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Ike - Countdown To D-Day [DVD] [2005]


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  • Actors: Tom Selleck, James Remar, Timothy Bottoms, Gerald McRaney, Ian Mune
  • Directors: Robert Harmon
  • Producers: Dennis A. Brown
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Jun 2005
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0007XMLSO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,544 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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June 6, 1944. 150,000 soldiers, 5,000 ships and 11,000 airplanes. One man's decision. The D-Day invasion - the largest military operation of World War II and the beginning of the end - marked Dwight Ike Eisenhower as one of America's most powerful military leaders. IKE: COUNTDOWN TO D-DAY follows the 90 terrifying days leading up to the invasion as Eisenhower decides the fates of thousands of soldiers while managing complex strategic relationships with British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, American General George S. Patton, Britain's Field Marshall Bernard Montgomery and French President Charles de Gaulle. It was a time of no guarantees and certainly no second chances. In this climate, one man, Dwight Eisenhower, pulled the world's leaders together for one of history's most infamous battles.

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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By m.bison on 3 July 2005
Format: DVD
Dwight D. Eisenhower (a hard to recognise, bald Tom Selleck), Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during World War Two, had the unenviable task of strategically planning and green-lighting the D-Day invasion. Encountering such legends as Churchill and the eccentric General Patton on the way, 'Ike: Countdown To D-Day' gives us a workman-like account of all the factors put before Eisenhower before he made his historical decision to authorize the invasion. Selleck is on great form as the big general, agonizing over oddly-critical weather reports and excessive troop depletion reports (at least 7 out of 10 of the soldiers parachuting into the D-Day battle were expected to perish). He humanizes the military man and fills him with a rugged charisma that commands the loyalty of his subordinates and the cannon fodder. Most of all, his composure remains a calming influence as, during the course of the film, D-Day draws closer and closer. As you can probably tell, it's Selleck's film and whether you're a fan of his or merely interested in this film because it deals with WWII, I would highly recommend it either way. It's a solid, character driven film showing with great competency the men in the room and the planning behind the guts, gore, explosions and horror of that Normandy beachfront.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Anthony B. Whittle on 16 Nov 2008
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The subject of the D-Day landings on the beaches of Normandy has been well covered by films and television over the years but the decisions and drama that led up to that historic event have seldom been covered. This film changes all that,with Tom Selleck giving a superb performance as General Eisenhower Commander -in -Chief and the heavy burden that he to contend with in making the vital decision whether to go or not.His relationships with Winston Churchill ,General De Gaull , Montgomery ,Patten and other Top Brass I found to be revealing and entertaining stuff. It captured how the atmosphere must have felt at the time when our fate lay in the hands of one man who just had to get it right first time or ????? . This film is for me the best of its kind ,well acted and very convincing a pleasure to watch if you at all interested in the 11 .World War.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By keithB on 3 July 2013
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It is very true to life, and shows the very difficult decisions that had to be made at the time.
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By UoE on 1 Aug 2014
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This is a good movie that illustrates some of the tensions, decision making and in-house battles that Eisenhower faced as Supreme allied commander. It’s a story told in vignettes that include flash backs. Kay Summersby is noticeable by her absence; Summersby was an MTC driver assigned as chauffeurs to Eisenhower and later became his secretary until November 1945. Tom Selleck does a stand up job as Eisenhower, even though the physical resemblance (despite the head shave) is minimal. However it is clear from this performance that Tom Selleck would be an excellent screen father for George Clooney. The acting styles, jaw line and hirsute similarities are obvious; I suspect the screen chemistry (with a good script) would be fascinating also, so long as they are not competing for camera angles.

In the movie they try to counterbalance the strong character of Eisenhower with that of Churchill, it sort of works but the TS/Eisenhower character dominates (perhaps a little too much) to the extent that his generals (including Montgomery, Patton and Bradley) become cyphers. Having said that, it is not a bad way to spend a couple of hours and will encourage people to find out more about Eisenhower as a person and speculate on his motivations when he had a subsequent career as a Politician and President. Like Roosevelt he had a huge impact on shaping the US and its response to perceived threats.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carol on 1 April 2013
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Very interesting story on the lead up and decision for when to do the landing for D-day. Amazing how nature is the factor in many of the decisions.
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By LONDON NINJA. on 12 Aug 2014
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this film pops up on TV a lot over here in the UK...
It is a great movie, which deals with all the multi-tasking
and problems that Ike had to deal with as supreme
commander of D Day...

Not one battle scene, but you are gripped by the drama.
D-Day, could have went either way, and here we see the
planning that went into it... I am no Tom Selleck fan... but
he is great, as Ike... If you like good real life drama, buy this.
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What a triumph a war movie without any fighting, at least not of the military kind. This film focuses on the decision making processes in the lead up to D-Day and the leadership issues and decisions that had to be resolved in the lead up to Operation Overlord. Great screenplay superb photography and acting of the highest order. An absolute must see for those wishing to to see recent historical drama brought brilliantly to life.
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I saw this movie on sky tv, but only a small part of it. What I saw looked good so I decided to buy it on DVD. At first I questioned the use of Tom Selleck as Ike . However now I have been able to see the whole movie I realise how wrong I was . Selleck is excellent in the role . Very glad I bought this DVD
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