Genres:Documentary Sub-Genres:Documentary Studio:Family Home Ent Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 06/19/2001 Release Year: 2001 Run Time: 1hr 40min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
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It'll never get off the ground
David Hoggan | Milpitas, CA USA | 04/17/2002
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The 747 video, produced in 1989 is incredibly dated, with poor video quality and too much background information on the Boeing company and not enough on the plane itself. The 777 segment reuses much of the same content and has many glaring errors where the voiceover does not match the video. For example: the British Hermes airliner is discussed as footage of a Lockheed Constellation is shown, and the manufacturing process of the 777 is discussed while showing footage of a 747 under construction. It's obvious that the producers of the 777 segment did not bother to research their subject matter and merely hacked the show together with footage they had available to them. Avoid this video and visit Just Planes Videos for serious commercial aviation videos produced by true enthusiasts for true enthusiasts."
Only for Historian
Edward Wong | North Point, n/a Hong Kong | 11/19/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Talked very little about the planes themselves and their development respectively. Instead it focus on the history of the company. Make thing even worse, the company history part repeats on both section (B747 and 777) which makes the tape extremely boring."
Very little information, emotions not details
Edward Wong | 10/31/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD has very little info about the planes, and material is repeated in 777 section."
Fun movie for airliners fans
Gordon Capreol | 07/29/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD is split into two seperate films, one on the 747 and another on the 777. Each film starts with a history of Boeing, and jet aviation. Next, they cover the engineering and manufacturing problems involved in pushing jet travel to the next level, with the 747 version focusing on problems with size and the 777 version talking about the engineering and computerized development tasks. The 777 version actually covers alot of the 747 development and does a lot of comparison between the two. Neither version is very technical, but they are well narated and there are some interesting facts about both planes sprinkled throughout. Nevertheless, the DVD has good footage on both planes and will be enjoyed by any plane fanatic."
Not for flying machine fans
Kar Lok Wong | Wanchai, HK Hong Kong | 07/10/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"It is a good documentary for the history of both planes from Discovery Channel. But if you are looking for more in details and depth, like the FMC system on board, how a pilot takes off and land, you do not have it. My conclusion is if you are a big fans of 747 / 777, the books may give what you want. However, it is the first airplane DVD in my knowledge."