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Old 10-12-2006, 10:13 PM
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Peter Bracke on The Dirty Dozen:

'The Dirty Dozen' is still considered a landmark war film, one that was hard-hitting in its day but now plays even better as oddly endearing, almost goofy entertainment. Warner has produced an HD DVD package that, overall, delivers the goods. Though the transfer suffers from shopworn source material and audio can only do so much with forty-year-old elements, the extras are packed to the gills with goodies. Despite a few faults, it's hard not to argue value for money when you get so much for only $28.99.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:13 PM
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This is one I couldn't recommend to anyone I invited over to watch HD DVD. Again, that is solely the problem with the source and not the transfer, nevertheless if I'm going to show what can be done with old movies it would be Grand Prix, Robin Hood, The Searchers.

The dirt and grain particularly in the opening scenes doesn't get it off to a good start. And the scenes will often go in and out of focus...I would say that the last 1/4 of the movies is better when they're at the castle. There the night scenes hold up quite well.
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Old 04-29-2009, 03:43 PM
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"Dye and his harping on the military inaccuracies in the film (who cares?)"

another example of why non military type should have some help reviewing Military Films...
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:40 AM
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We took this one off the shelf this past weekend, and finished watching all the supplements just this evening. The Dirty Dozen is as excellent a film as I remember, and the HD-DVD presentation of it is just fine (both pq & aq) given the age of the film, and a nice upgrade over the DVD. The extra documentaries are really quite interesting, especially "The Filthy Thirteen". The sequel made for TV movie included is a throw-away, as suggested by the reviewer, but it had a few moments worth seeing - but only once, for sure.
Over all, this fine HD-DVD is definitely a keeper.
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Old 09-04-2010, 12:03 AM
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yes rich i got my copy for under 3 bucks new , its a classic movie for sure . The PQ wasnt that good ( granted i watched this after watching battle of the bulge the night before and that movie looks fucking amazing) The best i had ever seen the movie , way better than on cable
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