The Dam Busters

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Released: August 3, 2021
  • Originally Released: 1955
  • Label: Lionsgate
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) - English

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 7


User Ratings: 4,507
The film is over-long (the flying sequences include some repetition) and the music score is, regrettably, very blatant; but despite these drawbacks, a mood of sober respect is maintained. Full Review
Monthly Film Bulletin
Feb 17, 2016
Rating: A -- One of the truly great war films. Full Review
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Feb 18, 2009
3 stars out of 5 -- [A] classic of British post-war cinema, fondly remembered for Eric Coates' Elgarian theme as much as the action.
Jul 1, 2010
Rating: B+ -- Starring Michael Redgrave, this exciting British WWII drama was nominated for the Special Effects Oscar. Full Review
Jul 4, 2005
An exceptionally good war-in-the-air drama from Britain, based on the true story of the RAF's 1943 low-level raids on Germany's Ruhr dams. Full Review
Maclean's Magazine
Oct 28, 2019

Product Description:

An exciting World War II adventure which centers around the British efforts to destroy two enormous dams in Germany. The film accurately depicts the entire mission from the production of the powerful weapons necessary to destroy the dams to the bombing itself. Academy Award Nominations: Best Special Effects.

Plot Synopsis:

Based on historical events, the film depicts the British bombing of a dam in Germany that supplied German munitions factories during World War II, a victory accomplished only through the painstaking invention of a new "bouncing bomb."


Production Notes:

  • Directorial debut for Michael Anderson who went on to become one of Britain's more prolific directors. Some of the other films he has directed are "Around the World in 80 Days," Conduct Unbecoming," and "All the Fine Young Cannibals." His son is actor Michael Anderson, Jr.
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  • Sales Rank: 18,180
  • UPC: 013131494198
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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