Rocketeer (Blu-ray)

Directed By: Joe Johnston Starring: Bill Campbell

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A lot of fun

on 6/16/2012

One of my favorites. Old enough to have read the original comic when it came out. Had the feel of an old movie from the period, with decent special effects. Acting was a bit over the top, but obviously meant to be. A lot of clevr humor and entertaining action. Blu-Ray should have had extras, though. It is a premium (BD) anniversary edition after all and I find it hard to imagine they don't have the content for at least a featurette or two.

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Product Overview


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 224127806
UPC 786936818932
UPC 14 00786936818932
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 12/13/2011
Rating Rating
Family (General)
High Flying
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note In 1936 Hollywood, a young pilot and his mentor friend stumble on a rocket pack. After figuring out how to use it, the pilot becomes a hero, sought after by newspapers, Howard Hughes, the FBI, the Mob and the Nazis. This romantic, old-fashioned film features a sweeping soundtrack by James Horner.
Plot Summary
Summary In the tense atmosphere preceding World War II, millionaire Howard Hughes develops the invention of the century: a high-powered mini jet-pack. Nazi agents steal a prototype of the device, but lose it on an isolated airstrip during a frantic chase by feds. Aspiring pilot Cliff Secord accidentally finds the pack, and soon he's zooming through the air, spinning, flipping and crashing into the occasional barn. But when Cliff uses it to rescue an unconscious pilot plummeting to his death, the press dubs him "the rocketeer" and Nazis are hot on his trail.| Errol Flynnesque actor and Nazi agent Neville Sinclair hires gangsters to go after him. Devious Sinclair will stop at nothing to secure the invention for the fascists -- including kidnapping Cliff's girlfriend, Jenny. With flair and courage, Cliff dons his rocketeer outfit and saves the free world from the encroaching Nazi menace.
Rolling Stone "...THE ROCKETEER is a full-throttle blast of thrills and fun..." 07/11/1991 p.113-4
Sight and Sound "...A hugely enjoyable romp....A visual feast..." 08/01/1991 p.55-6
USA Today "...[A] rowdy screen ride....Campbell and Connelly look great..." 06/21/1991 p.4D
Total Film "...Campbell is suitably heroic....It's Dalton's scheming Hollywood star and heroine Connelly who stand out..." 07/01/2000 p.104
Joe Johnston
Bill Campbell
Cast & Crew
Timothy Dalton - Star
Bill Campbell - Star
Jennifer Connelly - Star
Ele Keats - Star
Alan Arkin - Star
Paul Sorvino - Star
Arthur Schmidt - Editor
James Horner - Composer
Joe Johnston - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1991
UPC 00786936818932
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 109 minutes
Color Color
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Video Format Blu-Ray

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