Monday, July 26, 2010

"I could never hate you, Danny."

When it premiered on network television on May 29 and 30 1984, Prince of the City was shown in 2 2-hour segments, including footage that was not part of the 1981 theatrical cut. I'd love to see this material, but, of course, it was not included on the rather thin "Special Edition" DVD from a few years back. Anyone seen a torrent of this television cut show up on one of those shadowy sites that shall go unnamed here--because I don't know the names of them?:

The above still mis-identifies Tony Page as Richard Foronjy.

2 comments:

J.D. said...

Yeah, I would kill to have the TV version as well. WB really dropped the ball on the DVD release. I also heard that Lumet had recorded an audio commentary but for some reason it was not included. ARgh!

Ned Merrill said...

Yes, early on the DVD was announced with a Lumet commentary. I have a feeling it was never recorded and it was felt that the featurette would suffice.

Perhaps the tv version will surface on Cinemageddon or somewhere similar...