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What's this petition about?
The Keep, a film released by Paramount in 1983 (marking its 30th anniversary this year), directed by Michael Mann, starring Scott Glenn and scored by Tangerine Dream to this day (2014/03/12), has yet to even be released on DVD, officially.
It did have a limited VHS and Laserdisc release, but we've now passed the DVD age and have moved on into Blu-ray technology. This petition is to Paramount, Michael Mann and Tangerine Dream to work together and through all the legal issues to finally bring us the official, full, director's cut of The Keep on Blu-ray in a high-definition transfer.
Perhaps, this is something that Scream Factory can make happen.
More about the film itself.
A wonderfully stylish horror/fantasy film that has built a cult following over the years. From Wikipedia:
Within a deserted citadel (the "Keep" of the title) in World War II Romania lies entrapped a dangerous and malevolent entity named Radu Molasar. When the German Army occupies the castle to control the Dinu Mountain Pass, Molasar is unwittingly unleashed from deep within the innermost recesses of the citadel by a pair of treasure-seeking soldiers who pry precious metal icons from the keep's inner walls. When the icons come free, 'something' changes and the viewer gets a sense of foreboding. In the ensuing days, Molasar emerges briefly and consumes the treasure seekers' life energy. A detachment of Einsatzkommandos then arrives to deal with what is thought to be partisan activity. The Einsatzkommandos' actions only fuel the demon's hunger for bloodshed and soon more troops begin to die in mysterious, gruesome ways.
At the instigation of the local priest, the Germans retrieve a Jewish historian, Professor Theodore Cuza, from a death camp to decipher a mysterious message emblazoned on a wall of the keep. The demonic and, at this point, cloudlike Molasar saves the professor's daughter, Eva Cuza, from a sexual assault by two Einsatzkommandos and then enlists the aid of her grateful father to escape from the Keep. Cuza is also cured of his debilitating scleroderma by the touch of Molasar and therefore becomes doubly indebted to the malevolent entity. However, a mysterious stranger arrives to foil this plan. After a misguided and unsuccessful attempt by the professor to have the "angelic" stranger stopped, and after a sexual liaison between the "angel" and Eva, the two supernatural beings engage in a confrontation in which the demon is weakened and drawn back into the innermost recesses. Concurrently, the mysterious heroic 'angel' becomes tansformed into the same metallic icons, thus forming a sort of plug or key inset into the keep's inner walls retaining the malevolent Molasar once more.
Strangely enough, the film can be found on Netflix Instant Watch.
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Gregory Allen Zbranek Please release a director's cut of this film with an isolated soundtrack. I would be so happy. Thanks. Charles P. Wood Please try to make it a Director's Cut with an Isolated Soundtrack if Possible. Raymond Smyth Ben Fraser Directors cut please!! Peter Hagenaers Please release a remastered version of this movie! Anthony Smith Danny R Williams At this point james burke A favourite of mine that should be allowed a directors cut (with the tangerine dream soundtrack) TIM WATKINS Saw it on 35mm recently. One of my favourite horror films. Seeing the directors cut would be a dream come true. Come on Paramount please make it happen. Connor Quade Important film in the career of Michael Mann and one of the most fascinating Thomas Carpentier Release "The Keep" director's cut Walter McDougall Please release a Director's Cut Blu-ray with isolated soundtrack. That would be most awesome as this is a fantastic film. Thank you. Marcel Rocque James Oxyer This film has lavished in obscurity for far too long. It is a brilliant display of sight and sound with perfect atmosphere and great effects. This film is the most-deserving of a Blu-Ray release than any other kurt wiley Definitely a worthwhile movie to re-release on blu-ray Jonathan Rasimowicz Something's been......released.....well not yet!!!! We need this in HD now! Mr Glyn Greaves Remember watching this with my Dad on VHs. Would mean a Great deal for so many reasons Paul David Maddock Intrigued to see the full version - saw it in the theater back in high school. Michael David Smith 3 hour the Keep? I'm in. Jacob Zaner Saw this film with my father at the theatre when it came out. Have always wanted to own a copy on DVD. Would love a directors cut. Danny flego Ran Raider One of the best poetic horror movies of all time. I hope the full directors cut is released. I have waited too long to add it to my collection. Gary Leicester Matthew Potvin It's 2013 why deny us? Aaron D. King Jr. Daniel Gagan I would gladly overpay for a directions cut DVD version of the Keep. Nikos Triantafillou I copied the previous comment: Gregory Allen Zbranek Love this film. Please Please finally release a full director's cut with an isolated score track. Richard Villafana Great movie, deserves at least a DVD release, preferrably a Bluray John Caruso The KEEP is one of my favorites. Please