Petition to Warner Brothers, Orion Pictures, Milos Forman, Warner Home Video, Michael Hausman, Bertil Ohlsson, The Criterion Collection
Have the Theatrical Cut of Amadeus (1984) released on bluray
The Theatrical Cut of Amadeus has, basically, been extinct since the inferior Director's Cut was released. Still to this day, there hasn't been a bluray release of the Theatrical Cut, the version fans and critics have loved since 1984. The new generation has been down-grading this masterpiece because of the added scenes and fans cannot enjoy it in all its glory like they did back in the day. These factors have affected the film's legacy and now it has become a forgotten masterpiece. Warner Bros, as well with the director Milos Forman and Orion Pictures, can act to make a difference and release the Theatrical Cut in a new restoration, that will be glorious to watch. Also, with the addition of Dolby Atmos and 4K, this could bring much more life into the picture and offer a greater experience. The PG rating will also attract young audiences into this film and learn the true beauty of cinema, as opposed to the longer, rated R version of the film that mostly patient adults will find enjoyment in. The Original Theatrical Cut has always been my favorite film, since I first saw it on DVD when I was 11 years old. I have had other people borrow my copy and they too love this movie as much as I do. I watched it with my whole family and we all gazed up at our TV screen in wonder. Unfortunately the Theatrical Cut is very rare to come across these days, being overshadowed by the inferior Director's Cut that has already been transfered to bluray. I don't want to have the original cut become extinct and WE, the fans of the academy award winning masterpiece, can prevent that from happening by insisting on a new restoration of the Theatrical Cut we love and contacting the studio and director. Please sign this petition as this is very personal to me and many others. Just one signature from you can hugely helps us bring this cut back to life. Your signature COUNTS.
Petition to Netflix
Netflix, We Want to Watch the Credits
Dear Netflix, We want to watch the credits full screen, and without distraction. Hundreds, or even thousands of people work together to create a film or series episode for our enjoyment. We want to honor those people by watching the credits. We sometimes want to ruminate on what we just saw without being jarringly thrown into an ad for your other content. And heck, sometimes we just want to listen to the last snippet of the composer's beautiful score in a nice dark room. On many of your platform apps, as soon as the credits start, they shrink into a tiny box, and we’re shown an ad for your other content. Sure, it may not be an ad in the traditional sense, but many of us feel that we're being shouted at, saying “hey, those people in the credits aren't important — come watch this other stuff instead!” And y'know, that's fine once the film is actually over, but interrupting our enjoyment of the closing moments of the film, so that you can shout at us, is exactly why many of us left cable TV years ago. Having to go through gymnastics any time we want to watch the credits (which for many of us is every time) is exhausting. I'm sure not everyone feels the same way about the credits, but at least give us the option for a peaceful credits experience. A box to check, that tells you to keep the credits full screen and leave us alone until the movie or episode is over. While you're at it, please give us an option to kill obnoxiously loud menu trailers, the “skip intro” button, and the automatic skip-ahead when playing the next episode in a series, eh? We just want to watch the film or episode as its creators made it, without modification. Respectfully, Your viewers who care about the experience
Petition to Collyn Keitt
SCREEN 'CARNIVAL OF SOULS' AT THE DTLA ROOFTOP CINEMA CLUB THIS OCTOBER!!!
If I receive 200 signatures, Rooftop Cinema Club has agreed to screen Carnival of Souls this October. This 1962 horror film means a lot to me, and I KNOW there are other people out there who are dying to see it on the big screen too. So, LET'S DO THIS!!! Plot: Mary Henry (Candace Hilligoss) ends up the sole survivor of a fatal car accident through mysterious circumstances. Trying to put the incident behind her, she moves to Utah and takes a job as a church organist. But her fresh start is interrupted by visions of a fiendish man (Herk Harvey). As the visions begin to occur more frequently, Mary finds herself drawn to the deserted carnival on the outskirts of town. The strangely alluring carnival may hold the secret to her tragic past.
Petition to WarnerMedia
Keep FilmStruck Alive
FilmStruck is a streaming service dedicated to preserving film history and providing an outlet for film lovers all over the world to open their eyes and experience films they may never have experienced otherwise. With a master team of curators and presenters, they have gotten to showcase films that will likely never find a home on any other streaming platform, with incredible "Star of the Week" and "Director of the Week" selections, exploring the cinema of genres and movements around the world, and, most recently, they've curated invaluable series of films directed by women and LGBT filmmakers. They have given cinephiles an indispensable resource for appreciating cinema, and provided so much joy to all those who thought that many of these movies would never see the light of a streaming platform. And on November 29, 2018, just two years after they opened up shop, they are going to be shut down. FilmStruck was always advertised as a "niche market," but this goes beyond mere demographics and streaming numbers. This was not about creating the next Netflix or Hulu, this was about preserving the art of film from all walks of life through the years. As physical media slowly dies off, film lovers all over the world wonder what's going to happen to their favorite classic films, their favorite rare art-house wonders, and their favorite international movies. FilmStruck was a welcome breath of fresh air from the homogeneity of all other streaming services, and made us think for a brief while that perhaps these films would be able to have a home on streaming. The decision of large corporations to shut out large parts of their film library to the general public, whether through discontinuing DVDs, letting film prints rot in a basement somewhere, or removing them from streaming services, has massive ramifications for the future of preservation. Right now, there are archives all over the country racing to digitize hundreds of thousands of films before they break down and are inevitably lost forever. But if there is no place to share these films, what good will it do? Warner Bros. has one of the most storied histories in all of Hollywood. They single-handedly brought an entire industry to its knees with its unwavering faith in sound, they made tough, realistic pictures during the Depression, and gave us some of the most legendary screen idols from Bette Davis to Humphrey Bogart. If they don't preserve their own history and keep their legacy alive for future audiences, what hope is there for any of the great films of previous generations? FilmStruck is not just a niche market, it is a massive archive dedicated to keeping art of the past alive, much in the way a museum keeps artists from centuries ago alive. It deserves to live, not only to provide an outlet for film lovers of the past but also to create new fans through the next several generations, and perhaps open some more eyes along the way. #SaveFilmStruck