War & Remembrance: the Final Chapter

War & Remembrance: the Final Chapter

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Director: Dan Curtis

Cast: Dan Curtis

     
 

This ambitious eleven-hour television mini-series (which expands on the story and characters from Herman Wouk's best-selling story of World War II, War and Remembrance), gets a fine presentation on DVD. Spread out over a generous five discs, War and Remembrance, Part 2 has been transferred to disc in its original full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and…  See more details below

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This ambitious eleven-hour television mini-series (which expands on the story and characters from Herman Wouk's best-selling story of World War II, War and Remembrance), gets a fine presentation on DVD. Spread out over a generous five discs, War and Remembrance, Part 2 has been transferred to disc in its original full-screen aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio (in English) has been mastered in Dolby Digital Stereo. Additional features include a commentary track by director Dan Curtis, a thirty-minute documentary on the production of this epic-scale television feature, and a bonus audio compact disc featuring music from the series's original background score.

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This is the second half of the sprawling, 14-hour wartime saga written by historian Herman Wouk which picks up where the 1983 miniseries The Winds of War left off. The story begins one week after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, as the Henry family is being drawn into World War II along with the rest of America. Victor "Pug" Henry (Robert Mitchum), a naval officer, is forced to contend simultaneously with the perils of war, a crumbling marriage, and a burgeoning love affair with the daughter of a prominent British news reporter (Victoria Tennant). War and Remembrance's focal point, however, is the story of Victor's niece Natalie (Jane Seymour), an American Jew trapped in Europe with her uncle (John Gielgud) as the horror of the Holocaust dawns on the world. Both actors earned Emmy nominations for their performances: Gielgud is as commanding as ever, and Seymour offers a tender, heartbreaking turn. This seven-disc set includes the 30-minute documentary "War and Remembrance Behind the Scenes," commentary by director Dan Curtis and the featurette "The Music of War and Remembrance." One of the most ambitious productions in network history, an epic in every sense of the word, War and Remembrance will be a welcome addition to every video library, whether one recalls it from its original 1988 airing or is seeing it for the first time.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/25/2003
UPC:
0030306724294
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mpi Home Video
Time:
14:00:00

Special Features

Closed Caption; Documentary "War and Remembrance - Behind the Scenes"; Director's commentary with Dan Curtis of key scenes; Featurette "The Music of War and Remembrance" with composer Bob Cobert; Exclusive audio compact disc of the War and Remembrance soundtrack

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Dan Curtis Director

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Scene Index

Side #1 -- Part 8
1. Recap Parts 1-7 [1:56]
2. Main Title [2:21]
3. The Paradise Ghetto [9:37]
4. Eichmann's Bullying [16:32]
5. Party in Moscow [13:35]
6. Letter From Natalie [10:33]
7. Divorce and Proposal [9:10]
8. Trouble on the Moray [10:01]
9. An Elder's Responsibility [16:55]
10. Berel's Offer [5:15]
11. Marriage Crisis [5:57]
12. Pug and Hack [10:01]
13. Pug and Rhoda [10:40]
14. Transport Selection [11:30]
15. Waiting for Rahm [12:20]
16. End Credits [1:01]
Side #2 -- Part 9
1. Recap Part 8 [:46]
2. Main Title [2:04]
3. Selection Process [9:23]
4. Pamela Visits Leslie [7:52]
5. Plotting Against Hitler [5:57]
6. Pug and Pamela [11:08]
7. A Failed Attempt [6:55]
8. Invasion Preparations [18:43]
9. D Day [5:31]
10. Ignoring the Attack [9:46]
11. Leslie's Fate [5:55]
12. Rahm's Torturing [10:48]
13. End Credits [1:04]
Side #3 -- Part 10
1. Recap Part 9 [:51]
2. Main Title [1:58]
3. Red Cross Tour [12:13]
4. Louis' Escape [8:17]
5. Von Stauffenberg's Briefcase [18:59]
6. Theresienstadt Propaganda [4:51]
7. Rommel's Final Decision [9:55]
8. Germany Collapses [4:44]
9. Ghetto Depression [11:15]
10. Byron and Pug [6:26]
11. Victory at Sea [2:28]
12. Jastrow's Epitaph [8:08]
13. Departing Theresienstadt [4:46]
14. End Credits [1:01]
Side #4 -- Part 11
1. Recap Part 10 [1:01]
2. Main Title [1:45]
3. Train to Auschwitz [25:39]
4. Selection Process [21:33]
5. Byron Takes Charge [19:27]
6. The Battle of the Bulge [5:25]
7. Evidence Eliminated [2:23]
8. Victories [1:55]
9. A War Is Lost [10:08]
10. Massacre in Prague [4:45]
11. End Credits [1:02]
Side #5 -- Part 12
1. Recap Part 11 [1:01]
2. Main Title [1:46]
3. Pamela and Rhoda [11:25]
4. Roosevelt's Passing [11:09]
5. Natalie Discovered [2:13]
6. Hitler's Last Orders [12:47]
7. Suicide [5:04]
8. Berlin Capitulates [2:35]
9. Marriage [10:25]
10. Victory in Europe [5:02]
11. The Bomb [11:27]
12. Visiting Natalie [11:10]
13. Byron's Search [19:07]
14. Reunion [3:36]
15. End Credits [2:38]

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War & Remembrance: the Final Chapter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is in my mind one of the most moving tv series ever made. Yes, it is a very long movie with over 20 hours of footage but it is just as powerful as Schindler's List. Their are scenes in War and Rememberence that you will never forget. The most heart wrenching scene is when Aaron Jastrow dies inside the gas chambers after he and Natalie arrive at Auschwitz. I think that the movie gives a very honest and accurate portrayal of what millions of Jewish citizens went through in World War II.