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Hollywood Goes to War

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Product Features

46 films from the U.S. National Archives on WWII, Korea and Vietnam
More than 40 Hollywood actors and directors featured, including Katharine Hepburn, Ronald Reagan, Lucille Ball, Clark Gable, Paul Newman and more
Featuring 7 Academy Award-winning films by directors including John Ford, William Wyler and more
Includes rare war films, such as Let There Be Light, December 7th and This is Korea!


Product Description
Ronald Reagan, Katharine Hepburn, Lucile Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Clark Gable, Paul Newman, Jimmy Stewart, Ginger Rogers, John Wayne, Orson Welles they are all in this 18-DVD set featuring 24 hours of war-time films from the United States National Archives. Hollywood Goes to War is packed with actors and directors from Hollywoods heyday in Academy Award-winning films, documentaries and more.

Review

This collection of star-lit and Academy Award®-winning documentaries assembled by motion picture specialists from the National Archives is evidence of moviemaking at its best. Iconic Hollywood directors and leading actors combined their talents to create films that not only stoked the fires of patriotism during war, but also addressed social and political challenges that were to define the decades ahead. The U.S. now had a new weapon in its arsenal that proved to be as potent as its air power or sea power...star power. --Marcia Kolko, Archives Specialist, Motion Picture, Sound & Video Office, National Archives and Records Administration

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  • Actors: Ronald Reagan, Katherine Hepburn, Lucile Ball, Lloyd Bridges, Clark Gable
  • Directors: John Ford, William Wyler
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 18
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  • Studio: Topics Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 22, 2011
  • Run Time: 1445 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005OAEWWS
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #85,005 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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I bought this dvd set from Costco and had it several months before I opened it. To my surprise, all the dvd's in the set do not work on my dvd player. The information and tag for the company issuing the dvd set is there but nothing else. I also noticed in looking through the dvd set is one has to do with "December 7, 1943 which documents the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was bombed in December 7, 1941. I wonder who collected these videos and now I am hoping that Costco can look up this sale and refund my purchase price. I am a WW2 fan and would have loved to seen this set of WW2 videos. I have a Sony BluRay player and this dvd set should have played on it and I also tried it on my computer. There are just no movies on the discs.
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By GLORIA RENDON on February 13, 2013
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Excellent information regarding WW2 and how Hollywood was affected by it... thoroughly enjoyed watching all the DVD's because I love all about Hollywood in its' Gloden Age.
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got this for my friends for xmas.
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This is not to be confused with the 4-disc set from 2007 titled Hollywood Goes to War (no exclamation point).

This is an 18 disc set in 6 volumes of 3 discs each. As of this date (the 68th anniversary of D-Day), there are no reviews posted and Amazon's description does not list the films included. I will not attempt to review or evaluate the content leaving that to others more knowledgeable. Having the set in my possession, I would like to make some general comments and provide a complete list of the films in the set.

All of the films are either documentaries or military training films. Some have dramatized scenes and could be called "docudramas". Some feature well-known Hollywood actors and directors. A number of the films were Oscar winners. Most of the films are about WWII but several deal with the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Several films seem out of place. Who's Out There, is not about ANY war but is a 30 min. 1975 documentary narrated by Orson Welles which speculates about life on other planets. One wonders why it and several others were included in a set titled "Hollywood Goes To War!".

The films have not been restored in any way and the quality varies depending on the source materials. Most are in B&W, several are in color. The outer case of the set measures roughly 11''x 8''x 2'' and contains 6 folding DVD cases (Vols I-VI) containing 3 discs each in slots.
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