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Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines [DVD] [1965]

  • SKU: 6355213
  • Release Date: 03/16/2004
  • Rating: G
This grand-scale comedy has been given a polished presentation for its release on DVD. Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines has been given a letterboxed transfer to disc in the widescreen aspect ratio of 2.35:1, which has also been enhanced for anamorphic playback on 16 x 9 monitors. Bonus materials include an alternate commentary track from director Ken Annakin; galleries of production photos, vintage airplanes, and special-effects shots; a look at the film's storyboards; and the movie's original trailer and television promotional spots.
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features


    • Audio commentary by director Ken Annakin
    • "Making Of" featurette
    • Still photo galleries...and more!
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines
    Ken Annakin's large-canvas comedy Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines is set in 1910. In order to boost circulation of his newspaper, Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley) offers 10,000 pounds to the first person who can fly across the English Channel. A huge number of hopefuls enter the contest, including the scheming Sir Percy Ware-Armitage (Terry-Thomas), who, with the help of his henchman Courtney (Eric Sykes), attempts to sabotage the other entries. There is also a love triangle featuring Orvil Newton (Stuart Whitman) and Richard Mays (James Fox) competing for the heart of Patricia Rawnsley (Sarah Miles). ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Stuart Whitman
      Stuart Whitman - Orvil Newton
    • Sarah Miles
      Sarah Miles - Patricia Rawnsley
    • James Fox
      James Fox - Richard Mays
    • Alberto Sordi
      Alberto Sordi - Count Emilio Ponticelli
    • Robert Morley
      Robert Morley - Lord Rawnsley



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    Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Comedy Classic

      Posted
      CrKeehn
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      I still remember seeing this movie on the big screen, I loved it then and I love it now, Frustrated that Those Magnificent Men never seemed to make it to TV, I decided that it was time to get my own copy. The movie plot is not great, in fact it's predictable. What makes this movie is the performances of the minor characters that give the movie some depth. Benny Hill as the Fire Brigade chief is a gem. The rivalry between the French and German teams is hilarious. And of course, there are the main stars, the airplanes. Many of them were in fact based on period machines and it's interesting seeing the different directions that flight was taking in its infancy. The DVD includes a photo montage feature talking about the planes, and their construction. Ordering was painless and shipping was surprisingly quick, the DVD showed up before the promised date.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good family movie

      Posted
      nettrec
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      I grew up watching this humorous movie about an air race featuring many types of planes representing many countries, set in pre-ww11 England. Starring Stuart Whitman. Just a good old-fashioned, clean movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A class movie

      Posted
      Rickspicks
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      I thought that I was ordering a bluray to replace my DVD copy. Need to read the ad better.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      sharon
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I love this movie. The customer service and value were great too.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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