Air Force One

Air Force One

Director: Wolfgang Petersen Cast: Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

DVD (Wide Screen Superbit)

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As part of Columbia/TriStar Home Entertainment's new Superbit Collection of DVDs, director Wolfgang Peterson's action-packed patriotic fantasy about a group of crazed Russian terrorists (led by Gary Oldman) who hijack Air Force One, only to be pummeled, maimed, and killed by the President himself (played by the stoic but always heroic Harrison Ford), this disc careens into your home like never before. The Superbit Collection uses a higher bit rate than the original DVD releases. Basically, by offering only the film on the disc (the Superbit discs do not contain any extras, not even a trailer), the digital bit transfer rate (the process of reading information on the disc) can be doubled, offering the viewer a sharper, clearer picture. That's the sales pitch at least. Air Force One does look and sound excellent. The picture is always sharp and free of artifacts, and the Dolby Digital 5.1 sound is powerful. Dialog occasionally gets lost in the mix, but overall it's fine. Rich bass and much channel separation easily give one ample opportunity to crank up the sound and revel in the mayhem. A DTS soundtrack option is also available. The disc is available in 2.35:1 widescreen ratio and has been given English, French, and Spanish subtitle options.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2001
UPC: 0043396075757
Original Release: 1997
Rating: R
Source: Sony Pictures
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen, Superbit digital transfer]
Sound: [Dolby Digital]
Time: 2:04:00

Special Features

This single, high-resolution Superbit™ DVD includes no extras. The space on the disc typically used for special features is devoted instead to optimizing the quality of the movie's image and sound. Other technical specifications: Widescreen presentation; Audio: DTS and Dolby Digital 5.1; Original English version audio; Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Harrison Ford President James Marshall
Gary Oldman Ivan Korshunov
Glenn Close Vice President Kathryn Bennett
Wendy Crewson Grace Marshall
Paul Guilfoyle Chief of Staff Lloyd Shepherd
William H. Macy Major Caldwell
Dean Stockwell Defense Secretary Walter Dean
Liesel Matthews Alice Marshall
Xander Berkeley Agent Gibbs
Bill Smitrovich Gen. Northwood
Elya Baskin Andrei Kolchak
David Vadim Igor Nevsky
Tom Everett NSA Adviser Jack Doherty
Spencer Garrett White House Aide Thomas Lee
Philip Baker Hall U.S. Attorney Gen. Ward
Donna Bullock Press Secretary Melanie Mitchell
David Gianopoulos Agent Johnson
Don McManus F-15 Leader Col. Carlton
Glenn Morshower Agent Walters
Jürgen Prochnow Gen. Alexander Radek
Mario Roberts Special Service Agent

Technical Credits
Wolfgang Petersen Director,Producer
Marc Abraham Executive Producer
Carl Aldana Art Director
Michael Ballhaus Cinematographer
Armyan Bernstein Producer
Ernie Bishop Set Decoration/Design
Thomas A. Bliss Executive Producer
Boss Films Studios Special Effects
Lynn Christopher Set Decoration/Design
Richard Francis-Bruce Editor
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Doug Hemphill Sound/Sound Designer
Janet Hirshenson Casting
Jane Jenkins Casting
Martha Johnson Set Decoration/Design
Gail Katz Producer
Peter Kelly Set Decoration/Design
Rick Kline Sound/Sound Designer
Peter Kohn Associate Producer,Asst. Director
David Lester Executive Producer
Andrew W. Marlowe Screenwriter
Karl J. Martin Set Decoration/Design
Joel McNeely Score Composer
Mary Montiforte Associate Producer
Harry E. Otto Set Decoration/Design
Nancy Patton Art Director
Erica Phillips Costumes/Costume Designer
William Sandell Production Designer
Jonathan Shestack Producer
Carl Stensel Art Director
Keith A. Wester Sound/Sound Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [4:15]
2. Kazakhstan [1:46]
3. Three Weeks Later [2:43]
4. "Welcome to AFO." [12:26]
5. Code Red [3:32]
6. VP Bennett [:50]
7. Landing Aborted [7:18]
8. An Empty Pod [2:04]
9. Ivan Calls Kathryn [4:46]
10. Marshall Plan [3:14]
11. Element of Surprise [6:25]
12. "It's time." [5:15]
13. Outside Call [3:07]
14. Firing on AFO [4:07]
15. Melanie Mitchell [2:03]
16. Dumping Fuel [4:43]
17. Firefight [2:13]
18. Freeing Hostages [2:35]
19. Sending a Fax [1:51]
20. Refueling Plane [5:08]
21. Parachute Drop [2:08]
22. Tanker Explodes [:50]
23. Marshall Meets Ivan [2:57]
24. Releasing Radek [6:30]
25. Marshall Cuts Loose [2:50]
26. "Get off my plane!" [2:15]
27. Under Attack [6:22]
28. Mid-Air Rescue [5:35]

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Air Force One 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great action flick on how a U. S. President can really take charge. Harrison Ford plays the Prez, whose personal airplane gets commandeered by terrorists, and his incredulous strking back and fighting the terrorists head-on. Director Wolfgang Peterson does an outstanding job of alternating between the high-impact action inside the place, and the drama unfolding among the President's staff outside. Outstanding casting of Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close all the way down the line.
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Heavy_Metal_Sushi More than 1 year ago
I was in 10th grade when this movie came out, and I remember going to see it with my mom and younger brother after it's release. My mom has always loved Harrison Ford, so she was pretty adament about going to see it...and as far as I was concerned, Harrison Ford is the man, so I was certainly up for it too. After growing up on Indiana Jones, Star Wars, etc...I was totally up for seeing this movie too. We all absolutely loved it...most especially my mom and I! I have loved this movie ever since, and still continue to watch it on occasion. A bonafide classic, in my book. So, once I came across a good priced blue ray copy of this movie, naturally I scooped it up. Definitely a worth while movie, and most certainly blue ray worthy. This is absolutely one of my favorite espionage/action movies of all time! If you have never seen this movie before, do yourself a it! Listed below are other great, classic Harrison Ford titles!
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Lilo02 More than 1 year ago
One unforgettable movie casting Harrison Ford. This one I don't mind seeing a few more times again.
Guest More than 1 year ago
How can you overlook this movie? With it's well crafted mix of story, action sequences and even acting (hats off to everyone), it redefines an entertaining and intelligent movie. This movie just plainly flows with everything mixed in well.