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5.0 out of 5 stars Authenic replicant aircraft top this 16:9 grand comedy DVD!!, May 4 2004
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forrie (Nashua, NH United States) - See all my reviews
This review is from: THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING (DVD)
1965 was the year of the big screen action race comedies with lots of stars, grand costumes, lavish sets and authentic classic vehicles. "The Great Race" a 1910 auto race from New York to Paris and the "Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines" a 1910 International Aircraft race from London to Paris.
What makes this 1965 Action Comedy so Grand is the attention to detail by Director Ken Annakin who had 6 replica flying machines built by real aero - engineers from the original blue prints and specifications. The accuracy of these replicants even proved the critical pilot weight limitations. They had to even substitute a female stunt pilot to fly the French mono - wing because the original pilot was a very small man. Now available for the first time on a spectacular panoramic 2.20:1 Aspect ratio. (Anamorphic WideScreen DVD (automatically adjusts picture to viewing tv size) with Dolby Surround Sound.) NOTE: THIS IS A FANTASTIC MOVIE TO WATCH ON WIDESCREEN 16:9 HDTV!!!!!
This film is 138 minutes and has many extras which include very detailed information and the history regarding all the 1910 vintage aircraft used in the film.
With an All-star 1960's International cast; Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Robert Morley, Red Skelton, Gert Frobe, Jean-Pierre Cassal, Benny Hill, Alberto Sordi and Terry Thomas.
This is a magnificent movie and the ingenuity and comedy of 1910 flight is a delight to watch on the BIG SCREEN. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good service, Dec 25 2013
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I saw this movie when it first came out.
Great humor, a delightful movie for the family, although a little dated.
Those flying machines were made to original specs and were flown for the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fun film to rediscover, March 30 2014
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I hadn't seen this film since I was a child and, although I really enjoyed it and had fond memories, I was a little wary about buying the dvd as sometimes things you loved as a kid just don't hold up in later years. Fortunately, this isn't one of those occasions. The humour may be slightly dated but it really is worth watching again; or, for the first time if you haven't seen it. The dvd has lots of extras as well.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent flying machines and their corny men, March 6 2014
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This is a product of it's time. The humor is dated and somewhat silly. But the machines are marvelous. It's hard to imagine that some of them were actual machines, brought out from museums for cameo performances, others were working replicas of real machines. Some of course, were contraptions held aloft by wires. All were models of early flying machines. I especially liked the file footage of early efforts at flight in the very beginning of the video. Red Skelton was at his campy best, pretending to be the pilot of some of these contraptions...clear back to cave-man days. Most of the humor as I said, was dated. Don't watch it for the humor....watch it for the planes.
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4.0 out of 5 stars much better than expected, Feb. 18 2014
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very interesting to see all the old planes and the story is good enough and the song catchy. Have kept it to watch again
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great old movie, Nov. 20 2013
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I remember watching this movie as a kid. just wanted to have it in my collection, still a good movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great film, Oct. 21 2013
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One of the most funny aviation movies ever made. The year is 1910 only 4 years before the first World War it is Incredible to see how humanity was obsessed in making history in flight and how difficult it was for them to tame these primitive flying sculptures, knowing later on in history that these primitive flying sculptures became future killing machines .
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5.0 out of 5 stars "Those Magnificent Men, etc".,, Aug. 20 2013
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This is a great movie with a brilliant cast. The old flying machines are truly magnificent in and of themselves. The filming is skillful and the scenery is absolutely wonderful. All in all, a really fun movie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flying high !, May 25 2013
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Jennifer B. of Canada. (Toronto, Ontario.Canada.) - See all my reviews
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It is a funny, innovative and historical film chronicling the early days of flying and the people who made it possible. A treat to watch and Gert Frobe is hilarious as the German Officer who learns to fly via a book. Well Done everyone !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nostalgia, Nov. 29 2012
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Magnificent line up of great comedians, worth the price for this alone. Eric Skyes, Benny Hill, Terry Thomas, Red Skelton and Tony Hanncock and more.
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