Aviation Entusiasts - Films You Would Like To Have On Dvd

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  1. Brent Avery

    Brent Avery Supporting Actor

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    There have been a number of films produced over the years that have either been about aviation or where aircraft have figured prominently within a particular movie. I thought that I would list the ones that came to mind, any others please feel free to mention. Here we have aircraft that will be forever "immortalized" on film. THE LIST:

    FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX (1965)
    THE BLUE MAX (1966)
    633 SQUADRON (1964)
    BATTLE OF BRITAIN (1968)
    MURPHY'S WAR (1971)
    THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES(65)
    THE GREAT WALDO PEPPER (IT'S P&S)
    30 SECONDS OVER TOKYO (1944)
    THE McCONNELL STORY (1955)
    STRATEGIC AIR COMMAND (1955)
    BOMBERS B-52 (1957)
    ABOVE AND BEYOND (1952)
    MEN OF THE FIGHTING LADY (1954)
    JET PILOT (1957)
    FLAT TOP (1952)
    FIGHTER ATTACK (1953)
    DIVE BOMBER (1941)
    A WING AND A PRAYER (1944)
    SPITFIRE (1942)
    AIR FORCE (1949)
    COMMAND DECISION (1949)
    TASK FORCE (1949)
    A GUY NAMED JOE (1943)
    THE WAR LOVER (1962)
    DAWN PATROL (1938)
    JOHNNY COMES FLYING HOME (1946)
    RED BARON (1988)
    THE SPIRIT OF ST LOUIS (1957)
    ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS (1939)
    ZEPPELIN (1971)
    THE SEA SHALL NOT HAVE THEM (1954)
    THE DAM BUSTERS (1954)
    THE HUNTERS (1958)
    BREAKING THE SOUND BARRIER (1952)
    ACES HIGH (1977)
    SKYJACKED (1972)
    CAPTAINS OF THE CLOUDS (1937)
    FLIGHT FROM GLORY (1937)
     
  2. Jim Reynolds

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    Thanks Brent,That would increase already large collection by another 25 or so and let me add one of my favorites from my childhood "X-15".
     
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    Don't for get Firefox(1982)
     
  4. LarryH

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    These would be great! I'd also like to see a re-mastered anamorphic version of "Top Gun".
     
  5. SteveGon

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    Hell's Angels would be nice!
     
  6. Brian E

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    Devil Dog's of the Air

    IIRC Peter Staddon from Fox said The Blue Max would be coming, but it might be a bit.
     
  7. Larry Schneider

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    Hell's Angels, definitely. The War Lover. Fighter Squadron. Flying Leathernecks.
     
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    OK, it may be mostly based on the pioneering spaceshots, but 'The Right Stuff' really does the bizz when it comes to the Bell X1 and later sound barrier busting planes.
     
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    Don't forget a guilty pleasure of mine, "Fire Birds"! It had some nice apache footage.

    Marc.
     
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    Stan, You're right about "The Right Stuff".This movie deserves a complete makeover and should never remain in DVD history as a flipper.
     
  11. Steve O

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    The very best aviation-related film ever made (IMHO) is one that many have not even heard of -- Dark Blue World. This is because it's a Czech film with English subtitles. If you haven't seen it, you're missing the best of the bunch. Best WWII aviation sequences of all time and a great story to boot -- one of my top ten favorite movies. Thank God that it IS on DVD!!!
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  12. Larry Schneider

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    Steve, how are the effects? I read a review somewhere indicating that the model work is awful. Did they come up with any genuine aircraft?
     
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    Flight of the intruder (1990)

    Not exactly a great movie, but great flight-scenes.
     
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    I'd vote for a DVD release of the 1988 TV Movie, The Taking Of Flight 847 (aka: The Flight).
    Probably will need more time to pass however, considering the 9/11-like subject matter. Good film though.
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    (Still no Spirit Of St. Louis on the horizon? That's another fine aviation flick. Along with another Jimmy Stewart lesser-known outing, No Highway In The Sky.)
     
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    I concur with Steve on DBW. I had no issues around it....and I'm real critical being a military history buff. As good CGI as there is.
    I do recall they did use a number of surviving, airworthy, aircraft as well.
    Soundwise, there's one scene where a fighter goes head on against a German bomber. The bomber explodes and one propellor blows by, still spinning down your left side. Great effect.

    I would add the Brit series "Piece of Cake" to your list as well.
     

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