The Longest Day [2 Discs] [Blu-ray/DVD] [1962]

  • SKU: 6184236
  • Release Date: 05/05/2015
  • Rating: G
  • 4.8 (156)
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
4.8
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (155 out of 156)

Special Features

  • Blu-ray
  • Historical commentary with Mary Corey
  • Film commentary with Ken Annakin
  • DVD
  • Audio Commentary by Historian Mary Corey
  • Audio Commentary with Director Ken Annakin
  • Longest Day: A Salute to Courage featurette
  • Hollywood backstories: The Longest Day
  • D-Day Revisited documentary
  • Richard Zanuck on The Longest Day featurette
  • Still gallery
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

The Longest Day
The Longest Day is a mammoth, all-star re-creation of the D-Day invasion, personally orchestrated by Darryl F. Zanuck. Whenever possible, the original locations were utilized, and an all-star international cast impersonates the people involved, from high-ranking officials to ordinary GIs. Each actor speaks in his or her native language with subtitles translating for the benefit of the audience (alternate "takes" were made of each scene with the foreign actors speaking English, but these were seen only during the first network telecast of the film in 1972). The stars are listed alphabetically, with the exception of John Wayne, who as Lt. Colonel Vandervoort gets separate billing. Others in the huge cast include Eddie Albert, Jean-Louis Barrault, Richard Burton, Red Buttons, Sean Connery, Henry Fonda, Gert Frobe, Curt Jurgens, Peter Lawford, Robert Mitchum, Kenneth More, Edmond O'Brien, Robert Ryan, Jean Servais, Rod Steiger and Robert Wagner. Paul Anka, who wrote the film's title song, shows up as an Army private. Scenes include the Allies parachuting into Ste. Mere Englise, where the paratroopers were mowed down by German bullets; a real-life sequence wherein the German and Allied troops unwittingly march side by side in the dark of night; and a spectacular three-minute overhead shot of the troops fighting and dying in the streets of Quistreham. The last major black-and-white road-show attraction, The Longest Day made millions, enough to recoup some of the cost of 20th Century Fox's concurrently produced Cleopatra. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • John Wayne
    John Wayne - Lt. Col. Benjamin Vandervoort
  • Robert Mitchum
    Robert Mitchum - Brig. Gen. Norman Cota
  • Henry Fonda
    Henry Fonda - Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt
  • Robert Ryan
    Robert Ryan - Brig. Gen. James M. Gavin
  • Rod Steiger
    Rod Steiger - Destroyer Commander

Overall Customer Rating

4.8 (157 Reviews)

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