Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has announced the Blu-ray release of writer/director Ken Finkleman's Airplane II: The Sequel, starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Chad Everett, Peter Graves, Rip Torn, Chuck Connors, Stephen Stucker, Wendy Phillips and William Shatner. The sequel to the classic original Airplane! makes its Blu-ray debut on October 8th.
Official Synopsis: There's a mad bomber on board the first lunar shuttle, it's about to self-destruct, the engines aren't working and -- worst of all -- the flight crew discovers they're completely out of coffee! It's the high flying lunacy of Airplane! taken to the next level as Hays and Hagerty fly out of the ozone in their hilarious original roles. Can Hays save the day again... without caffeine? Fasten you seatbelts for a ride you'll never forget.
Airplane II: The Sequel is being released by Warner Bros. as part of the studio's distribution deal with Paramount, which covers more than 600 catalog titles. Tech specs and special features have yet to be detailed.
Funnier than many of today's releases but the Zucker influence is sorely missed. I wonder if the scene with Jack Jones singing "The Love Boat" outside the mental institution will be included. It was cut out of some earlier releases due to music copyright clearance issues.