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Bren
10-24-2012, 11:26
Just watching Age of Heroes with Sean Bean, on Netflix. Pretty good WW II movie about a British commando mission in early WW II. One of the better WW II movies I've seen - not Saving Private Ryan, but better than most.

Dennis in MA
10-24-2012, 12:35
Battleground.

I am still shocked weeks later how cerebral this movie was. So LITTLE to do with actual combat. Most of it dealing with the hassles-to-horrors of war. You always assume life was "simpler" in the late 40's. Nope!

Glock21Owner
10-24-2012, 20:52
Two hard to find gems:

It Happened Here
The One that Got Away

Phaze5ive
10-24-2012, 21:12
If it's a Sean Bean show, then Sean Bean's going to die because Sean Bean never survives any of the movies/TV shows he's in.

Ruggles
10-24-2012, 21:14
If it's a Sean Bean show, then Sean Bean's going to die because Sean Bean never survives any of the movies/TV shows he's in.

Good & true point.

I would add

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1558575/

I enjoyed it as much if not more than Memphis Belle honestly.

MrKandiyohi
10-24-2012, 21:14
Decision Before Dawn (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0043459/)

Geeorge
10-25-2012, 05:12
Hell to eternity ,with Jeff Hunter has always been a favorite

HexHead
10-25-2012, 05:55
Two hard to find gems:

It Happened Here
The One that Got Away

The One that Got Away is on Netflix.

Foxterriermom
10-25-2012, 08:42
Everyman's War - available on Netflix instant view

ChiefWPD
10-25-2012, 08:47
A Walk in the Sun

One of the best. Just half a day of an Army platoon in Italy, taking a farm house. Has some great actors in it.

Bren
10-25-2012, 08:54
I wonder how many younger folks have never seen The Big Red One.

engineer151515
10-25-2012, 09:30
If you pardon the drift toward comedy, I always enjoy the odd occasioned showing of Kelly's Heros.

At least the Tiger tanks look like Tiger tanks and I laugh to this day when Oddball's paint shell splats up against the back of the Tiger turret.

fnfalman
10-25-2012, 09:45
Just watching Age of Heroes with Sean Bean, on Netflix. Pretty good WW II movie about a British commando mission in early WW II. One of the better WW II movies I've seen - not Saving Private Ryan, but better than most.

Low budget but very well done.

Lots of low budget but well made Euro movies the last few years about WWII.

xromad
10-25-2012, 10:34
Twelve O'Clock High is a good-un.

Brucev
10-25-2012, 10:35
A Walk in the Sun

One of the best. Just half a day of an Army platoon in Italy, taking a farm house. Has some great actors in it.

Absolutely agree.

Also very good is "The Story of G.I. Joe."

Batesmotel
10-25-2012, 11:27
Passage to Marseilles. One of the lesser known Humphrey Bogart films.

Jay9928
10-25-2012, 11:52
When Trumpets Fade

Morris
10-25-2012, 15:13
I wonder how many younger folks have never seen The Big Red One.

Not many. I mentioned the title to a young guy and he asked me if it was the title of a porno.

No, I didn't smack him but he was serious.

Just a shade after WWII but a damn good movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2007387/
The Front Line Trailer (2012) - YouTube

DairyFresh
10-25-2012, 16:04
Not many. I mentioned the title to a young guy and he asked me if it was the title of a porno.

No, I didn't smack him but he was serious.

Just a shade after WWII but a damn good movie:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2007387/
The Front Line Trailer (2012) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGBAAKZiUk8)


What kind of idiot releases that movie here in America? I don't give a rip about foreign armies, unless they are dying at the hands of Americans. Making a Korean War film without any Americans is blasphemous. What's next? A movie about brave Afghani security forces bravely fighting back Muslim extremists? Hogwash.

rtl
10-25-2012, 16:36
Downfall is outstanding. Also avail on Netflix

clancy
10-25-2012, 16:41
The scene in Memphis Belle, where the CO is talking about the letters he had to write to families, with real combat footage of B-17's being shot down always brings tears to my eyes.

10mm Sonny
10-25-2012, 17:20
I think I'm the only one on the planet who liked Attack Force Z.

