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* The original theatrical cuts of the ''Star Wars Trilogy'' have flirted with this on many occasions. For a period of time between 1997 and 2006, VHS and DVD sets of the "Special Edition" trilogy were the only official releases on the market (with the 1995 "Faces" VHS set proudly boasting that it was the last release for the original films). The theatrical cuts came back into circulation for a limited time in 2006 as part of a (barely-advertised) set, which included a non-anamorphic laserdisc port thrown in with the Special Edition cuts. The release of the Complete Saga Blu-Ray boxset has also knocked those sets out of circulation, so the theatrical cuts are once again unavailable unless you resort to the (highly active) fan community.

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* The original theatrical cuts of the ''Star Wars Trilogy'' have flirted with this on many occasions. For a period of time between 1997 and 2006, VHS and DVD sets of the "Special Edition" trilogy were the only official releases on the market (with the 1995 "Faces" VHS and Laserdisc set proudly boasting that it was the last release for the original films). The theatrical cuts came back into circulation for a limited time in 2006 as part of a (barely-advertised) set, which included a non-anamorphic laserdisc Laserdisc port thrown in with the Special Edition cuts. The release of the Complete Saga Blu-Ray boxset has also knocked those sets out of circulation, so the theatrical cuts are once again unavailable unless you resort to the (highly active) fan community.



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* That show's micro-series predecessor, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', got its entire series released through two DVD volumes, both of which are now out of print and cost a pretty penny on [=eBay=]. Since Disney no longer considers the show canon as has placed it under ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', it's not clear if it will ever resurface legally.

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* That show's micro-series predecessor, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', got its entire series released through two DVD volumes, both of which are now out of print and cost a pretty penny on [=eBay=]. Since Disney no longer considers the show canon as and has placed it under ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', it's not clear if it will ever resurface legally.

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* That show's micro-series predecessor, ''WesternAnimation/StarWarsCloneWars'', got its entire series released through two DVD volumes, both of which are now out of print and cost a pretty penny on [=eBay=]. Since Disney no longer considers the show canon as has placed it under ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', it's not clear if it will ever resurface legally.


* Both ''The Beginning'' (a documentary about ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'') and ''Film/EmpireOfDreams'' (a feature-length documentary about the franchise and its influences in popular culture) appeared on early-[=2000s=] DVD releases, but haven't been included on any Blu-Ray or next-gen media sets, leaving their legality in doubt. Fortunately, the official Star Wars channel on Website/YouTube released ''Empire of Dreams'' in 2013 and ''The Beginning'' in 2014.

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* Both ''The Beginning'' (a documentary about ''Film/ThePhantomMenace'') and ''Film/EmpireOfDreams'' (a feature-length documentary about the franchise and its influences in popular culture) appeared on early-[=2000s=] DVD releases, but haven't weren't been included on any Blu-Ray or next-gen media sets, leaving which left their legality in doubt. Fortunately, the official Star Wars channel on Website/YouTube released ''Empire of Dreams'' in 2013 and ''The Beginning'' in 2014.


* The Creator/GeorgeLucas interviews with Leonard Maltin, created as part of a tie-in with the aforementioned "Faces" VHS set and released in the mid-90s, have never been re-released since their original appearances. The official ''Star Wars'' YouTube channel uploaded the complete interviews, but they are all clearly taken from the VHS tapes.

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* The Creator/GeorgeLucas interviews with Leonard Maltin, created as part of a tie-in with the aforementioned "Faces" VHS set and released in the mid-90s, have never been re-released since their original appearances. The official ''Star Wars'' YouTube [=YouTube=] channel uploaded the complete interviews, but they are all clearly taken from the VHS tapes.


* The Creator/GeorgeLucas interviews with Leonard Maltin, created as part of a tie-in with the aforementioned "Faces" VHS set and released in the mid-90s, have never been re-released since their original appearances.

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* The Creator/GeorgeLucas interviews with Leonard Maltin, created as part of a tie-in with the aforementioned "Faces" VHS set and released in the mid-90s, have never been re-released since their original appearances. The official ''Star Wars'' YouTube channel uploaded the complete interviews, but they are all clearly taken from the VHS tapes.


** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2019, when WB's rights to the installment also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie and with the rest of the series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.

