Flight of the Navigator

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  1. cafink

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    Hi all. I have some questions about the film "FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR."

    First, has there ever been a widescreen release of this film, on any home video format (VHS, LD, DVD, whatever…), in any territory, ever?

    Second, what is the proper aspect ratio of the picture and in what way does the full-screen laserdisc differ? 1.85:1? 2.35:1? Open-matte? Pan and scan?

    Finally, I understand that there have been two different laserdisc issues of "FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR." What exactly is different between them, and how can I tell which one I have?

    If anyone knows the answer to any of these questions, a response would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
     
  2. Joshua Clinard

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    It has never been released in widescreen to my knowledge.
     
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  4. Jesse Blacklow

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    Here's what I found on this website:
     
  5. Kyle McKnight

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    I'd buy it...but I can make myself hold out for OAR. Heck..if we can get The Boy Who Could Fly in OAR, we better damn well be able to get FOTN in OAR...
     
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    what IS the OAR?
     
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  8. Marc Carra

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    If you click on the picture in the auction, it takes to to the seller's web site (www.raremovieimports.com) and they sell the same "Flight of the Navigator" dvd for $24.95US. The auction is now up to $91.00, so apparently the bidders didn't click on the link!


    Marc.
     
  9. Kyle McKnight

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    I wonder if the price on the auction went up thanks to this thread...or if there are just that many people intrested in the movie on dvd...hmm, which one of yall is gonna fork out a lot of money for this?
     
  10. Marc Carra

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    The only way I would bid $91 is if I got to ride in the actual spaceship itself [​IMG]

    Marc.
     
  11. Declan

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    cool it's comin out here on the 13th of August you say.
    Great stuff, I can stop my hunt for the LD now.


    License To Drive, Monster Squad, Howard the duck, The Wizard and Jumpin Jack Flash.......... still on the LD search list for me though.
     
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  13. Joshua Clinard

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    Good news! Maybe this means there is hope for a widescreen US release sometime in the future!
     
  14. Brad M

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    Does anyone remember this movie being advertised with the robot alien (Max?) having a different voice then what showed up in the movie?
     
  15. Jesse Blacklow

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    Just remember, people. Don't get this through eBay, or the company selling it there. It's only £7.48+shipping (which I think is ~£2) to the US from Amazon.UK. All in all, you could be getting it for $16 total. My childhood is coming back to me...
     
  16. Qui-Gon John

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    I'd buy this if it came out on DVD!
     
  17. Jesse Blacklow

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    John Co: It is out on DVD. But not here. According to the info above, it's actually anamorphic widescreen as opposed to fullscreen, and if you have a region-free player (or HTPC with region-free software installed), you're golden. Plus, it's cheap.
     
  18. Qui-Gon John

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    Jesse, that's what I meant. I'm not multi-regional! [​IMG]
     
  19. Jesse Blacklow

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    Tsk, tsk. It's so cheap now. I mean, quality-wise they're not usually on the level of say, a Panny RP91, but even big chains carry models that are region-free from the remote. Obviously, it might be cheaper to wait until Disney comes out with a version here, but I'm a little antsy for favorites of my youth. This and Boy Who Could Fly were constantly on in my house when I was a wee lad.
     
  20. Gavin_L

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    any new news on a usa dvd release? hoping one of these days they release it
     

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