Hang-gliding scenes on DVD

 
Old 06-20-03, 07:15 PM
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Hang-gliding scenes on DVD

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I work for a production company and we are putting together a reference reel for an upcoming project. Does anyone know of any movies available on DVD which have hang-gliding scenes in them? We've got Operation Condor so far and (for the soaring feel) Brazil, but very little else. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated...thanks!

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Old 06-20-03, 07:19 PM
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Just remembered Live and Let Die and Tommy also...

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Old 06-20-03, 07:41 PM
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Nope... can't help you...

Sounds like a stupid project though!
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Old 06-20-03, 08:37 PM
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Heh, there's a scene in Short Circuit 2 where the robot Johnny Five rolls out of an office building window and uses a hang-glider attachment to coast safely to the ground :P
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The first Mannequin movie has a hang gliding scene in a department store. Now that is action!
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Jurassic Park 3? didn't that have some hang glinding? I think at the start is has parasailing, which is different I know, but I thought there was some later. I might just be confusing it with the Lost World's alternate ending, which was redone for Jp3.

But JP3 sucks, so it's probably not worth looking
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Old 06-21-03, 12:16 AM
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escape from LA, but not sure that's what you're looking for..

I had some rare Vhs movie featuring hang gliding with James Coburn i sold on ebay once for over $100
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Old 06-21-03, 01:25 AM
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Check Fly Away Home. Well, it's not exactly hang gliding, but it's quite close to hang gliding.
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Thanks to everyone for their suggestions (except for Axorr...but I know him, so it's OK!).


And Biz, JP3 sucked so bad it DEFINITELY isn't worth looking at again!
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Easy Money starring Michelle Yeoh.
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Old 06-21-03, 10:21 AM
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If I can recall, Bond may have used one in Moonraker.
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Old 06-21-03, 12:02 PM
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There's a quick cut to some hang gliders, during the big Bruce Willis and Jane March boink scene in The Color Of Night.

Uhhhh... don't ask me why, though.
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Saw Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life preview tonight, and I believe there's some hang-gliding there.

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Old 06-21-03, 05:29 PM
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Episode 13 of The Planet of the Apes TV series has just what you're looking for!

From the Digitally Obsessed review...

Episode 13: Up Above the World So High

In the last episode, the group stumbles onto Leuric, a human who has developed a crude hang glider. When he is captured, chimpanzee Carsia is sent by the High Council to investigate. Galen romances her, but is disturbed to find that she has an agenda all her own to wanting to make Leuric fly again. There are some interesting moments here, so this episode merits three bananas.
I just watched this the other night and there's certainly lot's of high-flying monkey action for ya there TREX, check it out.


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Old 06-23-03, 01:01 PM
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The opening scene in "24-Hour Party People" (good flic... worth watching well past the hang-gliding).

I haven't any idea what the name of this next recommendation is, except that it was one of the more memorable MST3Ks... the hero (a Conan the Barbarian/Beastmaster sorta fella) fashions a hang-glider out of animal skins and tree parts, using it to escape the clutches of the baddies, perhaps rescuing a fair damsel in the process (I sorta forget the particulars, but remember the gut-wrenching laugh-spasms watching him soar over the wilderness). As with the "24-hour" scene, this might add a bit of comic relief to your reel.
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I'm pretty sure that "Chicken Run" had a hanggliding scene.

At this site:
http://www.vvhga.org/

there are a bunch of hanggliding clips. Not on DVD, but it might have what you are looking for.

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Old 06-23-03, 06:28 PM
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I've watched a few of the movie clips from www.vvhga.org , but if you are looking for a good movie of a hangglider from a distance, look at the one entitled oceanside. If you are looking for a good movie of a hangglider from a camera mounted right above the person flying it, then check out xcandersons.

There are also some nice videos of launches.

Looks like fun!

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Old 06-23-03, 09:44 PM
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Cave Dwellers has some pretty silly looking hang-gliding scenes. It is in Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 2.
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Old 06-24-03, 06:59 AM
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You may want to find (or record and burn to DVD) one called "Sky Riders" (1976). I don't think it's currently on DVD. According to Leonard Maltin's Movie Book, it's on VHS. Also, it's being broadcast on Fox Movie Channel today and tomorrow. Today, at noon (EDT). And then at 2 a.m. (EDT) on the 25th (makes it tonight). It's not broadcast next month. I haven't seen the movie, but Maltin's book puts it this way: "spectacular sequences of hang-gliding...." Hope this is of some help.

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Old 06-24-03, 10:23 AM
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Cave Dwellers has some pretty silly looking hang-gliding scenes. It is in Mystery Science Theater 3000 Collection: Volume 2.
That's the one! http://www.mindspring.com/~dhmac/mst3k/Ep_0301.html

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