Airplane II: The Sequel (Blu-ray) October 8th

Discussion in 'Blu-ray and UHD' started by Ronald Epstein, Jun 13, 2013.

Tags:
  1. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,413
    Likes Received:
    4,358
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    48601_medium.jpg

    Will post Amazon preorder when available
     
  2. Charles Smith

    Charles Smith Extremely Talented Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2007
    Messages:
    5,186
    Likes Received:
    1,165
    Location:
    Nor'east
    Real Name:
    Charles Smith
    This is weird, but for the million or so times I have seen, and loved, AIRPORT, I don't think I ever saw this one.
     
  3. Matt Hough

    Matt Hough Executive Producer
    Reviewer

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2006
    Messages:
    14,551
    Likes Received:
    2,948
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    Real Name:
    Matt Hough
    It isn't nearly as good and much of it falls pretty flat, but there are a couple of moments. It's not written by the same team, so that's the major problem.
     
  4. Ronald Epstein

    Ronald Epstein Administrator
    Owner

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 1997
    Messages:
    46,413
    Likes Received:
    4,358
    Real Name:
    Ronald Epstein
    It does have its moments. I will probably buy it...and the original Airplane
    is under $9 on Amazon at this moment.

    ....but Warner really missed an opportunity here. When they touted this
    relationship with Paramount they did so by stating that they would match
    up films and release double-feature sets.

    This should have been an AIRPLANE/AIRPLANE II double feature release.
     
    JoHud likes this.
  5. TonyD

    TonyD Who do we think I am?
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 1999
    Messages:
    17,064
    Likes Received:
    366
    Location:
    Disney World and Universal Florida
    Real Name:
    Tony D.
    Ill buy it. Not the same as what for me is the funniest movie ever, Aiplane but this one still makes me laug plenty.
     
  6. Mark Walker

    Mark Walker Cinematographer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 1999
    Messages:
    2,925
    Likes Received:
    644
    Completely agree. The moments it has, are really great!
    I will buy, but I wish this had been in a two film package.

    Well, that is what the "Custom Cover" thread is for and those shops that sell spare dual disc cases. ;)
     
  7. Brandon Conway

    Brandon Conway captveg

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2002
    Messages:
    8,446
    Likes Received:
    1,187
    Location:
    North Hollywood, CA
    Real Name:
    Brandon Conway
    THE LOOOOVE BOAT......
     
  8. WillG

    WillG Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,613
    Likes Received:
    129
    It's not as clever as the first one, but still plenty funny.Here's a teaserMcKroskey: Tell me everything that's happened up until now"Well, first the earth cooled and the the dinosaurs came, but they got too big and fat, so the all died and turned into oil. And then the Arabs came and started buying Mercedes Benzes. And then Prince Charles started wearing all of Lady Di's clothing. I could believe it, he took her best summer dress and put it on and went to town."
     
  9. FrancisP

    FrancisP Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2004
    Messages:
    1,121
    Likes Received:
    23
    I would agree that it is not up to Airplane standards but it is still a pretty good film. They wisely decided to focus on sci-fi films for this one and it still has funny moments to it.
     
  10. lukejosephchung

    lukejosephchung Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2007
    Messages:
    1,393
    Likes Received:
    392
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA., USA
    Real Name:
    Luke J. Chung
    I still get a big chuckle out of watching Bill Shatner look into his periscope and see the USS Enterprise...he did this the same year he made "Star Trek 2-The Wrath Of Khan"!!! :lol:
     
  11. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    11,746
    Likes Received:
    799
    Location:
    Michigan
    I have this on SD-DVD, and the film is not nearly good enough for a double dip. The original is a classic. This sequel... not so much.
     
  12. WillG

    WillG Producer

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2003
    Messages:
    5,613
    Likes Received:
    129
    I would be almost certain it will end up as a double feature eventually
     
  13. Ejanss

    Ejanss Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2012
    Messages:
    2,452
    Likes Received:
    375
    Real Name:
    EricJ
    Only when Paramount gets it back--
    Not sure if Warner has Airplane 1, but it's definitely one of the "core" catalog titles Paramount symbolically holds on to when they want to promote "Comedy!" It may be 80's, but I don't think Paramount would've sent Top Gun over to Warner, either.

    "Oh, cut the bleeding-heart crap, will yaa? We've all got our switches, knobs and lights to deal with--I mean, down here, we've got literally hundreds and thousands of blinking and beeping and flashing lights, and they're blinking and beeping, and flashing, they're flashing, and beeping...I CAN'T TAKE IT!!"
    Considering this came out the same year as Grease 2, I'm amazed at Ken Finkleman's chameleonic ability to sequelize any previous movie in its own style. :)
     
  14. Scott D S

    Scott D S Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2000
    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    26
    Real Name:
    Scott Saslow
    I asked WB on Facebook if they'd look into including the deleted TV scenes as an extra and they said "Ask Paramount."

    This movie... not as good as the first but definitely has its moments, including a great Shatner line (among many):

    "Irony can be pretty ironic sometimes." :D
     
  15. Mark Edward Heuck

    Mark Edward Heuck Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2000
    Messages:
    1,185
    Likes Received:
    36
    Ken Finkleman didn't direct GREASE 2, that was the previous movie's choreographer, Patricia Birch, who gets the credit (or the blame) for that one.
     

Share This Page