History Channel World War II DVD Set
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WWII in HD DVD Set - The only people to see the war like this were the ones who lived it. Until now…
Seventy years in the making. Three thousand hours of color footage few knew existed. The first documentary to show original color footage of World War II in immersive HD, the world premiere HISTORY™ series WWII in HD uses the journals and accounts of those who served in the war’s biggest battles to create a personal, introspective and detailed look at life on and off the front lines.
Follow 12 unforgettable Americans, and experience the war through their eyes, in their own words, as it really looked and sounded. WWII in HD transforms their stirring journey into a tangible piece of history. Culled from rare color film found in a two-year worldwide search and converted to HD with meticulous technique, WWII in HD provides a picture of World War II as it has never been seen before.
Featuring the voices of:
- Josh Lucas
- Amy Smart
- Rob Lowe
- Justin Bartha
- LL Cool J
- Steve Zahn
- Jason Ritter
- Ron Livingston
- Tim Dekay
- Mark Hefti
- James Kyson Lee
- Rob Corddry
- The ultimate, accurate view of WWII. For the first time, experience what the battles were really like by seeing them in full HD as if you were in the battle
- 70 years in the making, culled from thousands of hours of color footage of WWII, some never seen on television before. Broadcast in Dolby Surround Sound 5.1
- History told through the epic personal accounts of real soldiers. Some survived the war; some made the ultimate sacrifice
- Major historical figures and battles seen with real life clarity for the first time
Television history will be made with WWII in HD, the first WWII documentary in full, immersive HD color. Viewers will experience the war as if they were actually there, surrounded by the real sights and sounds of the battlefields. Culled from thousands of hours of lost and rare color archival footage gathered from a worldwide search through basements and archives, WWII in HD will change the way the world sees this defining conflict.
You will meet a group of soldiers who represented different branches of the service and fought in each of the major theaters of war. Their wartime diaries and journals show in visceral detail what the war was really like. They lived, triumphed, and sometimes died in a conflict so huge it threatened to dwarf them, but couldn’t. It is history told from a profoundly human point of view.
Through a meticulous process that refines and enhances clarity to the lost color footage, the sights and sounds of war come to life. The series begins in 1940, when the free people of the world find themselves on the verge of defeat, and charts the long, hard road to victory. It includes never-before-seen footage of pivotal battles like Tarawa, Anzio, Attu, New Guinea, Battle of the Bulge, Market Garden, Okinawa, Normandy, naval engagements, and bombing raids. WWII in HD also features rare footage of military and political leaders like Roosevelt, Hitler, Patton, and Rommel, seen for the first time with high-definition clarity. The power of the footage and the individual journeys of the soldiers reveal the civilian toll at Nazi Concentration Camps and in cities wrecked by war.
BONUS FEATURES: Character Profiles; Behind-the-Scenes Featurettes - Finding the Footage, Preserving the Footage
Disclaimer - Program shot and mastered in High Definition. Presented on standard definition DVD that will play in any standard definition DVD Player.
WWII in HD The Air War DVD - WWII IN HD: THE AIR WAR presents the untold story of the American 8th Air Force’s bloody battle to defeat the German Luftwaffe in the months leading up to D-Day. Told through the gripping, first person accounts of three American airmen and Stars & Stripes reporter Andy Rooney, The Air War showcases breathtaking aerial combat – original, color footage, never before seen by most Americans – of the B-17s “Flying Fortresses”, P-47 “Thunderbolts” and P-51 “Mustangs” on missions such as Regensburg, Schweinfurt and Berlin. Never-before-seen 8mm footage of the airmen on the bases, the devastation in Germany, and the Luftwaffe perspective is also highlighted.
Flying 25,000 feet above the earth in oxygen-devoid air, and temperatures as low as 50 below zero, the 8th Air Force fought a war unlike anything ever before experienced. By the end, they would suffer more than 26,000 combat deaths – more than the US Marines lost in all of World War II.
This two-hour special is narrated by Emmy nominated actor, Rob Lowe. Characters are voiced by: Casey Affleck (as B-17 bombardier Joe Armanini); Sean Astin (as P-47 fighter pilot Steve Pisanos); Chris O’Donnell (as B-17 pilot John Gibbons); Elijah Wood (as Stars & Stripes reporter Andy Rooney)
To create this series, HISTORY launched an exhaustive worldwide search for color footage. As a result, WWII IN HD: THE AIR WAR draws upon footage unearthed from archives and private collections across the globe. HISTORY preserved and restored this footage ― some of which has not been seen since the 1940s ― and converted it to HD for unprecedented clarity. An exceptional Dolby “soundscape” enhances the striking visuals and brings them to life as never before.
