Airplane? What is it? It's a comedy classic, but that's not important right now. In 1980, the unstoppable team of Jim Abrahams and the Zucker Brothers delivered one of the best spoofs of all time with their parody of the 1957 disaster film Zero Hour! that threw endless gags at the screen, going in any zany direction for a laugh. Four decades later it's still regarded as one of the funniest movies ever made, even if some of its descendants ruined the style.
To celebrate the film's 40th anniversary, Paramount will release a spiffy new Blu-ray, complete with a new 4K transfer, a new featurette, and an interview with the creators recorded at the Egyptian Theater in January (back when theaters were still open). For film music aficionados, there's even an isolated score track of Elmer Bernstein's seriously terrific compositions. And for collectors, there will also be a Steelbook variant. Airplane! is the latest film to join the Paramount Presents Collection, which all feature collectible packaging and new features. Past titles include Days of Thunder, Fatal Attraction and Pretty in Pink.
Looks like you picked the wrong week to quit collecting Blu-rays. Airplane! arrives at online and physical retailers on July 21.