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Surely It Hasn’t Been 40 Years Since Airplane! Premiered?

(It has. And don’t call me Shirley)


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Arrives on Blu-ray™ July 21, 2020 with New Special Features, Including New Interviews with the Directors and a Q&A Recorded at Hollywood’s Egyptian Theater



A masterpiece of off-the-wall comedy, AIRPLANE! celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020 with a brand-new Blu-ray in the Paramount Presents line, as well as a limited edition Blu-ray Steelbook, both arriving on July 21, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment.



Originally released in July of 1980, AIRPLANE! was a major hit and become a pop culture touchstone. Voted “one of the 10 funniest movies ever made” by the American Film Institute, the film continues to be widely referenced and quoted 40 years after its theatrical debut.



The Paramount Presents Blu-ray and limited edition Steelbook each includes the newly remastered film from a 4K transfer supervised by writers/directors Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, a new Filmmaker Focus on the directors, a new Q&A with the directors recorded at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood in January 2020, and an isolated music score by Elmer Bernstein. The discs also include previously released audio commentary with the directors and producer Jon Davison.



Robert Hays stars as an ex-fighter pilot forced to take over the controls of an airliner when the flight crew succumbs to food poisoning. The all-star cast also includes Julie Hagerty, Robert Stack, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielsen, and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The outrageous comedy spoof skewers airplane disaster flicks, religious zealots, television commercials…and everything else in its path.



Additional titles available in the Paramount Presents collection on Blu-ray include: Fatal Attraction, King Creole, To Catch a Thief, Flashdance, Days of Thunder and Pretty In Pink. This collectible line spans celebrated classics to film-lover favorites, each from the studio’s renowned library. Every Paramount Presents release features never-before-seen bonus content and exclusive collectible packaging.


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No 4k release?
It's Paramount, so you shouldn't be surprised by this.

I am taking a definite "wait and see" approach to this release, considering the studio's recent inconsistent quality of its BD releases. By the time the price drops, there should be plenty of reviews out there - - and there is no way I am paying $23 for an upgrade of my existing Airplane BD.
 

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It's Paramount, so you shouldn't be surprised by this.

I am taking a definite "wait and see" approach to this release, considering the studio's recent inconsistent quality of its BD releases. By the time the price drops, there should be plenty of reviews out there - - and there is no way I am paying $23 for an upgrade of my existing Airplane BD.

I believe they are saving the 4k transfers for their digital service.

agreed I’m interested in this title but will wait.
 

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I picked up the iTunes version a couple of days ago at the $4.99 price, and we watched it last night. It looked good, but I probably didn't need to upgrade from the BD if the price wasn't so enticing.
 

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I picked up the iTunes version a couple of days ago at the $4.99 price, and we watched it last night. It looked good, but I probably didn't need to upgrade from the BD if the price wasn't so enticing.


Funny you mentioned this. I was planning to come here to talk about AIRPLANE in 4k at some point today.

I have seen this film dozens of times. I sampled portions of it out of curiosity.

I was very impressed with how the film looked in 4k. It's one of those lower-budget films that never looked spectacular on any format. However, I thought that there was a noticeable improvement with the 4k presentation. No, it doesn't look like a new film, however, I thought that it looked sharper and more detailed than it previously had.
 

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