WWII DVDs

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  1. ForresterW

    ForresterW Stunt Coordinator

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    hello

    i would really appreciate if anyone can recommend a good WW-II DVDs(documantary or movie) which are already out or soon to be out. i am more interested in documantaries but i wouldnt mind a good movie either

    thank you =)
     
  2. Bill J

    Bill J Producer

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    I'll give you some good films:
    Saving Private Ryan
    The Thin Red Line
    Patton
    The Longest Day
    When Trumpets Fade
    Das Boot
    Tora! Tora! Tora!
    A Bridge Too Far
    A Midnight Clear is a good film, but it is going to be released in pan&scan. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. BrianP

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    The World at War is an excellent documentary that is available on DVD.
     
  4. Tony_Faville

    Tony_Faville Supporting Actor

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    The Guns of Navarone is a good WWII flick as well as a good DVD. They made a fairly decent SE out of it.
     
  5. Jeff_HR

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    I would agree that"The World at War" is most likely the best telling of WWII in documentary form. I would like to add "Twelve O'Clock High" & "The Great Escape" as other good WWII movies.
     
  6. Glenn Overholt

    Glenn Overholt Producer

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    AArrggghhhhh! Bridge on the River Kwai - one of the best ever made.

    Glenn
     
  7. Larry Bevil

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    I also liked a good Burt Lancaster WWII flick - The Train
     
  8. Philip Klein

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    Das Boot
    Stalingrad
    if you want a different point of view
     
  9. Brook K

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    Grave of the Fireflies - the best animated film I've seen is about 2 Japanese children trying to survive in Tokyo during the final days of the war.

    They Were Expendable - very good John Ford/John Wayne film about Navy PT-Boats in the Phillipines

    Mr. Roberts - sailors incl Jack Lemmon and Henry Fonda try to pass the time on a dilapidated minesweeper far from the action.

    and more recently:

    Divided We Fall, a Czech film about a couple who hide a Jew in their house. Nominated for a best foreign film Academy Award last year. I think it's already out on R1 DVD.

    I really wish someone (Warner?) would put out the Frank Capra "Why We Fight" films.
     
  10. Jeff_HR

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    Yes, "The Train" is a great DVD. I especially enjoyed the John Frankenheimer commentary.
     
  11. Philip Klein

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    The Why We Fight films are out on DVD.
    here ya go
    why we fight
    damn cheap too
     
  12. Terry H

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    Stalag 17
    In Harm's Way
     
  13. Brian E

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    While not a documentary, The Story of GI Joe is a great look at the everyday "Joe" in WWII. Image's release is pretty nice.
     
  14. Hendrik

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    ...a few random titles (all available on DVD afaik)...
    -> from Hollywood:
    -- Hangmen Also Die
    -- Bataan
    -- A Walk In The Sun
    -- Run Silent, Run Deep
    -- Hell In The Pacific
    -- When Trumpets Fade
    -- The Best Years Of Our Lives
    -> American TV Documentary series:
    -- WW II In Color
    -- Victory At Sea
    -> from the former USSR (on RUSCICO DVDs):
    -- Ballad of a Soldier
    -- The Cranes Are Flying
    -- Come And See
    -> from Germany:
    -- Aimée & Jaguar
    -> from the Netherlands:
    -- Soldier Of Orange
    -> from Japan:
    -- Black Rain
    -- Human Condition - Parts 1/2/3 (on 3 DVDs from image)
    -> from the UK (on Region2/PAL DVDs):
    -- In Which We Serve
    -- A Matter Of Life And Death
    -- A Canterbury Tale
    -- A Town Like Alice
    -- The Battle Of The River Plate
    . . . [​IMG] . . .
     
  15. Henry V

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    There's also Billy Wilder's SAHARA (1943) starring Humphrey Bogart and Sam Peckinpah's CROSS OF IRON (1977) starring James Coburn and James Mason.
     
  16. Joseph J.D

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    I'll add one more to the pile. Von Ryan's Express with Frank Sinatra was a pretty good WWII film.
     
  17. Marty M

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    I would also recommend The Big Red One. A very good movie that follows a squad throughout WW II. The movie stars Lee Marvin.
     
  18. balendu

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    Das Boot - excellent movie from a German point of view.

    Patton - great disc and movie, and George C.Scott's

    performance is amazing.

    Tuskegee Airmen or Memphis Belle - for the airwar
     
  19. Dennis Nicholls

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  20. Paul W

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    What about The Devil's Brigade coming out this May? Is it a good movie? As I recall, this is another misfit GI movie with some Canadian troops thrown in the mix.
     

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