From: London, United Kingdom
Registered: Jul 2017
posted June 13, 2019 01:31 PM
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. Cheers,
From: Croydon, London, UK
Registered: Aug 2004
posted June 13, 2019 07:34 PM
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.