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IMAX: Fighter Pilot- Operation Red Flag [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: John Stratton, Robert Novotny, Sam Morgan, Randy Cason, Michel Perron
  • Directors: Stephen Low
  • Writers: Stephen Low, Denny Kuhr, Joe Stanley
  • Producers: Stephen Low, James Lahti, Jan Baird, Michael A. Williams, Pietro L. Serapiglia
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Image Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 14, 2008
  • Run Time: 40 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001BEK88S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #87,765 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "IMAX: Fighter Pilot- Operation Red Flag [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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A state-of-the-art, edge-of-your-seat experience! Get in the cockpit with the world's best pilots to witness the most challenging flying of their careers! Follow a young American pilot as he makes his way through Red Flag - the world's most intense, simulated air war, training event - where U.S. and international pilots, ground crews, mechanics and rescue personnel are taken to the limits of their endurance. Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag delivers speeds of up to 800 miles per hour with thundering, roaring, screaming sound and stunning aerobatics that will blow you away! Filmed over the Nevada desert with unprecedented access to military procedures, the film features an enormous armada of aircraft!

Customer Reviews

Great video and sounds great.
C. L. Jarusek
Other things, such as the AWACS scene, look fake too.
Nick
The photography is incredible.
Julian S. West

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Nick on December 27, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
I am very surprised IMAX made this since I thought they were good at showing the real thing, but I must have been wrong. Some of the scenes, like the A-10s "bombing" the tanks, are fake. I guess it was for safety, but come on, this should be a real movie, not some crazy Hollywood action. I would much rather have seen real strafing and bombing runs from a distance then fake explosions from close. Other things, such as the AWACS scene, look fake too. I have been in the E-3 sentry and know the screens they showed are completely fake. The real plane doesn't look like that at all. There are also some scenes were cockpits somehow instantly change variants. Like in a few scenes, the views kept changing from an F-15C to an F-15E. There are several more issues I found that makes the video look very fake. These might not matter to someone who wants to see an action movie, but for an IMAX movie, they are unacceptable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Julian S. West on October 17, 2008
Format: Blu-ray
I purchased this, like my blueray player on a whim. It sat unwatched for a couple of weeks until today. OMG - if you like military aviation - there is nothing better out there. The photography is incredible. Be warned - there are some inflight combat shots that I had to rewind to make sure they were real - they are. It is just that you have never seen it from the perspective that It was shot - amazing stuff. Tip: crank up your surround sound and sub woofer. Some of the take off scenes in particular sound and feel like you are standing right there on the flightlne when they take off - simply awesome .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kevin French on April 16, 2010
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I know I didn't direct this, but if I could "enhance" it any, I would add more footage of plane time. I bought this for my son's 3rd birthday, as he emerges into a fan on airplanes. He loved the film. As a guy in his mid 30's...it would not be for me as it was a bit too cheesy of a documentary.
The cinematography is amazing. The views from the air are fantastic. The CGI...not so much. For a three year old boy...it is almost like being there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thule1 on December 2, 2011
Format: Blu-ray
I just saw the IMAX version of Fighter Pilot at the Smithsonian Udvar-Hazy Center Air and Space Museum in Dulles, Va. Loved it! Sure it's combination of real and Hollywood, but for those of use who will never be able to do the "real thing", it's a good voyeristic experience. One of my kids flies as a USAF Crew Chief on a KC-135, so I enjoyed that short "air refueling" piece, even though the "boom operator" sequence was not so real. Overall, I am buying the Blu-ray DVD because I want to see it again, several times. It's exciting to me. The most flying I do is as a commercial passenger...dull.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SP3204 VINE VOICE on July 5, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
I love watching flying, but until high def it's always been iffy. My new player said "you have to get this one - how bad can it be?" This DVD brings it all up close and more realistically that I've ever seen. And, it brings a personal story to all this military aviation. Awesomely filmed and respectfully told, I can only imagine what a massive undertaking this was to produce.

I expected just fighter flying, but seeing so many different aircraft was an unexpected treat. Although certain parts were certainly staged, I can imagine the safety dictated control over things but those parts are not cheesy.

It's a bit short, but effectively tells the story. The "making of" is interesting, though it's presented in 4:3, which was just a little disappointing. It would have made an easy 5 stars if they had made a widescreen featurette.

All-in-all, another worthy IMAX adventure added to the library!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michel A. Tardy on January 13, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
Even tho some scenes looked like they were made in CGI, i very much enjoyed that DVD ! quite amazing pictures in there!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mark Porter on January 30, 2009
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This film is well worth owning if you're a military buff. I'm finding Blu-ray DVD's that were made with Imax film are excellent quality. If you want to show off to a friend how well Blu-ray works, this is a film well worth owning. It'll catch a persons attention and they'll want to watch the whole thing. I highly recomend Fighter Pilot both for it's content and quality.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on February 8, 2009
Format: Blu-ray
If USAF use this video to recruit they would have a lot more applicants. In regards to the video it's fantastic film making with breathtaking close ups and incredible aerial shots, the picture crystal clear (IMAX+1080p)and the content captivating. It's the next best thing to actually fly these war machines and see them engage in live combat action.
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