available on DVD or Blu-Ray in the states due to rights issues concerning its initial U.S. distributor, New World Pictures, who reedited the film a la the original ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' and released it theatrically as ''Godzilla 1985''. When New World Pictures folded in the late 90's, the only way to obtain the film in any form on home media would be a VHS copy containing the ''Godzilla 1985'' cut, and even that eventually went out of print. Fast forward to May of 2016, when Kraken Releasing announced that they had managed to acquire the rights to ''The Return of Godzilla'' and would finally be releasing the original japanese cut on DVD and Blu-Ray (the release also includes an [[HongKongDub international english dub]] that is standard for Godzilla movies, though the ''Godzilla 1985'' cut won't be included due to the aforementioned rights issues).

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** ''Film/TheReturnOfGodzilla'' was, for the longest time, the only Godzilla film not available on DVD or Blu-Ray in the states due to rights issues concerning its initial U.S. distributor, New World Pictures, who reedited the film a la the original ''Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters'' ''[[Film/GodzillaKingOfTheMonsters1956 Godzilla: King of the Monsters!]]'' and released it theatrically as ''Godzilla 1985''. When New World Pictures folded in the late 90's, the only way to obtain the film in any form on home media would be a VHS copy containing the ''Godzilla 1985'' cut, and even that eventually went out of print. Fast forward to May of 2016, when Kraken Releasing announced that they had managed to acquire the rights to ''The Return of Godzilla'' and would finally be releasing the original japanese cut on DVD and Blu-Ray (the release also includes an [[HongKongDub international english dub]] that is standard for Godzilla movies, though the ''Godzilla 1985'' cut won't be included due to the aforementioned rights issues).
25th Apr '17 5:42:39 AM GastonRabbit
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* The original version of ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. Given its mature rating in a cutesy setting and ''barely'' any promotion (it was released the same year the [=GameCube=] would debut), it was hard to get then, and it sure as hell is even harder to get now. Rare did indeed fully remake the game for Xbox under the title ''Conker: Life and Reloaded'' but this remake received a massive backlash from fans of the original because it [[{{Bowdlerization}} censored a great deal of content from the original]]. However, at E3 2015, Microsoft announced ''Rare Replay'' a massive CompilationRerelease for Xbox One that includes not only the original, uncensored version of Conker, but 29 other classic Rare games, many of which will also be rescued from limbo. (That said, this also had the side effect of putting the ''Live and Reloaded'' version into limbo, though -- like the 20th Anniversary Edition of E.T. above-- not many are complaining.)

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* The original version of ''VideoGame/ConkersBadFurDay''. Given its mature Mature rating in a cutesy setting and ''barely'' any promotion (it was released the same year the [=GameCube=] would debut), debut and was generally ignored by Nintendo), it was hard to get then, and it sure as hell is even harder to get now. Rare did indeed fully remake the game for Xbox under the title ''Conker: Life and Live & Reloaded'' but this remake received a massive backlash from fans of the original because it [[{{Bowdlerization}} censored a great deal of content from the original]]. However, at E3 2015, 2015 Microsoft announced ''Rare Replay'' Replay'', a massive CompilationRerelease for Xbox One that includes not only the original, uncensored version of Conker, but 29 other classic Rare games, many of which will also be rescued from limbo. (That said, this also had the side effect of putting the ''Live and & Reloaded'' version into limbo, though limbo -- like the 20th Anniversary Edition of E.T. above-- -- though not many are complaining.)
25th Apr '17 5:34:43 AM GastonRabbit
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* Ironically enough, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s debut games ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' used to suffer from this in the 3DS era due to the Game Boy Advance and DS/DS Lite being discontinued, ruling out the remakes (''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' on the [=GBA=]), and the original games not being released on 3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole (likely because trading, which is a major, nearly mandatory part of the game, can't be done without a Link Cable, a peripheral exclusive to the Game Boy [Color]). With the Johto and Hoenn gap being closed on remakes playable on the Nintendo 3DS, they were the only Pokémon games not playable on it in either original or remade form. However, they were announced to be released on 3DS Virtual Console (with trading intact, now done through Wi-Fi as opposed to Link Cables) for their [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] on February 27, 2015. ''Yellow'' also suffered from this problem even worse, as almost none of its differences were implemented into the remakes, but it too was announced to be re-released.

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* Ironically enough, ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'''s debut games ''VideoGame/PokemonRedAndBlue'' used to suffer from this in the 3DS era due to the Game Boy Advance and DS/DS Lite being discontinued, ruling out the remakes (''[=FireRed=]'' and ''[=LeafGreen=]'' on the [=GBA=]), and the original games not being released on 3DS UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole (likely because trading, which is a major, nearly mandatory part of the game, can't be done without a Link Cable, a peripheral exclusive to the Game Boy [Color]). With the Johto and Hoenn gap being closed on remakes playable on the Nintendo 3DS, they were the only Pokémon games not playable on it in either original or remade form. However, they were announced to be released on 3DS Virtual Console (with trading intact, now done through Wi-Fi local wireless connections as opposed to Link Cables) for their [[MilestoneCelebration 20th anniversary]] on February 27, 2015. ''Yellow'' also suffered from this problem even worse, as almost none of its differences were implemented into the remakes, but it too was announced to be re-released.
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