Latest reviews in Documentaries & Biographies »

Never before in the field of human conflict

Advantages: Classic series well presented on blu-ray
Disadvantages: None, as long as you appreciate when the series was made

...This set is currently, released by Network, about £50 on amazon (although I’m sure it was cheaper when I bought it, so shop around). There’s an older Blu-ray release from Fremantle, which carries the subtitle ‘The Ultimate Restored Edition’, but that crop ...

hogsflesh 13.04.2017 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of The World at War (Blu-ray)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

'Beyond describing'

Advantages: It's a powerful, historically important film
Disadvantages: It's difficult to watch

This BFI release is £25 on amazon at the moment. It feels a bit dumb to try to give a star rating for a film like this – watching it is not enjoyable, but the film works very well, was released with the best of intentions, and has historical importance. ...

hogsflesh 05.06.2017 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of German Concentration Camps Factual Survey (Blu-ray)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

A successful failure...

Advantages: Great depiction, realistic in many ways, great subject
Disadvantages: Minor flaws with history

* * * * The History * * * * Operation Market-Garden, begun in September 1944, was an Allied military campaign led by Montgomery, the senior British field commander, in the latter stages of World War II. While the Allies were still in France, a plan had ...

frkurt 27.05.2004 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Arnhem - A Bridge Too Far (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Dutch Courage

Advantages: Grim, gritty, well acted and directed, an epic production
Disadvantages: maybe overlong for some

An epic production, with a stellar cast, a director at the height of his powers, production values befitting the project and a crew of wonderful technicians, well, they all combine to give a very sobre retelling of Operation Market Garden. Based on Cor ...

dadmancat 18.04.2001 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Arnhem - A Bridge Too Far (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story

Dropped at Arnham.

Advantages: Very realistic.
Disadvantages: A bit long.

This epic film is much more than just another war story. Make sure you are sitting comfortably before you watch this film as at 175 minutes it is very long. The film is based on the true story of the Allied forces in World War II trying to capture ...

daseaford 25.05.2001 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Arnhem - A Bridge Too Far (DVD)

Did you enjoy it?

Story