Airport Terminal Pack [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Get £1 Off Amazon Video*
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Top Customer Reviews
The rest of the films are well worth a watch, and WOW! what a great price. The box-set is very nice, its not like when they shove four dvd cases into one box, this folds out nicely. The first film Airport soundtrack is in 5.1 DTS, and sounds very nice.
The series starts off very stylishly with the soapy, melodramatic Airport (1970), and declines in quality over time. My favourite things about the original are Alfred Newman's classy score, the schmaltzy gimmicks (such as the overused split screen) and the excellent cast.
Airport '75 is surprisingly well made, with spectacular photography and generally high production values. At the same time it is terribly cheesy and replete with bad dialogue, making this the prime target for the later Airplane! spoof. But it's fun and occasionally suspenseful. I enjoyed cameos from the likes of Hollywood old-timers Myrna Loy and Gloria Swanson.
Airport '77 was always my favourite as a kid. The production values are poorer here (the jumbo jet bobbing its head out of the Atlantic waters looks like a cardboard cut-out), and there are patches of dullness, but again it's generally entertaining.
The Concorde: Airport '79 is BY FAR the worst in the series, and it is no surprise it was laughed out of the theatres in previews. The script is painfully bad, and the plot is outright ridiculous. The height of silliness is when pilot George Kennedy diverts a missile by opening the cockpit window of a concorde and firing a flare gun *while flying upside down.* You can't make this stuff up. Well, evidently someone did, and probably even got paid for it. I felt I should have been paid to *watch* it.
Nevertheless, their God-awfulness is a major reason for watching these movies. I enjoyed the set, and if you grew up with the series, you undoubtedly will too.
Shot like an epic to emphasise the size and scale of everything (it even opens with an overture of sound effects of a busy airport terminal before bursting into Alfred Newman's urgent rumba-led score) it's a big, glossy well crafted entertainment that still holds up surprisingly well, especially in widescreen where the occasional split-screen effects come into their own (not to mention a great gag with a priest and an annoying passenger during the crash landing that's usually lost in the TV panning-and-scanning). It's the least sensational of the series but still the most effective, and there's no shortage of familiar faces in the passenger seats, from Lloyd Nolan, Maureen Stapleton, Jesse Royce Landis, Whit Bissell and the original "Jimmy Bond 007" of the CIA, Barry Nelson.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great flashback flight disaster box set. With some of Hollywood's Greatest in a wide number of roles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mal Griffiths
Yes!!! even the later movies get my vote. I love Joe Patroni (George Kennedy). The 1st movie is the best and then in descending order the other movies chronologically. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Roysie
Super box set of airport movies. Excellent value, recommended for fans of old fashioned storytelling.Published 3 months ago by Bob Pollard
Great package 4 good to watch movies , very speedy deliveryPublished 4 months ago by Lawrence of Arabia