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TV Movie Vs Airplane Movie  
User currently offlineFlybynight From Norway, joined Jul 2003, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

As we all know, the movies we seen on air travel is edited "for our protection".
Is it the same standard that is used for television? I recently saw (again) Sideways on a UA777. While this is one my favorite recent movie (brilliant, by the way), it wasn't as much fun in the G-rated version.
On non-US airlines, I've noticed the sensoring isn't as absurd as on US airlines (in other words, they treat adults as adults).
The one exception that I can remember was a UA762 flight between SFO and JFk about 2 years ago. I was in flrst class and I had the older style movie cassette. The movie was uncut, which along with a bottle of wine made for one of my all-time favorite flights.
Thank you to that flight attendent, by the way.


Heia Norge!
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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2742 times:

I hate the way the airlines hack up movies just to protect the virgin eyes and ears of people who have been shut away 24/7 with their EWTN, 700 Club, and Kirk Cameron.

Mark

[Edited 2005-08-02 06:15:18]

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2651 times:

Quoting Flybynight (Thread starter):
I was in flrst class and I had the older style movie cassette. The movie was uncut,

I assume that as it was handed to you personally (as a cassette), the F/A could check that this ???-rated movie was not watched by kids ...

I tend to neglect any edited movies on-board ! Apart form the edited contents, those screens are too tiny for me and I miss the original aspect ratio !
During the night I usually try to sleep (but very very seldom actually can do so), while during the day I tend to read, chat, watch the scenery*) below ...
-HT

EDIT: *) Crossing Greenland westbound is my favourite scenery !

[Edited 2005-08-02 11:19:22]


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User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2512 times:

Does anyone think they should make a "reunion" for a third Airplane! movie?? I think it would be hilarious  Smile


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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2425 times:

Well, one reason could be the fact that you have a PG audience - an audience who cannot be segregated from what a particular person might want to watch. Remember standing at the back of a plane in semi-darkness and being able to see 100 flickering PTVs at once?

Geoff M.


User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2418 times:

"when Kramer hears about this, the shit's gonna hit the fan..."  laughing 

that movie never gets old



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User currently offlineN801NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 744 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2348 times:

Is Robert Stack still alive? Lloyd Bridges is obviously no longer talking phone calls. OTOH, Robert Hays and Julie Hagerty still regularly communicate and she says people still recognize her from the movie.

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2342 times:

I think Robert Stack passed away...but Leslie Nielsen is still around  Big grin


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User currently offlineGEEDO From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 366 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Another "Airplane!" movie?
They should leave it alone. The second one had a few funny gags in it, but pales by comparison to the first. The Zucker brothers, the original producers, were asked to do the second one and they said "No way!". They knew it couldn't be better than the first and they were right.



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User currently offlineMGA From Nicaragua, joined Mar 2005, 726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Quoting Flybynight (Thread starter):
my favorite recent movie (brilliant, by the way),

Come on dude, you have to watch more movies...

Quoting Flybynight (Thread starter):
On non-US airlines, I've noticed the sensoring isn't as absurd as on US airlines (in other words, they treat adults as adults).

On TA they always sensor the movies... one of my last flights with them they showed Beverly Hills Cop 2 or 1 (yes, i know their IFE sucks). Well they cut out the titi bar scene... I love listening to that song and wathcing the girls dancing... Same situation on CM. as mentioned before, PG audience... u never know who is going to be on the flight...

MGA



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User currently offlineLJ From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

Quoting HT (Reply 2):
Apart form the edited contents, those screens are too tiny for me and I miss the original aspect ratio !

I agree, and the audio isn't DTS or 5.1......


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