CLASSIC NAVY FILMS "LAUNCH 'EM" CVA-19 & "MAN FROM LOX"



CLASSIC NAVY FILMS "LAUNCH 'EM" CVA-19 & "MAN FROM LOX"




DVD Content
This DVD contains the classic (and perhaps infamous) films “Man From LOX” and “Launch 'Em.”
Launch 'Em was filmed by pilots aboard the USS Hancock in 1956. The film was made while the carrier cruised home from her Far East deployment, apparently with the unofficial blessing of the Eisenhower administration. A legendary film, it disappeared from view in the very early 1960s, as it became politically incorrect and taboo. Took me a lot of searching to find an original 16mm print of this legendary film. Pilots are fighting in the ready room. Flight deck crewmen starting jet engines with cigarette lighters. These and other hi-jinks might not be regulation, but they do appear in Launch 'Em.
Man From LOX was a very off-beat training film dealing with Liquid Oxygen (LOX). The film was written by a genius, as the viewer is sucked in by this classic film, only to be set up for the very sober ending. I will forever remember the first time I saw this film as a young airman apprentice. "Sailor, I'm gonna have your ass..."
Launch 'Em: 12 minutes running time.
Man From LOX: 6 minutes running time.

 

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  • Produced by GRS Videos (TM). GRS Videos is dedicated to the preservation of Naval Aviation film footage. This passion began when the son of a recently deceased Korean War veteran told me how he had thrown away all of those "old 8mm films of planes flying off of a ship". Yes, I cried. Our heritage MUST be preserved. As a veteran of Naval Aviation, I have a strong interest in ensuring that our stories are not forgotten. If you have footage (16mm, 8mm, VHS, Super 8, Beta, or Digital) contact me at PLAT_Collector@verizon.net. I will also gladly trade any footage I have for new footage (any format). So, if I have Naval Aviation footage you want, and you have something I do not have, contact me and I am confident we can work something out. I am always looking for new PLAT mishaps and home movies/video of carrier operations and life on carriers. All proceeds go into obtaining and preserving more Naval Aviation footage. Gary R. Schreffler served on USS Midway (with HS-12) from 1984-1991.

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