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World War I in Color (2003)

Arthur Barraclough , Kenneth Branagh , Jonathan Martin  |  NR |  DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Arthur Barraclough, Kenneth Branagh, Arthur Halestrap, Harry Patch, Hubert Williams
  • Directors: Jonathan Martin
  • Format: Box set, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.66:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Athena
  • DVD Release Date: July 13, 2010
  • Run Time: 284 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003AND1GY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,818 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "World War I in Color" on IMDb

Special Features

Tactics & Strategy, a 50-minute special showing how new technology and bold thinking changed warfare
Making the Series behind-the-scenes featurette (15 min.)
Biographies of political and military leaders, general facts, and a timeline of events
12-page viewer’s guide with historical background, including the Global War, Women at War, and Revolutionary Weaponry
SDH subtitles

Editorial Reviews

Rare historical footage made vivid with new technology

World War I claimed the lives of 10 million soldiers and shaped an entire century. Narrated by four-time Academy Award® nominee Kenneth Branagh, this extraordinary documentary brings the war’s horror and heroism to life in a way never before revealed. Rare archival film--meticulously colorized under the guidance of expert historians--makes the past fresh, relevant, and alive.

In addition to these newly reclaimed sights and sounds, surviving WWI veterans share their experiences, personally testifying about life in the trenches, the terror of "going over the top," and the courage and sacrifice of battle. Analysis by military historians, detailed maps, and excerpts from the diaries and letters of men and women in the struggle offer a full range of perspectives on this unimaginably brutal, bloody clash of empires.

Since 1990, the British team of Philip Nugus and Jonathan Martin has created popular, critically acclaimed historical documentaries, including Hitler’s Bodyguard and The Century of Warfare.


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108 of 109 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Thumbs up October 28, 2005
Format:DVD
WWI in Color is not simply a hodge-podge collection of colorized WWI footage. While the colorization is certainly muted and tasteful, the color is, in fact, the least significant aspect of the series. Had the footage been entirely in black and white, the documentary would still be a superb visual introduction to the conflict.

Clearly, several episodes are not enough to cover every detail of WWI, but major battles, strategies, and technologies are covered nicely. The series devotes separate segments to trench warfare, the air war, the conflict at sea, and the eastern front. A background introduction to the conflict takes up the first episode and the sixth segment presents the conclusion of the war. Two bonus segments round out the series -- a discussion of tactics and strategy and a "making of" piece.

Of course, WWI in Color contains copious footage (for the time) that gives the viewer an invaluable visual sense of the conflict. Many of the film clips are stunning and unforgettable. Yet the series also interviews the few living veterans of the war and asks military historians to expound on various topics. The well-paced narration provides numerous and interesting details.

All in all, a fine and worthy effort that deserves to be viewed.
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63 of 64 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and historically accurate history of WW1 June 12, 2005
By B. John
Format:DVD
Some of the best historians of the Great War have contributed to this feature, Gary Sheffield and Norman Stone are among the finest in all of military history.

The colorization process is excellent and the historical accuracy is even better.

This is not a day by day running of the war but is rather more of an overview. This is essentially a true account of how the allies came to win the war. It is not however the accepted 'schools' version of events and is in my view all the better for that.
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55 of 58 people found the following review helpful
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Stunning! COLOR makes this footage more realistic than any other documentary of "The War to End All Wars". Today's technology makes a huge difference, but the narration (Kenneth Branagh) and personal accounts from men who were in the war make even more impact. This series is a great overview-not a complete history, but certainly covers the important segments. More than that, it offers the emotion, the feel of that war, the hardships. I personally learned a great deal about the war that my American grandfather lived through. Most who will watch this amazing footage will have never talked to a living soldier that survived, there are few left, and most of today's population is too young. This is an important piece of DVD saved history, necessary in every library and historical department of school.

As important as the technologically added film color, is the educational focus on war machinery and weaponry that WWI inspired. I learned carriers, folding winged planes, tanks, flame throwers, and so much more was first used in WWI, not WWII. WWI was not all horse drawn equipment. The civilian footage (now in color) is dramatic as well. Literally seeing those early 20th century lifestyles & people on footage that is typically only found in still B/W photos is powerful.

