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'THE HEAVENLY KID'(1985)-Who owns the rights?

Discussion in 'DVD' started by Esten, Nov 21, 2001.

  1. Esten

    Esten Supporting Actor

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    Well, looks like this old thread of mine helped. It's coming on 11/15! [​IMG]
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    "For Bobby to go uptown, he must look into his heart"
    "A tale of divine intervention, HEAVENLY KID is the story of a teenage hero who dies in a car crash and returns 20 years later as a guardian angel"

    This movie was released on tape by Thorn Emi/HBO, but Orion produced it. So i guess that means it's owned by ....MGM?
    The video tape has been Out of Print for years and goes for $15+ on EBAY.
    Who else would like to see this get a DVD relaese?
    Thanks[​IMG]
     
  2. Gavin_L

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    guilty pleasure of mine, hoping one day they will release it on dvd
     
  3. Darrin B

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    Add another vote for this one. Ahh...guilty pleasure at

    it's finest!!
     
  4. Kurt B

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    Great little flick to watch on one of those cold winter weekends.

    Isn't the girlfriend now the mom on Malcom?

    ~Kurt
     
  5. Esten

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    "Must be japanese!"

    Bump.
     
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    Watched this again today on Comedy Central and enjoyed it again. Good cast - Jane Kaczmarek is now on Malcolm, Jason Gedrick is on Boomtown, and Richard Mulligan passed away years ago. Don't know whatever happened to Lewis Smith's career, though. Better than the teen junk they make nowadays. I'd buy it.
     
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    Starz! just showed what LOOKED like a new, or at least different print than what is usually broadcast. The colors were much better than any version i've seen.

    Here's hoping MGM gets to it this year. This year the film turns 20.
     
  10. Jo_C

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    It was originally an Orion release (Thorn/EMI/HBO had initial video rights at the time before Orion established its own home video division), but yes, MGM does indeed hold current rights since they acquired Orion some years back.
     
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    I remember when this ran on showtime about 5 years ago, it had like 5 minutes of new scenes that was not in the video nor any previous cable airing, i am wondering if mGM went back to the original camera negatives and accidently remastered a different cut??
     
  12. Esten

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    I love this movie. Any news about it yet?
     
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    I really like this film too. Here's hoping for a release soon!
    [​IMG]
     
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    Any infomation yet?

    I couldnt wait, I bought a VHS copy for 2 pounds the other day. Would still love to own it on DVD though.
     
  16. Esten

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    I caught the WAM! airing a month or so ago, and recorded it directly to a DVD-R. Not the same as an official release, but it'll hold me over for the time being.
    Still looking for a copy of the Class Ring version, to no avail. [​IMG]
     
  17. Matt Harrison

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    Yeah ive seen alot on ebay for sale.

    Thats gotta be a sign of how many people want this released.
     
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    what is the class ring version?

    I love this movie, but the one thing that drove me crazy about it was that it was based in 1985/1984, and the kid was supposed to be about 16/17, so that would have meant that Bobby would have died in 1967 at the earliest...which seems a little late for the "greaser" era. I thought that was full bloom into the Vietnam/hippy era.
     
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    That doesn't bother me too much, the movie is still fun. I read an explanation abit ago about how that makes sense, I will try and find it.

    The class ring version is about a ring that was given to him by his girlfriend and at the end when he goes bk to his old car where it is all burnt out, he finds it and gives it to lenny I believe.

    Come on MGM, lets get it done.
     
  20. Esten

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    Speaking of THK, Encore WAM! is showing the film 3 times in the next couple weeks:

    Fri Jul 15 09:35P on WAM!

    Thu Jul 21 09:40P on WAM!

    Fri Jul 22 12:20P on WAM!
     

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