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Charles Threepio

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Help: looking for... original version of Medium Cool
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A.K.A. The Version Herb Cohen Doesn’t Want You To See

It’s a long story, but the short of it is, in 1985, one Herb Cohen sued Paramount Pictures for releasing Medium Cool on videocassette. Apparently, the license to use Wild Man Fischer’s song “Merry-Go-Round” only extended to the cinema and to television broadcasts, and the judge hearing the case, bonehead that he is, sided with Cohen, which is why all current releases of the film replace it with a whistled rendition of “Sweet Georgia Brown”, which totally ruins the scene where it played. As such, I was hoping someone with an original VHS or Beta copy could upload it to MEGA and send it to me via DM, so I could try and sync it with the Criterion Blu-ray for a future project.