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Dick

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As you are pouring out the Universal titles lately, might I suggest finally giving us a Blu-ray of AT PLAY IN THE FIELDS OF THE LORD? Very powerful story of missionaries who, in spite of their good intentions (yadda yadda) to bring Christianity to a tribe of indigenous people in South America, lead to their destruction. John Lithgow, Kathy Bates, Tom Berenger, Daryl Hannah & more in a lengthy but mesmerizing look at culture clash and a cautionary tale about interfering in the affairs of others. This was released on VHS and laser disc, but never on legitimate DVD...the bootleg imports are unwatchable.

Please!
 

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Producer Saul Zaentz first tried to make this film in 1965. He discovered that MGM owned the rights to Peter Matthiessen's novel. Zaentz continued to try to buy the property every time there was a top executive change at MGM until 1989, when the new studio heads Jay Kanter and Alan Ladd, Jr. decided that MGM would not make the film. Zaentz then paid $1.4 million for the rights.[4]

The picture was filmed in Belém, Pará, Brazil. It was released to theaters in the U.S. on December 6, 1991. While the film has been released to VHS and Laserdisc, the film was never released on DVD nor Blu-ray anywhere (except for a 2013 DVD release in Spain). This is due to a rights issue with Universal Pictures (the distributor of the film) and Warner Bros. (current distributors of the Saul Zaentz library).
 

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Producer Saul Zaentz first tried to make this film in 1965. He discovered that MGM owned the rights to Peter Matthiessen's novel. Zaentz continued to try to buy the property every time there was a top executive change at MGM until 1989, when the new studio heads Jay Kanter and Alan Ladd, Jr. decided that MGM would not make the film. Zaentz then paid $1.4 million for the rights.[4]

The picture was filmed in Belém, Pará, Brazil. It was released to theaters in the U.S. on December 6, 1991. While the film has been released to VHS and Laserdisc, the film was never released on DVD nor Blu-ray anywhere (except for a 2013 DVD release in Spain). This is due to a rights issue with Universal Pictures (the distributor of the film) and Warner Bros. (current distributors of the Saul Zaentz library).

Then I say: Give it up, Warner Bros. You have a deal going with Shout!, too.
 
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