Excerpt: Oddly enough I had never seen this movie from start to finish. So when I picked this up for $13. bucks, I popped it in and was entertained from start to finish. Roy Schieder has always been reliable in the roles he takes on and a pleasent surprise was some comic relief from Daniel Stern.
Excerpt: I had never heard of this movie and it came up as a suggestion in Netflix. I read the synopsis and decided to give it a go. The movie is your standard eighties fare. The music, the special effects, the acting, and plot all ooze the eighties.
Excerpt: I'm rather amazed at such a good transfer for a somewhat forgotten film. Easily a worthy upgrade from DVD. I always liked this film and always thought Roy Scheider was an underrated actor. In any case, pick this one up if you enjoyed this movie as it's a keeper.
Excerpt: Sony has given Blue Thunder probably the best transfer in HD you would be able to get from the film master that was used. I can't complain about any image issues. Any issues with the image quality are derived from the way the film was shot and unless you want them to do reshoots it will never look...
Excerpt: If you're reading this you are probably already a fan of the movie. There are great performances by Roy Scheider, Warren Oats and Daniel Stern. Also good story and aerial action directed by John Badham. A few things date it, but overall it withstands the test of time.
Summary: 'BLUE THUNDER' Is a cracking leave your brain behind entertainment that never let's up! 'Roy Scheider' Plays Frank Murphy,A former Vietnam Veteran,who is a helicopter pilot,for the Los Angeles police department,who becomes handpicked to pilot the eponymous 'blue thunder' which is a state of the art...
Summary: One of the things that really caught my attention about this film was the brief blurb at the beginning which stated something to the effect of "All of the surveillance equipment depicted in this film exists and is in use in the United States.
Summary: Clearly, Blue Thunder's introduction shows the state of the art in computer technology at the time. Looked like a Wang computer at work. I saw this movie for the first time at a drive-in. Those were the days!! .. before DVD's and when VHS recorders were manually tuned.
Summary: John Badham is a curious director and I think he gets it right in this one. After all Roy Scheider never stunk it up in his illustrious career and he hits all the right notes in this one as Frank Murphy the Vietnam Vet trying to escape the memories of his war experience.
Summary: I was dying to see this when I was 13 but I was too young to get in at the pictures. I saw the trailer when I went to see Superman 3. I finally hired it on video and loved it. I think at the time, it was the look of the helicopter that I was drawn too. Big bulky and menacing.