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Combat!: Fan Favorites (50th Anniversary) (1967)

Vic Morrow , Rick Jason , Alan Crosland , Richard Donner  |  NR |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Vic Morrow, Rick Jason, Lee Marvin, James Coburn, John Cassavetes
  • Directors: Alan Crosland, Richard Donner, Robert Altman
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: IMAGE ENTERTAINMENT
  • DVD Release Date: October 9, 2012
  • Run Time: 941 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B008MIYKSU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,741 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

ONE OF TELEVISION’S MOST POPULAR SHOWS, groundbreaking series COMBAT offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling on the front lines in Europe during World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage. Vic Morrow and Rick Jason head a stellar cast in this long-running war drama featuring an incomparable list of guest stars as well as top directorial talent. This special 5-DVD collection includes 20 classic episodes from the series and includes guest stars include Lee Marvin, James Coburn, John Cassavetes, Tab Hunter and more!

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27 of 32 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Combat is great--this item is a rip-off October 24, 2012
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"Combat" is a great show and the episodes on this disc are the cream of the entire series and I loved them all. The problem is it turns out I already own these episodes because they provide no description of what the 20 episodes are and all of them have already been released. IF YOU OWN BEST OF THE SQUAD, BEST OF NEW REPLACEMENTS, BEST OF ESPIONAGE, BEST OF HANLEY, BEST OF SAUNDERS, you already have what's on this set like I do. The seller is ripping off the public by not listing the episodes so I'm giving fans of this series a heads up. What you basically get is the "Best of Episodes" in slim pack form which is great--if you don't already own these shows and ok if the seller told us that's what your getting--but they don't. If your gonna buy this set--buy it from importcds like I did--they rock as a seller.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Combat Series - Fan Favorites (50th Anniversary) December 29, 2012
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I grew up watching the Combat series on TV and it is amazing how many years ahead of its time it was. It takes you down to the human level of combat during World War II - the street fighting, hand-to-hand combat, and stress involved in facing danger and death on the battlefield. The acting is superb - they just don't make these nitty gritty type actors anymore. These guys all know and practice their craft fantastically. They make the most of the technology of their day. A must for all military veterans and those who enjoy war movies. Great value for the money. Buy this series - you will not be disappointed. Hard to stop watching once you start. Enjoy!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sarge and Hanley and the squad still the best! December 27, 2012
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Where this set really shines is in showing how well Combat! portrayed regular guys just trying to survive the war. No glorious heros, in fact this set shows (in part) how much of a slog everyday life was -- punctuated by moments of sheer terror.

Why 4 stars and not 5? While I understand why the set wants to showcase some of the guest stars on one of the DVDs, it does so at the expense of leaving out several of Vic Morrow's, Rick Jason's and the other regulars best episodes.

Not to be missed: the episodes that Vic Morrow directed are motion-picture worthy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fathers day Gift January 30, 2013
By alicia
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My dad was once telling me about the TV shows he used to watch when he was younger and he
mention Combat and told me that he used to love it at a child. I went online and found it here and
he loved it. I think this would make a perfect fathers day gift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent January 11, 2014
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I started watching this show on METV on my cable network every night, and after a month, they took the show down to 1 day a week and it was on at 2 am, so I had to record it. My wife found this collection and got it for me for Christmas. Last week when our cable went out because of the -16 degree weather, I had something to watch. I am completely happy with this series of combat. The picture quality is excellent. As a matter of fact, I am in the processor of looking for more series that I can add to this collection. If you like the older black and white war series, I would recommend this series to anyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sgt. Saunders is my hero! October 23, 2013
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Sgt. Saunders is the greatest philosopher / warrior since Marcus Aurelius. He is a WW-II battlefield life coach who teaches us all with a few powerful words and many strong deeds how to face the world bravely and justly. He is the epitome of man as a natural leader.
COMBAT! is the best television show ever made. I watched it as a kid after school with my mother as she did the ironing. Its depiction of WW-II and the life of a squad and their leader is realistic and compelling. It is so much more than just a war show as the topics covered from one episode to the next run the gamut of human experience.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old movies are the best! August 20, 2013
By cp
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Bought this & "Best of the Color Episodes 6" for my boyfriend for his birthday because he stays up late at night just to watch the reruns. He loves old war movies & Vic Morrow is one of his favorite actors. No more staying up late to watch reruns.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great series! February 13, 2013
By Walrus
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Great service, shipping time, and condition! This series shows how it was and a really great cast. After a couple episodes you're hooked and can't get enough. See the emotion with the perfect cast and see how terrible war could be.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Dvd to remember this great series
A great way to remember this series without buying every season . A sampling of the
excellent series .Great cast . Highly recommend
Published 11 hours ago by Alden Whitenack
5.0 out of 5 stars Great selection to start someone off on, or stir nostalgic memories
I got this for my younger brother. We used to stay up late at night and watch this when we were young, and it was a favorite show of ours. Read more
Published 26 days ago by Michelle L. Grieger
2.0 out of 5 stars bad recording
almost every disc had at least one episode where you couldnt watch it was so messed up and not worth the money
Published 2 months ago by William Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars I watched this series on TV daily on MeTV until it changed to 1x a...
I see the only DVD of "Twelve O'clock High" (My FAVORITE program next to Combat), was " The Best of Twelve O'clock High". This series met the same fate as Combat. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Janice Larkin
5.0 out of 5 stars combat 50th anniversary
great action good stories of infantry soldiers fighting the germans great guest stars like lee marvin. sal minieo frankie avalon etc
Published 8 months ago by julie dawson
5.0 out of 5 stars World War 2.
I remember watching this show as a child. I watched it with my father, who fought in World War 2. I neve was much for war stories as a kid, but this show did have many good... Read more
Published 8 months ago by redlin51
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I am a huge Combat fan. This is an excellent group of episodes...well acted and very memorable. Especially like Rick Jason as Lt. Hanley.
Published 9 months ago by Iris Motley
5.0 out of 5 stars Combat ! - 50th anniversary ed.
The outstanding WW11 drama prior to Band of Brothers. I loved this series as a youngster and grabbed the opportunity to purchase this dvd . Read more
Published 11 months ago by Steve Carr
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Deal
You cannot go wrong buying Combat! If you bought all of these DVD's separately it would cost over $40. Combat! was one of the very best TV Series of the 60's. Read more
Published 11 months ago by T. Armstrong
5.0 out of 5 stars Admiraltip
Great overview of the entire series....for the price a must for your DVD library!! It will provide you many hours of enjoyment.
Published 13 months ago by Admiraltip
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