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A Higher Form of Learning aka Kill Switch

#1
Hi,

on page 346 of the SEAGALOGY A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL - UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION Vern mentions an early workprint of KILL SWITCH named "A Higher Form of Learning". He watched it, judging from the text.

Do you know if this work print is available for official purchase similar to the Unreleased Director's Cut of TICKER by Mr. Pyun?

Can you help me?
 

DiDa

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Staff member
#2
Hi,

on page 346 of the SEAGALOGY A STUDY OF THE ASS-KICKING FILMS OF STEVEN SEAGAL - UPDATED AND EXPANDED EDITION Vern mentions an early workprint of KILL SWITCH named "A Higher Form of Learning". He watched it, judging from the text.

Do you know if this work print is available for official purchase similar to the Unreleased Director's Cut of TICKER by Mr. Pyun?

Can you help me?
I also really would like to see that version. But probably this won't happen because the rights are sold to Mr. Avi Lerner and friends. He won't allow the old version to come out. Vern has seen the movie before the rights were sold. I don't know how long Lerner has the rights for this movie, because we have a chance when he loses the rights. This also happened with Cyborg. Cyborg was taken out of Albert Pyun's hands. Now after years he can show his version....

By the way I tried to contact director Jeff King. But he isn't even responding to me, although he responds to other people. So it seems also Jeff King wants to forget this movie...
 
#3
"Vern has seen the movie before the rights were sold."

This is interesting, because in my understanding for movie rights, only the sold = official version are protected with the copyright law. :confused: T his is happening when the shooting is concluded.

Of course, I could be wrong. I am no lawyer!

Mr. Pyun shot his version and after it's conclusion the Official TICKER version was released.

Another point that bugs me personally is that Mr. King didn't respond to you. Are you so popular?

Moreover I personally find it sad that Mr. King is not helping. If he's not satisfied with his movie, why does want to keep us = the fans down?

This is for me not understandable. As a director you have artistic rights, plus if the producers on the other hand, have others + more efficient ideas - I would suggest a talk would help.

Nobody gains a fortune by fighting. Not that kind of "fortune and fighting" = bad mouthing.

Maybe you can understand me...
 

DiDa

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Staff member
#4
What do you mean with "Are you so popular".....? I am just trying to say that he responds to other 'normal' people.
 
#5
Popular in the sense of wide-known Internet-related fame. An example: Vern.

A super-fan, who is known to many, that kind of "popular".

I personally only encountered something-related, although I am not "popular": I asked the German publisher of TRUE JUSTICE series 1 on numerous occassions, when they are planning to do a German release. They made a release in the neighbour country of the Netherlands, which is rather strange.

They never responded, so they probably saved my address and it automatically landed in their to-delete-folder.
 
#7
Would definitely be interesting to see the Higher Form of Learning version as it sounds so much better than the released version without all the ridiculous Edward Scissorhands editing and the ending which I still don't understand. Because it makes no sense.