release it on DVD SOON!! Kevin Upperstrom hassan razzaq please release this unreleased classic so a new generation of film fans can see what true art is. Thomas Carpentier "The Keep" is an enchanting experience. The public deserve a DVD/Blu-ray release as soon as possible. The ultimate dream would be an extended director's cut under the supervision of Michael Mann. Please, make it happen! MIGUEL ANGEL FERREIRO Please release a Director's Cut of "The Keep" on blue-ray. Martin Oates Always been fascinated by this movie, and would love to see the proper original version (directors cut). The start of the film is very atmospheric, with the soundtrack emphasing it. The Demon itself is probably the scariest most sinister one in a movie! My VHS copy wearing out - release on DVD! Brett Anthony Harrison I'd pay good money for a BD of this film. christof deconinck Matthew Stringer A full remaster please, not a VHS transfer! David Seigler I agree completely. Hi def transfer with isolated score would be outstanding. Would buy in a heartbeat! clifford thomas proctor get it on bluray - with all the different versions !! Simon Shanley Would love to hear director's commentary Ken Naylor Digitally remastered extended version on DVD / Blu Ray for 2014 please. Marc Daniel Bly Panter One of my favorites please release full movie in Blue Ray format. Pierre C yr Cmon already! Bluray theatrical with extended directors cut and gobs of extras :). Garth Hill Director's cut would be incredible. Riccardo Simone Berdini Please.... the world need it!!!! Christopher Bussmann I would love to see this film finally get a proper release! William Allen Smith Long, long overdue. Maciej Kowalski Gary Robert Stephenson Please release a remastered director's cut of The Keep. A theatrical re-release would be better but blu-ray/DVD would be a very welcome second best. Eamonn Murray Love this movie, have been waiting all through the DVD generation for a release. Please make it happen - I really want to see an extended cut... Rene Splinter Now would be the perfect time to release a 30th anniversary box set. Sean Michael Provost Please release this film in its' uncut form in the blu ray format. The Keep and Michael Mann deserve this! An isolated score track would be nice too! Thank you Shout! Factory! Jeffrey Wang Jake McDonald Isolated soundtrack please! Philip Brocklehurst Please release a Director's Cut of this cult classic. This unique, beautiful work of art must be seen in its true form. Jonathon Doyle David Weaver Trent Trobaugh Darren FC Rouse Daniel Sjöberg I would love to see The Keep again. I saw it on VHS in the late 80's and a Blu Ray would be a fine addition to my growing collection. Alan Barros Nogueira Such masterpiece deserve to be release in its complete version. So many films have found their place nowadays, this one must to be in this group. Paul Deckard Please release a remastered Directors Cut of this great movie. Paramount you are losing money just think of all the fans that would buy this!!! Michael Andrew Newton Full directors cult please, Arrow video in the UK could do an excellent job with this film. Jeffrey Crawford Tomas Marcelo Ruiz I support this idea, hope it works! Graham D. Chalmers Include all footage, somewhere on the DVD/Bluray, including the "happy" ending. Irwin G Michelman Rene Kaszas Gary Elbert Aldrich Please release this film on Blu-ray. Karl Ayers Kaefer It would be wonderful to have a director's cut with all the lost footage restored to this great film! Jessica Hitchner Please try to restore this to its original vision!!! Would love to see it before the studios got it's hands into it! Ken Naylor Please release this movie in any format at all. Jon Bayliss david fullam Rafael Fernandez A great film a directors cut on blu-ray would be great Scott LeBrun Sean Dorris Bill Neighbors I saw this film in 1983 at the movies and have been a big fan ever since. I own the laser disc but would love to have it on blu-ray. Andrea Groppi Director's cut with the Tangerine Dream ost Arun Arul Simply the greatest movie. Deserves a proper 1080/24p and DTS-HD MA release. Philip Brocklehurst The Keep needs to be released in its full form, the Director's Cut needs to be seen. The work of art deserves to be complete. Sean Smith Has to be the director's cut. It is such a unique piece of cinema even with its flaws. Would be incredible to see what Mann truly intended. Harry Griffin-hayes Malcolm Brocklehurst Philip Martin Hall Nothing would please me more than to see this great movie on blu-ray. As its the 30th anniversary how about both theatrical & directors cut plus a CD of Tangerine Dream's soundtrack. Please paramount listen to the fans! Gustavo Moreno Gran película, please release it on BLURAY Larry Swiercz So many great actors in this film. With the soundtrack no other movie sets a mood like this. Neil Oliver it is long overdue this film should be released as a director's cut with plenty of special features on blu ray come on guys. This is a disgrace that we have passed the dvd age and still no release. Gene Ariani jon mackenzie i not a directors cut maybe a decent copy of the film ,with the deleted scenes as part of the bonus features jaimie hughes Love this film and book,would be delighted