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Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

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Unidentified Flying Oddball (1979)

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Description

An astronaut and his robot companion accidentally fly backwards in time and end up prisoners at the court of King Arthur. A jealous Merlin and Mordred plot to overthrow the king, but thanks to modern technology, the Knights of the Round Table are able to defeat the evil forces in a rousing climactic battle.

Review

"Mark Twain's wit was oft demonstrated in his short stories and novels, and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court certainly qualifies as one of his most popular. The tale's so well-liked that various renditions--including a musical comedy, an animated Bugs Bunny version, and two kid pics--have been turned into films and telefilms (many of which should be considered "inspired by" instead of straight translations). This Disney film takes the basics of Twain's charmer and turns it into the story of a scientist whose twin-looking humanoid will be the first to try out a faster-than-the-speed-of-light rocket ship. When the humanoid becomes afraid, the scientist climbs on board to comfort it and the ship accidentally rockets off--and into King Arthur's Camelot. Dennis Dugan, an underrated comic actor (best remembered as Richie Brockelman introduced on The Rockford Files), is the likable lead, as well as his robotic alter ego. Ron Moody is a wickedly creepy Merlin, Kenneth More is an elegant, if older, King Arthur, and English actress Sheila White (Oliver!) is a sweet Alisande. Despite its 1979 production date, the film has a surprisingly timeless look. Certainly, the low-budget technology can't compare to today's CGI miracles, but this film is more about ingenuity and resourcefulness, and it gets those messages across well." --N.F. Mendoza
Release date Australia
October 29th, 2004
Movie Format
  • DVD
DVD Region
  • Region 4
Edition
  • Standard Edition
Brand
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.78 : 1
Director
Language
English, Spanish
Length (Minutes)
92
Studio
Subtitles
English, Danish, Spanish, Dutch, Norwegian, Finnish, Swedish
Supported Audio
  • Dolby Digital Surround 2.0
Genres
  • Action
  • Adventure
UPC
9398520160030
Product ID
1466771

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