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|Genres||Military & War, Drama|
|Starring||Brian Stirner, Davyd Harries|
|Supporting actors||Nicholas Ball, Julie Neesam, Sam Sewell, John Franklyn-Robbins, Stella Tanner, Harry Shacklock, David Scheuer, Ian Liston, Lorna Lewis, Stephen Riddle, Jack Le White, Mark Penfold, Micaela Minelli, Elsa Minelli|
|Studio||The Criterion Collection|
|MPAA rating||NR (Not Rated)|
|Captions and subtitles||English Details|
|Rental rights||3-day viewing period. Details|
|Purchase rights||Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details|
|Format||Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)|
"It sounds silly, but this war has killed so many people already.
Other than some air raid film, however, most of it depicts the massive preparations that had to be carried out in order to prepare for the invasion.
The director chose too many intense action scenes out of the old footage and filmed too many subtle and quiet moments with the new actors.
Done in 1975 this movie follows the life of one British Soldier up to D-Day. It shows some military hardware I never knew existed (there were a lot of experimental equipment that... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Richard H. Burk
Visually, I was able to suspend my disbelief that segments of film were genuine 1940's footage and others were hired actors in costumes 30 years later. Read morePublished 5 months ago by mr. contrarian
I echo the words of one reviewer who said this movie has a dreamlike quality---the images resonate long after the film is over! Read morePublished on June 4, 2011 by Scott Benkel
The Bottom Line:
This combination of narrative film and archive footage (some of which is spectacular) won't enter any list of the best war films of all time but it's... Read more
I really do not get this at all. I was sucked in by all the great user reviews and the fact it was in the Criterion Collection. I watched it wanting to like it. Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by Eric Sanberg
The film, shot deliberately in black & white, opens with a young man in England leaving home for boot camp. Read morePublished on November 7, 2009 by Loves To Read
If you are not sated by a million documentaries about WWII, 'Overlord' gives you amazing and strangely often beautiful archival footage from the British Imperial War Museum,... Read morePublished on August 3, 2009 by Michael Brindley
"It sounds silly, but this war has killed so many people already. I'm just going to be another one, of that I'm sure. Read morePublished on January 21, 2009 by Trevor Willsmer
The Overlord film that I saw consisted of two streams intermingled. The first stream is the Imperial War Museum highlight reel. Read morePublished on August 10, 2007 by Noirist