“Did you just fall out of a B-17? Cause your da bomb!”
That has got to be one of my favorite lines from just about any movie I have ever seen, and it just happens to come from one of my favorite kids movies ever. That movie is Disney’s Planes Fire and Rescue which just so happened to come out on Blu-Ray this week.
I won’t bore you with a review of the movie again since I did that when it came out in theaters, but I will reassert how much I absolutely love it. The sights and sounds of this movie are even better than the original. It is also an even more touching story than the original because it is based on people who literally risk their lives to keep others safe. Suffice it to say that I watched it three times this weekend (Don’t judge me, I am just an avgeek) and it touches me more every time I watch it.
While there aren’t a ton of bonus features, the ones they did add are quite nice. They include an amusing short film about Dusty and Chug performing at an air show in Propwash Junction, a couple of short intro videos of the characters, and my personal favorite, a short feature on the actual firefighters from Chino California that much of the movie was based on.
The members of Cal Fire risk their lives every year to fight wildfires across the region to protect the lives and property of countless people. The movie mirrored their control tower off the actual tower in Chino as well as basing the Blade character off one of the Cal Fire helicopters.
They really did a fantastic job with the technical aspects of the movie, which they also talk about during the special features. There is a little bit of artistic freedom, but the vast majority of the flying is spot on and really makes an avgeek like me anxious to get out and fly.
The Blu-Ray, DVD, and digital edition are available on Amazon and will be at your house in two days or less if you have Amazon Prime. If you need a little eye candy to push you over the edge to buy it, just take a look at the trailer below. After you do come back and leave a comment, I would love to hear about how much you and your kids love it.