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More harrowing than Grave of the Fireflies.
Review of Barefoot Gen / Barefoot Gen 2 (Animated) (DVD) by Sushruta

Advantages: Harrowing imagery, Some light moments even in such a serious film, Top notch voice acting
Disadvantages: Second movie feels redundant, Animation style feels too over-the-top at times

Barefoot Gen Keiji Nakazawa's manga series, Barefoot Gen, is a particularly well known series. I didn't know that a movie had been made about that series, and upon learning that, I made my best efforts to track down the film. And I am glad I did ... Read review

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vh :o) by euphie
Informative. by 1st2thebar
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04.10.2017 19:40
Classic war film and definitely worth watching
Review of Tora! Tora! Tora! (DVD) by Eastern

Advantages: Very accurate portrayal, characters playing well and very believable.
Disadvantages: soundtrack bit too basic

Tora Tora Tora was a code for Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941 and this film tells a story of the attack itself but also gives you a full military and diplomatic background. It is directed by Richard Fleischer. I got my 2 disc, Cinema Reserve e ... Read review

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Hello. This is a good start for a review but more information is required if you are reviewing the DVD, like special features. Read and rate other DVD reviews to see what is required. by NBCMad92
Thanks for the reminder - having watched Top Gun last night this would be a good one to follow up with. R. by RICHADA

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17.06.2017 16:42
Tense and contemporary British war film
Review of Kajaki (DVD) by thedevilinme

Advantages: Solid tale
Disadvantages: Lacks commnet

Genre – War Run Time – 108 minutes Certificate – 18 Country – United Kingdom BFTA – 1 nomination Awards – 4 Wins & 4 Nominations Amazon – £5.99 DVD £8.99 Blue Ray = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = In September 2001 four commercial airliners full o ... Read review

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history is history the past is the past but can it be the future by dlamad
E! by Pointress
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15.05.2017 20:41
(10.06.2017 22:57)
the horror of war
Review of Fury (DVD) by julieanbwz

Advantages: not complicate
Disadvantages: confusing sometimes

Fury is the latest take on the second World War in American cinema. Starring Brad Pitt ,Shiloh buff, Logan Lerman, Michael Pena and Jon Bernthal, we get a movie that condemns the horror of war, while at the same time trying to honor the soldiers who fight ... Read review

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Good start by NBCMad92
Welcome! by Classicc

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09.04.2017 02:51
Bittersweet & Sentimental, This Is A Haunting Period Drama
Review of Testament of Youth (2014) (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Very atmospheric, haunting/bittersweet, cinematography, good use of classical music,
Disadvantages: Very sentimental at start, which may put some people off(?) (ie may seem too cringe-y for some)

- Story - Based on the real life memoir of the main character, this film depicts Vera Brittains adolescent years while trying to maintain her studies, as the first world war starts and the love of her life decides to sign up to join other soldier ... Read review

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Not my cup of tea but really useful review :) by DodoRabbit
Not one that appeals to me by jo-1976

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26.03.2017 09:57
A cheap forgery and no masterpiece either.
Review of The Monuments Men (DVD) by thedevilinme

Advantages: Clooneyg
Disadvantages: Boring waste of time..

...= = = = = So the Monuments Men, a war dram ... Read review

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Highest of accolade. Top brass. by 1st2thebar
thanks babyx by thedevilinme

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07.03.2017 21:27
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REVENGE IS NEVER A STRAIGHT LINE
Review of The Railway Man (DVD) by elfbwillow

Advantages: Fantastic, powerful storyline, characters and cast
Disadvantages: Will bring tears to your eyes

The Railway Man Please note: This is a review on the film only. Eric: “At the beginning of time, the clock struck one. A drop of dew, and the clock struck two. From the dew grew a tree, and the clock struck three. Then the tree made a door, and the cl ... Read review

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E! by raspberry_ripple
I thought this an excellent film like your review. by Pointress

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17.02.2017 18:43
Testament Of Inspiration
Review of Testament of Youth (2014) (DVD) by ms19

Advantages: great cast, inspiring story
Disadvantages: -

I do love watching films but as well as catching up on all of the new releases, I like to make sure every now and then that I watch some of the older films that I might have missed or not have had a chance to watch. While looking on my Netflix account to ... Read review

