Flight of the Navigator DVD

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  1. Ben_J_L

    Ben_J_L Stunt Coordinator

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    Hi there,
    Now don't laugh, and don't flame me for this, but is there any release date for one of my fav films when I was a kid? I remember seeing this film at the Acocks Green Bowling alley/cinema (2 screens) in 1986, its actually one of my first memories. I saw this film 3 times I think in total (at the cinema). The VHS video has been deleted, so I can't even buy that. I also think that Alan Silvestri's score on this film is really cool, cheesy but cool.
     
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    I'd buy it in a heartbeat. I'm just glad Warner doesn't own it.
     
  3. Dan Brecher

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    Hey, nothing beats Paul Rubens as a talking spaceship, and WHAT a spaceship, twas such a cool thing. I remember seeing this theatrically too when I was little, I'd love this on DVD.
    So who does own the US video rights? Disney?
    Dan (UK)
     
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    My local mom & pop video store has a used copy of this tape for sale, and it's from Disney. I know that films have a way of changing hands, but as far as I know, "Flight of the Navigator" is still with Disney.
     
  5. Antonio_M

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    I think Disney holds the rights. Hey, they are doing an awesome edition of Tron, so you never know.
    Another title I am craving for is Over The Top. C'mon Fox! [​IMG]
     
  6. Adam_S

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    i hope that disney still has the rights to it, disney knows how to do things right!
    heh HTF ought to arrange a chat with buena vista/disney so we can laud compliments on them and beg for more titles (probably semi obscure) to be released. I for one would love to see a treasures dvd of some of their better nature movies like "The Hound who Thought he Was a Racoon" and "The Lovesick Moose". besides flight of the navigator, who else wants The Swiss Family Robinson, and Old Yeller on dvd?
     
  7. Dan Wetzel

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    I'm with you on this one Ben [​IMG].. its definitely one of my all time favorites. I could careless if the DVD doesn't have any extras, just no p&s [​IMG]
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  8. Ben_J_L

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    Yeah, even if it is released in R1 land next week, it won't be out in R2 land for at least another year.
    Ho hum, I think the UK rights are with fox, I have seen the old video box, and it says "Fox family classics" on the front.
     
  9. Dan Brecher

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    quote: i hope that disney still has the rights to it, disney knows how to do things right![/quote]
    Flashback 18 months, no would one have dared say such a thing. Got to love progression.
    Ben, I agree I think Fox had it in the UK. My VHS is kinda worn out but I never binned it, it's boxed up in the attic though. You've made me want to find it now! [​IMG]
    Start a thread up in studio feedback, you never know...
    Dan (UK)
    [Edited last by Dan Brecher on August 19, 2001 at 06:44 AM]
     
  10. David Lambert

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    We have a copy of the VHS. Yeah, Disney owns the rights to this film still, unless something's changed in the past 6 months or so.
    We've been breathlessly awaiting release of this title on DVD; it would definately be an instant purchase, even if bare-bones, as long as it had a good (anamorphic widescreen) transfer.
    But, as deeply as I scan the surf-waves for news about all new releases, I haven't heard even a rumor on this one yet!
    Darn it! [​IMG] Great film (with a *young* Sarah Jessica Parker!)(I can say that; she's 5 months older than I am).
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    My 3-year-old enjoying Superman - The Movie in widescreen:
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    (Some of my DVD's are to the left side of the picture)
     
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    I too would buy it immediately!
    Cees
     
  12. Matt Butler

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    Antonio,
    Over the Top is WB.
     

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