The Dirty Dozen (DVD)

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An all-star cast energizes Robert Aldrich's classic World War II action drama about a group of 12 American military prisoners assembled by tacticians ...

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“12 Is The Magic Number!”

published 22/02/2010

ProGreat war film from a different perspective!

ConsMuch darker than I thought it would be!

This film is somewhat annoying for me as ITV 4 tend to show this at the most ridiculous hours and every time they do I tend to discover it either half way through or usually at the same bit every single time, I just get annoyed due to the fact that this is one film that I want to watch from the...

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Saturday night on Finland’s commercial channel MTV3 there was the choice of the mediocre Bond film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service in which George Lazenby faces infamous villain, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, played this time by Telly Savalas. I didn’t fancy watching the grinning Australian 007 again, so...

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(Well, OK it isn't, but with a category like that it could have been!) When asked to name the quintessential 'guy movie' in Sleepless In Seattle, Tom Hanks put forward Robert Aldrich's "The Dirty Dozen" in response and who could argue with him. Released in 1967, this testosterone fueled war movie...

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ProGreat performances, Lee Marvin, superb dramatic te...

ConsGoof ups in depicting war games

The 60's was a period when we had great war flicks like Where Eagles Dare, The Dirty Dozen, Guns of Navaronne, The Great Escape, The Longest Day to name a few. My dad was a lover of such movies, and he would take me along as a kid, and that's how I grew up loving such cinema. Dirty Dozen is a...

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ProA Brilliant Plot with a Brilliant All Star Cast

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They just don't make them like this any more......... and what a cast! Lee Marvin Ernest Borgnine Charles Bronson Jim Brown John Cassavetes Donald Sutherland Richard Jaeckel George Kennedy Trini Lopez Ralph Meeker Robert Ryan Telly Savalas Robert Webber In today's Hollywood can you just imagine...

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An all-star cast energizes Robert Aldrich's classic World War II action drama about a group of 12 American military prisoners assembled by tacticians and ordered to perform a suicide mission: infiltrate a well-guarded chateau and kill the Nazi officials staying there. The incarcerated soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, jump at the chance to redeem themselves. Major Reisman (Lee Marvin), the noncriminal in charge of the group, whips the men into a crack unit, uses them to best the troops of his by-the-book superior officer, Colonel Breed (Robert Ryan), in war games, then leads the steely antiheroes on their perilous assault.<BR>The film is studded with standout performances, including Telly Savalas as a religious psychopath with a febrile animosity toward Germans and John Cassavetes in an Oscar-nominated portrayal as an insubordinate, poison-tongued hothead. Ernest Borgnine, Donald Sutherland, Charles Bronson, and football legend Jim Brown further round out the impressive collection of talent. Aldrich, who by the time of THE DIRTY DOZEN had been fathoming the darker side of life onscreen for more than a decade (KISS ME DEADLY, WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE

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