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Straight Up Helicopters in Action [Blu-ray] Filmed In Imax

Martin Sheen , David Douglas  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Martin Sheen
  • Directors: David Douglas
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, Dolby, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Vista Point Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: March 15, 2011
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004ES6TCW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #50,131 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Shot in the Imax film format, Straight Up will take audiences on a series of aerial adventures. Fly along with skilled helicopter crews as they carry out sea and mountain rescues, apprehend drug smugglers, repair high voltage lines, save endangered animals, deliver humanitarian aid, and undertake a reconnaissance mission. Learn how helicopters are flown. Straight Up! Helicopters in Action is narrated by Martin Sheen and directed by David Douglas for the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum.

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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great For Helicopter Careers March 22, 2005
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent documentary with amazing footage February 28, 2008
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
3.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Flying July 12, 2007
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
5.0 out of 5 stars My son loves this August 7, 2011
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars helicopter enthusiast November 30, 2010
By M Olson
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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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3.0 out of 5 stars cool views of helocopters in flight August 17, 2009
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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3.0 out of 5 stars movie February 13, 2014
By Darlene
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome DVD 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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 1 month ago by Diamond Chen
5.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary!
The blue ray is excellent compared to the DVD version with a price that can not be beat. Highly recommended for helicopter fan.
Published 14 months ago by Sang Q. Tran
4.0 out of 5 stars Great documentary
purchased for my 4 year old son who is obsessed with helicopters. He loves it! good for kids and adults
Published 14 months ago by Michael R McNeilis
5.0 out of 5 stars Gift for grown son
I have a "chopper" loving adult son, he and his 2 year old sat down and were both totally absorbed by this, it was designed for IMAX theatres so I knew it would be good, wanted to... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Fran Woodsworth Dalley
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME!
My 2yo is a Helicopter fanatic and this is finally a video that is educational for both of us. A few sections not really appropriate (starving children in Africa etc) for very... Read more
Published 20 months ago by kMarieb
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome
This movie was above my expectations. It is an IMAX movie so right off the bat it is crystal clear scenery. Read more
Published 21 months ago by V. L. Grant
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Every day my kids see the DVD
Published 21 months ago by ptarguello
2.0 out of 5 stars Fluff Fluff and more Fluff.
An Imax fluff piece with very little sense of content. Little dialog or explanation of anything. The "making of" was more interesting than the show but it too had little content. Read more
Published on September 25, 2011 by Shock Writer
5.0 out of 5 stars My son's favorite DVD
This DVD launched my three year old's interest in helicopters. He watches it over and over -- especially the last segment on the Coast Guard rescue helicopter. Read more
Published on February 6, 2011 by horizon_233
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