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It’s a WWII-fest, with five films starring the legendary Errol Flynn. These adventures from 1942-1945 are a solid showcase of not only the star, but era itself, and the DVD set adds to the effect with some great bonuses. With vintage newsreels, classic cartoons, and more, you can relive the experience of these films like never before.
From a unique period in film history, putting out war adventures with a unique derring-do perspective, and starring the unique screen charm of Flynn, this is a collection with a surprisingly varied appeal. Mostly directed by another legend, Raoul Walsh (White Heat, The Tall Men), the set also manages to deliver an effort of style, with Walsh generally aiming at some manner of art in his semi-pseudo-propaganda vehicles.
Taking a look at the Nazi menace from every angle imaginable, whether as an American pilot, Canadian mountie, or Norwegian villager, Flynn gets a »
- Marc Eastman
No doubt many prefer the swashbuckling stuff but Errol Flynn distinguished himself just fine in his less popular war films. There are so many special features here I'm just listing them straight from the site but no fan of classic cinema history or Flynn needs to be told to pick this up.
Desperate Journey (1942)
Warner Night at the Movies 1942 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage newsreel, Oscar-nominated patriotic short The Tanks Are Coming, musical shorts Borrah Minnevitch and His Harmonica School and The United States Army Air Force Band, classic cartoon The Dover Boys at Pimento University or The Rivals of Roquefort Hall, trailers of Desperate Journey and 1942's Murder in the Big House
Northern Pursuit (1943)
Warner Night at the Movies 1943 Short Subjects Gallery: Vintage newsreel, wartime short The Rear Gunner, musical short All-Star Melody Masters, drama short Over the Wall, classic cartoon Hop and Go, trailers of Northern Pursuit »
Some lucky people are getting out of town for Memorial Day 2010. But some of us are staying at home. Luckily, all your favorite channels are doing mega marathons of all your favorite shows.
Zap2it is the one-stop shop for all your Memorial Day programming. From delightfully bad reality TV like "Real Housewives" and "Jersey Shore" to the quirky 1990s dramedy "Twin Peaks" to the serious TCM salute to war movies, there's something for everyone on TV this weekend. All times Eastern, but check your local listings for times and channel numbers.
Saturday, May 29, 2010
A&E (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.): Flip This House
Animal Planet (1 p.m. - 7 p.m.): River Monsters
BBC America (8 p.m. - 8 a.m.): Doctor Who
Bet (10 a.m. - 7 p.m.): Everybody Hates Chris
Biography (8 p.m. - 3 a.m.): Celebrity Ghost Stories
Bravo (9 p.m. - 2 a. »
3 items from 2010
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