Men in War Blu-ray

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  1. Robert Crawford

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    It's far from pristine, but I finally have a video release of this fine film that I can watch without thinking about the horrible video presentation of past releases across various video formats . IMO, this is one of the most underrated war films ever made and I'm so happy to have a Blu-ray of it in my film library. And, in it's OAR of 1.85. One of Anthony Mann's finest with a cast of Robert Ryan, Aldo Ray, Robert Keith, Nehemiah Persoff, Vic Morrow, James Edwards and LQ Jones.

    Thank you Olive!
     
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    What a great cast. I will definitely check out this film. I love WWII movies from the fifties and sixties. I see Vic Morrow is in the cast. I loved him in the Combat tv show.
     
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    Thanks for the insight. Hardly a surprise that this one trumps the substandard PD/bootleg transfers that have been circulating for quite a while, but it's always good to get confirmation.

    This one's still in the mail. Looking forward to checking it out
     
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    I started another thread in the International DVD & BD area of the forum in which I received the Region B Blu-ray of Pork Chop Hill today. It's even better PQ-wise than Men in War and in its OAR of 1.85. The BD releases of Circus World, 55 Days at Peking showed up today too. So many blu-rays to watch and not enough time to watch them all right now.
     
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    Nuts, I forgot this was released on 4/15. I would have included this in my (pre-) order at Barnes & Noble. At least I was notified today that B&N has "Sleep, My Love" waiting for me.

    Funny, though, when I looked at Amazon for "Men in War", yesterday and again today: the title was released on 4/15, just two days ago, and already Amazon is only acting as a fulfiller for a 3rd party. I wonder why. That seems odd.
     
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    Dave,

    Amazon has it with 10 left in-stock. When you pull up a title's page, always look to the right side to see if Amazon is listed too.
     
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    Why have I never heard of this film? (Or don't remember) I love WWII films and have the entire Combat! TV series.
     
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    It's a Korean War film.
     
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    They call the Korean war the "Forgotten War". I guess we know why now.
     
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    My dad got polio during his service in the Korean War and was a disabled Veteran until his death, so perhaps I blocked that war out.
    He was a captain in WWII who landed at D-Day+6 and helped liberate St. Lo, France. But he's most 'famous' in WWII for starting the first Coca-Cola stand in France. No doubt the French were not happy about it (but the GI's were).
     
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