The Flight of the Phoenix

Starring: James Stewart Director: Robert Aldrich
The Flight of the Phoenix
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1965
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Surround - English
    • Mono - English, Spanish, French
    • Subtitles - Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette: Restoration Comparison
    • Trailers:
      1. Theatrical Trailer
      2. Spanish Trailer
      3. Portuguese Trailer

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Entertainment Reviews:

USA Today - 05/23/2003
"...One of the best adventure movies ever..."

Product Description:

In Robert Aldrich's THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, based on Elleston Trevor's novel, a small plane carrying oil workers and military personnel crashes, stranding a group of survivors in the Sahara Desert. As the lethal heat and grating sand begin to take a toll on the group, the conscientious pilot, Frank Towns (James Stewart), struggles with his inability to lead the party to safety. Hope arises, however, when German aircraft designer Heinrich Dorfman (Hardy Kruger) begins to theorize about rebuilding the wreckage into a single-engine plane capable of lifting the crash victims to safety.

Aldrich (KISS ME DEADLY) opens his film with the pulsating tension (intercut with the opening credits) of Towns trying and cataclysmically failing to pilot his aircraft through a sandstorm, and from there the white-knuckle intensity never lets up. Boasting an intriguing cast--headed up by Stewart with a poignantly ragged-edged, heartfelt portrayal--and a taut story line, THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX is a powerful and psychologically penetrating thriller.

Plot Keywords:

Adventure | Africa | Classic | Recommended | Stranded / Castaway | Suspense | Theatrical Release | Thriller

Production Notes:

  • The film has the following dedication: "It should be remembered that Paul Mantz, a fine man and a brilliant flyer, gave his life in the making of this film." Paul Mantz did the aerial photography for the film. He died on the last day of shooting.
  • Shot in DeLuxe color.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 024543075455
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item