Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Combat Classics 50 MoviePack|
Actors: Randolph Scott, Ronald Reagan, James Cagney, Richard Arlen
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Educational, Documentary, Military & War
COMBAT CLASSICS 50 MOVIEPACK
Great Deal from Mill Creek Entertainment
justice4all72 | 03/24/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this collection mainly for "This Is The Army" Featuring Ronald Reagan. It was a great oscar winning film that is not available on DVD so when I saw it on this collection I instantly purchased it. The quality of the films included in this set varies some films are very good transfers while others are not very well presented. But overall all the films are watchable and the lack of quality adds to the vintage feel of the included films. I recommend this set for its great value, 50 movies will keep you entertained for hours on end."
Combat Classics 50 MoviePack
E. Fedorowycz | USA | 02/05/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"We were pleased for the most part.
The first 2 DVD Discs dont work or play, so we couldnt watch the first 8 movies.
However all the others work fine."
A Deal? Sure, but still not worth the Money
M. Warren | Arizona | 07/14/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Technically speaking, this Combat Classic 50 MoviePack isn't quite a bad idea. Combining 50 war films that have slipped from the public domain, packaging it in a very cheap collection of movies, this type of DVD is the type of DVD parents and grandparents seem to pick out, presumably for it's potentially bankable value. But really, bankable is the last word I would use to describe this set. Quite frankly, it's a waste of money because all of the films in this set are a waste of time.
The one star reviewers have it right. The films in this box are simply just better off being left alone. All of these films are poorly made, with bad acting, bad scripts, shoddy combat scenes, and just about every other criticisms that can be made, can be applied here. What's more, the prints here are pretty much a mixed bag, ranging from alright to truly dire. Trust your instincts and the public on this one. There's a valid reason why these films are forgotten, because they are all very poor quality.
There is no vaild reason to purchase this set. I really can't find a reason why because all of the movies here are worth watching, worth paying for, and ultimately worth even fussing about. 50 mediocre, nearly non-existent low budget war films can't add up to one Letters From Iwo Jima, They Were Expendable, The Longest Day, Battleground, and the millions of much, much superior WW2 films, directed with unique visions, stunning recreations of time, atmosphere, and battle, intricate stories, and made with suberb craft by great filmmakers. There's really no reason why you should watch any of these movies. It's all just a complete waste of time. None of these movies are worth remembering, so you better off just leaving this set to rot in the bargain bins.
Don't be fooled by the quantitive size of this relatively cheap deal. You'll find much more wisdom, emotion, in one Letters From Iwo Jima then you will in all of these films combined. If you are wanting to purchase war films that lack R-Rated material for a family member, don't fret though. If you would still like to purchase one of these war film collections, I feel that TCM Greatest Classic Films Collection: World War II - Battlefront Europe (Kelly's Heroes / Where Eagles Dare / The Dirty Dozen / Battleground) is actually quite a good deal, considering is has Battleground and The Dirty Dozen, as well as entertaining films like Kelly's Heroes and Where Eagles Dare. Either get that or invest a little risk in getting a WW2 film that is much more well known. There's a reason why films like Das Boot and They Were Expendable are considered to be fine war films."