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Operation Daybreak~region all import Timothy Bottoms~Martin Shaw~Joss Acland..

3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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  • Format: NTSC
  • Region: All Regions
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003K1M2VG
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,763 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


has subtitles....any subtitles heard whethe German and any other foreign language do not have subtitles only the English soundtrack n this movie was shown on TV may have been inserted by the TV broadcaster.

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53 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this brilliant film 17 Jan 2009
By Katie
I too only have the Korean edition & would love to see this out on an international DVD as this story should be made known & kept alive. It's a true story of courageous Czech freedom fighters attempting to assassinate Hitler's chosen lieutenant,Reinhard Heydrich, who was a truly evil man (known as the Butcher of Prague). I visited the church that plays a large part in the film, St Cyril & Methodius, in Prague & left in tears. A very moving tale & a fitting tribute to some very brave young men. Don't miss it.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific film 20 April 2009
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
After my husband moaning for years that this film hadn't been released on DVD I was delighted to find this Korean version. OK, it's not top quality and there's no English sub-titles but that doesn't really matter. Most of the key German dialogue is repeated in English anyway!

I received this on Saturday and we couldn't wait to watch it in the afternoon. No matter what the imperfections in recording (our disc stuck and took a heart-stopping age to switch layers - if that's what it was doing).

As other reviews have said, this is a story brilliantly told. There's no silly sub-plot to distract and the action just races along. The fact that it is a true story is made even more vivid by the final credits. I defy anyone to watch this and not be completely caught up in it.

But please, please can this be released on a 'proper' DVD?
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54 of 56 people found the following review helpful
By Fritz
I have two comments, 1) on the story/film and 2) on the DVD I bought.

The story is based on actual events from WWII. In a nutshell Hitler's appointed ruler of Czechoslavakia is a ruthless viscious intelligent monster who was galvanising the Czechs to work for the Nazi war effort. He did it in 2 ways the stick and the rod. Known as "the Butcher of Prague" His ruthlessness was proving effective. Something had to be done; a crack small team of Czechs are dropped back into their homeland to kill Heydrich.

It was one of the most improtant missions of WWII, in many ways. Part of the Czechs wanted to support the Nazi's and there was a risk that their Army would be brought in on the Nazi side (that coulde easily have tipped the war in favour of a Nazi victory); Czechs had a puppet government (real govt. in UK exile) supporting Nazi's; Czech factories were productive for Nazi war machine. A wedge had to be driven between all these things.

In reality there was more to the tale than could be told in a single film and its a shame because the full true story is more unbelievable. Imagine being dropped into the heart of Nazi Europe, you dont know anyone, are given a safe contact to find and when you turn up they are gone? What do you do now? Limited money, no where to stay, no job, dont know anyone, etc. and everywhere nazi soldiers and suspicious/scared people squinting at you. Several agents went thru this and similar; some sadly swapped sides.

There is more to this film than I have said and even more to the story than Ive told here (read "Seven Men at Daybreak") but I dont want to spoil it.

I love this film because of its straight forward style(I dont know anyone, male or female, who didnt find it gripping).
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Long Awaited 11 Jun 2011
Finally thanks to Warner Archive, this excellent film is available to collectors.
There are bad versions of this film released by certain asian countries that are not worth buying.
The film is a very realistic account of the assassination of Heydrich(head of the SD & nazi Reich protector of Bohemia/Moravia)
The story is stark and is not meant be entertaining as in a Hollywood action film, but it still retains the tension and holds
your interest till the final sad heroic end.The music is outstanding (especially in the final part of the film(breath takingly sad
and memorable)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
I was moved to tears when I first saw this film. And that never happens. Telling the (mostly true)story of how some brave young free Czechs (incl. Anthony Andrews (of Danger UXB fame), Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw etc) parachuted into occupied Czechoslovakia to assassinate the evil nazi tyrant Heydrich in 1942. Without giving the plot away, the ending was the part that moved me to tears (although, historically, in reality it didn't happen quite like that).

The film is movingly shot and you feel real compassion for the characters (bar one or two). It makes you really feel proud and grateful for the hard fought freedom we have today, due to the bravery of others who gave their everything during the war. The action scenes are really great. One of the most moving parts is the haunting synthesizer music, giving this a sad and melancholic feeling to the film.

This film is unmissable and if you can track it down, even on original VHS, it is well worth it: once watched you will never forget it. It moved me to visit Prague in 2002 to see the church where it all happened - the bullet holes are all still there: again well worth the visit (again I was moved to tears - and at Lidice too!)

Now for the DVD: believe it or not, the only available version is a naff Korean version! It looks like a pirate copy recorded off a 6th hand video tape. Annoyingly, in the scenes spoken in German, there are no English subtitles. There are no extras.

WARNER BROTHERS: WHY HAVE YOU NOT RELEASED THIS ON DVD WITH PLENTY OF EXTRAS???? From your point of view you are missing out 1000's of sales. From the viewers point of view, we are missing out on a great film.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Subtitles
This film has been subtitled for the Korean market. The subtitles are badly spelt and when the characters are speaking in German there are none. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars True courage
Another true story of patriotism, love, betrayal, bravery and courage. Too bad this did not have the backing of a Steven Spielberg - everyone would admire the Czechs the same way... Read more
Published 4 months ago by redi2trvl
1.0 out of 5 stars Film great but DVD is awful quality
Amazon don't specify (no surprise there) but although the soundtrack is fine all the writing on the box is in Korean and the subtitles aren't even done well anyway with poor... Read more
Published 6 months ago by H3dley
4.0 out of 5 stars Good flm
Thiaavery good film and is based on actual events wich can be verified in historical records at the Imperial War Museum
Published 6 months ago by michael trundle
5.0 out of 5 stars All time classic
You need to buy a region 1 version of the film. The quality is very good. One of my favourite war films.
Published 6 months ago by Angry of Morden
1.0 out of 5 stars Avoid
The quality of this DVD is appalling, I could have produced better on my phone, the subtitles are hilarious.
Amazed Amazon are selling something so poor. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Oak
3.0 out of 5 stars Loved the film
Love this film but the quality of the DVD isn't great. Subtitles don't turn off and give the wrong dialogue in places. Read more
Published 7 months ago by benny
5.0 out of 5 stars A great film
I saw this exciting but sad film years sago. Have been trying to buy it
for years but HMV etc could not get it.
So I ordered it from Amazon. Quick delivery. Read more
Published 7 months ago by bernadette watts
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing gift
There were some parts of the film not in English and without subtitles. Poor quality sound and visual. Think buyers should be made aware of this when buying or reflect in price. Read more
Published 7 months ago by hazel macgregor
1.0 out of 5 stars re operation daybreak review
Very dissapointed the playback quality was very poor also the sound quality was very poor it was like a poor pirate copy the info was in korean first dvd off amazon that ive ad a... Read more
Published 8 months ago by stephen s
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