2013 notice board posts
WOW, just WOW. During the Christmas rush, I shamefully neglected to check my emails for a few days. So, when I happened to check them today, I was naturally shocked to find an email from December 21 simply titled "Crack Master", with a 23 MB .mov file attached, as sent through an anonymous emailing service. Immediately my heart rate shot through the roof, and I tried to calm myself down, in the event that it was a fake or a hoax. To my utter delight though, it was indeed the real deal. To the anonymous emailer who sent me the clip, if you're reading this, THANK YOU SO, SO MUCH, from the bottom of my heart; this is without a doubt the best Christmas present I have ever received, bar none!!! P.S. Our suspicions were correct, it IS called Cracks.
Merry Christmas to all :D
I guess it must just be that time of year, because yet another discovery has slipped us by! The two remaining unresurfaced episodes (ie. episodes 2 and 5) of The Popcorn Kid were uploaded to YouTube by mantronix4ever, on September 20th and 21st of this year, respectively.
Thanks for the uploads, mantronix4ever, and thanks to J03yty for bringing them to our attention! The two episodes can be seen in their entirety above.
UPDATE 01 Mar '14: mantronix4ever's YouTube account has recently been suspended due to a copyright violation. As a result, the two found episodes are now being mirrored on The Lost Media Wiki's YouTube channel.
While we're on the topic of late notices, here is one that we just plain forgot to create a notice board post for (sorry). For anyone who didn't see the recordings themselves, or hasn't heard of their recent leaking, three bootleg excerpts from Tim Burton's highly sought-after Hansel and Gretel were uploaded on the 18th of October, courtesy of YouTube user tapio1985 (the same user responsible for recording and uploading the intro to the film some time back), totalling almost 25 minutes!
Big thanks to tapio1985 for the uploads, and for the most complete copy, (and the only copy, for that matter), of this film to ever hit the internet!
Well, wouldn't you know it, another piece of unearthed lost media has slipped us by, for almost a month this time! Our bad. Anyhow, on October 9th, a YouTube user by the name of bumbumdbear uploaded a camcorder recording of the rare English dub of "Minnie Takes Care of Pluto", the so-called "banned" episode of Mickey Mouse Works! The recording was apparently taken from a circa 2010 airing of the elusive episode, on Disney Channel Asia.
For someone like me, (who paid upwards of $100 just to have a Polish version of said episode translated), and all other lost media enthusiasts for that matter, this is excellent news! BIG thanks to bumbumdbear for uploading, and to YouTubeFan43 for originally tipping us off! The English dubbed episode can be seen in its entirety above.
Thanks to Contribution la wikia, DonaldF, JohnGBell, NitrateNut and everyone else who attended!
Rumours have been abundant over the past few days, regarding reports that two previously lost Doctor Who episodes had been found (supposedly taken from the rumoured haul of 100+ episodes allegedly found in Zambia earlier this year). Well, today the BBC have confirmed the exact details of the find: NINE episodes have been rediscovered - the remaining five "The Enemy of the World" episodes (ie. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6), and four of the five missing "The Web of Fear" episodes (ie. 2, 4, 5 and 6) - all of which have since been made available for digital purchase on iTunes!
The episodes were originally rediscovered by TV archive recovery expert Phillip Morris, at a local TV station in Nigeria, and there have even been hints from the BBC that there may be more to come (further perpetuating the rumour of the Zambian episode haul).
So, if you've been following this whole saga over the past couple of days, (as many of us likely have been), you will be well aware that two tracks from Godspeed You! Black Emperor's All Lights Fucked on the Hairy Amp Drooling have recently been released by Reddit user casketjack, who rediscovered a copy of the tape in storage. Its validity has not yet been officially confirmed, but if it is a fake, it is extraordinarily well done (when comparing the photographs of the tape/booklet that casketjack has provided to the low-resolution booklet scans that already existed online).
Sadly, he seems to have decided not to release the remainder of the tape, instead, choosing to sell it off. Good luck with that casketjack, and thanks for the two songs! Having them is better than having nothing at all. You can hear both "Random Luvly Moncton Blue(s)" and "Dadmomdaddy" via the YouTube link above, or you can download casketjack's original .wav upload here.
UPDATE 16 Sep: casketjack recently updated his original post again, shortly before deleting his Reddit account (probably as a result of an overwhelming influx of messages). In his update, he states that he has contacted Constellation Records regarding the matter and that he has asked for their permission to release the full tape online! Here's hoping they let him.
