WWII × 9
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/04/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The majority of the movies in the WWII ACTION DVD set are European-made, one of which being particularly outstanding: "In Which We Serve" is written and directed by Noel Coward; he also stars (co-director is David Lean). It's a story told in flashback of a British destroyer, its sinking and the survivors who cling to a life raft. There's also three war-era American films, and one Philippino quickie featuring an ex-football player.
ST. CLAIR DVD multi-packs are reasonably priced, and offer fine quality video/audio transfers of unrestored public domain material. Discs are single-side recorded, plastic storage cases fairly sturdy, content details appear on box's back cover and most DVDs include bonus items.
A related ST. CLAIR product is their WWII BATTLES & VICTORIES set.
PROGRAM for WWII: ACTION--
(Parenthetical numbers are viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.)
(5.1) The Battle of El Alamein (Italy/France-1969) - Frederick Stafford/George Hilton/Michael Rennie
(3.1) Pacific Inferno (USA/Philippines-1979) - Jim Brown/Richard Jaeckel/Timothy Brown/Rik Van Nutter
(5.1) Five for Hell (Italy-1969) - Klaus Kinski/Gianni Garko/Margaret Lee/Samson Burke
BONUS: WWII Photo Gallery
(5.4) Eagles Over London (Italy/France/Spain-1969) - Van Johnson/Frederick Stafford/Christian Hay
(3.1) The Battle of the Last Panzer (Spain/Italy-1969) - Guy Madison/Stelvio Rossi/Erna Schürer
(5.0) Corregidor (1943) - Otto Kruger/Elissa Landi/Donald Woods/Frank Jenks/Wanda McKay/I. Stanford Jolley
BONUS: Wartime Radio Broadcasts
(7.6) In Which We Serve (UK-1942) - Noel Coward/Michael Wilding/John Mills/Richard Attenborough/Leslie Howard (voice)
(4.0) Submarine Base (1943) - John Litel/Alan Baxter/Eric Blore/George Flaherty
(5.6) The Navy Way (1944) - Robert Lowery/Jean Parker/William Henry (uncredited: Sarah Padden/Tom Tyler)
BONUS: Poster Gallery"