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River Phoenix's final film to get U.S. release after 21-year limbo
River Phoenix's final film to get U.S. release after 21-year limbo

After 21 years, "Dark Blood" will finally see the light of day. River Phoenix's final film, which suspended production in 1993 when the actor died of an overdose but was improbably salvaged by its director years later, has been acquired for U.S. distribution by Lionsgate, the sales company Cinemavault announced Friday in Cannes. Lionsgate is planning a VOD release. Cinemavault said in a statement, "The story behind the making of a film can be as intriguing as the film itself." In this case, it may be more so. As detailed in The Times last year, "Dark Blood" survived not only the loss of its leading man but also the near-destruction of the original...

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