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IMAX Presents - Straight Up: Helicopters in Action


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  • Actors: Martin Sheen
  • Directors: David Douglas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Vista Point Ent
  • DVD Release Date: April 25, 2006
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000EQ5U8M
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #78,271 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "IMAX Presents - Straight Up: Helicopters in Action" on IMDb

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The thrill and excitement of the IMAX experience come to your home theater with this stunning DVD, digitally mastered from the original 70 mm IMAX film print. Straight Up! Helicopters In Action features more than a dozen helicopters in a series of pulse-pounding adventures that demonstrate the many roles these powerful aircraft play in our lives. Fly along with skilled helicopter crews as they carry out mountain and sea rescues, apprehend drug smugglers, repair high voltage electrical lines, save endangered animals, deliver humanitarian aid and undertake a reconnaissance mission. You'll even learn a bit of how helicopters are flown. Narrated by Martin Sheen.

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Hopefully I'll be able to get a license some day.
Raymond Debs
I would recommend it to anyone into helicopters, or just looking for a educational movie.
V. L. Grant
This was originally an IMAX film, so the quality is very good.
S. D. Rapp

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful By S. D. Rapp on March 22, 2005
Format: DVD
This DVD is a great sampling if you're interested in helicopters and/or the type of career opportunities they offer. There's a great sequence servicing high-power lines, some logging action from the Pacific Northwest, and a basic flying lesson! This was originally an IMAX film, so the quality is very good. No, it's not screaming helicopter action, because it shows you the real world of what helicopters are mostly used for. I also recommend checking out the bonus features, there's even better stuff in there.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Raymond Debs on February 28, 2008
Format: DVD
This is an excellent video that I would recommend to anyone interested in helicopters. The videography is amazing, and while the narration is written to be understood by children, it is interesting for adults too (unless maybe they are heli-pilots who already know everything). I particularly liked the segments on the high-power line inspections and the rhino relocation.

My wife is enamoured with the idea of helicopters, and I was happy to encourage her fascination. Hopefully I'll be able to get a license some day.

Ray Debs
Airplane Pilot
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By George J. Mcneil on July 12, 2007
Format: DVD
Some outstanding flying - especially the power line repairs, great photography. Pity it was so short. There are a lot more opportunities to capture helicopters in action
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By homeschoolmom on August 7, 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this for my two year old. He is three now. He has watched this repeatedly during the past year. It is his "go to" video. And the great thing about it is that my husband, older children, and myself enjoyed watching it the first several times too!!! This definitely not a kids video in that it was created for adults, but kids seem to love it. I have bought it for gifts for little boys knowing that parents will thank me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By M Olson on November 30, 2010
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I've loved helicopters for as long as I can remember. I've worked two summers in Alaska at the premier Helicopter Tour Guide company in the southeast, and spent a lot of time around them (mostly A-stars, B2's, some conversions, also a 214 and few 500's). This documentary makes me miss them all. The information is accurate, pertinent, interesting and engaging. The aircraft featured are from a wide variety of manufacturers, regions and purposes. The narration isn't spectacular, but I don't watch it because of the writing. I watch it because of the filming. The locations, style and subject all vary for each portion.

I recommend this film to any parent with kids like me, and any helicopter enthusiast, whether your burgeoning or full-blown.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Edmondson on August 17, 2009
Format: DVD
a pretty good video but a little short for my liking.It was about forty minutes if I remember correctly. It features about twelve or thirteen different helopters and some of the different jobs they can do. There are some pretty neat action shots but not the best aviation video I have seen. There are also some good bonus features that explain more about some of the jobs featured in the video.
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By Darlene on February 13, 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
not quite what my husband was looking for. He was not amazed by the film but still watched it. Not interesting
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By TERRY MENGLE on August 20, 2013
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This is fun for adults and children. The power lineman segment is amazing! I would love to see another DVD like this one. We have watched it over and over
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