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Old 05-11-08, 03:38 PM
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Movies you've had the luck of seeing theatrically years later.

Skipping through the channels just now, I stumbled on Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and it reminded me of how a few years back, I saw a restored print on the big screen, and how much more I enjoyed the film that way.

How many movies have you seen theatrically years after their initial release, that you didn't get to see in their original run?

Off hand I've seen:
Raiders of the Lost Ark (twice; once was a haggard print; second time was a restored print)

Temple of Doom (sadly not a lot of people came to see this run and the planned showing of Last Crusade a few weeks later was cancled)

Lawrence of Arabia (twice; both were restored prints)

A Clockwork Orange (very damaged print from England)

Scarface (restored print for the 20th Anniversary)

Rock and Roll High School (very old print)

On the Waterfront (marvelous restored print; 1.85:1 though considering it was originally 1.37:1)

Shogun Assassin (twice; both times it was the same print that is on deaths door. I later found out, it may be the lat 35mm print of the movie left)

36th Chamber of Shaolin (fully restored and subbed)

8 Diagram Pole Fighter (fully restored and subbed)

Master of the Flying Guillotine (fully restored and subbed)

Riki-Oh (the print was shockingly in good shape)

Lastly, a bunch of Disney stuff that my parents took me to when I was very young and Disney was doing those limited re-releases. I seem to recall seeing Bambi and Fantasia back then.
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Just original Star Wars Trilogy and E.T.
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Originally Posted by Brack
Just original Star Wars Trilogy and E.T.
The unaltered trilogy or the special edition?

I didn't add the trilogy on my list since they were the SE releases.
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In college was probably my best shot at seeing some of these. The student center did a great job of getting diverse movies, a different movie each day. Big ones I remember are
A Clockwork Orange
The Wall
Solaris
Fritz the Cat
Tron
and the theater in town had a very scratchy print of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and a version of Rocky Horror Picture Show with "Super Heroes".
ACO was great like that, I was center third row and just immersed in it. Same with The Wall.
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Frankenstein/Dracula(1931) double Feature
House Of Wax
The Thing(1951)
Day The Earth Stood Still
Night Of The Living Dead
20,000 Leagues Under The Sea
The Ten Commandments
Fantasia
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Gojira '54 restored Japanese version
Akira
Rocky Horror Picture show (Not hard since it still airs theatrically to this day)
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Good question. I love seeing older films on the big screen that I was either not alive yet for or for some reason missed out on its original theatrical run. There's a theater here that plays retro flicks every Thursday which is pretty cool. Let's see..

Back to the Future
Ghostbusters
Mallats
South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut

And coming up in the next couple of weeks is Stripes, A Night at the Roxbury, and a couple of others.
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"Bridge on the River Kwai"
"Dr. Strangelove"
"Creature from the Black Lagoon," in 3-D
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original star wars trilogy
Dark Crystal i saw a few months back. Its amazing on the big screen.
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Originally Posted by Brack
Just original Star Wars Trilogy and E.T.
Which reminds me (Though a bit off topic) that I wish more films would get re-released once again. There was a pretty good stretch there of re-releases with the Star Wars Trilogy,Grease,Gone With The Wind,Apocalypse Now and The Exorcist. It seemed like the run came to an end once E.T. didn't do as much business as expected.
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Apocalypse Now
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Godfather
Wrath of Khan
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Back in 1997 or 1998, there was a Warner Bros festival in Scottsdale. I was able to see Clockwork Orange there.

I saw the Terminator at a Sci-Fi festival in Tempe.

Alien re-release a few years back

Raiders of the Lost Ark and Temple of Doom at a New Times film festival. I also had to sit through Clueless (but I saw that back in 95').

Apocalypse Now (the redux one )

The Warriors This was awesome as Michael Beck was in attendance and I asked him if the theme song went through his head whenever he rode a subway. Alas, it never did, but I think it might have after my question. He sat like two seats away from us. Swan had to tell a chick to turn her cell phone off.
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A Clockwork Orange
Fight Club
Monty Python And The Holy Grail
The White Sheik (Fellini)
La Dolce Vita
Seventh Seal
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Originally Posted by Pillowhead
Swan had to tell a chick to turn her cell phone off.
Or he'd sic Ajax on her ass!
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I've seen a fair amount of older movies theatrically, but a week-long 70mm film festival stands out in particular.

- 2001
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Alien
- Raiders of the Lost Ark

That was a good week.
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Indy 3
Pulp Fiction
Dazed & Confused
True Romance
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- Alien
- Monty Python and the Holy Grail
- This Is Spinal Tap!
- Apocalypse Now (Redux)
- Rebecca
- Touch Of Evil
- Trainspotting

I also saw Jurassic Park at an outdoor theater a couple of years after its initial theatrical run, but I wouldn't say I was "lucky" to see it.

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There have been a few...

From this year:

Sansho the Bailiff 1954 | Mizoguchi Retrospective
Kanzo Sensei (Dr. Akagi) 1998 | Shohei Imamura Retrospective
The Whole Shootin' Match 1978 | 2006 Restoration
Raging Bull 1980 | United Artists 90th Anniversary
Xiao Wu (Pickpocket) 1997 | Jia Zhang Ke Retrospective
The Pornographers 1966 | Shohei Imamura Retrospective
Le Doulos 1962 | New Print
La Chinoise 1967 | New Print
La Noire De... (Black Girl) 1966 | The Great Transition: World Cinema in the 1960s

These are all initial viewings (yes, it took me this long to see Raging Bull; but I am very glad the first time was in the theatre).
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Originally Posted by Boba Fett
The unaltered trilogy or the special edition?

I didn't add the trilogy on my list since they were the SE releases.
Special Edition. then I guess I should say none since E.T. had the guns replaced with walkie talkies and added CGI.

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The Shining (bad print)
The Third Man (decent print)
Fantasia
Night of the Living Dead (AFI's 40th Anni with Romero and cast narrated by Malcolm McDowell)
Bambi
E.T.
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Oops, I forgot to mention Disney's Beauty and the Beast on IMAX. I count that because it hadn't been on IMAX previously. It looked so good.
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House of Wax (1953) and Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) in 3D during the '80s 3D fad.

Several Disney movies over the years:
Pinocchio (1940)
One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)
Bambi (1942)
Song of the South (1946)
etc.
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If you include movies at college there were quite a few.

The coolest one though was at the opening of the AMC Theaters in Mission Valley (San Diego) It was one of the first ever "stadium" theaters. The night before it officially opened they showed a bunch of Charlton Heston movies, with Charlton going to each theater and introducing the film. The movie me and my friend picked was "Planet of the Apes". Heston thought it was one of his best films, and that he made a major mistake not staying involved in the sequels.
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