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High Road to China [DVD]

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  • Actors: Robert Morley, Brian Blessed, Michael Sheard, Lynda La Plante, Jeremy Child
  • Directors: Brian G. Hutton
  • Producers: High Road to China
  • Format: Import, PAL
  • Language: English, German
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Run Time: 106.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (95 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000JMK9IC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 82,567 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Sweden released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Mono ), Swedish ( Mono ), SPECIAL FEATURES: Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: O'Malley (Tom Selleck) is a heavy-drinking, tough biplane pilot flying the skies of China for fun and profit when Eve (Bess Armstrong) seeks him out to help her find her father before he is declared dead and she loses an inheritance to the evil Bentik (Robert Morley). O'Malley does not really want Eve around, but adventure and the challenge beckon. If only their journey together had been sparked by a little excitement, clever humor, snappy dialogue, and seductive romantic chemistry, this bland film would be a different trip altogether. ...High Road to China

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What a pity.
What a shame.
I bought this movie because I had the tape recorded in the US from Cinemax and I remembered this movie as a funny adventure and a highly entertaining picture.

I had hoped, since it is transferred on DVD, to receive the letterboxed or at least the full widescreen edition of it.

Nope. No such luck. It starts in widescreen (due probably to the titles) and lands up to be a Pan & Scan version of the movie.

The length is correct, at slightly over 100 minutes, but the first ten minutes are ruined by an underground persistent noise, which I can only suspect is due to the copy they used to perform the digital transfer (no, it is not transferred from a tape, at least this is good news).

The quality of the image though is not as bad as one may suspect. It is not terrific, but it is decent for such a movie.

Yet, I would wish that even this movie were picked up by someone serious and committed enough to find a pristine Widescreen copy of the same and able to clean it up in both sound and color and then re-distribute it conveniently.

But since this was a so-called independent movie, I suspect we will have to wait years before this happens.
Golden Harvest does not exist any longer, and I would not know who owns the actual rights to the movie.
But who ever does, should actually care more about his or her ownership and do something about it, instead of sitting around and doing nothing.

Movies are an artistic heritage for all the world to share, and especially with tiny gems like this one, they should be treated with much more deserved respect.

Buy it if you don't already own the VHS tape. If you do, sit on it, it is better.
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By CAPTAIN CLEGG TOP 500 REVIEWER on 30 April 2015
Format: Blu-ray
I love this film, and what I love the most is the music it is just beautiful, it was done by the late john barry, the music was that good it stuck in my mind for days.

The film is a great adventure, and has some funny moments along the way, this film is about a young spoiled women who has to hire a plane to find her father, before someone gets their hands on his fortune, so with not much choice and time running out she hires a ragged and hung over pilot(tom selleck) this is when the fun and adventure begin with them flying over six continents with everyone trying to kill them.

I was a bit disappointed with the Blu-ray release, the picture quality was just ok, plus there was no special features on the disc. But still I am very happy to get rid of my old VHS release, and proudly put this in my collection.
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Fans of HRTC the wait is over. The Blu-ray is finally here and the picture and sound is the best we could hope for. The picture quality looks great for it's age and the sound is pretty good too. It does have English subtitles and it's region free. No extras except for a trailer. I'm very happy with this Blu and I think you'll be too.
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High Road to China is a great film. I really enjoyed the chemistry between Tom Selleck and Bess Armstrong. Good flying pictures. Good story, well worth watching.
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i originaly bought this on a bad european copy with awful picture that looked like it was filmed on an old cine camera. I then by fluke bought this blue dvd box and its a great picture & then no sooner did I buy this, not knowing a lot about the film I found it, in a charity shop. I enjoyed this film the 2nd time around with a good picture. You can see wht Tom Sellick was considdered for Indiana Jones as he pulls off his best impression of Dr Jones. It's not quite as pollished as the Indiana Jones films & sits in more with the Romancing the Stone/ Jewel in the Nile films.If you are a fan of any of these you'll enjoy this Adventure flick
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This was a family classic for us when making brandy butter on Christmas Eve and the beating of the butter was shared by my three teenage age sons - they are all grown up now with their own families but I still love it for its sheer improbable fun!
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By Mark Barry HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 23 April 2014
Format: Blu-ray
Before there was George Clooney - there was Tom Selleck - as personable an actor as you could get. Women loved him and guys admired him.

And I can remember seeing "High Road To China" at the cinema on release in 1983 and the audience warming wholeheartedly to its old-fashioned story of daring-do - a ripping yarn set in the 1920's with a handsome/rugged male lead (Tom Selleck) and a ballsy/brainy moll in distress (the lovely Bess Armstrong). All that and a score from John Barry that made the flying sequences feel lush and huge. I vividly recall Brian Hutton's movie being great 'fun' - a sort of poor man's Raiders/Indiana Jones and re-watching it on BLU RAY only confirms that. And remarkably it hasn't really aged a jot either...

Miss Eve Tozer is a pretty society brat (Bess Armstrong) - the headstrong daughter of Bradley Tozer (Wilford Brimley). She spends money like water and her evenings doing the Charleston in the men's clubs with adoring officers waiting to light her cigarette. But then her faithful manservant Charlie Shane advises her that Mister Bentik (Robert Morley) - the partner in her absent fathers company - will be able to get all the assets (and therefore all the money) if he can legally declare her Dad dead in 12 days. But her father is in Afghanistan and Eve will need a plane to get there...possibly even a reliable hand at the throttle...

Enter war-hero and ace fighter pilot Patrick O'Malley who just so happens to own two biplanes (Lorraine and Dorothy) and is both drunk and broke. O'Malley not only needs the hair of the dog to wake him up - but money to keep him and his trusty mechanic Struts (Jack Weston) in the liquid lunches they've become accustomed to.
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