Foxterriermom
10-25-2012, 17:26
I wonder how many younger folks have never seen The Big Red One.


Love that one but I like just about anything with Lee Marvin in it.

Ruggles
10-25-2012, 17:34
"Bridge Too Far" is by far my favorite WWII flick but it is not unknown really.

Ironbar
10-25-2012, 17:57
What kind of idiot releases that movie here in America? I don't give a rip about foreign armies, unless they are dying at the hands of Americans. Making a Korean War film without any Americans is blasphemous. What's next? A movie about brave Afghani security forces bravely fighting back Muslim extremists? Hogwash.

What the hell? Do you think Americans were the only ones fighting the commies in that war? There were soldiers from many nations who fought in that war, INCLUDING ROK soldiers fighting against the communist North.

Ironbar
10-25-2012, 17:59
13 Rue Madeleine is a seemingly little known WWII flick about an OSS chief who discovers that one of his trainees is actually a Nazi double agent. I like this one!

Morris
10-25-2012, 18:25
What kind of idiot releases that movie here in America? I don't give a rip about foreign armies, unless they are dying at the hands of Americans. Making a Korean War film without any Americans is blasphemous. What's next? A movie about brave Afghani security forces bravely fighting back Muslim extremists? Hogwash.

Sigh.

Ignorance must be blissful. That being said, some of the finest movies about WWII were not made in the US, by US companies or distributed by US companies.

Ruggles
10-25-2012, 20:56
What kind of idiot releases that movie here in America? I don't give a rip about foreign armies, unless they are dying at the hands of Americans. Making a Korean War film without any Americans is blasphemous. What's next? A movie about brave Afghani security forces bravely fighting back Muslim extremists? Hogwash.

This is what happens when kids get access to their moms internet connection :whistling:

Read a history book.

ithaca_deerslayer
10-25-2012, 20:59
Just watching Age of Heroes with Sean Bean, on Netflix. Pretty good WW II movie about a British commando mission in early WW II. One of the better WW II movies I've seen - not Saving Private Ryan, but better than most.

Thanks for the tip. I absolutely love WWII movies.

ithaca_deerslayer
10-25-2012, 21:04
"Bridge Too Far" is by far my favorite WWII flick but it is not unknown really.
Saw that in the movie theater way back when.

Awesome movie.

Hey, I forget, what movie had the Germans pretending to be Poles, in a Brittish town. One guy gets caught in a wooden water wheel for a mill, and his German uniform shows through?

countrygun
10-25-2012, 21:06
"Cockleshell Heros"

Ruggles
10-25-2012, 21:06
Saw that in the movie theater way back when.

Awesome movie.

Hey, I forget, what movie had the Germans pretending to be Poles, in a Brittish town. One guy gets caught in a wooden water wheel for a mill, and his German uniform shows through?

"Eagle Has Landed"? :dunno:

ithaca_deerslayer
10-26-2012, 05:20
"Eagle Has Landed"? :dunno:

That is it!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagle_Has_Landed_(film)#section_1

engineer151515
10-26-2012, 06:08
That is it!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagle_Has_Landed_(film)#section_1

That one was good.

I remember reading the book too.

RDW
10-26-2012, 14:35
Sands of Iwo Jima - MY Favorite!

427
10-26-2012, 14:49
American Guerrilla in the Philippines

The Counterfeit Traitor

Kokoda

Hugo R
10-26-2012, 15:18
I think I'm the only one on the planet who liked Attack Force Z.

Negative. I love that flick and own it.

HR

aomagrat
10-26-2012, 16:48
"In Harm's Way" is one of my favorites.

unit1069
10-26-2012, 16:57
Band of Brothers is hands down the finest WW II saga ever filmed, although technically it can't be called a "movie".

http://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers/index.html

Along with our Revolutionary War patriots the Greatest Generation can truly lay claim to immortality.

Ruggles
10-26-2012, 17:01
"In Harm's Way" is one of my favorites.

Great one indeed! Love it.

Jake Starr
10-26-2012, 17:53
Walk In the Sun one of my all time favorites.

I like Sahara with Bogart and Casablanca...:whistling:

I am still a sucker for To Hell and Back.

ithaca_deerslayer
10-26-2012, 19:25
I am still a sucker for To Hell and Back.

