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  • Actors: Sam Neill, Zafer Ergin, Demetri Goritsas, Jeremy Irons
  • Directors: Tolga Örnek
  • Writers: Tolga Örnek
  • Producers: Tolga Örnek, Burak Örnek, Hamdi Döker, Ismail Çaglar, Peter Hankwitz
  • Format: Color, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Cinema Epoch
  • DVD Release Date: February 5, 2008
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000YXMMDQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #37,387 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Gallipoli" on IMDb

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Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons and Golden Globe nominee Sam Neill narrate this account of the historical battle. It began as a demonstration against the Ottoman Empire by Great Britain and her allies. Nine months later it had become one of the fiercest and most controversial battles of the First World War. Produced over six years and in seven different countries, "Gallipoli" is the story of ordinary men forced by history to do extraordinary things. The courage with which they faced hardship and the sacrifices they made are brought to life through their own words. Newly uncovered diaries, letters, and photographs from both sides; interviews with international experts; on-location landscape, underwater, and aerial photography; 3-D computer animations; and dramatic re-enactments of trenches and battles make this docu-drama not only the newest film on the subject but also the most comprehensive.

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Greality Test on April 15, 2009
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This DVD is technically very well made. It gives insight into the WWI mindsets of the English and Turks. The personal notes from participants on both sides of the fighting are read, "Ken Burns" style, which makes it all the more human and credible. It is much more informative than the popular movie of the same title, which is often shown on cruise ships as they pass the area.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David D. Lawson on October 11, 2008
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This ia a very well written, edited and photographed film about one of the great "What If" Battles of the First World War. I frankly thought it was really the only imaginative plan put forth in that war. I think that if it had been properly supported and led by The British it could of been pulled off. But instead it was treated as a sideshow and the Brits tried to do it on the cheap. So it was doomed from the start.
Altogether well worth the coin and time to see if this is your forte of History.
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22 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Melomet on March 30, 2008
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I have watched many films on Gallipoli, both features and documentaries. Nothing comes close to having the sustained emotional impact of Tolga Ornek's modern masterpiece. The narrative is based on the diaries and letters of 8 allied soldiers and 2 Turkish soldiers. Gelibolu (the Turkish title) focuses on the shared suffering and sacrifice by both sides in the disastrous Dardanelles campaign. The similarity of this ill-planned invasion of a Moslem nation over 90 years ago and our current situation in Iraq is uncanny. I highly recommend this title.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By the zulu on July 21, 2011
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I have visited Gallipoli twice for a number of days (over 12 years) and have found the battle fields the most moving and sad, as well as so wasteful of human life (equal to the carnage of the Western front) ....of the many war sites I have visited ... and these include Culloden, Isandlwana.
"Gallipoli" portrays for the first time in any depth the Turkish side of the 1915 debacle, showing the depth of feeling and commitment by the Ottoman army in defending their country from a hopelessly led coalition.
Both sides are shown in intimate detail including the hell of the trenches, the letters home, the hopeless conditions,the sickness, and the pathetic leadership of the English led allies. The courage and determination of the Turkish forces under Mustafa Kemal is detailed.
This fine (Turkish originated) documentary is the best so far of a fascinating episode of WW1 that could easily have changed the course of the war... and should have !!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rafik Razzouk on June 27, 2010
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One of the best documentary with both sides of the waring parties (Turks and ANZACs: Aussies & New Zealanders) expressing their experiences of this famous battle of the first World war. A must see if you're studying modern history. Note that Mustafa Kemal Atatürk commander the 19th Division attached to the Fifth Army during the Battle of Gallipoli became founder of the Republic of Turkey as well as its first president.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Richard Arant on August 19, 2011
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A superb documentary of the old style "murder war" as it was sometimes derisively called at the time by Lawrence of Arabia. 120,000 dead in one brief campaign. The British thinking the Turks would be "over-awed" by a display of British naval power and would immediately surrender; Britain blissfully dreaming of a "cake walk," estimating that few troops would actually be needed, ignoring their own intelligence, which stated that plans for such a campaign were "much to be deprecated" and would lead to serious losses. Forgeting how hard simple men will fight the aggressor on their home soil. (Rumsfeld and Cheney never saw this one, I suppose.)

Brits, Australians, New Zealanders, and Turks all heroically following orders to certain death.

This documentary is far from an effort to glamorize war, but listening to the positive impressions of the Turk soldier gives one a far different impression than T.E Lawrence presented in that era. No mention of the Turk's serial crimes against humanity in Armenia or Syria or even against his own enlisted men, only five percent of whom were literate; but, one could not expect those events to be worked into this fine documentary on a single campaign, a documentary which at times attempts a "feel good" atmosphere of honor between equally admirable enemies on the battlefield. Nothing wrong with that, I suppose. As one of the soldiers present wrote home, "Better a mechanical smile than a worried face; worry does a man no good."
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If you have an interest in what happened at Gallipoli, then I recommend this documentary. I thought it had a good balance of...

* black/white photos of events that occurred there
* modern day video/photos of the location mixed with black/white photos of the same locations
* letters written by soldiers
* engaging, objective narration
* good historic storytelling
* re-enactments (not elaborate or showy, but enough to visually describe what happened there)

The music was a bit odd at times, but it was okay for the most part.

They also traced the lives of several soldiers from their civilian life through the end of the war.

I thought they did a very good job of describing the horrors that both sides experienced (with more attention given to Allied troops). It was also interesting to hear of some of the positive experiences, although they were few (e.g., when a temporary, short truce was declared so each side could bury their dead...each side had close non-combat contact during that time, which appeared to alter their opinions about each other).

Very well done.

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