""We'll Meet Again" is a British series which nostagically looks back at an English town when the Yanks came over to begin their European assault. It is a romantic piece, with a great cast."
Review of actual USA made DVD-4 disc: WW2 period drama
Harold Wolf | Wells, IN United States | 04/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Compelling war drama about a USA Air Base in England. Struggling B-17 crews find solace among British ladies. The Yank's money is appreciated but not always their ways with alcohol and women. This is a story of the small village of Market Wetherby and it's war-weary locals, and how they cope with the new arrivals, American bomber soldiers who freshly join the war, and expect to win overnight.
The British TV has always been excellent in period television series, war dramatizations, and this is no exception. War nostalgia. It is surpurb, with added interest of half a cast of Americans joining British actors. Brits have the preserved buildings to pull off a period series. They use that to advantage. Beautiful 1943 scenery, costumes, props. This show was actually filmed in the 80s but because of the historical setting, it is a timeless DVD set; classic. Perfect for those with war interest, awesome for those interested in what it was like living in a country waiting to be invaded by Hitler's army. It is something of a cousin series to the more recent homeland war drama of "Foyles War" (a must for all British Drama fans) and "Enemy at the Door" (also good).
WE'LL MEET AGAIN cleverly mixes in actual bomber air strip and bombing raid footage. But much of the action takes place in the village homes and the local pub. Dr. Helen Dereham (by Susannah York) and Maj. Jim Kiley (Michael Shannon) are only two that show the extraordinary work that war leaders had to complete, as well as the struggles romantically of working so closely in life/death living. There's is not the only romance. Plenty of hardship and lives lost. Very believable, although I'm too young to know first-hand, being a Baby Boomer.
The series ends well; but with a potential for another season, which, alas, never came. This set has no subtitles or CC. It's box warning of partial nudity refers to one breast exposed for 3 seconds. My wife and I both enjoyed this, both sorry there were no additional episodes after the 13 provided in this set.
Episode details (each about 53 min.): 1 ALL DAY AND EVERY DAY-Market Wetherby, Suffolk, April 1943. American Air Force arrives in England ungraciously. 2 HANDS ACROSS THE SEA-Cocky American crews fail to perform well in the air & on the local ground. 3 THE MILK RUN-Letty's Uncle Sid arrives with contraband booze while she falls for a Yank on a 'milk run'-safe mission. 4 ONE STEP FORWARD,TWO STEPS BACK-Some romance buds but overall relations remain tense. 5 THE BIG ONE-Market Wetherby & the American Base find some agreeable relationships. 'The Big One' mission heads over Germany. 6 UP THE SMOKE-Some Yanks get London R&R while Dr. Dereham ponders her feelings between her injured husband & US Maj Kylie. 7 FIGHTING MEN-2 men in English woman's lives seems to become a minor epidemic, plus secrets are found out. 8 A WING AND A PRAYER-Yank marries a local just prior to a dangerous raid. 9 YOU'LL NEVER KNOW-2 Brit wives contemplate continued relations with Yanks. 3 sec. of female nudity. 10 OLD ENOUGH TO FIGHT-Maj Kiley halts his romantic relationship causing poor results at work. 11 ONE DAY AT A TIME-Maj Kiley gets more active in the air & personally as death touches others lives. 12 EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES-Dr. Dereham adds more bedside time to her manner dealing with Maj Kiley's injuries. 13 THE END OF THE BEGINNING-It's love & war and time to choose permanent sides on romance issues."
Fred | Turkey | 12/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The story line of war and it's casualties both repulse and drag you into this fine series of programs! We couldn't wait to quey up the next DVD. We're disappointed there aren't more in this program series."
Review of DVD "We'll Meet Again"
Claudia | Central PA | 04/29/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I love this movie! Michael J. Shannon, Susannah York and all the others played convincing roles: the story line and superb acting captured the essence of what one might imagine transpired against the backdrop of WWII. If you're not interested in romance or the impossible liaison, this movie is NOT for you. This story would appeal to most women who have had an impossible liaison but might not appeal to most men. I loved everything about this movie except the end! Many sub-plots are going on simultaneously and the movie was put together very cleverly and effectively. I have watched this movie a number of times and will never get tired of it. I plan to keep my three-disc DVD set forever!"
venice96 | Fla | 06/08/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"this is a the worst movie I have seen this had to be a PBS America I was in England during this period and people could not afford the type of dress's worn by the females and lipstick was un heard of as were nylons if you could get them this appears to be a take off from another movie called "Hanover Street" Harrison Ford and Lesley Ann Downs which was done so much better than "w'ell meet again" there was another with Vanessa Redgrave same theme air force captain falls for a married woman while her husband is serving in the navy, sorry I bought this"