According to this Reuters article, the director of the original 1992 movie "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is looking to make a new movie.
The controversial part of this project is that they have not included Joss Whedon, who was responsible for the success of the television show. Word is that the new movie will not include supporting characters from the television series and will not continue the storyline either.
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This Entertainment Weekly story doesn't think that's a smart move.
The only reason that Buffy remains a viable franchise is because of the rabid, happy-to-purchase fanbase. And the only reason that fanbase exists is because of Joss Whedon. (There are actually t-shirts out there with "Joss Whedon is my master now" printed on them.) Why leave all that money on the table simply to make a shoddy Twilight-lite? Because there's no way those fans would turn out if Whedon wasn't involved -- what's more, they'd actively work to undermine it in every way possible.
Now I think that's a little extreme - I loved the movie when it came out. Of course I was, like, nine. But still. And I was never a big fan of the television show. I'd venture to say that there are plenty of twenty-something girls who will see the new "Buffy" movie just to celebrate something fun from childhood. Me included.
But speaking of excellent movies from my childhood that don't get the credit they deserve, I watched "Angus" last night for the first time in years. Wikipedia said that there is no DVD release for the film, but after some internet research I've found that it was simply a very limited release. You won't find it on Netflix and I'll venture to guess it won't be in your local Blockbuster either.
It took some time and effort, but a digital copy was found and very much enjoyed by three reminiscent twenty-somethings.