Victory at Sea: 1952 - Collectors Edition - Remastered with Original Soundtra...

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One of the most important series in the history of television. Remastered with the original Richard Rodgers soundtrack never before released on DVD. Includes a bonus CD with the full soundtrack. A 26-episode World War II documentary from the American perspective, Victory at Sea is one of the most important series in the history of television. Made in 1952, the show was a huge success, winning many major awards and even spawning albums featuring the orchestral score by Richard Rodgers (South Pacific). Produced with the full cooperation of the US Navy, each 26- minute programme consists of black and white wartime film edited to a narration by Leonard Graves. Each episode contains at least one powerful stand-alone sequence in the tradition of Sergei Eisenstein, these action-suspense set-pieces giving the programmes an urgent, surprisingly modern feel. The emphasis throughout is at least as much on entertainment as information, the factual content delivered in poetic narration, the score transforming the war into a more than usually serious Hollywood adventure. The documentaries are wide-ranging, covering parts of the land war and including everything from the Atlantic convoys and Uboat Wolfpacks , to war in Alaska, the South Atlantic, the Far East, the Pacific War and the Fall of Japan.

Category: Documentaries, War

Type: Region 2 DVD

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