Overlord [Criterion Collection] [Blu-ray] [1975]

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Special Features

  • Audio commentary featuring Cooper and actor Brian Stirner
  • Mining The Archive, a 2007 piece featuring archivists from london's imperial war museum detailing the footage used in the film
  • Capa Influences Cooper, a 2007 photo essay featuring Cooper on photographer Robert Capa
  • Camaramen At War, the british ministry of information's 1943 film tribute to newsreel and service film unit cameramen
  • A Test Of Violence, Cooper's 1969 short film about the spanish artist Juan Genovés
  • Germany Calling, a 1941 ministry of information propaganda film, clips of which appear in Overlord
  • Excerpts from the journals of two D-day soldiers, read by Stirner
  • Trailer


Generous doses of newsreel footage highlight this British wartime drama. Tom (Brian Stirner) is a typical 18-year-old Briton who goes into military service early in 1944. The film follows the protagonist through the rigors of training and the shock of his first battle. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    Brian Stirner - Tom
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    Davyd Harries - Jack
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    Nicholas Ball - Arthur
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    Julie Neesam - Girl
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    Sam Sewell - Trained Soldier

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