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Old 02-23-11, 01:00 AM
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

And was originally titled Cheaters - I have a 35mm trailer from 2001 for the release that never happened.
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

A couple more trailers I have for aborted releases:

One Hot Summer (1992) with Juliette Lewis, played with "Batman Forever" but never got released, turned up on video as "That Night".

It Runs in the Family (1993)- sequel to "A Christmas Story" (same characters at least), released on video as "My Summer Story".

That movie about the big boat that sank was supposed to be out in the summer but was moved to Christmas (and I thought it was going to be a huge bomb, proving I can't predict the public's taste for anything).

The DVD of "Ali G Indahouse" (which seems to be a barely-released movie itself) has a trailer and an insert for something called "Drunken Jackasses: The Quest" which still hasn't come out, though it looks like it might have in Europe.
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Another delayed movie, Madison (I remember seeing the trailer for it, but never saw the movie come out) Best known for Jake Lloyd's lone other movie.

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Sat on the shelf for nearly five years following its completion before being given a limited release in April 2005. It ended up being the last film ever released by MGM as an independent company.
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

Speaking of other films that have had title changes, I remember the trailer for Step Kids from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II VHS.

Released years later as Big Girls Don't Cry, They Get Even.

Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post
And was originally titled Cheaters - I have a 35mm trailer from 2001 for the release that never happened.
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Old 02-23-11, 07:54 AM
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Re: Movies that sat on the shelf a long time.

Run Ronnie Run seemed to sit on the shelf for a while.
Old 02-23-11, 09:31 AM
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I just watched Arsenic and Old Lace for my film as art class. It was filmed in 1941 but wasn't released until 1944.

The original Fantastic Four movie from 1994 has never been released. It can be watched on youtube though.

Killshot sat on the shelf for several years.

I'm not sure if Nailed ever finished production. It was filmed locally so I was interested in seeing it. I believe it ran into financial problems.
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The first thing that came to mind was The Other Side of the Wind. Someday ... Someday
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^ I'd love to see the orignal cut of that film.
Yeah I'd love to see more battle scenes that were shot completely in the dark and totally zoomed in, so you can have the vague impression of an outline of arm moving around. WHOOEE!
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The original Fantastic Four movie from 1994 has never been released. It can be watched on youtube though.
I don't think Corman ever intended it to be released. Didn't his company make just so they could hang on to the FF movie rights? It does suck that nothing was ever done with it. Despite it being a low budget b-movie, I recall liking it more than the "official" FF movie (although I don't hold it or it's sequel in very high regard).
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Originally Posted by Alan Smithee View Post

It Runs in the Family (1993)- sequel to "A Christmas Story" (same characters at least), released on video as "My Summer Story".
Picked this one up at BigLots for $2 or $3. I can't figure out why it's such a misfire. Same director, strong cast, Jean Shepherd narration and it picks up right where "A Christmas Story" ended, yet it's really dull and seems utterly contrived. I really wanted to like it, but it gets the big thumbs down from me.
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Not coming soon: 16 movies released after long stays on the shelf

I forgot about Prozac Nation (and the recent dud, Case 39).
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I don't think Corman ever intended it to be released. Didn't his company make just so they could hang on to the FF movie rights?
Corman never owned the rights. Constatine Films owned the rights, and brought in Corman to make it on the cheap. Corman apparently thought the film would be released, but his share was bought out, and the film was shelved, and potentially destroyed.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fan...our_%28film%29
http://www.teako170.com/ffmovie.html
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Wasn't The Evil Dead finished in 1980, and not released until 1983?
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Wasn't The Evil Dead finished in 1980, and not released until 1983?
The film was released in 1981. Filming had began in 1979, but due to budgetary reasons, it doesn't look like the film was finished until 81:

http://www.bookofthedead.ws/website/...roduction.html
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O (2001)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0184791/

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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Joy Ride (Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn).

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Ride_(film)

According to the Internet Movie Database the movie was written by J.J. Abrams and Clay Tarver in the mid-1990s and filmed between late September 1999 to February 2000, but sat unreleased for more than a year and a half, before finally being released in October 2001.unr
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Joy Ride (Paul Walker, Leelee Sobieski, Steve Zahn).

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joy_Ride_(film)
That movie had extensive reshoots though, so while the principle photography ended in January of 2000, I don't think the film was properly "finished" until much later that year.
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Payback - delayed a yr I think, but mostly due to reshoots, which were done after Mel finished LW4.
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I need to see that Fantastic Four.
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I need to see that Fantastic Four.
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The DVD of "Ali G Indahouse" (which seems to be a barely-released movie itself) has a trailer and an insert for something called "Drunken Jackasses: The Quest" which still hasn't come out, though it looks like it might have in Europe.
It is available in the UK as "The Quest" but was released in france or some other european country as Mexican Pie. It sits on my shelf right next to Canadian Pie, Australian Pie, Hong Kong Pie, Spoof Movie, Scary Scream Movie and Medieveal Pie
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You can find DVD copies of Corman's F4 movie at comic conventions. I have one I got "given" to me with a copy of Stan Lee's Mutants, Monsters and Marvels DVD a few years back. Terrible quality but an OK film. Go in expecting the worst and was surprised
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would something like Hero (the Jet Li movie) count? nominated for the 2002 best foreign language movie, and released in the states in 2004
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Knockaround Guys with Barry Pepper and Vin Diesel sat on the shelf for about three years...and while it's far from a masterpiece, it's a bit above average, and a very enjoyable flick...has one of the more brutal bar beatdown scenes ever committed to film as well.

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