Military & War
From the first musket shots at Lexington and Concord to the precision-guided munitions in modern-day Baghdad, America s history has been forged in the heat of battle. AMERICA AT WAR presents twenty-five documentaries from THE HISTORY CHANNEL, charting U.S. military conflict over two centuries. This fourteen disc set explores key moments of the American Revolution, the Alamo, the Civil War, World Wars I and II, as well as the conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, and Iraq. The chronological collection draws upon the expertise of noted historians, military authorities, engineers, and war correspondents to convey the personal side of conflict not often found in history books. A trove of archival footage and documents brings viewers closer than ever to the heated heart of combat.
Rare historical footage made vivid with new technology World War I claimed the lives of 10 million soldiers and shaped an entire century. Narrated by four-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, this extraordinary documentary brings the war’s horror and heroism to life in a way never before revealed. Rare archival film–meticulously colorized under the guidance of expert historians–makes the past fresh, relevant, and alive. In addition to these newly reclaimed sights and sounds, surviving WWI veterans share their experiences, personally testifying about life in the trenches, the terror of "going over the top," and the courage and sacrifice of battle. Analysis by military historians, detailed maps, and excerpts from the diaries and letters of men and women in the struggle offer a full range of perspectives on this unimaginably brutal, bloody clash of empires. Since 1990, the British team of Philip Nugus and Jonathan Martin has created popular, critically acclaimed historical documentaries, including Hitler’s Bodyguard and The Century of Warfare.
More than 35 years after its initial broadcast, THE WORLD AT WAR remains the definitive visual history of World War II. Unsurpassed in depth and scope, its 26 hour-long programs feature an extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war s pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants from Hitler s secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines add spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable viewing experience.Informative and unbiased, THE WORLD AT WAR is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an International Emmy Award, The National Television Critics’ Award for Best Documentary, and knighthood for its creator, Sir Jeremy Isaacs. Narrated by Academy Award winner Sir Laurence Olivier and painstakingly restored in 1080p high-definition (with newly-created 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio tracks), this is epic history at its absolute best.BONUS FEATURES: Bonus Documentaries: The Making of the Series, Secretary to Hitler, The Two Deaths of Adolf Hitler, Warrior, Hitler s Germany: The People s Community 1933-1939, Hitler’s Germany: Total War 1939-1945, The Final Solution: Parts 1 and 2, and From War to Peace Making the Series A 30th Anniversary Feature-Length Retrospective The Restoring of THE WORLD AT WAR a brand-new feature detailing the meticulous restoration process The Making of THE WORLD AT WAR Biographies Gallery of Photos from the Imperial War Museum Collection Historical Footage Famous Songs, Speeches, Quotes and Maps
This incredible collection from Mill Creek Entertainment contains over 170 hours of documentaries and feature films that capture America at war. The Civil War, World War I, World War II, The Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict are all presented here in this amazing collector’s set.Over 100 hours of content is documentary-based, with a portion of this being exclusively produced for Mill Creek Entertainment. You’ll have actual combat footage, rare interviews, battle re-enactments and rare photos that will appeal to your favorite history buff.In addition, this 36 DVD set includes Mill Creek Entertainment’s popular Combat Classics 50 Movie Pack which contains over 70 hours of feature war films.This entire set comes packaged in a very unique collectable tin that comes shaped in the form of an ammo box. This package is sure to make this a popular gift item.Films Included:1. Adventures of Tartu, The2. Aerial Gunner3. Battle of Blood Island4. Battle of El Alamein, The5. Battle of the Eagles6. Big Lift, The7. Black Brigade8. Blood on the Sun9. Bombs over Burma10. British Intelligence11. Bushwhackers, The12. Commandos13. Corregidor14. Dawn Express, The15. Desert Commandos16. Drums In the Deep South17. Eagle in a Cage18. Go For Broke!19. Gung Ho!20. Hearts in Bondage21. Hell in Normandy22. Hitler’s S.S.23. Identity Unknown24. Immortal Battalion, The25. Iron Angel26. Kansas Pacific27. Lady from Chungking, The28. Last Chance, The29. Marines are Coming, The30. Mark of the Hawk, The31. Minesweeper32. Mutiny33. Navy Way, The34. One of our Aircraft is Missing35. Outpost in Morocco36. Pacific Inferno37. Proud and the Damned, The38. Spitfire39. Steel Claw, The40. Submarine Alert41. Submarine Base42. Sundown43. Then There Were Three44. They Raid By Night45. This is the Army46. Three Came Home47. Torch, The48. War Devils49. War Head50. Yellowneck
