Memphis Belle 1990

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The crew of the USAF bomber 'Memphis Belle', stationed in Britain during World War II, are preparing for their record-breaking 25th daylight mission. The mission will be as dangerous as ever, but if they survive they will return to the States as heroes. Starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz and crooner Harry Connick Jr, the film is based on William Wyler's classic 1944 documentary.

Starring:
Matthew Modine,Eric Stoltz
Runtime:
1 hour, 42 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Military & War, Drama, Action & Adventure
Director Michael Caton-Jones
Starring Matthew Modine, Eric Stoltz
Supporting actors Sean Astin, Harry Connick Jr., Reed Edward Diamond, Tate Donovan, John Lithgow, D.B. Sweeney, Billy Zane, Courtney Gains, Neil Giuntoli, Reed Edward Di
Studio Warner Bros.
BBFC rating Suitable for 12 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Jan. 2002
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is a superb film from every point of view, marvellous acting,super direction and a realistic and convincing storyline.
It really brings across the fear and dispair that these aircrew of WW2 felt and the huge battle each individual had to fight within himself.The air battles are very convincing and although you always feel that the aircrew will just about survive it's still tense stuff.The aircraft and all ground support equipment are all most convincing and you almost feel that you are back in the 1940's.
Altogether a most entertaining and thought-provoking film.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Michael Dobey on 11 Jan. 2015
Format: Blu-ray
This blu ray is outstanding. Forget the awful dvd And why is amazon STILL mixing dvd and blu ray reviews? that is not acceptable. It saves them money on bandwith but leaves us with reviews that are all messed up. This is a excellent movie about the famous bomber Memphis belle. In those days half the bombers were shot down so it was a big deal for them to make it to the end of their tour. British night bomber losses were also very high during the period. Someone needs to do a true story about a night bomber crew, in 3d for better effect. The blu ray looks very good and this was a major Hollywood release when it came out. It is also good in that unlike todays awful war movies where psychos are everywhere and there are few good soldiers this depicts the men as they were , decent men who just wanted to survive and defeat the Nazis. Now if they can make a war movie about today that is good that would help.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By The Kinniburgh Kid on 23 Aug. 2010
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
I got this in an Amazon sale for under 5 so not much to complain about, but beware the quality of the image is poor by today's dvd standards.

That said, it does not detract from the movie which remains a good telling of a good story with a very good balance between character, plot and action. It's tense with a feeling of isolation and claustrophobia, even if they are at 10,000ft, well conveyed. Neither gun-ho nor guilt ridden enough to be classed as a classic war movie, it nevertheless flies near the top of the aircraft based films about the war.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Alexander1746 on 6 Jan. 2011
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is the 2000 dvd release of this aclaimed 1990 film. Unfortunately transparencies are really noticeable at certain scenes and there's some visual "noise" on the background of all film, like it was a direct transfer from video. I own a VHS copy and there're almost no differences at all as that video release was a superb one. Dvd sound is really exceptional, and that's all...no extras but the official trailers. It's a double sided dvd, one with the full screen version and the other one with the widescreen (same contents). No extra timing or deleted scenes. No doubt, the making of of this film would have been invaluable. I wish it was available a remastered edition in the near future for one of the best war movies of all times with an incredible casting. Meanwhile, I can't recommend this dvd for any special reason.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Richard Stanley on 13 Sept. 2003
Format: DVD
It's probably best to ignore the odd bad reviews that some people have given this film because they are incorrect (officially).
This film has everything that you could want out of a Second World War bomber crew movie and even possibly a bit more. The acting is good and the soundtrack is wonderfull. I have watched this film at least 15 times and I have not yet grown bored of it.
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Format: DVD
With so much focus on streaming content these days, prices of disks have become very affordable. We recently picked a handful of movies that we had not seen or just wanted to see again and add to our disk inventory, and purchased them through Amazon. Glad we did - has been fun watching them.

Memphis Belle was an amazing watch for your entire family, and an eye opener to the past for the younger ones in our crew. I understand that this is essentially historical fiction wrapped around real people, a real plane crew and events that did occur over a period of time. The way it was put together, the connection and emotion between the cast of characters, and the outstanding filming of this movie, all combined to hit home with grandparents, parents and teens in our gang.

This movie inspired our then almost-high-schooler to delve more into the Memphis Belle and read about the actual events and plane. Last year we even were lucky enough to attend a fly-in by the B-17 that played the part of Memphis Belle in the movie! Though the cost of the ride-along was out of our reach, we must have watched four or five take-offs and landings from the downwind end of the runway! We watched each touchdown as the B-17 returned, and felt the prop wash for each takeoff as the pilots ran up the RPMs before letting the big plane rumble down the tarmac and lift into the sky. Awesome day.

Our entire family enjoyed this movie and it inspired us to further learning. Well done.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By tammyhutchins@bicester63.fsnet.co.uk on 11 Nov. 2001
Format: VHS Tape
this film gives you a real insight to the fears and hopes of many of our bomber heros of WW2, with breath taking cinmatography and real footage. It is a little perdictable and you just know that they will make it home safe but at the same time it does have you on the edge of your seat. A billiant tribute of all of those who fought and died in the worst war of the 20th century. i give it a big thumbs up.
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