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


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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 (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004ES6TCW
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #57,368 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

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.

Customer Reviews

This is fun for adults and children.
TERRY MENGLE
I also recommend checking out the bonus features, there's even better stuff in there.
S. D. Rapp
I did't watch the dvd yet, because it was for a gift.
Juliano Micheletto

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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 Amazon Customer 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 M Olson on November 30, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
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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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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By Bootsie on August 1, 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this witht he hopes that it would hold my 2-year-old son's attention for more than 5 minutes. So, I put it on thought I get get a few small chores done.... boy was I wrong. I sat there for half an hour before I could shake myself free. The shots are spectacular and will hold even the youngest of aircraft enthusiast's attention. The DVD is full of insightful information for adults as well. The opening sequence is a bit "corny". Overall, a very cool DVD for everyone.
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By horizon_233 on February 6, 2011
Format: 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. He says when he gets big he will fly a helicopter and he frequently plays with his little people jumping out of helicopters and planes to rescue people. Even better though, this is also interesting to the adults in the room. Even after so many viewings, I still enjoy watching it.
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