Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2

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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 2 includes sixteen episodes from the show's second season, and includes guest appearances from Warren Oates, Beau Bridges, Ted Knight, and Joseph Campanella. This set ...
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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 2 includes sixteen episodes from the show's second season, and includes guest appearances from Warren Oates, Beau Bridges, Ted Knight, and Joseph Campanella. This set features the episodes "Barrage, "Thunder From the Hill, "The Pillbox, "Gideon's Army, "The General and the Sergeant, "The Hostages, "A Silent Cry, "The Eyes of the Hunter, "Counter-Punch, "Mail Call, "The Hunter, "Weep No More, "The Short Day of Private Putnam, "Rescue, "Command, and "The Glory Among Men."
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Special Features

Notes, oddities, and bloopers by Jo Davidsmeyer; Rick Jason radio interview; Audio commentary by Ted Post (The Hostages) and "The Big Picture" featurette narrated by Vic Morrow; Photo gallery; Audio commentary by Michael Caffey (The Glory Among Men)
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Donald Liebenson
Combat closes out its second season with some of the series' finest hours. Military buffs have saluted Combat for its gritty and realistic infantryman’s-eye view of war. But at the heart of this series is the human drama, not the battle scenes. The men of King Two, led by Lt. Gil Hanley (Rick Jason) and Sgt. Chip Saunders (Vic Morrow), are sorely tested under fire in several powerful episodes, including "Glory Among Men," in which the conflicted company wrestles with whether or not to risk death to save a thoroughly unlikable squad member who is pinned down by Germans using him as bait. Combat did not glorify war, but in some of the season's most memorable episodes, several characters rise to the occasion to become unlikely heroes. Conlon Carter was nominated for an Emmy for his performance as Doc, who must outwit a German trying to escape in "The Hostages." Beau Bridges guest-stars in "The Short Day of Private Putnam," portraying an underage recruit whose disparaged knowledge of botany helps identify the location of German snipers. Morrow was promoted to director for the taut episode "The Pillbox," in which Hanley and a wounded soldier (guest star Warren Oates) are trapped with three German prisoners. Morrow also shines in "Mail Call," in which Saunders learns his brother is missing at Okinawa and takes out his frustrations on a new, malingering recruit (guest star James Best, the future Sheriff Coltrane on The Dukes of Hazzard). Combat tackles the Holocaust in the uneven episode "Gideon's Army," in which King Two comes upon starving and sickly Polish prisoners at an abandoned concentration camp and enlists them to ward off advancing German soldiers. Rarely syndicated, Combat joins the ranks of television's best on DVD's front lines.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/30/2004
  • UPC: 014381242928
  • Rating:

  • Source: Image Entertainment
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: B&W / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 12:34:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 49,144

