GUEST COLUMN: Out of Print (84 Charlie MoPic)

Photo: New Century Vista Picture Company

Photo: New Century Vista Picture Company

Alexander Patteson

Welcome to Out of Print, my series of reviews on films that are currently unavailable on DVD, for one reason or another.

Sometimes, they can only be found on VHS or Laserdisc and never made it to DVD. Other times, these movies have gone out-of-print, meaning they were released on DVD at some point in the past, but they’ve stopped being manufactured.

Either way, many of these films are now hard, if not impossible, to track down. Each entry will look at a different film, and explore the possible reasons why it isn’t currently available for purchase. Whether a movie’s marred by copyright issues, surrounded by controversy, or perhaps is just terrible, I’ll get to the bottom of things.

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