Published on June 29th, 2012 | by Chris0
Red Tails (2012, Blu Ray)
This (short) review deals specifically with the Blu Ray version of Red Tails. My initial review still stands firm. In fact, I'd even say I enjoyed this even more the second time. Despite its flaws, it (much like Spielberg's War Horse) just has a certain "old school" war movie feel to it that I just can't shake.
Picture and sound are suitably brilliant here. No 7 channel mix, but the 5.1 DTS-HD is more than adequate. Crank it up.
But what really puts this over the edge, are the included extras, most notably the documentary "Double Victory: The Tuskegee Airmen at War." I stayed up waay past my bedtime watching this little gem. I suggest you do the same, especially if you are at all interested in WWII history, let alone the history of the 332nd. There are a few shorter pieces as well that fall into the "Featurette" category, which are worth sticking around for.
Have to go with an 8/10 here, folks. Pick this one up.
Red Tails [Blu-ray]
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1944. As the war in Europe continues to take its toll on Allied forces; the Pentagon brass has no recourse but to consider unorthodox options -- including the untried and untested African-American pilots of the experimental Tuskegee training program...
DVD InformationBinding: Blu-ray
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Audience Rating: PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
Manufacturer: 20th Century Fox
Original Release Date:
- Cuba Gooding Jr.
- Bryan Cranston
- Terrence Howard
- Michael B. Jordan
- PB ACTION/ADVENTURE
- Run Time: 125
- Release Date: 1/6/2015
Summary: I stayed up waay past my bedtime watching this little gem. I suggest you do the same, especially if you are at all interested in WWII history, let alone the history of the 332nd.