Combat: Season 2 - Mission 1

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Overview

One of the most realistic television series on the subject of war, Combat! offered a frequently stark and unglamorous view of American fighting men dealing with the physical and moral challenges of life on the battlefield during World War II. Featuring early work from acclaimed directors Robert Altman and Richard Donner, Combat!: Season 2 - Mission 1 features 16 episodes from the show's second season, including guest appearances from Lee Marvin, James Caan, James Coburn, Leonard Nimoy, and Eddie Albert. Episodes ...
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Overview

One of the most realistic television series on the subject of war, Combat! offered a frequently stark and unglamorous view of American fighting men dealing with the physical and moral challenges of life on the battlefield during World War II. Featuring early work from acclaimed directors Robert Altman and Richard Donner, Combat!: Season 2 - Mission 1 features 16 episodes from the show's second season, including guest appearances from Lee Marvin, James Caan, James Coburn, Leonard Nimoy, and Eddie Albert. Episodes include "Ambush, "The Bridge at Chalons, "Doughboy, "The Long Way Home, Part 1, "The Long Way Home, Part 2, "A Distant Drum, "Bridgehead, "Masquerade, "The Infant of Prague, "The Wounded Don't Cry, "The Little Jewel, "Glow Against the Sky, "The Party, "Anatomy of a Patrol, "What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?, Part 1, and "What Are the Bugles Blowin' For?, Part 2."
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Special Features

Notes, oddities, and bloopers by Jo Davidsmeyer; Audio commentary by Ted Post (The Bridge at Chalons) and archival interview with Vic Morrow; Audio commentary by Tom Lowell (Bridgehead) and archival interview Pierre Jalbert; Photo gallery; Audio commentary by Esther Mitchell (Anatomy of a Patrol)
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
"We can't take that house without a tank."
"We have to."
"Why?"
"We were told to."
Sign up for another tour of duty with King Two platoon, TV's original band of brothers, in the second season of this brilliantly executed World War II series. This gritty series captured, with an unflinching, documentary-like authenticity and intensity, the sweat, fatigue, tension, and terror of war. Rick Jason and Vic Morrow command the screen as Lt. Gil Hanley and Sgt. Chip Saunders, who "mother-hens" his ragtag squadron as they battle their way across Europe. Some highly decorated guest stars added spit-and-polish to their episodes: Lee Marvin as a characteristically tough and contemptuous demolition expert on Saunders' case in "Bridge at Calons"; a pre-Green Acres Eddie Albert as a shell-shocked soldier in "Doughboy"; Richard Basehart as a sadistic German officer in the harrowing two-parter, "The Long Way Home"; and James Caan as the leader of a German squad trying to beat Saunders and company to a downed aircraft in "Anatomy of a Patrol." Up for special commendation is James Coburn as a German infiltrator who underestimates the "sucker" Americans in "Masquerade." "The Party," the series' 1963 Christmas offering, is an atypical comedic episode, in which squadron members Caje (Pierre Jalbert), Kirby (Jack Hogan), and Billy (Tom Lowell) engage in a battle of the sexes with three French women, who con the hapless trio into procuring food for an orphanage. Lowell earns his dramatic stripes with the episode "Glow Against the Sky," in which Billy is seriously wounded as the squadron is pinned down by the Germans (referred to throughout as "Krauts"). But remain at attention; the conclusion of Season Two is available separately on the four-disc Mission Two set.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • UPC: 014381242829
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 12:32:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 57,129

