Classic War Stories DVD

Classic War Stories DVD
Classic War Stories DVD Classic War Stories DVD Classic War Stories DVD Classic War Stories DVD Classic War Stories DVD
The Longest Day:
The Longest Day is a vivid re-creation of the June 6, 1944 Allied invasion of France, which marked the beginning of the end of Nazi domination. Featuring a stellar international cast, and told from the perspectives of both sides, this fascinating look at one of history's biggest battles ranks as one of Hollywood's truly great war films.

The Desert Rats:
Richard Burton stars in this exciting film about the courageous men who held off notorious German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, despite being hopelessly outnumbered. The year is 1941, and all that stands between Rommel and the Suez Canal is the fortress of Tobruk, which is manned only by a small Australian battalion, whom Captain MacRoberts (Burton) must whip into shape - fast! James Mason co-stars in a stunning portrayal as Rommel in this stirring, action-packed story of the World War II heroes known as The Desert Rats.

Sink The Bismarck!:
The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting semi-documentary style movie.
The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting, semi-documentary style movie. In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany's greatest battleship - the Bismarck, scourge of Atlantic shipping, is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy. Kenneth More stars as Captain Shepard - the Admiralty's Director of Naval Operations who, embittered by the death of his wife in an air raid, is assigned to this post just as the Bismarck makes its escape. Excellent special effects make this tense, exciting sea drama one of the finest British war films ever made.

Twelve O'Clock High:
One of the most honest and powerful war pictures" (Life) of all time, this "thrilling, dramatic thunderbolt"(The Hollywood Reporter) "soars right up into the bright blue yonder" (Los Angeles Times)! Blending "thrilling action" with "personal drama brought to heroic heights" (The New York Times), this Winner of two Academy Awards stars Gregory Peckin in "the best performance of his career" (Look), a role which earned him a 1949 Best Actor Nomination! At the height of World War II, the 918 Bomb Group suffers devastating losses and Brigadier General Frank Savage (Peck) is sent to take command. Because of his strong discipline his men resent him, and although Savage remains impersonal under heavy attack and unrelenting firefights, he becomes personally involved in their well-being - a dangerous position for any leader - especially in the middle of a war!

A Farewell To Arms:
In the Winter of 1917, an American ambulance driver (Rock Hudson), enlists in the Italian army and is wounded in action. He is gradually restored to health by a beautiful young nurse (Jennifer Jones). When they find themselves falling in love, they try to escape the horrors of the war by fleeing to Switzerland to seek peace and happiness. There, fate is waiting to thwart their plans. This poignant and tragic love story, based on Ernest Hemmingway's famous novel, is brought to the screen in a spectacular production by David O. Selznick (producer of "Gone With The Wind") and features stunning action sequences.
Specifications
Aspect Ratio1.33:1
Aspect Ratio1.77:1 (16:9)
Aspect Ratio2.35:1
AudioEnglish 5.0, English Stereo 2.0, French Mono 2.0, Italian Mono 2.0, German Mono 2.0, Spanish Mono 2.0, English 2.0, French Stereo 2.0, Italian Stereo 2.0, English 3.0
BBFCPG
Case TypeBoxset Amaray Slim
CastArletty,Ben Wright,Bourvil,Carl Mohner,Charles Davis,Charles Tingwell,Chips Rafferty,Dana Wynter,Dean Jagger,Eddie Albert,Eduard Linkers,Elaine Stritch,Ernest Clark,Esmond Knight,Eva Kotthaus,Franco Interlenghi,Fred Dur,Gary Merrill,Geoffrey Keen,Georges Brehat,Gregory Peck,Hans Christian Blech,Torin Thatcher,Victor Francen,Vittorio De Sica,Wolfgang Buttner,Hugh Marlowe,Irina Demick,Jack Gwillim,Jack Watling,James Mason,Jean-Louis Barrault,Jennifer Jones,Johanna Hofer,John Horsley,John Kellogg,Jose Nieto,Karel Stepanek,Kenneth More,Kurt Kasznar,Laurence Naismith,Lee MacGregor,Leopoldo Trieste,Oskar Homolka,Paul Anka,Paul Stewart,Pauline Carton,Ray Danton,Red Buttons,Richard Beymer,Richard Burton,Richard Burton,Robert Arthur,Robert Douglas,Robert Newton,Robert Patten,Rock Hudson,Roger Anderson,Sam Edwards,Sean Connery,Mark Dignam,Maurice Denham,Mercedes McCambridge,Michael Goodliffe,Michael Hordern,Millard Mitchell
ColourColour
ColourBlack & White
DirectorRobert Wise,Ken Annakin,Henry King,Charles Vidor,John Huston,Lewis Gilbert,Andrew Marton
Discs5
FormatDVD
HOH (Hard of Hearing)Yes
LanguageEnglish
LanguageFrench
LanguageSpanish
LanguageGerman
LanguageItalian
RegionDVD 2
Released2012-11-19
Run Time618
SubtitleIcelandic
SubtitleTurkish
SubtitleSwedish
SubtitleSpanish
SubtitlePortuguese
SubtitlePolish
SubtitleNorwegian
SubtitleItalian
SubtitleHungarian
SubtitleCroatian
SubtitleHebrew
SubtitleGerman
SubtitleFrench
SubtitleFinnish
SubtitleEnglish
SubtitleDutch
SubtitleDanish
SubtitleCzech
Year1949

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