with the mythical 3hour cut. John Stevenson Jared Dhaliwal Richard John Blackwell Anthony Hollis Are you serious? Produced a full directors cut for this cult classic already! I'm tired of waiting! Kevin Berne What are you waiting for ?!? Jonathan Taptich Roger Rietdijk 30 years later, nice to come up with the director's cut now! Marcel Smeulders I love this film. Come on remaster it and give it a DVD/Blue Ray status. Domonic Garland I have the signed book, a video, a TV recording, a board game, and sound track. Now Ladies and Gentlemen, I'm waiting for DVD or Blu-ray. James Michael Great atmospheric movie, want to see the original full cut, definitely a film I want in the collection to go along with the other unique greats. Please get this released on Blu-Ray !!! ... And not just for Region 1 (US) Friedemann Brauss Michael Mann real sets the mood with this excellent movie. It might still frighten people but in a good way. Dmitry Anisavets The KEEP is one of my favorites. Please release it on DVD and BD. douglas scott John Echols Chad Fuller We need a Directors Cut with the MISSING Footage that Paramount cut off the film. We need the Movie restored to Mann's original vision. Jode Sanchez This movie would be a great addition to the digital age we live in now. A movie that is a rare experience for all film lovers Andrew James Woolgar Its a masterpiece and is better the last few Mann movies so why is it left in the 80's... Thief is finally out so get this out too. Emmanuel Samia Gracia Great Movie!!!! Love to see Director's Version, FULL!!! Terry Smith malachy mc keaveney would appreciate the director's cut,also rare to see accurate ww2 vehicles,and uniforms. Anthony James English Kellie Matthews Daniel K Tomlin I have loved this movie from the first time I saw it, I had the Laser Disc and would watch it all the time. This is one of Michael Mann's best films. larry b I would love to see the full directors cut but would purchase the 93 min version dvd or bluray. I considered buying a laserdisc player just for this. Darryl Pearson I am utterly amazed that this film still hasn't been given the release on Blu-ray that it deserves. I was a bit of a connoisseur of horror films in my late teens, and The Keep stood out as being stylish and original, an instant classic. I'd release it myself using my own cash if I had permission! Paul Shipkoski Give it up Mr. Mann! Don't be selfish. Christopher A Elston Jeremy Littleton Tangerine Dream soundtrack and all 3 hours of it! Kevin Lawrence Tole The Full uncut film would be appreciated. Micheal Tod tolver Michael Lamarr Courtright One of my favorite films ever (along with David Lynch's "Dune") Please release a director's cut of this film!!! Darin Hunt This movie needs to be reborn through blu ray. Mark Hess A remastered edition in Bluray with Director's Cut and Original Theatrical Release. DAY HD Master audio. Might as well do if right. Richard Snyder A director's cut would be great. Bernhard Zurbruegg The odds seem bad, the attempt futile. But you gotta try, right? Legal issues are there to be dealt with. Man made, man solved. PLEASE finally release this in hi-def BD with extras and isolated score. Paramount and Virgin, solve the legal issues. Michael and Edgar, get over your personal issues with Simon Smith James Doshi Edward Eugene mcclain This films should be on DVD or blue ray. Directors cut. paul white Benjamin Cornelius-Bates Let's make this happen! KODY KRAPFF Gareth O'Connor Sure, The Keep is a flawed film. But the main thing is that it's a Michael Mann film. It simply can't be ignored. I have a 1.85:1 recording off TV, but the print quality isn't great. I'd really love to see it in full 2.35:1 and in HD too. I'd buy a BD of it straight away, no question. william geddes an extended directors cut would be a real bonus on a paramount first time dvd/blueray release but atleast could the cinema version be released for a start Matthew Kenneth Long Deluxe edition featuring alternate versions (as is the case for Blade Runner/The Wicker Man), isolated score and original poster art for the cover. Francis Trento Neil Harrison Blu-ray please!! David W. Bachman This movie is one of my all-time favorites and it deserves a DVD/Blueray release! Jan Slodyczka I'd love a bluray of this one. Keith A. Duncan Carlos Miguel Avilés Cabrera 180 min. release director's cut Brian Wess This is a Great Film with wonderful performances from talented actors and a haunting soundtrack that acts as a character within the film from one of the best stylistic directors of the 1980's before he sold out and went Hollywood. Darren Wright Kevin Reynolds Leo Dean Come on people let's make this thing happen. Don't let this classic die. Raj Patel 3 hours was cut to just 1hr 30m, there's need to be complete reedit and remaster. Possibly beyond the likes of criterion and requires studio interest Peter Lukac I - want - it - yesterday! Sheridan Seraphin I'd love to see Michael Mann's The Keep on blu ray. It's an underrated gem and it's visually astounding cinematography will translate beautifully to blu ray. Sheridan Seraphin I'd love to see Michael Mann's The Keep on blu ray. It's an underrated gem and it's visually astounding cinematography will translate beautifully