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Flight Of The Phoenix
Genre: Action Adventure

Reviewed In Issue 95 (Apr 2005) Of Widescreen Review®

Dennis Quaid, Giovanni Ribisi, Tyrese Gibson, Miranda Otto, Hugh Laurie, Tony Curran & Kirk Jones

WSR Review Scores
WSR Picture Rating: 4.5
DD Sound Rating: 4.5
DTS Sound Rating: 5
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Critics' Composite Score: 2.5
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Special Features
Includes audio commentary by director John Moore, producers John Davis and Wyck Godfrey, and production designer Patrick Lumb; a 42-minute featurette on The Phoenix Diaries, which delves into the making-of the film; four extended scenes; and two deleted scenes with optional commentary by John Moore and Patrick Lumb; and up-front ads (including an anti-piracy PSA).

 DVD General Information

(Studio/Distributor): 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
(Catalog Number): 2227463
(MPAA Rating): PG13
(Rating Reason):

Some Language, Action And Violence
(Retail Price): $29.98
(DVD Type): Single Side, Dual Layer (DVD9)
(Widescreen Edition): Yes
(Full Screen Edition): No
(Anamorphic Widescreen): Yes
(Running Time In Minutes): 113
(Color Type): Color
(Chaptered/Scene Access): Yes
(Closed Captioned): Yes
(Regional Coding): 1
(Theatrical Year): 2004
(Theatrical Release): Yes
(Direct-To-Video Release): No
(DVD Release Date): 3/1/05
(THX® Digitally Mastered): No

 Credits Information

(Director): John Moore
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  WSR Narrative Review
Story Synopsis:
Director John Moore has tackled a remake of Flight Of The Phoenix, based on the novel by Elleston Trevor and the 1965 film starring James Stewart. When a cargo plane crashes in the harsh Gobi Desert, Captain Frank Towns (Quaid) tries to maintain order among the surviving oil workers who were on-board. Desperate, the group tries to salvage some of the wreckage as the only chance of saving their lives. (Suzanne Hodges)

DVD Picture:
The anamorphically enhanced 2.32:1 DVD picture exhibits sharp, detailed, nicely textured images. Colors are well balanced, with accurate fleshtones, rich hues and deep blacks. Highly stylized scenes are peppered within the movie, exhibiting extreme contrast and vivid colors. Edge enhancement is the biggest distraction with this DVD, but thankfully the annoying halos are not always present. There is occasional, but rarely distracting, pixel breakup. (Suzanne Hodges)

With good dynamics, impressive pans, and all out assaults from each available channel, the DTS

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