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The Great Fox War Movies: Book & DVD Set

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  • Additional Details
  • Format: DVD
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Number of Discs: 5
  • Run Time: 493 Minutes
  • Region: Region 1 Region?
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Language: French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono), English (Dolby digital 4.0 ), Spanish (Dolby digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: December 5, 2006
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Audio:
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 4.1 [CC]
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.0 [CC]
    ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Surround [CC]
    SPANISH: Dolby Digital Mono
    FRENCH: Dolby Digital Mono
  • Genre: War
  • Color: Color

The Hollywood studio renowned for epics offers three of its greatest WWII films packaged within a fully illustrated, 162-page companion book.

  • Mitchum, Fonda, Wayne and Scott strut their stuff in this thrilling collection.
  • Includes 3 DVDs and the book The Great Fox War Movies: A Visual Archive of Fox's Greatest War Films.
  • Together these films won eight Academy Award®!

Presented in a unique coffee-table packaging, 20th Century Fox offers three of its best war movies in a single blockbuster collection.

The book contains an overview of classic war films, a brief biography of iconic Fox studio chief Darryl F. Zanuck, as well as a behind-the-scenes "making of" for each of the films contained in the set. Brimming with set photos from each film and little-known production facts, this collection is a beautiful tribute to these award-winning classics.

The great films showcased here are:

  • Patton (1970): A cast of thousands, dozens of European locations, hundreds of operating war machines, and at the center: a single brilliant actor carrying an epic film on his burly shoulders. Following the WWII career of General Patton from Africa to Europe, this most ambitious of bio-pics captured all the brilliance, charisma and foibles of the great tactician.Patton designed his own uniforms, believed he had been a warrior in at least six past lives and armed himself with matching pearl handled six-shooters. He was a master equestrian and swordsman, wrote poetry and was renowned for his temper, impulsiveness and insubordination. It was the role of a lifetime, and only one actor had the sheer strength of personality to pull it off: George C. Scott.
  • The Longest Day (1962): This monumental recreation of the entirety of the D-Day invasion ranks as one of the most ambitious and vivid cinematic chronicles of historical events. Following the action as it unfolds from the perspective of participants on both sides, the film leaves no major element in the unprecedented mobilization untouched. Epic in every sense, this three hour movie has a cast, according to the poster, of forty-two of the biggest stars of the time, including John Wayne, Henry Fonda, and Robert Mitchum, as well as many who participated in the actual invasion.
  • Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970): This historic Japanese/American co-production tracks the inexorable lead-up to the attack on Pearl Harbor. With perfect hindsight the film shows each missed opportunity, diplomatically and strategically, that could have headed off the catastrophe. Everyone knows how it ends, yet this acute film manages to extract suspense from this seminal moment of WWII. Once the action starts, the Academy Award-winning visual effects render the mayhem with stunning realism.

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