Behind-the-scenes featurettes: "Finding the Footage"; "Preserving the Footage"
Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
Description by OLDIES.com:
A groundbreaking chronicle of the Second World War culled from over 3,000 hours of high-definition, full-color film footage, this miniseries attracted over 21 million viewers during its five-night, 10-hour run.With the glorious high definition visuals, full color film footage (no colorization techniques have been used) and immersive 5.1 surround sound make WWII In HD stands out from the many dozens of documentaries that came before. The miniseries also offers a remarkably personal account of the war, as the episodes are told from the point of view of 12 soldiers whose never-before-seen diary entries (diaries were illegal for US soldiers to carry, but these men did so anyway) form the basis of the involving narrative. LL Cool J, Rob Lowe, Ron Livingston, Steve Zahn and many others give voice to these 12 soldiers, while Gary Sinise wraps the whole production together with an engaging narration.
Assembled from 3,000 hours of recently discovered color footage, this immersive documentary about World War II offers a vivid look at the war from both sides of the battlefield. Despite being prohibited from carrying diaries, many U.S. soldiers secretly recorded their experiences in writing and hid their journals away from the prying eyes of their superiors. By combining those journal entries with archival color footage that has been painstakingly converted to high definition, WWII IN HD brings home their experiences in a way that few other films have managed to do.