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Jackboots on Whitehall [DVD] [2011]

Ewan McGregor , Rosamund Pike , Edward McHenry , Rory McHenry    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Richard E Grant, Timothy Spall, Alan Cumming
  • Directors: Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • 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: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Ent. UK
  • DVD Release Date: 24 Jan 2011
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0049MNUW0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,987 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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A satirical alternative history of World War II where the Nazis seize London and England must band together to prevent a full on invasion. Featuring an all star voice cast, this is the UK's answer to Team America!

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Anamorphic Widescreen, Cast/Crew Interview(s), Featurette, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: It's got a dose of Team America. A bit of Braveheart. Nazis invading London. And a whole host of laughs. With creative puppetry, a brilliant British cast including Ewan McGregor and Stephan Merchant and a sense of unashamedly British humour that draws on everything from Viz and 'Allo 'Allo - Jackboots On Whitehall is an entertaining and rebellious film for all to enjoy - or as we like to call it: Team America meets Inglorious Basterds! The action begins as the Nazis - led by the campest Hitler on record (Alan Cumming) - plan an invasion of England. As Winston Churchill (Timothy Spall) plots an evacuation to Scot Land... somewhere in England's green and pleasant countryside, farmworker Chris (Ewan McGregor) is trying to win the heart of Daisy (Rosamund Pike) while rueing the fact that he can't fight for his country because his "hands are too big". When the Germans hit town, it falls to Chris and his countryside cohorts to come to the rescue and the raggle-taggle band head to Hadrian's Wall to seek help from the "bloodthirsty" Scots. Jackboots on Whitehall takes more than a few liberties with history and features an all star voice cast. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: British Independent Film Awards, ...Jackboots on Whitehall

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2.0 out of 5 stars Not so good 29 Jun 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A brave attempt at comedy that fails on every level. Nowhere near as good as, for example, Team America.
Not worth the purchase price.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Give in, still missing the main scene. 5 Sep 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Appallingly badly produced. I bought this over a year ago and the battle scene was missing. I read reviews that this had now been fixed so bought it again. Still missing. Don't bother buying this. Utter disappointment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious action figure animation 26 Aug 2013
By Lark TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
This is a hilarious action figure animation in the style of Adult Swim's Robot Chicken series, particularly the Star Wars and DC features, at least it resembles those productions much more than Team America: World Police, which has been the more obvious comparison piece for most reviewers.

In this hilarious reimagining of the second world war the invasion comes in comic book fashion and there is a lot of ethnocentric joking around, there is occasional swearing (especially by Richard E Grant's manic and alcoholic vicar) but not much, although it has to be said that for the most part this is totally and utterly inoffensive fun. When there is pseudo-racist prejudice, like suggesting that the scots are all "blood drinking savages" this is done, without mistake, for laughs and usually says something about those saying it aswell as those it is being said about.

Some of it makes no sense at all, such as the british forces returning to Napoleonic dress as quick as they can, but it could be a satire upon imperialism, Churchill or maybe a reference to that fact that this, via the medium of the Sharpe series, is one of the things about themselves that Britain has been able to successfully turn into a cultural export. There is a lot of the content which I would suspect is a reflection of what other, particular foreign nationals, would suspect Britain is, even today. Similarly the portrayal of a French character as a resistance fighter, ladies man and packing as much wine as weapons and an American convinced that he is fighting Ruskies, Soviets and Commies, despite being repeatedly corrected on this point are bound to strike a cord with some viewers as valid in some sort of way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Team Britannica 12 May 2012
By Charles Vasey TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This action figure-based film is not going to be a Team America clone though it does have its moments. I often tried to imagine the studio meeting synopsis for the first Ace Ventura film; why did they think it would work? Yet work it does. There must have been a similar moment with this film. One can admire so much (and the Nazi Bratz dolls were very droll) but it is an exercise in sustained eccentricity. It will divide its audience on the Marmite principle.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jackboots on Whitehall 4 Dec 2011
By Angol
Format:DVD
An excellent film, well worth watching. The first few seconds makes one wonder, but within mintues its clear to see this is going to be an original film. While full of cliches, they are well applied and while this film wont make it into the big time, it will have a proud place among the growing genre of uniquely "British" animation films (Wallance and Gromet, etc), and the ending has a nice twist to it.

The directors also showed you dont need a massive budget to make an excellent film. This film never left me feeling bored, and may well leave you with a great smile on your face.

Upbeat and entertaining
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good hearted fun. 25 Jun 2014
Format:DVD
I watched this out of the blue not expecting anything ... & hey I thought it was really funny.. as long as you don't take it serious on a historical level.. The levels of production & animation may not be as high as other animated films but non the less it had me hooked! Love all the clever little story make ups & imaginative re-telling of history.. All the way from London to Scotland.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly dull and lacking imagination 6 Jun 2014
By P. D. gray TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Very dissapointing despite a great cast, it simply doesnt engage the viewer and the humour is as sharp as a spoon. No amount of nice puppetry makes up for a lacklustre and uninspired script.
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2.0 out of 5 stars another bad dvd copy of this film 31 Mar 2014
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do not get this on dvd still missing the best part of the film it just skips to the end
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