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Yes - this happens all the time, and there are hundreds of larger-budget films that go directly to DVD either because test screenings fell flat or the distributors got cold feet. Big names including Pacino, Statham and Butler are not immune to this, and to prevent this question and answer turning into a long list, here is a link to Hollywood.com which ...


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The people who pick which films to release on Criterion already seem like fans of the director, Wes Anderson, having released all of his previous features (except his newest, Moonrise Kingdom, and The Grand Budapest Hotel which has not been released theatrically yet). Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and The ...


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Currently the best legal method to own a digital copy of a movie is to go through UltraViolet. I know this service is probably not as robust as you are looking for but it is currently the standard backed by most of the major production groups and is slowly expanding as new movies are released to DVD. The only problem that I was unable to find out is if this ...


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According to answers on a similar question on ask.com, you have several options: Check your local video store - they sometimes carry edited versions (especially Blockbuster), Contact the production company directly to find out if they have edited films available, Purchase a 'ClearPlay' DVD play that edits out offensive material as the film is played. ...


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IMDb is usually the place to find such information. 1 hr 39 min (99 min) (theatrical) (Germany) 2 hr (120 min) (Berlin International) (Germany) 1 hr 34 min (94 min) (DVD) (Australia) There do appear to be other versions floating around. This review (and others) suggests that at least one DVD release was only 89 minutes long although the ...


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No. Commercial breaks happened (presumably) during mundane events or periods of inactivity. The clock would pick up again when they returned from commercial break. The clock never ended at 42:00, it always ended at 60:00.


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No. TV producers don't shoot more material to fill time on DVD releases that would normally go to commercials.


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Season One is missing the episode "Tick vs. The Mole Men" On August 29, 2006, Buena Vista Home Entertainment released the first season of The Tick on DVD as The Tick vs. Season One. This collection contains only 12 of the 13 episodes. On May 31, 2006, Disney released the following statement regarding the missing episode: "Due to licensing problems, ...



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