World War I in Color

World War I in Color

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This six-episode, historically-themed documentary miniseries from the English filmmaking team of Philip Nugus and Jonathan Martin (Hitler's Bodyguard) chronicles World War I (1914-18), a conflict with a death toll estimate of at least 10,000,000 soldiers. The project employs an unusual device in bringing the conflict to life: technicians have "colorized" the

Overview

This six-episode, historically-themed documentary miniseries from the English filmmaking team of Philip Nugus and Jonathan Martin (Hitler's Bodyguard) chronicles World War I (1914-18), a conflict with a death toll estimate of at least 10,000,000 soldiers. The project employs an unusual device in bringing the conflict to life: technicians have "colorized" the black-and-white archival footage of the 'Great War' to give the past a fresher feel. As narrated by Kenneth Branagh (Henry V), the series relays the events of the war chronologically, its stock footage intercut with interviews featuring surviving World War I veterans, who discuss in vivid and often gruesome detail the horrors of living in the trenches and "going over the top" to fight. The series also makes full use of maps, diary excerpts, historical analysis, and much more. Bonus features include: a special entitled Tactics and Strategy, on the many ways in which new technology altered the landscape of war; a making-of featurette; biographies of key military leaders; a historical timeline; and a twelve-page viewer's guide.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/13/2010
UPC:
0054961828296
Rating:
NR
Source:
Athena
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time:
4:44:00

Special Features

Tactics & Strategy, a 50-minute special showing how new technology and bold thinking changed warfare; Making the series behind-the-scenes featurette (15 min); Biographies of political and military leaders, general facts, and a timeline of events; 12-page viewer's guide with historical background, including the global war, women at war, and revolutionary weaponry

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- World War I in Color, Vol. 1
1. A Call To Arms [12:11]
2. The Spark [7:57]
3. Unstoppable Race to Disaster [11:28]
4. Battle Of Frontiers [3:37]
5. Eastern Front [4:48]
6. Battle Of Ypres [7:12]
1. Four Years Of Slaughter [9:37]
2. Crisis Of Supply [6:08]
3. Inferno At Verdun [7:07]
4. Britain's Worst Day [9:47]
5. French Army Mutinies [5:51]
6. Ypres And Passchendale [8:24]
1. Warfare In a New Dimension [4:44]
2. Spies In the Sky [8:24]
3. First Aces [11:36]
4. Wings Over the Ocean [9:53]
5. Landing On Ships [4:38]
6. Birth Of Strategic Bombing [7:38]
Disc #2 -- World War I in Color, Vol. 2
1. Leaps In Technology [6:25]
2. The Lone Hunters [11:14]
3. Sinking Of Lusitania [14:26]
4. Gallipoli [5:42]
5. Battle Of Jutland [3:58]
6. U-Boats and American Isolation [5:04]
1. A Different Sort of War [9:48]
2. Germany Invades Poland [4:56]
3. Italy Joins the Allies [3:59]
4. The Tsar Abdicates [5:46]
5. Bolsheviks Sieze Power [8:47]
6. America Enters the War [13:21]
1. 1918 [3:10]
2. Stormtroopers Great Assault [8:36]
3. Allies Strike Back [6:18]
4. Yanks Go Over the Top [9:27]
5. Kaiser Abdicates [9:00]
6. Treaty Of Versailles [11:08]
Disc #3 -- World War I in Color, Vol. 3: Bonus
1. An Overview [6:58]
2. The Last German Offensive [5:31]
3. The Tank Cometh [13:35]
4. Death From Above [8:26]
5. Death From Below [2:59]
6. Raid On Zeebrugge [13:38]

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World War I in Color 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The information that was presented was well presented, but a war the length and casualty list of World War One, warrants more than six episodes and some mediocre filler material on the third disc. I have seen better documentaries that were less expensive.