That was a very good book. Read it in jr high.

true believer
10-26-2012, 19:33
between heaven an hell is a good one, love when robert wagner is running down the hill to get help for his buddy (buddy ebsen)..
tae guk gi is a good one to..

Ruggles
10-26-2012, 19:44
Lots of great ones posted.

What is your favorite scene from the movie you posted?

Mine is:

http://i48.tinypic.com/s5buo8.jpg

British Airborn troops who have defended their bridge against overwhelming odds with no support. The umbrella is just awesome IMO, such a defiant slap in the face of the German army :wavey:

A nice SMLE is also sweet :)

Historian
10-26-2012, 19:52
Gung Ho (made during the war)
Guadalcanal Diary (made during the war)
The Sullivans (a break your heart movie, made during the war)
The Best Years of our Lives (A stunningly well made movie about the time after the war)
Wake Island (made during the war)

I have a ammo box on my desk at work with about 40 films of this period.

From Here to Eternity....this movie is just priceless. Ernest Borgnine plays Sgt. Fatso...he should have got an Oscar for it.

mac66
10-26-2012, 20:01
I like kind of obscure foreign WWII movies.

This one is based on a true story. Young Polish Jew masquerades as a German to keep from going to a death camp only to be recruited into the Hitler Youth.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Europa_Europa/60010328?trkid=2361637

Another good one is this...another true story about a German born youth whose family moves east during the rise of Hitler only to be captured and forced into the Soviet army to fight against his homeland. Not on instant view anymore though

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/I_Was_Nineteen/70075789?trkid=496715

wingryder
10-26-2012, 20:05
Band of Brothers is hands down the finest WW II saga ever filmed, although technically it can't be called a "movie".

http://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers/index.html

Along with our Revolutionary War patriots the Greatest Generation can truly lay claim to immortality.

+1. I would also add The Pacific series. Also a Must See!

Ruggles
10-26-2012, 20:09
I like kind of obscure foreign WWII movies.

This one is based on a true story. Young Polish Jew masquerades as a German to keep from going to a death camp only to be recruited into the Hitler Youth.

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Europa_Europa/60010328?trkid=2361637

Another good one is this...another true story about a German born youth whose family moves east during the rise of Hitler only to be captured and forced into the Soviet army to fight against his homeland. Not on instant view anymore though

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/I_Was_Nineteen/70075789?trkid=496715

WWII was so full of those types of stories, amazing period in history to tell both huge epic stories as well as small single person stories in movies.

ithaca_deerslayer
10-26-2012, 20:39
The Best Years of our Lives (A stunningly well made movie about the time after the war)
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One of my favorites. Very somber. Great acting and skill.

wavetrain75
10-26-2012, 20:54
A Midnight Clear

Z71
10-26-2012, 21:02
'Cross of Iron' is a good flick with some brand-name actors if you don't mind watching Nazis and Russians kill each other.

Rob1109
10-26-2012, 21:30
They Were Expendable
Big Red One
Enemy at the Gate
Pork Chop Hill (Korea) Gregory Peck

TBO
10-26-2012, 21:44
The Misfit Brigade - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093546/

It's not great, but think of it as a weak sister to The Dirty Dozen, German style.

The Beast- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094716/

follows a Russian tank crew in Afghanistan.

Shinytop
10-26-2012, 21:57
Bridge Over the River Kwai
In Harm's Way

ithaca_deerslayer
10-26-2012, 22:02
"Cross of Iron" is a real good one. Germans against Russians.

ithaca_deerslayer
10-26-2012, 22:03
'Cross of Iron' is a good flick with some brand-name actors if you don't mind watching Nazis and Russians kill each other.

Ha, you beat me to it!

HollowHead
10-26-2012, 22:29
Mrs. Miniver
Hope And Glory

...ok, I like the soppy British stuff. HH

HollowHead
10-26-2012, 22:30
...oh, and Das Boot in German. HH

fnfalman
10-26-2012, 23:11
Flame and Citron.

