Search - War Hunt on DVD

War Hunt
War Hunt
Actors: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack, Tommy Matsuda, Gavin MacLeod
Director: Denis Sanders
Genres: Action & Adventure, Military & War
NR     2003     1hr 23min

For some soldiers, the fighting never stops even when the battle is over. OscarĀ(r) winner*Robert Redford makes a memorable big-screen debut in this "subtle, poignant, carefully engraved film" (The New Yorker) about the da...  more »


Larger Image

Movie Details

Actors: John Saxon, Charles Aidman, Sydney Pollack, Tommy Matsuda, Gavin MacLeod
Director: Denis Sanders
Creators: Ted D. McCord, Denis Sanders, John Hoffman, Noel Black, Terry Sanders, Stanford Whitmore
Genres: Action & Adventure, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Classics, Military & War
Studio: MGM (Video & DVD)
Format: DVD - Black and White,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 05/20/2003
Release Year: 2003
Run Time: 1hr 23min
Screens: Black and White,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French

Similar Movies

Men in War
Director: Anthony Mann
   NR   2005   1hr 42min
Hell is for Heroes
Director: Don Siegel
   NR   2001   1hr 30min
Immortal Sergeant
Director: John M. Stahl
   NR   2006   1hr 31min
Fixed Bayonets
Director: Samuel Fuller
   NR   2007   1hr 32min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Mr Magorium's Wonder Emporium
Widescreen Edition
   G   2008   1hr 33min
Miss Conception
Director: Eric Styles
   R   2008   1hr 34min
Flight of the Phoenix
Director: John Moore
   PG-13   2005   1hr 53min
Smart People
   R   2008   1hr 35min
Die Another Day
Two-Disc Ultimate Edition
Director: Lee Tamahori
   PG-13   2008   2hr 7min
Tropic Thunder
Director: Ben Stiller
   R   2008   1hr 47min
Mind Of Mencia - Uncensored Season 3
   UR   2007   5hr 8min
Two-Disc Special Edition
Director: Michael Bay
   PG-13   2007   2hr 24min
   PG-13   2009   1hr 48min
My Name Is Earl Season Four
   UR   2009   8hr 40min

Movie Reviews

Solid intro for Redford, but Saxon is the real star...
Mark Savary | Seattle, WA | 06/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is an obviously low-budget affair, but don't let that dissuade you from at least screening this film. Set in the waning days of the Korean War, the story revolves around a new replacement (Robert Redford), who joins an infantry unit on the front lines. As he experiences the bitter taste of war, he tries to understand the meaning of it all. Meanwhile, he is concerned over the psychotic lone wolf in the outfit (John Saxon), and his bizzare attachment to a young Korean kid. Saxon's character is a successful killing machine, but unaccustomed to fitting in with people. The main selling point is, of course, the film debut of Robert Redford. Redford is excellent here, even at a relatively young age. Redford has always been good at playing honest, good-guy straight shooters, and his debut as Pvt. Roy Loomis is no exception. However, it really has to be said that, for as good as the young Redford is, it is John Saxon who steals the show as the brooding, psychotic killing machine, Endore. If you don't believe me, just check out the scene when Redford confronts him, and Saxon shows us a murderer using every ounce of control at his command to master his anger and keep from killing. Gavin MacLeod and Tom Skerritt play fellow soldiers in the squad, and the stark black & white photography assists in setting the proper mood for the story."
Hunting the impact of war
David Burris | Potomac, MD USA | 03/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"War Hunt is an absorbing comparison of the effects of war on two individuals.

One responded to the emotional impact of killing by embracing it. He becomes an isolated, cold and silent killing machine who creeps up at night and kills with a knife, then dances around the bodies. His only emotinal connection is with a young house boy. His influene on that child is chilling.

The second is embodied in the introdcution of Robert Redford to the screen. The war seen through his eyes is tragic and wasteful. His bravery in confronting the evil influence of the first soldier represents a nobility in a man that is in sharp contrast to the dehumanizing effects of the war.

Some would argue that the film effects, representing the state of the art in 1961 give a dated feel that is distracting. However this lends a grittiness and documentary feel that enhances the message.

The popcorn will be forgotton. Save if for a second feature of a much lighter or comic vein, as this heavy film is better digested in pieces over time than brooded over as the only thought late in the evening."
John Saxon as bad guy ?
jeverr_wonder | chicago, il United States | 05/22/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"very heavy war story but great in that we get to see a VERY young Robert Redford and the ever handsome John Saxon as the bad guy .. good battle scenes ... but dark brooding and violent !"