The Big Red One [Blu-ray] [1980]

  • SKU: 24232996
  • Release Date: 05/06/2014
  • Rating: PG
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
80% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Commentary on Reconstruction version by Richard Schickel
  • Documentary The Men Who Made the Movies: Samuel Fuller
  • Featurette The Real Glory: Reconstructing The Big Red One
  • Featurette The Fighting First: A War Department Film
  • Before-and-after-restoration scene comparisons
  • Alternate scenes

Synopsis


The Big Red One
Samuel Fuller's valedictory war picture, The Big Red One follows the First Infantry Division from Africa to Europe during the years 1942 through 1945. Lee Marvin portrays the division sergeant; he's tough and experienced, to be sure, but he takes on his job with cool professionalism rather than Hollywood bravado. Based on Fuller's own experiences, the film is a loosely constructed series of anecdotes. Among them are an insane asylum under bombardment while the inmates applaud and a climactic vignette in which a very young concentration camp internee dies while a friendly soldier plays piggy-back with the boy. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Lee Marvin
    Lee Marvin - Sergeant Possum
  • Mark Hamill
    Mark Hamill - Griff
  • Robert Carradine
    Robert Carradine - Zab
  • Bobby Di Cicco
    Bobby Di Cicco - Vinci
  • Kelly Ward
    Kelly Ward - Johnson



Customer rating

4.0
80%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    First Infantry Division is the Big Red 1

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    dsldr
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    The video is a dramatization of the history of the 1st Infantry Division from the end of World War 1 through World War II. Young recruits learn to survive and mature as they follow their experienced Sargent through various battles. Lee Marvin is excellent in his role and undoubtedly draws on personal experience in World War II to teach us of the horrors endured by these young men.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    misleading

    Posted
    consumer50
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    Not the movie but a documentary of. This is not clearly stated on the DVD case. Disc inside labeled "disc 2". It was the only disc in package. When I tried to return it to a local Best Buy they said they wouldn't accept it because I had opened it. How can I know what's inside without opening it?

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Definitely worthwhile

    Posted
    senn1234
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    This one's a keeper. If you've ever wanted to see Mark Hamill do something worth watching outside of the original Star Wars trilogy, this is it. A great war movie from the early eighties and another title that I recently picked up for under two dollars and free shipping. It's very, very good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great War Movie!

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    nport1
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    This is one of the best WWII movies of all time. Beautifully shot, and lots of great actors and action.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An amazing war movie and a classic!

    Posted
    jbenedict2
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    This has always been one of my favorite WWII movies and I was glad to get it on high definition Blu-ray! Thanks!

    I would recommend this to a friend




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