The High and the Mighty Special Collector's Edition DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Feature 7.9
Video 7.0
Audio 7.0
Special Features 7.0
Total 7.8
Distributor: Paramount
Running Time:
141 minutes
Classification:
PG
Reviewer:
Geoff Clarke

7.8


The High and the Mighty Special Collector's Edition

Another John Wayne classic arrives on DVD with another all-star cast led by none other than the Duke himself, John Wayne. The tale focuses on the relationships of men and women who believe that they may never see their loved ones again during an intense 13-hour flight from Hawaii to San Francisco.

The cast truly features some Hollywood greats from the era which include talented actors such as Robert Stack, Claire Trevor and Phil Harris. Director William A. Wellman truly brings the viewer into this title as relationships between people who would probably never have met in real life create some definitely intense and emotional scenes. Once again John Wayne brings this ensemble together and the "everyday" hero comes to the rescue in classic John Wayne style.

For a film that is over 50 years old, the DVD quality is outstanding and Paramount have done an impressive job at enhancing the video quality. One cannot but help appreciate the restoration of both video and sound, even though the plot is from the days of yesterday where people could smoke on planes and even smuggle guns onto the plane.

The DVD also comes with a variety of special features such an an in-depth commentary by Leonard Maltin and William Wellman. There are also a variety of short featurettes and even the original Theatrical Trailer. Definitely recommend to lovers of old Hollywood or those that want to see the Duke in action. Brilliant!

Special Features:
  • Restored and Remastered
  • Introduction By Leonard Maltin
  • Commentary by Leonard Maltin, William Wellman Jr., Karen Sharpe, Pedro Gonzales-Gonzales and Vincent Longo
  • The Batjac Story
  • Stories From The Set
  • On Director William A. Wellman
  • The Music and World of Dimitri Tiomkin
  • Restoring a Classic
  • A Place in Film History
  • Ernest K. Gann - Adventurer, Author & Artist
  • Flying in the Fifties
  • Theatrical Trailer
  • TV Trailer
  • The High and The Mighty Premiere Footage
  • Photo Gallery





 
 



   Games
   PlayStation 4
   XBox One
   PlayStation 3
   XBox 360
   PC
   PS Vita
   Wii U
   Wii
   3DS
   DS
   PSP
   Apple
   Casual
   Android
   Classics

  Movies
   Movies & IMAX
   Blu-ray
   Action
   Anime
   Comedy
   Crime & Thrillers
   Documentaries
   Drama
   Family
   Horror
   Kids
   Lifestyle
   Music
   Romance
   Sci-fi
   Sport

   IT
   PC
   Apple
   Hardware

   Information & Fun
   News
   Interviews
   Articles

   Tara's G-Spot
   Loren's Level
   Comics
   Books
   Mind & Body
   Music
   Competitions
   Community
 








 
 




Impulse Gamer is your source for the
latest Reviews and News on Video Games,
Entertainment, Pop Culture, Hardware &
More!

 


2001 - 2014 Impulse Gamer
 

 

About Us | Contact Us