Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes
Subtitles: English SDH
VIDEO: 1080p High Definition / 2.20:1
AUDIO: English 5.0 DTS-HD MA
1965 / Color
Limited Edition of 3,000 Units
Special Features: Isolated Score Track / Audio Commentary with Filmmaker Ken Annakin / Trailers and TV Spots
Enjoy the extensive and magnificent Julie Kirgo liner notes and film art packaged with the Blu-ray disc.
“As fanciful and nostalgic a piece of clever picture-making as has hit the screen in recent years, this backward look into the pioneer days of aviation…is a warming entertainment experience.”
“A funny picture, highly colorful, and it does move. Mack Sennett’s comics never had more fun with their tin Lizzies and their runaway trains than these magnificent men have with their flying machines.”
—The New York Times
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines, Or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes (1965) is an epic comedy, set in the early days of aviation, about a cross-Channel, London-to-Paris air race sponsored by press magnate Lord Rawnsley (Robert Morley). Among the competitors for the £10,000 purse are an English aristo (James Fox), spurred on by his flight-mad fiancée (Sarah Miles); an American cowpoke (Stuart Whitman); a pair of absurdly militaristic Germans (Gert Fröbe, Karl Michael Vogler); a French lover extraordinaire (Jean-Pierre Cassel); an operatic Italian (Alberto Sordi); and a moustache-twirling British villain of comically evil proportions (Terry-Thomas). Lovingly directed by aviation buff Ken Annakin (The Longest Day), with a superbly catchy score from Ron Goodwin (available here as an isolated track).