Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
The legendary comedy team - Zucker, Abrahams, and Zucker put on a goofy display supported by a damn good cast. Peter Graves, Lloyd Bridges, Leslie Nielsen, and (the shiz) Robert Stack all vie to put a smile on your face – and they succeed! How can you not laugh at lines like, “We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner." You’ll also find yourself laughing at a lot of moments that are just wrong - most involving brutal deaths. There’s also a lot 9/11 connotations that are hilarious (yes, I just said that) and would never be approached nowadays. AIRPLANE! is a true success and BELONGS in your collection.
Commentary by Producer Jon Davison and Writers/Directors Jim Abrahams, Jerry Zucker, and David Zucker: This is a real treat to hear from these kings of comedy. With films like NAKED GUN and SCARY MOVIE under their belt, you can expect some cool incites to the process and of course, more gags. While not as funny as the film itself, these guys reveal a lot of things you may have missed or didn’t know. Fans will definitely embrace this commentary.
Long Haul Version: Includes Deleted Scenes, Interviews, and More!: This is both good and bad. When you select this feature, icons will appear during the movie that will take you to these additional features. These are great with plenty to keep fans happy. I most appreciated post-interviews with cast members. The bad is that you can’t watch these features together or selected them from the menu.
Trivia Track: Like a lot of other trivia tracks, there’s a lot of great information that geeks such as myself retain. I recommend combining this feature with the audio commentary.
Theatrical Trailer: Old, cheesy, and funny!