The challenge of rereleasing
a classic is just that: it's a classic and it deserves to be treated with careful reverence.
Despite the fact that the Mel Gibson-directed religious drama has already earned $370 million in domestic ticket sales and been a home-video smash, distributor Newmarket Films is rereleasing
a recut ``Passion'' just a year later, aimed at drawing in the squeamish.
Record company Sony BMG is rereleasing
all of Elvis's 18 No 1s to mark the 70th anniversary of his birth.
Companies like Nike feed the market by rereleasing
limited numbers of retro sneaks with slight variations.
And fans of vintage sleaze, take heart: Penthouse's Bob Guccione is rereleasing
1980's unapologetically trashy, pansexually explicit, X-rated Caligula, a movie whose stars Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, and Peter O'Toole would probably prefer that you forgot.
Disney's previous policy on releasing animated home videos generally called for limiting the window of availability and then waiting as much as a decade before rereleasing
He also said that the idea of rereleasing
``Close Encounters'' has been in the works for the past three years.