History MissingEpisode / Film

29th Apr '16 1:36:46 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/TheLandBeforeTime'' has eleven minutes cut from the final film for being too scary and intense. All that remains of those eleven minutes are some stills and production sketches.

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* ''Film/TheLandBeforeTime'' ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime'' has eleven minutes cut from the final film for being too scary and intense. All that remains of those eleven minutes are some stills and production sketches.
26th Apr '16 10:16:36 AM deathmaster87
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* The original cut of the silent film ''Film/{{Greed}}'' was '''9 hours long'''. Most of that footage has been lost, and even Turner Classic Movies's four-hour cut of it replaces a lot of the footage with still photos just to keep the story intact.

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* The One of cinema's greatest tragedies is the fate of Erich von Stroheim's ''Film/{{Greed}}''. Its original cut of the silent film ''Film/{{Greed}}'' was '''9 a whopping '''nine hours long'''. Most long''', and considered by those who were fortunate enough to see to be a masterpiece. Unfortunately, the studio ordered it chopped down without Stroheim's involvement, and the cut pieces were destroyed. Thus, most of that footage has been lost, and even lost. Even Turner Classic Movies's four-hour cut of it replaces a lot of the footage with still photos just to keep the story intact.
11th Apr '16 11:03:18 PM Acebrock
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* The second ever Franchise/SherlockHolmes movie, released in 1916 and simply titled Sherlock Holmes, was thought lost forever, [[http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29474334 until it was found mislabeled]] in the French Film Archive in Paris in 2014. This is especially important since it stars William Gillette, the man who first performed Sherlock Holmes on Stage for many years and are the TropeCodifier for many Sherlock-isms like "Elementary Dear Watson" and him smoking a Calabash pipe (he needed a pipe that could be seen from the back row). So in many ways this is the first time ever we are able to see the original Sherlock Holmes! The first ever Sherlock Holmes Film, A Study in Scarlet, released in 1914, remains missing however.

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* The second ever Franchise/SherlockHolmes movie, released in 1916 and simply titled Sherlock Holmes, ''Sherlock Holmes'', was thought lost forever, [[http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-29474334 until it was found mislabeled]] in the French Film Archive in Paris in 2014. This is especially important since it stars William Gillette, the man who first performed Sherlock Holmes on Stage for many years and are the TropeCodifier for many Sherlock-isms like "Elementary Dear Watson" and him smoking a Calabash pipe (he needed a pipe that could be seen from the back row). So in many ways this is the first time ever we are able to see the original Sherlock Holmes! The first ever Sherlock Holmes Film, A film, ''A Study in Scarlet, Scarlet'', released in 1914, remains missing however.
16th Jan '16 4:42:24 PM nombretomado
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* Yet another "lost movie": the infamous 1994 Creator/RogerCorman produced ''Film/TheFantasticFour''. The story began when Constantin Film optioned the rights to make a Fantastic Four feature film with a planned budget of $40 million. Unfortunately they couldn't raise the money on time and the option was about to expire so they brought Corman on board who reduced the budget to $1.5 million and made it within a one month shooting schedule which should give you a good estimate to its quality. From that point onward, accounts differ. According to StanLee, Constantin Film never planned to release the movie and made it only to keep the rights and basically blackmail Marvel into giving them a substantial sum in exchange for the movie never seeing the light of day (depending on the legend, Marvel either locked the movie in a vault or had Avi Arad himself ''burn the negatives''), whereas Creator/RogerCorman claims one of the other producers managed to raise the intended money, bought the distribution rights from Corman via a clause in his contract and simply chose not to release it. 9 years later, Constantin Film produced the now well known 2005 ''Fantastic Four'' and the rest is history. These days, one of the few ways you can see the movie is via bootleg copies sold at comic book conventions.

