- Actors: Andrew Clarke, Paul Hogan, Jon Blake, Megan Williams, Christopher Cummins
- Format: Color, NTSC
- Rated: NR (Not Rated)
- Number of tapes: 1
- Studio: Celebrity Home Enter
- VHS Release Date: October 28, 1992
- Run Time: 165 minutes
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
- ASIN: B00000F25O
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #247,384 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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This made-for-Aussie-TV production is aimed squarely at the Australian audience, who still revere the memory of the ANZACs, the troops who suffered horrendous losses at Gallipoli in WWI. The heroism of the ANZACs became legendary. In fact, they fought so bravely and with such determination that the Turkish enemy erected a monument to them.
While it is true that the film (culled from a five-part mini-series), is not riveting entertainment compared to something like "Centennial" or "War and Rememberance", it does outline the feelings, views, and politics of the day faced by the ANZAC forces.
The Australian and New Zealand viewpoints of the Great War are rarely on display, and here we have all of the various sentiments played out before us. The overall feeling (still is tangible today), is that the incompetence and arrogance of British officers, under whom the ANZAC force operated, were directly responsible for the waste of lives in pointless charges against the heavily-entrenched Turkish forces.
The mini-series is positively anti-colonial in regards to the portrayal of the British as uncaring, and more interested in saving British lives than that of the Aussies or New Zealanders.
Paul Hogan will most likely be the only familliar face for American viewers. I would recommend the Mel Gibson film "Gallipoli" for those looking for a familliar cast and a relatively big budget look. That film also has more weight to it, and is more stylized.Read more ›
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This is fast becoming a collector's bit. If you liked The Lighthorsemen or Gallipoli, better grab the next copy that comes up.Published on November 27, 2012 by Georgia Denny
THE PREVIOUS REVIEWERS HAVE POINTED OUT EVERY GREAT FACET OF THIS TREMENDOUS MINI-SERIES. TREAT YOURSELF TO A TRULY ENGROSSING SHOWPublished on February 14, 2011 by sabu