When Trumpets FadeDirector: John Irvin, Ron Eldard, Zak Orth, Frank Whaley
John Irvin's World War II drama When Trumpets Fade comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English and Spanish soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials are limited to biographies of the talented young cast that includes Martin Donovan, Ron Eldard, and Frank Whaley. This HBO/Rysher disc does a fine job of presenting this made-for-cable film.
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Cast & Crew
|Dylan Bruno||Sgt. Talbot|
|Martin Donovan||Capt. Pritchett|
|Timothy Olyphant||Lt. Lukas|
|Dwight Yoakam||Lt. Colonel|
|Matthew Ruston Cooney||Actor|
|Istvan Balogh||Set Decoration/Design|
|Michelangelo Bolla||Asst. Director|
|Zsuzsa Borvendeg||Art Director|
|Geoffrey Burgon||Score Composer|
|David R. Ginsburg||Executive Producer|
|Judy Hofflund||Executive Producer|
|Gyorgy Hommonay||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Gavin Polone||Executive Producer|
|Laszlo Rajk||Production Designer|
|Brian Simmons||Sound/Sound Designer|
0. Scene Index
1. Opening Credits/August 1944 [2:42]
2. "Tough as Nails" [6:10]
3. "Lucky Day" [8:51]
4. Straight to the Front [15:54]
5. All for One... [8:06]
6. "No One Dies" [5:55]
7. "It's A Deal" [1:44]
8. Suicide Mission [5:07]
9. "Fire!" [3:49]
10. It's Not Over Yet [11:08]
11. A Natural Leader [11:58]
12. Attack At Dawn [5:44]
13. "I'm Taking You Home Dave" [1:55]
14. End Credits [3:11]
Menu Group #1 with 15 chapter(s) covering 01:32:20
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If you likes Saveing Pvt. Ryan you'll love this !!
When trumpets fade is one of my favorite war movies of all time it goes in depth when explainig different techniques and things used during the war I truly give it 4 stars
Late one night during a business trip, I was ready to go to sleep at my hotel when I flipped through the TV channels and came across ''When Trumpets Fade.'' The movie, which had just started, was captivating. Years before ''Saving Private Ryan'' was released, this film ushered in the era of World War II realism in which war is portrayed in all of its heartache, confusion and brutality. Excellent acting and very well filmed.
My wife rented ''When Trumpets Fade'' for me since I am a WW2 buff. It was an excellent movie and I had to dig into the history of this series of events. Every bit as excellent as SPR. We really owe our WW2 vets a lot. God Bless them. Warren
''When Trumpets Fade'' is on the same plane as ''The Thin Red Line'' and ''Platoon'', showing us the brutality of combat and the crimes that ensue. This movie is very hard to watch, the story fraught with death and insanity, but still protrays it's message rather plainly: ''World War II wasn't glorious or 'fun', it was hell.'' This movie prods at the deepest human emotions and brings them to the surface to be seen by all.
I have seen both Saving Private Ryan as well as When Trumpets Fade, and this film, while good, is not quite as good as SPR. I view myself as a historian and a critic of authenticity, and this was a very close call on all accounts. Great cinematics and special effects. Mediocre acting. A must for anyone who enjoys WWII-era films.
A movie about the battle of Hurtigen Forrest in the closing year of WWII. A battle left in obscurity because it represented America's highest casualties in any battle during WWII and clearly the poorest leadership. A lofty subject but a pitiful attempt with so many flaws that it's hard to know where to begin. This by far has to be one of the worst war movies out there. In addition to the mediocre script, the acting and directing is abysmal. The characters sound more like they were drafted in the Vietnam War than as WWII G.I.s. The idioms, mannerisms, and expressions are so far from reflecting the values of the 1930s/1940s that it's laughable. The costumes and stage are equally poor. The soldiers walk and stand around without care right on the front lines in the heat of batlle; flame throwers are composed of fire hoses; Germans leave their heavy artillery in front of the infantry; and the list goes on. No one on this film seems to have consulted even a detailed history book to get their facts straight on anything about WWII. I originally received this movie as a promotional item; I watched it once and gave it away in disgust. One star is too kind a rating for such a pitiful film. Shun this film like the plague!
Not since Barbara Streisand's Yentel has a director captured the relentless inner turmoil of battle in a world gone mad. This is art. This is war. This is like someone took everything bad out of Harlem and added everything good from Danny Devito's performance in Taxi and mixed it with Yentel. This movie tugs at not only the bowels, but your very soul.