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4th Feb '16 10:52:06 AM Soufriere
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* The third ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie was screened in some theaters by FUNimation in 2013, and was slated to be released to DVD/Blu-ray in February 2014, with pre-orders going up. However, the release was indefinitely put on hold, with widely varying explanations (from the booking of more screenings, to Studio Khara wanting more involvement), and the English voice actors discussed coming back to re-record some of their lines. The film came out on Blu-ray in February 2016, two years after it's original release date.
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* The third ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie was screened in some theaters by FUNimation Funimation in 2013, and was slated to be released to DVD/Blu-ray in February 2014, with pre-orders going up. However, the release was indefinitely put on hold, with widely varying explanations (from the booking of more screenings, to Studio Khara wanting more involvement), and the English voice actors discussed coming back to re-record some of their lines. The film came out on Blu-ray in February 2016, two years after it's its original release date.

* ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles'' premiered to great acclaim at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, but was unable to secure a distributor despite the considerable buzz and the fact that they had ZacEfron and Claire Danes as the stars. It was eventually released to perhaps a dozen theatres nationwide in November 2009 and almost promptly forgotten (its release on DVD was even ''more'' delayed). Many fans claim that this piss-poor release strategy ended up [[AwardSnub robbing]] co-star Christian [=McKay=] of a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his performance as Creator/OrsonWelles.
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* ''Film/MeAndOrsonWelles'' premiered to great acclaim at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, but was unable to secure a distributor despite the considerable buzz and the fact that they had ZacEfron Creator/ZacEfron and Claire Danes as the stars. It was eventually released to perhaps a dozen theatres cinemas nationwide in November 2009 and almost promptly forgotten (its release on DVD was even ''more'' delayed). Many fans claim that this piss-poor release strategy ended up [[AwardSnub robbing]] co-star Christian [=McKay=] of a well-deserved Oscar nomination for his performance as Creator/OrsonWelles.

* The classic FilmNoir ''Film/TheBigSleep'' was completed in 1944, but the studio shelved it in order to get through their backlog of war movies before WWII ended. This proved to be a very good thing. Before it was released in 1946, scenes were added to capitalize further on the obvious on-screen chemistry of HumphreyBogart and LaurenBacall.
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* The classic FilmNoir ''Film/TheBigSleep'' was completed in 1944, but the studio shelved it in order to get through their backlog of war movies before WWII ended. This proved to be a very good thing. Before it was released in 1946, scenes were added to capitalize further on the obvious on-screen chemistry of HumphreyBogart Creator/HumphreyBogart and LaurenBacall.Creator/LaurenBacall.

* Two of Creator/EddieMurphy's films fall into this category: ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'', which was completed in 2000 but not released until 2002; and ''Film/AThousandWords'', which wrapped up in 2008 but was delayed until 2011. After some parts of the ending were re-shot, it got delayed until 2012, where it promptly flopped and was quickly forgotten.
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* Two of Creator/EddieMurphy's films fall into this category: ''Film/TheAdventuresOfPlutoNash'', which was completed in 2000 but not released until 2002; and ''Film/AThousandWords'', which wrapped up in 2008 but was delayed until 2011. After some parts of the ending were re-shot, it got delayed until 2012, where it promptly flopped and was quickly forgotten.

* A month before its scheduled release in theaters, Paramount Pictures announced that it would be shelving the completed ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' until March 2013, supposedly so they could make a 3D conversion as well (along with adding more scenes with ChanningTatum, who was [[spoiler:killed off in the original cut]], and who had become a big star in 2012 after ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', ''Film/TheVow'' and ''Film/MagicMike''). It was also rumored that the delay was caused by the weak domestic performance of ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' (a fellow Hasbro property), and that the director of ''Retaliation'' didn't know the film was being delayed in the first place.
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* A month before its scheduled release in theaters, Paramount Pictures announced that it would be shelving the completed ''Film/GIJoeRetaliation'' until March 2013, supposedly so they could make a 3D conversion as well (along with adding more scenes with ChanningTatum, Creator/ChanningTatum, who was [[spoiler:killed off in the original cut]], and who had become a big star in 2012 after ''Film/TwentyOneJumpStreet'', ''Film/TheVow'' and ''Film/MagicMike''). It was also rumored that the delay was caused by the weak domestic performance of ''Film/{{Battleship}}'' (a fellow Hasbro property), and that the director of ''Retaliation'' didn't know the film was being delayed in the first place.

* ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure]]'' was shot in 1987 but didn't open until 1989, also a casualty of [=DeLaurentiis=]' studio going under. The film's director even had to bring KeanuReeves and Alex Winter in to redub a few lines due to the delay.
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* ''[[Film/BillAndTed Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure]]'' was shot in 1987 but didn't open until 1989, also a casualty of [=DeLaurentiis=]' [=DeLaurentiis=]'s studio going under. The film's director even had to bring KeanuReeves Creator/KeanuReeves and Alex Winter in to redub a few lines due to the delay.

* ''Film/TheInterview'', a Creator/SethRogen[=/=]Creator/JamesFranco comedy about assassinating UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}n leader Kim Jong-un, just barely avoided becoming a victim of this trope. The film sparked outrage from North Korea almost immediately, with Pyongyang referring to it as an "act of war", and hackers (believed by the FBI to have been connected to North Korea, though some cyber-security experts believe it was an inside job from an ex-employee) attacked the servers of the film's studio, Sony Pictures, and released a mountain of emails and personal information. Then, theater owners were sent an ominous message threatening terrorist attacks against theaters that chose to screen the film. Sony originally left it up to theater chains to decide for themselves, but when all five major chains backed out, Sony pulled the film's release. Many people (including President UsefulNotes/BarackObama) felt the decision was a mistake and accused Sony and the theaters of appeasing terrorists, and many petitions to Sony to show the film were created, with at least one gathering hundreds of signatures. The intense backlash convinced Sony to change their minds and gave the film a limited theatrical/VOD release on Christmas day.
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* ''Film/TheInterview'', a Creator/SethRogen[=/=]Creator/JamesFranco comedy about assassinating UsefulNotes/{{North Korea}}n leader Kim Jong-un, just barely avoided becoming a victim of this trope. The film sparked outrage from North Korea almost immediately, with Pyongyang referring to it as an "act of war", and hackers (believed by the FBI to have been connected to North Korea, though some cyber-security experts believe it was an inside job from an ex-employee) attacked the servers of the film's studio, Sony Pictures, and released a mountain of emails and personal information. Then, theater cinema owners were sent an ominous message threatening terrorist attacks against theaters cinemas that chose to screen the film. Sony originally left it up to theater cinema chains to decide for themselves, but when all five major chains backed out, Sony pulled the film's release. Many people (including President UsefulNotes/BarackObama) felt the decision was a mistake and accused Sony and the theaters of appeasing terrorists, and many petitions to Sony to show the film were created, with at least one gathering hundreds of signatures. The intense backlash convinced Sony to change their minds and gave the film a limited theatrical/VOD release on Christmas day.
31st Jan '16 9:21:12 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* The slasher film ''Film/BloodRage'' was completed in 1983, but wasn't released until 1987, when it was given a very limited release before being dumped to VHS.
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* The slasher film ''Film/BloodRage'' was completed in 1983, but the film wasn't released until 1987, when it an edited version titled ''Nightmare at Shadow Woods'' turned up in a few theaters. The original version was given a very limited release before being dumped to VHS.VHS the same year.
31st Jan '16 9:09:38 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* The slasher film ''Film/BloodRage'' was completed in 1983, but wasn't released until 1987, when it was given a very limited release before being dumped to VHS.
31st Jan '16 8:46:29 PM PurpleWarrior13
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* The third ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie was screened in some theaters by FUNimation in 2013, and was slated to be released to DVD/Blu-ray in February 2014, with pre-orders going up. However, the release was indefinitely put on hold, with widely varying explanations (from the booking of more screenings, to Studio Khara wanting more involvement), and the English voice actors discussed coming back to re-record their lines. The film is finally back on track to come out in February 2016, two years after it's original release date.
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* The third ''Anime/RebuildOfEvangelion'' movie was screened in some theaters by FUNimation in 2013, and was slated to be released to DVD/Blu-ray in February 2014, with pre-orders going up. However, the release was indefinitely put on hold, with widely varying explanations (from the booking of more screenings, to Studio Khara wanting more involvement), and the English voice actors discussed coming back to re-record some of their lines. The film is finally back on track to come came out on Blu-ray in February 2016, two years after it's original release date.
31st Jan '16 4:20:59 PM PuffyTreat
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*** As of 2015-2016, it's been sporadically available on Netflix.
