The Green Berets [Blu-ray] (Bilingual) [Import]
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GREEN BERETS - Blu-Ray Movie
Anyone who fought in Vietnam can tell you that the war bore little resemblance to this propagandistic action film starring and codirected by John Wayne. But the film itself is not nearly as bad as its reputation would suggest; critics roasted its gung-ho politics while ignoring its merits as an exciting (if rather conventional and idealistic) war movie. Some notorious mistakes were made--in the final shot, the sun sets in the east!--and it's an awkward attempt to graft WWII heroics onto the Vietnam experience. But as the Duke's attempt to acknowledge the men who were fighting and dying overseas, it's a rousing film in which Wayne commands a regiment on a mission to kidnap a Viet Cong general. David Janssen plays a journalist who learns to understand Wayne's commitment to battling Communism, and Jim Hutton (Timothy's dad) plays an ill-fated soldier who adopts a Vietnamese orphan. --Jeff Shannon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The Fort Benning, Georgia filmed training sequences appear to be as real as anything I ever saw while I was in uniform. The combat sequences, however, contained a fair share of errors, most notably the well-known "sun setting in the east" flub. The acting was rather wooden, especially from Wayne as well as Jack Soo, portraying the ARVN officer, and the plot meandered from being quite good in some parts to being downright silly in others.
The most important thing to remember about this movie is that it should be taken for what it is...a good war movie. To casually dismiss it as irrelevant or hopelessly out of step with the truth simply doesn't do it justice. In similar fashion, it's rather stupid to portray it as an homage to the American way of life and characterize those who point out this picture's many flaws as "un-American", as one previous review did. This picture is best enjoyed with the viewer's bias, be it liberal or conservative, turned off.
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An impressive,dramatic war movie.
Note ! Starring George Takei of the TV series "Star Trek."
IT WAS MY ONLY100' S TIME WATCHING IT BUT THIS TIME IN BLUERAPublished 11 months ago by Sheila Cowan Lahache
John Wayne plays a leader of a Special Forces in Vietnam, it shows some of the problems that the soldiers faced during their tour of duty.Published 11 months ago by David Shoup
I have always enjoyed watching John Wayne and this movie is no exception.Published 12 months ago by Fraser
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