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Old 02-21-11, 08:41 PM
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

The Kevin Bacon thriller Trapped from a few years ago was on the shelf for a while. I really liked it.
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Jerry Lewis flick The Clown That Cried or something like that. Holocaust "comedy" about a clown in a Nazi death camp. It's never been released.
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Originally Posted by Strevlac View Post
Jerry Lewis flick The Clown That Cried or something like that. Holocaust "comedy" about a clown in a Nazi death camp. It's never been released.
It is entitled The Day the Clown Cried

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Shortcut to Happiness (filmed in 2001, released in 2007)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortcut_to_happiness

Alec Baldwin directed, bailed, then the film was recut and shoved out six years later.
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Whatever happened to Bobo The Dog Boy?
I remember sometime around 1986-1987 and Howie Mandel saying he had the starring role.
Its not on IMDB,so I am guessing it never got made.
For some strange reason..I hope I am wrong.
Old 02-22-11, 01:23 AM
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It was retitled Walk Like A Man and released in '87.
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Not that it's any kind of record, but I believe Jason X sat on the shelf for a couple years.
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

Wikipedia has this:
Filming began on March 6, 2000 and ended on April 30, 2000 in Toronto, Ontario.
came out April 26, 2002....so w/ editing and some SFX etc...it shouldn't have come out so much later. Wonder why?
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Originally Posted by Solid Snake PAC View Post
Wikipedia has this:


came out April 26, 2002....so w/ editing and some SFX etc...it shouldn't have come out so much later. Wonder why?
Regime change at NL. The old head honcho loved the concept, the new one hated it, so he left it on the shelf for a while.
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

well that makes sense.
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

Originally Posted by chuckd21 View Post
Shortcut to Happiness (filmed in 2001, released in 2007)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shortcut_to_happiness

Alec Baldwin directed, bailed, then the film was recut and shoved out six years later.
There was an episode of Family Guy with Jennifer Love Hewitt where she's listing off her films and says "The Devil & Daniel Webster." They probably assumed it would be out by the time the episode aired in 2002.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
Not that it's any kind of record, but I believe Jason X sat on the shelf for a couple years.
It should have stayed shelved.
Old 02-22-11, 12:48 PM
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I think 13th Warrior sat for about a year and half. I remember seeing movie promo copies of the book when it was still entitled "Eaters of the Dead" and coming out in Spring of '98. It wound being released in late August of '99.
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/\ Yup, they even cut a trailer and a poster with the title Eaters of the Dead
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^ I'd love to see the orignal cut of that film.
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I don't think it spanned years but I had a Euro copy of Taken long before there was a buzz for the film in NA. I was surprised when I saw a trailer for it finally getting released here.
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Originally Posted by KillerCannibal View Post
^ I'd love to see the orignal cut of that film.
Same here. Even the original score was shelved. Although I find Goldsmith's score more entertainig, Revell's score was actually quite good.

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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

House of 1,000 Corpses kept getting thrown around to different studios, before finally being released.

Completed in 2000, released in 2003
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^ I heard they had the attraction at Universal's Hollywood Horror Nights for quite some time before it was actually released as well. They apparently had characters from the movie and no one knew wtf they were about, just random freaky stuff by Zombie.
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^Regarding House/1000 Corpses, I'm still surprised that Lionsgate's release was still able to obtain so much of Universal's product (House of Frankenstein,The Creature/Black Lagoon) within the film.
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Phantasm was filmed in '77 but not released until '79. According to Wikipedia, Phantasm 3 completed filming in '93 (I swear I read somewhere that it was earlier, like '91-'92-ish) but sat on the shelf until '95 when it was released directly to video.
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

I took the Universal Studio tour in 2000 and the "House of 1000 Corpses" was one of the featured sets they drove us by.
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Phantasm was filmed in '77 but not released until '79.
because of this a lot of people mistakenly think the dwarves are a ripoff of the jawas from star wars
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Production was finished in '99 and the original release date coincided with the Columbine High School shootings [April 20, 1999]. The eventual release date was August 31, 2001 since the film includes high school violence.
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

Walter Hill's Supernova completed filming June 1998 and wasn't released until January 2000.

Andrew Gurland's Cheats, a film I was waiting years for, finished filming in August 2000 and wasn't released until March 2003 (and was direct-to-DVD).

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