Samuel_Scott wrote:If the long rumoured fourth film ever gets actually made, then hopefully we will see some decent versions!
It'll be out right alongside the pristine new transfers of the Star Trek
movies and London After Midnight
New Line only handle the US release, and they have it pegged at PG-13, so as to make it more commercial. They wouldn't want to release an R-rated edition because it might taint the brand, nor would they bring it out unrated, as the sale of New Line to Warner means than this isn't going to happen. Warner rarely bring out unrated editions, except for "prestige" titles like Eyes Wide Shut
, Natural Born KIllers,
etc and this is strictly on a case-by-case basis. This is why John Waters is not happy for them to own his notorious films, as they won't bring them out, nor licence them to other companies. This bullheaded attitude also stops an international company having access to the vault materials and re-editing their own extended/uncensored editions of movies they own the rights to in other territories.
As much as a gorgeous, 20th anniversary remaster of the international version of Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery
would be great, it isn't going to happen.