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Wwii Collection

Wwii Collection

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Epic in scope and meticulous in their recreation of historical events, the four films that comprise this 20th Century-Fox collection are among the most vivid and memorable war movies ever made. The Longest Day (1962, directed by Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, and Bernhard Wicki) employs an all-star international cast -- including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, and Sean Connery -- in its fastidiously detailed, hour-by-hour chronicle of the 1944 Allied invasion of Normandy. Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970, directed by Richard Fleischer, Toshio Masuda, and Kinji Fukasaku) recounts the tense negotiations and diplomatic blunders leading up to December 7, 1941, the "day of infamy" that saw Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor that spurred the U.S.A.'s entry into the war. The performances of Martin Balsam, Jason Robards, and Joseph Cotten are almost overshadowed by the Oscar-winning special effects. A beautifully written, richly textured character study, Patton (1970, directed by Franklin Schnaffer) follows brilliant, tempestuous General George Patton (George C. Scott in an Oscar-winning role) as he outwits Nazi Field Marshal Rommel in Africa and then proceeds to Europe for the Allies' final push against the Third Reich. The Thin Red Line (1998, directed by Terrence Malick), a moody, elliptical adaptation of James Jones's classic novel, focuses on the emotional conflicts of American servicemen during the battle for Guadalcanal. Sean Penn, George Clooney, Nick Nolte, and John Travolta head a large, uniformly excellent cast. The four films are all presented in their original aspect ratios, and they're all augmented by Dolby Digital Surround tracks and theatrical trailers, In addition, Patton includes audio commentaries and documentaries on both the film's production and its charismatic subject.

Product Details

Release Date:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
[B&W, Wide Screen]
[Dolby Digital, monaural]

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott George S. Patton, Jr.
Sean Penn First Sgt. Edward Welsh
Adrien Brody Cpl. Fife
Karl Malden Gen. Omar N. Bradley
James Caviezel Pvt. Witt
John Wayne Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
Martin Balsam Adm. Husband E. Kimmel
Michael Bates Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Ben Chaplin Pvt. Bell
Karl Michael Vogler Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Robert Mitchum Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
So Yamamura Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto
Edward Binns Major Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
George Clooney Capt. Charles Bosche
Henry Fonda Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt
Joseph Cotten Henry L. Stimson
Robert Ryan Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
Tatsuya Mihashi Cmdr. Minoru Genda
E.G. Marshall Lt. Col. Rufus S. Bratton
Rod Steiger Destroyer Commander
Richard Todd Maj. John Howard

Technical Credits
Franklin J. Schaffner Director
Ken Annakin Director
Richard Fleischer Director
Terrence Malick Director
Andrew Marton Director
Kinji Fukasaku Director
Bernhard Wicki Director
Toshio Masuda Director

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Wwii Collection 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is about WWII &quot meaning World War 2&quot and has NOTHING to do with a wii player. These movies are some of the best movies made about World War 2, bar none! A MUST see for the young generation.