The Longest Day details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||John Wayne, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, Robert Ryan, Sean Connery, John Gregson, Rod Steiger, Mel Ferrer|
|Directors:||Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Ken Annakin|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
The Longest Day
|Run time:||2 hours 48 minutes|
|Rental release:||04 Jun 2001|
|Subtitles:||Czech, Danish, English, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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One of the greatest films ever made.By Chris Willis from St.Albans, England , 21 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]If you have never seen this film, you have missed out. It is certainly the best war film and possibly the best film ever made.
Shot at a time when the studios spent their money on people this film shows what we have lost in modern movie making. It's cast list is a who's who of A list stars (and that's not one or two A list stars but nearly 20!), whilst hundreds of extras give you a true taste of the scale of the events (look out in particular for the scene when a lone Luftwaffe pilot makes a strafing run along a mile or so of beach covered in men and materials)
The ensemble cast is complimented by dramatic sweep of the story and the even handed approach used in both the writing and the direction. Unlike so many war films, every side of the story is told. Germans, Poles, British, Americans, French, and all the other nations involved are treated evenly and respectfully.
Perhaps it is because of the closeness of the films shooting to the actual event (most of the cast lived through the war and one of the actors even took part in the parachute raids, playing his own commander in the film) that you there is no over sentementalism. Instead there is real pathos and a feeling of the mutual respect of the combatants that is so often echoed in interviews with the survivors today.
With cracking action scenes, an epic sweep, first class performances from an all A list cast, and enough pathos to bring a tear to the eye of anyone, this is absolutely my top recommendation to anyone.
Hope you enjoy it !
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WW2 EpicBy carlsob (82 reviews) from Kidderminster , 14 Jan 2010An all star cast including John Wayne, Sean Connery & Richard Burton amongst others, star in this epic about the D-day landings. A great movie that probably gave a lot of inspiration to Saving Private Ryan. The only thing that SPR has over this movie is the effects as the Ketchup for blood does stand out a bit. Great movie.
the longest dayBy a customer from Melton Mowbray , 02 Oct 2009this is a great war film one of the best
Quite a dayBy RJNeb2 (1012 reviews) from London , 12 Sep 2009An undertaking almost as big and monumental as the Normandy D-Day landings it depicts, 'The Longest Day' is probably uberproducer Zanuck's greatest lasting testament. And while some of it hasn't worn too well (some overacting amongst the huge cast, some clearly desperate to make an impression in their limited screen time, and some very ropy back projection) this is still a very concise and very lucid account of one of the most important days in modern history. You get a lot of bang for your buck too.
If you can get your hands on it, there is a Region 2 Blu-ray edition knocking about (Play.com) and the film looks jaw-droppingly amazing for its age. Let's not forget - this rightly won an Oscar for its black and white cinematography.
Brilliant MovieBy Joby (82 reviews) from Uckfield , 25 Jun 2009It maybe old but its still great seeing it again, pretty much as it happened, some of the battle shots are great, its always thought that the U.S. troops had it easy but in this case they had the hardest beach to land on.
Great movie. SEE IT.
The Longest dayBy Jamester67 (7 reviews) from Poole , 06 Jun 2009I can sum the movie up in a word- Brilliant!!! Moving, full of action, gritty and great cast. I loved this film- one of the best war movies ever!