ALL 6 episodes as well as 2 excellent Bonus segments (one longer than an episode) provide SUBTITLES. The bonus material is as interesting and well done as the episodes. 20 bios, facts bonus, a time line, plus a booklet pack even more of the war into this set. Topics reachable in scene selections: classroom friendly.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb series...wonderfully comprehensive! May 27, 2006
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This is perhaps one of the most enjoyable documentaries I have seen in recent years. Do not be put off by the colorization process used to tint the existing archival footage; indeed, it actually improves upon the viewing experience and compliments Sir Kenneth Brannah's lucid and absorbing narration. Everything is included here and covered with enough detail to satisfy and entertain either the armchair historian or the seasoned PhD. It is good to see that more high quality documentaries are being made about WWI--in many respects a war that was truly the world's first "modern war" that changed the map of Europe forever.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars World War I in Color September 30, 2005
By RWH
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World War I in Color is a wonderful documentary. It provides a surprisingly comprehensive look at World War I. The footage is remarkable. I am not a fan of colorizing black and white movies, but in this case it works well. I am a fan of military history and have a blossoming interest of World War I after having toured Verdun, Somme, and Ypres battlefields.

The only fault I have with the DVD is playing chapters and picking scenes. It is awkward. There are four major sections and about five or six chapters in each section. The chapters play smoothly one into the other, but the Sections end and you have to start the next section manually. This is a minor problem in an otherwise wonderful documentary.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great overview June 26, 2005
Format:DVD
I am not much of a "history buff", but I enjoy good history programmes, especially about military history and campaigns. Although "World War I in Colour" is not as comprehensive and thorough as "The Great War", it is a great mini-series giving a detailed account of the 1914 war.

I was a bit disappointed at the electronically coloured archive footage at first, but I changed my mind. The producers added sound effects, which help the viewer experience the battles first-hand. The colouring process is also top-notch. Letters from the front are read by actors while the footage is shown, which enhance the experience (the fake accents for the Russian, German and French letters are quite irritating, though). Finally, the narration of Sir Branagh is excellent - very calm and articulate.

This is a great item for history buffs or people simply interested in war history. If you are looking for in-depth analysis of the World War I, though, turn to "The Great War", still the best reference for that conflict.
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4.0 out of 5 stars WW1 in Color
It was good but not great. I watched in once and that was enough. That is all I have to say. Thank you
Published 2 months ago by Rod Stites
5.0 out of 5 stars The interviews are amazing.
It's very sobering to realize that all of the people you see onscreen have died very recently. The oldest WWI veterans were over 110 years old; the last one died in 2012. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Joe Moorman
5.0 out of 5 stars World War 1, IN COLOR ! .
This is an excellent production that shows how terrible World War 1 was. The addition of color to the original film is brilliantly executed, for anyone interested in major... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Brian Hughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Product
This series takes the uncharacteristic step of rendering wars we no longer comprehend into a more tangible plane of cognition by adding the equivalent of technicolor tones. Read more
Published 6 months ago by FMZ0311
4.0 out of 5 stars Color?
Never seen color footage of The Great War and it seemed odd but in time with techknowledgedy i guess anythings possible! If you wer einterested in WW1 I would go World war ! Read more
Published 7 months ago by kim dung sung
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Technology and Good History
I am always skeptical of these collections when I buy them because today's historians are more likely to change hsitory to suit their politics. Not in this one. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Musket
4.0 out of 5 stars great documentary
when taking a look back in history to review the events in past and relate them to today; this is a good source.
Published 8 months ago by morris brown
5.0 out of 5 stars WWl in Color
Because my grandfather served in WWl, I have a special interest in the topic. This documentary was well done, and the color adds to the amazement of the scenes.
Published 14 months ago by JAMES STRIBLING
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Was interesting to see this War in color instead of the previous ones sold in Black and White although they too presented a interesting look at history
Published 15 months ago by Chickygrey
5.0 out of 5 stars Historic Footage in Color Shows World War I Like Never Before.
Seeing footage from the first World War brings it to life like never before. The commentary is excellent too. If you are a history fan then you need this video!!
Published 19 months ago by James R. Ure
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