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  • Directors: Steven Hatton
  • Producers: Steven Hatton & Neil Baker
  • Format: Director's Cut, Dolby, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Electric Egg
  • Run Time: 72 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006CO6D3Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,177 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Into the Wind (directed by Steven Hatton) is a feature length documentary, capturing the life and wartime experiences of former Bomber Command veterans from the Second World War. As well as a document of unique historical value and significance, Into the Wind is a record of deeply personal stories, tales of friendships gained and lost, the perpetual possibility and proximity of death, the importance of love and family, the shared passion for flying and the moral implications of warfare.

 The documentary features interviews with former aircrew originating from Poland, New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and the United Kingdom, all of whom share the weight and responsibility of having helped change the course of history. The DVD contains the 72 minute directors cut of the film plus several short films. These include the 13 minute film Ken Wallis.Aviator, a portrait of aviation legend Ken Wallis and New Zealand at War, a 22 minute film looking at the contribution of New Zealand to Bomber Command.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By H. Hopkins on 19 April 2012
Steve Hatton's seminal wartime documentary 'Into the Wind' is a brilliantly evocative tale of our brave boys from Bomber Command. Clearly the programme has been produced with genuine love and care, and by a director who takes time out to really get behind the incredible memories of his band of mesmerising storytellers. Though feature length, the film still had me clamouring for more as the credits rolled, and this particular reviewer will be watching out for more of the same from this very talented director. I've always been a supporter of the right music for documentaries, and in particular those that cover events of war. This is an area where directors and composers often get carried away with soaring gung-ho backtracks that are often drowning in nature and sometimes inappropriate for the subject matter. Hugh Cowling's beautiful score for this outing however, is pitch perfect. Here's a score that knows its professional place, never occupying scenes where not welcome - rather quietly complimenting the visual action in its proper role as a team player. There were moments when Cowling's delicate and lyrical themes were at least as profound as those from the Hollywood greats. His fingers are surely on the right keys, and I predict an ensuing raft of brilliant scores from this very talented young composer. 'Into the Wind' is a unique visual addition to our wartime past, and one that will resonate long after the many lesser contributions that regularly wash up on our DVD shores. Buy Now!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Mr. T. M. Ashberry on 9 Feb. 2012
Hot on the heels of 'Bomber Boys', i watched 'Into the Wind' imagining (wrongly) that there probably wasn't much more to add. I was wrong, where 'Bomber Boy's touched on the subject, 'Into the Wind' went way below the surface and provided us with an intense and moving portrayal of life as bomber crew from many grand old gentlemen. If you are a fan of the 'Forgotten voices...'genre, then this film is a must. Perhaps our last chance to record the vivid memories of these magnificent men.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Denise Boneham on 2 Feb. 2012
This dvd by Steve Hatton is a marvellous tribute to a group of men who are only now being honoured to the extent that they were during most of WW2. I have been linked into his website and Facebook page almost from when it started and he has been informative interesting even before the dvd came out.

Being very interested in commonwealth forces I was very glad to see some major bits about the Kiwis though I wish there had been much more. I know Steve has some more stuff which didnt get into this dvd so I hope he will do ITW 2 which I am sure will be a brilliant sequel unlike most.

I loved that he let the veterans do most of the talking with the music and the talking heads taking a secondary seat.

Well done Steve this is not to be missed for WW2 fans.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By T.Talkes on 29 Nov. 2011
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This is a fascinating and captivating film by a very talented and passionate director. Looking forward to watching it in its entirety.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MLJ on 30 Nov. 2011
Utterly riviting documentary. Deserves prime time screening on BBC or ITV in the future. Very well researched and presented. A brilliant first hand account of life in bomber command by the brave people who were there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By SB on 27 Dec. 2011
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My family and I watched this together and were absolutely captivated from beginning to end. This is - in our view - essential viewing for ALL; should be shown on prime time TV and written into the syllabus for all secondary school students whether they choose to study History or not. Steven Hatton is undoubtedly a highly talented and driven young man: to research and produce a documentary of this quality at so tender an age and at his own expense is truly awe inspiring and humbling. He is, without a doubt, a talent to watch out for today and in the future.
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A beautifully made and intensely moving documentary of reminiscences by veterans of R.A.F. Bomber Command.
Controversy about the bombing war will no doubt continue, but there can be no doubt that it made an enormous, and possibly decisive contribution to eventual Allied victory.After the war, these men were shamefully treated by officialdom from Churchill downwards,being pointedly ignored in his Victory speech and denied a campaign medal. Most of this stems, of course, from the raid on Dresden, which turned out to be Dr. Goebbels' most successful propaganda coup. He inflated the official city casualty figures from 25,000 to 250,000, and this was accepted without question by the Press at the time and far too many historians and authors since.
Bomber Command aircrew were all volunteers, mainly in their 20's, required to take on the hazards of weather, mechanical failure, and a skilled, well equipped and determined enemy. The crew of a bomber relied utterly on each other, and many formed friendships which last to this day. Whatever may be said about the bomber war, no reasonable person could make any criticism of the aircrews. Their courage and fortitude deserve our admiration, and the makers of this excellent film deserve our thanks. It was made just in time, for sadly several of the participants have died since it was made. Soon all these wonderful men will be gone, and this film will remain as a small but worthy memorial.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. P. F. Cosker on 8 May 2012
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Steve Hatton's feature length documentary 'Into the Wind' is an exceptional work based not only upon extensive research but a sympathy and empathy that allows the stories of these courageous men to shine through. 'Electric Egg', the company owned and run by Hatton and Neil Baker, has also made a number of related short documentaries (as well as other animated and other film work) that can be found through them and on the web. Brilliant stuff and looking forward to more as the years pass.
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