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The American releases (both 'Battleforce' and 'The Greatest Battle') are considerably abbreviated - they are missing several subplots including most of Edwidge Fenech's scenes in which she becomes involved with the French resistance, a flashback detailing Milos Parnac the Greek actor, and what becomes of John Huston's character. The German DVD release has all of these scenes intact, but has no narration (hence Orson Welles is not credited). See more »
For a low-budget movie set during World War II, it does have a rough and violent edge. Above all, BATTLE FORCE surrenders to a non-existent plot and storyline that's been duped hundreds of times repeatedly. Don't expect much here as there's no specific meaning. Explosions and body counts are nothing new! Adding to the troop casulty count is of Orson Welles' annoying and interrupting narration, making it feel like a made-for-television documentary. War movies are instant classics in the grade "A" Hollywood circuit, and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN triumphs realism today. Despite a fairly good replica of those WW2 days, BATTLE FORCE is another run-of-the-mill production without enough substance. Anyone who grew up watching Hollywood war dramas in their lifetimes probably avoided this one while history was made.
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