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February 04, 2021

Re-Education Camp Cafe: Movies with a 30% Chance of Bats Edition

The Lost Version of Planes Trains and Automobiles. The first cut of the film was three hours long (!!!), the second, more focused cut was still two hours.

The studio demanded, understandably, it be cut to a more normal comedy length of 90 minutes.

The below YouTube mini-documentary explores what was cut from the movie.


2021 is the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Siskel & Ebert's review of Raiders:

A good retrospective on the movie:

And speaking of Indiana Jones: here's a Giant Vampire Bat. (Caveat: It's the kind of Giant Vampire Bat as seen in Temple of Doom, which is to say, not a "Giant Vampire Bat," which doesn't exist. Just a big ol' fruitbat.)

Statler the bat is 33 years old. He was abused by his previous owners.

He can't fly. But he needs to exercise. So his rehabilitators hold him while he pretends to fly.


Exit Question: What is the best name for a pet bat?


Exit Answer: "Flappy."

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