Battle Hymn DVD

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Director Douglas Sirk excelled at character-driven movies with emotional complexity and depth, and "Battle Hymn," from 1957, is no exception. Based on a true story, Rock Hudson Col. Dean Hess, a WWII pilot who accidentally bombed a German orphanage. After serving as a minister, he rejoins the Air Force after the outbreak of the Korean War, and atones for his past by building an orphanage. Soon, though, he finds that to ensure the children's safety, he has to fight and kill again. Along with Sirk's direction, Rock Hudson's nuanced performance makes "Battle Hymn" memorable.
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  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Run Time: 109 Minutes
  • Region: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: May 25, 2004
  • Subtitles: Spanish, French
  • Audio: ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
  • Director: Douglas Sirk,James C Havens
  • Genre: War
  • Color: Color
  • Release Date: 1957

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5.0

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5.0

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Pros

  • Engaging characters (3)
  • Entertaining (3)
  • Great cinematography (3)
  • High production value (3)
  • Informative (3)

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5.0

I played in it as a child

By Korean Ophan Child

from La Habra, CA

Pros

  • Engaging Characters
  • Entertaining
  • Great Cinematography
  • High Production Value
  • Informative
  • Original

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    • At Home

    Comments about this product:

    Part of this movie was made in Nogales, AZ at the Nogales Air Field and some of that lived in Nogales; played bit parts in the movie. At the time we did not understand what it was about until I became an adult and it was great just playing a Korean orphan child. I was only 11 years old and I still remember it as it was just yesterday.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    EXCELLENT movie!!

    By Dennis

    from Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    About Me Movie Buff

    Pros

    • Engaging Characters
    • Entertaining
    • Great Cinematography
    • High Production Value
    • Informative
    • Original

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        Though I'm not a fan of war films, Rock Hudson is in this so I had to get it & I'm very glad that I did.

        Due to what he accidentally does in the beginning of the story, you can feel his guilt, pain & need for redemption throughout the rest of the movie. Rock Hudson did an amazing job portraying this in the film based on actual events. You have a clear understanding as to why his life took the course that it did throughout the film.

        Another important element of this movie that stood out for me is that all the fighter pilots were of equal value, as if skin color didn't exist. That was very impressive & very refreshing to see and yet this is a film made in 1957.

        And what is it about Old Hollywood & older films that makes you feel like you are really there? It must be the lack of CGI. All the locations and air scenes are fantastic, brilliantly filmed!!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A compelling,deeply moving film.

        By Orpheus

        from Winnipeg MB

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        Pros

        • Engaging Characters
        • Entertaining
        • Great Cinematography
        • High Production Value
        • Informative
        • Original

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          • At Home
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          Comments about this product:

          This film is certainly worth viewing,as it addresses one man's struggle with his inner demons,and his ultimate triumph through humanitarianism.A thoroughly inspiring cinematic endeavour.Highly recommended!

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