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15th May 2006 1:16  #1

WidscreenEys Member Join Date: October 2005 Location: United States Posts: 13
M.I.A. --- Flight of the Phoenix: Special Edition
With FOX re-releasing everything from A to C**p, why has there been no news on any kind of release for 2005's Flight of the Phoenix?! It was a better movie than Elektra and that got a Special Editon!! WTF!?

15th May 2006 13:01  #2

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Judging from the NO REPLIES here, I guess I'm not the only one who did not care for this movie. And you can't compare a comic book adaptation with an action/ adventure movie! They are two very different movies altogether. And I prefer Elektra, but only because Jennifer Garner's in it.

15th May 2006 15:26  #3

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
The 2004 remake was a lifeless bore...check out the 1965 original with Jimmy Stewart and Sir Richard Attenborough instead.

15th May 2006 16:10  #4

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Not to mention the original release had a commentary, deleted scenes, and a making of.  I don't know how much more extra material one could expect of a movie that only made half of it's estimated cost of $45 million at the US box office.

16th May 2006 1:03  #5

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
There you go!

17th May 2006 22:51  #6

WidscreenEys Member Join Date: October 2005 Location: United States Posts: 13
Yea well, what about Garfield The Movie: Purrrfect Edition? That movie was garbage but got a SE. And while half of $45 Million isn't record breaking $9 a ticket totaling half of $45 million is alot of people. So 4 others telling me it isn't worthy of a SE doesn't quite sell me on the idea.

17th May 2006 23:21  #7

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
You're right, Garfield was garbage, but it still made Fox a bunch of money whereas Phoenix didn't and there's no built-in, niche market for it like there is with movies like Garfield and Elektra. Besides that, as someone already stated it got a fairly decent release the first time and one that was a lot better than far more worthy films have gotten.

18th May 2006 16:50  #8

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
WidscreenEys wrote: Yea well, what about Garfield The Movie: Purrrfect Edition? That movie was garbage but got a SE. And while half of $45 Million isn't record breaking $9 a ticket totaling half of $45 million is alot of people. So 4 others telling me it isn't worthy of a SE doesn't quite sell me on the idea.

You are talking two very different things here though.  The only reason Garfield is getting a SE is to promote the sequel.  There is no sequel to Flight of the Phoenix.

BTW, Matt, I actually liked Garfield for what it was.

18th May 2006 17:33  #9

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
Yup. All because Garfield has a sequel. But then again, Garfield: SE was released in Australia even before talks of sequel. So Australia is one of the first to get a SE Garfield. I hope the sequel's good.

18th May 2006 17:56  #10

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Adrian wrote: BTW, Matt, I actually liked Garfield for what it was.
Okay, okay...I'll admit that as a twenty-first century version of a medieval torture device it wasn't half bad.

Wink

18th May 2006 19:38  #11

Adrian Senior Member Join Date: September 2005 Location: United States Posts: 1,305
Matt wrote: Adrian wrote: BTW, Matt, I actually liked Garfield for what it was.
Okay, okay...I'll admit that as a twenty-first century version of a medieval torture device it wasn't half bad.

Wink


Well, it probably helped that at the time, I had 3 cats, that all sort of resembled the cats in the movie, and a dog.  Of course, seeing a Pembroke Welsh Corgi on screen is kind an oddity as well (though he has all of about 5 seconds screen time.)

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