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vic Morrow Sgt. Chip Saunders
Rick Jason Lt. Gil Hanley
Pierre Jalbert PFC Paul 'Caje' LeMay
Jack Hogan Pvt. William G. Kirby
Dick Peabody Cpl. Littlejohn
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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Disc 1
1. Celebration [5:18]
2. Unpopular Villager [7:04]
3. Crucial Information [8:44]
4. A Bargain [10:38]
5. Her Father's Work [14:03]
6. End Credits [:58]
1. Engineer Personnel [2:21]
2. Sergeant in Charge [10:21]
3. Dwindling Squad [10:01]
4. Understanding Turk [11:02]
5. A Crash Course [12:07]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Wrong War [4:25]
2. Captured [7:17]
3. Shell-Shock [12:29]
4. Back in Action [12:27]
5. Where's Big Bertha? [9:10]
6. End Credits [:58]
1. Surrounded [2:46]
2. The Surrender [12:00]
3. A Warning [14:50]
4. The Interrogation [8:23]
5. The Escape [8:14]
6. End Credits [:48]
Side #2 -- Disc 2
1. Bury Him Deep [4:15]
2. The Interrogation Continues [13:41]
3. On the Line [12:40]
4. Shocking Escape [6:03]
5. Grocery Clerk [9:32]
6. End Credits [:56]
1. Wounded Lieutenant [3:03]
2. Looking for Hanley [13:50]
3. Seeking Shelter [12:41]
4. Wait Until Dark [5:52]
5. Score Is Even [10:24]
6. End Credits [:56]
1. Tank-Less [3:28]
2. Following Orders [9:20]
3. Getting the Job Done [10:16]
4. A Fatal Blunder [12:28]
5. Soldier at Heart [10:39]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Prisoner Escort [3:28]
2. Unsuspecting Squad [9:20]
3. Inhuman [10:16]
4. Saunders' Hunch [12:28]
5. Suckers! [10:39]
6. End Credits [:57]
Side #3 -- Disc 3
1. Travelling Nuns [4:19]
2. Sister Therese [10:19]
3. The Little Child Jesus of Prague [14:49]
4. 103rd Panzers [9:12]
5. Pigeons and Chorus Girls [7:12]
6. End Credits [:55]
1. Wounded and Dangerous [3:35]
2. Faithful Unto Death [7:14]
3. Time for Compassion [9:12]
4. Saunders' Soft Side [14:41]
5. The Honorable Thing [11:28]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Another Wet Day [7:33]
2. Hi, G.I. Joe! [10:57]
3. Just a Kid [14:04]
4. No Sucker [5:26]
5. Bijou's Plan [8:11]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Where's Nelson? [3:15]
2. A Dry Cellar [13:01]
3. Close Call [13:50]
4. My Buddy Littlejohn [8:33]
5. An Explosive Diversion [7:31]
6. End Credits [:56]
Side #4 -- Disc 4
1. Three French Beauties [3:15]
2. Acting Corporal Kirby [12:31]
3. The Scheme [12:01]
4. Trio on a Mission [9:31]
5. Vins Et Champagne [8:54]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Common Destination [2:47]
2. The Pilot and the Film [13:35]
3. Head for the River [16:19]
4. The Set-Up [6:42]
5. Outsmarting Sgt. Beckman [6:49]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Any Volunteers? [3:40]
2. Sarge's Loyal Squad [12:24]
3. Pulling Rank [13:46]
4. Stubbornly Courageous [8:46]
5. Locked In [7:27]
6. End Credits [:56]
1. Last Week on Combat! [5:23]
2. The Right Thing [7:39]
3. Another Chance [19:18]
4. Saunders' Decision [4:19]
5. Getting the Job Done [9:15]
6. End Credits [:58]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Disc 1
   Ambush
      Notes Oddities and Bloopers
   The Bridge at Chalon
      Commentary by Ted Post: On
      Commentary by Ted Post: Off
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Doughboy
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Long Way Home (Part 1)
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Social Security in Action - Interview With Vic Morrow
      Audio Commentary - The Bridge at Chalons by Ted Post: On
      Audio Commentary - The Bridge at Chalons by Ted Post: Off
Side #2 -- Disc 2
   The Long Way Home (Part 2)
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   A Distant Drum
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Bridgehead
      Commentary by Tom Lowell: On
      Commentary by Tom Lowell: Off
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Masquerade
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Social Security in Action - Interview With Pierre Jalbert
      Audio Commentary by Tom Lowell: On
      Audio Commentary by Tom Lowell: Off
Side #3 -- Disc 3
   The Infant of Prague
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Wounded Don't Cry
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Little Jewel
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Glow Against the Sky
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Combat! Photo Gallery
Side #4 -- Disc 4
   The Party
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Anatomy of a Patrol
      Commentary by Esther Mitchell: On
      Commentary by Esther Mitchell: Off
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   What Are the Bugles Blowin' For? (Part 1)
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   What Are the Bugles Blowin' For? (Part 2)
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary: Anatomy of a Patrol by Esther Mitchell: On
      Audio Commentary: Anatomy of a Patrol by Esther Mitchell: Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best tv series ever made!

    I couldn't wait for this tv series to come on dvd. Now that have season 1 and 2 on dvd, I can't wait until season 3,4, and 5 to come out as well. These dvd's are well worth money.

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