1MillionFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5796 times:
I was wondering if anyone has ever expeirenced a movie that maybe was not the best choice to be shown in flight or for a specific situation.
I remember seeing U-571 on KL over the North Atlantic and the watching the sinking scene in "The Perfect Storm" right as the moving map showed our DL 763 over the same area of the sinking near Newfoundland.
WestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2135 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5693 times:
"Airplane" was actually screened (unedited) on one of the PTV channels (I think it was the "Barking Mad" one) of a BA flight that I took once. It may have been in mid-2002, or earlier. Someone at BA with access to past IFE schedules may be able to confirm.
[Edited 2005-02-10 17:55:57]
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Jmy007 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 598 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5684 times:
Last June, I was coming back to Atlanta on Delta from Santiago, and the video tape of the particular movie which was to be shown, "Along came Polly" was warpped(or so was said) and so they put in Primal Fear, the 1997 with Richard Gere instead.
Funny thing was, the film was not edited for content. (On the main cabin screen mind you) And as we were eating dinner, lovely images of a crime scene were shown, then a little bit later, a brief sexually explict scene was shown as well.
I did not mind the fact I was seeing an unedit movie, but there was a missonary group for Birmingham, who were in the rows next to and in front of me. I thought that was kind of funny, but I don't know what reprocussions Delta received for this...if any.
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Cheekie747girl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 5524 times:
I was brave enough to watch 'Castaway' on a flight from the US. It was only available on the Sony 'Watchman' (old Sony handheld Hi8 player) service and the film did have a warning issued with it regarding 'very realistic plane crash scenes'...
UsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5203 times:
("Definitely: "Final Destination."
Everyone who had an eery feeling before the flight would be scrambling for the door.")
it didnt happen to me. but my mom was on BWI-DEN on UA years ago and she is DEATHLY terrified of flying, and they showed final destination. dont get me wrong, its a cool movie, but not appropriate as an in flight movie! My mom did not enjoy herself to say the least. lol
San747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4995 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 5197 times:
I was on a BA flight from LHR to DEN in the summer of '03, and they played American Wedding unedited as well.
That's amazing! I could never imagine an american airline playing a movie like that unedited. We can be so tight-wadded sometimes...
On a somewhat related note, last year, because of the wardrobe malfunction, the FCC started cracking down and Howard Stern was taken off my local station...Six months later, he finally came back on a different station, and I was happy for that... but it just goes to show that life is all about choices... someone at MTV made a choice that indirectly stopped me from listening to Howard Stern for half a year... oh well, I could ramble on about this all day, but I won't.
AirWillie6475 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2448 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5158 times:
I would say "planet of the apes", the new one. A lot of things blowing up, crashing, and fire. The funny part is that at the end of the move where there were a lot of these happening, we were going through some very rought turbulence.
Jaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5160 times:
Priklucheni Italyansi v Rosiii - saw it on a flight with Aeroflot, SVO-LHR. I can't remember much of it, but it's an old film, and they land this SU aircraft on a motorway.. and one of the passengers at the end of the film said "thank you brave Russian pilot, we'll fly Aeroflot again". Lovely
AMSSpotter From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 271 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4988 times:
Quoting Aseem (reply 4): imagine yourself in maiden flight of A380 from LHR to JFK and being shown titanic
They actually did show Titanic when I flew MIA-LHR on one of BA's 744's a couple of years ago. It didn't offend me and it wasn't about a plane-crash of course but I don't think disaster movies are a great choice as IFE.
Apart from the movie selcetion, service was just perfect. Really enjoyed that flight!
: Any rated "R" movies are inappropriate for in-flight movie. We have underage passengers on board.
: Con Air Passenger 57 Hostage Flight Turbulence Turbulence 2: Fear of Flying Die Hard 2 Airspeed US Marshals The Langoliers Some of the above might dri
: They should start flights for adults, it would definitely spice-up IFE, wouldn't it ?! And I'm not necessarily referring to adult movies...
: I think a documentary on the Downfalls of the DeHavilland Comet would be a great chosie...
: I'm surprised that no one has said 'Titanic' yet. :P