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An original TV dramatisation of one of the most monstrous crimes in world history: the slaughter of 6 million Jews by the Nazis.
Dramatically and definitively, the story covers an entire decade, the eventful years from 1935 to 1945. Holocaust focuses on the tragedy and triumph of a single family, the Weiss family. Their story is told in counter-poise to that of another fictional family, that of Erik Dorf, who portrays a Nazi aide to Germany's infamous Heydrich.
Starring a brilliant international cast and filmed on location in Berlin and Vienna
In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives unconfirmed orders to launch its nuclear missiles - signaling the start of World War III.
The tension escalates as the sub's respected commander and his brilliant executive officer clash over the validity of their orders...battling each other for control of the sub.
As this epic struggle rages under the sea, you take command of edge-of-your-seat excitement.
Triple-bill of war features. 'Lebanon' (2009), directed by Samuel Maoz, depicts 24 hours in the life of four Israeli paratroopers at the outset of the 1982 Lebanon invasion. Shot almost entirely from inside the tank in which they are travelling, the film follows the soldiers as they attempt to clear an area of hostile fighters while suffering from the multiple stresses of combat. Yoav Donat, Itay Tiran, Oshri Cohen and Michael Moshonov star. 'Saints and Soldiers' (2003) is set in Belgium in December 1944, where German troops open fire on unarmed American prisoners of war in what would be dubbed the Malmedy Massacre. A stranded R.A.F. pilot, Oberon Winley (Kirby Heyborne), holds the key to German intelligence which could prevent further atrocities, but can the Americans help free him from his perilous position behind enemy lines? 'Assault On the Pacific: Kamikaze' (2007) is a Japanese World War II drama about a squadron of Kamikaze pilots fighting in the Pacific. The film follows the training and final moments in the lives of the young pilots as they bid farewell to their families and girlfriends and prepare to embark on their suicidal missions against the US Navy over the Pacific Ocean. Toru Emori and Katsutaka Furuhata star.
Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth star in this five-part BBC mini-series set in an alternate past where Germany won the Second World War and the Nazis occupy Britain.
Based on Len Deighton's novel, SS-GB is set in 1941 and follows widowed Detective Superintendent Douglas Archer, of London's Metropolitan Police, as he begins investigating the suspected murder of an antique shop owner, who seems to have ties to the British resistance. It's not long before a German SS officer replaces Archer on the case but, despite his orders, he continues his investigations which lead him to American journalist Barbara Barga, who his boss Fritz Kellermann suspects is procuring American aid to defeat the Germans.
As he delves deeper into the mystery and uncovers bigger, more sinister plots, Archer finds himself questioning his loyalty to his commanders and his attitude towards the resistance.
Colonel William Ludlow (Anthony Hopkins - Hannibal) built a ranch in the remote foothills of the Montana Rockies, raising his three sons away from the carnage of the Indian wars. Alfred (Aidan Quinn - The Assignment), the eldest, is dutiful and reserved, Samuel (Henry Thomas - All The Pretty Horses), the beloved youngest, is compassionate and idealistic, and middle brother Tristan (Bradd Pitt - Snatch) has a wild and untameable spirit. Into this masculine world enters Susannah Finncannon (Julia Ormond - Smilla's Feeling For Snow), a beautiful, intelligent woman who stirs passions and rivalry in all three brothers - changing the course of their lives and shaping their desitinies forever...
From legendary director Steven Spielberg comes the epic adventure War Horse, a tale of incredible loyalty, hope, and tenacity.
Based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway play, and set against the sweeping canvas of World War I, this deeply heartfelt story begins with the remarkable friendship between a horse named Joey and his young trainer Albert. When they’re forced apart by war, we follow Joey’s extraordinary journey as he changes and inspires the lives of everyone he meets.
Filled with spectacularly rich visuals — and complete with never-before-seen bonus features — War Horse is one of the most powerful and moving stories of friendship ever told.
World War I action drama. Set in France during the Great War, the film follows the story of three British soldiers stranded in no man's land after a failed attack on enemy lines. Facing heavy artillery and a relentless onslaught of machine gun fire from enemy troops, the trio must struggle through the bloody wasteland to reunite with Allied forces.
