Author Topic: The Great thread of Movies/Documentaries regarding WW1/WW2/Other conflicts  (Read 27395 times)

Offline Alubat

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Czas Honour (Time of Honor) Polish WW2 drama
All 7 seasons
http://superfilm.pl/serial-czas-honoru

read review from 22 May 2017
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4194136/
S1 - S2 - S3 - S4 - S7 (Powstanie) - S5 - S6

28 dvd box with eng subs from Amazone
https://www.amazon.de/Czas-Honoru-Seria-Maciej-Zakoscielny/dp/B01EGQUHG0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1500992247&sr=8-1&keywords=Czas+Honoru

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A good documentary about Operation Catapult and the British attempt to seize the French fleet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nyku1lSRiFU

Almost 1,300 French sailors died when they refused the British ultimatum to hand over their ships.

This is the kind of stuff they should be making movies about. Pretty incredible story.

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Dunno how many movies are made about the Reinhard Heydrich assassination. Seems to me its more than JFK assassination. Anthropoid 2016 was ok I think. Now its time for "The Man with the Iron Heart"
Have not seen "Atentat" or "Operation daybreak" yet :-)

Atentat 1964 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yER8GgUlYFQ
Atentat (Remastered DVD) came out last year. First time with English subtitles. Thinking about buying it

Im looking foreward to watch these :-)
HHhH The Man with the Iron Heart (2017) trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhGS2jnfMus
THE KING'S CHOICE (2017) trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNtu-bCGi18
Alone in Berlin (2017) trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcpv3l6csBw
I have acquired all of these now, except for Atentat, which is on my wishlist. Thanks again for the tips. If anyone else has more tips, please post them :)

Just came back from the theater where I watched HHhH - The Man with the Iron Heart. Where Anthropoid fully focuses on the guys who are going to kill Heydrich (you get to see Heydrich for less than a minute in a two hour film), this one first focuses on Heydrich's life up to the day he gets killed, then switches over to th story of the assassins, then after the assault focuses on the aftermath, in Prague, in Berlin as well as in Lidice.

What I liked about this movie was the first part about Heydrich, as I hadn't seen that in a movie before. The assault part was done better in Anthropoid in my opinion, and the aftermath was different too. The endfight in the church was better in Anhtropoid, but Lidice was completely missing from Anthropoid, big mistake imo.

The character development of Heydrich was very well done, actually better than the development of Gabcik and Kubis. The cinematography of this film was beautiful, with the scene in which Heydrich is being buried mixed with Lidice in a Godfather part one-like way. The role of Heydrich's wife can't be underestimated in both his real life and in this film, a job well done by Rosamund Pike.

A little downside is that the film was not shot in Prague, the church where the endfight was is quite famous and it was obviously a different building in the film.

My WWII interest got satisfied in this film, though: Panzer II and IV with Balkenkreuz in Poland '39, lots of trucks and just one Hanomag instead of a row of Hanomags, and in the endfight the Czech resistance fighter used a Zb26. Well done!

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So any of our Finnish members seen the new Unknown yet?  :P

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So any of our Finnish members seen the new Unknown yet?  :P

Yes.
Current projects - Hatinaal, Tnom Melor, Ilat, Vimorafisech

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So any of our Finnish members seen the new Unknown yet?  :P

Yes.
How was it?

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Like I expected it to be; unnecessary remake.

Good looking and sounding like pretty much all Finnish war films are but I felt really unsatisfied by the film itself. It felt stupid watching the same movie again after seeing it several times in two of it's previous iterations. Main cast was actually alright, dont have much to complain about them. One of the actors whom I normally cannot tolerate at all did his job fine and I didnt actually want to punch myself into face whenever he was on, so he earned his points. Plus, it was satisfying to see him die.  :P

I'd say this is a fine movie to new generations and for example foreign viewers but for me personally, I would have rather had something completely new than a third run at what I already know by heart...

EDIT: And just because the two previous ones were 3 hours doesnt mean they should have made this one 3 hours too. Knowing the story and knowing how much there was left to cover, I quite often found myself thinking the movie is simply too long. For the brand new scenes and additions, snipping out some of the old classic scenes and such, they should have just compressed this into a ~2 hour film instead.
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It was nice, perhaps more grim than the original version but I did enjoy it for the 3 hours. But it wasn't something I really care to see again in a long time.

I wonder which actor does Flippy mean, Aku Hirviniemi?  ;D

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It was nice, perhaps more grim than the original version but I did enjoy it for the 3 hours. But it wasn't something I really care to see again in a long time.

I wonder which actor does Flippy mean, Aku Hirviniemi?  ;D
I guess  ;D

Seems to be a huge success as its the most watched theater movie of all time in Finland, lets hope it leads to completely new stories down the line with the same production quality.

It must be at least 15 years since I last saw the older version so I can't even remember much, so this should be a good run. Gonna wait for the discs though, 3 hours is a long time in a theater.
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