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Air Power
Air Power
Actor: Air Power
Director: n/a
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2002     6hr 0min

This exceptional six hour documentary, produced by CBS News in conjunction with the U.S. Air Force and narrated by the voice of America, Walter Cronkite, chronicles the impact that the fighting machines of the air had on t...  more »


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Actor: Air Power
Director: n/a
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Educational, Military & War, Military & War
Studio: Timeless Media Group
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 08/06/2002
Original Release Date: 11/11/1956
Theatrical Release Date: 11/11/1956
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 6hr 0min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 3
SwapaDVD Credits: 3
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
Edition: Box set
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Missing Scene
R. D Thomason | Charlotte, NC | 07/27/2004
(1 out of 5 stars)

"With great excitement I sat down to view this DVD, one of my all-time favorite documentaries. I was extremely disappointed to find, that in my favorite segment: The Liberation of France, the final scene had been cut! It was the best scene in the whole series. The beautiful footage of two flights of Thunderbolts, criss-crossing above the Arch de Triomphe was missing! These documentaries are works of art. You can't cut the last scene of one anymore than you could with Gone With The Wind. What were these guys thinking? I'm returning my set. I refuse to support such insensitive and indiscriminate editing and I urge others to do the same."
World War II Reminder
shamusbeckstein | Marion, IA | 09/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Great reminder of what air power the United States had in World War II. This story of Air Power should be re-shown on TV to remind people of the great price in lives and suffering shown by the American servicemen and women in this war. Great DVD!"
Air Power with narration by Walter Cronkite
J. Galinsky | Des Moiness, Iowa | 02/01/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a major collector of WW 2 films. In fact, I had my own home movie theatre where I showed 16mm films in a 15 seat setting. I owned original prints of Victory at Sea, Battle Line, Biography (with a young Mike Wallace narrating), World at War and others. However, I found it very difficult to find one of my favorite series aired in 1956, AIR POWER. What I remembered the most was the beautiful opening and the music by the CBS Orchestra. I love seeing the complete film of any series, including opening and closings and the related credits. Unfortunately, the edited films available now (either on tape or DVD) have rearranged the original series and only at the beginning of each tape or DVD does it show the opening shots of the planes and the original theme music. That is what I miss, but otherwise, it was one of the finest docs ever produced on the WW2 planes and their effect on the outcome of the war."
Heavily Edited - Wish I'd known
Larks | Lancaster, CA | 04/27/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Those individuals who have seen this series on television will likely be disappointed. The episodes have been very heavily edited and some of the more memorable scenes have been slashed away completely. Additionally, the titles of a number of the episodes have been changed. It would have been nice to have known prior to ordering that the product is not a DVD release of even a portion of the complete episodes of the television series, but rather a set of very heavily edited episodes with a dubious (though unknown) set of editing criteria. On the bright side, however, the transfer of the episode fragments to DVD technology was done quite well and the picture quality was better than I had expected it could be."