Beyond Witch Mountain
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In the proper sequel, Tony and Tia are escorted back to the human world by the uncle who took them away to Witch Mountain at the end of the first film. They're teenagers, and it is clearly stated that the trip is their first time away from the Witch Mountain community since their rescue as children.
In Beyond Witch Mountain, the children leave Witch Mountain soon after being rescued and taken there, in order to follow their uncle who claims he is going to find his grandson. The uncle dies soon after leaving the mountain and in a quasi-Yoda moment, his body vanishes, leaving Tony and Tia to carry on the search for the missing child alone. This is the same uncle who is alive and well to deliver Tony and Tia to the city years later when they're teens going on their first vacation.
The only continuity adhered to is with the continued determination of Aristotle Bolt to capture the kids, and Jason O'Day's determination to keep them safe.
The only actor retained from the original movie is the actor who played O'Day. Tony and Tia are played by different children, which also detracts somewhat - given that the characters were played by the same actors in both Escape to Witch Mountain and Return from Witch Mountain. (They also cameoed in Race To Witch Mountain, as Sheriff Anthony and the waitress Tina)
Without having seen the proper Witch Mountain movies first, this might possibly be quite a watchable film short. The acting is quite acceptable, but the continuity errors are unforgivable.
Lastly, at a mere 48 minutes, this simply is not worth the money when full feature movies can be purchased for much less.
Might be worth adding to your "Witch Mountain" collection in spite of the expense.
The picture quality is generally very good, good color and clear image- the sound level may be the lowest I've ever run across in a DVD, either turn it up or use the subtitling feature which I didn't expect to see on a "made on demand DVD-R". No menu, just a screen on which you click on "Play", the DVD does seem to have chapters so you can skip around a little. I was able to play it on a 2005 model DVD player so most later players should manage as well.
I am not overly fond of DVD-R's, as I've had issues with them playing in the past, but not in this case. It loaded and played fine, but there is no menu or chapter list that I could find and as this is a strictly bare bones production, no 'bonus' features are included. It certainly discourages me from purchasing any additional Disney "Generation" DVD's.
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