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7 Classic Films Rescued From Obscurity

  • By Forrest Cardamenis
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  • March 14, 2013 11:24 AM
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Last week, it was announced that "Warm Bodies" director Jonathan Levine's feature film debut, "All The Boys Love Mandy Lane," is finally getting U.S. distribution, seven years after its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. "Mandy Lane" was purchased by The Weinstein Company and scheduled for a 2007 release, but the failure of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez exploitation saga "Grindhouse" scared the company and led them to sell the film to Senator Entertainment. Senator Entertainment went out of business shortly thereafter, and so the film fell by the wayside until its rescue last week. This is not the first time an acclaimed film has been rescued from obscurity. Here are five other lucky enough to find an audience against all odds.