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  • Actors: Cuba Gooding Jr., Bryan Cranston, Terrence Howard, Ne-Yo, Michael B. Jordan
  • Directors: Anthony Hemingway
  • Writers: John Ridley
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1), Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2012
  • Run Time: 254 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (763 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005LAIGNC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,742 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Academy Awardr Winner Cuba Gooding Jr.* and Academy Awardr Nominee Terrence Howard** lead a powerful ensemble cast in this high-flying epic inspired by the real-life adventures of the first African-American combat unit to serve in World War II. Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky...even as they battle discrimination on the ground. Featuring jaw-dropping aerial action and thrilling special effects, Red Tails is a breathtaking tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history.

Customer Reviews

Lots of great action and well acted!
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Represented well the brave men who fought for our country.
Happy Rafters
This movie was so bad it was almost painful to watch.
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Format: Blu-ray
I'm going to address the Blu ray version of this film as I had not seen it in the theaters when it was released. The best thing about the disc isn't the theatrical film itself but "Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War," the 1 hour documentary "extra." While the theatrical film addresses some of the history of the courageous Tuskegee airmen, the documentary focuses of the "second war" back in the United States. Using excellent interviews with many of the survivors of the Red Tails and their African-American bomber crew confederates, many of the injustices they lived through are fleshed out. They are supplemented by some remarkable film footage from the time. These great Americans effectively launched the Civil Rights movement even before Jackie Robinson integrated baseball or Rosa Parks refused to give up her bus seat.

The next best thing about this film is the aerial combat photography, some of which is done with real planes and real pilots and some is done with some amazing CGI and George Lucas's technicians. I was especially taken with the introduction of some early German jet fighters as they engaged the Red Tails' P-51 Mustangs. The other big positive is the magnificent transfer to Blu ray. From the opening scenes the film sparkles in this Lucas authorized release. The colors are bright and vivid. The textures are finely tuned, especially in close ups. The audio likewise is demo ready. As you might expect, the audio is an important feature with planes shooting at each other all over the Italian and German skies. In addition to the aforementioned documentary, other extras include comments by Lucas and director Anthony Hemingway, composer Terrance Blanchard and the cast. There is also a 5 minute feature at how the CGI came into play.
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91 of 119 people found the following review helpful By S. Hall on January 11, 2012
Format: DVD
I was so excited to see the movie, that I posted ahead of time. Now that I've seen it, I thought it was a great telling of a true story. I give it a solid 4 stars, because the actors were excellent, the cinematography was good, the combat effects were actually better than okay. The music could have been better, but despite that it is an instant classic in my book.

The movie is fantastic because it shows the story of men who had to fight with honor and dignity against extreme odds in order to fight with bullets and power against our country's enemies. Their story has been represented before on film, and hopefully will again; it's a story worthy of being told over and over. Thumbs up to the actors, producers and all involved for doing a very good job. Was it the best of the best job possible? Maybe not, but it was entertaining and enlightening. I respect George Lucas for caring enough to put his money into this story, to bring it to the big screen like a major film, despite the reluctance of many other parties in the film industry. Could some other director/producer combination have made a technically more outstanding movie? Maybe, but they evidently don't care enough about the true story to do it. Kudos to all involved!

The events portrayed a version of history that was very engaging, and in a way that was also realistic. The heroes weren't shown to be perfect, with the flight leader having a drinking problem, for example, which seemed to cause problems, and one of the other pilots being a real hotshot. Overall, I gained a lot of insight into the difficulties that the "colored" pilots encountered but at no point did I feel like I was being "taught" a history lesson.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dogbert on February 27, 2013
Format: DVD
I remember the promotional tour for this film and thought it would be worth a view and I do have to say that it was excellent after the first half when I continued to watch through my eyelids. I have been a moderate fan of Cuba Gooding for a while but this performance would have been better and more believable had it been done by the pets.com sock puppet. Instead of a microphone, of course, the sock puppet would have to be holding a pipe! I'm not a pilot and flying Alaska Air still doesn't qualify me to comment on the aeronautics of the spectacle but the writing was horrible, the acting took place off set and the story was formulaic at best. Thank heavens I got it from the library, even then it cost me too much. I am still wondering how you get a cockpit full of fuel in a fighter and how you take cannon fire through the wings without igniting the fuel actually there in but hey, I fly Alaska Air....

Sad, the whole thing looked like folks making house payments, not a movie.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Rahvin on July 9, 2012
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Atrocious. I can only imagine that the real Tuskegee airmen are rolling in their graves. Honestly the terrible characters and tepid story line could be forgiven, but the dialogue, oh the cringeworthy dialogue... Somewhere between robot and overtly racist minstrel cartoon. The white people's lines are read by Microsoft Sam and the black people are horrific parodies of a Chris Rock character. Oh, and the dogfight scenes in this are so cheesy they make 'Pearl Horbor' and 'Flyboys' look like historical documentaries. George Lucas truly is a hack.
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