Poll: Intentionally Lost Films
These films have either never been officially released in the U.S. or were released only briefly with no subsequent home video releases. Which of them do you most want to see? Discuss this list here
Poll by: sheetsadam1
Created Mar 8 2014
The Day the Clown Cried (1972)
Jerry Lewis wrote, directed and starred in this film involving a circus clown in Nazi Germany who is imprisoned in a concentration camp. It has never been officially released due to Lewis's dissatisfaction with the film.
The Fantastic Four (1994)
Produced by Roger Corman on a $1 million budget in under a month, this film was made solely to retain the rights to the Fantastic Four franchise.
The Brave (1997)
Johnny Depp and Marlon Brando star in Depp's directorial debut which involves a Native American who agrees to star in a snuff film. It was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and released internationally, but Depp has blocked it's U.S. release due to mixed reviews.
My Father (2003)
In Charlton Heston's final role he portrayed the notorious SS officer Josef Mengele. Unreleased in the U.S.
The Last Movie (1971)
Dennis Hopper's second directorial effort following "Easy Rider." Hopper played a former stunt man living in Peru. The cast also included Peter Fonda, Michelle Phillips and Kris Kristofferson. Screened at the Venice Film Festival and had a two-week run in New York City.
The Marshal of Windy Hollow (1972)
An attempt by "B western" stars of the '40s like Sunset Carson, Tex Ritter, and Ken Maynard to relive their past success, this film was shot in 12 days and was never released.
The Gong Show Movie (1980)
A fictionalized account of the late '70s TV hit "The Gong Show." It was pulled from theaters after a very short run and never released on home video.
Director Tobe Hooper ("The Texas Chain Saw Massacre," "Poltergeist") directed this experimental film related to the hippie culture. It was screened regionally on college campuses at the time and at the SXSW Film Festival in 2007, but is yet to have a wide release.
Elvis in Concert (1977)
Filmed during Elvis Presley's final tour, this TV special was shown only once on CBS. His estate has blocked subsequent airings and home video releases.
The Star Wars Holiday Special (1978)
This TV special found Han Solo and Chewbacca celebrating Life Day. It aired only once on CBS and George Lucas has ruled out any home video releases.
Drawing Restraint 9 (2005)
Was released theatrically and a soundtrack album was released as well, but not released on home video.
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