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The Heroes of Telemark

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During World War II , the Norwegians tried to produce "heavy" water; a vital component in the making of an atomic bomb. A weapon that would win the war for Germany. Norway's resistance movement finds out about this and the allies are alerted. But will they have the time and opportunity to stop this from happening?

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Product Details

  • Actors: Kirk Douglas, Richard Harris, Ulla Jacobbson, Michael Redgrave, Sebastian Breaks
  • Directors: Anthony Mann
  • Format: Import, 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: Dragon Movies
  • DVD Release Date: March 6, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (123 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000GJ287I
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #153,722 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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121 of 124 people found the following review helpful By P. J. Stalteri on March 13, 2007
Format: DVD
You know Great cast, great movie But, I think if I had a good VHS copy I could do a better job transfering it to disk. Picture and sound quality are terrible. it looks like some went into a movie threater with a camera and microphone. really a disapointment. I think amazon should ban this distributor.
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132 of 136 people found the following review helpful By Stephen Scott on March 1, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
one of a number of superior war films. excellent cast,based on a true event.this film is let down by a very poor sound track [muffled] and poor picture quality. it appears to be taken directly from a vhs tape.i will be returning the dvd and wait until a reputable production company produces a quality product. i suggest you do the same.
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100 of 103 people found the following review helpful By T. Campbell Willers on March 12, 2007
Format: DVD
I viewed this movie when I was young when it first came out and was overjoyed to see it was available on DVD. I received it today and I am very, very, very diappointed. It was made in Malasia by the chinese I think, and it looks terrible, like a bad quality VHS. It was likely copied from something, and I am surprised Amazon would carry something like this. I will be sending it back!
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44 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Robert Beyer on February 11, 2011
Format: DVD
HOLD ON FOLKS... this dvd above is to be released in April 2011.. it will NOT be the same poor quality of those before. Sony entertainment owns it now and it was shown in HD on the SMC (Sony movie channel) which I get and I am happy to say it looks much better. Amazon must have automatically inserted these reviews from the current offering which looks like a vhs digitized to dvd.
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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Kevin R. Austra on May 14, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
Based on a true story. Norwegian resistance fighters sabotage the Nazi German effort to produce heavy water for German atomic research during World War Two. Breathtaking snowy Norwegian locations serve as a beautiful backdrop for the plot. Kirk Douglas superbly plays the role of a Norwegian physics professor who, though originally content to wait out the war, is soon pulled heart and soul into the struggle. Though somewhat toned down from the book of the same name (The Germans were much nastier in the printed version), the spirit of the conflict is accurately portrayed without the superhuman fiction that is found in other war movies of the 1960's. As a bit of trivia, Kirk Douglas accepted a starring role in this movie as a favor to Director Anthony Mann. Anthony Mann was the original director for SPARTACUS before he was replaced by Stanley Kubrick.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By M. Bowman on June 27, 2007
Format: DVD
I think I own over 1000 DVDs and this is the worst DVD I own.

This is a very interesting story from world war II. The movie tells of extreme heroism from all those involved in stopping the Germans from developing their nuclear capability. However, I can not recommend this DVD. The quality is soooo bad. The audio quality is so poor that they automatically put on english subtitles on the screen so you can decipher what the dialogue is.

I do not know who owns the rights to this movie, but it needs to be straighten out. Then hopefully a high quality DVD can be made properly and the story told without static and fuzzy image projection
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By R. C. Walker on July 24, 2009
Format: DVD
"Heroes of Telemark" is a very fine film, an exciting and informative war drama. Unfortunately, this copy has nothing to commend it to the buyer. It's a very inferior transfer, for one thing. For another, and most importantly, it's savagely mutilated. "Heroes" was originally filmed in widescreen (2.35:1). This copy has been cut to ribbons and offered to you at a lousy "full" screen of 1.33:1. Full screen, my aching arse. This is just an advertising ploy to dupe the consumer. The only FULL screen is the aspect of the original filming. The so-called "full" screen here gives you about 60% of the film. Do you really want to pay good money for a butchered copy of a horrid transfer? Only a sap volunteers to be fleeced. Don't be a sap.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Moko. on January 1, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I bought this DVD because the movie, which I have seen on TV, is truly wonderful. However, upon receiving and playing the DVD, I found the sound track to be muddled and the dialogue hard to understand at times. The video reproduction is ok.
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