The Big Red One - The Reconstruction (Two-Disc Special Edition)
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Brand: Warner Manufacturing Model: WHV70590DVD
DVD Features: Audio CommentaryDocumentariesPhoto galleryTV SpotTheatrical Trailer Sam Fuller's The Big Red One was already one of the best films of 1980, despite the fact that the version released to theaters ran barely half as long as the director's cut. Fuller had been America's ballsiest B-movie auteur, an ex-newspaper reporter of the hardnosed breed who made fiercely personal, radically stylized, and politically outspoken films between the early '50s (The Steel Helmet, Pickup on South Street) and the early '60s (Shock Corridor). The Big Red One was his long-dreamt-of account of World War II as experienced by his own squad of the 1st Infantry Division, USA, from the first shot fired (by a dead man, on the coast of North Africa) to the last (in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia). Even in the studio-truncated version, there was no shortage of astonishing moments and sequences: the squad choking on dust in a bat-filled cave in North Africa as German tanks clatter past the entrance; Fuller's cold-blooded distillation of the D-Day slaughter on Omaha Beach, with a wrist watch on a dead arm in the surf marking time as the water slopping over it grows redder; the rifle squad delivering a Frenchwoman's baby in a German tank on a battlefield full of corpses; a commando-like raid on Nazi troops bivouacked in a Belgian insane asylum. A quarter-century later, film critic Richard Schickel and Warner Bros. executive Brian Jamieson succeeded in restoring 15 never-seen sequences and ...
The Wild Geese (30th Anniversary Edition)
Manufacturer: Tango Entertainment Brand: Tango Entertainment INC
Mercenaries for a London banker parachute into Africa to put a useful president back in power. Mixing action, humor, sentiment, and even a few righteous moral convictions, The Wild Geese is good, rousing fun. Released theatrically in 1978 (oddly, this 2005 DVD release is referred to as the "30th Anniversary Edition"), director Andrew V. McLaglenâ€™s film depicts the adventures of a group of British mercenaries hired by a shady multinational corporation to free the benevolent leader of an African nation held captive by a ruthless dictator. Led by the caustic, no-nonsense Col. Allen Faulkner (Richard Burton), these soldiers of fortune are all stout fellows out to earn a big payday and restore a good man to his rightful place of power (the underlying message of universal racial brotherhood is effective, if somewhat simplistic), and they do their job swiftly and efficiently... at least until they're double-crossed by their venal, perfidious employers, at which point the film becomes a tale of survival and revenge. The cast, which also includes Richard Harris, Roger Moore, and a host of other fine veteran actors, is first-rate, the story-telling efficient, the dialogue entertaining (with occasional bursts of profanity), and the action reasonably exciting and not overly graphic. And even if the pace is somewhat leisurely by new millennium standards (we're nearly an hour into it before the actual mission starts), The Wild Geese is a very enjoyable ride. Bonus features include ...
Manufacturer: Tango Entertainment Brand: Tango Entertainment INC
A prequel to the war epic "Zulu", this dramatic story recounts the breathtaking defeat of British forces at the hands of a 25,000 strong and relentlessly determined Zulu army in 1870. The all-star cast, and extravagant production quality make Zulu Dawn a spectacular film with a guaranteed place in the list of Hollywood Greats.
Good Morning, Vietnam (Special Edition)
Manufacturer: Buena Vista Home Entertainment / Touchstone Brand: Buena Vista Home Video Model: 4945687
When the U.S. Army engages irreverent, nonconformist radio deejay Adrian Cronauer, it unleashes a secret, if unpredictable, weapon: laughter. Academy Award(R) winner Robin Williams (Best Supporting Actor, GOOD WILL HUNTING, 1997) shakes up 1965 Saigon in the role that garnered him his very first Oscar(R) nomination. Imported by the military to host an early a.m. radio show, Cronauer (Williams) blasts the formerly serene, sanitized airwaves with a constant barrage of rapid-fire humor and the hottest hits from back home. The G.I.s love him, but the top brass is up in arms. Riddled with sidesplitting comic salvos, bittersweet bombshells, and hot '60s rock 'n' roll, this landmark film chronicles one man's raucous Saigon adventures amidst a world gone mad. Featuring all-new bonus material that includes hilarious outtakes from Robin Williams' "raw" monologues, this Special Edition of GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM, scores a direct hit every time you watch.
The Fighting Sullivans - Commemorative Edition
Manufacturer: Vci Video Brand: Video Communications Inc. Model: 089859844027
The Iowa Sullivans raise five sons who join the Navy and are killed on the Juneau in World War II.
