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The Flight of the Phoenix (1965) (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray) (DVD)
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Robert Aldrich's gripping tale of courage and suspense starring James Stewart and Richard Attenborough One of Hollywood's toughest and most idiosyncratic filmmakers, Robert Aldrich (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen) had one of his greatest and most cherished popular successes with the thrilling adventure classic The Flight of the Phoenix, headlined by an all-star cast including James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine and Hardy Krá¼ger. A cargo plane carrying an assortment of oilmen and military personnel crashes in the Sahara Desert during a sandstorm. Realising they're too far off course to be found and rescued before food and water runs out, their only hope is to attempt to rebuild the aircraft amidst the unforgiving environment. An engrossing mix of intensely physical filmmaking and marvellous character turns across the board, The Flight of the Phoenix is a vivid chronicle of men under pressure, with unsettling questions about the nature of leadership. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a new Blu-ray special edition of the film. SPECIAL FEATURES: New high-definition 1080p presentation Uncompressed mono soundtrack Isolated music and effects track New video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall Original theatrical trailer English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and archival imagery REVIEWS: ''An often-fascinating and superlative piece of filmmaking highlighted by standout performances and touches that show producer-director at his best.'' - Variety ''this all-star survivalist epic has all the expected ingredients and more.'' - Radio Times ''Beautifully characterised and directed by Aldrich with a grip that keeps tension high and heroics low'' - Tom Milne, Time Out

Running Time: 142 minutes
Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)

Release Date: 12 Sept. 2016


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