The point of this forum seems to be, of course, to lovingly preserve classics that the studios have mistreated, misused or totally ignored in the world of DVD. On the other hand, I often find myself wishing I had some stuff that isn’t great but the studios have still ignored.
Only one title comes to mind at the moment.
The first one is a cult classic my friend has been bugging me to see for some time now. I don’t have any details about the supposed LD edition, since the only information I could find about its existence was on Half.com. There was a DVD announced last year, but it was a featureless FS only release and it was yanked before the date, and now it’s just up in the air again. If anyone knows anything about <span class=“Bold”>The Dark Backward, that would be interesting to hear about.
As for these other three, well, they are on DVD and I in fact own all three of them, but I’d like a little more if possible…
Only recently did I finally watch A Fish Called Wanda, but I have long had fond memories of seeing the group’s later effort, Fierce Creatures on VHS. The DVD in existence is FS only. Maybe someone has a WS version of the film, seeing as it’s meant to be in 2.35:1?
I just recently picked up MTV’s first film Joe’s Apartment on DVD, and while it isn’t a very good movie overall and I can easily see why it was a disaster at the box office, it is interesting and I’d like to see it in WS as well. Also, it seems like a massive oversight to me that the DVD doesn’t contain the original short film the movie was based on. I dunno where you’d find it but quality is not an issue, it should just be included.
Lastly, I just picked up Carl Reiner’s spoof Fatal Instinct on DVD only to discover that despite the inclusion of a commentary, deleted scenes and the trailer, the film is in FS only. Maybe someone has got the WS version? Also, I’m thinking this might border on a breaking of the rules since MGM has released it in WS in another country, but still, WS is not available here and it really should be.
The trailer would also be nice for TDB, FC and JA.
As I was writing, I thought of two more that I figure I’d just ask if anyone knows if there’s already a version out there:
Westworld with the recently produced 80-minute documentary “The Making of Westworld”? It really should be on the DVD, but it isn’t.
A DVD of the Unrated version of Swamp Thing.
Anyway, just thought I’d ask. I read the rules and just asking about these things didn’t seem to break any of them so hopefully I’m not out of line…
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