Cold War, The (DVD)CNN’s landmark Peabody and Television Critics Association Award-winning series examines nearly five decades of history and is the crystallization of a massive three-year effort spearheaded executive producer Jeremy Isaacs (The World at War). Its production team shot more than 1,000 hours of original footage and screened 1,500 hours of archival film material, including historically important — and often emotionally stunning — images, many not seen before by an international audience. The crew traveled to 31 countries and conducted more than 500 interviews, many with key players of the time who rarely go before the cameras. Conceived by CNN founder Ted Turner, this extraordinary 24-episode chronicle has emerged as the definitive audiovisual record of this tumultuous era of world history.]]>
More than 30 years after its initial broadcast, THE WORLD AT WAR remains the definitive visual history of World War II. Narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier and digitally re-mastered for DVD, this is epic history at its absolute best. Unsurpassed in depth and scope, its 26 hour-long programs feature an extraordinary collection of newsreel, propaganda, and home-movie footage drawn from the archives of 18 nations, including color close-ups of Adolf Hitler taken by his mistress, that present an unvarnished perspective of the war’s pivotal events. Penetrating interviews with eyewitness participants–from Hitler’s secretary to Alger Hiss to ordinary citizens who stood outside the battle lines–add spine-tingling, first-hand accounts to an already unforgettable viewing experience. Informative and unbiased, THE WORLD AT WAR is the recipient of numerous accolades, including an International Emmy Award, The National Television Critic’s Award for Best Documentary, and knighthood for its creator, Sir Jeremy Isaacs.
Ken Burns’ Emmy Award-winning documentary brings to life America’s most destructive – and defining – conflict. The Civil War is the saga of celebrated generals and ordinary soldiers, a heroic and transcendent president and a country that had to divide itself in two in order to become one. The 150th Anniversary Six Disc DVD set includes never-before-seen special features including new interview with Ken Burns, Shelby Foote interview outtakes, and a bonus 16-page collector’s booklet featuring a selection of photos and battle details.
From a seemingly disastrous decision to declare war to the glory of the stars and stripes, THE HISTORY CHANNEL® PRESENTS: THE WAR OF 1812 chronicles of one of america’s most defining moments. Only 30 years after gaining independence, the upstart United States found itself once again battling Great Britain. At stake were the future of emocracy and America’s Manifest Destiny. Pitted against the world’s most powerful nation, victory seemed unlikely. But then Andrew Jackson’s brilliant leadership, a lone sniper, and one of the most lopsided victories in military history turned the tide of the war. THE HISTORY CHANNEL® PRESENTS: THE WAR OF 1812 is the authoritative chronicle of one of America’s most defining moments. THE HISTORY CHANNEL® PRESENTS: THE WAR OF 1812 contains the following programs: FIRST INVASION: THE WAR OF 1812–President James Madison declares war on Great Britain, a decision that at first appears disastrous. SAVE OUR HISTORY: THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER–The history of the stars and stripes and the poem penned as a tribute. THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS–General Andrew Jackson leads American forces to improbable victory. ANDREW JACKSON: A MAN FOR THE PEOPLE–A&E BIOGRAPHY® unveils the man behind the leader, from General to President. THE IRONCLADS–A revealing look at the battleships put to sea in the War of 1812. DVD FEATURES: Behind the Scenes of "First Invasion: The War of 1812"; "Surviving an 1812 Battleship" Episode From Extreme History, hosted by Roger Daltrey; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection
A revealing collection of authentic combat footage and exclusive interviews with the men and women who fought the war bring you face to face with the Normandy invasion on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, the Nazi Blitzkrieg of Poland and more. 2 DVDs. 1939-45/b&w/3 hrs., 15 min/NR/fullscreen.
