UPDATED: The Muppet Christmas Carol cinematic re-release
The Muppet Christmas Carol is already confirmed as heading to Blu-ray this November. And we've now confirmed it's returning to UK cinemas...
UPDATE at the bottom of this story....
Oh boy, please let this be true.
According to the release schedules over at the Film Distributors’ Association in the UK, the peerless The Muppet Christmas Carol is coming back to British cinemas. The release is currently marked for ‘key cities’, and it’s in celebration of the 20th birthday of the film.
It’s already been confirmed that The Muppet Christmas Carol will be released on Blu-ray this November, with the American release date marked for November 6th. We don’t know as of yet whether the song When Love Is Gone will be appearing in the version released. It was cut from the original cinema release, but restored for the video and Laserdisc versions. However, it didn’t appear on the subsequent DVD outing. Director Brian Henson always wanted it included, but the studio wasn’t keen. We'll find out in due course.
Anyway, that cinematic re-release. We’re finding out more about it, but it appears to be marked for Friday 23rd November, with Park Circus, rather than Disney, distributing.
If it’s true, how about a load of us get together for an opening night cinema outing…?
UPDATE: We've been in touch with Park Circus, who has confirmed the 23rd November UK re-release of the film in selected cinemas. Park Circus has also confirmed that When Love Is Gone will NOT be restored for this release.