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#1 of 5 OFFLINE   Jeremy

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Posted July 19 2006 - 02:37 PM

As I was spinning the Joe Jackson soundtrack, it occurred to me:

Has anyone, outside of WB, seen the original edit of Mike's Murder?

According to IMDB and other sources, it was apparently edited in a non-linear fashion but the studio choked and had it put it in chronological order before release.

It's been a long time since I've seen it but the original idea is compelling.
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#2 of 5 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted July 20 2006 - 04:11 AM

I'd like to see the alternate version. I'm a big fan of the version that was released. I don't suppose Warner would ever release a DVD with both versions?

#3 of 5 OFFLINE   Mark Zimmer

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Posted July 20 2006 - 10:54 AM

That is a great soundtrack, though, isn't it?

#4 of 5 OFFLINE   Stephen_J_H

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Posted July 20 2006 - 11:23 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bradley-E
I'd like to see the alternate version. I'm a big fan of the version that was released. I don't suppose Warner would ever release a DVD with both versions?
If anybody would release the alternate version, it would probably be Warner. I'd even take a flipper to get both.
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#5 of 5 OFFLINE   Bradley-E

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Posted July 20 2006 - 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Stephen_J_H
If anybody would release the alternate version, it would probably be Warner. I'd even take a flipper to get both.


I did vote for it on the new Warner Decision Poll. The version released in 1984 was a underrated gem. A modern film noir. I hope it gets released. But if the original version exists it would be cool to see. I'd even go to a theatre to see it. Unfortunately James Bridges has long passed.





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