Cool article about 'Eternally Shelved Movies'

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    Not one mention of the foreign aquisitions they're sitting on. They've had Mamoru Oshii's "Avalon" since early 2000, and they have yet to even put it on the schedual. Given that they're probably going to cut the heart out of it (predicting 40min of cuts personally) and release it dub only (OSL is Polish) maybe it's almost better they don't
     
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    Yeah, the article is fairly soft on Miramax. Jonathan Rosenbaum's book Movie Wars is a worthwhile read for anyone who'd like to know more about Harvey Weinstein's practices, especially in regard to acquiring films and then never releasing them.
     
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    In the article, the plot description for the movie Edges of the Lord sounds a lot like the great movie Europa Europa (aka Hitlerjunge Salomon). Is it a remake?
     
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    Well, I haven't seen Europa, Europa, but it wasn't credited when I saw Edges Of The Lord at the Boston Film Festival last year.

    And, um, it was bad. The sad kind of bad, a jaw-droppingly ill-conceived movie with good production values. But, geez, how did so many talented people think it was a good idea?
     
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    "In the article, the plot description for the movie Edges of the Lord sounds a lot like the great movie Europa Europa (aka Hitlerjunge Salomon). Is it a remake?"
    ...no!...
    ...and nor is the movie as obscure as all that, since - surprise! surprise! - it is available on a Norwegian DVD...
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
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    Ross, I meant to point that quote out too. Miramax's "brand" has been tarnished for a few years now. Look at all the middlebrow "arthouse" stuff they've been pushing out there with more interest in Oscar noms than quality.
     
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    There are lots of movies the studios are sitting on that have never been released in any fashion. According to the book Easy Riders Raging Bulls, one such film is a 70's Jerry Lewis flick about a clown in a concentration camp. Supposedly it's been sitting on a shelf, unseen by any audience for about 30 years.
     
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    Scott I just finished reading The Day The Clown Cried after years of hearing about the JL film no one will ever see I came across this link while looking for something else, and had to download it to see what all the fuss was about.
    kd
     
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    Well I got D-Tox and Avalon on R2 DVDs so I really don't care when they're released in US as long as they're out somewhere in the world.
     
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