Blu-ray

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines

Street Date:
July 10th, 2012
Movie Release Year:
1955
MPAA Rating:
Rated G
Studio:
Twilight Time
Length:
138 Minutes
Release Country
United States
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Genres:

Comedy

Starring:

Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Benny Hill, Flora Robson, Red Skelton, James Fox, Alberto Soldi, Robert Morley, Gert Frobe, Terry- Thomas, Irina Demick, Millicent Martin

Director:

Ken Annakin

Plot Synopsis:

Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes (1965) is an epic comedy, set in the early days of aviation, about a cross-Channel, London-to-Paris air race sponsored by press magnate Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley). Among the competitors for the £10,000 purse are an English aristo (James Fox), spurred on by his flight-mad fiancée (Sarah Miles); an American cowpoke (Stuart Whitman); a pair of absurdly militaristic Germans (Gert Fröbe, Karl Michael Vogler); a French lover extraordinaire (Jean-Pierre Cassel); an operatic Italian (Alberto Sordi); and a moustache-twirling British villain of comically evil proportions (Terry-Thomas). Lovingly directed by aviation buff Ken Annakin (The Longest Day), with a superbly catchy score from Ron Goodwin (available here as an isolated track).

Technical Specs

  • Limited Edition of 3000 Units
  • Region Free

Video Resolution/Codec

  • 1080p/AVC MPEG-4

Aspect Ratio(s)

  • 2.20:1

Audio Formats

  • English DTS-HD Master Audio 5.0

Subtitles/Captions

  • English SDH

Supplements

  • Audio Commentary with Filmmaker Ken Annakin
  • Isolated Score Track
  • Trailers and TV Spots