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Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon

Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon

Format: DVD     Release Date: 03/24/2009
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Produced in the wake of the all-star "comedy spectacular" Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Fantastic Flying Fools (originally titled Blast-Off, and also released as Those Fantastic Flying Fools) is based very loosely on a Jules Verne novel. A 19th century British newspaper offers a prize to the first scientist who is able to construct and launch a rocket to the moon. Contestants from all over the world compete for the prize, including Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines cast members Terry-Thomas and Gert Frobe. Much of the slapstick is tiresome and derivative, but there is one cute closing gag involving villains Terry-Thomas and Lionel Jeffries and a Siberian chain gang. There's precious little of the spirit of Jules Verne in Fantastic Flying Fools, save for the woodcut illustrations which decorate the opening credits. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Disc #1 -- Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon

1. Opening [1:55]
2. Progress [6:36]
3. Mad Idea [7:24]
4. News Travels [5:01]
5. Gentleman [6:47]
6. Gas Carriage [6:44]
7. Explosion [4:58]
8. Vital Tests [12:53]
9. Dangerous [5:51]
10. Dirty Spy [6:24]
11. Moon Ship [5:00]
12. Sabotage [5:58]
13. In Position [7:27]
14. Helping Hand [5:39]
15. Wheel Power [2:34]
16. The Charge [6:59]
17. Finished [3:45]
18. Siberia [1:53]
  • Format: DVD
  • Release Date: March 24, 2009
  • MPAA Rating:
  • Region: All
  • Studio: Wham! USA
  • Length: 101 minutes
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Discs: 1
  • Language: English
  • UPC: 018619400586
  • Product ID: 2866680
  • Genre: Adventure

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