The Dirty Dozen Double Feature (The Dirty Dozen - The Deadly Mission / The Dirty Dozen - The Fatal Mission)
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Lee Marvin opting out of these last two entries (perhapes by his death) was replaced by Telly Savalas who reprises his role from the original Dirty Dozen. To be honest I wasn't all that hot with the second Dirty Dozen film "Next Mission". It was alright entertainment for a TV made film but I doubt I will be watching it much. I however was surprised by how much I liked these other two sequels with Telly Savalas. I'm not sure but Savalas, even in his old age, has a screen presence to him that makes these sequels very enjoyable. The plots arn't all that enthrawling or great but Savalas makes these films worth checking out. Savalas in each sequel is surrounded by a cast that many seasoned film enthusiests will recognize such as Bo Svenson (Walkign Tall Parts 2 & 3), Thom Matthews (Return of the Living Dead I & II), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters 1 & 2), amongst others. I had a great time playing "spot that actor".
For TV made sequels these are pretty entertaining.Read more ›
1n 1987, Marvin's Maj. John Reisman was replaced by (1967 Dozen cast member) Telly Savalas's Major Wright for two further TV movies which this collection is made of
Savalas's Wright tries to act similar to Marvin's Reisman. It is still twelve convicts sent on a secret mission. In both TV movies on this DVD collection, Ernest Borgnine cameos as General Worden (the role he created for the original Dozen movie)
What annoys me is the LOVE BOAT style casting these movies have. In Deadly Mission, the film has such actors as Randall "tex" Cobb, Vince Edwards (Ben Casey), Bo Svenson (Walking Tall) and the Van Patten Brothers (James & Vincent). In Fatal Mission, the actors are Jeff Conaway (Taxi,Babylon 5), Alex Cord (Airwolf), Erik Estrada (CHiPs), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, tv's OZ), Heather Thomas (The Fall Guy) and Boxer Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini.
The other problem with the film, when it comes to guns, battle sounds--Those are three time higher than the dialog.So you have to turn up the sound to hear what they say and turn down the sound for the war scenes
Now other than that, these two TV movies are great work for TV movies. The action is there. The plots is there. It works very well as a set of TV movies brought to DVD.
Bennet Pomerantz, AUDIOWORLD
The Double Feature here stars Ernest Borgnine and Telly Savalas. The other actors are some faces you will recognize and all are good in this double feature. For made for TV movies, they really spent some money making these movies. Filmed in Europe and the uniforms and equipment seen are very authentic. A good war movie must have authentic equipment to meet my approval. The story lines are good as well as the dialog. Telly Savalas is great in these two features. A must addition to my war movie collection. Now if they will only release sequel # 2 on DVD. I have seen "Next Mission" on TV several years ago and enjoyed it. If your a "Dozen" fan, suggest you get these sequels...
who i bought it for but we didn't worry about sending it back ..The dvd for sale should have been play and say what brand of player
you can player it on before it is was sold and what country .,
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Another good war type movie.
Telly Savalas is good any these type rolls.
Good action movie. They do not show them much anymore
It is perfect. I choose it because it was what i was looking for. I would recommand it very much.Published on May 27, 2013 by Mme Carole D. Brideau
I'm a big fan of the original movie of the dirty dozen. I didn't know there were sequels until I found them on amazon so I had to have them and at a great price thanksPublished on May 12, 2013 by Doc
I never knew there was more than 1 Dirty Dozen movie. I was very surprised and I very much was glad that I bought it. I recommend it.Published on March 26, 2013 by sunny
I had a good experience with this purchase , It came in a timely manner and the quality was good .Thanks again BillPublished on September 10, 2011 by Scattman
I liked The Dirty Dozen with Lee Marvin, and I hope that they make another movie and bring back some of the regulars that were in the 1st movie, I'm glad they resurrected Telly... Read morePublished on March 22, 2010 by Terry E. Koebrich
saw it was the dirty dozen with out reading that it was the 1980's. both movies sucked. It was my fault for not readingPublished on September 7, 2009 by Jordan R. Mattesich