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Old 02-20-07, 07:55 PM
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Warner's World War II Collection Vol. 2: Heroes Fight for Freedom 06.05.07

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Warner Home Video have announced the Region 1 DVD release of World War II Collection Vol. 2: Heroes Fight for Freedom for 5th June 2007. Never before seen on Region 1 DVD, the titles include Air Force, Command Decision, Hell to Eternity, The Hill, Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo and 36 Hours. These six films present stirring tales of front-line action, conflict and heroism and star Hollywood’s top leading men such as Clark Gable, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, Jeffrey Hunter, Spencer Tracy, John Garfield and James Garner. Extras reinforcing the excitement are World War II era shorts, classic cartoons, a vintage making-of featurette and trailer galleries. The six-disc World War II Collection Vol. 2 will be available for $59.92 SRP, with individual titles selling for $19.97 SRP.

Air Force (1943)
Howard Hawks guides one of Hollywood’s greatest battle epics, a film of courage, camaraderie and combat. This is the story of the Mary-Ann, a B-17 bomber which leaves San Francisco for Honolulu on the day before Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor…and flies right into World War II. A gifted ensemble cast – including John Garfield, Harry Carey, Gig Young and Arthur Kennedy – plays ordinary Americans called upon to do the extraordinary. Air Force was nominated for four Academy Awards, winning one for Editing.

DVD Special Features:
Oscar-nominated Technicolor drama short Women at War
Classic cartoons The Fifth-Column Mouse and Scrap Happy Dafft
Theatrical trailer
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Command Decision (1948)
Clark Gable heads the cast in a film about the wrenching choices officers must make in time of war. Gable plays a U.S. general who realizes that Allied victory depends on destroying the Nazi’s jet factories. Based on the Broadway hit play, Command Decision combines thrilling aerial pyrotechnics with tense war room battles to create an indelible portrait of the men whose judgment holds the power of life and death.

DVD Special Features:
Vintage Passing Parade Short Souvenirs of Death
Classic cartoon King-Size Canary
Theatrical trailer
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Hell to Eternity (1960)
Tells the real-life story of Marine Guy Gabaldon (Jeffrey Hunter), a Hispanic kid from the streets of East L.A. who was raised in a Japanese-American foster family. In an astonishing true story of heroism during the Battle of Saipan, Gabaldon used his language and combat skills to convince 800 Japanese to surrender to American troops after their commander commits suicide. For this, he won the Navy Cross…and the gratitude of all America.

DVD Special Features:
1960s war movies trailer gallery
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

The Hill (1965)
Sean Connery headlines and Sidney Lumet directs this jolting tale of life and mutiny inside British military prison walls in North Africa during World War II. The inmates are soldiers who once defied, rebelled, talked back. The wardens are sadists who perpetrate cruelty in the name of discipline, forcing soldiers on the brink of collapse beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline known as The Hill, a manmade, torturous tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. Ossie Davis and Michael Redgrave also star.

DVD Special Features:
Vintage featurette The Sun…The Sand…The Hill
1965 war movies trailer gallery
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

36 Hours (1964)
James Garner does a heroic star turn as U.S. Major Jefferson Pike, an amnesiac who’s been kidnapped by the Germans as the key player in an elaborate ruse to get him to divulge the Allied D-Day plans. Rod Taylor makes a canny opponent as the duplicitous Doktor in this tense twist-filled wartime thriller. The clock is ticking with the Nazis having only 36 Hours and using any means necessary to pull off their complicated plan to get the D-Day details out of Pike.

DV Special Features:
James Garner war movies trailer gallery
Subtitles: English (feature film only)

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo (1944)
“The Doolittle Raid” -- a true World War II event and a novel of the same name -- became the basis for this suspenseful saga about a bold mission that boosted morale in the war’s bleak, early days. Spencer Tracy stars as Lt. Col. James Doolittle, who devises a plan to launch fully-loaded bomber planes from a dangerously short aircraft carrier runway. Academy Award-winning Best Special Effects recreate the squadron’s low-altitude, “hedge-hopping” sweep over Japan, and even utilize film footage from the actual raid. The intensive training, the daring bombing run, the subsequent forced landings in China and the perilous trek to safety: all the valiant touchstones of the true-life raid are captured in a beloved classic whose other stars include Van Johnson, Robert Walker and Robert Mitchum.

DVD Special Features:
Academy Award-nominated Pete Smith Specialty Short Movie Pests
Vintage Passing Parade Short A Lady Fights Back
Classic cartoon Bear Raid Warden
Theatrical trailer
Subtitles: English (feature film only)
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Old 02-20-07, 08:04 PM
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Already on my wish list. This will go great with my Battlefront Europe set.
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Old 02-21-07, 06:04 AM
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The HILL?

Best news I've heard all day.
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Old 02-21-07, 11:08 AM
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6 classics movies, restored with extras for only $60 MSRP?

How does WB make money on these things?
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Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo!!! Great, great movie...what wonderful news. 36 Hours and Air Force are very enjoyable too.
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Is this available for preorder at Amazon yet? I couldn't find it on the site.
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