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Why isn't GYMKATA on DVD yet?!


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#1 of 27 Haden

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Posted October 09 2003 - 03:54 PM

No... seriously. Posted Image

This 80s martial arts/gymnastics film has gained legendary status over the years as one of the worst films ever because of it's cheesyness, bad acting, stupid plot, and the way it takes itself so seriously. As many have said before, "It's so bad, it's good." I used to catch this a lot whenever it aired on late night cable because it's awfulness is just hilarious to watch and mock with friends. There's some sick demented part of me that wants to own this "classic" on DVD. So.. where is it??

#2 of 27 Philip Verdieck

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Posted October 09 2003 - 04:08 PM

Because its on some cable channel every Sunday afternoon Posted Image

I wonder if MST3K ever got a chance to do this movie...

#3 of 27 Garry Cowell

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Posted October 10 2003 - 12:42 AM

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Sooooo low budget! Posted Image
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#4 of 27 Chris Atkins

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Posted October 10 2003 - 12:57 AM

Haden:

Thank you oh so much for reminding me about this film. I was reading up on it on IMDB, and I forgot about some of the hilarious parts of this movie, including the man who cuts off his hand for no apparent reason, the man with two faces, and the man with a cloak with no backside.

And who can forget the conveniently placed gymnastics gear like high bars and pommel horses?

I have to watch this movie again...

#5 of 27 Russell G

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Posted October 10 2003 - 02:07 AM

Add me to the list of people (okay, the couple of peoplePosted Image ) who would like to own this. This is one of the first martial arts (if you can actually call it that) film that I saw on video. Being that, it has definitely scarred my mind enough into thinking that I would actually enjoy this movie again. I constantly reference it to a friend of mine who studies karate, by threatening to take up gymnastics and karate at the same time so I can meld it into the deadly art of GYMKATA, and thereby shame him with a suppior style of martial arts.

#6 of 27 Haden

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Posted October 10 2003 - 02:23 AM

Yes, I want this on DVD so that I can specifically show a friend of mine the scene in the town of the Crazies where the gymnast hero conveniently finds a stone pommel horse in the town square and starts using it to spin around and kick his attackers one at a time. And let's not forget the long drawn out 5-minute slow motion run to get out of the town. Hehehehehe

#7 of 27 Chris Atkins

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Posted October 10 2003 - 02:24 AM

Want to know how I first say GYMKATA?

We had one of those free HBO weekends back in 1987, and I wanted to tape ALIENS really bad. So I set the VCR to tape.

Well, as happens so often, I got the wrong time...so I didn't get ALIENS...but I got BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA and GYMKATA instead!

I think I watched BIG TROUBLE a zillion times and GYMKATA a few...GYMKATA is good in a MST3K sort of way...

#8 of 27 Haden

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Posted October 10 2003 - 02:30 AM

Gymkata was practically MADE for MST3K. I'm surprised they never did an episode for it.

So, does anyone know who actually owns the video rights for this thing? I'm surprised Anchor Bay hasn't tried to get it since it's a legendary classic in bad movies. Just judging the reviews on IMDB, I'm sure a lot of people would want to own this... comedy. Posted Image

#9 of 27 John Kilduff

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Posted October 10 2003 - 02:38 AM

Warner Brothers owns "Gymkata" through their acquisition of the Turner library...

Be prepared to wait a LONG time for this title to come out.

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#10 of 27 Haden

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Posted October 10 2003 - 03:00 AM

So no two-disc special edition with Kurt Thomas commentary eh? Posted Image

#11 of 27 Prentice Cotham

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Posted October 10 2003 - 04:00 AM

The skill of gymnastics...the kill of karate! A double feature of this and American Anthem would fulfill any gymnast/acting crossovers I could ever desire.
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#12 of 27 TheLongshot

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Posted October 10 2003 - 07:35 AM

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A double feature of this and American Anthem would fulfill any gymnast/acting crossovers I could ever desire.


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#13 of 27 Tony Whalen

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Posted October 10 2003 - 07:44 AM

I'll glady see you the Beta copy I have stored away somewhere. Although there might be a few cobwebs on it. Posted Image

I'd forgotten all about this cheese-fest. Posted Image

#14 of 27 Todd Terwilliger

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Posted October 10 2003 - 08:04 AM

The thing is, anyone who wants to release Gymkata must first complete the Gymkata... and there's no way that can happen a SECOND time (somewhere a studio executive is bent at the foot of a dark altar whispering "sequel"...).
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#15 of 27 JoeMKal

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Posted October 10 2003 - 08:12 AM

I would totally buy it the milisecond it comes out

#16 of 27 Jim_C

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Posted October 10 2003 - 08:32 AM

LOL, I had forgotten about the stone pommel horse! Too funny!

I'd buy it to add to my comedy DVD selection.
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#17 of 27 Philip Verdieck

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Posted October 11 2003 - 05:05 PM

I sent an email to MST3K to remind them of this dead dog, that needs to be disinterred and kicked around...

#18 of 27 Haden

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Posted October 11 2003 - 07:55 PM

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I sent an email to MST3K to remind them of this dead dog, that needs to be disinterred and kicked around...


Eh? Since when is there an MST3K show still doing new episodes? They haven't done an episode since 1999.

#19 of 27 MikeSilver

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Posted October 12 2003 - 04:32 AM

A friend and I MST3K'd it in the theatre years before there was MST3K! It was one of the best bad movies I've ever seen. Posted Image

#20 of 27 john mcfadden

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Posted October 12 2003 - 07:28 PM

It might be a Warner brothers title ( through turner ) but it really smells like an MGM title waiting to happen ....just dont expect a widescreen transfer...or a trailer or anything except this horrid film ...agreed so bad that its good !!!!...I'd keep an eye out for a total dump bin on this one.. MGM has all those "classic" Ninja movies from the 80's.. Enter the ninja , Revenge of the ninja , and the best of the bunch...Ninja 3 : the domination just waiting for a release !.....





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