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The Marines (2007)

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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: PBS
  • DVD Release Date: May 22, 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000NA21XQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #144,097 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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The Marine Corps has long signified the ultimate in courage and patriotism and it's been around longer than America has been an independent nation. This fascinating PBS special traces the history of the Corps, utilizing unprecedented access to a wealth of archival materials that prove why the Marines have been, throughout their storied history, America's first choice when trouble breaks out. 2007/color/90 min/NR/widescreen.

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4.6 out of 5 stars
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Few, The Proud, The Marines July 3, 2007
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"The Marines" is a well-produced piece that gives a great overview of the process of making a Marine, both enlisted and officer level. This video will provide a background for gaining an understanding into the culture of the Marine Corps. Highly recommended.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sempre Fi August 3, 2007
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I saw this video on PBS a month ago and loved it. It does a great job of explaining what the Marine Corp is all about. I went through OCS in 1970, so for me it was interesting to see what had changed and what has remained the same. Surprisingly, my wife watched the whole video with me. I thought that she would humor me for 5 or 10 minutes but that was not the case. She loved it and said it made her understand me and my love for the Marines.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Shelf! November 25, 2009
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My son is giving thought to joining the Corps and this was truly a great reflection of what can be expected and experienced!

Semper Fi!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating! December 30, 2010
By Sun Shy
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I saw this on PBS and was riveted. It's really well done. I ended up buying it for my brother who was a Marine. I'm not a flag-waving, military type, but watching this gave me an appreciation for what he went through and how and why being a Marine gave him focus and discipline.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Marines forever February 22, 2013
By Moose
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As a Marine 65-70 it reminded me of how Marines feel inside forever. And no one can understand unless they been there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars better than expected October 22, 2013
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It was better than expected. Not over-hyped. Not a recruiting video. The Marines and civilians that were interviewed behaved and talked like real people. They interviewed a good cross section of Marines (active and retired, old and young). I've see other military DVDs where there was a lot of hype, blaring/dramatic music, lots of computer aided graphics, etc. Thankfully, this was not the case with this DVD.

The DVD seemed to show the realities of becoming a Marine. It showed the enlisted man's perspective as well as the Officer Candidate School (OCS). Most of it showed some of the rigors that the men underwent during basic training and OCS. Part of the program was was devoted to historical segments from past wars.

The worst part was the segment on female Marines. The females talked it up like they did everything the males did, but it was a lie. They never showed females undergoing the same training as males. To start with, the females were NOT forced to have their heads shaved; nope, Rapunzel gets to keep her nice head of hair. And then they talked about leveling the playing field for females by using technology. The interviewers were polite about it, but essentially they were saying that females are second rate Marines. If females want to be known as first rate Marines, then they must perform the EXACT same rigors as the male Marines, including front-line combat. Anything other than total equality is substandard. And that includes getting their heads shaved.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and informative. October 4, 2013
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This is the kind of stuff one never sees unless you joined the Marines. My late son who was a Marine told us about what he did in the Corps, Interesting but always wondered how much is true. After watching "The Marines" I know what he went through.
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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Split decision July 29, 2007
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Good for former and current Marines and their friends and family. It's a bit of a recuiting film which leads to a lose of credibility. Otherwise, it shows a good deal of what we went through in training. There was an outright error in the film about women training. Women began training similiar to men's training by at least 1982 which is longer than 20 years ago.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars USMC great DVD about the Marines
This DVD as a Vietnam Veterans Marines is wonderful document for explaining the backbone of the Corp. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dan hunt
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
As a Marine myself, this video produced by PBS does us justice! It's true, no "Hollywooded" hype, and it just spells it out, like Marines do! Read more
Published 5 months ago by Joseph Berman
5.0 out of 5 stars As one Marine remembers....
Granted the Corps is the finest in our military, and this movie was well done to bring out the tradition of the Marines. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lawrence S. Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars New Respect
I have to be honest I did not know much about the Marines but there has always been a profound since of respect for them. This documentary helped solidify that respect.
Published 5 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars The DVD is a must see
The DVD "The Marines" is awesome. The manner in which it introduces the public to the "warrior instinct" of the U S Marine Corps is fabulous. Read more
Published 6 months ago by John J Kennedy
4.0 out of 5 stars Informative
My 9 year old son thinks he wants to be a Marine. This movie provided him with great information about the Marines. He was a little taken back by what they really do. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Maureen White
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent!
Excellent, very respectful look at our nation's finest fighting outfit. The bootcamp segments really brought back memories. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Michael S. Lareaux
3.0 out of 5 stars Video review
Not exactly what I experienced long ago but more like a recruiting program. (The note indicated that I have to add more words - so here they are!)
Published 7 months ago by Michael F. Mooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Marine Video
Great movie. Brought back memories 56 years ago. I want my grandsons to watch this and learn. Semper Fi Marines
Published 9 months ago by Jerry Rousseau
5.0 out of 5 stars Semper Fi
Went through San Diego in 1970, followed by 4 weeks of ITR at Pendleton.
Don't ya just love those Paradise Island Marines. LOL
Great Movie.
Published 10 months ago by Jarhead
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