Between 1935 and 1953, Errol Flynn appeared in almost forty films for Warner Bros., and eight of them in Technicolor.

Slowly, Warner Archive is restoring and releasing them to Blu-ray, and the 1945 Raoul Walsh production, Objective Burma is another nice addition, as presumably the earlier films are working their way through restoration processes.

As for OB, it’s a quality affair, reviewed by The New York Times as:

“This is without question one of the best war films yet made in Hollywood. There are no phony heroics by Errol Flynn or any of the other members of a uniformly excellent cast. These boys conduct themselves like real soldiers… The Warners have erred only in the film’s excessive length. It runs approximately two hours and twenty minutes, or roughly thirty minutes more than appears to be absolutely necessary. “Objective, Burma” is the hard-bitten story of a group of tough, tight-lipped paratroopers who are dropped deep in the Burmese jungles to wipe out a troublesome Jap radar station. Many of the scenes are the real thing, and the shots of the boys jumping out of the planes look as though they were borrowed from the Army’s film archives. In fact, the whole picture has a strong documentary quality, even in the writing. There is surprisingly little dialogue and what is said is spoken tersely, or with a touch of earthy humor.”

While we wait expectantly for The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Dawn Patrol, Captain Blood, and other historical epics, this one will do nicely.

Beautifully shot in black & white James Wong Howe, and with a score by Franz Waxman, it’s a magnificent candidate for inclusion in any serious film library.

A gorgeous Blu-ray.

For more on the subject, consider Sam Fuller’s Merrill’s Marauders and the documentary The Stilwell Road.

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Angelo Colombus

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Viewed the movie a few times on tv and liked it and will buy the Blu-ray. Another film i want to see on Blu-ray is The Sun Also Rises (1957) which i thought Errol Flynn was good in it.
 

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This is the second part of my amazon order with Chain lightning and cant wait till it ships. It is my favorite movie of his but would still like to see some of the releases that robert referred to as well as they died with their boots on.
 
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Between 1935 and 1953, Errol Flynn appeared in almost forty films for Warner Bros., and eight of them in Technicolor.

Slowly, Warner Archive is restoring and releasing them to Blu-ray, and the 1941 Raoul Walsh production, Objective Burma is another nice addition, as presumably the earlier films are working their way through restoration processes.

As for OB, it's a quality affair, reviewed by The New York Times as:

"This is without question one of the best war films yet made in Hollywood. There are no phony heroics by Errol Flynn or any of the other members of a uniformly excellent cast. These boys conduct themselves like real soldiers... The Warners have erred only in the film's excessive length. It runs approximately two hours and twenty minutes, or roughly thirty minutes more than appears to be absolutely necessary. "Objective, Burma" is the hard-bitten story of a group of tough, tight-lipped paratroopers who are dropped deep in the Burmese jungles to wipe out a troublesome Jap radar station. Many of the scenes are the real thing, and the shots of the boys jumping out of the planes look as though they were borrowed from the Army's film archives. In fact, the whole picture has a strong documentary quality, even in the writing. There is surprisingly little dialogue and what is said is spoken tersely, or with a touch of earthy humor."

While we wait expectantly for The Charge of the Light Brigade, The Dawn Patrol, Captain Blood, and other historical epics, this one will do nicely.

Beautifully shot in black & white James Wong Howe, and with a score by Franz Waxman, it's a magnificent candidate for inclusion in any serious film library.

A gorgeous Blu-ray.

For more on the subject, consider Sam Fuller's Merrill's Marauders and the documentary The Stilwell Road.


Image – 5

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD - Yes

Recommended

RAH
I Hope more Errol Flynn titles get released on Bluray. I Pre-Ordered mine last week ! :) Glad to hear it's a Gorgeous Bluray ! :D:banana:Thank You Mr. Robert. ;)
 

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I'm going to move some of these posts as this thread is about "Objective Burma!" not Flynn titles that haven't been released on Blu-ray.
 

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A trivia note - as I recall, Objective Burma was one of the last laserdiscs to be released following the introduction of DVD. I had pre-ordered it with Ken Crane's but never received it because they didn't receive enough copies to fill all of their pre-orders. At least, that is how I remember it.
 

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A trivia note - as I recall, Objective Burma was one of the last laserdiscs to be released following the introduction of DVD. I had pre-ordered it with Ken Crane's but never received it because they didn't receive enough copies to fill all of their pre-orders. At least, that is how I remember it.
That would have made it an early 2000 release about 3 years after DVD's April 1997 introduction. That would explain why I didn't have this one on Laserdisc. I bought DVD on Launch but continued buying alot of Catalog titles on Laserdisc in 97 and 98. I slowed down in 99 and by the end of that year had stopped buying laserdiscs and was content with waiting for catalog titles to be released on DVD at that point. I had this one on VHS.
 

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I got mine from Amazon today ! It looks Great ! :D Excellent PQ like Chain Lighting was. :) Here it is with my inside custom art.
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Like virtually everything WAC does, Objective Burma's new-to-Blu is a quality affair from top to bottom. Film lovers everywhere owe George Feltenstein and the regime responsible for these curated classics a magnitude of debt and appreciation. I sincerely hope Mr. Feltenstein was working on a host of other goodies before the purge at WB began, including a lot more Flynn, National Velvet, The Prisoner of Zenda (Ronald Colman), Scaramouche, Random Harvest, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
 

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Like virtually everything WAC does, Objective Burma's new-to-Blu is a quality affair from top to bottom. Film lovers everywhere owe George Feltenstein and the regime responsible for these curated classics a magnitude of debt and appreciation. I sincerely hope Mr. Feltenstein was working on a host of other goodies before the purge at WB began, including a lot more Flynn, National Velvet, The Prisoner of Zenda (Ronald Colman), Scaramouche, Random Harvest, and Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
Nick, I hope WAC releases more Errol on Blu ! L:emoji_hearts:ve to see..... Don Juan, San Antonio, Montana, and Master of Bal. All in Technicolor ! :D