23 July 2024

Robert Aldrich’s gripping The Flight Of The Phoenix Joining Masters Of Cinema

The Flight Of The Phoenix James Stewart

Eureka Entertainment to release The Flight Of The Phoenix, Robert Aldrich’s all time classic thriller starring James Stewart, Richard Attenborough and an international cast, as part of the Masters of Cinema Series on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on 12th September 2016.

One of Hollywood’s toughest and most idiosyncratic filmmakers, Robert Aldrich (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, The Dirty Dozen) had one of his greatest and most cherished popular successes with the thrilling adventure classic The Flight of the Phoenix, headlined by an all-star cast including James Stewart, Richard Attenborough, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine and Hardy Krüger.

A cargo plane carrying an assortment of oilmen and military personnel crashes in the Sahara Desert during a sandstorm. Realising they’re too far off course to be found and rescued before food and water runs out, their only hope is to attempt to rebuild the aircraft amidst the unforgiving environment.

An engrossing mix of intensely physical filmmaking and marvellous character turns across the board, The Flight of the Phoenix is a vivid chronicle of men under pressure, with unsettling questions about the nature of leadership. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a new Blu-ray special edition of the film.

Check out the film’s original trailer

The Flight Of The Phoenix BDSPECIAL FEATURES:

New high-definition 1080p presentation
Uncompressed mono soundtrack
Isolated music & effects track
New video interview with film historian Sheldon Hall
Original theatrical trailer
English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by film scholar Neil Sinyard, and archival imagery


An often-fascinating and superlative piece of filmmaking highlighted by standout performances and touches that show producer-director at his best.” – Variety

This all-star survivalist epic has all the expected ingredients and more.” – Radio Times

Beautifully characterised and directed by Aldrich with a grip that keeps tension high and heroics low” – Tom Milne, Time Out 

The Flight Of The Phoenix will be released by Eureka Entertainment under the Masters Of Cinema series for Blu-ray  for the first time on 12th September. Pre-order/Buy Your Copy: (Masters of Cinema) (Blu-ray)


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