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The Flight of the Phoenix (Blu-ray) Eureka

$44.95

One of Hollywood’s toughest and most idiosyncratic filmmakers, Robert Aldrich (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen) had one of his greatest and most cherished popular successes with the thrilling adventure classic The Flight of the Phoenix, headlined by an all-star cast including James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine and Hardy Krüger.

A cargo plane carrying an assortment of oilmen and military personnel crashes in the Sahara Desert during a sandstorm. Realising they’re too far off course to be found and rescued before food and water runs out, their only hope is to attempt to rebuild the aircraft amidst the unforgiving environment.

An engrossing mix of intensely physical filmmaking and marvellous character turns across the board, The Flight of the Phoenix is a vivid chronicle of men under pressure, with unsettling questions about the nature of leadership. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a new Blu-ray special edition of the film.

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Special Features

New high-definition 1080p presentation
Uncompressed mono soundtrack
Isolated music and effects track
New video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
Original theatrical trailer
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard and archival imagery

Format

Bluray

Label

Eureka