Friday, 3 April 2015

Airplane! (1980)

Directed by Jim Abrahams, David Zucker and Jerry Zucker, starring Robert Hays, Julie Haggerty, Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges and Robert Stack.

Special Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2007
84m 08s

Audio Commentary with Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker, and producer Jon Davison 
Long Haul - branching version of the film, with interviews and deleted scenes (72mins of branching video footage)
Trivia Track
Theatrical Trailer

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Blues Brothers (1980) Directed by John Landis and starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, 
Carrie Fisher, John Candy, Henry Gibson and Charles Napier. 133mins (148mins)

Blues Brothers 2000 (1998) Directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman, 
Joe Morton and J. Evan Bonifant. 123mins

2-disc Double Feature DVD bought in 2002

The Blues Brothers Blu-ray bought in 2012

 2-disc DVD

Blu-ray extras - 

Stories Behind the Making of The Blues Brothers (56mins)
Transposing the Music (15mins)
Remembering John (10mins)

The Big Brawl (1980)

Also known as Battle Creek Brawl.

Directed by Robert Clouse and starring Jackie Chan, Jose Ferrer, Kristine DeBell and Mako.

Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2001
91m 30s

Jackie Chan Interview
Production Photo Gallery
Animated Biography
UK Promotional Trailer
Original Theatrical Trailer

The Young Master (1980)

Directed by Jackie Chan and starring Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao and Tien Feng.

Collector's Edition DVD bought in 2004

Commentary By HK Film Expert Bey Logan
Interview and Martial Arts Demonstration from Hapkido Grandmaster Wong In-Sik
Cutting Room- featurette
Director Workshop with Jackie Chan
UK Promotional Trailer
Original Theatrical Trailer

The Big Red One (1980)

Directed by Sam Fuller and starring Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine 
and Bobby Di Cicco.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2005

Audio commentary with filmmaker/critic/producer of the restoration, Richard Schickel
The Real Glory: Reconstructing The Big Red One (47mins)
The Men Who Made The Movies: Samuel Fuller (55mins)
Anatomy Of A Scene (18mins)
18 Alternate Scenes (32mins)
The Fighting First (1946 short about the First Infantry Division) (12mins)
Original Promo Reel (30mins)
Stills Gallery
2004 Reconstruction Trailer

The Stunt Man (1980)

Directed by Richard Rush and starring Peter O'Toole, Steve Railsback and Barbara Hershey.

2-disc Special Edition DVD bought in 2003

Audio commentary with director, producer and co-writer Richard Rush and actors Chuck Bail, Sharon Farrell, Barbara Hershey, Steve Railsback, Alex Rocco and Peter O'Toole
The Sinister Saga Of Making The Stunt Man (114mins)
Deleted scenes
Original production and advertising art
Still galleries
Complete screenplay
Director's notes
Theatrical Trailers

Raging Bull (1980)

Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci and Cathy Moriarty.

2-disc Ultimate Edition DVD bought in 2006

Audio commentary by director Martin Scorsese and editor Thelma Schoonmaker
Audio commentary by cast and crew
Audio commentary by storytellers
Raging Bull: Before The Fight (25mins)
Raging Bull: Inside The Ring (14mins)
Raging Bull: Outside The Ring (26mins)
Raging Bull: After The Fight (15mins)
The Bronx Bull: Making of Raging Bull (27mins)
De Niro Vs. La Motta: Shot-by-Shot Comparison
La Motta Defends Title: Newsreel Footage
Jake's Jokes: Collection of La Motta's Jokes
Theatrical trailer
16 page booklet

Raise the Titanic (1980)

Directed by Jerry Jameson and starring Jason Robards, Richard Jordan, David Selby, Anne Archer and Alec Guinness.

DVD bought in 2003
Special Edition Blu-ray bought in 2015
113m 43s


Blu-ray extras -
Music suite featuring John Barry's outstanding score (40mins)
Image galleries, including The Jonathan Smith Collection and Time-Lapse Titanic
Booklet featuring film and soundtrack notes by Geoff Leonard and Pete Walker
Theatrical Trailer

Flash Gordon (1980)

Directed by Mike Hodges and starring Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Max Von Sydow, Topol, Ornella Muti, Timothy Dalton, Brian Blessed and Peter Wyngarde.

DVD bought in 2003

25th Anniversary Steelbook DVD bought in 2005

Blu-ray bought in 2011
111m 27s



Steelbook DVD extras -

Audio Commentary by Director Mike Hodges
Audio Commentary by Actor Brian Blessed
Interview with Mike Hodges (32mins)
Photo Gallery

Theatrical Trailer
The Purple Death - Episode One of 'Flash Gordon: Conquers the Universe (21mins)
8 Page Booklet with photos and production information.