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Old 2003-03-28, 10:27 AM   #31
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I rented THE KILLING FIELDS not so long ago (just to see whether it had held up over time - many movies don't look so good many years later).

The quality was great and it was still awesome and scary.

I'm gonna buy it.
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Old 2005-10-22, 08:28 AM   #32
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Collector editions of Battle of Britain and A Bridge to Far come out this Tuesday (10/25).
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Old 2005-10-22, 08:55 AM   #33
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Just re-read this thread. Lots of great titles. Here's one I didn't see listed: Stanley Kubrick's 'Paths of Glory' (1957) - starring Kirk Douglas. One of the best anti-war films ever made.
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Old 2005-10-22, 12:17 PM   #34
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"Saving Private Ryan"
"We Were Soldiers"
"Mars Attacks"
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Old 2005-10-22, 03:03 PM   #35
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Old 2005-10-22, 03:32 PM   #36
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My War DVD's
WWII: Band of Brothers, Enemy at the Gates, Pearl Harbor, The Pianist, Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List

Vietnam: Apocalypse Now Redux, We Were Soldiers, Platoon

Other Conflicts: Black Hawk Down, Behind Enemy Lines, The Last Samurai, Master & Commander, Spy Game, Thirteen Days, Three Kings, Top Gun, The Patriot
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Old 2005-10-22, 03:59 PM   #37
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Heaven & Earth - Oliver Stone's Vietnam swansong.
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Old 2005-10-22, 09:12 PM   #38
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- All Quiet on the Western Front (Original)
- Paths of Glory
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Gallipoli (available on DVD: responding to 57's question)
- Bridge on the River Quai
- Deer Hunter
- Tigerland
- Das Boot

- I also recommend a more recent movie, 'Downfall,' which won the 2005 Academy Award for Best Foreign film that chronicles Hitler's "psychic meltdown...depicted in sobering detail, suggesting a fallen, pathetic dictator on the verge on insanity, resorting to suicide (along with Eva Braun and Joseph and Magda Goebbels) as his Nazi empire burns amidst chaos in mid-1945" (amazon.ca review). I was absolutely riveted!
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Old 2005-10-23, 10:37 PM   #39
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I do like alot of the title's above, but I also enjoy these

African Queen
Bridge over the River Kwai

they are 2 movies i've watched several times.

Pssssst and I get a laugh when I come across any Elvis movies on the movie channel
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Old 2005-10-24, 02:14 PM   #40
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I love Black Hawk Down. Tears of the Sun also.
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Old 2005-10-24, 06:17 PM   #41
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I believe African Queen, along with King Kong are the only 2 movies among the AFI top 100 movies of all time that isn't on DVD. Kong is coming very soon.
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Old 2005-10-25, 01:33 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by skypilot
- All Quiet on the Western Front (Original)
- Paths of Glory
- Lawrence of Arabia
- Gallipoli (available on DVD: responding to 57's question)
- Bridge on the River Quai
- Deer Hunter
- Tigerland
- Das Boot
I just finished watching "Orance" (Lawrence) of Arabia this past week. I own the Superbit 2-Disc set, and was amazed at the quality of the transfer - extremely sharp with amazingly bright colour, not to mention the DTS.

For a movie that was originally released 43 years ago, this one is a "must see"! It's a grand epic produced without the assistance of CGI. The cast of actors is a who's-who of Hollywood legends, and the exotic locations are stunning. The music soundtrack really helps to set the mood of this picture.

If you can make it through the 224 minutes in one sitting (there is even an intermission!!), it is well worth every second.

This is movie making/story telling at its finest - they don't make movies like this anymore.

Having said that, Black Hawk Down (Superbit) is an awsome visual and audio treat.
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Old 2005-10-25, 07:17 AM   #43
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Lawrence of Arabia - Patton - The longest Day - The bridge of the river Kwai - Saving Privat Rayan - Das Boot- Tora Tora Tora and Black Hawk Down.
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Old 2005-10-25, 01:35 PM   #44
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All of the above pretty good movies.
How about these:

- A Bridge Too Far(the new, 2-disc DVD is apparently coming out this week)
- Where Eagles Dare
- The Great Escape
and, a lesser known title:
- Kanal(dir. Andrzej Wajda), a story of a group of Polish
insurgents escaping from Germans via the sewers of Warsaw in the dying days of the Warsaw Uprising(not to be mistaken with the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising) in Sept. 1944
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Old 2005-10-25, 02:39 PM   #45
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Lots of great movies listed in these posts but no one has listed one of my favs. An obscure low, real low, budget 'Nam war movie called "84 Charlie MoPic"
Shot in Mexico on a shoe-string budget it tells the story of a LRRP( long range recce patrol called LURPS) team via the 8 mm movie footage of a camerman attached to the unit (the titles' 84C/MoPic military occupation code for a cameraman. The entire movie is presented only through the lens of whatever the cameraman shot, seemingly unedited, including the tragic ending. Great stuff.
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