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... The Battle of Britain was just that as it was a battle for the nation to stop the German regime from taking the country and the way this film has been made with Bond director Guy Hamilton in charge of an all star cast sets the scene perfectly and is a fitting tribute. For those that are ... Read review

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Never Was So Much Owed By So Many To So Few

AdvantagesAutentically accurate.

DisadvantagesShows all aspects of the Blitz. Frightening and emotional.

"...being a German nation. The Battle of Britain was just that as it was a battle for the nation to stop the German regime from taking the country and the way this film has been made with Bond director Guy Hamilton in charge of an all star cast sets the scene perfectly and is a fitting tribute. For those that are unaware of the historic scope of the film, it tells the story of the RAF planning and addressing the nightly onslaught of the German air ..." Read review
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A powerful, colourful and star-studded re-creation of the epic 1940 battle that took place in the skies over England. Surprised and understaffed, the British forces used determination and guile to valiantly hold off the superior forces of the German Luftwaffe in the early days of World War II. If England had lost, the Germans may very well have won the war. The incredible cast includes Michael Caine, Robert Shaw, Curt Jurgens, and Laurence Olivier, in a no-expense-spared production featuring stunning airborne dog-fight sequences.

Product details

Actor(s) Laurence Olivier, Michael Caine, Edward Fox, Ralph Richardson, Michael Redgrave, Susannah York, Curt Jurgens, Robert Shaw, Christopher Plummer, Trevor Howard
Director(s) Guy Hamilton
Genre War
Classification Parental Guidance
Production Year 1969
Colour Colour
Video Category Feature Film
Plot The Royal Air Force's finest hour is brought to the screen in this historical World War II drama about Britain's desperate struggle to defend itself against the Luftwaffe's unrelenting aerial onslaught in the summer of 1940.

Release details

DVD Region DVD
Release date 23/04/2007
No of Discs 2
Catalogue No 1610801054
Barcode 5039036030717

Technical information

Special Features Definitive Edition, Commentary by Guy Hamilton - Director and crew, Isolated Music Score, BATTLE FOR THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN (50 mins), AUTHENTICITY IN THE AIR, A FILM FOR THE FEW, RECOLLECTIONS OF AN R.A.F. SQUADRON LEADER, Trailer, Photo Gallery
Sound Dolby Digital Stereo, 2.0 Surround

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