The Airport Terminal Pack (1970 - 1979)

4 film, 4 disc collection of Airplane disaster movies with all star casts. Universal UK R2 boxset.

The Films - links to individual film reviews where available.

In Brief:

Anyone famous in them All of the films have "all-star" casts, and you can see Burt Lancaster, Dean Martin, Charlton Heston, Gloria Swanson, Jack Lemmon, Christopher Lee, Joseph Cotten, James Stewart, and Robert Wagner, while George Kennedy has the distinction of appearing in all four films as Joe Patroni.
Who is it for?
Disaster movie fans should enjoy this set which ranges from the very impressive first film, the generic 1975, entertaining '77 and simply daft '79.

The DVDs

Visuals All films are in Original Aspect Ratios (first three in 2.35:1 and '79 in 1.85:1) and Anamorphically Enhanced. 
The picture qualities are generally good and well encoded digitally.
Audio The first film includes a 5.1 and DTS soundtrack.
The three sequels are presented with their original English stereo tracks which sound fine, and a variety of dub tracks.
Subtitles English HOH for all discs, plus various foreign options - see the disc reviews for more.
ExtrasAirport (1970) includes original trailer, all the other discs are barebones.
Packing Contained in a 4 disc digipack, inside a slipcase.
AvailabilityThe films are only available in this set.
Region Region 2 - PAL
Other regions? A similar set is available in the USA, although with original trailers for all 4 films.
Cuts? All films are believed to be fully uncut. The prints are English.


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All text in this review written by Timothy Young - January/February 2007.
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