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Nicely done. by afy9mab
Very well reviewed by elfbwillow

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29.01.2017 11:54
A Gripping & Grimly Realistic War Film
Review of Saving Private Ryan (DVD) by IzzyS

Advantages: Immersive/atmospheric/gripping, thought provoking,
Disadvantages: Dialogue fast paced & hard to follow at times (near start of the film) 1-2 unlikely plot details

- Story - This film starts in 1944, during the invasion of Normandy in France, where US soldiers fight to get ashore without being shot down. Two victims are later named as brothers of a Private James Ryan and when it becomes clear that said Ryan ... Read review

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I am always dubious when the grand master of kitchy schmaltz spectacles turns to seriously serious subjects, eg Munich or Schindler's List or this. I think SL was the only one with some subtlety. But then Spielberg is Spielberg. I will never forgive his awful, awful ending to the Minority Report ;) by skyelightsmoke
Great review :) by Sleepflower1987

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02.01.2017 10:53
the great change of bradley cooper
Review of American Sniper (Blu-ray) by shofi89

Advantages: Academy Award achevemenfor Best Sound Editing.combination of action and drama are balanced,
Disadvantages: "no"

...Eastwood re-released his latest masterpiece, American Sniper. The story is about the most lethal sniper in America. The film is base ... Read review

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Jibberish by BrutalHonesty91

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14.12.2016 22:09
(15.12.2016 07:32)
'This guy must have been a pilot before Ponches!'
Review of Good Kill (DVD) by thedevilinme

Advantages: Something to think about
Disadvantages: Bit slow

Star – Ethan Hawke Genre – War > Drama Run Time – 100 minutes Certificate – 18 Country – USA Awards – 1 Nomination Amazon – £3.00 DVD £3.99Blue Ray = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = Whatever you think about 911 ‘The War on Terror’ has been just as ... Read review

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Thorough review by WilliamWillis
Thorough review. by IzzyS
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30.11.2016 21:03
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"Death is not an adventure for those who... face... it"
Review of All Quiet On The Western Front (DVD) by 2mennycds

Advantages: Poignant, well & credibly acted, powerful, non gratuitous
Disadvantages: Haunting, harrowing

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ FILM ONLY REVIEW +++ FILM ONLY REVIEW ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ I remember seeing the 1930 version of this film in my childhood or early teenage years, and a number of years ago availed myself of ... Read review

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It is an amazing film!! by bettyboo47

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12.11.2016 12:26
Dancing the hideous gavotte of war
Review of Battle Of Britain (Blu-ray) by hogsflesh

Advantages: Good aerial fight scenes, great music
Disadvantages: Cluttered film, lack of extras

A review of the 20th Century Fox Blu-ray. You can find this for around £5 online if you look around a bit. The Second World War has been the subject of hundreds of movies since 1940, and they’ve ranged from patriotic propaganda to harrowing war-is-hell d ... Read review

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An E from me. by jb0077
I remember years ago being given an OT rating for a review on a book based on Anne Boleyn because I mentioned she had her head chopped off (which apparently was a huge spoiler for that particular Ciao idiot) x by chrisandmark_is_here
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17.10.2016 08:39
Derisory Empire
Review of 300: Rise of an Empire (DVD) by afy9mab

Advantages: The soundtrack is alright.
Disadvantages: The direction, production values, script and performances are all poor.

Themistokles, the hero of the Battle of Marathon and killer of the King Darius of Persia is determined to unite the city states of Greece. But when Darius’ son Xerxes, self-proclaimed God King invades, the city states refuse to stand together, leaving The ... Read review

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Despite drinking gin while watching this I found it awful! Excellent write up! by Chippytarka
Glad you sat through this so that I never will! by jo-1976

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26.09.2016 22:00
The GREATEST escape?
Review of The Great Escape (DVD) by 2mennycds

Advantages: Based on true story, derring-do balanced by pathos, suspense, well acted
Disadvantages: It's a 1960s take on events of World War 2

...epic journey with Jason and the Argonauts in search of the magic-infused golden fleec ... Read review

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grt by rolandrat123
Seen THE GREAT ESCAPE a couple of times, though I'd rather read the book now instead! :) by eve6kicksass

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The Great Film
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11.09.2016 07:53
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