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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 9/12/2012 10:21:13 AM   
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In a fit of nostalgia, last year I bought the Platoon and Hamburger Hill Special Editions. I loved both movies in the 80s, the stuff that table-top RPGs were made of (yes, I know that's a pathetic admission).

On viewing again as a non-table-top RPG playing 40 year old I was stunned by the difference in quality of the movies. Platoon was still just brilliant on every level, where as Hamburger Hill was - mostly - toe curlingly bad. Poor dialogue, heavy handed racial themes and - I hate to say - some really bad acting.

Rose tinted specs were forever smashed...


Erm, i've yet to watch Beefburger Hill...sorry Hamburger! I've seen it stocked in my local Sainsbury's stores for the past couple of months. But I always get the feeling it might be a waste of money! That said, i'll borrow from a mate or something. That way, if it is poor like you say, I wont regret buying it!



Hamburger Hill for me is a much better made film then Platoon.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 9/12/2012 1:50:34 PM   
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The greatest ever is still Where Eagles Dare. The best cast, the best music, the best cable cars.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 10/12/2012 10:00:39 AM   
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Hamburger Hill for me is a much better made film then Platoon.


In what way - as I said, I thought if failed on just about every level - which was sad because I loved Hamburger Hill as youngster. But watching them back-to-back a while ago, I really was taken aback.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 10/12/2012 11:23:41 AM   
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Hamburger Hill for me is a much better made film then Platoon.


In what way - as I said, I thought if failed on just about every level - which was sad because I loved Hamburger Hill as youngster. But watching them back-to-back a while ago, I really was taken aback.


Hi Russ Whitfeld

For me it was well acted and the script was pretty good as well. I first saw it when I was 16 and I bought in on Blu Ray a couple of mouths ago I am now 31 and I still think it is a very well made film. Platoon was for me a film that I could never get in to.

May be I should give Platoon another watch have not seen it in years. I know every one has different opinions on films but for me Hamburger Hill is an underrated film but I respect your views on the film.


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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 10/12/2012 11:57:50 AM   
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Definitely see "Platoon" again, it really is a great movie.

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RE: Best Cast Ever For A War Film! - 23/12/2012 4:18:31 AM   
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Definitely see "Platoon" again, it really is a great movie.


"Platoon" when seen keeps you with it all the time. I have seen it 2 times on an illegal streaming site and I just agree with you.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 2/1/2013 3:41:06 PM   
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Patton gets my vote - it's just bloody wonderful. Flawless in fact, and the recently released Region A Blu-ray is a joy to behold (no annoying DNR for one thing!).

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 7/1/2013 8:11:24 PM   
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I'm really looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty. The trailer is great, and I loved The Hurt Locker, despite the huge backlash against it after its Oscar win.


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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 9/1/2013 4:35:42 AM   
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I'll agree the trailer for Zero Dark Thirty does look good, however i wasn't a fan of the Hurt Locker at all. So my expectations will be low.
If they couldn't depict a realistic view of the EOD operators/military life in Iraq then what will we get with zero dark thirty.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 9/1/2013 6:43:23 AM   
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Thanks for this Thread...........

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 10/1/2013 2:54:35 PM   
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I'm really looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty. The trailer is great, and I loved The Hurt Locker, despite the huge backlash against it after its Oscar win.




Completely agree - really like the look of this, had never been interested in The Hurt Locker and finally watched it last night, I thought it was great and big fan of Jason Clarke since Brotherhood and Kyle Chandler.

Nice to see another fan of The Grey (well I assume by the signature), what a nice surprise that film was!

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 10/1/2013 3:56:36 PM   
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I'm really looking forward to Zero Dark Thirty. The trailer is great, and I loved The Hurt Locker, despite the huge backlash against it after its Oscar win.




Completely agree - really like the look of this, had never been interested in The Hurt Locker and finally watched it last night, I thought it was great and big fan of Jason Clarke since Brotherhood and Kyle Chandler.

Nice to see another fan of The Grey (well I assume by the signature), what a nice surprise that film was!


Yeah, I love it.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 31/8/2013 8:46:16 AM   
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Anyone else looking forward to this?



Clooney's a fine director, there's a great cast and its about a fascinating apsect of WWII. Admittedly the trailer makes it look a bit like Danny Ocean in 1945 but I really can't wait for this.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 31/8/2013 9:03:43 AM   
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Anyone else looking forward to this?



Clooney's a fine director, there's a great cast and its about a fascinating apsect of WWII. Admittedly the trailer makes it look a bit like Danny Ocean in 1945 but I really can't wait for this.


Really looking forward to it. Clooney's work as director is fantastic.

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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 1/9/2013 10:26:40 AM   
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Any other war films out in the near future?


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RE: Saints And Soldiers And Other Unknown War Films - 6/11/2013 8:31:32 PM   
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Anybody seen Joyeux Noel?

Very understated but quite powerful. I found it rather humbling.

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