History MissingEpisode / Film

6th Mar '17 7:13:13 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209031/combined Humor Risk]]'' (also called ''Humorisk''), the 1921 silent film which was the MarxBrothers' ''real'' screen debut. Groucho so disliked the result of their first venture on the screen that he bought and destroyed all copies of the film and its negatives. It would take 8 years (and the invention of talkies) before the Brothers returned to the movies.

to:

* ''[[http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0209031/combined Humor Risk]]'' (also called ''Humorisk''), the 1921 silent film which was the MarxBrothers' Creator/MarxBrothers' ''real'' screen debut. Groucho so disliked the result of their first venture on the screen that he bought and destroyed all copies of the film and its negatives. It would take 8 years (and the invention of talkies) before the Brothers returned to the movies.
28th Feb '17 2:26:14 PM jamespolk
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** It hardly helps that nitrate-based film stock (used until 1951) is notorious for its chemical instability and flammability--[[http://fan.tcm.com/blogpost/vault-and-nitrate-fires-a-history film vault fires]] have destroyed the last known copies of many films. Also, the film stock contained enough silver to give studios a financial incentive to send "useless" and dangerous old negatives and prints for rendering.

to:

** It hardly helps that nitrate-based film stock (used until 1951) is notorious for its chemical instability and flammability--[[http://fan.tcm.com/blogpost/vault-and-nitrate-fires-a-history film vault fires]] have destroyed the last known copies of many films. (Most of Theda Bara's career was burned up in a 1937 vault fire.) Also, the film stock contained enough silver to give studios a financial incentive to send "useless" and dangerous old negatives and prints for rendering.


Added DiffLines:

* Charles Burnett's 1978 student film ''Film/KillerOfSheep'' was made to wild acclaim by every critic who saw it, but could not be released commercially because the rights to the soundtrack, filled with blues legends, were way too expensive. For nearly 30 years it remained almost unseen while appearing on the [[UsefulNotes/RogerEbertGreatMoviesList Roger Ebert "Great Movies" list]] and other lists of critical masterpieces. It finally got a home video release in 2007 after a fundraising campaign scraped together the money for the soundtrack.
12th Feb '17 1:08:37 AM Sedaver
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* For many decades, the only way to watch a complete version of Film/ThePhantomOfTheOpera1925 was the Eastman House print of the [[ReCut 1929 recut]] since the original 1925 version was believed to be lost to time. That all changed in 2011 when the British Film Institute located a copy, going on to release it on DVD two years later.
11th Feb '17 9:00:43 AM suedenim
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** ''Wasei Kingu Kongu'', a silent short, is supposedly lost for similar reasons. Stills remain of this one too.

to:

** ''Wasei Kingu Kongu'', a silent short, short from 1933, is supposedly lost for similar reasons. Stills remain of this one too. Although the film itself remains lost, details about the film's script have emerged. Apparently it was a promotional tie-in to the 1933 RKO film, made with RKO's approval. The film is actually not a monster movie, but a comedy about an actor who begins playing King Kong on the vaudeville stage following the InUniverse release and popularity of ''Film/KingKong''.
9th Jan '17 3:39:19 PM Xtifr
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** But wait, there's more: in 1959, a Superman movie featuring the cast of ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' was in production, though that presumably ended with the death of George Reeves.

to:

** But wait, there's more: in 1959, a Superman movie featuring the cast of ''TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' ''Series/TheAdventuresOfSuperman'' was in production, though that presumably ended with the death of George Reeves.
30th Dec '16 3:21:13 PM Pichu-kun
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' was edited down from its original 3 1/2 hour length for worldwide distribution following its original release, and the cut footage was discarded and believed lost for years. Thanks to a batch of the discarded footage being found in a condemned warehouse and the efforts of Stanley Kramer, 20 minutes of footage were re-edited back into the film for the VHS release. The film's first DVD release (in a white cover and now out-of-print) has the footage on Side B. The second release (in a blue cover) does not have this footage.
** In 2014, TheCriterionCollection will release a reconstructed/restored version of the original release on DVD and Blu-Ray. 3 or 4 minutes are still missing, but it is still the closest we'll get to the original.

to:

* ''Film/ItsAMadMadMadMadWorld'' was edited down from its original 3 1/2 hour length for worldwide distribution following its original release, and the cut footage was discarded and believed lost for years. Thanks to a batch of the discarded footage being found in a condemned warehouse and the efforts of Stanley Kramer, 20 minutes of footage were re-edited back into the film for the VHS release. The film's first DVD release (in a white cover and now out-of-print) has the footage on Side B. The second release (in a blue cover) does not have this footage.
**
footage. In 2014, TheCriterionCollection will release releaed a reconstructed/restored version of the original release on DVD and Blu-Ray. 3 or 4 minutes are still missing, but it is still the closest we'll get to the original.



* There are many {{Superman}} examples going as far back as 1941 when Republic Pictures planned to make a Superman serial, to which National Periodicals (now DC Comics) refused to grant the rights. Instead, they licensed him to Paramount who worked with Max Fleischer to create the classic cartoons, while the dummy they were going to use was instead used for ''TheAdventuresOfCaptainMarvel''. Oh, and the screenplay? Apparently it was rewritten into a serial titled "The Mysterious Doctor Satan," featuring an original protagonist by the name of Copperhead.

to:

* There are many {{Superman}} Franchise/{{Superman}} examples going as far back as 1941 when Republic Pictures planned to make a Superman serial, to which National Periodicals (now DC Comics) refused to grant the rights. Instead, they licensed him to Paramount who worked with Max Fleischer to create the classic cartoons, while the dummy they were going to use was instead used for ''TheAdventuresOfCaptainMarvel''. Oh, and the screenplay? Apparently it was rewritten into a serial titled "The Mysterious Doctor Satan," featuring an original protagonist by the name of Copperhead.



