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 Does anyone know why this movie is so unavailable? It would have been a perfect addition to TCM's September spotlight, The Jewish Experience on Film.  I have never seen it on any cable channel or DVD.



It's been tied up in rights "hell" for a long, long time.  Would be great to see it finally get free.


Haven't seen it since its original release.

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I believe it should now be available on dvd.  It was just restored with the help from Canadian government funds last year and had a screening at Cannes which was attended by Ted Kotcheff and Richard Dreyfuss.

This restored print has aired on Canadian movie channels.  I have to say, though it was clean it didn't look as good as I thought it would.  Maybe too bright.

But it probably still remains the best Canadian feature ever made.  Dreyfuss is great as is Joe Silver, Jack Warden and Denholm Elliott gives a a career best performance.

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Howdy All! And Happy Spring, eh!


Anyway, FYI this article from the Feb. 16, 2013 issue of "The Toronto Star" discusses the restored version:


The article above states the film rights for Canada were held by Alliance Films. That company was bought by Entertainment One in 2013 (and the rights with it):



Apparently Entertainment One has a distribution deal with Time Warner - the parent company of TBS and TCM...


So who knows about American film rights??


The full film is on Facebook.


Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yotq4Y8bl4c


And here:


It is a great movie and I've always enjoyed it.

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