- The film was not seen for over thirty years and was thought lost until 1999, when Michael Arick discovered that Minnelli owned the copyright and the two set about restoring the negatives.
- Scott provided extensive notes and consultation to Warner Bros . through film preservationist Michael Arick, who was put in charge of creating the " Director's Cut " . was released by Warner Bros . theatrically on October 5, 2007, and subsequently released on DVD, HD DVD, and Blu-ray Disc in December 2007.