Nowadays Disney might be best known for its ownership of Star Wars, Marvel films and live action versions of its classic animated films, but there was a time when for me Disney was associated with live action sci fi films that worked for kid (like me at the time) but also worked for adults (like me nowadays) Films such as The Black Hole, Tron, and Flight Of The Navigator. Films that worked on so many levels. Now its been around 30 years since I saw Flight Of The Navigator so I was super excited to read that Second Sight were bringing out a reissue of the film with a clear new restored print, and a ton of extras that were not around when I first saw this film on VHS (video cassettes for you young uns who have always wondered what the letters V, H and S meant when joined together) So for those who havent seen the film before then prepare for take off as Flight of the Navigator, gets a brand new 4K scan and restoration and makes its arrival on Limited Edition Blu-ray thanks to Second Sight Films on 26 August 2019.
Take a journey back in time to re-live this family sci-fi like never before, as the film has been painstakingly restored to its very best under the supervision of its director Randal Kleiser (Grease, The Blue Lagoon). It arrives on Blu-ray complete with a host of fascinating special features (which total at just over an hour and range from 10 minute featurettes to ones around the 20 minute mark) including brand new interviews plus a reversible sleeve featuring new and original artwork. The Limited Edition is presented in a rigid slipcase with new artwork by Rich Davies, a 100-page soft cover book with Kleiser’s complete original storyboard and a new essay by Kevin Lyons, original production notes and behind the scenes photos.
In 1978, a boy travels 8 years into the future and has an adventure with an intelligent, wisecracking alien ship.Thats all you need to know about the film. its not super complicated so sit back, open the popcorn, and take a journey with David, Max and Co.
It was such a blast rewatching this film and whilst the film is still a super fun Disney romp there is also he darker adult side dealing with Davids disappearance and reappearance and of course the inevitable meddling by scientists with a disregard for the fact that David is a young boy who has been away from his family for years. Definitely a film for the family.
‘One of those rare nostalgic treats that’s just as much fun as I remember it to be’
The Digital Fix
‘An underrated gem’
‘The early CG FX have aged remarkably well, while the slow build-up makes the Spielbergian space adventure all the more fantastic’
Limited Edition Blu-ray 26 Aug