Winds of War

The Winds of War

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Director: Dan Curtis

Cast: Dan Curtis, Ralph Bellamy, Polly Bergen, Anton Diffring

     
 

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This epic-scale television adaptation of Herman Woulk's historical novel of one family's struggles through World War II gets a well-executed presentation on DVD. The Winds of War (Special Collector's Edition) has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English

Overview

This epic-scale television adaptation of Herman Woulk's historical novel of one family's struggles through World War II gets a well-executed presentation on DVD. The Winds of War (Special Collector's Edition) has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue is in English with optional English subtitles but no multiple language options. Bonus materials include a documentary on the making of the miniseries and profiles of the cast members and their characters.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/25/2004
UPC:
0097368013049
Original Release:
1983
Rating:
NR
Source:
Paramount
Region Code:
1
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Mono]
Time:
14:28:00
Sales rank:
884

Special Features

Closed Caption; Making The Winds of War; A novel for television; Cast and characters; On location; Full-screen format; Dolby Digital: English mono; English subtitles

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ralph Bellamy Actor
Polly Bergen Actor
Anton Diffring Actor
Andrew Duggan Actor
David Dukes Actor
Lisa Eilbacher Actor
Peter Graves Actor
Ben Hammer Actor
John Houseman Actor
Jeremy Kemp Actor
Ali MacGraw Actor
Robert Mitchum Actor
Ben Murphy Actor
Lawrence Pressman Actor
Barbara Steele Actor
Victoria Tennant Actor
Topol Actor
Jan-Michael Vincent Actor

Technical Credits
Dan Curtis Director
John F. Burnett Editor
Robert Cobert Score Composer
Charles Correll Cinematographer
Jack Hayes Musical Arrangement
Stevan Larner Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 -- The Winds Rise
1. Hitler's Will [6:10]
2. Bound for Germany [6:59]
3. Byron Meets Natalie [8:24]
4. The Captain's Table [11:44]
5. Reception in Berlin [14:30]
6. Love Blooms [9:04]
7. Global Masterminding [13:53]
8. Close Call at the Palio [10:27]
9. German-Soviet Pact [9:45]
10. Warsaw [8:16]
11. Berel Jastrow's Village [10:47]
12. Case Is White Executed [13:53]
13. The Führer's Vow [12:59]
14. Palmer Kirby [6:01]
15. Byron Is Detained [5:38]
Side #2 -- The Storm Breaks
1. The Family Fly-Boy [10:39]
2. President Roosevelt [5:53]
3. Warsaw Air Raid [5:51]
4. Rhoda's Secret Interest [6:17]
5. The Russian Factor [9:22]
6. Panic and Courage [9:49]
7. Escape Route Politics [9:53]
8. A Nazi Welcome [8:16]
9. Questions From the SS [11:39]
10. Reunited With Byron [13:36]
11. True Feelings [11:42]
12. Life Decisions in Berlin [8:32]
13. High Treason and Hitler's Rage [2:05]
14. Complications in Italy [6:11]
15. Promises [12:12]
Side #3 -- Cataclysm/Defiance
1. Mussolini [10:02]
2. Visit to the Goering Estate [5:35]
3. Seven Minutes With the Führer [12:04]
4. The Conduit for Wealth [8:11]
5. Great Distortions [10:07]
6. Navigating Prejudice [11:24]
7. No Survival Without Victory [10:00]
8. The World Order Trembles [4:00]
9. Decisions for the Future [8:32]
10. Bigotry at Home [12:36]
11. A Family Once Again [4:58]
1. White House Cocktails [7:02]
2. Slote's Vow to Natalie [8:03]
3. Subterfuge and Fighting Words [10:02]
4. The "Messy" Jastrow Case [8:05]
5. Hitler's Towering Moment [7:51]
6. An Invention Called Radar [8:17]
7. Pamela's Fiancé [5:23]
8. Together in London [10:58]
9. Air Raid [11:30]
10. American Observer [8:41]
11. Bombers Over Berlin [11:23]
Side #4 -- Of Love and War
1. Conquering Hero Returns [9:16]
2. The Case for British Support [6:58]
3. Hitler Vacillates [12:35]
4. A Puzzle in London [9:52]
5. Byron's Surprise [12:55]
6. The Dollar Sign [10:19]
7. Ramifications of Lend-Lease [12:54]
8. Run-in With the Gestapo [10:56]
9. The Honeymoon Is Cut Short [10:51]
Side #5 -- The Changing of the Guard
1. Naval Escort Plan [13:26]
2. North Atlantic "Exercise" [11:50]
3. The Wolf Pack [12:19]
4. Not the Time for Honesty [8:09]
5. Dinner at the White House [9:18]
6. A Plea for Aaron Jastrow [9:44]
7. The Soviet Union Totters [12:48]
8. Parting Ways in Zurich [10:51]
9. Memories With Palmer Kirby [11:59]
10. Travel Paradox [4:05]
11. Clandestine Presidential Voyage [4:32]
12. Face-to-Face With Churchill [5:00]
13. The Happy Hour Show [14:33]
14. Pug Arrives in Moscow [10:11]
Side #6 -- Into the Maelstrom
1. Diplomacy at the Kremlin [11:47]
2. Comrades [13:23]
3. The Russian Front [8:51]
4. Evidence of Atrocities [10:50]
5. Pamela's Proposition [6:35]
6. Operations in the Pacific [11:05]
7. A Family of Tumbleweeds [13:05]
8. December 7, 1941 [15:13]
9. Attack on the Philippines [7:21]
10. No Battleship to Command [7:20]
11. All Out War [7:48]
12. In Enemy Territory [10:57]
13. Ironic Letter From Rhoda [4:52]
14. Pug's Need for a Ship [10:12]
15. Nothing to do but Win [8:10]

