The RocketeerDirector: Joe Johnston
One of the best cinematic comic book adaptations, The Rocketeer was supposed to be the summer of 1991's big hit, but the vastly entertaining movie didn't find a big audience. Thankfully, this Walt Disney DVD release gives the fun, exceedingly good-natured movie a proper showcase, and the film has built up a large fan base over the years. Expertly directed by Joe Johnston and shot by Hiro Narita, the DVD looks great in this widescreen letterboxed format, which also shows off James D. Bissel's extravagantly retro production design. The Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround audio track sounds robust coming out of a stereo system or out of a television set. This edition doesn't come with any worthy DVD extras, but a future edition is sure to point out The Rocketeer's many in-jokes and homages to classic Hollywood films, old rumors, and actual history.
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- Walt Disney Video
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital Surround]
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Cast & Crew
|Lisa Bailey||Associate Producer|
|John Berger||Set Decoration/Design|
|Danny Bilson||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|James D. Bissell||Production Designer|
|Christopher Burian-Mohr||Art Director|
|Paul de Meo||Original Story,Screenwriter|
|Linda de Scenna||Art Director,Set Decoration/Design|
|William Dear||Original Story|
|Larry Franco||Executive Producer|
|James Horner||Score Composer|
|Paul Sonski||Set Decoration/Design|
|Carl Stensel||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michael A. Stevenson||Editor|
|Marilyn Vance||Costumes/Costume Designer|
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I have been watching this movie since i was a kid, and to this day it is still my favorite movie. The music is so moving I bought the soundtrack, this movie is severely underrated, and if you are thinking about giving it a try, you will love this movie.
This movie is excellant. The detail spent on the scientific side is perfect - everything mastered and remastered. I love this movie not so much because of who or when it was filmed, but how and why. A great clean film the whole family will really love, but at the same time, a grown adult will appreciate it.
I saw this this movie in the theater when it came out and loved it and the music that I bought the video and soundtrack back in '92, now that its on dvd cd I am buying them both.
I saw this on TV when I was younger. Great movie. I didn't even know that it was made in 1991! The setting, sound, characters, and excitement were just great. This movie is a must in your collection. I need to get a copy myself!