Yeah, Karl, I've seen all of those in both sets and have probably seen The Desert Fox, and Desert Rats a few times. I've seen The Immortal Sergeant a few times also and is one movie I've always liked. Out of all of them, I think The Blue Max is the only one I've seen once. Shoot, I remember going to see The Young Lions & Von Ryans Express at the theaters when they first came out. Seen Twelve O'clock High many times on tv and my favorite part is when Gregory Pecks character, Gen. Savage, first goes to take over the bomber group and raking everybody over the coals because they were too nonchalant about the way things are run.
I saw these today at Sams Club, had never seen them before. It was called 20th Centry Fox Classics and there were two of them with four war movies in each one.
The first one had,
The Desert Rats
Von Ryans Express
Twelve O'Clock High
The Young Lions
The second had,
The Blue Max
The Desert Fox
The Immortal Sergeant
Sink the Bismarck
Not a bad collection. I guess it's part of Fox's classic collections of which there are about 18 volumes of various movies. I didn't notice the price, but on Amazon they're about $20.
If you're going to do Wake Island, then why not do Guadalcanal Diary, Air Force, Destination Tokyo.
Yeah, I watched last week sometime. I had seen it once before maybe a couple of years back. Pretty good flick. Nice to see Bernard Lee in his pre-M days.
Got a fairly new list of war movies here. Some are not on DVD yet but, hopefully one day.
In Love And War w/ Robert Wagner, Jeff Hunter and, Bradford Dillman
The War Lover
No Man Is An Island
Men In War
The Naked And The Dead
To all the Desparate Journey lovers on here. Just to let you know that next Thursday, Feb 4th at 9:15 am, the Errol Flynn-Ronald Reagan movie will be on TCM. So, if you want to record it on whatever recorders you have hooked up, go to it.
We have had the HD vs non-HD discussion many times over the years that I have been here. For an enthusiast it will be more noticeable as well as if you are watching it on a big screen TV. Smaller screens tend to not be as noticeable for non HD content. Also, the source must be clean. I have seen some really bad HD transfers from regular DVD to HD media and the regular actually does look better. To answer your question though, yes, HD is a big improvement over regular DVD. I have "The Searchers" on regular DVD and on Blu-Ray and the Blu-Ray blows it away.
That's very impressive, then. I bought The Searchers a few years back when it came out on DVD as being remastered and it was like watching a totally brand new movie. One side was Fullscreen, the other Widescreen and, I watched the WS because the colors and the definition were so vivid it was fantastic. I'd love to see it in Blu-Ray. I probably wouldn't be able to stop watching it. Would love to see The Alamo in Blu-Ray.
If anybody has HDNet, they've been showing The Big Red One on there for the month of March. Great flick. Especially in HD.
I would have to say Zulu is my over all favourite film.
So much so i joined the 1879group and have been to Rorkes Drift and Isandlwana twice. I took part in the 125th anniversary reeenactment and got to fire my Martini Henry on the site of the battles with the Zulus.A fantastic couple of trips
Bought a six gun and a cowboy hat i wonder !!
Hey Scottie, I noticed you're new here. Did you used to post over on the old alamofilmsite.com and Flags Of Our Fathers site? I remember a guy over there, can't remember his username but, he was really into Zulu battles.
Here's a few,
A Bridge To Far
The Big Red One
The Devils Brigade
The Wild Geese
More to come.