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Genre: Feature Film-Action/Adventure
Release Date: 19-AUG-2005
Media Type: DVD
- New remastered print
- "Return Flight: Revisiting Air America - new interviews and historical perspective
- Flight Log - on-set interviews
- Pre-Flight - storyboards and previsualization
Top Customer Reviews
I find this movie far more interesting than the Lethal Weapon series, so it soars in my book as one of Mel Gibson's best movies.
during the Vietnam war aiding our allies (amongst other things)
Mel Gibson plays veteran air american Gene Ryback and Robert Downey plays Billy Covington the FNG to the outfit.(He ends up being recruited in the states by a fast talking agent of the CIA after he (Downey) is grounded for being an...in the air.
The Film explores the adventures and antics..or hi-jinks as the pencil necked air america geek notes of t he pilots. Which includes drunken whorehouse parties, target practice with silencers on a miniature golf course and my favorite, gun running and landing an aircraft on a mountain.
A serio-comic movie it delivers the goods and was is enjoyable to watch
OK, with that done, let's talk about the extras. They are informative without having to take a day out of your life to watch them. Well worth the few bucks to buy this new release. The audio and visuals are better.
As for not giving it 5 stars, they cut out the subtitled translation parts that were in the first release. Even with the subtitles turned on they don't show up. If the translations weren't correct, who cares, you would like to have an idea about what was going on. So don't think your going to buy this copy and off load your original. KEEP IT!
I spent 18 months in Thailand about the time this movie was suppose to represent. So besides being entertained, I enjoy just looking past what's going on and watching the people and sceenery.
P.S. Here's one for you Pink Panther fans. Burt Kwouk ... General Lu Soong is the actor who played Cato.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great acting, action and an intriguing look at the side of the Vietnam war not many people know of or would ever believe... :( :)Published 3 hours ago by Amazon Customer
Reminder of 60-70's Vietnam machinations -- something abut dominoes..
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