2008 will see the release of German language biopic about Manfred von Richthofen aka The Red Baron, and judging from this effects reel I’m going to go out on a limb and say this will be the most awesome plane-on-plane action film ever. (Sorry, Iron Eagle). If you can get past the atrocious soundtrack choice for this clip (I turned off my speakers, personally), I’m sure you’ll agree that this little wonder is a total lock for an awesome Netflix choice.
I’m fascinated by WWI dogfighting, mostly because it was so damn balls-to-the-wall insane. As hyper-destructive as modern fighter jets are, I just can’t possibly imagine the pilots are as bad ass as the gents that flew into chaotic swarms of lead dealing death with naught but some wood, gumption, and a sash as protection against fiery plunging oblivion.
Watch the F/X reel below, or over at El Tube
Super thanks to the excellent Dave’s Long Box for the find.