The Longest Day (2-DVD)

The Longest Day (2-DVD)
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DVD Features:

  • Audio Commentary by Historian Mary Corey
  • Audio Commentary by Director Ken Annakin
  • A Day To Remember Featurette Longest Day: A Salute To Courage Featurette
  • AMC Backstory: 'The Longest Day'
  • D-Day Revisited Documentary
  • Richard Zanuck On 'The Longest Day' Featurette
  • Still Photo Gallery
  • Original Theatrical Trailer
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 4 hours, 23 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1962
  • Label: 20th Century Fox
  • 2-Disc Set
  • NTSC
  • Special Edition
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby 4.0 - English
    • Dolby Surround - English
    • Mono - French, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Trailers: Bonus Trailers

Disc 1: THE LONGEST DAY - Widescreen Version

  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.20
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Audio Commentary: Historical Commentary

Disc 2: THE LONGEST DAY - Bonus Material

  • Additional Release Material:
    • Bonus Footage: Richard Zannuck on THE LONGEST DAY
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. "A Day to Remember"
      2. "Longest Day: A Salute to Courage"
      3. "Backstory - The Longest Day"
      4. "D-Day Revisted"
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Stills/Photos

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Major Awards:

Academy Awards 1962 - Best Cinematography: Jean Bourgoin & Walter Wottitz
Academy Awards 1962 - Best Sound Effects
Academy Awards 1962 - Best Special Effects

Entertainment Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly - 06/03/1994
"...Incredible scope and sweep....Fast-moving, dramatically on-target, and searingly realistic..." -- Rating: B+
USA Today - 11/05/1999
"...The all-star DAY holds up as a respectable portrayal of the event..."
Total Film - 07/01/2003
"...John Sturges' robust POW actioner follows the template he set with THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN... .It's turns from Dickie Attenborough and David McCallum that provide the heart..."
Uncut - 07/01/2004
"This stunningly realised 1962 restaging of D-Day is the last great war epic."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/2004
"[I]t's hard not to admire the logistical ingenuity with which Darryl Zanuck put together a production of this size."
Widescreen Review - 06/01/2006
"THE LONGEST DAY features a massive all-star cast in its re-creation of the Allied invasion at Normandy Beach during World War II."

Description by OLDIES.com:

The triumph and tragedy of the World War II heroes who stormed Normandy Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944, are immortalized in this 1962 Oscar winner for Best Cinematography (Black-and-White) and Best Special Effects.

Seen through the eyes of Allied generals, foot soldiers, strategists and paratroopers, The Longest Day recounts the largest and greatest military mission of all time. In a battle that would change the course of history, 5,000 ships unloaded over 3 million men on the beaches of France, and the Allies gained a valuable foothold on enemy territory at an incalculable cost. This massive production required five directors and featured an international cast of thousands, including John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Eddie Albert, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Peter Lawford, Rod Steiger, Stuart Whitman, Robert Ryan, Edmond O'Brien, Curt Jurgens and more!

Product Description:

An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: Best (Black-and-White) Cinematography.

Plot Synopsis:

An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944. The film dramatises the viewpoints of the French, English, German, and American soldiers. Featured actors include John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, and many more.

Plot Keywords:

Action | All-Star | Big Battles | Classic | Epic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Theatrical Release | World War II

Production Notes:

  • Shot in CinemaScope.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 024543234647
  • Shipping Weight: 0.23/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 2 items

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