The World Wars [Blu-ray] [2014]

  • SKU: 8237063
  • Release Date: 09/09/2014
  • Rating: NR
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (63 out of 63)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes: over 1 hour of footage cut from the original US broadcast
  • Characters in depth: Churchill, Stalin, Truman, FDR, Eisenhower, Hitler
  • Plus 10 fascinating featurettes on both wars!

Synopsis


The World Wars
Narrated by Jeremy Renner, this 6-part documentary series features a combination of dramatic reenactments, archival stills and footage, as well as a variety of expert interviews to help chronicle the impact of World Wars I and II. The show also profiles some of the key figures in WWII (Hitler, Mussolini, Patton, Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt), and offers insight regarding the years they spent as younger men during the First World War. ~ Tracie Cooper, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Hugh Scully
    Hugh Scully
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    Don Hartman



Customer rating

4.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Teaching Tool

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    HandyPete
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    I originally wanted this because I enjoyed it when it was originally broadcast, but my two boys are watching it with me and are learning a lot from it! The way it is narrated over a reenactment, is a great way to keep students interested - they're basically learning and not even realizing it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but not great

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    e8flyer
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    Very good production value, only nitpick using military equipment that was not relevant for specific scenes. Such as a WW1 portrayal of Patton with a M5A1 Stuart of WW2 vintage. Or showing US troops marching into captivity in place of Russian troops for a German invasion of the Soviet Union scene.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love It!!

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    Realtoinedeal8
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    First of all I was a big fan of The Men Who Built America!!! So knowing this came from the same producers/creators I was already in favor!! This does not disappoint!!! If they only taught history like this in school!! Even got my fiance talking about it, and she does not like history at all

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This really brings the Wars to life

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    Winfield
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    I studied the wars in school, and heard tales of the wars from my parents and grandparents, but this series really made me feel like I lived through those times. It really fleshes out the heroes and the villains and provides perspective on why the world is the way it is today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best World War mini-series ever!!

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    DurtieCam
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    Saw it when it originally aired on the history channel and couldn't stop re-watching it. It's like if the history channel and HBO got together and made the coolest origins story of each leader during both World Wars. Just buy it!! You won't regret it!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

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    Thorman
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    This is by far one of the best documentarys on the people of the first two world wars. Excellent story line, and acting. Also gives a deeper look at all involved. A must have for history buffs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    If you like your history....

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    Luckidog88
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    Very cool that you can get this type of series to add to your Blu Ray collection. Yes, it can be boring if you are not interested in the history behind war, through the eyes of certain leaders. Just a different insight. History buffs will enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Missed first time around

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    Ross
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    Big WWII buff. I was pleasantly surprised by this DVD. It attempts to tie the two world wars together and stresses the effect of the first war on the future leaders of the various opponents in WWII and succeeds pretty well.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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