Rewind ArchiveFilming was completed in 1986, but the movie took a year to be released. Some commentators have speculated that this was due to the fact that it was made during the time that the director, John Landis, was on trial for manslaughter in the deaths on the set of the film Twilight Zone - The Movie (1983).
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Rewind ArchiveThe saga of "See You Next Wednesday". In the 'Video Pirates' segment, two of the video cassettes in the treasure chest are labeled "See You Next Wednesday". John Landis says he originally had the idea for a movie called "See you next Wednesday" as a 15 year old in 1965. The movie was never made, but he has since revealed that he often references his unmade film in his movies. For example, it was the title on the marquee on the theatre that Michael Jackson and Ola Ray leave at the start of the "Thriller" music video and was the supposed p*rn film playing in the theatre scene in "An American Werewolf in London". It appears as a billboard in the "Blues Brothers". In a twist, it is said, in German, by some soldiers in the Vic Morrow WW 2 scene of "Twilight Zone: The Movie". It often appears as a movie poster in his films, including "Coming To America", and "Trading Places".
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Thanks to Mark SongerTwo versions of the Taryn Steel sequence were shot, one for video and one for TV. The TV has Taryn parading around in lingerie instead of naked.
Thanks to John Edward KilduffIn the television version, a "program" name is changed, and there are 2 additional sketches. One has Dick Miller from "Gremlins" as a ventriloquist who ends up with a French-speaking dummy. The other has "An American Werewolf In London" star Jenny Agutter in a mock movie trailer as Cleopatra.
Thanks to Jim Mulholland1930's Warner Bros. film star Lyle Talbot appears as "Prescott Townsend" in the "Amazon Women On The Moon" segment in the most recent restored DVD version. His part was cut from the theatrical version.