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4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wish the DVD people had brought this out first. I had bought War and Remembrance previously. Both sets. Now I am watching this set and will be watching Parts one and two of War and Remembrance shortly. It boosts a superb and believable cast. The series is made extremely believable. The entire series 'flows' together to actually be able to call this a 'long movie'. Nothing compares with the work of this director and Herman Wouk is a favorite author of mine as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I remember watching every second of this exceptional mini-series over 20 years ago. I recently purchased the DVD set and yes, it is just as moving as I remember. From the haunting theme music, to the vivid period reconstruction and the superb cast, this is television at its very finest. I give this masterpiece my highest recommendation. I will purchase the sequel, "War and Remembrance", in the very near future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Adapted by Herman Wouk from his bestselling epic novel, The Winds of War boasts an all-star cast, magnificent locations, and a classic theme song. Even though some of the performances are a bit melodramatic (particularly Ali MacGraw's), it still remains a compelling adaptation and darn good drama. Though he's not listed as part of the main cast, Gunter Meisner's performance as Adolf Hitler is mesmerizing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The details in this mini series are accurate, engaging and the story line keeps you on the edge of your seat and wanting to see more. As I watched each installment (there were 7 disks in the set), I could not wait to watch the next one. I had to go out an buy the sequal, War and Peace!!!
Saipanlady More than 1 year ago
Watched this long ago on TV and had to wait a week for each installment. Now I watch it from beginning to end whenever I want. And I share with family and friends who all rave about this. As always, B&N shipping time was excellent.
engine88 More than 1 year ago
I loved the mini series when it first aired and I enjoyed it as much or more on my new HD TV. The details are great and I'm sure it would be difficult or impossible to create an eighteen hour "movie" in today's economic atmosphere.
rose529 More than 1 year ago
My husband and I found this story very engaging. It not only was a story about a families love and dedication for its country, but shows us their astounding courage when faced with the most traumatic war atrocities of all time. My older children found it very educational and informative. The romance intwined with this most difficult period in history, inspires you to look forward to every next epidsode.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good story leading up to World WarII---especially for today's students.
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