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The newly invented airplane had hardly left the ground before it was adapted as a weapon to help in the efforts of WWI. The action-packed Flyboys recounts the story of a few Americans who joined the legendary French Lafayette Escadrille and risked their lives serving as some of the first military pilots.
Why Is Flyboys Rated PG-13?
Flyboys is rated PG-13 for war action violence and some sexual content
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This war movie contains many depictions of graphic injuries and violence involving guns. Characters are shot on screen and shown crashing to the ground. The use of suicide as a means to evade a more painful death is portrayed. Civilians are seen fleeing from enemy troops, and soldiers enter into a family’s house. A visit to a brothel, where women wear period lingerie, is depicted, but sexual activity is only implied. It is a popular evening pastime for the men to drink alcohol to drown their sorrows after a day of fighting. Language is limited to a small number of mild expletives and profanities.
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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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DVD Release Date: 30 January 2007
Soaring onto DVD, Flyboys makes its d0xE9but in three different editions, and in both wide and full screen presentations. The solo disc features audio commentary from director Tony Bill and producer Dean Devlin. Audio tracks are available in English (5.1 DTS and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound), French (2.0 Dolby Surround) and Spanish (2.0 Dolby Surround), with English and Spanish subtitles.
The Flyboys 2-Disc Special Edition includes the aforementioned commentary a well as 15-minutes of deleted scenes, theatrical trailers and the following featurettes: Real Heroes: The Lafayette Escadrille, The Diary of a Miniature Stunt Pilot (a spoof on one of the films ?stuntmen?), Whiskey and Soda The Lion Mascots, Taking Flight The Making of Aerial Battle Sequences, The Real Planes of Flyboys, and The Flyboys Ride With the Air Force Thunderbirds & The Navy Blue Angels. A Flyboys Squadron DVD-ROM game should keep all armchair pilots amused too. Audio tracks are available in English (5.1 DTS and 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound), French (2.0 Dolby Surround) and Spanish (2.0 Dolby Surround), with English and Spanish subtitles.
The Flyboys Blu-ray Edition offers all of the above plus The Flyboys Aerial Guide trivia track. The dual-layer 50 GB disc authored in HDMV provides audio tracks in English (DTS 5.1 HD Lossless Master Audio), French (5.1 Dolby Digital) and Spanish (5.1 Dolby Digital), with subtitles in Spanish.