After having been out of print for 10 years, Universal Home Entertainment is bringing The Great Waldo Pepper back to DVD this fall.
Robert Redford stars as The Great Waldo Pepper, a young pilot back from World War I, barnstorming his way across the Midwest. Taking on rival after rival, Waldo meets his match in Axel (Bo Svenson), an air-show promoter. Together, with acrobatic Mary Beth (Susan Saradon), they take air showmanship to great heights. Eventually landing in Hollywood as a stunt pilot, Waldo finally meets up with the legendary German pilot Ernst Kessler (Bo Brundin) leading to a climatic airborne fight to the finish. Directed by George Roy Hill (The Sting), The Great Waldo Pepper is a high-flying adventure that showcases the pioneering days of aviation.
The DVD will feature an anamorphic widescreen presentation of the movie, supplemented by a Dolby Digital 2.0 audio track. Sadly, the release will once again arrive without any bonus materials, but the new transfer should at least make for a worthy upgrade.
“The Great Waldo Pepper” flies again on August 3 for $14.98.