Battleground Vietnam: War in the Jungle/Casualties of War
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Now in this stunning and detailed 5 disc collection, see the war as it was warts and all. Go back to the early days of French colonialism in Southeast Asia and get an understanding of the underlying circumstances that became the breeding ground for the war; witness the horror of jungle warfare and see what life was like for the brave soldiers who put it all on the line; and behold the stunning battles, bombs and explosions that bring the war home in living color. Heartbreaking images of entire villages torn to the ground and motherless children explore the human calamity of the war and the war's eventual end will leave you wondering what price was paid for freedom and was it all worth it?
Though it is long over, the Vietnam War will always remain fresh in the minds of the men who fought and the millions who lived through a decades-long conflict right in their backyard. BATTLEGROUND VIETNAM: WAR IN THE JUNGLE covers it all from beginning to end with more than six hours of original footage that brings the battle closer to home than ever.
*6-pk Includes bonus feature: Casualties of War starring Sean Penn and Michael J. Fox. (1989)
Top Customer Reviews
This collection of DVDs could have been a five-star review, given the many previously unseen video clips, from both sides of the war. However, the first red flag was that the collection was made in Canada! Although quite a few Canadians came to fight in the US forces, it is no secret that most Canadians, including the government, were against the Viet Nam war and generally anti-American, treating draft dodgers as heroes (which they are still doing). In retrospect it is easy to be a Monday morning quarterback and Canada has been very good at that!
The next problem is technical. Although most of the video is fairly good (given age, climate, etc.), much of the voice over, the on-scene spoken word and interviews are DROWNED out by the noise of the combat footage, the extremely irritating and completely useless and loud music played from time to time, or, as in one case, some supposed former "Green Beret," identified as "John," who prefers to remain in dark shadow (and is, therefore, suspect as a wannabe, or complete phony) who whispers through his on-camera scenes, which is also overridden by the very loud and irritating music. This is just very bad and unprofessional editing.
Also, historically many important FACTS leading up to US involvement in the war are glossed over or completely ignored, not the least of which was the fanatical desire of the Vietnamese to be independent - of ANYONE!Read more ›
put out by Madacy Entertainment called "We Were Heroes,
Vietnam" with a date of 2006. What crooks these people
are. They release a 5 dvd set in 2005 called "Battleground
Vietnam", then a year later they trim it down to 3 dvds
and change the picture on the box and title it as "We were
Heroes". Do not buy anything from Madacy Entertainment.
A much better set is called "Vietnam War with Walter Cronkite"
with 12 hours of viewing time instead of the 6 hours on the
However, I wass very dispointed.
The Stockdale interview is the only good part of it.
The rest of it is mostly made of a guy reading VERY technical minute to minute battle stories while showing battle scenes that probably have nothing to do with the narration as you can easily notice that they are showing the same battle scenes over and over, in loop!
I'm sure there ia a much better product out there.
But I haven't found it yet.
1. Very sappy, which adds a fakeness ra ra ra quality to it. The background noise that drowns out the technical expertise of the narrator is extremely annoying. The background noise consists of constant machine gun fire and mortar fire that has nothing to do with the narration and John Wayne type "let's go get em boys" music constantly blaring in the background, so half of what they are trying to teach you, you miss. I felt like I was watching a 1950's propaganda film half of the time.
2. The title of the DVD is very misleading and that pissed me off! The title reads Battlefield Vietnam War In The Jungle... there's very little footage of any real battles in the jungles of Vietnam on any of these five DVD's. Almost an entire DVD is devoted to POW Scotsdale and his wife, which although had its moments I did not buy this DVD for this, this was drawn out wayyyy too long and should have been a movie on Lifetime or Oprah's network vs. in this DVD set. I thought I was going to be hearing real testimony from soldiers who fought at actual battles and seeing footage of those battles... nope aint gonna happen. The battle field footage does not match the narration at all. At one time a guy was talking about flying a helicopter onto a mountain top at night, yet the battle field scenes were in the middle of the day. Terrible!
This DVD set is kinda like a long version of Oliver North's nightly show on Fox News. Look, I don't need patriotic music playing in the background constantly or a nice feel good story to tie it all up in a pretty bow for me. I'm a serious student of military conflict I want the real deal and this aint it. I will likely get another DVD set and give this one away as a Christmas gift.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Battleground Vietnam: War in the Jungle Madacy Home Video 2005 NR DVD
When I last reviewed a Madacy production it was “Fighting Forces Vietnam”, also a 5 disc... Read more
for the people who got roped into contributing to this project without knowing what the final product would look like.
A blatant ripoff of BATTLEFIELD Vietnam.. Read more
well i bought four different sets of the vietnam different series ,two sets name completely differnt were the same stuff ,i thought i was going boonkers ,watched the same stuff... Read morePublished on November 8, 2011 by RICHARD
THIS SERIES CAME IN A NICE TIN BOX AND THE DVD TELLS ALL THE ENDS AND OUTS OF THIS AWFUL WAR. SHOULD BE SEEN BY ALL MILITARY BUFFS.....Published on October 28, 2011 by David A Pugh
I bought this set at Best Buy. As an avid Vietnamophile I snatched it off the shelf as soon as I saw it. Read morePublished on June 16, 2010 by Bob Hoskins
When I purchased this 5 DVD Disc Set I expected a very bogged down explanation of the Vietnam War. Boy was I wrong!!!!!! Read morePublished on December 1, 2008 by forrie lowell
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