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Fighting Forces: Vietnam (5-pk)(Tin)

2.2 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

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FIGHTING FORCES VIETNAM (DVD/5 DISC/COLLECTORS EDITION/TIN SERIES)DOCUMENTARY

Product Details

  • Actors: Edward Rasen
  • Directors: None
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 5
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Madacy (Music Distributor)
  • DVD Release Date: January 11, 2011
  • Run Time: 680 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001TH37N0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #165,897 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By Achieve More on December 26, 2010
Since I love documentaries, my brother got me this dvd set along with "Trenches, Battleground WWI", for Christmas. And let me tell you... stay away from anything produced by Madacy Entertainment. All this contains is some old public domain footage from the US military's propaganda department, and there is literally nothing of value in terms of education or information. Then, there is some low rent, uneducated, and disheveled old man, whose seems to be robotically reading from a cue card in his basement, as he spumes some quick political propaganda which has no direction or meaning.
Since they were gifts, I can't get too angry, but at the same time I feel like everyone needs to know what a scam they're running. Save your money on anything this company publishes for sale... THIS HAS ZERO DOCUMENTARY,OR ENTERTAINMENT VALUE!
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From the very start of this 5 dvd set, I knew I had selected a "no nonsense" look at the War (no matter what they called it, it was a war!) that came to be a black-eye on the face of the greatest nation history has ever known. I imagine that historians and politicians would all like to paint a "rosier than truth picture" of this tradegy, but truth is truth. I really appreciate the frankness and objectivity in which this account is delivered...However, since I was NOT there, I will shut up and say no more.
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I like good military history (written, verbal or video) when I can get it. Unfortunately this is NOT it.
Let me make my own position clear before reviewing this product. I did not serve in Vietnam. I was
of draft age, I was called up for the pre-induction physical, found fit to serve, was in "the lottery" and had
a number low enough that I was supposed to be drafted. I fully expected to be, but was not. I believe to
this day that had I been sent there I would have died there. I also felt that the war was a terrible mistake
and one which we hadn't learned well enough to avoid some of the same mistakes in
the Middle East, "Vietnam in the Sand" as it was ironically called and in fact, came to be.

It is not possible to support a government half the world away, which does not have the support of its
own people, against a very determined and persistent enemy. Eventually such a government will
collapse and all that an outside power can do is forestall the inevitable--perhaps indefinitely, but at
great cost. Anyhow, back to this product. [By the bye, the only reason I can figure for why I did not
get sent to Vietnam was that the Paris peace talks were making progress and then the military essentially
stopped inducting more draftees, and began sending troops out of country. And there must have been
a large pool of eligible candidates in my area in the meantime, during the months when they still were
drafting. One of those flukes of fate that sometimes you never do quite understand.

This was "written" and produced by Edward Rasen, who at one time was a LRRP team leader and later,
in civilian life a producer for ABC news.
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I don't see why this set got all bad reviews. It's exactly what I expected. I wasn't expecting a history of the entire war. It's not. Its a few DVD's of different groups from our side that fought the war. They are old films from when the war was being fought made by the military. I wouldnt call it "propaganda" though. If you are looking for a history lesson or graphic footage of casualties and fighting, look elsewhere. If you are looking for mid 1960's films of what the different groups of allied forces were doing mostly early on during the war, this is for you. You can't beat it for the price.

P.s. the booklet does have a misprint about My lai. (mentioned in another review).
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I gave this a 2nd look to make sure I didn't misjudge Mr. Rasen and the intent of these DVD's. I salute him for his service and knowing he was awarded the CIB/purple heart should have given him pause before he produced this junk. His presentation and outright hostility was evident; why he produced this could only have been for the money! As noted by other reviewers; the pamphlet was a load of crap and to malign the Marines (pg 18) with My Lai was outrageous. Mr. Rasen went on to work as a ABC producer and not editing this piece of misinformation was unforgiveable; he needs to go back and OJT the editing process and read his output more carefully. I am deeply disappointed in Mr. Rasen and his work is an affront to all who bought this set and found that all the material was taken from other sources and not credited either. One plus, there was video I had not seen before and highlights of locations I served in when I was in VN and appreciated the memory.
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