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Jackboots on Whitehall (2010)

Ewan McGregor , Rosamund Pike , Edward McHenry , Rory McHenry  |  Unrated |  DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E. Grant
  • Directors: Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Flatiron Film Company
  • DVD Release Date: July 26, 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004QC6HLY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,770 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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At times brilliant satire, at others simply silly fun. --IndieWire

Team America crashing headfirst into Inglourious Basterds. --Digital Spy

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On the English South Coast, Chris (Ewan McGregor, Star Wars: Episodes 1-3), a young farm worker, dreams of the chance to join the army and fight in exciting new lands. His chance comes when the three top Nazis the enormous Goering, the malnourished Goebbels and the scarily campy Himmler hatch a plan to invade England by drilling under the English Channel and into the heart of London. With the entire British army stuck in Dunkirk and no military support to defend the country, Churchill (Timothy Spall, The King s Speech) issues a final radio broadcast from his bunker in Downing Street. Upon hearing the broadcast, Chris rallies the reluctant villagers, aided by American pilot Billy Fiske (Dominic West, The Wire), demanding that they help save England and the world! Tom Wilkinson (Michael Clayton), Alan Cumming (X-Men), Rosamund Pike (Barney s Version), and Richard E. Grant (Withnail and I) round out the all-star voice cast of this riotous supermarionation epic.

Special Features

  • Behind-the-Scenes footage
  • Interviews with the Creators
  • Featurettes: The Swastikas, Bad Day to be a Nazi, Hitlers Rat Pack, The Nazi Hotties, Explosions, Voiceovers
  • Theatrical Trailer

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Who wouldn't want to see a World War Two epic enacted by dolls? That's simply good entertainment, right? "Jackboots on Whitehall" presents an alternate version of the Great War in which Churchill, a band of farmers, a mysterious Frenchman, a one man Air Force, and the Scottish must liberate London (and indeed, all of England) from the Nazi menace. A ludicrous and inspired premise is enlivened with the whole thing being dramatized by rather expressionless dolls. This spoof boasts some stellar vocal talent including Ewan McGregor (as the big hearted and big handed hero), Alan Cumming (doing double duty as Hitler and essentially Mel Gibson), Timothy Spall (a great Churchill), Richard E. Grant (a lunatic town vicar) as well as solid accompaniment by Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Tom Wilkinson and Stephen Merchant among others. Striving for cult status, the film hits all the right notes to set it apart as an offbeat curiosity--but sometimes fails to deliver the big laughs one might hope for. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who favors this type of entertainment, but it falls a bit short of the hysterically inappropriate comparison point "Team America" by the South Park crew.

The film's strength definitely comes from its set-up and its finale. Introducing the rural community of Kent, the film gets a big beginning as the Hindenberg attacks a small celebration. Targeting a baby perambulator for bombing, the famed Generals in the blimp don't know that they've messed with the wrong farmers! This sets a course in which Churchill must be liberated from 10 Downing Street even as the neighborhood is being overtaken by those that wish to cage the great leader.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting July 1, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I thought this movie would have live actors, but instead it had puppets. After a while the puppets began to look almost real except for the female characters who all looked like Barbie dolls.
I liked the story.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Ultra-peculiar marionette war fantasy July 26, 2011
Format:DVD
Judge Clark Douglas, DVD Verdict-- The basic joke of Jackboots on Whitehall is that it takes a lot of familiar war movie scenes, emphasizes the conventional elements of those scenes, and cranks them up to full volume. It's amusing on occasion, but without much wit in the screenplay the format becomes tiresome. The revisionism is certainly strange (aside from the fact that Churchill and some Scottish farmers didn't win the war all by themselves, the film turns Hitler into a cross-dresser and transforms the Hindenburg into a Nazi warship), but it's rarely quite nutty enough to transcend the feeling that this whole thing is an overlong, ill-considered Robot Chicken sketch (a feeling particularly amplified when Braveheart turns up to make a bunch of Mel Gibson jokes).

The vocal work is...intriguing. The film boasts an all-star cast, but you'll recognize very few of the voices. Tom Wilkinson does a very strange German accent, Timothy Spall reprises his hilariously odd Winston Churchill impression from The King's Speech, Stephen Merchant plays a gruff old man, Dominic West talks like Bender from Futurama, and Alan Cumming's campy Hitler is...well, a campy Hitler. The effect is hit-and-miss, as many lines of dialogue are lost in the midst of the loopy accents and shrieking line deliveries.

The DVD transfer is rather impressive, offering excellent detail (though it's rather apparent that the models being used are about as detailed and flexible as Barbie dolls) and deep, inky blacks. Audio is also quite strong, with the booming score (which not only riffs on Goodwin but also on Hans Zimmer and James Horner) frequently serving as the funniest, most involving element.
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Who wouldn't want to see a World War Two epic enacted by dolls? That's simply good entertainment, right? "Jackboots on Whitehall" presents an alternate version of the Great War in which Churchill, a band of farmers, a mysterious Frenchman, a one man Air Force, and the Scottish must liberate London (and indeed, all of England) from the Nazi menace. A ludicrous and inspired premise is enlivened with the whole thing being dramatized by rather expressionless dolls. This spoof boasts some stellar vocal talent including Ewan McGregor (as the big hearted and big handed hero), Alan Cumming (doing double duty as Hitler and essentially Mel Gibson), Timothy Spall (a great Churchill), Richard E. Grant (a lunatic town vicar) as well as solid accompaniment by Rosamund Pike, Dominic West, Tom Wilkinson and Stephen Merchant among others. Striving for cult status, the film hits all the right notes to set it apart as an offbeat curiosity--but sometimes fails to deliver the big laughs one might hope for. I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who favors this type of entertainment, but it falls a bit short of the hysterically inappropriate comparison point "Team America" by the South Park crew.

The film's strength definitely comes from its set-up and its finale. Introducing the rural community of Kent, the film gets a big beginning as the Hindenberg attacks a small celebration. Targeting a baby perambulator for bombing, the famed Generals in the blimp don't know that they've messed with the wrong farmers! This sets a course in which Churchill must be liberated from 10 Downing Street even as the neighborhood is being overtaken by those that wish to cage the great leader.
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