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Overall 6


High-Def Digest
12 September 2012
  • Conclusion: The original 'Airport' isn't as campy as its over-the-top sequels, which is kind of a shame, but this blueprint for the modern disaster flick still delivers the goods with an all-star cast, dovetailing story threads, plenty of action, and a gaggle of hysterical extras. Solid video and audio transfers punch up the spectacle, but the lack of extras specifically devoted to the film is disappointing.
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Airport Blu-ray Review

28 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The Film It's hard to image a disaster film getting released with a G rating. Well, this is 1970, people -- or it was. And this is no ordinary disaster film; it's Airport . Airport is the film that paved the way for disaster films. That said, it asks for a lot in return. Based on the Arthur Hailey novel, Airport is more of a serial drama, with an insane amount of characters that have a lot of baggage -- and not the kind you can check at the carousel.
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Overall 9
Actors overall 8
Audio 9
Extras 2

Airport (Blu-ray)

DVD Verdict
27 August 2012
  • Excerpt: The whole business of luring moviegoers with the promise of "all-star casts" picked up considerably in the '50s and '60s, as the studio system collapsed and Hollywood needed more ways to lure moviegoers from their TVs. "Blockbusters" like The Longest Day , The Greatest Story Ever Told , Casino Royale , Ship of Fools , and Hotel , among others, were bolstered by bold names; the trade-off was that in accommodating all the bold names, these films were often heavy with...
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Overall 6


Empire Online
1 September 2012