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Thursday, May 21, 2009

DVD Evaders: Endless Love (1981)

Wait. Check it. 1981's teen classic, Endless Love. Directed by Franco Zeffirelli (Romeo & Juliet) Starring Brooke Shields. With first on screen roles for James Spader, Jami Gertz and Tom Cruise. The hit title song that everyone and their mother mouths the words to when it comes on, is not on DVD. How is this possible?

Universal owns the rights to this doomed teenage romance, and they are far too busy re-releasing the same shitty movies on DVD over and over. Perhaps instead of yet another release of The Mummy with Brendan Fraser, they can give their catalog a little love? I'm not even asking for endless amount of it. Just this memorable little movie already. Maybe they're afraid of a little teen romance with actual, gasp, sex?

 

6 comments:

Amanda By Night said...

OMG! This movie! I saw it years ago with a friend of mine named Suzanne Somers (no joke) and she was wondering why her boyfriend wasn't this romantic, and I was all, "He burned down their house!"

I know there's a lot of love for Endless Love and it's certainly enjoyable but man, what a train wreck.

Martin Hewitt is so hot it's ridiculous!

I am surprised myself this isn't on DVD. I mean, it was a MAJOR hit. You might be right about the sex thing Meep. People nowadays are way too PC...

Keith said...

I would love to see that film again. It's been ages. I always loved the song too.

Cinema Du Meep said...

I think the song way overshadowed the movie. I was really into this movie as a kid. I even enjoyed the novel it was based on. Plus I feel it still holds up as a film. First love is a powerful thing. Zefirelli captured that well.

The Flying Maciste Brothers said...

Don Murray rocks almost as hard with this as he did in CONQUEST FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES! I have a lovely widescreen DVD from the Netherlands (I think) -- so the master exists.

- Howard

Cinema Du Meep said...

Flying--

They also released a widescreen disc at some point in england. I of course had to pick that up when it first came out. The US is so backwards...

Deep Dish said...

I remember liking this film, too--as well as the novel. It's weird what they release on DVD and what they don't. Great post!

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