Sunday, October 26, 2008

Airport Terminal Pack

A Slice of History

The Academy Award-nominated Airport and the sensational sequels that followed are now together in one high flying collection, the Airport Terminal Pack. Prepare to take off for non-stop thrills and edge-of-your-seat excitement as you fly to extremes with Hollywood’s royal jet set, including: Charlton Heston, Burt Lancaster, Jimmy Stewart, Jack Lemmon, Lee Grant, Jacqueline Bisset, Dean Martin, George Kennedy and many more.

The Airport Terminal Pack is the definitive collection of the Airport series of disaster films produced in the 1970s. The release comes in a beautifully made digi-pack case which looks absolutely fantastic. This is surrounded by an outer box, with the title of the set embossed - definitely a quality much higher than originally expected! Inside has a picture montage from all the films, and a one sheet insert with a blurb about each film.

The original airplane disaster movie nominated for ten Academy Awards including Best Picture.

"The one with the little old lady and the bomb", mostly 707s, DC-8s and a few DC-9s. Boeing 707 was the biggest airplane available when the film was shot, the 'Jumbo' 747 had its first scheduled flight in January 1970 and just missed being cast for the film.
Widescreen, STEREO (although a little old and rusty)

Airport 1975

A mid-air collision leaves a 747 without a pilot and little hope for survival.

"The one with Charlton Heston and the singing nun" could finally show a 'Jumbo' 747 colliding with a smaller plane. For some strange reason, this movie was produced with mono sound.
Widescreen, Dolby mono. Even the full DVD from cdon dot com has mono.

Airport ‘77

A 747 is trapped underwater in the Bermuda Triangle. It’s a race against time and the elements to save the passengers and crew!

"The one with Jack Lemmon" - A fancy private 747 crashes in the Bermuda triangle, where the rest of the film takes place in underwater sets. The furniture wasn't even bolted to the floor! I think Lemmon was completely miscast as an action hero. Besides, filthy rich people stowing all their treasures on earth into an airplane have really asked for it!
Widescreen, Dolby mono.

The Concorde: Airport ‘79

At twice the speed of sound, the Concorde must evade a vicious attack by a traitorous arms smuggler!

The plot for this film was so silly that it's unintentionally funny. But it gives a rare opportunity to really see this advanced supersonic plane up close, also from the inside. All the more valuable now that the remaining planes have bee retired to museum pieces. French ladykiller Alain Delon speaks English in this film.
Widescreen, Dolby mono.

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