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* Yet another "lost movie": the infamous 1994 Creator/RogerCorman produced ''Film/TheFantasticFour''. The story began when Constantin Film optioned the rights to make a Fantastic Four feature film with a planned budget of $40 million. Unfortunately they couldn't raise the money on time and the option was about to expire so they brought Corman on board who reduced the budget to $1.5 million and made it within a one month shooting schedule which should give you a good estimate to its quality. From that point onward, accounts differ. According to StanLee, Creator/StanLee, Constantin Film never planned to release the movie and made it only to keep the rights and basically blackmail Marvel into giving them a substantial sum in exchange for the movie never seeing the light of day (depending on the legend, Marvel either locked the movie in a vault or had Avi Arad himself ''burn the negatives''), whereas Creator/RogerCorman claims one of the other producers managed to raise the intended money, bought the distribution rights from Corman via a clause in his contract and simply chose not to release it. 9 years later, Constantin Film produced the now well known 2005 ''Fantastic Four'' and the rest is history. These days, one of the few ways you can see the movie is via bootleg copies sold at comic book conventions.
27th Nov '15 1:54:47 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' is a rather interesting example here. Creator/RichardWilliams spent decades trying to make this an animated classic, yet it was [[ExecutiveMeddling screwed up by the many executives]] that held on to the film. The original cut was left in the shelf for decades due to Williams having to deal with other works being made. Eventually, he managed to get further work done and tried to license the film to Warner Bros. for release, but Williams couldn't finish it in time, and Disney had [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} its own]] ''A Thousand and One Nights'' story in development. As a result, WB terminated the deal and the executives forced Williams out of the project. Soon afterwards, the project suffered heavy editing and outsourcing in order for the film to be completed faster, and was released to heavy panning by animation lovers and critics across the board. This made Williams extremely devastated, leaving his career in ruins. The original, unfinished left unseen for decades until it was finally shown, half remastered, as the "Recobbled Cut", retaining most of the elements of the original print and some scenes that were never even finished.

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* ''TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' ''WesternAnimation/TheThiefAndTheCobbler'' is a rather interesting example here. Creator/RichardWilliams spent decades trying to make this an animated classic, yet it was [[ExecutiveMeddling screwed up by the many executives]] that held on to the film. The original cut was left in the shelf for decades due to Williams having to deal with other works being made. Eventually, he managed to get further work done and tried to license the film to Warner Bros. for release, but Williams couldn't finish it in time, and Disney had [[Disney/{{Aladdin}} its own]] ''A Thousand and One Nights'' story in development. As a result, WB terminated the deal and the executives forced Williams out of the project. Soon afterwards, the project suffered heavy editing and outsourcing in order for the film to be completed faster, and was released to heavy panning by animation lovers and critics across the board. This made Williams extremely devastated, leaving his career in ruins. The original, unfinished left unseen for decades until it was finally shown, half remastered, as the "Recobbled Cut", retaining most of the elements of the original print and some scenes that were never even finished.
19th Oct '15 4:22:56 PM bowserbros
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* Jerry Lewis' ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', about a clown who insults Hitler and ends up a Pied Piper to the children of a Jewish concentration camp. People are split on if keeping it suppressed is a good thing or not. Apart from the question of good taste, the project's [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legal ownership is disputed]]. The film remains unfinished; post production work was never completed. It's also widely rumored the original negative (which the studio, not Lewis, kept) has been lost.

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* Jerry Lewis' ''Film/TheDayTheClownCried'', about a clown who insults Hitler and ends up a Pied Piper to the children of a Jewish concentration camp. People are split on if keeping it suppressed is a good thing or not. Apart from the question of good taste, the project's [[ScrewedByTheLawyers legal ownership is disputed]]. The film remains unfinished; post production work was never completed. It's also widely rumored The film negatives were eventually admitted into the original negative (which Library of Congress in August of 2015, but under the studio, not Lewis, kept) has been condition that it can't be screened for ten years. However, as stated before, the legal ownership dispute (plus the fact that some of the parties in said dispute [[AuthorExistenceFailure are dead]]) still leaves the film indefinitely lost.
14th Oct '15 9:19:37 AM Pichu-kun
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* [=MGM=] significantly cut several scenes from the theatrical release of the 1954 version of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' featuring Creator/JudyGarland. The movie was a huge hit however they perceived the three hour run time as losing them money - because it limited how many people could see it in a day - that they shortened it down. Even to this day it is still missing some scenes.

