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Can Sanalan
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 - posted June 13, 2019 01:31 PM      Profile for Can Sanalan   Email Can Sanalan   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Was any version (200ft, 400ft etc) of Dragonslayer released on Super 8?
Or any other fantasy film for that matter? Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, Krull, Conan etc.
I know there’s a 600ft Never Ending Story.
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Brian Fretwell
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 - posted June 13, 2019 02:03 PM      Profile for Brian Fretwell   Email Brian Fretwell   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There was a trailer for Dragonslayer, but no-one seems to know where it came from.

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Adrian Winchester
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 - posted June 13, 2019 07:34 PM      Profile for Adrian Winchester   Email Adrian Winchester   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think I know where the 'Dragonslayer' trailers came from! I have one that was a Jeff Films release, but there's another that's very different that was one of a few 'in house' (and not sold) Disney prints that got onto the market.

Considering that the Disney feature 'Popeye' (released in December 1980), resulted in a 200' Disney release, 'Dragonslayer' (released in June 1981) was arguably the first Disney release to NOT be released on Super 8 in any form, despite very good credentials that would have previously resulted in a release. But we don't know if the fact it was a Disney/Paramount co-production may have also complicated the situation. 'The Fox and the Hound' was released the following month and did make it to Super 8 - and I believe this was the final new film from Walt Disney Home Movies. So perhaps that also drew attention away from 'Dragonslayer' at a time when the end was in sight for WDHM.

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Osi Osgood
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 - posted June 14, 2019 11:44 AM      Profile for Osi Osgood   Author's Homepage   Email Osi Osgood   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I'm pretty sure that "The Dark Crystal" trailer made it out onto super 8.

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Leon Norris
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 - posted June 14, 2019 03:14 PM      Profile for Leon Norris   Email Leon Norris   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
There were a lot of fantasy films released on super 8 sound!

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