Hell's Angels details
|Starring:||James Hall, Jean Harlow, Ben Lyon, Lucien Prival, John Darrow|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||2 hours 6 minutes|
|Rental release:||09 Oct 2006|
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Deserves a posthumous Oscar.By erniec from cambridgeshire , 30 Oct 2005
[Highly rated reviewer]Having watched The Aviator we were intrigued by the film that so absorbed Howard Hughes. We thought it absolutely excellent and given the time that it was filmed quite brilliant. The storyline is pretty mundane but the skill in the filming is quite astonishing and certainly deserves re-evaluation. Really enjoyed it and found it surprisingly gripping. A must for anyone interested in the actual process of film-making.
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Breathtaking aerial cinematographyBy a customer , 04 Nov 2012The script may not be all that, but the airship scenes are upsetting to watch now, so heaven knows what 30s audiences made of them, and the dogfight sequences are unlike anything I've seen in film making. Anyone interested in cinema needs to see this. Extraordinary film making.
Hell's AngelsBy ian3 (538 reviews) from Salisbury , 04 Dec 2010Hell's Angels - this is a very good film, beautifully done for the time and set the scene for future moive of this kind - well done Mr HH.....
A great classicBy a customer from Oxford , 28 May 2009This is a real classic film! For such an early talkie, it does have it share of great lines and wonderful scenes!
A must-see for any real film buff.
Action in the Air.By SteveMason (58 reviews) from Nottingham , 04 Feb 2009Some extremely dreary plotting, propelled by generally woeful acting, is saved from crash landing by the excellent and exciting air action sequences. Miss Harlow's characterisation is completely perplexing, though she does still make a bit of a splash as a society tramp with a heart of coal. This is the film where she slips into something more comfortable.
A colour party sequence is delightful.
Mad, but still fun.
Great actionBy Cato (774 reviews) from Lydbury North , 25 Aug 2008All in all this was a pretty good film, especially considering that it was one of the first talkies. The story is good, the acting fair enough, and the camera work and effects very well done. The thing that makes it almost great is the footage of the air battle in the latter part of the film. How it was done at the time I don't know, but it was truly very exciting indeed and should be mentioned more often as an important historical film. It was also pretty sexy in parts!