to blu ray. Oliver Bulmer Cameron Sullivan Please let all filmmakers and movie-lovers of this generation see it in the highest possible quality. John Pitt Brian Veroba They really need to release this on blu ray Keir Arts One of my favorite films! David Beckett Preferably with both the theatrical and director's cut. Peter Steggals Steve Drury Restore it with what ever is left of Mann's original shoot with a nice load of extras on Blu or dvd would be quite cool, if not give us a nice version of it. Martin Jones Directors cut please! Kenneth Smith Tony Paxman The Keep is the first of six novels by F Paul Wilson Thierry Roelens together with the complete soundtrack chris chatterton A fantastic movie, much maligned, which fully deserves to be re-released into the world (much like Molasar himself!) Steven William Cowie In this time of endless remakes, sequels etc, it would be nice to see something from when hollywood still made unusual films. I hold my breath not though...... Carl noble Edward S Vega Great movie . I would love to buy this on Blu ray. Massimo rastelli francisco tapiero Yes, great idea, amazing The Keep in Blu Ray format. The Director's Cut please.!!! Michael Boldys This is the movie which introduced me to the cinema of Michael Mann. I then read a draft of the screenplay, and heard of Paramount cutting the film, which saddened me. Please, revisit the film and give it the treatment it so deserves. Martin Thomas The short version that is generally available is an amazing film - I would really like to see the longer version. Seth Pierce Richardson This movie CANNOT be forgotten!!! Please release a directors cut of this film Barras Thierry I really want to see Paramount release this Master Piece In BluRay or DVD soon as possible.. Caj Svensson Michael Miles Morgan Smith Orlando Eastwood Would love to see it on Blu-ray! Michael Mann is a great inspiration to me being a filmmaker. - Orlando Eastwood conan dillon Put The Keep on blu ray, please Magnus Wersen James Cushman Please make this happen. Kim Greene Please release this film on Blu-ray Adam LeSchack Mark R. Pytel Jr. This title deserves a proper home video release. Please release this! Benedict Keeler On UK BR please! Any Mann is good Mann, and we'd love all of it restored! John Koris please release the director's cut of this unique and overlooked film Kevin Kovarcik Henry Moulder One of the strangest and delightfully nightmarish films I've seen. I think an uncut version of this film would spearhead into a masterpiece. Love this movie and I've been waiting a long time for an expanded edition! Piertoni Cambiaggio Phil Kline PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dale White There's a great film in there somewhere. The music and visuals are gorgeous and seeing the film as close to Mann's intentions as possible would be grand. It's bizarre that a film with a cult following such as this still hasn't had a DVD release, let alone a Blu-ray. Robert George Underrated and under appreciated, even theatrical version. Director's cut would be great. Stephen Welsh This is the finest film of Michael Mann's career and deserves to get a wider audience, it also deserves to be seen in it's original version as the Director intended. Please release the lost classic in it's Director's Cut version with isoalted soundtrack of Tangerine Dream's amazing score. Rick Foreman Mark A. Barto Carl Engermann Christian Wahlund Would love to see this happen. David William Smith Director's cut needed urgently! What an amazing, captivating film! Can't believe this one passed me by for so many years collin dubberley collin dubberley George Gazis This movie needs a proper blu ray release. Arrow video could do a great job with this movie. Do something asap!! george carbajal Mike Hedley Please can we have the original unbutchered version cheers Brendan O'Keeffe The Keep is very atmospheric, creepy movie, not perfect but honestly I want the blu-ray of The Keep John D Mitchell Would love to see the film as it was meant to be 3 hours worth but do not think the time and money will never be spent. Shame but would love to see it out on dvd or blu ray. Alex Agueda Please, release The Keep on DVD with the originally intended 3:30 mins version. Steven Brueneman Director's Cut on blu ray please!!! William Howard Conley Director's Cut plz, Michal Mann is the... uh... MAN! John Bradley Spencer MAKE IT SO. J William G Sykes John Burch Lawrence Baldasare visually one of the best movies I have ever seen period. Kyonn Gowans Mario Utsugi Please release a Director's Cut of "The Keep" on blue-ray. Anthony Paul Levatino Would love to see this released (long overdue) including an uncut version. Anders Bigelow Ingvaldsen Carl Bilodeau Watching it on Netflix as I sign this. I wish it was in a wide screen format. I would love to see a director's cut. Franck Selsis A good copy of the 3h director's cut version of The Keep is a grail for movie fans ! Jamie Little Yes Would Love A Directors Cyt Of The Keep In A Blu Ray / Dvd Combo Pack. My VHS Is Worn Out Please Make It Happen Paramount! Damon Cornish How many crappy movies have been released on DVD and Blu Ray - heaps! How about releasing an absolute classic movie on Blu-Ray / DVD - Yes you know...THE KEEP!