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World War II: 360 [Blu-ray]
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BATTLE 360: For nearly a decade, the legendary World War II aircraft carrier USS Enterprise held a pivotal place on the turbulent seas of war, engaging in some of the fiercest multi-front battles ever witnessed in modern combat. The only carrier to be front and center in every major sea conflict in the Pacific, the Enterprise and her crews battles were marked by intense firepower, instinct, and a 360°-coordination between surface ships, the aircraft above, and the submarines below. In each episode using incredible CGI visualizations, BATTLE 360° follows the Enterprise and its men through another conflict of WWII as they fight off the enemy from the air, sea, and underwater. BATTLE 360°: THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE includes all 10 original episodes on 3 discs:
DISC 1: Call to Duty / Vengeance at Midway / Jaws of the Enemy / Bloody Santa Cruz
DISC 2: Enterprise vs. Japan / The Grey Ghost / Hammer of Hell
DISC 3: D-Day in the Pacific / Battle of Leyte Gulf / The Empire s Last Stand / Bonus
BONUS FEATURES: Additional Footage
PATTON 360 uses cutting-edge computer graphic animation and the latest technology to bring viewers a 360-degree view of World War II. Patton, a complicated, colorful, and ferociously determined officer known as Old Blood and Guts, springs to life with the aid of archival footage, personal diary quotes, and commentary from historians and veterans. With insight into the forces he commanded and battles he led, youll be there for all the drama, from lightning-fast armored assaults to the Battle of the Bulge and the final battles inside Germany after crossing the Rhine.
DISC 1: Blood & Guts / Rommels Last Stand / Baptism of Blood / Rogue General / American Blitzkrieg
DISC 2: Leading the Charge / On Hitlers Doorstep / Siege Warfare / Battle of the Bulge / Crushing the Third Reich
Top Customer Reviews
For all you history buffs, "World War II 360" is over 17 hours of battle action in the Pacific. It has two complete series from the History Channel. The first called Battle 360 covers the war career of the USS Enterprise (Star Trek fans, feel free to drool), which was the only carrier to be front and center in EVERY battle in the Pacific during the war. The amazing story is told through historians, Top Gun graduates (once more, feel free to drool, my husband loves Top Gun), and sailors who were actually THERE.
The USS Enterprise was a giant carrier that was equipped with tons of high-artillery machine guns, a large crew, and a deck carrying several small aircraft ready to take to the air for scouting or battle. Not only are the individual battles exciting, but there are a few funny stories put in too like of a drunk guy relieving himself in a stairwell. The first battle was discovering America had been pulled into the war in the first place with the attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese. In one terrifying moment, a Japanese pilot whose aircraft was damaged attempted to crash it right into the USS Enterprise, but one American's quick thinking saved the carrier. He jumped into one of the American aircraft and fired away at the Japanese aircraft which through off its trajectory and it scraped the deck and the aircraft of the American but coasted off to crash in the water. The Captain had been watching at the time and requested the hero immediately come see him in his office where he gave the officer two promotions for his bravery.
Almost the entire sequence of battles is done in a CGI format that makes it look like a really cool video game, but it is fascinating to watch, especially in Blu-ray.Read more ›
I especially liked the Patton series because it didn't present Patton as the worlds best general. It showed his strengths and weaknesses as well as what his men thought about him. The show lets you draw your own conclusions by offering both sides. It was great being able to listen to the old veterans tell their tales as well. What an incredible and humble group of people.
BATTLE 360 (3 discs, 10 episodes) covers the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise, the most-decorated Navy warship of World War II, from Pearl Harbor to its unfortunate post-war scrapping. It includes actual, stock and CGI video footage with the CGI being relatively good (one obvious mistake in the documentary's use of stock footage is showing weapons being loaded on the Enterprise's bombers---some of the weapons shown are AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles which were used in large numbers in the Vietnam War 20 years after the Enterprise saw combat in World War II). An added bonus are many interviews with former crew members of the Enterprise and its escort ships. Very informative commentary is provided by military historians including Jonathan Parshall and Martin Morgan. Highlights include the Battle of Midway, the Solomon Islands, the raid on Truk and the Battle of Leyte Gulf (the largest naval battle in history). When BATTLE 360 was shown on the History Channel, one of the sponsors was Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, whose founder, Jack Taylor, was a pilot on the Enterprise in World War II.
PATTON 360 (2 discs, 10 episodes) follows the World War II story of Gen. George S. Patton, arguably the best and most controversial Allied general of the war. If you're a fan of the movie PATTON starring George C. Scott, PATTON 360 gives you a more detailed account of Patton which will give you a much better understanding of what transpires in the movie PATTON.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This set is very well done. At first I was unhappy with the recreations, but they are mixed in with real footage very well.Published 1 month ago by Dennis J Grubb
I like the 360 series of videos for WW2. The only problem with it was duplication. I had already purchased other videos in the series and found out that they were duplicated in the... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ross Safford
Love the videos BUT...half of them are Patton 360. I also unknowingly purchased Patton 360. So now I have 2 copies of Patton 360. Not a good way to spend my hard earned money.Published 5 months ago by Richard Travalini
More World War II history contained in this DVD collection. A fine addition to any modern military history DVD library.Published 8 months ago by Austin
Though my husband and I are WWII buffs, this video is truly 360 degrees of battles. We would like more on the background andpersonal stories within the battle context.Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
Truly an awesome set. World War 2 buffs and those who study the history of World War 2, then this is a must own. Makes for perfect viewing.Published 11 months ago by Seeking New Things