DVD | War | 11 Feb 2009
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
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
Catalogue No: C-122828-9
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