Experience the excitement of TV's most popular, star-studded series of all time with all five action-packed seasons! This groundbreaking program offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling in Europe dur... more »ing World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage. Vic Morrow and Rick Jason head a stellar cast in the longest-running war series in history, featuring an incomparable list of guest stars from Hollywood's Golden Age as well as top directorial talent - Over 30 Hours of Special Features! Each Season is packed with Special Features including Photo Galleries, Commentaries, Oddities & Bloopers by Jo Davidsmeyer and more! - "Memories of Combat!": An all-new documentary featuring cast members, guest stars and directors - Audio Commentaries by Tom Lowell, Michael Caffey, Robert Altman, Joseph Campanella, Ben Cooperand, Sutton Roley, Ted Post, Richard Donner, Esther Mitchell, Pierre Jalbert, George Fenady, Shirl Hendryx, Jo Davidsmeyer, Warren Stevens, Conlan Carter and Steve Mitchell - Archival Interviews with Vic Morrow, Pierre Jalbert, Rick Jason, Ben Cooper and Anthony Call - "The Big Picture" Feaurette Narrated by Vic Morrow - "Combat! Directed by Vic Morrrow" (27-Min Documentary) - "This Season in Color" Two-Part Featurette.« less
Glenn M. Schoditsch | Richmond, Virginia USA | 11/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Alas we have Combat - The Complete Series in an all encompassing 40 disc set. As a baby boomer whose dad proudly served his country contributing to both the European and Pacific theatres, I treasure this series as it told the stories of our brave men and women truly fighting for world peace. Like most returning GI's, my father, who was in the U.S. Army MAC, really never spoke about the things he saw during his time overseas. He is gone now as is many of his fellow "Greatest Generation" comrades. Although Combat! does not show the graphic carnage that comes with battle, it does show the daily emotional toll that war brought to the boots on the ground, as best as 1960's television could provide. It reminds us that the only good thing about war is its ending.
This series is truly a tribute all VFW's then and especially now.
I never realized how much I missed this show
Annie A. | St. Louis, MO. | 12/13/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw this series in syndication. It ran before I was born. I loved the stories and the characters. It was truly the "Happy" show about WWII. I've heard it's been edited, but if you've only seen it in syndication you'd never know it. And in syndication the shows may be cut to add more commercials as well. The commentary's and bloopers are wonderful as well you learn so much about the show from watching those as well (The Bloopers that Tom Lowell tells are a riot) I only wish that they could find the"Missing Christmas episode" at ABC and release that as well. Jo Davidmeyers has a wonderful website dedicated to Combat Check it out! "
A Fitting Release for an Epic Series
D. Dunlap | USA | 01/22/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"All that I can say about this release is that it is spectacular. Lots of very good "Extra Content" accompany all of the episodes throughout it's five year run. My only complaint would be the packaging. The disks tend to not stay in place all of the time. This is the only reason that I gave it 4 out of 5. My true rating would be 4.75. I would also highly recommend the book "Combat! A Viewer's Companion to the WWII TV Series". Get it while you can. I believe it will not always be in print and the information that it contains is very enlightening."
Fantastic to finally have!
Fan | SF CA | 09/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a woman in my fifties and I used to watch Combat! when it first aired on TV. My whole family made fun of me then and now as well for liking "war shows." In the end, tho, I am right. This was a groundbreaking series for it's time. Nothing ever like it had ever been aired before and it is the model for all action programs that came after. No one could portray the character of Sgt. "Chip" Saunders except Vic Morrow. He brings mascilinity with sensetivity and moral concicousness to the role of a lifetime. I had a girlhood crush on the character/man, in fact, I think I still do. What a man!"
Combat ! All Time Best
Kevin A. Bohaty | ,Ohio United States | 03/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
""Combat!" was the most realistic, exciting and emotional show in television history. This gem about a squad of soldiers battling it out in WWII after D-Day did not glorify war, though there were lots and lots of actions scenes and firefights, but instead focused on the individual soldier and how he dealt with the war personally and as part of a brotherhood. Terrific writing, superb direction, believable characters and slam band action were the trademarks of this true TV classic. Big name directors and actors lined up to become part of the show which ran for 5 seasons and 152 episodes on ABC and has developed a huge following to this day. The series regulars were superb and believeable. Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Jack Hogan, Piere Jalbert, Dick Peabody and Conlan Carter all shone on thier own unique ways. The characters of Saunders, Hanley, Kirby, Caje, Littlejohn and Doc have become etched in our minds forever. "Caje, take the point" was a phrase uttered quite often as myself and my childhood friends would act out the episode of Combat! we just watched and now as adults we see the show in all it's glory we may have overlooked as children. My only "complaint" about the show as in any show with recurring characters, we knew our heroes would not perish. We knew they would get the job done because there was another to do next week. As an adult, it lessens the tension a wee bit but who really cares? These are our heroes and we want them to succeed, not die and the characters and actors pull it off so well, it really becomes a mute point. I loved that the Germans actually spoke German. so what if we didn't know what they were saying? Whatever it was, it had to be bad and something that could hurt our beloved squad. My biggest disappointment through all this praise, and I feel it is important, is the lack of respect Combat! gets in the mainstream. Fine, it can stay our "little secret" but please, let's give credit where credit is due! this was the finest example of dramatic television in the mediums history! Let's recognize that! Let's not forget about it! When classic TV is discussed, let's not forget Combat! Please don't push it aside and bury it like the mainstream has! It is an important show and one that should be seen again and never forgotten. And how about giving Vic Morrow a star on the hollywood walk of fame!