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Big Red One (The Reconstruction), The

DVD  |  War  |  11 Feb 2009


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The real glory of war is surviving.

"The real glory of war", Samuel Fuller said, "is surviving". A decorated combatant with the famed U.S. First Infantry in World War 2, Fuller survived. His 1980 version of his war experiences did not...until now. Working with 70,000 feet of vault materials and Fuller's shooting script, critic/filmmaker Richard Schickel heads a reconstruction that adds over 40 minutes and transforms a truncated but admired war film into an epic masterwork. Lee Marvin, in a richy layered performance now revealed as one of his finest, stars as the sergeant of peach-fuzzed riflemen fighting from North Africa Normandy and across Europe. The film is the squad's combat diary, war as it's fought and sweated and bled and maybe, survived.


Title: Big Red One (The Reconstruction), The

Format: DVD

Release Date: 11 Feb 2009

Actor(s): Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward, Stephane Audran, Siegfried Rauch, Serge Marquand, Charles Macaulay, Alain Doutey, Maurice Marsac, Colin Gilbert, Joseph Clark, Ken Campbell, Doug Werner, Perry Lang, Howard Delman

Sku: 2121940

Catalogue No: C-122828-9

Category: War

Disc Count: 1

OFLC Rating: M

Run Time: 113

Region Code: 4

OFLC Advice: Coarse Language, Medium Level Violence

Genre: Action/Adventure, Action, Drama, War