Reviewed by David Savage
Starring: Jan-Michael Vincent, Ernest Borgnine, Alex Cord
Running Time: 564 minutes (DVD) / 587 Minutes (Blu-ray)
Format: DVD / Blu-ray
Number of Discs: 3
Release Date: 8 September 2014
RRP: £29.99 (DVD) / £34.99 (Blu-ray)
As a child I remember watching some great 80s action adventure TV shows based around vehicles including Knight Rider (a car), Street Hawk (a motor bike) and of course Airwolf (a helicopter).
Airwolf Season One freshly restored hi-definition masters, sourced from the original 35mm prints.
Airwolf is a top secret, one of a kind attack helicopter that can fly at speeds of Mach 1+, matching the speeds of the fastest jet fighters. It is equipped with advanced weapons systems including chain guns, cannon and rockets. When Airwolf is stolen by its creator and taken to Libya, test pilot Stringfellow Hawke (Jan-Michael Vincent), a Vietnam veteran and now a recluse, is enlisted by the project Deputy Director Archangel (Alex Cord) to recover the helicopter.
Once Hawke recovers the helicopter he brings it back to the US, hides it and refuses to return it until his brother, St John, who is MIA in Vietnam is found. Archangel agrees to secretly help find his brother as long as Hawke takes on missions of national importance using Airwolf. Hawke is a brilliant combat pilot and along with his only friend, Dominic Santini (Ernest Borgnine), agrees to the missions.
Overall, I love this series. Season One is full of action and adventure with missions rescuing children, extracting moles from Russia, hunting Nazi war criminals, rescuing prisoners from Cuba, stopping planes being stolen and lots more. With lots of stunts and aerial combat it is pure escapism and definitely one to watch.
A classic, nostalgic TV show as you’ve never seen it before.
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