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* [=MGM=] significantly cut several scenes from the theatrical release of the 1954 version of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' featuring Creator/JudyGarland. The movie was a huge hit however they perceived the three hour run time as losing them money - because it limited how many people could see it in a day - that they shortened it down. Even to this day it is still missing some scenes.
14th Oct '15 9:18:30 AM Pichu-kun
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* [=MGM=] significantly cut several scenes from the theatrical release of the 1954 version of ''Film/AStarIsBorn'' featuring Creator/JudyGarland. The movie was a huge hit however they perceived the three hour run time as losing them money - because it limited how many people could see it in a day - that they shortened it down. Even to this day it is still missing some scenes.
12th Sep '15 12:29:18 AM mlsmithca
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* The British Film Institute has compiled a list of [[http://www.bfi.org.uk/nationalarchive/news/mostwanted/75-list.html The 75 Most Wanted]] lost British films. The list includes ''The Mountain Eagle'' (1926) - the only lost feature film of Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Also included in the list are the films that served as the screen debuts for legendary actors John Gielgud, Lawrence Olivier, Errol Flynn and Patricia Kirkwood and an early film role of Ian [=McKellen=]. The list also stretches well into the late-20th century, with the three most recent films on the list all dating from the early 1970s - the 1971 drama ''Nobody Ordered Love'' (which was so poorly promoted and received that the director withdrew it and ordered all prints destroyed at his death in 1977), the 1972 sexploitation comedy ''The Cherry Picker'' starring Lulu and Spike Milligan (bootlegs of which do circulate, but the master prints are lost), and the 1973 horror film ''Symptoms'' (which also only exists in low-quality bootleg form).[[note]] When the list was compiled in 2010, the 1983 farce ''Where Is Parsifal?'' starring Peter Lawford (in his final film role), Creator/OrsonWelles, and Tony Curtis was the most recent film on it, but it was never truly "lost", having instead been withdrawn before its UK release but having seen home video releases in such countries as Italy and the Netherlands. The film's director personally donated his copy to the BFI, and it is now available on Netflix.[[/note]]

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* The British Film Institute has compiled a list of [[http://www.bfi.org.uk/nationalarchive/news/mostwanted/75-list.html The 75 Most Wanted]] lost British films. The list includes ''The Mountain Eagle'' (1926) - the only lost feature film of Creator/AlfredHitchcock. Also included in the list are the films that served as the screen debuts for legendary actors John Gielgud, Lawrence Laurence Olivier, Errol Flynn Creator/ErrolFlynn and Patricia Kirkwood and an early film role of Ian [=McKellen=]. The list also stretches well into the late-20th century, with the three most recent films on the list all dating from the early 1970s - the 1971 drama ''Nobody Ordered Love'' (which was so poorly promoted and received that the director withdrew it and ordered all prints destroyed at his death in 1977), the 1972 sexploitation comedy ''The Cherry Picker'' starring Lulu and Spike Milligan (bootlegs of which do circulate, but the master prints are lost), and the 1973 horror film ''Symptoms'' (which also only exists in low-quality bootleg form).[[note]] When the list was compiled in 2010, the 1983 farce ''Where Is Parsifal?'' starring Peter Lawford (in his final film role), Creator/OrsonWelles, and Tony Curtis was the most recent film on it, but it was never truly "lost", having instead been withdrawn before its UK release but having seen home video releases in such countries as Italy and the Netherlands. The film's director personally donated his copy to the BFI, and it is now available on Netflix.[[/note]]
4th Aug '15 9:21:52 AM DialgaX
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* ''Film/TheLandBeforeTime'' has eleven minutes cut from the final film for being too scary and intense. All that remains of those eleven minutes are some stills and production sketches.
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