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Emirates Offers Brando Classics

The latest selection of Emirates’ onboard video library on offer until the end of October features a special Marlon Brando Festival to mark the extraordinary career of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated actors, who passed away in July.

Available to First and Business class passengers on most flights, Emirates personal video library, called ‘ondemand’, features a selection of nearly 50 movies. This is in addition to the more than 20 films available on the regular TV channel available in all seats on Emirates Television.

Brando’s work spanned six decades from his debut in The Men (1950.) He’s recognized as the most influential stage and movie performer of his generation - ever to many. 

His “Method” approach of acting set him apart from his contemporaries and branded his characters with a gritty realism that cast them among the most unforgettable in cinema history.

He revolutionised acting and the study of his roles is still a must for aspiring actors. 


Emirates’ Brando Festival includes two of the actor’s early classics, The Wild One (1953) and On The Waterfront (1954), as well as his only venture into directing, One-Eyed Jacks (1961), and The Chase (1966), in which he performed alongside other screen greats such as Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Angie Dickinson and James Fox - and even his own sister Jocelyn.

Besides the Brando Festival, the new ondemand library offers First and Business class passengers the very best in inflight entertainment, letting them choose from nail-biting blockbusters and riveting dramas to heart-warming comedies and musicals, as well as classics and other genres. 

New ondemand highlights this season include high-profile action releases such as The Lord of the Rings: The Return on the King, The Last Samurai and Once Upon a Time in Mexico, as well as Calendar Girls, Mona Lisa Smile, 50 First Dates and classic movies such as Brazil and the ever-delightful Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

In the World Cinema category, passengers also can pick from a host of Hindi, Sinhala, Tamil, Malayalam, Chinese, Japanese and French movies - further evidence of Emirates’ dedication to providing exciting inflight viewing options to suit the diverse tastes of its multicultural customers.