World War II in Color
Genre : DocumentaryIssue : 06/03/2007 Studio : Shout! Factory / Timeless Media Duration : 290 Country : UK Languages : English Language : en Discs : 2 Media : DVD Video Format : NTSC Region : 1 IMdB : 2069688 UPC : 0011301675835 Starring : World War II in Color
Summary : When the war came to America in December of 1941, the film industry went to war along with the rest of the United States. These award-winning documentaries are the work of some of Hollywood's finest producers and directors. Among them are John Ford's classic "The Battle of Midway", "Report From the Aleutians" by John Houston and William Wyler's "Memphis Belle". Shot at the front, with some of the filmmakers facing the same dangers as the fighting men, you will also see some of the war's most memorable war correspondents, Ernest Hemingway and the GIs favorite, Ernie Pyle. These films, bursting with patriotism, are the filmmakers definitive legacy to the American servicemen and women who fought in history's greatest conflict.
WWII Footage on Original Color Filmstock February 21, 2010
By ’57 XKSS
The previous contributors have done a great job reviewing this DVD set. All I want to add is that these remarkable films were shot on original Kodak color filmstock of the era and were directed by such Hollywood legends as Ford, Houston and Wyler who, by the way, put themselves in considerable personal danger to supervise the filming. Such was their deep respect and admiration for the very young men, boys really, who put their lives on the line to stand up to the madness of Nazi Germany and Imperialist Japan that they volunteered to lend their years of experience to document the world changing, life changing events unfolding before them.
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