Stripes (Extended Cut), Ghostbusters, Groundhog Day Box Set
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Brand: Sony
3-DVD Box Set of classic Bill Murray films. Each movie has its own slim case with original artwork; all are in Widescreen Format with Dolby Digital and Mastered in High Definiion. * GHOSTBUSTERS includes Filmmaker's Commentary, Deleted Scenes, Making-of Featurettes and Storyboards. * GROUNDHOG DAY (Special Edition) includes Documentary "The Weight of Time" and Commentary from Director Harold Ramis. * STRIPES (Extended Cut) includes 18 extra minutes including 6 never-before-seen deleted scenes, an hour-long documentary, and interviews with Bill Murray and cast.
The Guns of Navarone [Blu-ray]
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Brand: SONY PICTURES HOME ENT Color: color
Gregory Peck, Anthony Quinn and David Niven are Allied saboteurs assigned an impossible mission: infiltrate an impregnable Nazi-held island and destroy the two enormous long-range field guns that prevent the rescue of 2,000 trapped British soldiers. Blacklisted screenwriter Carl Foreman (High Noon,The Bridge on the River Kwai) was determined to re-establish both his name and credibility after spending most of the 50's working in anonymity. To accomplish this, he decided to bring Alistair MacLean's best-selling novel, The Guns of Navarone, to the screen. Supported by an all-star cast and produced on a grand scale, the film was an enormous success, receiving seven 1961 Academy Award(r) nominations (including Best Picture) and winning for Best Special Effects. Although Foreman achieved his goal, it was MacLean who would wind up the true beneficiary; his novels became the source for many high adventure screen epics, including Ice Station Zebra and Where Eagles Dare. However, it is The Guns of Navarone that remains not only the best of the MacLean adaptations, but one of the greatest action/adventure spectacles ever produced. This rousing, explosive 1961 WWII adventure, based on Alistair MacLean's thrilling novel, turns the war thriller into a deadly caper film. Gregory Peck heads a star-studded cast charged with a near impossible mission: destroy a pair of German guns nestled in a protective cave on the strategic Mediterranean island of Navarone, from where they can control a vit...
F Troop: Season 1
Manufacturer: Warner Home Video Brand: Warner Manufacturing Model: 4941037
F-Troop: The Complete First Season (DVD)As the Civil War comes to a close, an inept clerk in the army, Private Wilton Parmenter (Ken Berry - Mama's Family), is promoted after leading a charge on horseback and helping to turn the tide of battle. What no one knows, however, is that Parmenter had lost control of his horse and it was running in the wrong direction! Now a captain, Parmenter is sent to take charge of Fort Courage, a small frontier post manned by F Troop, a bumbling band of misfits who enjoy the easy life and want to keep it that way. They get along with the neighboring Hekawi Indians who are so unwarlike they claim they invented the peace pipe. The two must sometimes fake fights just to keep up appearances - but F Troop never has to fake the laughs! First released in 1965, this hilarious comedy from William T. Orr (77 Sunset Strip, Maverick) about the Wild West also stars the EmmyÂ®-nominated Larry Storch, Forrest Tucker, Melody Patterson and more.]]> F-Troop belongs to the ranks of television's great military slacker comedies, including Sgt. Bilko and McHale's Navy. Ken Berry was promoted from bit player to leading man with his role as clueless and clumsy ("I fall down a lot") Wilton Parmenter, who is put in charge of the frontier post Fort Courage after a display of inadvertent Civil War heroism. "He's the pigeon we always dreamed of," enthuses Sgt. O'Rourke (Forrest Tucker), who runs "O'Rourke Enterprises" with his sidekick Corporal Agarn (Larry Storch). Most ...
Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Fourth Season
Manufacturer: Paramount Brand: Paramount Model: 4948970
The inmates of a German World War II Prisoners of War camp conduct espionage and sabotage campaign right under the noses of their warders. While the enemy is often gullible, easily fooled or downright incompetent - the real strength of Hogan's men are the elaborate ruses and sometimes dangerous lengths they will go to complete their mission. Probably the most successful bad idea in television history, Hogan's Heroes took an appalling premise--the suffering of World War II prisoners-of-war played for laughs--and turned it into a hugely popular series that ran for six seasons. Wily Colonel Hogan (Bob Crane, previously a regular on The Donna Reed Show) and his merry multicultural band of P.O.W.s--including cocky cockney Newkirk (Richard Dawson, pre-Family Feud), softhearted Frenchman LeBeau (Robert Clary, later to appear on Days of Our Lives), clumsy explosives expert Carter (Larry Hovis), and steadfast radio operator Kinch (Ivan Dixon), one of the first black characters on television to be treated as an equal by his peers without any self-congratulatory comment--carried out spying and sabotage against the Third Reich, always back in the cozy confines of Stalag 13 by the end of the episode. But the good guys were not the show's real draw; Hogan (charming to some, smarmy to others) may have been the titular hero, but audiences loved high-strung Nazi commandant Col. Klink (Werner Klemperer, who won two Emmys for the role) and the adorably bumbling Sgt. Schultz (John Banner), whose...
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