Took delivery of the R1 DVD of 'Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines' at the weekend. Not one of the greats of cinema, but a pleasant enough family movie to while away a couple of hours (I loved the movie when I was a kid and my eight year old daughter watched it with great delight). You might be excused for thinking that the disc would be no-frills vanilla. To be honest, that's all I was expecting, especially as it appears to be mid-range price. Instead, and to my delight, there is: (1) A fair to good quality print of the movie (including the intermission music), which for its age looks pretty acceptable (I thought the reds looked rather pronounced, but that may just be my set-up which I'm tinkering with at the moment). The sound is good, though the 5.1 mix doesn't give your rear speakers all that much to do. (2) A director's commentary (I've only heard sections so far, but what I've heard sounds sensible). (3) Trailers, featurette, photo gallery of vintage planes, storyboard. All this effort for a middle of the range priced movie that's unlikely to have vast sales. Full marks to Fox for taking the effort. I'd say that this is worth a casual purchase, especially if you've got a youngish family.