* ''Dracula's Death'' (1921) was an Hungarian movie, that was apparently the first movie to feature Dracula, beating F.W. Murnau's ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' by a year. The movie was re-released in an edited version in Hungary in 1923 and disappeared afterwards.
** However it should be noted that a novelization of the movie was published in Hungary. And apparently the story had nothing to do with Bram Stoker's novel, only the name of Dracula was used. Dracula is not even a vampire in this story, but rather a demon, who terrorizes a woman in a mental asylum in a castle in Switzerland.

to:

* ''Dracula's Death'' (1921) was an Hungarian movie, that was apparently the first movie to feature Dracula, beating F.W. Murnau's ''Film/{{Nosferatu}}'' by a year. The movie was re-released in an edited version in Hungary in 1923 and disappeared afterwards.
**
afterwards. However it should be noted that a novelization of the movie was published in Hungary. And apparently the story had nothing to do with Bram Stoker's novel, only the name of Dracula was used. Dracula is not even a vampire in this story, but rather a demon, who terrorizes a woman in a mental asylum in a castle in Switzerland.


Added DiffLines:

* The first film adaptation of ''Literature/LandOfOz'' books from 1908, ''The Fairylogue and Radio-Plays'', is considered a historically important yet lost film. It was the first silent film to feature an intended musical score (rather than musicians improvising) and was the first all-colour film. It was a blockbuster however was cut short after a few months due to being too expensive to show (due to it involving play elements alongside being a film). Only a few screencaps exist and the film itself is missing. The 1910 film was once thought to be the same film, but once that surfaced it became clear that it was a completely different adaptation.
13th Dec '16 9:47:31 PM Yeow95
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* The [[ExecutiveMeddling infamous American theatrical cut]] of ''Film/OnceUponATimeInAmerica'' has seemingly been never released on home video. Despite several claims to the contrary that it ''did'' see either a VHS or DVD release at one point, virtually all of the known existing home video releases of the film are instead edited versions of the universally-acclaimed director's cut, and if there actually ''was'' a home video release of the American theatrical cut at one point, [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes it's borderline impossible to find it now]]. Considering how said cut --which sloppily watered down director Sierra Leone's preferred non-linear four-hour cut into a chronological two-hour cut against his wishes-- was trashed by reviewers and heavily flopped at the box office; it's lack of availability may (understandably) be [[OldShame a deliberate example]].
13th Oct '16 3:33:23 PM Twentington
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' is been cut from the test audiences like remove all the scenes from 110 minutes long to 85 minutes like the true main antagonist was P.T. Boomer (played by Doug Lennox) where he is the one who wrecked Lady not Diesel 10, but then it was removed and re-dubbed thinking him was to scary.

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/ThomasAndTheMagicRailroad'' is been cut from the test audiences like remove all the scenes from 110 minutes long to 85 minutes like the true main antagonist Many sources mention that CountryMusic artist Larry Boone was P.T. Boomer (played by Doug Lennox) where he is the one who wrecked Lady not Diesel 10, in a 1988 movie called ''Music City Blues'' opposite Catherine Bach (aka [[Series/TheDukesOfHazzard Daisy Duke]]), but then given that nothing else was heard of it since, it appears that it was removed and re-dubbed thinking him was to scary.
never even finished.
22nd Sep '16 9:16:33 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Prior to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'', Charles Giblyn's 1913 ''The Battle of Gettysburg'' was the longest and most expensive movie about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. Today, it appears to be a lost film.

to:

* Prior to ''Film/TheBirthOfANation'', ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'', Charles Giblyn's 1913 ''The Battle of Gettysburg'' was the longest and most expensive movie about UsefulNotes/TheAmericanCivilWar. Today, it appears to be a lost film.
14th Sep '16 10:04:52 AM AreYouTyler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Many, ''many'' old silent and early sound films (including those of superstars like Creator/ThedaBara and Creator/ClaraBow) are now considered lost (partially or completely), simply because -- in an era well prior to rebroadcast opportunities like TV or home video -- it didn't make financial sense for the studios to care about keeping them around. The prints that do remain are usually those that were preserved in private collections. Creator/ThedaBara appeared in over two dozen films but only four have survived. According to Creator/MartinScorsece's Film Foundation, 90% of all American films made before 1929 are lost forever, while the [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything Library of Congress]] estimates that 75% of all silent movies are lost forever.

to:

* Many, ''many'' old silent and early sound films (including those of superstars like Creator/ThedaBara and Creator/ClaraBow) are now considered lost (partially or completely), simply because -- in an era well prior to rebroadcast opportunities like TV or home video -- it didn't make financial sense for the studios to care about keeping them around. The prints that do remain are usually those that were preserved in private collections. Creator/ThedaBara appeared in over two dozen films but only four have survived. According to Creator/MartinScorsece's Creator/MartinScorsese's Film Foundation, 90% of all American films made before 1929 are lost forever, while the [[GreatBigLibraryOfEverything Library of Congress]] estimates that 75% of all silent movies are lost forever.
This list shows the last 10 events of 183. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=MissingEpisode.Film