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The Perilous Fight - America's World War II in Color
The Perilous Fight - America's World War II in Color
Actor: Martin Sheen
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
NR     2003     4hr 0min

This four-part series brings America's wartime experience, on the battlefield and at home, vividly and intimately to life by combining original color film footage with wartime radio broadcasts and compelling passages from ...  more »


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Actor: Martin Sheen
Genres: Educational, Documentary, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Educational, World War II, Military & War
Studio: PBS Home Video
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
Original Release Date: 01/01/2003
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 4hr 0min
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

Absolutely wonderful account of WW 2
Carole Smock | Orlando, Florida | 07/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I enjoyed all four hours of this video. I lived through that period in time and remember it vividly. The color and video quality were excellent. This video is as good as any other I have seen. The film "is what it is" a collection of color clips taken by people who never heard of Martin Sheen.

A few reviewers describe it as being innacurate and biased and berrating Martin Sheen while calling him un-American etc. I don't believe that they saw the video at all only because Martin Sheen narrated it. Apparently, these people are fans of Ann Coulter. If anyone is biased it is they. Martin Sheen only narrated (which I thought he did very well), he didn't write the script. Don't let a few Extreme Right Wing Radicals deprive you of an enjoyable video. Biased??? Oh, give me a brake."
Its a Great World War 2 Video
Michael J. Ortiz | California, CA, United States | 07/30/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"From original color film footage comes this new 4 part video, narrated by Martin Sheen, and re-telling the stories of many actual participants in the war, especially from the American point-of-view. I dont care if Martin Sheen may be opposed to war in general. think,,, Most americans at the time were opposed to war! Until we got attacked ourselves... Then we entered and fought hard, to defend the world. Make no mistakes about it WW2 times were not psycologically confused or ambigous times for the americans, we knew exactly who the good guys were and who the bad guys were. This was no vietnam or iraq. Hitler's evil forces killed thousands in death camps and attacked us on the battlefields... This film shows these stories and tells them in such a way that is understanding, respectful, and done with honor to the allies. The Perilous fight is the one world war two documentary to have in your collection that you can show in school, that you can watch with a loved one, and to watch to truly remember the sacrifice that the allies made against an axis of evil in the 1940's... This film is done with reverence, and with great tidbits of factual details showing the changing times and civil rights battles that also occured during the era. I love the perilous fight, and Martin Sheen is a great narrator for this film, I could not think of a better narrator at all. Thank you."
Extremely moving
Bradley F. Smith | Miami Beach, FL | 04/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The color film really adds a new dimension to yet another retelling of the dramatic WWII story. The footage showing wartime USA is very interesting. People look real here because they were. The battle scenes come alive unlike in b&w footage which always looks like something from ancient history. The narration focuses on letters sent home by American GIs, many of whom didn't make it. Watching is a very emotional experience. Bravo!"