Thursday, July 29, 2010

"He aims to please."

Cliff MacMillan of Shout! Factory confirms that his company will be releasing the long-misunderstood Ralph Bakshi film Coonskin (aka Street Fight) to DVD (possibly Blu?) so we can finally say goodbye to those distasteful gray-market DVDs that crop up even on sites like Amazon. The DVD will have a reversible cover with the less controversial video title Street Fight on one side and the original Coonskin on the other. The onscreen title will be Coonskin, as it appeared on original prints.

I used to have the half-sheet version of this poster, but it was sadly ruined in an apartment flood. The artwork is reminiscent of the below key art and reminds me that I need to pick up the recent Warner Archive release:


jon said...


did Coon Skin ever get released on DVD officially. I would like to replace my VHS copy but cannot find a genuine copy anywhere.

Ned Merrill said...

COONSKIN was delayed for legal reasons. Not sure if Shout Factory! is still going to try to put it out or if it was shelved indefinitely.