Gumball Rally and Corvette Summer on DVD: When?

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  1. Gary->dee

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    I grew up in the 70's and two movies that I grew up watching and really wish were available on DVD are The Gumball Rally and Corvette Summer. TGR was a pre-Cannonball Run race-fest based on the real thing that still takes place and a much better attempt to capture the spirit and fun of cross-country racing, in my opinion. CS was a corny movie Mark Hamill made right after the first Star Wars movie. Corny, but still fun in many ways.

    Is anyone else waiting for these two movies to hit DVD or for that matter know if they'll ever become available? I'm trying to build my collection of movies I grew up watching and these two titles are essential.
     
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    I'm waiting as well. I have never seen GUMBALL RALLY but many people have recommended it to me, so if it comes out on DVD I'll pick it up day-and-date.
    I did see CORVETTE SUMMER and enjoyed it a lot. It would be nice with a Mark Hamill commentary.
     
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    Yeah Gumball Rally is a hoot! It had colorful characters and classic sports cars. I saw Michael Sarrazin years ago in a joint I used to hang out in a lot and he still looks practically the same except for his grey hair. I think I recorded this movie from a late night TV viewing and same thing for Corvette Summer, I recorded it also off TV. So needless to say I'm anticipating a nice and clear DVD of each. But when?? There's probably issues of rights and such tied up with these titles, I dunno. I just want them.
     
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    There shouldn't be any rights issues with Corvette Summer. It's an MGM title on VHS and is still in print.

    Jeff
     
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    Yes but is it still an MGM title? You never now these days with rights being reverting back and forth, companies selling their catalog of titles and other legalities sometimes involved in older titles. But I'll take your word for it, Jeff.

    About Gumball Rally, late last year I was talking to my older brother on the phone and he asked me if I could do him a favor and try to find it on DVD up in L.A. He thought it wasn't available down in San Diego where he lives. I was like dude if it were out on DVD I'd have it already, believe me! I just thought it was funny that he mentioned that movie all of a sudden. I think he also saw it playing on late night TV or something.
     
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    Caught Gumball Rally recently on the Action Channel and it's still a good movie. Would love to have this on DVD!
     
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    If you like Michael Sarrazin look for movie "The Groundstar Conspiracy" with
    George Peppard being the heavy.
     
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    WB own both GUMBALL RALLY and CORVETTE SUMMER now.

    Maybe sometime in 2009 they'll get released.
     
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    Michael Sarrazin also had a small role in FearDotCom (yeah, I rent it) and it got me thinking back to FRANKENSTEIN: The True Story and The Reincarnation of Peter Proud.
     
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    I'll be all over a Gumball Rally release if/when it comes out. Great cars and a lot of laughs too.

    "Why me? Why is it always me!?"
    "Because you're an asshole, Roscoe." [​IMG]

    Rob
     
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    If you want a (modified) Corvette movie there is always Death Race 2000...
     

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