Gilliam's cut of Brazil went underground and, despite being unreleased, was quickly awarded Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association. An official release soon followed.
Transcript follows. Image courtesy of Moving Image Source. Huge thanks to both @SuitablyManic and @Criterion.
Image: Moving Image Source
Dear Sid Sheinberg
When are you going to release my film, 'BRAZIL'?