All Quiet On The Western Front DVD

All Quiet On The Western Front DVD
All Quiet On The Western Front DVD All Quiet On The Western Front DVD
Unlike most "message" films which date themselves almost immediately, Lewis Milestone's low-key unpolished and deeply-felt screen adaptation of the Erich Maria Remarque anti-war novel has lost little of its original impact. Years after its release it was still being banned in countries mobilizing for war. The plot follows a group of young German recruits in World War I through their passage from idealism to disillusionment. As the central character Paul Baumer (Lew Ayres) declares, "We live in the trenches and we fight. We try not to be killed - that's all." All Quiet is an anthology of now famous scenes: Ayres trapped in a shell crater with a man he has killed; the first meeting of the recruits and the veterans; infantrymen being mowed down to machine-gun visual rhythms; a moonlight swim with French farm girls; Ayres' pacifist speech to his astonished schoolmates; and the final shot of the soldier's hand reaching for a fatal butterfly.
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
AudioEnglish Mono 2.0
BBFCPG
Case TypeAmaray Single
CastJohn Wray,Lew Ayres,Edmund Breese,Arnold Lucy,Ben Alexander,Beryl Mercer,Owen Davis Jr,Richard Alexander,Louis Wolheim,Harold Goodwin,Walter Rogers,William Bakewell,Russell Gleason,Scott Kolk,Slim Summerville
ColourBlack & White
DirectorLewis Milestone
Discs1
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
IFCOPG
LanguageEnglish
RegionDVD 4
RegionDVD 2
Released2005-02-21
Run Time128
SubtitleEnglish
Year1930

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Tags: 1930s, Based On Book, Award Winner, Black and White