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Yet another 80's DVD rant - What is keeping these films from DVD?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Pete T C, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Pete T C

    Pete T C Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering, what is preventing some of the below 80s movies from reaching DVD? While I realize mode of them are only cult movies, there are plenty of major studio releases of terrible movies that aren't popular or even cult. So why hold back the late 80s/early 90s cult flicks? Some of the ones I've missed on DVD (in order of which I want most at top):

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    The Last Unicorn
    Explorers
    Little Monsters
    Fraggle Rock TV collection
    Flight of the Navigator
    The Electric Grandmother
    Howard the Duck
    D.A.R.Y.L.

    There are plenty more, but those are just some on the top of my list...
     
  2. David Lambert

    David Lambert Well-Known Member

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    YEAH!

    I want most of those. I already have an R2 copy of Last Unicorn, though. [​IMG]


    Ah well, plenty of cool stuff to watch in the meantime. Or re-watch. Hey, I think I'll go re-watch Gotcha! :wink:
     
  3. Xenia Stathakopoulou

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    The electric grandmother ? lol ! I remember it , it was ok but not something i would buy. [​IMG] How about devil dog , the dog from hell?oops thats from the 70s.[​IMG]
     
  4. Jeff Kleist

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    Little Monsters- Coming in October from Pacfic Family Entertainment.

    Fraggle Rock TV collection- HBO is responsible for this one, and hopefully they'll figure out people want this sooner rather than later. Warning to anyone looking at some of the other region collections, Fraggle Rock had different Doc and Sprockets in virtually every country(Lighthouse keeper in England, chef in france), and is likely dubbed if it's a non-english country.

    Flight of the Navigator- Who knows, bet it'll be P&S when it does though

    Howard the Duck- Frankly, I don't expect this until after Episode 3. Something tells me Lucasfilm is going to go insane on the SE for this just to spite people [​IMG]
     
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    D.A.R.Y.L. was a good family picture. Good performance from the young lead. I'd like to see this on DVD, along with Explorers. Have patience, it will happen. [​IMG]
     
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    I'd pick up Flight of the Navigator, but I couldn't bring myself to get RAD if I was paid!
     
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  11. Daryl Stovall

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    Just one of the guys would also be nice.
     
  12. TonyD

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    isnt there something called jim henson's storyteller?
     
  13. Jeff Kleist

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    Yes, but that's majority owned by the Henson company. Fraggles and the Disney films were co-productions. The reason why Farscape isn't on Columbia is because Hallmark owns the US video rights, and Artisan passed on it
     
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    Everybody signed my Fraggle Rock on DVD petition in my sig?

    dave [​IMG]
     
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    Where is the Costner film ,Fandango ?

    The lack of this film on dvd is a crime surely?

    Anyone know anything on when this title will be released,or who owns the rights etc?
     
  17. Qui-Gon John

    Qui-Gon John Well-Known Member

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    Flight of the Navigator and D.A.R.Y.L for sure. Maybe I'd get Fraggle Rock. Another one I really want is 1986's (made for TV), THE FIFTH MISSILE, with Robert Conrad, David Soul and Sam Waterson. I'd give anything to get this one. Also, if anyone has a good copy they may have taped when this aired, please email or private message me.
     
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    Minor correction, Jeff.
     
  20. DaViD Boulet

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    From what I understand, Fraggle Rock is Henson-controled (as some have posted). Karen Prell (who played Red Fraggle) has also been trying to get the Henson folks to consider putting the Fraggle series on DVD. Apparently, it's Henson's call.

    So sign my petition and tell them that you want them ALL and that you want them in ORDER (ie, no "best of" collections!!!)!!!

    dave [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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