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** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2019, when WB's rights to the installment series also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie and with the rest of the series was were available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.


** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the installment is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2019, when WB's rights to the installment also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the installment was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.
** As for the installment itself, the "Decoded" versions of episodes in the first season re-airings that had some lore annotations by the Lucasfilm Animation team to go along with them only aired once on TV and on the official ''Star Wars'' website before the premiere of the second season. Most of the episodes have been lost over time, but a [[https://swreference.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/star-wars-the-clone-wars-decoded/ blog on Wordpress]] as well as some parts of Wookieepedia have kept records of some of the lore drops.

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** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the installment show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2019, when WB's rights to the installment also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along and with the rest of the installment series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.
** As for the installment series itself, the "Decoded" versions of episodes in the first season re-airings that had some lore annotations by the Lucasfilm Animation team to go along with them only aired once on TV and on the official ''Star Wars'' website before the premiere of the second season. Most of the episodes have been lost over time, but a [[https://swreference.wordpress.com/2019/01/16/star-wars-the-clone-wars-decoded/ blog on Wordpress]] as well as some parts of Wookieepedia have kept records of some of the lore drops.


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* Free Radical's ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront III'', which was subject to an infamous TroubledProduction that resulted in the franchise being [[VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015 rebooted]] by Creator/ElectronicArts. Having reportedly been "99% finished", the project was beset with financial delays, [[ScheduleSlip scheduling problems]] and friction with Creator/{{Lucasarts}} executives before the project was scrapped in 2009. While some of the cutscenes and content from the scrapped game made its way into the PlaystationPortable title ''Battlefront: Elite Squadron'' (itself an example of this trope), the original title has never seen proper release, despite a [[https://kotaku.com/star-wars-battlefront-iii-prototype-apparently-leaks-1754127977 playable prototype making its way online in 2016]]. Even now, the only way to play said prototype is to have an [=XBox=] 360 development kit, as the game refuses to load on regular versions of the console, and Lucasfilm has seen fit to pull down any links to copies of the prototype circulating around the web.

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* Free Radical's ''VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront III'', which was subject to an infamous TroubledProduction that resulted in the franchise being [[VideoGame/StarWarsBattlefront2015 rebooted]] by Creator/ElectronicArts. Having reportedly been "99% finished", the project was beset with financial delays, [[ScheduleSlip scheduling problems]] and friction with Creator/{{Lucasarts}} executives before the project was scrapped in 2009. While some of the cutscenes and content from the scrapped game made its way into the PlaystationPortable UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable title ''Battlefront: Elite Squadron'' (itself an example of this trope), the original title has never seen proper release, despite a [[https://kotaku.com/star-wars-battlefront-iii-prototype-apparently-leaks-1754127977 playable prototype making its way online in 2016]]. Even now, the only way to play said prototype is to have an [=XBox=] 360 development kit, as the game refuses to load on regular versions of the console, and Lucasfilm has seen fit to pull down any links to copies of the prototype circulating around the web.


** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2019, when WB's rights to the series also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.

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** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show installment is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2019, when WB's rights to the series installment also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the series installment was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.


** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2017, when WB's rights to the series also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.

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** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2017, 2019, when WB's rights to the series also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.


** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2017, when WB's rights expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.

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** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2017, when WB's rights to the series also expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} ([[NoExportForYou in certain markets]]) between March 2014 and April 2019, and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.


** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically and digitally. The PilotMovie was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} between March 2014 and April 2019, but nothing has been said if it will be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.

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** With Warner's distribution contract with Lucasfilm expiring as a result of Disney's purchase of said company, the {{Pilot|Movie}} [[Recap/StarWarsTheCloneWarsMovie Movie]] is completely out of print and both Blu-ray and DVD copies are considerably expensive to find. Not even digital outlets got any break from the contractual lapse. While Disney does not appear to have any plans to re-release the PilotMovie, the rest of the show is still circulating and much easier to find, physically (until around 2017, when WB's rights expired) and digitally. The PilotMovie along with the rest of the series was available on Creator/{{Netflix}} between March 2014 and April 2019, but nothing has been said if it will and are slated to be be re-released on Creator/DisneyPlus.

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