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The Battleship USS Missouri
The Battleship USS Missouri
Actor: War
Director: Christopher Davenport
Genres: Educational, Documentary
NR     2002     2hr 40min


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Actor: War
Director: Christopher Davenport
Genres: Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Educational, Military & War
Studio: Galloping Pictures
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 05/10/2002
Release Year: 2002
Run Time: 2hr 40min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Memorable and moving
I. Chiang | Silicon Valley, CA, USA | 02/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This film goes through the commission, World War II, Korean War, Gulf War and decommission of the Mighty Mo. crew interviews and documentary footages take place by turns. Seldom-seen shots and rarely-told stories are included, which makes it even more memorable. The surrender signing of Japan may be the most historic event of the MO, and the reason to choose her is due to the Missouri-born President Harry Truman.

The run time is about 2 hours and the bonus features share about 1 hour. I believe this film is the best to cover the Mighty MO so far, and probably forever. If you are a World War II or battleship fan, you should put this into your collections. In addition, if you are from Missouri, you should also at least watch it since it is quite moving to see a Missourian on the Missouri talking something about Missouri."
Mighty Mo Pretty Po
Delbert B. Mitchell | Las Vegas, Nevada United States | 07/12/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"The majesty of the USS Missouri is an awesome spectacle to behold, for it is not only just a beautiful ship, (all of the Iowa Class battleships are beautiful), it is one of the last vestiges of an era when not only size mattered, but the power it projected brought belligerent nations to their knees. I love the battleships, but this video does little to show me what they did, or what they could have done. Instead of having professional people display this magnificient ship throughout, the video rambles on with former crewmen acting as tour guides, and although these former crewmen are loyal Missouri buffs, their interrupted style of narration becomes labored, unprofessional, and about as boring as reading a Navy technical manual. I found myself yawning about a quarter of the way into the video, and after watching the first segment I had to turn it off as it was very boring. Save your money for a trip to Pearl Harbor to see Might Mo, and you'll get a better appreciation for the ship rather than watching this video."