Eureka Entertainment to release THE FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX, Robert Aldrich's all time classic thriller starting James Stewart, Richard Attenborough and an international cast, as part of the Masters of Cinemas Series on Blu-ray for the first time in the UK on 12 September 2016. One of Hollywood's toughest and most idiosyncratic filmmakers, Robert Aldrich has on of his greatest and most cherished popular successes with the thrilling adventure classic The Flight of the Phoenix, headlined by an all-star cast including James Stewart, Richard Attenborough , Peter Finch,... Ernest Borgnine and Hardy Kruger. A cargo plane carrying an assortment of oilmen and military personnel crashes in the Sahara Desert during a sandstorm. Realising they're too far off course to be found and rescued before food and water runs out, their only hope is to attempt to rebuild the aircraft amidst the unforgiving environment. An engrossing mix of intensely physical filmmaking an marvellous character turns across the board, The Flight of the Phoenix is a vivid chronicle of men pressure, with unsettling questions about the nature of leadership. The Masters of Cinema Series is proud to present a new Blu-ray special edition of the film. [show more]
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Robert Aldrich directs this adaptation of Elleston Trevor's novel starring James Stewart and Richard Attenborough. After their plane crashes in the middle of the Sahara Desert, pilot Frank Towns (Stewart) and navigator Lew Moran (Attenborough) do their best to keep order among the survivors, a group of oilmen not used to the hardships of the desert. Whilst struggling to survive, the group of men try to engineer a way back to civilisation by building a new plane from the wreckage of their old one but they face many obstacles in their pursuit of success. The cast also includes Hardy Krüger, Peter Finch, Ernest Borgnine and Ian Bannen.