I'm 42 years old and saw the original in the theater back in '75. I loved
it. I picked up the DVD about 4 years ago when I first saw it on the shelf, NOT
that I often go looking for Disney vids. I just re-watched it after seeing the
new movie (Race to Witch Mountain) on it's opening week-end. I went through the cast bios in the supplementals and saw "Beyond Witch Mountain" listed under Eddie Alberts filmography. I thought that had to be a mistake, or a documentary. Now I find the page for it on IMDB, and find out it was an actual story made for tv in '82.
WHERE THE HECK WAS I ? ? ? ? I have to wonder when this originally aired. I
CAN'T believe I missed it.
As to why no Kim or Iake... at the time of lensing, Kim would have been
about 17, Iake would have been about 19, and they were obviously going for a
younger audience, hence the roughly 12 year olds. Also, Iake was probably busy
filming "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan", and Kim was busy with other projects.
They were probably not even considered for roles anyway.
I'd sure like to see this. Maybe with the success of RACE, Disney will put
out a Deluxe Witch Mountain Collectors tin with the first 2 theatrical movies, AND
put this in as a bonus. I honestly thought that last Novembers release of "Dr.
Syn" would be my last Disney DVD dream. I guess not.