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Shamoan
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Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
I watched "Ernest Goes to Camp" all the time as a kid and it was the best Ernest movie and I want to show it to my kids, but for some reason, its the only Ernest movie I cant find widely available. Ernest goes to the Army, Africa, Jail, Scared Stupid, Saves Chirstmas....all readily available, but for some reason "Goes to Camp" can only be ordered on DVD....what gives?

Any others that you find difficult to find?


Corso
Florida State Fan
Atlanta
Member since Feb 2020
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Without looking up the details I think it's called Going All the Way with Ben Affleck and Jeremy Davies. Saw it once on cable years ago, liked it, never seen it on TV again


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Jor Jor The Dinosaur
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Chicago, IL
Member since Nov 2014
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
I had a really hard time finding Whiplash for a while. I hadn't seen it but knew it was held in extremely high regard.

I finally saw it pop up on Starz earlier this year. Watched it immediately and loved it.


mizzoubuckeyeiowa
Member since Nov 2015
28364 posts

re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Search for the Nile

Miniseries

Produced by BBC, won awards, highly acclaimed.

No idea why its never been released beyond bootleg VHS home video transfers on YouTube. Its on PAL and that took 40 years. Still can't get it in US format.

To sum up what I mean, here's an IMDB review from a another bewildered fan:

The Search for the Nile and have been unable to find this series in spite of the fact that it won the Golden Globe Award best TV special 1973. I have checked all university video libraries, the Smithsonian library, public libraries, all video sources even the BBC. No one has this series. WHY Why has it been pulled from all sources?


The answer? Might come from this review.
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The Search for the Nile was a very ambitious project for the BBC in 1971. It features a good deal of location shooting and the results are certainly impressive. documentary-style historical drama about African exploration is in its own way an astonishing television achievement.

Even more astonishing is that it’s not an exercise in political correctness. It deals with colonialism in a complex and nuanced way. It also deals with slavery but the slavers encountered here are Arabs and Africans.


Finding the source of the Nile is one of the greatest exploration achievements but since it happened during Colonial times, stories of history are banned.


ThuperThumpin
Member since Dec 2013
4019 posts

re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
True Lies. Its weird that such a popular movie is not available to stream or purchase anywhere it seems but in the used DVD or bootleg market.


Jor Jor The Dinosaur
LSU Fan
Chicago, IL
Member since Nov 2014
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Huh, I actually see that one a lot. It was available on Starz recently (might still be) and HBO before that. Also has had runs where it was the movie of the month on AMC.

There was a period when I was in college where one of my roommates and I were watching parts or all of True Lies almost every night.


jchamil
Member since Nov 2009
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
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"Ernest Goes to Camp"


Ha! I tried to find this to watch with my son recently and ran into the same issue as you


DaleGribble
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
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Its weird that such a popular movie is not available to stream or purchase anywhere it seems but in the used DVD or bootleg market.


It's the Tom Arnold effect.


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JetsetNuggs
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jun 2014
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
It’s on Disney+ now but I remember having a hard time finding Heavyweights fairly recently


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ThuperThumpin
Member since Dec 2013
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
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Huh, I actually see that one a lot. It was available on Starz recently (might still be) and HBO before that. Also has had runs where it was the movie of the month on AMC.


Yes it comes and goes but right now I cant find it anywhere which I think is a bit odd especially no physical media.


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imjustafatkid
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Song of the South


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Master of Sinanju
Member since Feb 2012
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
King Kong Lives

A lot of the Hammer classics were hard to find until relatively recently.


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Shamoan
USA Fan
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
i dont get it...they have everything Ernest but this one movie....


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Cypdog
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Member since Jan 2014
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Just before the pandemic I got earnest goes to camp, jail, and scared stupid in a 3 pack from Amazon for like $8. Keep looking.


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sumtimeitbeslikedat
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Vidalia, La
Member since Nov 2013
3536 posts

re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Blazing Saddles???

Hunters Big Day At the Wuhan Meat Market???
This post was edited on 9/10 at 2:39 pm


VoxDawg
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Glory, Glory
Member since Sep 2012
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Boondock Saints was a Blockbuster-exclusive, IIRC


Fewer Kilometers
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Member since Dec 2007
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
The original Heartbreak Kid with Charles Grodin.


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SonicAndBareKnuckles
Member since Jun 2018
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
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True Lies. Its weird that such a popular movie is not available to stream or purchase anywhere it seems but in the used DVD or bootleg market.


Is there a bigger movie than True Lies that has never been released on blu ray?


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udtiger
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Louisiana
Member since Nov 2006
78857 posts

re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
Dogma


SLafourche07
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re: Movies that are difficult to come by that shouldn't be
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Dogma



Was coming to post.

I can’t even remember the last time I saw the OG version with the shite demon because when it used to run on (I think) Comedy Central they had that scene edited out.


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