Battle Hymn DVD

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$14.98
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

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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      Comments about this product:

      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!!

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      5.0

      A compelling,deeply moving film.

      By Orpheus

      from Winnipeg MB

      About Me Movie Buff

      Pros

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

      Cons

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        • Adult Viewers
        • At Home
        • Church Groups
        • General viewing
        • Perfect Gift
        • Younger Viewers

        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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