Them Vikings can make some decent flicks. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0920458/

fnfalman
10-26-2012, 23:12
If you want to do it Dutch style, then check out The Black Book.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0389557/

10mm Sonny
10-27-2012, 00:06
...oh, and Das Boot in German.
^^ This ^^
In German with English subtitles is 10x better than the English dubed version.

gwalchmai
10-27-2012, 05:26
Soldier of the King
The War Lover
Bridge to the Sun
Empire of the Sun
The Longest Day
The Bridge at Remagen
The Devil's Brigade
Bright Victory
So Proudly We Hail
Fighter Squadron
Life is Beautiful

ithaca_deerslayer
10-27-2012, 06:41
Battle of Britain

Uses Spanish versions of the real German planes. Not exact, but close enough :)

gwalchmai
10-27-2012, 06:59
Battle of Britain

Uses the real planes. The German stuff had been stationed in Spain and survived the war for use in the film :)

Not to pick a nit, but IIRC the 109s used in BoB were retired from the Spanish AF, license built by Hispano (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispano_Aviacion_HA-1109) and not actually German. One tell-tale is the Merlin engines in place of Daimler inverted Vs.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/81/HA-1112-M1L_Buchon_C4K-102.jpg/220px-HA-1112-M1L_Buchon_C4K-102.jpg

ithaca_deerslayer
10-27-2012, 07:20
Who put the Merlin engines in them?
And were they built before, during, or after the war?

gwalchmai
10-27-2012, 07:46
Who put the Merlin engines in them?
And were they built before, during, or after the war?Hispano built them (the later versions) with Merlins. Follow that link to Wikipedia.

The Hienkels used in BoB were on loan from the Spanish AF, too. They were still in service at the time.

Pretty fascinating useless trivia. ;)

Historian
10-27-2012, 10:52
^^ This ^^
In German with English subtitles is 10x better than the English dubed version.

I had a very bad experience in a uboat once...

http://www.gonemovies.com/WWW/MyWebFilms/Oorlog/BootThomsen.jpg

One of the greatest movies ever made.

JFrame
10-27-2012, 10:55
They Were Expendable
Big Red One
Enemy at the Gate
Pork Chop Hill (Korea) Gregory Peck

http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/good2.gif

I'm glad someone already chimed in with "Pork Chop Hill." Yeah, it's not WWII, but it is one of the best war films I've ever seen, and is definitely under-recognized, especially by more current viewers.


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ithaca_deerslayer
10-27-2012, 20:27
http://www.kolobok.us/smiles/standart/good2.gif

I'm glad someone already chimed in with "Pork Chop Hill." Yeah, it's not WWII, but it is one of the best war films I've ever seen, and is definitely under-recognized, especially by more current viewers.


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The black and white makes it a bit artsy fartsy, and a classic, all at the same time. Powerful movie. Peck clearly is doing what he thinks is being ordered of him, even though he knows people will get killed. Not saying that is unique in war movies, but how it is portrayed in Pork Chop Hill really makes me think about those philosophical issues.

ilgunguygt
10-27-2012, 20:51
Probably not what everyone else had in mind, but I loved 1941.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078723/

NMPOPS
10-27-2012, 21:12
Battle of the Bulge and I just saw a good one on Netflix, called Winter in War about the Dutch Underground

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kf4zra
10-27-2012, 21:44
Idi a smotri
called "come and see" in english"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0091251/

no stars you will know, but a good movie that follows a boy that finds a SVT-40 buried in the sand and joins the militia.

Some scenes are disturbing, but that is common in good war movies.

Its a tough one to find, but if you can, its well worth it.

10mm Sonny
10-27-2012, 23:38
Probably not what everyone else had in mind, but I loved 1941.

I watch that every Christmas Eve. :supergrin:
I like how everyone pours coffee in that movie.

10mm Sonny
10-27-2012, 23:44
Another one of my favorites. (And I don't even like soccer.)

Victory

http://screencrave.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/Escape-to-victory-6-13-101.jpg

Blast
10-28-2012, 00:00
Kelly's Heroes

Flying Tigers

Back To Bataan

Battle Cry

And two TV series from the sixties 'Combat' and '12 o'clock High'

Plus some others already mentioned.