The Third Reich DVD SET - For the second half of the twentieth century, the Third Reich has been deliberated and dissected. Now, as the “Greatest Generation” fades into history, the image of 40,000 uniformed Nazis goose-stepping in perfect synchronization represents all most Americans know about history’s most dangerously successful totalitarian government. Dig deep beneath the surface of our collective understanding of the Third Reich as HISTORY unearths what we don’t know about the individuals who comprised one of the most fascinating and complex regimes of recent history. THIRD REICH: THE RISE AND FALL uncovers familiar anecdotes and fascinating details about the people who comprised the Nazi Party, and raids the treasure trove of archives the Nazis left behind, including rarely seen German newsreel recordings along with other unique footage carried home by Russian troops.
The World At War: Collector's Edition DVD Set - The World at War DVD offers viewers of today a look at war through the eyes of the past. The film is narrated in such a way that watchers cannot help but be pulled into the documentary. The World at War series DVD is an instant classic that will have you on the edge of your seat.
Presenting The World at War DVD, more than 30 years after its initial broadcast, it remains the definitive visual history of World War II. Narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier and digitally re-mastered for DVD, this is epic history at its absolute best.
- The World at War series DVD is Narrated by Academy Award winner Laurence Olivier.
- 8 hours of Bonus Documentaries.
- Gallery of Photos from the Imperial War Museum Collection.
Buy The World at War DVD, and bring home the collector's edition historic documentary that will entertain all who watch it.
World War II: 360 DVD Set - It was a war—and a series of military campaigns—like no other.
HISTORY™ puts viewers in the middle of the action with two revealing programs that use cutting-edge computer graphic animation and the latest technology to bring a 360-degree view of the Second World War. In Battle 360, follow the only carrier to be front and center in every major sea conflict in the Pacific. The USS Enterprise and its men fought saw some of the fiercest multi-front battles ever witnessed in modern combat as they fought off the enemy from the air, the sea and underwater.
Then, travel with Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. as he leads his heroic soldiers in North Africa, in the invasion of Sicily, and in the charge across Europe to defeat Hitler’s Third Reich. Patton 360 weaves a mix of CGI battle scenes, interviews with historians and men who fought under Patton, and commentary by modern-day military experts, offering a dramatic analysis of the brilliant strategy and leadership Patton exemplified as he beat back the Nazi tidal wave in WWII.
WORLD WAR II 360º contains the following programs:
- BATTLE 360: Call to Duty
- BATTLE 360: Vengeance at Midway
- BATTLE 360: Jaws of the Enemy
- BATTLE 360: Bloody Santa Cruz
- BATTLE 360: Enterprise vs. Japan
- BATTLE 360: The Grey Ghost
- BATTLE 360: Hammer of Hell
- BATTLE 360: D-Day in the Pacific
- BATTLE 360: Battle of Leyte Gulf
- BATTLE 360: The Empire's Last Stand
- PATTON 360: Blood & Guts
- PATTON 360: Rommel's Last Stand
- PATTON 360: Baptism of Blood
- PATTON 360: Rogue General
- PATTON 360: American Blitzkrieg
- PATTON 360: Leading the Charge On Hitler’s Doorstep
- PATTON 360: Siege Warfare
- PATTON 360: Battle of the Bulge
- PATTON 360: Crushing the Third Reich
BONUS FEATURES: Additional Footage
Patton 360: The Complete Season 1 DVD Set - It was a war – and a series of military campaigns – like no other. Now HISTORY puts you in the action with Gen. George S. Patton, Jr. as he leads his heroic soldiers in North Africa, in the invasion of Sicily, and in the charge across Europe to defeat Hitler’s Third Reich.
Pacific The Lost Evidence 2-Disc DVD Set - Individual stories of heroism and courage are explored in the exact spots where the Pacific theatre of war took place as young American soldiers took on the seemingly invincible and increasingly desperate Japanese army in a series of bitter and hard-fought battles.
From Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, Saipan, Guam, Leyte, Okinawa to Iwo Jima, using rare archival footage, cutting-edge CGI and interviews with soldiers, the stories of WWII’s most ferocious attacks, climactic battles, and ultimate victories vividly come to life.
Vessels of War Collection DVD Set - They are real stories of valiant missions, brave crews and intense combat. Experience the high-seas drama of navies from around the world as they take part in the heat of battle in the VESSELS OF WAR collection from HISTORY™.
From Nazi “wolf packs” to the battle of Okinawa, every major naval engagement of World War II is captured in Victory at Sea, a powerful documentary series culled from over 13,000 hours of footage shot by the U.S., British, German and Japanese navies.
Originally broadcast in 1952, this landmark series showcases some of the most riveting combat footage ever shot, now digitally restored and remastered.
Hero Ships profiles the battleships, destroyers, aircraft carriers, submarines, and specialized ships that belong in the warship hall of fame.
Archival footage and interviews are punctuated by all-access inspections of the ship’s “battle stations,” providing the complete combat history and evolving technology of these American ships, often through multiple conflicts, and the indispensable role they played in the defense of the United States.
BONUS FEATURES: Victory at Sea Episode Introductions by Peter Graves