Song of the South to be re-released?

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  1. drippy

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    GREAT FIND!!! i hope they do release it, i'd love to get the dvd version
     
  3. Codimus Prime

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    Wow. I love obscure stuff like that. Great find.
     
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    Funny how the Transformers movie got mentioned in there.

    Anyway, I could see this causing a lot of uproar.

    Also, I saw this when I was very young and to this day I still hum "Zippity doo dah" in the shower.
     
  5. Jux

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    Bonus points for a TF:TM reference.
     
  6. drippy

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    Probably because it was still fresh in his mind. It's being re-released in London for a couple of weeks.

    http://www.chud.com/index.php?type=news&id=9488
     
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    Wow, this is awesome. There is a whole generation out there who doesn't even know this movie. I saw it in the theater the last time it was released, sometime in the late 80's.

    Speaking of Song of the South, anyone ever catch the TV Funhouse that SNL did where two kids get to go into the Disney Vault and they got to see the actual version of Song of the South? Funny stuff.
     
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    I hope they do release, it was great!
     
  9. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Awesome, about damn time.
     
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    wait, was he saying transformers the movie was forgettable or unforgettable? the wording is kinda vague.
     
  11. Drake

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    I remember seeing Song of the South in the theater back in the 80's.
     
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    I liked the suggestion Roger Ebert had years ago for this movie. Put it out on DVD and get some of the people who are upset by it like Bill Cosby and Maya Angelou to do a commentary track about what’s wrong with it. That way the DVD can preserve some ground braking film work AND be used as a learning experience.
     
  13. Metal Soldier

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    I remember seeing at least part of it years ago. I wouldn't mind seeing it again as an older, more knowledgeable person.
     
  14. Mr. Jiggles

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    Good. I'm tired of watching my crappy bootleg version with the Asian subtitles.
     
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    I used to work in a theater 20 years ago, when it was last re-released. For some reason, I passed up the opportunity to see it then.

    For free.

    I like to think I'm much smarter now.
     
  16. Mr. Jiggles

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    We took a school field trip to see it. That would NEVER happen today.
     
  17. RabidYak

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    It shows up fairly regularly on TV over here, watched it a couple of years ago.

    I didn't actually find it particularly racist or pro-slavery like most of the complainers make it out to be, despite the historical dubiousness and naevity of the setting. I was particularly amused as all the black characters are actually depicted as really nice folks wheras most of the whites act like arseholes towards the kid.

    Regurdless of opinion thougth, its had shoddy treatment for a technically significant oscar-winning film and trying to bury stuff on the pretense that its may cause offense due to dated subject material is as good as denying that people ever had those views and attitudes in the first place
     
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    I'm feel the same way about a lot of old Tex Avery cartoons. I wish they would get released, but many people would find them offensive.

    In reality, they aren't any more offensive than something you would see on Family Guy. Tex was a pioneer.
     
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    And the thing is many weren't offensive at the time they were released. We're not talking about some of the WW2 propaganda cartoons, or something as clearly derogatory as WB's Coal Black and de Sebbin' Dwarfs (which I have had the pleasure of seeing).
     

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