Most of us plan out things in advance and invest our time and all that we’ve got in the present for it to turn out ell in the future, now imagine dropping off all those efforts and forced to move on and figure out something else, a different goal how would that feel? Frustrating? A wasted experience? Right? Well that’s exactly what these directors and the entire crew behind unreleased movies must have felt when their piece is flopped or denied or just procastinated indefinitely.
There are many movies with amazing plotlines and direction which are dusting away unreleased and unappreciated somewhere in the offices of production units for uncountable reasons.
Here is a short list of such unreleased movies which I think you’d love feeling sorry about,
This 2004 film by Roger Scary was filmed in 2001 and is yet to be released for the public. This movie is a blend of the movie, “The Laws of Attraction” and the book “Glamorama” by Bret Easton Ellis. Glitterati works on a 4 minute scene from the movie Laws of Attraction. This 4 minutes scene from The Laws of Attraction was actually a 70 hour long scene condensed to 4 minutes. Avary the director of Glitterati uses this scene and reels an entire movie with it. Avary has been delaying with the release of the movie because he finds it ethically questionable because it involves Kip Pardue, the hero of the movie basically wooing actual everyday women in Europe which was filmed by Avary and Greg Shapiro the producer on a PAL Sony PD-150. Therefore it gives kind of reality show feeling and releasing them would be unethical he feels. Bret Easton Ellis said of the film that “for many legal reasons, it will never see the light of day”. So we might never see the movie I guess.
The Day the Clown Cried:
A movie on World War, is it too irrelevant these days? I think not. The movie is an unfinished drama directed and starred by Jerry Lewis. The movie is about a German Clown who because of turn of fate is imprisoned in a common camp fir the Jews and the convicts who re oppose the Nazi’s morals. With just a fence separating the German convicts for from the Jews they were living as neighbours just a fence apart.
The German Clown who loves entertaining people is treated very badly by the other German convicts, his only sunshine is the happy laughter of the Jewish children who enjoy his performance from the other side therefore the clown makes it a routine to perform for them secretly whenever he could. However the Nazis aware of his ability to draw kids use him as a Pied Piper to draw the Jewish children to the holocaust room, sunken with distraught and hoping for a miracle that never came for the children the clown also accompanies the children into the holocaust room.
This movie faced lots of criticisms for it’s content and therefore was put to rest to be released not before June 2024 by Jerry Lewis. Too late I know but I would definitely give this a go for the touching plot of the movie.
My Bestfriend’s Birthday (1987)
This list is only getting better, this one’s for the Tarantino fans out there. The movie is a partially lost Black and White amateur film directed, edited, co-written and co-produced by Tarantino. The movie according to Wikipedia is similar to his other movie True Romance a 1993 romantic crime film, some even consider this a prequel to the movie. The original movie was about 70 minutes long but half of it was burnt due to a fire accident and now only 36 minutes of the movie is left.
The movie revolves around Clarence who’s been trying to give his friend Mickey-who’s been just dumped by his girlfriend-an unforgettable birthday party . The movie is said to be an amateur film but with some amazing dialogues which would stick to your mind because it’s been said by Tarantino.
You can still watch the 34 minutes of the movie on YouTube
This thriller movie directed by George Sluizer was supposed to be released in 2012. The project was cancelled because of the death of Phoenix, who is the villain of this movie. The movie was screened twice to a private audience and at some film festivals. The DVD of the movie was released in Germany in 2018 and that was it.
The movie is about a young widower ‘Boy’ who has retreated to desert after the death of his young wife who died because of some radiations emitted from a nearby factory. Meanwhile a couple get stranded in the desert because of their car wreck. Boy rescues them but develops feelings for the woman hoping to rebuild a new life with the woman and this ultimately kills him in the end. No I didn’t give away the entire plot it’s what happens before his death that the entire movie is about. After realising that Phoenix was half Native American who spent his time carving Voodoo dolls in caves and that this was his last movie my interests perked up only to be shushed down again.
None of my list would be complete without a Caprio in it but this is not the Caprio that we’re used to. This 90’s Indie film is about three friends who gather every Saturday night to discuss about their life. When this is a tradition that they followed they also followed another tradition of bringing a new girl to the meeting every week. Di Caprio and Maguire were totally against the release of this movie which was shot in like two weeks. The producer of the movie filed a plaintiff against the two actors for stopping the reader of the film in stealthy manners for which they responded that they expected it to be a short film and not a full feature film and therefore the movie was banned to be released in U.S. Wheatley the co-producer of this movie however streamed the movie on freedonsplum.com and that’s how we’ve gotten clips of the movie so thank you Wheatley.
Though these movies never made it to the big screens the story was uncontainable and since everyone loves a good story and play out the stories like movies in our mind we’ve become directors of different versions of the same story and though our movies also wouldn’t be out it will still creep out our minds and into our creative products and that’s how the story will continue living.