That's right, people; for the first time in over 33 years, Black Angel is finally being publicly screened again - on October 13th at the 36th Mill Valley Film Festival! Despite reports to the contrary, it has been officially confirmed that the restoration was actually done by Athena Studios, not Pixar. The above title screenshot was released for the event and is the public's first glimpse at the digitally restored version of the legendary short film.
Tickets are only $11.50, so if you live nearby, I highly suggest going along to witness this historical re-unveiling of Roger Christian's 1979 directorial debut!
Yesterday, Namowal received a copy of the Crack Master audio documentary from Jon Armond and has graciously shared it for all to hear! Download her original mp3 upload here, or listen to the clip via the above YouTube link.
Thanks Namowal, you rule! And thanks to Jon, of course, for creating it in the first place!
After a brief stint in limbo, I'm back, and the first thing I have to bring everyone up to speed with (if you weren't already aware) is the fact that on August 10, Uncle Sporkums discovered and made it widely known that several minutes of footage from The Day the Clown Cried had surfaced online (the source being an old Dutch documentary on the film, said section of which only having found its way to the internet the day before).
An incredible find if ever I saw one; well done Sporkums, and thanks for bringing this to our attention!
So there you have it... Cosmo Anzilotti did NOT create, nor did he even work on (at least, not that he can recall) Crack Master. Not exactly the news we were hoping for, but at least now we can rule him out as the creator.
Thanks for the speedy response Cosmo, we really appreciate it :) And thanks for the neat Scooby sketch!
Hi all! Shortly, I am going to be personally writing to Cosmo Anzilotti regarding the Crack Master video; with any luck, he will be able to provide us with a copy. However, I have also begun an online petition, which I think, if provided to Anzilotti with said letter, would drastically increase our chances of securing a copy.
So, please, if you have a minute to spare, CLICK HERE TO SIGN the petition.
UPDATE 22 Jul: Alright guys, we hit 200 signatures! I've printed off a copy of the petition and mailed it to Cosmo Anzilotti, along with my letter. Thanks again to everyone who signed, and to anyone who hasn't, you can still feel free to; I sent Anzilotti a link with the petition so that, if he chooses to, he can see how much it has grown since I mailed him, so it certainly wouldn't hurt to continue collecting signatures.
Today, cinemageddon.net user pokes has a VHSRip of the original 1989 film for all to enjoy! HUGE thanks to pokes for finally unearthing this incredible rarity, said to be one of the pioneering films of the found-footage genre.
Check it out now via the streaming links below, or, alternatively, download it directly from our mega.co.nz mirror.
NOTE: Dean Alioto, the director of U.F.O. ABDUCTION has since given the film a DVD re-release which can be purchased here. We condone archival, not piracy, and as this film is now actively available for purchase on a worldwide scale, we have removed all streaming/download links to the film from our wiki. Big thanks to Dean for the re-release (and the signed DVD!)
On the 11th of May, 2013, YouTube user jeffdadude87 (who had previously recorded the entire Big Help-a-thon 5) kindly uploaded a bootleg copy of the episode on our request (but only for a limited time). Thanks jeff!
NOTE: jeffdadude87's original upload has since been removed (as he had previously indicated would happen) and as such has been replaced with a cleaned-up mirror above.
On April 22nd, 2013, Mickey Mouse in Vietnam was silently uploaded to YouTube with System of a Down's "Soldier Side (Intro)" dubbed over the top of it. The upload went largely unnoticed for almost three weeks, and as such, many people were shocked to suddenly be seeing it when the word spread. On that note, we'd like to give a big thanks to abadhiggins for finally unearthing this rarity!
UPDATE 15 May: abadhiggins has, for whatever reason, removed his original upload from YouTube. Not to worry though, as multiple mirrors live on.
UPDATE 30 Jun: In a recent buzzfeed.com interview, co-creator Milton Glaser gave his thoughts on the short's rediscovery.
Following the (rather unsuccessful) Paley Center screening, snowpeck over at myspleen.org has uploaded a VHS rip of the ENTIRE First Ever Short Films by Short People Film Festival (including, of course, the infamous Attack of the Giant Vulture)! HUGE amount of thanks to snowpeck, this is the best, most comprehensive copy we could have possibly hoped for, and we're incredibly grateful for the share.
Huge thank you to /co/, /r/Lost_Films, Pan-Pizza, the Twitter campaigners, the creators of the episode, and, most importantly, Adult Swim for finally unearthing this legendary video. You guys really came through for us, and we are incredibly grateful.
UPDATE 10 Feb: Adult Swim have made the YouTube video private for some reason, and have also removed the streaming link from their site, but that hasn't stopped people spreading it around.