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    Flash Gordon - The Greatest Adventure of All... missing in action

    Hi all, new to the forums.

    I'm a Filmation fan from since I was a kid, watched several of the shows both live and animated.

    Although I really like He-Man and Jason of Star Command, my all-time favorite was Flash Gordon. More specifically the movie. I was very disappointed to find it missing from the "complete" Flash Gordon DVD set. Does anyone know why? It's (IMHO) the finest work Filmation ever produced and it's a shame that it wasn't released.

    I'd appreciate any info or links on this subject.

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    As I recall, the rights to the Flash Gordon: The Greatest Adventure of All were separate from Filmation's Flash Gordon cartoon. I have no idea why the rights were separate, but I'm sure that BCI Eclipse would have included the movie with the T.V. show if it had been possible.

    It's one of those weird things that happen with rights, such as the rights for Transformers: The Movie are tied up with the general Transformers movie rights (and not with the original show), so right now Paramount controls the home video fate of the original animated movie.

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    Quote from original thread: http://he-man.org/forums/boards/show...Gordon-DVD-set

    Quote Originally Posted by Emiliano View Post
    No, no movie included, I'm sorry
    The set contain only the complete series.

    BCI would love to release the movie, and we requested it many times to Hearts, but at this time the movie seems to be unavailable (they can't find it! ).
    If this will change in the future, I'm sure BCI will do whatever is possible to release it

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    Thanks very much for your replies guys.

    Jukka, what is "Hearts" that Emiliano is referring to? A person? So BCI do (correction: did) own the rights to the movie but mastertapes are missing? Weird.

    Went googling and seems BCI was shut down by Navarre, who I guess own the rights now. Does not look very promising. They're mainly a logistics company. Hm, wonder if they sold the Filmation rights to anyone else...

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    Hearst Entertainment is the rights holder for the Flash Gordon cartoon. I'm guessing that is what he meant.

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    Thanks, I actually mailed Hearst now. Let's see if they care to reply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HunterZolomon View Post
    Thanks very much for your replies guys.

    Jukka, what is "Hearts" that Emiliano is referring to? A person? So BCI do (correction: did) own the rights to the movie but mastertapes are missing? Weird.

    Went googling and seems BCI was shut down by Navarre, who I guess own the rights now. Does not look very promising. They're mainly a logistics company. Hm, wonder if they sold the Filmation rights to anyone else...
    BCI never owned the rights to any of the Filmation or Hearst shows. They only licensed them for a period of years. Those rights have long since reverted back to their owners.

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    A friend had a bootleg version I borrowed several years back, and I was pleased to see that the film held up very well over the years since I first saw it on NBC (I'm sure it was the peac0ck that showed it). A lot of the animation is the same, but the story is different in several ways. I wish someone would officially release it, as it is really good. Not just good for a cartoon, but good, period.
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