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MK222
05-28-2005, 12:51 AM
Baa Baa Blacksheep Volume one now available on DVD.

It is the story of the famed WWII Marine Corp fighter squadron VFM-214 better know as the "Black Sheep" (although it is a fictional account). The series follows the exploits of this unit in the air and on the ground. The acting is quite good, as is the chemistry among the actors. The combat scenes combine new footage and some actual combat footage from the war. If you like the Corsair Vs. Zero battles this is a must see. I recommend it if you have interest in WW2 aerial combat and hopefully enough are sold so that they release Volume 2 to complete the series.

Amazon link:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007YMWG...25519?v=glance&s=dvd (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0007YMWGY/qid=1117262574/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_1/104-2240959-3225519?v=glance&s=dvd)

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stansdds
05-28-2005, 05:49 AM
Hmmmm.... practically nothing historically accurate about the series, but it did feature a half dozen Corsairs and guest appearances by P-38's, C-47's, I think some B-25's too..... tough call. What I would really like to see is a movie about the Blacksheep and have it historically correct. Now I'd pay big bucks for that!!! I know a producer would never be able to put enough F4U-1's into the air to make it fully accurate, but if they just used -1D's with the pylons removed and maybe added the braces to the canopy and painted them as -1A's, that might pass. I know, keep dreaming and pass that doobie.

AerialTarget
05-28-2005, 05:50 AM
I see that isn't rated. Last time I checked out a not rated movie, the very first scene had a guy trying to get sex and the second scene was a different guy having rather graphic sex with some woman. The third scene was comprised mostly of repeated cursings; I mean every third word rhymed with "duck."

I like war movies, especially with lots of airplanes, but I need war movies that my family can watch, like Battle of Britain and Tora Tora Tora. Unfortunately, those are the only two I have been able to find, and while they are delightful, one can only watch a movie so many times. How is Baa Baa Black Sheep? Is there anything untoward, like sex, nudity, and excessive cursing?

VBF-83_Hawk
05-28-2005, 06:52 AM
AerialTarget were are you from? Black SHeep was a TV series back in the 1970s. DOnt recall much if any cursing and there may only be a few kisses, however there is some drinking in it as well as typical schoolboy type fist fights.

This reproduction onto CD contains the first 10 episodes.

MK222
05-28-2005, 10:02 AM
It was a Tv series. It was not a movie.


Historical accuracy? None , but it did have great shots of WW2 era planes duking it out, menitons of aces and kills and a fairly charismatic Conrad playing the roie of Pappy Boyington etc

Aimosika
05-28-2005, 10:17 AM
Torrent anyone? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

BigA21
05-28-2005, 10:17 AM
Well if AT has a family - then I think he is old enough to have remembered the Blacksheep if he grew up in the US so that is a good question.

Yea its not all historically accurate like Stansdds said, but that by itself does not make it all bad in my book. Alot of mission oriented, Marines get in trouble (The special group continued to earn the name Blacksheep) and personal (Hollywood pens) stories. If I remember though Boyington was on the payroll as a consultant of some kind for the show.

AT, aside from the occasional nurses in uniform or maybe shorts and blouses you don't have to worry about the lack of rating - it was shown on network prime time TV back in the mid 70's.

Think of it as "Pappy goes to Hollywood" with some enjoyable air/warbird footage.

How many of us found out what "The Slot" really was after tuning in for a few episodes when we were 12 yrs old?

Fathers Day is coming .... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

AerialTarget
05-28-2005, 10:25 AM
Sounds good! Ah, Corsairs!

I don't have television, and I do not miss it, either. But, you're right; I'm not old enough to have remembered it. I was born in the eighties, and by family I mean siblings and parents!

T_O_A_D
05-28-2005, 11:01 AM
I'm old enough to remember it. My Dad was a preacher aswell and this series of shows he let me watch. I was not allowed too much tv when i was young.

Comswim
05-28-2005, 01:25 PM
Go Blacksheep GO

MK222
05-28-2005, 04:53 PM
BTW Aerial target for more "family friendly" aerial action try these:

Midway
Hunters
Blue max
12 Oclock High
Flying Tigers
Flying Leather Necks
Flat Top

Those are all pretty good and out on DVD.

