BOOTLEG FILES 026: “Killer of Sheep” (1977 no-budget indie from Charles Burnett).
LAST SEEN: Turns up occasionally in non-theatrical screenings.
AMERICAN HOME VIDEO: None.
REASON FOR DISAPPEARANCE: Problems in clearing the rights to the music used in the film.
CHANCES OF SEEING A HOME VIDEO/DVD RELEASE: Milestone Film & Video, which has the rights to the fully restored version of the film, is working to bring this into official release.
BOOTLEG OPPORTUNITIES: Plentiful, albeit from pre-restored 16mm prints.
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