The Dirty Dozen [DVD] [1967]

  • SKU: 8588628
  • Release Date: 05/03/2005
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (55 out of 55)

Special Features


  • Documentary operation Dirty Dozen
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Languages: English & Français
  • Subtitles: English, Français & Español
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Dirty Dozen
Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The Dirty Dozen into one of MGM's biggest moneymakers of the 1960s--and the sixth highest-grossing film in the studio's history. Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no "normal" GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. This "dirty dozen" includes a sex pervert (Telly Savalas), a psycho (John Cassavetes), a retarded killer (Donald Sutherland), and the equally malevolent Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. On the dim promise of receiving pardons if they survive, the criminals undergo a brutal training program, then are marched behind enemy lines dressed as Nazi soldiers, the better to overtake the chateau and kill everyone in it--including the innocent wives and mistresses of the German officers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Lee Marvin
    Lee Marvin - Maj. Reisman
  • Ernest Borgnine
    Ernest Borgnine - Gen. Worden
  • Charles Bronson
    Charles Bronson - Joseph Wladislaw
  • Jim Brown
    Jim Brown - Robert Jefferson
  • John Cassavetes
    John Cassavetes - Victor Franko



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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's about time

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    kenn
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    Warner Brothers has made up for the long wait for a good DVD edition of The Dirty Dozen. This two-disc package is excellent, a major improvement on the previous release. Image quality: A new transfer to anamorphic video. The image is great--very sharp and clear, giving all due emphasis to the gritty quality of the story. In some shots you can see every pore on Lee Marvin's face. A little frightening, I suppose, but worth it. Sound: Very good. The Dirty Dozen won the Oscar for Best Sound Effects, and this DVD's sound does the film justice. Special features: Surprisingly good for a film as far-removed in time as this. The highlight, for me, was the commentary on the film by a few of the surviving actors, a film historian, and Cpt. Dale Dye of Warriors, Inc. Dye's salty commentary is the real jewel of the features on this edition. It's nice to see a movie I've loved since childhood getting the DVD it deserves. If you've been waiting for this DVD--or even if you haven't--pick it up as soon as you can. Highly recommended

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An exciting and amazing film.

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    Pyramids
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    I think that "The Dirty Dozen" was one of the greatest classic war/action films of all-time and it was also one of my favorite war/action films of all-time. I have seen and enjoyed this film several times and I also think that "The Dirty Dozen" had a lot of entertaining, exciting and enjoyable action, mystery and suspense including an exciting and original storyline.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of my all-time faves!

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    Moviebuff
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    Lee Marvin...Charles Bronson...John Cassavetes...Jim Brown...do I need to say more? A WWII film made during Vietnam, there's a clear message being conveyed about the then-political climate. A total guy movie. If you find a woman that likes this one, she's a keeper.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One Of My Favorite Movies

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    Coolmovie
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    This is one of my all time favorite movies. A Major with an attitude problem and a history of getting things done is told to interview military prisoners with death sentences or long terms for a dangerous mission; To parachute behind enemy lines and cause havoc for the German Generals at a rest house on the eve of D-Day.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Addition To Our Movie Collection

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    DevilDog
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    This is a older movie that I originally saw in a movie theater and was delighted when I was able to purchase it from BestBuy at a good price so my wife, who has not seen it, can watch it anytime we want.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    You don't find movies like this anymore -classic

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    roadtraveller
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    The cast is first rate and there is no showboating or cutesy banter. Classic war movie with enough humanity to care about outcomes. One of the few movies I didn't find myself getting up and pausing to get something to eat or just take a break ..

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the Classic Old Movies

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    dolly
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    This is the type of movie to be considered something a family could view. It is showing how the war really was and was not "sugar-coated". It shows war and what happens, not just killing for killing sake as some of the newer films portray.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Classic!

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    jamesbondfan
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    A classic WWII film. Lots of fun, lots of action, and lots of extras. The second disc is bustling with all sorts of goodies, including a full movie (the first sequel) The Next Mission. It's lots of fun, and a great buy.

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