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 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 1
1. The Hill [2:50]
2. Saunders Down [13:04]
3. Two Prisoners [11:04]
4. A Question of Loyalty [11:22]
5. Taking a Stand [7:55]
6. End Credits [:47]
1. Massine [4:39]
2. Radical Guide [7:47]
3. Not for Nothing [8:51]
4. Moving a Mountain [15:23]
5. Mission Accomplished [9:32]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Pull Back! [6:05]
2. Million-Dollar Wound [7:43]
3. Prisoners [14:15]
4. Hanley's Dilemma [8:32]
5. The Right Thing [9:36]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Abandoned Camp [3:29]
2. Orders to Return [13:21]
3. Buying Time [10:24]
4. Safety in Numbers [9:14]
5. Saunder's Army [9:40]
6. End Credits [:48]
Side #2 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 2
1. French Army Recruits [3:10]
2. Strategizing With Saunders [11:31]
3. Beaulieu [17:13]
4. The Tunnel [7:29]
5. Reliving His Glory [6:44]
6. End Credits [:56]
1. Hot Water [6:30]
2. Doc's Mission [11:04]
3. Medic or Mechanic? [14:42]
4. Crossing the Line [6:29]
5. The Noncombatant [7:27]
6. End Credits [:56]
1. The Wrong Foot [4:31]
2. First Mission [10:54]
3. A Genius at Communications [6:33]
4. Different Mechanisms [13:11]
5. It Takes All Kinds [11:03]
6. End Credits [:59]
1. Just Watch Him [4:19]
2. Belligerent Burgess [10:13]
3. Consider the Captured [13:10]
4. Saving Caje and Nelson [7:13]
5. One Stubborn Soldier [11:19]
6. End Credits [:55]
Side #3 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 3
1. Cut-Off [4:45]
2. A Squad of Strays [11:23]
3. The Price of Eggs [13:22]
4. Just the Ticket [8:33]
5. All Aboard [8:04]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. News From Home [3:20]
2. Private Meredith Trenton [9:24]
3. Saunders' Suspicion [16:41]
4. No Exemptions [5:40]
5. Kirby's Replacement [11:00]
6. End Credits [:48]
1. Old Winery [5:47]
2. A Captive Kirby [10:01]
3. Demand Surrender [13:54]
4. Unarmed Sarge [8:40]
5. Most Interesting Animal [7:48]
6. End Credits [:47]
1. House With a Pool [3:18]
2. Scared Stiff [7:19]
3. State of Shock [21:48]
4. Sole Protector [5:24]
5. Tied-Up [8:24]
6. End Credits [:57]
Side #4 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 4
1. Call Me Put [4:12]
2. Peer Pressure [12:43]
3. First Blood [13:20]
4. Saving Private Putnam [5:10]
5. Tree-Spotter [10:47]
6. End Credits [:47]
1. Shell-Shocked [4:32]
2. Just a Driver [6:58]
3. Delirious Colonel [14:08]
4. Picking Hanley's Brain [9:36]
5. An Ingenious Plan [10:57]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Scared Straight [3:15]
2. By the Book [13:21]
3. Disgruntled Squad [16:28]
4. Lieutenant's Story [6:11]
5. All the Way [7:00]
6. End Credits [:57]
1. Unpopular G.I. [6:45]
2. Murder or Common Sense? [10:19]
3. Morphine for Mason [11:17]
4. A Trade-Off [6:56]
5. We're Going Home! [10:54]
6. End Credits [:48]
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Menu

Side #1 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 1
   Barrage
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Thunder From the Hill
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Pillbox
      Rick Jason Radio Interview: On
      Rick Jason Radio Interview: Off
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Gideon's Army
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Rick Jason Radio Interview (September, 2000) Courtesy of 550 KTRS Radio, St. Louis: On
      Rick Jason Radio Interview (September, 2000) Courtesy of 550 KTRS Radio, St. Louis: Off
Side #2 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 2
   The General and the Sergeant
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Hostages
      Commentary By Ted Post: On
      Commentary By Ted Post: Off
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   A Silent Cry
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Eyes of the Hunter
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary Hostages By Ted Post: On
      Audio Commentary Hostages By Ted Post: Off
      The Big Picture
Side #3 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 3
   Counter-Punch
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Mail Call
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Hunter
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Weep No More
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Combat! Photo Gallery
Side #4 -- Combat: Season 2 - Mission 2: Disc 4
   The Short Day of Private Putnam
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Rescue
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Command
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   The Glory Among Men
      Commentary By Michael Caffey: On
      Commentary By Michael Caffey: Off
      Notes, Oddities and Bloopers
   Play All Episodes
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary - The Glory Among Men By Michael Caffey: On
      Audio Commentary - The Glory Among Men By Michael Caffey: On
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Another great season of Combat episodes

    Great episodes that ring true even today. Who would have thought a series from 40 years ago would be generating such interest today. But it does. Combat stacks up with almost any tv series of today. The acting (especillly Vic Morrow) is first-rate with fantastic guest stars and quality writing. And some of the action sequences are unbelievable. I sit there and wonder, how did they avoid getting hurt. I love the use of French and German which adds even more to the realism. Today, the 'french people' and German soldiers would all speak English. I'm already looking forward to Season 3.

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