23rd Jan '16 11:39:10 AM StFan
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* ''VideoGame/TheRedStar'', a [=PS2=] shoot-'em-up based on the comic book of the same name (which was also scheduled for the {{Xbox}}, but never released), was finished in 2004, but was canceled when its original publisher ({{Acclaim}}) went out of business. It was later picked up by [=XS Games=] and released in 2007.
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* ''VideoGame/TheRedStar'', a [=PS2=] shoot-'em-up based on the comic book of the same name (which was also scheduled for the {{Xbox}}, but never released), was finished in 2004, but was canceled when its original publisher ({{Acclaim}}) (Creator/{{Acclaim}}) went out of business. It was later picked up by [=XS Games=] and released in 2007.
11th Jan '16 3:36:06 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'' had a CompilationMovie produced in 1953, by linking together "The Benefit", "Breaking the Lease", and "The Ballet" with new bookends and transitions. However, it didn't immediately receive a public release, to avoid competition with another Creator/LucilleBall[=/=]Desi Arnaz comedy, ''The Long, Long Trailer''. After becoming lost for decades, it finally received a screening at a 2001 ''I Love Lucy'' convention, DVD releases in 2007 and 2010, and a Blu-Ray release in 2015.[[note]]CBS Paramount first released the ''I Love Lucy: The Movie'' DVD as the bonus disc of an ''I Love Lucy''/''Series/TheLucyDesiComedyHour'' Complete Series boxset, then later sold it by itself. The Blu-Ray release occurred when CBS Paramount included the movie as a bonus feature for ''I Love Lucy'' Season 2.[[/note]]
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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'' had a CompilationMovie produced in 1953, by linking together "The Benefit", "Breaking the Lease", and "The Ballet" with new bookends and transitions. However, it didn't immediately receive a public release, to avoid competition with another Creator/LucilleBall[=/=]Desi Arnaz comedy, ''The Long, Long Trailer''. After becoming lost for decades, it finally received a screening at a 2001 ''I Love Lucy'' convention, DVD releases in 2007 and 2010, and a Blu-Ray release in 2015.[[note]]CBS Paramount first released the ''I Love Lucy: The Movie'' DVD as the bonus disc of an ''I Love Lucy''/''Series/TheLucyDesiComedyHour'' Lucy''/''Series/LucyDesiComedyHour'' Complete Series boxset, then later sold it by itself. The Blu-Ray release occurred when CBS Paramount included the movie as a bonus feature for ''I Love Lucy'' Season 2.[[/note]]
11th Jan '16 3:35:02 PM dsneybuf
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* ''Series/ILoveLucy'' had a CompilationMovie produced in 1953, by linking together "The Benefit", "Breaking the Lease", and "The Ballet" with new bookends and transitions. However, it didn't immediately receive a public release, to avoid competition with another Creator/LucilleBall[=/=]Desi Arnaz comedy, ''The Long, Long Trailer''. After becoming lost for decades, it finally received a screening at a 2001 ''I Love Lucy'' convention, DVD releases in 2007 and 2010, and a Blu-Ray release in 2015.[[note]]CBS Paramount first released the ''I Love Lucy: The Movie'' DVD as the bonus disc of an ''I Love Lucy''/''Series/TheLucyDesiComedyHour'' Complete Series boxset, then later sold it by itself. The Blu-Ray release occurred when CBS Paramount included the movie as a bonus feature for ''I Love Lucy'' Season 2.[[/note]]
6th Jan '16 5:41:40 PM MisterBeeg
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* Around 1968, Creator/TMSEntertainment made a 26-episode show called ''Chingo Muchabei'' (The Extravagant Muchabei), but it did not air until 1971, where it was burned through by airing the episodes daily during weekdays for over six weeks. The reason for the delay was because the show was filmed in black and white, and Japanese television has been heavily transitioning to color by then (even though TMS made at least two more black and white shows after this, both of which aired on schedule). Because of the delay, this show ended up being the last black and white anime to air on television.
31st Dec '15 9:47:58 AM dsneybuf
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* Diana Ross recorded an album titled, ''Diana Ross Sings Songs From Theatre/TheWiz'', after landing the role of Dorothy in the 1978 movie version of the musical. Motown originally intended to release the album about a year after the movie's premiere, but decided against it after the film flopped. It finally saw a digital release in November 2015, exactly one week before NBC televised a new adaptation of ''The Wiz'' (which Diana Ross didn't participate in, for the record).
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* Diana Ross recorded an album titled, ''Diana Ross Sings Songs From Theatre/TheWiz'', after landing the role of Dorothy in [[Film/TheWiz the 1978 movie version of the musical.musical]]. Motown originally intended to release the album about a year after the movie's premiere, but decided against it after the film flopped. It finally saw a digital release in November 2015, exactly one week before NBC televised a new adaptation of ''The Wiz'' (which Diana Ross didn't participate in, for the record).
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