Oh! What a Lovely War G

A musical that summarises and comments on the events of World War I using popular songs of the time, many of which were parodies of older popular songs, and using allegorical settings to criticise the manner in which the eventual victory was won.
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item number:  WAC 433669D
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DVD-R Details

  • Rated: G
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Released: September 22, 2015
  • Originally Released: 1969
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 13


User Ratings: 806
Rating: 4/5 -- It's a mammoth shame that this film has slipped down the back of the sofa of movie history. Full Review
Total Film
Aug 25, 2014
[Attenborough] has chosen to make a big, elaborate, sometimes realistic film whose elephantine physical proportions and often brilliant all-star cast simply overwhelm the material with a surfeit of good intentions. Full Review
New York Times
Aug 25, 2014
An impressive debut from Richard Attenborough, made memorable by its all-star cast and incredible final shot. Full Review
Aug 25, 2014
Rating: 4/4 -- It is an elaborately staged tableau, a dazzling use of the camera to achieve essentially theatrical effects. And judged on that basis, Richard Attenborough has given us a breathtaking evening. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jul 3, 2018
Rating: 4/5 -- Stylised, satirical and ultimately moving. Full Review
Radio Times
Aug 25, 2014
Rating: 3.5/4 -- Richard Attenborough's directorial debut is a sprawling, highly stylized musical satire of WWI featuring some of Britain's very finest actors. Full Review
TV Guide
Aug 25, 2014
Rating: 3.5/4 -- An anti-war musical whose originality has never been successfully repeated. Full Review
Cinema Sight
Aug 15, 2011

Description by OLDIES.com:

Based on Joan Littlewood's 1963 stage play, Oh! What a Lovely War 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."


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Product Info

  • UPC: 888574336691
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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