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The Vietnam War: A Film by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick [DVD]

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  • Release Date: 09/19/2017
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (69 out of 69)

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    • The Making of The Vietnam War


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    Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Vietnam Documentary

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      Karl
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      Ken Burns has done excellent documentaries every time I have seen them: the Civil War, World War II, and now Vietnam. This aired on TV as 10 episodes of 1.5 to 2 hours apiece and is now available on DVD. He has a large amount of color footage from Vietnam and interviews illuminating many points of view: historians, US combat troops, ARVN veterans, North Vietnamese veterans, and South Vietnamese civilians. It is insightful and moving. This is realistic, but in my opinion parts of his WW II documentary were somewhat more gruesome. This is an excellent way to learn the history of the conflict.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      This is the best documentary ever about Vietnam

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      Alan
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      Having served in Vietnam and watched numerous movies and documentaries about Vietnam, I highly recommend everyone watch this documentary. For those of you who have served, you will be surprised at the additional things you will learn about the war. For those of you who did not serve in Vietnam, this documentary will surprise you with all the things you did not know, starting when the French took over Vietnam around 1868 until the United States left in 1975.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ken Burns and his team does it again

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      HudsonHawk
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      Ken Burns and his collaborators continuously up their game and deliver the best documentaries in the business. There have been fantastic Vietnam doc's in the past - you can go back to when the war was still incredibly fresh when Hearts and Minds was released. This is in the top tier of Nam War doc's, with both an amazing soundtrack and objective view of all sides of the incredibly divisive war. This great set features great image and audio quality!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Burns's Best

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      Machiavelli
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      Everything Ken Burns does is excellent, but this tops all the others. It is powerful, well researched, heartbreaking and infuriating. I cannot believe the government continues to send our young people overseas to fight in unnecessary wars in support of corrupt and oftentimes brutal regimes. This documentary should serve as a warning to the American people the next time our elected officials start beating the war drums.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      a great history documentary

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      7777
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      I learned a lot of facts about Viet Nam that I did not know. I saw a lot of film footage that I had seen on TV during the 50's and 60s. I visited the Viet Nam Wall Memorial when I was in Washington D.C.. Ken Burns did an excellent job in recapturing this period of time in American history. He is an awesome filmmaker.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent series-Highly recommend

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      Mfan
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      Excellent series. Quality work. Real insight of the events of the time. For a candid look behind the scenes, watch this DVD. Some details of the political aspects are sure to shock. Bought it for my Vietnam veteran husband. He feels it’s an important series and was glad to have it. Price was very good here at Best Buy too.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Vietnam War documentary EVER!

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      Freeman
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      This documentary gave me a whole new insight to the Vietnam War that I never knew about before. Most people would say that 18 hours is a lot of time to commit to watching anything, but for it to be the most controversial war within that past 100 years, it covers a lot of different aspects of the war over those 18 hours. Buy this bluray!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent DVD Program

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      YukonDad
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      Ken Burns has always produced excellent documentaries for PBS. This is one of his BEST- comprehensive and insightful- moving and extremely emotional, in any number of areas- brings back many memories for the generations that lived through it- wonderful educational opportunities for those too young to have been there.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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