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Goose_Green
07-04-2007, 06:37 AM
Just taken delivery of this little lot;

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/DSC00282.jpg

Plenty to watch over the coming days. I did get The Guns of Navarone, but I have had to send it back to Amazon because it arrived damaged http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Goose_Green
07-04-2007, 06:37 AM
Just taken delivery of this little lot;

http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n235/Goose_Green/DSC00282.jpg

Plenty to watch over the coming days. I did get The Guns of Navarone, but I have had to send it back to Amazon because it arrived damaged http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

Celeon999
07-04-2007, 06:44 AM
Wow, i dont think i know even one of them .. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif

Goose_Green
07-04-2007, 06:57 AM
You must know of The Malta Story, Above Us the Waves and Cockleshell Heroes Celeon.

The Wooden Horse I saw years ago and always wanted to see it again, One Of Our Aircraft Is Missing is a new one on me, apparently made during the war.

Here are the Amazon links;

Above us the Waves (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004CZV5/026-0532757-2561261)

The Malta Story (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0001E5TLK/026-0532757-2561261)

Cockleshell Heroes (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0006DWHLG/026-0532757-2561261)

One Of Our Aircraft is Missing (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000FFJVIM/026-0532757-2561261)

The Wooden Horse (http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000FFJVIM/026-0532757-2561261)

AbleMaster
07-04-2007, 07:27 AM
Some great films youve got there, all good classics, dont remember above us the waves too well, may have to look out for it, but a good choice, have a beer and enjoy.

VikingGrandad
07-04-2007, 07:41 AM
Good choices Goose http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I've not seen any of them for a long time, but I know they're good. The only old war films I have on DVD are 'Sink The Bismarck', 'The Dambusters' and 'Run Silent, Run Deep'.

One title I haven't seen mentioned in previous threads about war films - 'Memphis Belle', which I think is pretty good. Any fans here?

Does anyone know if these films are any good?

- 'Dark Blue World'
- 'The Lost Battalion'
- 'When Trumpets Fade'

AbleMaster
07-04-2007, 07:44 AM
Memphis belle is a fine movie, good stuff, a good 1940's film is we dive at dawn, John Mills again.
The lost Battalion is pretty good too, enjoyed it, worth a look.
As the First World War draws to a close, American troops penetrate deep into German held French territory, under pressure from French and British allies to advance quickly and smash the last of the German Army in France. "The Lost Battalion" is the true story of a group of 800 American soldiers, attached to the 77th American Division, who were ordered to advance into the Argonne Forest, against heavy German resistance, and hold their position at whatever the cost

Goose_Green
07-04-2007, 07:52 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VikingGrandad:

I've not seen any of them for a long time, but I know they're good. The only old war films I have on DVD are 'Sink The Bismarck', 'The Dambusters' and 'Run Silent, Run Deep'.

' </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have all three of those VG and are among my favourites, especially Sink The Bismarckhttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

In fact I enjoy the older B&W films far more than the newer films, I think the acting and casting is far better and makes up for the lack in special effects.

@ AbleMaster - We Dive At Dawn is one of my all time favourites, a fantastic story and filmed during the war too http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Others to think about, Ice Cold in Alex, Cruel Sea, Colditz Story, Dunkirk...you can see there is a certain actor present in these apart from Cruel Sea - I'm a bit of a John Mills fan you seehttp://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Of course the newer films such as the Battle of the River Plate and Battle of Britain are equally good films.

VikingGrandad
07-04-2007, 08:17 AM
@ AbleMaster - thanks, I'll add The lost Battalion to my Amazon rental list http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Goose_Green:
In fact I enjoy the older B&W films far more than the newer films, I think the acting and casting is far better and makes up for the lack in special effects. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

The fact that these films are closer (in terms of time) to WW2 certainly gives them a lot of credibility.

As for John Mills... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Karl_Donitz_Jr
07-04-2007, 10:16 AM
Ahh yes, the good old classics!

I have:

Memphis Belle
Downfall
633 Squadren
The Fighting Sullivans
Lawrence of Arabia (yeah yeah, NOT WW2 I know)
Malta Story
Sink the Bismarck
The Enemy Below
Tora Tora Tora
Pearl Harbour (remake of Tora Tora Tora, prefered Tora Tora Tora!!)
Das Boot

I thought I had
Battle of the River Plate

and I want to get
The Yangzie Incident (sp)
and some more I can't think of the names of LOL

Realjambo
07-04-2007, 02:25 PM
Memphis Belle was one of the very first topics of discussion with a pretty young girl I fancied (now my wife) many years ago in the pub. We both love it still.

