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WWII in HD [2 Discs / Blu-ray] Blu-ray Disc 733961209341 Front

WWII in HD [2 Discs / Blu-ray]  (Blu-ray Disc) 

SKU:  9680343 Release Date: 1/26/2010
Rating:  NR
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Synopsis

Includes:
  • WWII in HD: Day of Days (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Battle Stations (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Bloody Resolve (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Hard Way Back (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Darkness Falls (2009)
  • WWII in HD: End Game (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Edge of the Abyss (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Glory and Guts (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Striking Distance (2009)
  • WWII in HD: Point of No Return (2009)

    WWII in HD: Day of Days
    The fifth episode examines the aftermath of the Normandy invasion and the Battle of Saipan in the Pacific. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Battle Stations
    Part four chronicles the Invasion of Normandy. Reminiscences include the 8th Air Force's efforts to clear the skies over Normandy. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Bloody Resolve
    The Marines attack Tarawa Island. This episode also looks at the fighting in Italy and Gen. MacArthur in the Philippines. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Hard Way Back
    The Allies begin to fight the Axis forces. Eyewitness accounts include combat in Tunisia and the northern Pacific. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Darkness Falls
    Part one of the epic WWII series chronicles the Nazi sweep across Europe, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and America's first battles in the Pacific and North Africa. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: End Game
    The concluding episode details the aftermath of the Battle of Okinawa, the dropping of the atomic bombs and Japan's surrender, Hitler's suicide and the fall of Berlin, and the end of the war. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Edge of the Abyss
    Part nine examines the Battle of the Bulge and the Battle of Okinawa. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Glory and Guts
    Part eight looks at the Battle of Iwo Jima and Allied advances in Europe. Reminiscences include a battle with a German fighter. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Striking Distance
    American forces arrive in the Philippines. Topics include being shot down over Europe and the struggle to survive a sinking ship. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

    WWII in HD: Point of No Return
    Part six chronicles the Allies' push toward Germany and the Battle of Peleliu in the Pacific. ~ Bill Ecklund, Rovi

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    WWII in HD [2 Discs / Blu-ray] (Blu-ray Disc) (5 out of 8)
    Very good
    5
    Posted by: from sunrise beach mo. on 07/12/2012THE REAL THING OF SOLDIERS AND THE SACRAFICES THEY MADE SO WE COULD BE FREE!

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    Stunning restoration of 30 & 40 film
    5
    Posted by: from Colorado Springs, CO on 08/10/2010The skill and effort of the people responsible for locating these fantastic color films and bringing it up to todays High Definition media detail has to be seen to believed. It's very sad that as the heros who left their normal peace time lifes behind to endure the struggle to save the world from oppression of the axis powers are silently slipping into their graves meanwhile, some of the very best material has been released in the last few years to give those of us born to late to have any direct part in those times a small measure of what it was like to be there. Deservers a proud place along side other period epics such as "Band of Brothers", Kevin Burns "THE WAR" and Spielbergs "Saving Private Ryan" in showing us just a little peek of what the largest conflict of all time was like.

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    Worst dvd disc production ever
    1
    Posted by: from oh on 03/18/2010Whoever produced this Blu-ray disc doesn't know what they're doing ,because it wouldn't allow me to access the menu screen to play it . When I did get it to play it would stop after the promo's were done and it wouldn't play the movie! Definitely an inferior product! You need to check out your supplier. The content itself is not in question. I would love to have a copy of WW11 in HD. on Blu-ray if you could give me assurances that it will work. I sent the one I got from you back.

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    WWII in HD
    3
    Posted by: from New Haven, CT on 03/12/2010This would be a complete series on WWII if not for one glaring error: It totally glosses over what most historians consider to be the ground zero of WWII: The colossal, terrible, desperate struggle on the Eastern Front. Pearl Harbor, Iwo Jima, etc, as bad as it was, were Sunday picnics in the park compared to the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad, Kursk, etc. In the epic siege of Leningrad alone, more people died there than the total war dead of the U.S. and Britain -- combined! And that's just one Russian city. Sorry, but WWII in HD falls short. Still, to this day, the best complete documentary is the World at War series done in the 70s. That series gives you the true big picture of the war.

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    Complete WWII coverage
    5
    Posted by: from Decatur, IL on 02/19/2010This is the most complete WWII video colection of the market period. It was also shown on The History Channel but if you missed any of it, like I did, you need to add this to your collection. It contains real film shot in combat from all different battles, and has several soldiers accounts of what happened. This sounds and looks as good as it can with todays technology.

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    Great video, but lack of subtitles ruins it
    2
    Posted by: from Iowa on 02/02/2010The lack of subtitles on this was an inexcusable oversight by the History Channel. I find it hard to believe that they didn't realize a good chunk of their audience for this release would be the hard-of-hearing elderly Americans who experienced the war first-hand. The actual video quality of this title is superb, and the production is top notch real-life storytelling. But this title is now of little value to my near-deaf Grandfather who actually fought in the Battle of the Bulge. And for those who don't really believe the lack of subtitles merit this 2 star rating, I point out that The History Channel put this together as a NARRATIVE of 12 individual lives featured in the footage. Without the subtitles, the narrative becomes worthless and this is just another stock footage dime-a-dozen WWII documentary. I still can't believe they spent years putting this title together, but they couldn't hire an intern for a weekend to match the already produced transcript to the images on the screen. For those of you with family or friends who require subtitles, skip this title until The History Channel fixes it.

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    GREAT Blu-ray
    5
    Posted by: from CA on 01/31/2010Well first I'm glad that i bought this when it was on sale for $19.99.This is a great documentary. Amazed at how well this was put together. Hopefully they do one for Vietnam.

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    Awesome new footage for history buffs
    5
    Posted by: from Kingsport, TN on 01/25/2010A fantastic mini series / documentary featuring original color footage remastered in HD. Most of the footage had never been shown on American TV before, and you can tell why: grisly, gruesome footage abounds. Invaluable historical resource though, and a nice collection of information about the war told from the POV of real people.

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