Belfast, 1971: a young, rookie soldier, Gary Hook, is sent on his first field operation as the British military deploy emergency troops to try to suppress the increasing violence.
When their first mission sparks a riot, Gary is accidentally abandoned by his unit in the frenzy.
Unable to tell friend from foe, the raw recruit must survive the night and find his way back to base through a disorientating, alien and deadly landscape.
This massive 1977 adaptation by director Richard Attenborough (Gandhi) of Cornelius Ryan's novel features an all-star cast in an epic rendering of a daring but ultimately disastrous raid behind enemy lines in Holland during the Second World War. A lengthy and exhaustive look at the mechanics of warfare and the price and futility of war, the film is almost too large for its aims but manages to be both picaresque and affecting, particularly in the performance of James Caan. The impressive cast includes Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Anthony Hopkins, Laurence Olivier, Dirk Bogarde, Sean Connery, and Liv Ullmann among others.
Well-received drama based on the childhood memories of director Franco Zeffirelli. It is Florence, 1934. A diverse group of women meet each afternoon for tea. There is Lady Hester Ransom (Maggie Smith), widow of the British Ambassador to Italy; Arabella (Judi Dench), a singer and artist; Georgie (Lily Tomlin), an eccentric American archaeologist; Elsa (Cher), also an American, and brash and reckless with it; and finally Mary (Joan Plowright), who has virtually adopted a young Italian boy named Luca. As the political climate shifts towards fascism, the ladies must face some inevitable changes, and Luca must face his own responsibilities.
Five months after D-Day, most American soldiers think the German army is broken. The Germans think otherwise. In an attempt to buy time to fill the skies with their invincible new jets, they launch one fast, furious offensive: the Battle of the Bulge.
For this epic recreation of one of World War ll's most crucial confrontations, director Ken Annakin captures the explosive action of massive forces squaring off as well as the brave, individual ingenuity of weary GIs trying to survive a cruel European winter.
The cast is a juggernaut of stars: Henry Fonda, Robert Shaw, Robert Ryan, Charles Bronson, Telly Savalas and more. Experience the vast panorama of war in all its intensity - and all its heroism.
During World War II, seven Allied agents are selected to rescue an American general from the impenetrable German fortress Schloss Adler. In charge of the team is British Major Smith (Richard Burton), with American Lieutenant Schaffer (Clint Eastwood) as second in command. Parachuting into the enemy territory in German uniforms, the squad discover one of their number dead on arrival, and Smith suspects that he may have a traitor amongst his unit. Alistair Maclean wrote the screenplay and the film is reported to be amongst director Quentin Tarantino's favourites.
Triple bill of classic WWII film dramas. In 'The Longest Day' (1962) an all-star international cast heads the tale of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. Events are seen from various points of view, including the Germans', in an epic and spectacular style. Along with the 43 international stars, the film used 23,000 Allied troops and, despite costing over $10 million to make, it has now become one of the most successful films of its genre. John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda head the cast. 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977) is Richard Attenborough's similarly star-studded account of the failed 1944 Arnheim assault. Dirk Bogarde, James Caan, Robert Redford and Sean Connery are among those battling against insurmountable odds - foul weather, bad luck, negligence on the part of intelligence officers - to secure one of the bridges essential to the Allied advance into Germany. Gene Hackman, Michael Caine and Anthony Hopkins also star. The life and times of America's most famous modern general, George Patton (George C. Scott), are recreated in 'Patton' (1970) which focuses on the general's controversial exploits during the Second World War, where he eventually gave up command of the Seventh Army after slapping a soldier and accusing him of being a coward.
World War II action drama. Two months before the events of D-Day in August 1944, a team of British and American soldiers are deployed behind enemy lines in an attempt to recover information from a German officer that could prelude an Allied victory and bring a swift end to the war. But as their plans go awry the team are forced to retreat back to the front with the stolen information. With tensions rising within the group and a German battalion pursuing them, the troops must unite in a race for their survival.
Louisiana, 1971. When new recruit Jim Paxton (Matthew Davis) arrives at Fort Polk for basic training he soon makes friends with the rebellious Roland Bozz (Colin Farrell), a soldier who is doing everything he can to get himself thrown out of the army. Bozz has plans to escape to Mexico, but Paxton refuses to go with him, arguing that if he doesn't go to Vietnam, then somebody else will have to go in his place. However, when Bozz makes an enemy of his vengeful and sadistic fellow recruit Wilson (Shea Whigham), the need to get out of the army becomes even more pressing.
Das Boot (The Boat) is a graphic and gripping tale that follows the daring patrol of U-96, one of the famed German U-Boats known as 'The Grey Wolves'. Prowling the North Atlantic, they challenged the British Navy at every turn. The crew aboard the U-96 is portrayed in a desperate life-and-death struggle, coping with endless hours of claustrophobic boredom at sea, which quickly gives way to terror when confronting the enemy.
Originally nominated for six Academy Awards, this is director Wolfgang Petersen's ultimate version of one of the most critically acclaimed war movies of all time. An all-new restoration with over one hour of additional footage and a completely new stereo soundtrack that delivers the theatrical experience to your home, this is Das Boot: The Director's Cut.
The German high command has filtered out all the most talented escape artists of the Allies' and placed them in a POW camp specifically designed to foil any unwanted departures. Of course, as soon as they arrive, the prisoners begin work on a series of tunnels under the direction of Roger Big X Bartlett.
He assigns the POWs to jobs according to their specialties: Bob Scrounger Hendley steals necessary items, Eric Dispersal Ashley-Pitt hides the soil being dug from the tunnels, and Danny the Tunnel King Willinski and Colin the Forger Blythe have self-explanatory handles.
For more than a year, 600 prisoners, most of whom won't be leaving, work toward an escape that will temporarily disrupt the operations of the German army.
Blockbuster film covering Japan's 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor. Told from the perspective of both the Japanese and the Americans, it draws upon the talents of four different directors - including Richard Fleischer ('The Boston Strangler') and Kinji Fukasuki ('Battle Royale') - and at a cost of 25 million dollars, was one of the most expensive movies ever made. The film won an Oscar for Best Visual Effects.
Documentary series featuring stories of human interest during 1940, exploring the courage and resilience of the human spirit during the Battle of Britain period. People from all over the world who joined the RAF, describe what it was like to live through this fundamental conflict. Female pilots supplying aircraft from factories tell of their experiences, along with plotters from the Women's Auxiliary Air Force and Civilians who refused to give in despite the Blitz.
The Battle of Midway sounded its furious thunder in June 1942, just six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
Midway interweaves the dramatic personal stories of the men who fought the courageous battle that was to be the Pacific turning point for the United States.
Director Peter Webber's drama follows the events leading to the decision on whether Japan's Emperor should be indicted as a war criminal at the close of WWII. Set in the days following Japan's surrender in 1945, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (Tommy Lee Jones), assigns Brigadier General Bonner Fellers (Matthew Fox) the task of investigating the role played by Emperor Hirohito (Takatarô Kataoka) during the war. Given only ten days to complete his findings, however, Fellers soon finds himself torn between the completion of his mission and his own personal search for Aya (Eriko Hatsune), the exchange student who captured his heart before the war.
On Sunday November 14, 1965 at 10.48am, Lt. Col. Hal Moore and his regiment of 400 men touch down at Landing Zone X-ray in the In Drang Valley, a place in Vietnam known as "The Valley of Death". They find themselves surrounded by roughly 2,000 North Vietnamese soldiers and the ensuing battle becomes one of the most savage in US History.
Historical television drama set in rural Northern Ireland during the Second World War.
The Coyne family - English wife Rose to Irish husband Michael and their three children - live in the quiet town of Moybeg. Being from London and having not lost her accent, Rose is the only person who feels somewhat a stranger in the town. But this all changes when several thousand American military personnel arrive at the newly established airbase. Suddenly there are a great deal more strangers than anyone in Moybeg is used to, and one in particular catches the attention of Rose: Captain Ronald Dreyfuss.
He and Rose spend considerable time together since Rose is forced into mediating between the Americans and the townsfolk, and she must quickly decide whether this romance is worth the cost.
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