Produced and directed by award winning filmmaker Harris Done. "War Dogs of the Pacific" tells the incredible true story of the marine war dog platoons of world war two. It’s a heart-warming film that explores the unique bond that formed between the young marines and their dogs. They teamed up to perform dangerous missions. Their success at finding the hidden enemy saved countless lives in the Pacific. These dogs proved themselves worthy of the title, ‘Man’s Best Friend.’ Running time: 46 minutes.
TORN BETWEEN HIS LOYALTY TO HIS MENTOR, OBI-WAN KENOBI, & THE SEDUCTIVE POWERS OF THE SITH, ANAKIN SKYWALKER ULTIMATELY TURNS HIS BACK ON THE JEDI, THUS COMPLETING HIS JOURNEY TO THEDARKSIDE & HIS TRANSFORMATION INTO DARTH VADER.
The Star Wars saga is now complete on DVD with Episode III REVENGE OF THE SITH. Torn between loyalty to his mentor, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and the seductive powers of the Sith, Anakin Skywalker ultimately turns his back on the Jedi, thus completing his journey to the dark side and his transformation into Darth Vader. Experience the breathtaking scope of the final chapter in spectacular clarity and relive all the epic battles including the final climactic lightsaber duel between Anakin and Obi-Wan.
From Harper’s Ferry, Fort Sumter, and First Bull Run to Shiloh, Antietam, and Gettysburg, THE HISTORY CHANNEL PRESENTS: THE CIVIL WAR captures the most legendary Civil War battles in brilliant detail. A sweeping selection of the soldiers and legendary leaders who fought these battles, including Sherman, McClellan, Grant, Beauregard, Lee, Davis, and Jackson, are also brought back to life in richly detailed profiles. Through interviews with scholars and historians, reenactments, and their own written words, the full military and political contexts of these men, their armies, and the clashes between them are thoroughly explored.
Academy Award(r)-winner for Best Documentary Feature, THE FOG OF WAR is the story of America as seen through the eyes of the former Secretary of Defense, under President Kennedy and President Johnson, Robert S. McNamara. McNamara was one of the most controversial and influential political figures ofthe 20th century. Now – for the first time ever – he sits down one on one with award-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line) to offer a candid and intimate journey through some of the mostseminal events in contemporary American history. As leader of the world’s most powerful military force during this nation’s most volatile period in recent years, McNamara offers new and often surprising insights into the 1945 bombing of Tokyo, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the effects of the Vietnam War. Featuring newly released Oval Office recorded conversations with Presidents John F. Kennedyand Lyndon B. Johnson, THE FOG OF WAR received critical acclaim for its up-close and personal insider
While on a cross-country drive, a bitter writer (international superstar franco Nero of Django) and his beautiful wife (Corinne Clery, the Story of O and Moonraker) pick up a stranded motorist (David Hess of Last House on the Left infamy). But when this hitcher turns out to be a depraved psychopath, their road trip takes a vicious detour into sex and savagery where the miles are marked in mayhem and vengeance is the ultimate rule of thumb. rarely seen in the u.S. (causing it to be named one of the greatest exploitation films no one has ever seen IGN) Hitch-Hike is a sleaze epic fueled by wild performances, scenes of shocking violence, and a visceral score by legendary composer Ennio Morricone. this raroVideo release is completely uncut and uncensored, and presents co-writer/ director Pasquale festa Campanile s vision in all its shocking glory.Special Features: Documentary: Road to Ruin (26 29 ), Digitally restored, A fully illustrated booklet, New HD transfer from original 35mm negative, New and improved English subtitle translation