Prime members enjoy fast & free shipping, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video and many more exclusive benefits. 'The Reconstruction,' which clocks in at 2 hours, 43 minutes, with not a single extraneous frame, elevates the work from a robust genre film to a full-blown epic. With the director and leading actor both being World War II combat veterans one would think that that scene would not have been shot, but it just goes to prove that it was more important back then to portray impossible heroics rather than realism.In another scene, the squad comes under fire in Italy from a German with a sub-machine gun and they start to return fire. No one knows for sure, but his personal notes and writings were used as a foundation, so this has to be close. We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future. Wait, I thought that Terrence Malick went on a 20-year hiatus after "Days of Heaven", but here is, only two years later, with the big comeback that they're talking about. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Coming Soon. Don’t worry, it won’t take long. The Big Red One may have outclassed by other war films, but its impact is unmatched. I've watched the longer reconstruction because that was meant as the complete vision of Samuel Fuller's original work, since 50 minutes of footage were cut from the film, and it's a broad, ambitious version that really stands out among the older war pictures. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The Big Red One - The Reconstruction (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1980] Lee Marvin. Lee Marvin plays a gravel-voiced, tough sergeant who, during World War Two, transforms a squad of fresh-faced troops into professional fighting men - and survivors. Looking for something to watch? Video: How does it look? If you want realistic detail of combat, watch Saving Private Ryan. Copyright 1999-2020 Blu-ray Authority | All Rights Reserved, Trading Places: Paramount Presents (Blu-ray), Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai: Criterion Collection (Blu-ray), The Simpson’s: The Complete Nineteenth Season. In 1930's Cuba, a bank clerk and an American mercenary assist a revolutionary group in a plan to kill the President but the Cuban Secret Police chief and the dictator's military complicate the plan's execution. The Big Red One - The Reconstruction (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1980], Cross Of Iron (Digitally Restored) [DVD] [1977], Big Red One [DVD] [1980] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC], The Battle Of The River Plate [DVD] [1956], The Eagle Has Landed (Special Edition) [DVD], Battle Of The Bulge [Extended Cut] [DVD] [1965] [2020]. |, May 27, 2020 The Big Red One For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet. The squad has a strong bond, though as time passes, some tensions do rise, but they’re always pushed to the side when the gunfire begins. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Can Sergeant lead these young men through hellfire and brimstone to experience the real glory of war, survival? ...Well, that was something of an embarrassing stretch of a way to point out something we were all thinking, considering that this film really is pretty distinct from "The Thin Red Line", considering that it is far from the kind of Cannes-tasticastically arty, meditative war film that Malick made, and that it would take about two decades to wake up after making "Days of Heaven". DVD. With Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine. Coming Soon. Use the HTML below. Unable to add item to List. DVD £3.94 Additional DVD options: Edition Discs Amazon Price New from Used from DVD 2 May 2005 "Please retry" UK Import. As if that wasn’t enough, an hour long documentary on Samuel Fuller is next, as taken from Turner Classic Movies’ great series The Men Who Made the Movies. The director's gift for bare-knuckles lyricism rescues scene after scene. All rights reserved. | Rating: B It's a big war though, the amount of time given to each portion feeling rushed, and therein are the strings of the puppeteer made readily apparent. Samuel Fuller's valedictory war picture, The Big Red One follows the First Infantry Division from Africa to Europe during the years 1942 through 1945. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Coming Soon. Coming Soon, Regal and the Terms and Policies, As the five of them fight - and survive to fight yet again in the next battle - new recruits joining the squad are swatted down by the enemy on a regular basis. The 'reconstruction' the title refers to is the re-working, re-editing, restructuring of Sam Fuller's The Big Red One brining it closer to the film Fuller had originally envisioned It includes almost 48 additional minutes of footage which was not utilised in the film's original release. The Big Red One is presented in 1.78:1 anamorphic widescreen. The audio has also been overhauled, with a new Dolby Digital 5.1 surround option on deck. Are the Germans portrayed fairly in this film? Certificate: Passed The hell it is, Griff. Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? The percentage of Approved Tomatometer Critics who have given this movie a positive review. By creating an account, you agree to the Privacy Policy Synopsis: A US Army sergeant who participated in the First World War now leads a rifle squad in the same division in which he's served, the First Infantry. A couple goes on the run after being accused for a crime they didn't commit. | Rating: C Sidney Poitier’s 7 Most Memorable Performances, All Harry Potter Movies Ranked Worst to Best by Tomatometer. |, January 20, 2005 If you want an in depth look inside the project, then don’t miss The Real Glory, a forty-five minute dissection of the reconstruction. garykmcd. In the first World War, he served in the First Infantry and served with pride, honor, and courage, which helped him come home in one piece. The four privates are naturally reluctant to get to know any of the new recruits joining the squad, who become just a series of nameless faces.