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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) / Flight of the Phoenix (2005) (Double Take)
The Flight of the Phoenix / Flight of the Phoenix
1965
Actors: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi
Directors: John Moore, Robert Aldrich
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
UR     2008     4hr 22min

Disc 1: FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX '65 Disc 2: FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX '04

     
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Actors: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Dennis Quaid, Miranda Otto, Giovanni Ribisi
Directors: John Moore, Robert Aldrich
Creators: Alex Blum, John Davis, Edward Burns, Lukas Heller, Scott Frank, Trevor Dudley Smith
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 06/10/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 4hr 22min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Single feature
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/05/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)

"It was not a wise move for FOX to juxtapose the 2004 FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX against Robert Aldrich's original classic from 1965. On its own the remake is an OK picture, but in comparison to its predecessor the newer version is a failure.

Seems to me the idea of a double feature is you watch two pictures in a row. Who is really gonna sit throught TWO "Phoenix"es, TWO "Alamo"s, TWO "Sabrina"s or TWO "Cape Fears" in one afternoon? Not I, and probably not you.

Let's call this what it is: a clean widescreen transfer of a great adventure story with a sterling cast, plus some modern throwaway with a single star and mostly nobodies in support.

FIVE stars for the '65 "Phoenix." THREE stars for the remake. Average: FOUR stars.


Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 indb viewer poll ratings.

(7.6) The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) - James Stewart/Richard Attenborough/Peter Finch/Hardy Krüger/Ernest Borgnine/Ian Bannen/Ronald Fraser/Christian Marquand/Dan Duryea/George Kennedy/Barrie Chase

(6.0) Flight of the Phoenix (2004) - Dennis Quaid/Tyrese Gibson/Giovanni Ribisi/Miranda Otto/Tony Curran/Sticky Fingaz/Jacob Vargas/Hugh Laurie/Scott Michael Campbell"