The Classic War Film Collection DVD
Starring George C. Scott, Richard Dysart, Ed Lauter, Murray Hamilton, Horst Janson, Kathryn Leigh Scott, George Peppard, George Hamilton, Anny Duperey, Sam Wanamaker, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Horst Buchholz, John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge, David Warner, Warren Clarke, Michael Elphick, Richard Devon, Ron Kennedy, Errol Flynn, Fred MacMurray, Ralph Bellamy, Alexis Smith, Robert Armstrong, Regis Toomey, Chester Morris, Richard Arlen, Jimmy Lydon, Amelita Ward, Dick Purcell, Keith Richards
Directed by Delbert Mann
Collection of six feature-length war dramas. Made-for-TV biopic 'The Last Days of Patton' (1986) sees George C.
Scott reprise the role he originally played in 'Patton' (1970) as the charismatic World War II hero.
The film follows the general's last six months, from the war's end to the freak accident which robbed him of his life.
In 'From Hell to Victory' (1979) six friends from different European countries meet in Paris in August 1939 and make a vow to meet every year at the same cafe.
Their differing paths criss-cross throughout the film, which concludes with a bittersweet reunion in France in the summer of 1944.
George Peppard, George Hamilton, Horst Buchholz, Anny Duperey, Jean-Pierre Cassel and Sam Wanamaker co-star.
Made-for-TV feature 'Hitler's SS' (1985) tells the story of brothers, Helmut (Bill Nighy) and Karl Hoffmann (John Shea), who both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany in 1931.
Helmut, the brilliant but opportunistic student, joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer.
Karl, an idealistic athlete, joins the SA and experiences the darker side of Nazism.
When the SA is disbanded, he is thrown into prison and later conscripted into the German army.
Brother is pitted against brother until their relationship, and the Third Reich, stands in ruins. 'Battle of Blood Island' (1960) follows two American soldiers (Richard Devon and Ron Kennedy) who are stranded on a South Pacific island.
The only survivors after a battle with the Japanese, alone and with little food, the men begin to turn on one another.
Will they be able to join forces to survive their perilous situation? 'Dive Bomber' (1941), directed by Michael Curtiz, stars Errol Flynn and Fred MacMurray.
The film follows rivals Lieutenant Commander Joe Blake (MacMurray) and Dr. Douglas Lee (Flynn) as they undergo research trials in an attempt to eliminate the dangerous phenomenon of pilot-blackout.
In 'Aerial Gunner' (1943) Lieutenant Davis (Richard Arlen) returns to base after a mission, only to find that his crew are either missing or dead.
In order to unveil the reason behind this failure, Davis recounts the mission in a series of flashbacks which reveal his aerial gunner, Sgt 'Foxy' Pattis (Chester Morris), as his adversary.
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5050725203830
- Catalogue number: CFTDVD038
- Studio: Pegasus
- Release date: 18/04/2011
- Genre: War
- Colour: Col & B/W