Capt._Tenneal
05-28-2005, 08:27 PM
I'll be checking out Black Sheep as a rental from Netflix, before deciding whether it's worth owning or not. This and Combat ! were the war TV shows I watched while growing up, so they have a certain nostalgia value for me, however inaccurate they may be.

DuxCorvan
05-29-2005, 01:58 AM
Originally posted by AerialTarget:
I see that isn't rated. Last time I checked out a not rated movie, the very first scene had a guy trying to get sex and the second scene was a different guy having rather graphic sex with some woman. The third scene was comprised mostly of repeated cursings; I mean every third word rhymed with "duck."

I see you've discovered Almodovar's movies... except for the second scene: to be Almodovar's it shouldn't be any (true) woman there. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

BTW, the guy of the first scene didn't find satisfaction. That's rather unsettling...


I like war movies, especially with lots of airplanes, but I need war movies that my family can watch, like Battle of Britain and Tora Tora Tora. Unfortunately, those are the only two I have been able to find, and while they are delightful, one can only watch a movie so many times.

Ok, unless you're very conservative about what a kid can see, I must say that sex and nudity are really rare in WW2 movies -except some European films that are always about the civil population gripes and have no action. But it's rather logical it's hard to avoid graphic violence and verbal excesses -war is like that, I can't imagine people dying without bleeding and assaulting trenches without cursing. On the other side, I doubt is a good idea to rise children in the belief that war is a clean matter. War is simply not apt for children.


How is Baa Baa Black Sheep? Is there anything untoward, like sex, nudity, and excessive cursing?

Nay. It's kinda Star Trek in the PTO... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

BTW, where can I find a WW2 movie with sex, nudity and excessive cursing? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

And how much have one to curse to consider it 'excessive'? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif

Destraex
05-29-2005, 03:01 AM
Isn't George Lucas making a film about the Tuskegee Airmen ??

DuxCorvan
05-29-2005, 08:00 AM
Originally posted by AerialTarget:
Last time I checked out a not rated movie, the very first scene had a guy trying to get sex and the second scene was a different guy having rather graphic sex with some woman. The third scene was comprised mostly of repeated cursings; I mean every third word rhymed with "duck."

Now that I think... what are you doing with my weekend video recordings? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-mad.gif

ckur
05-29-2005, 08:40 AM
Just wish they could make them region free... Not worth buying here in europe.

Encoding: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries)

And yes I know I could find hack for the encoding system on my DVD set, but dont want to go there. I would probably just mess up my set... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

KISS- rule: Keep It Simple Stupid

MK222
05-29-2005, 07:39 PM
I am into the 5th show of the season...it is better than I remember.

The hi jinks on the ground are a bit silly but the combat stuff is good. The show did not shy away from death either. Four shows into the season and 2 guys are shot down dead (including an ace named Rafferty)from the unit and a top Japanese ace (with 15 Kills named Ikari or something) is shot down dead by Boyington as well in another show...

One last thing, I am mentally keeping track of Pappy's kills as I watch the show and he started the first show with 6 and got 5 during the show, he has gotten 3 more in the next 4 shows and guess what? On the 5th show , they show him inside the cockpit with the correct number of kill flags 14! Nice attention to detail!

VBF-83_Hawk
05-29-2005, 08:08 PM
I dont recal which episode, but I like it when they ecounter the "Super Zeke"...heheheheheh

Capt._Tenneal
05-29-2005, 09:54 PM
You mean the..... UBER Zeke !? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Did the Black Sheep call for a patch right away ?

DRAGON_2_GO
05-30-2005, 12:53 PM
No, the whiners weren't old enough then, because they either weren't able to write by then, or they hadn't heard of the word patch being used to make their aircraft kind of better.http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

greetz

P.S.: And me I'm only 16 y.o. and I still have to learn the thing about patches... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

ronison
05-30-2005, 08:38 PM
One thing that is semi historicly accurate in one of the episodes, if memory serves me. Boyenton got the Japaneese to bomb the Cornells house that he did not like. In the TV show I cant remember who he did this but in his biogrophy he actully did give the Japaneese the location of this cornells house and said it was a high military target. This was when he was under interigation in prision camp. Kinda makes for good reading if you are interested.