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John Huston's combination sports drama/WWII POW film Victory comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes and a theatrical trailer. This is a solid if less than remarkable disc from Warner Bros. that is recommended for genre ...
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Co Prins, Mike Summerbee, Hallvar Thoresen, Kazimierz Deyna, Paul Van Himst, Osvaldo Ardiles, Bobby Moore, Pel?, Sylvester... 02/24/1998 DVD Good 1981 Run time: 116. All orders ... are shipped from Boise Idaho. While the overwhelming majority of packages shipped via Standard shipping arrive within the time specified above, in rare cases shipments can take 3 to 5 weeks to arrive. Please note: At this time, we ship only within the United States. Shipments to Alaska and Hawaii are shipped via our Standard option. Read more Show Less

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John Huston's combination sports drama/WWII POW film Victory comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. An English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround, while a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono. English, French, and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include production notes and a theatrical trailer. This is a solid if less than remarkable disc from Warner Bros. that is recommended for genre enthusiasts because of its inexpensive list price.
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Special Features

Interactive menus; Production notes; Theatrical trailer; Scene access; Languages: English and Français; Subtitles: English, Français, Español
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/24/1998
  • UPC: 012569070820
  • Original Release: 1981
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  • Source: Warner Home Video
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1), Cinemascope (2.35:1)
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan / Stereo / Mono
  • Sound: stereo, monaural
  • Language: English, Français
  • Time: 1:57:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sylvester Stallone Robert Hatch
Michael Caine John Colby
Max von Sydow Maj. Karl Von Steiner
Pelé Luis Fernandez
Werner Roth Team Captain Baumann
Amidou Andre
Jurgen Andersen Propaganda Civilian
Osvaldo Ardiles Carlos Rey
Arthur Brauss Lutz
Michael Cochrane Farrell
Julian Curry Shurlock
Anton Diffring Chief Commentator
Benoit Ferreux Jean Paul
Zoltan Gera Viktor
Carole Laure Renee
Jack Lenoir Georges
Daniel Massey Col. Waldron
Clive Merrison The Forger
George Mikell Kommandant
Bobby Moore Terry Brady
Tim Pigott-Smith Rose
Maurice Roeves Pyrie
Jean-François Stévenin Claude
Gary Waldhorn Mueller
Michael Wolf Lang
Technical Credits
John Huston Director
Gerry Fisher Cinematographer
Tom Bronson Costumes/Costume Designer
Dennis Washington Production Designer
Bill Conti Score Composer
Evan Jones Screenwriter
Djordje Milicevic Screenwriter, Original Story
Yabo Yablonsky Screenwriter, Original Story
Pelé Consultant/advisor
Roberto Silvi Editor
Gordon McLendon Executive Producer
Jeff Maguire Original Story
Freddie Fields Producer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Prologue and Credits [5:20]
2. An Interuption [5:00]
3. Colby's terms [2:46]
4. Hatch's terms [1:59]
5. Bloody game or something important [3:39]
6. Colby's dream team bid [6:24]
7. Profile of an escapee [2:42]
8. New trainer [3:35]
9. A team is formed [5:37]
10. Teammates from the East [3:19]
11. Goalie potential? [2:20]
12. Hatch's new assignment [3:12]
13. Escape underway [3:53]
14. Outside the gate [5:24]
15. Our man in Paris [3:59]
16. Safe with Hatch [3:58]
17. A head short [1:52]
18. The crazy Yank returns [6:06]
19. A broken arm [1:58]
20. Destination pris [8:15]
21. The spectacle starts [4:27]
22. Hard-luck first half [10:00]
23. Rescuers from below [1:57]
24. "We can win" [1:02]
25. Second-half reversal [3:10]
26. Chapter 26Disallowed [1:49]
27. Fancy footwork [3:05]
28. Last-minute foul [1:51]
29. Chapter 29The final kick [1:30]
30. Roar of the crowd [2:18]
31. Cast and End Credits [3:48]
Side #2 --
0. Jump To A Scene
1. Prologue and Credits [5:20]
2. An interruption [5:00]
3. Colby's terms [2:46]
4. Hatch's terms [1:59]
5. Bloody game or something important [3:39]
6. Colby's dream team bid [6:24]
7. Profile of an escapee [2:42]
8. New trainer [3:35]
9. A team is formed [5:37]
10. Teammates from the East [3:19]
11. Goalie potential? [2:20]
12. Hatch's new assignment [3:12]
13. Escape underway [3:53]
14. Outside the gate [5:25]
15. Our man in Paris [3:59]
16. Safe with Hatch [3:58]
17. A head short [1:52]
18. The crazy Yank returns [6:06]
19. A broken arm [1:58]
20. Destination Paris [8:15]
21. The spectacle starts [4:27]
22. Hard-luck first half [10:00]
23. Rescuers from below [1:57]
24. "We can win" [1:02]
25. Second-half reversal [3:10]
26. Disallowed [1:49]
27. Fancy footwork [3:05]
28. Last-minute foul [1:51]
29. The final kick [1:30]
30. Roar of the crowd [2:18]
31. Cast and End Credits [3:48]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Special Features
      Cast & Crew
         Sylvester Stallone
         Michael Caine
         Max von Sydow
         Pete
         Bill Conti
         Freddie Fields
         John Huston
      Fate Bring "Victory" To Stallone
      Stallone's Goalkeeper Preparation
      Other Soccer Stars
      On Location
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
   Recommendations
   Return To The Movie
Side #2 --
   Special Features
      Cast & crew
         Sylvester Stallone
         Michael Caine
         Max von Sydow
         Pete
         Bill Conti
         Freddie Fields
         John Huston
      Fate Bring "Victory" To Sallone
      Stallon's Goalkkper Preparation
      Other Soccer Stars
      On Location
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
   Recommendations
   Return To The Movie
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Pretty good WWII POW Fantasy