DDB5788
10-28-2012, 02:38
City of life and death, Rape of Nanking

http://www.youtube.com/user/movieclips/videos?view=0

BuckeyePPC
10-28-2012, 13:11
My Way

On Netflix Instant Queue called 'My Way' about Koreans conscripted to fight in Japanese Army against Russians. Captured by Russians and conscripted to fight against Germans. Captured by Germans and conscripted to fight against Allies. Fantastic movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606384/

mike from st pe
10-28-2012, 18:06
A Walk in the Sun
Go For Broke
Both made during WWII Italian invasion and Japanese-American fighting for the USA.

xromad
10-28-2012, 19:06
How about The Young Lions?

And a second/third for The Best Years of Our Lives

HollowHead
10-28-2012, 19:21
All My Sons. Not a bad film version of the great Arthur Miller play. HH

HollowHead
10-28-2012, 21:47
While I've been recently told that they are banned in the US, I have VHS copies of Jude Suss and Der Ewiker Jude. These two alone will tell you just how sick and evil the NSDAP was. HH

glocktecher
10-28-2012, 22:36
"A Midnight Clear" for sure.

"Man in a Glass Booth" about the trial of an accused SS man.

"12 O'clock High" the Movie

"Pork Chop Hill" as a kid, this movie scared the living crud out of me when all those commies came charging down the hill.

Razor
10-28-2012, 23:51
A Walk in the Sun
Go For Broke
Both made during WWII Italian invasion and Japanese-American fighting for the USA.

IIRC, Go For Broke was made during the '50s.
A number of the actors were Vets of the 442nd RCT.

I guess my pick is The Great Raid.

TKM
10-29-2012, 00:34
The Lighthorsemen - Attack on Beersheba - YouTube

The Lighthorsemen. Cavalry attack against artillery.

TKM
10-29-2012, 00:49
Beneath Hill 60. More abuse of the Aussies by the pommie bastards in WWI.

Beneath Hill 60 (2010) - YouTube

Jack23
10-29-2012, 20:22
A short list of my favorites:

. Bridge over the River Kwai
. Bridges at Toki Ri
. Captain Newman, MD
. Sands of Iwo Jim
. In Harms Way

TKM
11-01-2012, 23:43
Just watching Age of Heroes with Sean Bean, on Netflix. Pretty good WW II movie about a British commando mission in early WW II. One of the better WW II movies I've seen - not Saving Private Ryan, but better than most.
Big fan of Sean Bean, but he must have knocked this one out on a long weekend.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Cornwell
Has anyone Mentioned the Sharpes series?

Books and moving pictures were both quality entertainment.

JFrame
11-02-2012, 06:26
IIRC, Go For Broke was made during the '50s.
A number of the actors were Vets of the 442nd RCT.

I guess my pick is The Great Raid.


Just another bit of trivia about "Go For Broke" -- it was produced by Dore Schary, who really embraced the story of the Japanese-American experience back then. Schary also produced that absolutely brilliant 1955 movie, "Bad Day at Black Rock," about a one-armed war veteran (Spencer Tracy) who comes to the town of Black Rock looking for the father of the Nisei soldier who died saving Tracy's life, so he can personally award the father with the posthumous medal the son earned.


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mac66
11-02-2012, 07:05
My Way

On Netflix Instant Queue called 'My Way' about Koreans conscripted to fight in Japanese Army against Russians. Captured by Russians and conscripted to fight against Germans. Captured by Germans and conscripted to fight against Allies. Fantastic movie.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1606384/

Just watched that the other day. Very interesting and a pretty good flick.

BuckeyePPC
11-03-2012, 22:20
Just watched that the other day. Very interesting and a pretty good flick.

Mac, you will probably like this one, too. It's called The Front Line on Netflix Instant Streaming.

Very impressed with this one from Korea. Not WWII but the South Koreans used US equipment, Garands and M1 Carbines and the North Koreans using Mosin Nagants. It's the Korean version of Pork Chop Hill. I'm really very impressed with the latest action movies from China and Korea and Raid Redemption from Indonesia.

