The Longest Day (DVD)

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The Longest Day (DVD)

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An all-star cast has been enlisted for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944. This spectacular film ...

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“The greatest WW2 Movie ever?”

published 23/12/2005

ProExcellent film, Cracking Actors, Great Story

ConsVery Long

Technical Information: Duration: 168 minutes Certificate: PG Classification: WAR Cast (just the most famous): Richard Burton .... Flight Officer David Campbell Sean Connery .... Pvt. Flanagan Henry Fonda .... Brig. Gen. Theodore Roosevelt Jr. Robert Mitchum .... Brig. Gen. Norman Cota Rod Steiger...

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Super

ProOwn a classic, epic war movie

ConsSpecial features aren't that special

The Longest Day - an epic and a classic war movie now on DVD with a special feature DVD. It is a wide screen version and worth being played on a wide screen/ large TV. I have a projector and its great to set up the home cinema, surround sound (although its not Dolby), set up the projector and sit...

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Excellent

ProOnly major film to attempt to capture the scope an...

ConsNone

In 1959, 15 years after the Allied invasion of Normandy, former London-based war correspondent Cornelius Ryan wrote The Longest Day, his popular and critically-acclaimed account of the D-Day landings. Based on painstaking research and interviews with Allied and German veterans and the French...

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Excellent

ProTop class performances, superb, realistic depictio...

ConsTad too long

June 6 is traditionally considered the longest day of the year due to summer solstice. From a historical perspective, June 6,1944 is one of the most significant dates in world history. In military terms, its simply called the D-Day, but as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, tells his soldiers at the...

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Excellent

ProAction packed, accurate depiction of June 6th 1944

ConsLong film - how much war can you handle?

The Longest Day (2 Disc Special Edition) Director: Bernhard Wicki Actors: John Wayne, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, and Sean Connery Format: Box set, Black & White, PAL, Special Edition, Widescreen Language English Region: Region 2 Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 Number of discs: 2...

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Excellent

ProExcellent retelling of the Normandy Landings

ConsNone.

I recently picked up this film, having almost seen all of it on TV at various times. There are so many major stars (and some 'who?' names too!) that, at first, you might think it's just a vanity project - you would be wrong, however. It's a pretty accurate telling, from both the Allied and Axis...

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Excellent

“The Longest Day”

published 14/08/2006

ProBest War Movie ever made!

ConsNone

This is quite simply the best War film ever made in my opinion.Deserved more than the two oscars it received(cinematography and special effects).The film chronicles the D-Day landings from the conception,planning, to the day itself on the 6th of June 1944 when the first of three million allied...

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Product Information : The Longest Day (DVD)

Manufacturer's product description

An all-star cast has been enlisted for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944. This spectacular film noisily dramatises the viewpoints of the French, English, German, and American soldiers. Featuring Oscar winning special effects and cinematography, THE LONGEST DAY is an historic tour de force of spectacular sound and vision. This moment by moment account of the climactic battle of the second World War, fought on land, sea and in the air, is loaded with top class acting from John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Rod Steiger, Roddy MacDowall and many many more, almost as many as the 3 million men deeply involved on that historic summer day 1944.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT, 20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT; CINRAM LOGISTICS

Release date: 13/10/2003, 09/05/2005, 31/05/2004, 04/06/2001, 06/03/2006

No of Discs: 1, 2

Catalogue No: 01021 VDVD, 0102101009, 01021 CDVD, 01021 DVD, 0102101034

Editor: Samuel E. Beetley, Samuel E. Beetley

Barcode: 5039036014946, 5039036020954, 5039036017343, 5039036005739, 5039036026505

Production Designer: Ted Haworth, Vincent Korda, Ted Haworth

Music Director: Mitch Miller, Maurice Jarre, Mitch Miller

Screenwriter: Cornelius Ryan, Jack Seddon, David Pursall, Cornelius Ryan

Cinematographer: Henri Persin, Guy Tabary, Walter Wottitz, Henri Persin, Guy Tabary, Walter Wottitz

Art Director: Ted Haworth, Leon Barsacq, Vincent Korda, Leon Barsacq, Vincent Korda

Composer: Maurice Jarre, Maurice Jarre

Director of Photography: Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz, Jean Bourgoin

Producer: Darryl F. Zanuck, Darryl F. Zanuck

Author: James Jones, Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, David Pursall, Jack Seddon, James Jones, Cornelius Ryan, Romain Gary, David Pursall, Jack Seddon

Languages

Main Language: English

Hearing Impaired Language: English

Subtitle Language: Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish

Technical Information

Special Features: Vanilla Version

Dubbing Sound: Dolby Digital 5.0 Surround English, Dolby Digital 5.0

Sound: DTS 5.1, Dolby Digital 5.1, Stereo

Aspect Ratio: 1.85 Wide Screen, 2.35 Wide Screen, 16:9 Wide Screen

Professional Reviews

Review: ...Incredible scope and sweep....Fast-moving, dramatically on-target, and searingly realistic... -- Rating: B+ (Entertainment Weekly, 1994-06-03)<br><br>"...Incredible scope and sweep....Fast-moving, dramatically on-target, and searingly realistic..." -- Rating: B+ (Entertainment Weekly, p.64, 03/06/1994)<br><br>

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