Karl_Donitz_Jr
07-04-2007, 02:30 PM
Oh I also got:

Band of Brothers
Battle of the River Plate (I KNEW I had it!!)
Conspiracy
The Cruel Sea
Reach for the Sky
Silent Enemy

VikingGrandad
07-04-2007, 04:47 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Goose_Green:
Others to think about, Ice Cold in Alex... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I was just thinking about that film and suddenly had a flashback to when I was a kid - even then, this scene made me thirsty for beer:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/VikingG/aca7ffe9.jpg

Remember the Carlsberg TV advert? Surely one of the best beer ads ever! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Goose_Green
07-04-2007, 09:39 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by VikingGrandad:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Goose_Green:
Others to think about, Ice Cold in Alex... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
Remember the Carlsberg TV advert? Surely one of the best beer ads ever! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Don't you mean "Probably the best beer advert ever!"http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

geoffwessex
07-04-2007, 09:47 PM
I note the reference to John Mills and We Dive at Dawn ....

Mills was undoubtedly one of Britain's finest actors and he always brought a sense of authenticity to his roles. Trouble was - there were so many of them.... when the British movie 'industry' needed a strong officer type he was always called on. He also played in other roles too, sometimes as lower ranks, and he was pretty good at comedy. He was just, er, always there!

There were only two British wartime movies concerning submarines, plus one immediately post-war, and the submarine captain in ALL of them was.... you guessed it, JM. Those movies were, "We Dive at Dawn", (a 'ripping yarn' about a submarine having a go at a German battleship), "Above Us the Waves" about the X-Craft raid on the Tirpitz in Kaafjord, and (post-war) "Morning Departure". (I'm not counting a truly awful British/American thing called "Submarine X-1" starring, of all people, James Caan as the Commander of the six X-Craft).

In "We Dive at Dawn", the submarine in question was played by two submarines that were being built (for Turkey) in the UK at the start of the war, and used for training until they could eventually be taken out to Turkey. The submarines were P614 and P615, with the last digit painted over.

"Morning Departure" was released in 1950 and concerned the loss of a submarine on a peacetime exercise in the English Channel. Shortly before release of the film, a British submarine, HMS/M Truculent, had been lost in the Thames Estuary after a collision with a small merchant ship and the incident is referenced in the opening credits, and nearly caused the film to be withdrawn from distribution.

Now, I have NO connection with Amazon, but you can get all three movies via this link (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Morning-Departure-Above-Us-Waves/dp/B000BU295I).

VikingGrandad
07-05-2007, 01:25 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Goose_Green:
Don't you mean "Probably the best beer advert ever!"http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif

VikingGrandad
07-05-2007, 01:43 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by geoffwessex:
"Morning Departure" was released in 1950 and concerned the loss of a submarine on a peacetime exercise in the English Channel. Shortly before release of the film, a British submarine, HMS/M Truculent, had been lost in the Thames Estuary after a collision with a small merchant ship and the incident is referenced in the opening credits, and nearly caused the film to be withdrawn from distribution. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I didn't know that. 'Morning Departure' is certainly a hard film to watch. Given what you're saying, I'm surprised it wasn't withdrawn.

Here's another stirring WW2 classic - Noel Coward's 'In Which We Serve' (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Which-We-Serve-Noel-Coward/dp/B00005RZT3/ref=pd_sim_d_h__1/202-2759026-1316644) (1942) (which has just joined the long queue on my Amazon wish list!) - based on the true story of HMS Kelly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Kelly):

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c188/VikingG/a4ad4013.jpg

geoffwessex
07-05-2007, 07:33 AM
Hmmm - "In Which We Serve" - good story (well, it's true!) but oh that horrible plummy voice of Noel Coward - makes me cringe. Made in wartime - and it shows.
Years later, the "Kelly Reunion Assocation" used to meet up at a naval establishment in Hampshire annually, with Lord Mountbatten (CO of the Kelly) there every year (he lived nearby at Romsey). The Association chairman (called "Rocky" - I think his surname was "Hutson") hated "In Which We Serve", and used to say it was "all wrong".

"Cruel Sea", though - classic!

TigerShark808
07-05-2007, 11:48 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Karl_Donitz_Jr:
Ahh yes, the good old classics!

I have:

Memphis Belle
Downfall
633 Squadren
The Fighting Sullivans
Lawrence of Arabia (yeah yeah, NOT WW2 I know)
Malta Story
Sink the Bismarck
The Enemy Below
Tora Tora Tora
Pearl Harbour (remake of Tora Tora Tora, prefered Tora Tora Tora!!)
Das Boot
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>

No "The bridge over the River Kwai" ? Not a bad movie .

Karl_Donitz_Jr
07-06-2007, 12:19 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">quote:
Originally posted by Goose_Green:
Others to think about, Ice Cold in Alex...


I was just thinking about that film and suddenly had a flashback to when I was a kid - even then, this scene made me thirsty for beer: </div></BLOCKQUOTE>


Did you know that Alec ******ss (the guy drinking the first beer) I think it was him anywho was not told that it was a real pint of beer he had to drink?

He assumed it was a non-alcholoc "stage" beer ie water made to look like beer, but after extensive testing the studio came to teh opinion that the only thing that looked like a cold beer was.... a cold beer. He had to do 8 takes of that scene (I think 8 anyway) in a row, with real beer.

He was a bit drunk after it! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif