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TwoCrows
01-13-2004, 01:13 PM
Went to Fry's Electronics yesterday for the ASUS MB (finally). While browsing I found "The Battle of Britain" for ten bucks US.

Very good film. Made in 1969, it has nearly all the top British (and some German) actors of the day; Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave to name a few.

Scads of flying and combat footage with Spits, Hurris, Heinkels, JU 52s. Very well done.

Sadly, the Mes are tatted up "somethings" (Dewotine?). But they are passable considering the circumstances.

Look for it when next shopping... or perhaps
Aamazon. Something to fill the time between now and the release of BoB.

Cheers.

TwoCrows
01-13-2004, 01:13 PM
Went to Fry's Electronics yesterday for the ASUS MB (finally). While browsing I found "The Battle of Britain" for ten bucks US.

Very good film. Made in 1969, it has nearly all the top British (and some German) actors of the day; Michael Caine, Laurence Olivier, Christopher Plummer, Michael Redgrave to name a few.

Scads of flying and combat footage with Spits, Hurris, Heinkels, JU 52s. Very well done.

Sadly, the Mes are tatted up "somethings" (Dewotine?). But they are passable considering the circumstances.

Look for it when next shopping... or perhaps
Aamazon. Something to fill the time between now and the release of BoB.

Cheers.

carguy_
01-13-2004, 01:21 PM
It bothers me why did they trash so many German planes after the war.And they show those bull$hit Me109.Didn`t take much effort pffft.

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VW-IceFire
01-13-2004, 01:29 PM
I love that movie...one of my first war movies and definately amongst the best. Best thing off all is that there is no stock footage to be seen anywhere...it was all done for the movie so you don't have inconsistencies like in Midway with totally the wrong plane type used, markings changing every other scene, and so on. Nonetheless fun movie!

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DONB3397
01-13-2004, 01:43 PM
This movie was made before digital simulations, which makes it even more impressive. Most of the Bf109's were Spanish, I believe, produced immediately after the war. The 109's were in service with Switzerland until 1949 and with Spain until the early 60's according to Wm Yenne in his book, Aces. BTW, all of the aircraft that exploded in the air for movie were R/C models. The a/c destroyed on the ground were hand-built look-likes constructed for the movie.

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DuxCorvan
01-13-2004, 01:54 PM
Those ugly 109s were Spanish CASA-built Griffon engined aircraft. The Spanish engineers joined license-built Bf 109s to Griffon engines to make a rather good ground attack and anti-guerrilla plane that was unofficially called 'Buch√¬≥n' -a bird with a wide throat- due to the strange look air intake gave it. It was used in the 50s in the Rif conflict against independentist Moroccan rebels. They used it in that movie surely because it was the most 109-similar flying plane available in numbers in that era. We must remember that digital effects were sci-fi by then, and there was no ILM to make the things look good.

Pretty ugly bird...

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LW_Cobra
01-13-2004, 02:29 PM
[QUOTE]Originally posted by TwoCrows:
Went to Fry's Electronics yesterday for the ASUS MB (finally). While browsing I found "The Battle of Britain" for ten bucks US.

Absolutly a great movie. You really should get out more though.....I bought this on DVD back in June of 2003 at Best Buy for.....whoa....ten bucks, US. lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Just curious what ASUS MB you bought and for what processor....

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horseback
01-13-2004, 02:49 PM
Those Spanish built 109s were Ha-112s, powered by Merlins, not Griffons. Putting a Griffon on those things would have had the props standing still while the fuselage spun around! But "Battle of Britain" was very well done for the time, and a great deal of effort was made to get things right, including the LW paint schemes. Why, they hardly had any Americans in speaking roles!

Cheers

horseback

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TwoCrows
01-13-2004, 04:22 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by LW_Cobra:
[QUOTE]Originally posted by TwoCrows:
Went to Fry's Electronics yesterday for the ASUS MB (finally). While browsing I found "The Battle of Britain" for ten bucks US.

Absolutly a great movie. You really should get out more though.....I bought this on DVD back in June of 2003 at Best Buy for.....whoa....ten bucks, US. lol http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Just curious what ASUS MB you bought and for what processor....

Http://mysite.verizon.net/res0adci/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/sigsmall.jpg <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


I bought the ASUS A7N8X-E Deluxe for the AMD 2000XP which I bought on sale last spring and was bundled with an ECS K7S5A. Since then I bought a vid card, ATI 9600, which had 8X AGP and the ECS board was but 4X.

It will be a moderately fast system and, I hope, a stable one.

***embly begins tomorrow so I expect to have many questions over on the tech forum.

Thanks to all who identified the Me 109 surrogate.

BoB and "Piece of Cake" (Masterpiece Theater) are two best BoB movies of all time... There had been an earlier one, black and white, the title of which I do not remember which was (as I recall) also very well done.

Any of these make "Pearl Harbor" laughable... just be glad PH ended before ol' Ben Afflec flew the Enola Gay, broke the sound barrier and landed on the moon.

Cheers

Forgot to add the my delight with seeing the old MG.

DuxCorvan
01-14-2004, 07:06 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by horseback:
Those Spanish built 109s were Ha-112s, powered by Merlins, not Griffons. Putting a Griffon on those things would have had the props standing still while the fuselage spun around! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You're right. Sorry, I made a mistake with the R&R engines. And I also took those Hispano-built 'Buch√¬≥n' for a bunch of previous CASA-built 109s. Thank you for the fix!

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SuspectSquirrel
01-14-2004, 07:14 AM
Bought it at Wally World for $5.99 in the bargin bin. Love that movie.

Slush69
01-14-2004, 07:39 AM
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You really have to be a major league plane fanatic to call BoB a "great movie".

Let's forget about the fact that there's a few planes moving about from time to time, and that the setting is the Battle of Britain, shall we? It's one of the worst cut movies, I've ever seen, the story is plain weird with an ill-constructed plot, and the dialogue just makes me cringe.

BoB sucks, pure and simple. But the plane action is of course worth watching.

cheers/slush

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MarkVI
01-14-2004, 09:55 AM
BOB is great movie. If not for the planes, for the SPIRIT of the movie! If you sadly not understanding that, there is little hope. It would mean you have no compasion for good and grreat things, only self-fullfillment. An ego thing.

Watch it again, please. And in the watching, think of the brave men on both sides that REALLY did fly in it and the many that died. That is the spirit of the movie. Not the planes or plot.

MarkVI

Slush69
01-15-2004, 03:20 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MarkVI:
BOB is great movie. If not for the planes, for the SPIRIT of the movie! If you sadly not understanding that, there is little hope. It would mean you have no compasion for good and grreat things, only self-fullfillment. An ego thing.

Watch it again, please. And in the watching, think of the brave men on both sides that REALLY did fly in it and the many that died. That is the spirit of the movie. Not the planes or plot.

MarkVI<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Are you for real? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

Anyway, thanks for the laugh. If it wasn't that long, it should definitely be printed on a t-shirt and sold.

/slush

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