What Are Some Good, Hard-to-Find Movies?


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Robert Siodmak's "The Last Roman," The Beatles' "Let It Be" and the original 1977 release of George Lucas's "Star Wars" are acclaimed though difficult-to-find movies as of 2015. These films were never released on DVD or Blu-ray, making them available only on old VHS tapes or LaserDiscs.

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"The Last Roman" is a 1968 film directed by Robert Siodmak and starring renowned actors Laurence Harvey, Orson Welles and Honor Blackman. It was originally filmed in German, and the English-language version has not been released on DVD.

"Let It Be," a 1970 documentary directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, depicts The Beatles shortly before they broke up and includes footage of their final rooftop concert. It was released on VHS and LaserDisc but is now difficult to find because it was never released on DVD, in part because the surviving Beatles have objected to its depiction of the band in decline.

Although numerous re-releases of the special edition of George Lucas's 1977 "Star Wars" are available on DVD and Blu-ray, the original theatrical version of the film has been commercially unavailable since the 1997 release of the special edition. Many fans prefer the original version of the film and regard the special edition alterations as "vandalism." However, the original version is notoriously difficult to find due to Lucasfilm's unwillingness to re-release it.

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