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B-17 Flying Legend
B-17 Flying Legend
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2004     3hr 31min

During World War II America fought a fearsome battle over the skies in Europe. It was a decisive moment in the history of the world. Much was at risk. From 1942 to mid 1944, Germany had the advantage: experience, years pre...  more »


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Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Military & War
Studio: Janson Media
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 01/16/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 3hr 31min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
Edition: Collector's Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

B17 preservation
Daryl Hearnden | Ipswich, England | 03/08/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I puchased this DVD upon release mainly because I wanted to show it to my Father who grew up in Sudbury around the 486th Bomb Group. An important historical record preserved for the generatioins the DVD is well made although the main film is shorter than I had imagined.It is good that the original WW2 Memphis Belle documentary is included and the photo galleries are a further good use of the DVD format capabilities.The DVD is Region 0 coded and should play in UK machines ok.Overall a fascinating film, sure to be of interest to anybody with an interest in military aviation and history of WW2."
Includes a commentary track by the filmmakers
Midwest Book Review | Oregon, WI USA | 05/15/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"B-17 Flying Legend is the impressively presented collector's edition DVD about the majestic series of military airplanes known as the B-17. 12,731 were built; over 4,700 were lost in combat; today only 13 still fly. An extraordinary documentary capturing the impressive history of these magnificent machines (and the courageous men who flew them across European skies during World War II), B-17 Flying Legend includes a commentary track by the filmmakers; the original 1944 "Memphis Belle" documentary; photo galleries with over 200 historical photographs; additional interviews; footage of the last flying B-17s; a B-17 virtual tour; and pilots' notes. B-17 Flying Legend is a "must" for military aviation history buffs. 211 minutes, in black-and-white - with some color footage."
B-17 Flying Legend
Kenneth A. Roszel | 07/28/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I first looked at this DVD as a rental from Nexflx, liked it and purchased it from Amazon for my father's birthday (my uncle was a B-17 pilot). I liked exterior and interior views of the airplane and interviews."
B-17 Flying Legend
Don Christensen | 03/23/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Overall--with all the extras--a fine piece. The new documentary is good, if a little self-serving. Sound quality of narration is weak and needs closed captioning. Extra interviews and photo albums are excellent. Shots of currently flying B-17s are good but should be longer. If you are into B-17s or WWII, you should get this one. You won't be disappointed."