Oh! What a Lovely War (Special Collector's Edition)

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Oh! What a Lovely War (Special Collector's
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: G
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Paramount
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case - Checkpoint
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital Mono - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Lord Richard Attenborough - Director
    • Featurette: Part Documentary

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Entertainment Reviews:

Total Film - 01/01/2007
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's an intelligent, hugely stylised satire -- beautifully executed, brutally abstract and, on occasion, stunningly perceptive."

Product Description:

Legendary British director Sir Richard Attenborough (GANDHI, CRY FREEDOM) made his directorial debut with the scathingly satirical antiwar musical OH! WHAT A LOVELY WAR. Based on Joan Littlewood's 1963 stage play, the film reimagines the tragic conflagration of World War I as a macabre amusement park in which ghastly images of war's futility--such as generals playing leapfrog on the battlefield while their soldiers die around them--are set to farcical musical numbers like "The Bells of Hell" and "Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire." Attenborough assembled a virtual who's-who of iconic British thespians--including Dirk Bogarde, John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Michael Redgrave, Ralph Richardson, and Maggie Smith--to enact the masterful pacifist diatribe that was seen as a thinly veiled commentary on the Vietnam War at the time of its 1969 premiere--and remains just as timely and relevant at its 2006 re-release.

Plot Keywords:

Farce | Musical Sequences | Satire | War | World War I

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  • Sales Rank: 56,750
  • UPC: 097360690125
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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