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Flight of the Dragon

ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morningAnd the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
edited August 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
I haven't seen this movie in YEARS, and it was one of my favorites as a small child. Over the years I've browsed store shelves for it and never found it, and finally my husband did a more extensive search for it online the other day. Apparently it's not in print anymore... anywhere... ever. The only trace of it is IMDb, where people have congregated to lament its absence.

My question is, does anyone have any other idea where I might find this? It's a non-Disney animated film, and one of those things billed for children because nobody over the age of 10 watched cartoons back then, but containing adult themes.

Honestly, I don't think I even expect anyone here to have heard of it, but perhaps someone will know where I might find this sort of thing? It can't just be gone forever.

edit: I think I might have found it on eBay.. the images from the movie look like I remember. It's a VHS-to-DVD transfer, but it would have to be because there were no DVDs then, and a tape would be falling apart.. If it's essentially abandonware, is this legal?

And it seems like all is dying, and would leave the world to mourn
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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    A quick google search pulled this op on the video section. It looks to be the whole thing:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1151479980233120880

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    The LandoStanderThe LandoStander Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I think I have this movie on Beta MAX. It's pretty old.

    If you're talking about the one where the guy walks into a gaming shop and then rides a magical die into fantasy land the title was Flight of Dragons as I recall. I remember vaguely looking for this video myself awhile back and discovered that there's a different movie called Flight of the Dragons.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2009
    Enc wrote: »
    A quick google search pulled this op on the video section. It looks to be the whole thing:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1151479980233120880
    Oh my goodness it IS the whole thing. <3

    I spent so many hours watching this movie.. my parents taped it, and it was one of my favorites... then at some point they lost the tape and I was pretty crushed. I tore the house apart looking for it, too. I think my mom might have accidentally taped over it and not had the nerve to tell me, because tapes don't just disappear.

    I was a very stubborn child.

    Lando, that's the one. I'm finding The Flight of Dragons as well.. I'm not sure why I remember it so well as Flight of the Dragon. I didn't know there was another movie.

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    SoZoSoZo UKRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If it is flight of dragons movie I've seen it on television recently. It was on Cartoon Network here in the UK a couple of times last year. That's not really helpful.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2009
    I'm glad somebody still airs it, anyway. It was really a great movie.

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    CorvusCorvus . VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    There are various "Hard to Find Video" places you might try. Here's one that has a movie by that name, but the description field is blank, so you'd need to talk to them to make sure its the same movie.

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    ExarchExarch Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Loved that film. I literally wore out the vhs tape when I was a kid.

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    Dr. GeroDr. Gero Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Great, great movie. The intro music still chills my spine.

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    RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    this is the best movie ever made

    and the ending is the BEST
    he kills the badguy by shouting science at him

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    Dr. GeroDr. Gero Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I was sad that when that happened. :(

    Magic for life!

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2009
    I always had mixed feelings about the ending.. I think that's one of the things that made it so great. Any story that gives a kid something other than "Yay bad guy is dead"/"Boo good guy is dead" is probably a plus these days.

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    DalbozDalboz Resident Puppy Eater Right behind you...Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I remember this! The funny thing is that I've been thinking about this movie lately and I couldn't for the life of me remember what it was called.

    I do remember the ending of the movie being rather...ambiguous. The good guys win, but only sort of as they still watch their way of life die out. It was a very sad "yay!"

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    ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Out of curiosity, was this animated by the same company that made The Hobbit?

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Enc wrote: »
    A quick google search pulled this op on the video section. It looks to be the whole thing:

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1151479980233120880

    vhs to google video doesn't go so well together.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Out of curiosity, was this animated by the same company that made The Hobbit?

    looks like it. A lot of the same people invovled in it.

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    WulfWulf Disciple of Tzeentch The Void... (New Jersey)Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Also, word for the wise, from someone who grew up with this movie: If you do manage to snag a copy, get the VHS version and convert it to digital yourself, as the DVD re-release apparently went to editing hell.

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    HypatiaHypatia Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Haha, I remember this being one of my favorites when I was a kid too, when I made my bf watch it a few years ago though his reaction was, "What the hell is this?"

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    ErandusErandus Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Wulf wrote: »
    Also, word for the wise, from someone who grew up with this movie: If you do manage to snag a copy, get the VHS version and convert it to digital yourself, as the DVD re-release apparently went to editing hell.

    Whaaaaaaat? What did they do to it? I watched this thing a hundred times when I was a kid.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2009
    I think the guy I ended up getting it from made the VHS-to-DVD transfer himself, so we'll see what happens. I'll let you guys know. :)

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    SheepSheep Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2009
    Love this film.

    Posted about it in some thread here at PA. Everyone ignored it. :(

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    jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I still think of Gorebash as the difinitive design for a dragon. I freaking loved this movie as a kid. Taped it on cartoon network when I was like 6 and probably watched it 50+ times.

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    Dr. GeroDr. Gero Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I got mine from the library when I was very young. I think it pushed me towards reading fantasy novels, which I really appreciate.

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    kedinikkedinik Captain of Industry Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Is this the movie where an elder dragon teaches a younger dragon how to fight giants and the giants are immune to fire breath?

    I caught that one scene on Cartoon Network and have not been able to figure out the movie since then.

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    EskimoDaveEskimoDave Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    yes it is.

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    kedinikkedinik Captain of Industry Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    You have ended my 15-years-long search, sir, <3.

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    TachTach Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Flight of Dragons and The Last Unicorn are among my wife's prized collection of movies.

    She'd watch them all the time if she could get away with it.

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    ceresceres When the last moon is cast over the last star of morning And the future has past without even a last desperate warningRegistered User, Moderator mod
    edited August 2009
    Hehe, I'm kind of the same. The Last Unicorn is another favorite of mine.. I've since read the book, and the book is better, and I think that might have taken away a bit from the movie for me.

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    E.CoyoteE.Coyote Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    If you liked the film you may also want to read the series of books it was based on.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Knight

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