    One word; predictable. Director John Huston, Michael Caine and Max von Sydow are the powerhouses behind this film, Pele and the other soccer players also give very good performances as soccer players, Sylvester Stallone on the other hand is the reason that this film is so predictable and he provides a very poor imitation of Steve McQueen from "The Great Escape" who it seems he is desperately trying to imitate.

    While overall the film is entertaining and a should be seen by soccer/football fans of the late 70's, it is somewhat beyond belief that the Nazi's would risk such a propaganda coup for the Allied's, with there being any chance of losing a publicly announced tournament, particularly with a black player on the opposing team, Jesse Owens anyone?

    Starting from worst to best, Sylvester Stallone as an American, fighting for Canada, trying to fit in and annoying the teams coach Michael Caine. Stallone's self centered personality permeates his character, which calls for true self sacrifice considering that "Hatch" has escaped successfully to France. What is the motivation for coming back? Saving a group of guys that don't seem to like him that much?

    Virgil Hilts/Steve McQueen watched his friend crack up and die at the hands of the Nazi's in "The Great Escape", that was his motivation for escaping and being recaptured. While in the US Marines McQueen had saved several fellow Marines during a training exercise, so portraying heroism and sacrifice came naturally. Stallone had that ability in Rocky after emulating another Marine, Chuck Wepner, but Stallone did not call up those required elements for this film, and instead called upon his own personality and character for the role of Robert Hatch, which proved to be lacking.

    Pele and the other players do a good job playing themselves, without over playing their roles.

    Michael Caine does a good job of playing John Colby the retired player and team coach, who tries to get better treatment and food for his men.

    Max von Sydow as Major von Steiner gives a very good performance as a former German National Team player who had played as was beaten by Colby prior to the war. Von Steiner's altruistic behavior comes in direct conflict with the Nazi propaganda machine as his vision of a small match between opposing military units spirals out into a major event between two diametrically opposed ideologies.

    Overall I would recommend this film for WWII and soccer buffs for its escapist entertainment value, and John Huston's excellent directing.

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