S. Kelly
11-04-2012, 00:16
The Front Line may be about the 1st ROK Army, which was retreating thru our lines on the last days of the war. The film may be based on these battles.
The 5th Marines were sent to hold the line during Battle of the Samichon River. My father was wounded here and said any asian approaching the line was fired upon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Samichon_River
Korea was a real fight for the U.S.

Xelloss
11-04-2012, 03:59
I've always liked FORCE TEN FROM NAVARONE.

Other good ones:

THE WINTER WAR (about the Russian attack upon Finland)

THE BIG LIFT (postwar, about the Berlin airlift, but discusses some of the issues w/ pre- and wartime era German views of democracy)

WHERE EAGLES DARE (not very realistic, but it's just plain cool seeing a young Clint Eastwood shoot two MP40s at once :supergrin: )

-Mark

Blast
11-04-2012, 04:44
The Enemy Below

Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison

Run Silent, Run Deep

Up Periscope

Wing And A Prayer

Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo

They Were Expendable

Hell In The Pacific

Stalag 17

The Great Escape

Mister Roberts

Operation Petticoat

Father Goose

Hauptmann6
11-04-2012, 05:32
What kind of idiot releases that movie here in America? I don't give a rip about foreign armies, unless they are dying at the hands of Americans. Making a Korean War film without any Americans is blasphemous.

Someone that has a slightly broader world view than you? I would watch it purely because it shows a different viewpoint.

Hauptmann6
11-04-2012, 05:33
Sigh.

Ignorance must be blissful. That being said, some of the finest movies about WWII were not made in the US, by US companies or distributed by US companies.

In fact, most of the really good ones aren't made in the US.

The Winter War is excellent.

HexHead
11-04-2012, 06:31
I just watched the 1969 "Battle of Britain" on Netflix the other day. It was excellent.

The Spanish air force still had plenty of Hurricanes, Spits, ME-109s and Henkel 111s. Everyone that was anyone in British cinema was in it. Except Richard Todd, I thought that was strange.

HexHead
11-04-2012, 06:33
Not WWII, but Afghanistan, the Russian film "9th Company" is a must see. It was like a Russian "Full Metal Jacket".

wingryder
11-04-2012, 06:45
- Patton
- Band of Brothers
- Pacific

Bill Keith
11-04-2012, 08:13
Haven't seen it mentioned yet...Das Boot, Great Movie!
Das Boot - U-Boat on the Hunt - YouTube

BuckeyePPC
11-04-2012, 14:57
The Front Line may be about the 1st ROK Army, which was retreating thru our lines on the last days of the war. The film may be based on these battles.
The 5th Marines were sent to hold the line during Battle of the Samichon River. My father was wounded here and said any asian approaching the line was fired upon.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Samichon_River
Korea was a real fight for the U.S.

The link describes the situation perfectly. The ROK company was called Alligator Company. It's pretty intense.

SiberianErik
11-04-2012, 15:02
was already mentioned but

When Trumpets Fade is a must see, the action/terror never lets up. SPR was action w/lots of talking, this is all combat.

Firebase Gloria

mac66
11-05-2012, 07:37
Mac, you will probably like this one, too. It's called The Front Line on Netflix Instant Streaming.

Very impressed with this one from Korea. Not WWII but the South Koreans used US equipment, Garands and M1 Carbines and the North Koreans using Mosin Nagants. It's the Korean version of Pork Chop Hill. I'm really very impressed with the latest action movies from China and Korea and Raid Redemption from Indonesia.

Thanks, I got 'The Front Line' cued up.

Just watched 'The Rape of Nanking' last night. Absolutely brutal movie. It was hard to watch.

Another that goes along with that is 'John Rabe' which is a German made film about the German industrialist who set up the sanctuary in Nanking. Not sure if it is still on instant watch but it was good. The Japs were not good people back then.

If you want more anti-Japanese stuff watch the "The Warriors of the Rainbow". It is a long but interesting film about indigenous headhunter tribes in Taiwan against the Japanese occupation in the 1930's. Had no idea they even existed.
http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Warriors_of_the_Rainbow_Seediq_Bale/70212152?trkid=496624

series1811
11-05-2012, 14:44
Attack Force Z

Sam Neill
Mel Gibson
John Phillip Law

Pretty good flic about an Austrailan commando raid.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_Force_Z