countdown boutiques-francophones Luxury Beauty Furniture Kindle sports Tools

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on April 21, 2017
Excellent service, will buy again
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 10, 2017
Good movie
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 2, 2017
The DVD was received in excellent condition and played flawlessly in our machine.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 11, 2017
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 23, 2017
Loved it. Tells the story so well
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on May 17, 2004
This movie was produced by Harry Saltzman, who along with Cubby Broccoli co-produced the early James Bond movies. It was directed by Guy Hamilton who also directed Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, and two other of the 007 capers. With that crew you would expect that this would be very much an action-packed movie for guys, and it is. The very limited attempts at human interest sub-plots fail miserably.
Aerial sequences dominate, and there are enough WWII era fighters and bombers, such as Spitfires, Hurricanes, Messerschmitt 109s, Heinkels, and Stukas to satisfy any military hardware nut. No cheating with digital effects when this was made. That means that the aircraft are all flying just as they would have been during the battle of Britain. On the downside, some of the explosions are pretty fake looking by today's standards. But for sheer action and a dramatic re-telling of the story of Britain's courageous and heroic stand against the Nazis, this film cannot be surpassed
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 8, 2004
Although made as a tribute to the RAF and this episode in World War II history, it nonetheless followed the successful formula of Tora, Tora, Tora, by making the enemy human and reasonable. It captures the essential spirit of the contestants in this epic air battle. The fact it was done for real, before CGI effects were what they are today, is an asset. There is a reality about it, a versimillitude, that comes from actually using the real articles. It gives the film an authentic look and thus there is no temptation to monkey with history by flooding the skies with an exaggerated computer panoply of planes or having the aircraft demonstrate exciting but very unrealistic maneuvers.
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on June 22, 2003
All of the problems noted by previous reviewers of the DVD are correct: the different opening titles, the changed subtitles, the substitution of the ineffective Walton end title music for Ron Goodwin's beautiful ending, the alternate Churchill quote, the omission of German losses in the tally at the end, etc., etc. Why? Where did this come from? Was it an early version? A British theatrical release that differed from the American release? I also missed the original UA opening logo, which has been replaced by the modern MGM one. Who makes these weird decisions? Did the producers of the DVD have a clue? Did they care? The image quality is good, and no scenes or shots have been cut, as far as I can tell. The aerial scenes are intact. Like others have said, keep your VHS and laserdisc copies. I waited and waited and waited for this DVD, and what a disappointment. Maybe in 10 years there will be another with all these problems corrected, and some extra features.
0Comment| 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 24, 2000
Battle of Britain has an all star cast that does a very good job of depicting the air war over Britain in 1940. The actors are well cast and with the aid of period aircraft from the Spanish Air Force give great value for money. This was a battle that was one of attrition; no single blow was decisive but at a certain point, losses were tallied and the one with the most planes won. In this case, the Luftwaffe had more aircraft but had reached a point where it was unwilling to continue to sustain the losses at the hands of the Royal Air Force.
The cast was well chosen. Kenneth More had a role as a Group Captain in the RAF but in the 1950s he had played a real-life RAF pilot, Douglas Bader. Bader was a pilot who pre-war had been in an aircraft accident and lost his legs. At the start of the war the RAF took him back in and when he proved he could fly, put him in fighter aircraft. The role of Bader in the Battle of Britain was barely mentioned, understandable in the scope of the film, but I think some way could have been made to show that a man had overcome a tremendous handicap and was able to contribute to the overall victory.
The Czech Air Force is depicted well in the film and their contacts with the Luftwaffe. The only part missing in the film was that the Royal Navy had a role as well and this is ot mentioned. This is not quite so understandable, as the Royal Navy's Fleet Air Arm played an important role in protecting the northern part of Great Britain during this campaign.
A film worth watching at any time, it has not dated from it's initial release date.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on July 16, 2003
The Battle of Britain was a critical phase of World War Two. Adolf Hitler's military might was ready to invade Great Britain and if not for the couragous Royal Air Force, Hitler might have been marching on Westminster Abbey in 1940 or 1941.
The movie "The Battle Of Britain" shows both the R.A.F. and the German Luftwaffe squaring off with each other. Excellent aerial photography, and my hats are off to those professional/amateur aviators who spent many hours recreating combat over the skies of Great Britain.
Famous stars abound in this movie, from Sir Lawrence Oliver, Michael Caine, Robert Shaw, Susannah York, Kurt Jurgens, and many others boost up an average storyline, to make this a classic film.
I don't know of any other film that documented the Battle of Britain in fiction based on fact to this scale. Filmed in 1970, the digital remake of the film is quite good. What an action packed and great fun film this is.
Highly recommended!!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse