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Odd In Flight Movies!?  
User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2709 times:

The other day I was flying from KLAX - EGLL and I noticed on one of the IFE channels they where showing Freddie Vs Jason.

Never seen an airline show a horror movie before.

So what’s the oddest movie you have ever seen in flight?

Happy New Year

Kimberly.

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User currently offlineRivervisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2671 times:

Hey Kim
Happy New Year from the Big Apple! The answer to your question in my case is "Buffalo Soldiers," on a BA flight from JFK to LHR in September. It's an excellent movie but as you might know, was practically banned in the United States, was never released here because it shows the US military from a less-than-positive perspective not in keeping with the current prevailing mentality.


User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3611 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 2657 times:

They had that Brittany Spears movie "Crossroads" on my ATH-JFK flight this summer. That SUCKED to say the least.

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

I thought it was a bit odd to see Mel Gibson slaughtering the British in "The Patriot" on a BA flight from JFK to LHR...


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineVSGirl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2632 times:

HI RivervisualNYC,

Did not see Buffalo Soldiers, but I know Virgin banned it as well  Sad

ArmitageShanks,

Crossroads, that would be a horror movie!!! I mean there was very little acting involved  Big grin

Kimberly.


User currently offlineRivervisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Buffalo Soldiers was hilarious, you'd have to have been brainwashed by John Ashcroft not to find it funny...As for the bad celebrity moment ala Crossroads, I am reminded that a couple of years ago I caught Mariah Carey's Glitter on Alitalia, possibly worst movie ever made, and with no PTV, couldn;t change the channel...

User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2562 times:

Well, if we're talking about inflight cinematic low points, one that comes to mind is "I'll Be Home for Christmas" with Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel. Absolutely painful.

Actually, to be fair to BA, that same flight with "The Patriot" also happened to have the best inflight video programming I have seen. There was one channel featuring Christopher Guest, with "This Is Spinal Tap" and "Best in Show," two of my favorite movies ever.



Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlinePecoua From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 300 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

Hey Everybody....check this out!!!!!

Last month I was working nonstop transcons from EWR to SFO and found hidden behind the VCR a copy of "XANADU" from 1980...obviously forgotton for 23 years...I announced to the passengers the scheduled movie, and then told them this absurd but totally unbelievable story about how I found this movie. Turns out that Xanadu was the movie in Dec. 1980 on our Eastbound transcon flights....I can't believe it was forgotton about all these years...I showed it after the reg movie...as bad as the movie was, I just had to play it...the passengers loved it.....GO OLIVIA!!!!!!!!





User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2476 times:

That's hilarious! Like an onboard time capsule. Amazing that it was left there through all the maintenance checks, etc. over the years.


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlinePgh234 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 794 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

I'm curious what type of plane this was with the 23 year old movie on board? 757's, 767's, 737NG's, Airbuses and other planes currently used transcon today didn't exist in 1980.

pgh234


User currently offlineDL_Mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 1926 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (10 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

Last month I was working nonstop transcons from EWR to SFO and found hidden behind the VCR a copy of "XANADU" from 1980...obviously forgotton for 23 years

Ummm, most airplanes in 1980 still had "reel" type projectors.



This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
User currently offlineRiverVisualNYC From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 930 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (10 years 7 months 17 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

Olivia was hot, and Xanadu produced some chart-topping hits in 1980 even though the movie flopped at the box office....OK, I am a straight, airplane-loving male, but I will admit to being a Xanadu fan!

User currently offlineKLM11 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 182 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2205 times:

A few years ago UA showed us "Congo" on a long haul flight. As a personal opinion is was very innepropreate for young children.

--KLM11



BENAIRE - The Refined Airline
User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (10 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2183 times:

...The Perfect Storm... viewed on a flight from the US to Germany..

User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2165 times:

When I was a F/A, the worst movies we ever showed were:

Welcome to Collinwood

and

Adventures of Pluto Nash

and

Scooby-Doo (Real life)
------------------------------------
Best, however:

View from the top
Sweet Home Alabama
Analyze That
--------------------------

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineRichard28 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2003, 1603 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 15 hours ago) and read 2159 times:

FoxBravo:

I hope there are no Scots on the board reading your post, or they'd be quite upset!

Mel Gibson was a Scot slaughtering the English in that movie!


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (10 years 7 months 14 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

hey

i flew VS in August 2001 and i they where showing "Cast Away" and "The Perfect Storm"! i saw some of the people watching them crying. Wierd Choice



No Vueling No Party
User currently offlineFoxBravo From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2993 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 7 months 12 hours ago) and read 2068 times:

Richard28, you're thinking of "Braveheart." But I can understand the confusion, since Mel Gibson seems to have made a career of slaughtering the English on film.  Smile


Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire
User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

I remember seeing "The Final Countdown" on several UA flights between HNL and SFO in 1979/1980. Good flick!

All time worst? "Down with Love" with Renee Zellweger on a SEA-IAD flight last August. At least I had Ch. 9 as my savior.

Ironic? Also SEA-IAD...I was on my way to NYC in Oct. 2001 to see the Mariners/Yankees in the ALCS. The movie was *61, which was about the Yankees... Roger Maris vs. the other guy I can't think of right now  Nuts

Never did see "Airport 75" or "Airport 77" while flying on a 747, wonder why...



User currently offlineF9Fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 696 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (10 years 7 months 9 hours ago) and read 1972 times:

On a flight from EWR to DEN, I remember them showing "Speed". Good movie, just an odd pick for an in-flight movie. I also remember flights from DEN to IAD that featured "Dante's Peak" and "Lake Placid". On a flight from IAD to DEN, I remember "Wild Wild West" once. There were probably more people on that plane then who saw it in theatres  Laugh out loud.

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