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The Flight of the Phoenix
The Flight of the Phoenix
Actors: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine
Director: Robert Aldrich
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
NR     2003     2hr 22min

Robert Aldrich's tense, 1965 drama about a plane crash in the Sahara is a unique psychological study of men in desperate circumstances. In this somewhat revisionist view of classic heroism, every character within the mixed...  more »


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Actors: James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Hardy Krüger, Ernest Borgnine
Director: Robert Aldrich
Creators: Joseph F. Biroc, Michael Luciano, Walter Blake, Lukas Heller, Trevor Dudley Smith
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Sub-Genres: Classics, Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned,Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
Original Release Date: 12/15/1965
Theatrical Release Date: 12/15/1965
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 2hr 22min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish

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Movie Reviews

Warning: Package contains mutilated work of art!
Chris Schmidt | Scottsdale, AZ United States | 11/25/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)

"This version was made from a full screen version where the left and right sides were sliced off. Then the tops and bottoms were sliced off so the image would fit a modern 16:9 monitor. What you see is a small rectangle cut out of the center of the original movie.

The first clue was that the familiar 20th Century Fox logo was cut off on all four sides. When the actors came on screen, it looked like every shot was a closeup. Lots of giant faces, like how they used to shoot TV shows. The effect is gruesome. Watching this version is most unsettling. I could not stand to watch for more than about ten minutes.

The package says "widescreen edition". Maybe it's time for legislation to define terms, because this labeling should be illegal. All copies of this version should be destroyed.

I hope they release a genuine version of this terrific movie."
Henry Britton, Jr. | Palmdale, CA USA | 10/29/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A fine motion picture and I believe James Stewart's last. The reviews are spot-on, however, I
noticed that with all the acolades heaped upon the actors, it must also be remembered that
Paul Mantz, one of Hollywood's finest stunt pilots lost his life in the filming of this movie
(Phoennix prototype crashed during last scene), as he was trying to land, in scene which showed
plane disappearing over the mountains. At the end of the film's credits, a memorial mentions
this unfortunate tragedy."