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The 70s [DVD]

Brad Rowe , Guy Torry , Peter Werner    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Brad Rowe, Guy Torry, Vinessa Shaw, Kathryn Harrold, Graham Beckel
  • Directors: Peter Werner
  • Producers: James Chory
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Contender
  • DVD Release Date: 26 Jun 2006
  • Run Time: 114 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,554 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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A look at the turbulent decade through the eyes of a group of friends, as they struggle with life and love through ten years marred by the National Guard shooting students at Kent State University, the Watergate Scandal, the end of the Vietnam War, Black Power, and Reagan's election. Brad Lowe and Amy Smart star.

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The decade when everything changed. soundtrack features music by stevie wonder, bob marley, blondie ,marvin gaye ,free, barry white, the temptations, cat stevens, the allman brothers, elton john, jefferson starship, van mccoy, donna summer and many more. this stunning movie event is a thrilling magic carpet ride through the social upheavals and popular culture of the turbulent seventies, as seen through the eyes of four very different friends, who come of age as the world changes around them.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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The mini series shows the social changes that occurred to everyone throughout America, from the white military farther to the black communities in the south. It is filmed using a combination of archive and new footage and does not pull any punches when it comes to the portrayal of the endemic racism which blighted American society. All the main events of the era are shown and the soundtrack captures the mood of the time from the cival rights movement to the hippie generation.
I especially liked Julia Stiles, who's portrayal of a pregnant teenager who is sent away in disgrace is truly heart rendering. It also shows the lost innocence of youth for those sent away to Vietnam and the ones who stayed at home to protest against the war and its shocking aftermath. Jerry O'Connell and Josh Hamilton play this to great effect.
The series is a must see for anyone whether you remember the 60s or not. One thing is for sure no one was ever the same again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars History Lesson !! 17 Sep 2013
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Not so much a movie more of a history lesson. As I am old enough to remember the 60s I absolutely loved it.
I'm sure younger movie lovers will also enjoy this movie. A pleasant 3 hours viewing. Buy the U S version as
its around an extra hours viewing compared to the European version.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Chance to Relive the Decade 1 Jan 2005
By Bill Emblom - Published on
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Every so often I get lucky when I take a chance on a DVD. This is one such case. The '60s is the story of one family with three children, one of which (a daughter) becomes involved with hippies, a son who serves in Vietnam, and another son who becomes a peace activist. We follow the lives of each child as they play out their respective roles throughout the decade. Combined with the music from the time period along with NBC newsclips on assassinations, race riots, and political unrest this was a movie that brought this decade back to me to relive all over again.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Emotional, Intense, Mind-Altering 17 Feb 2005
By Kate - Published on
Watching this film made me feel immensley nostalgic.

Despite that I was born two decades after the sixties, the illustrations of the emotional uproar at the time was so excellently done that I felt as if I was experiencing it myself. The portrayl of the characters development, as well as the Social Issues of the time, was wonderfully intense.

Many of the sense were so so emotionally rich that I even cried a few times, even when it wasn't a particularly sad scene.

The NBC news clips furthered the feeling of experiencing the important events of the sixties, such as JFKs assasination, yourself. Watching what so many saw back in 1963 evokes a feeling of empathy for everyone who heard the news so long ago.

One main aspect of the sixties was the feeling of hope, and that anyone could make a difference, which was clealy evident in the film. After watching it, I wanted so badly to organize a protest. This film definatley inspires the want to stand up for what you believe in and take action.

For those not very interested with the culture and history of the sixties, chances are that the film still possess something they would enjoy. As an example, the lost, confused, and angry attitude of teenage-hood is also demonstrated.

Overall The Sixties was an amazing film. I strongly reccomend this film. Anyone with brain waves will enjoy it.
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh, please! 10 Mar 2003
By Mistress Raye - Published on
I've read the reviews, and everyone seems to have something bad to say about this movie!
First of all, sure, the acting wasn't all that great - what do you expect from a made for television movie? Get over it! You're not gonna see major actors in such a small movie. Be glad you got Julia Stiles and Jerry O'Connell!
Secondly, there seems to be complaint that the movie didn't cover some of the major things of the sixties. This makes sense to me - why cover the things that everyone knows about? Why not include the things that not everyone knows about?
I was born in 1983, and I have always been interested in the sixties, and this movie taught me a lot of things I didn't know. If this movie had covered things like the Beatles and Woodstock just like everything else out there, I would have changed the channel and said forget it.
Also, there were comments that there were too many stereotypes - you had the sorta rebellious daughter who got pregnant, the Vietnam veteran who was haunted by the images he saw while in the field, the guy protesting against the war, etc. But did you honestly think that in three hours they could cover all the types of people who lived in the sixties? I don't think so! It would take three days instead of three hours!
All in all, I'd have to say that this movie wasn't all that bad - so quit your complaining! If you think this movie was such a bad portrayal of the sixties, then I say get out there and make your own movie! For those of you who want to learn more about the sixties and are tired of hearing all about hippies and Woodstock and other typical things from the sixties, buy this movie.
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not a bad movie 26 July 2004
By Jillian - Published on
Although this movie manages to squeeze just about every 60's cliche into three hours, it's still immensely enjoyable. The 60's a was a turbulent time, and this movie covers nearly every aspect of the political, social, and emotional turmoil that America was going through.

The principal characters are three siblings from a white, suburban family. Jerry O'Connell plays Brian, a patriotic heartthrob, who returns from Nam a disillusioned and angry man. His younger sister Katie (Julia Stiles) does not fare much better, and leaves home for hippiedom after becoming pregnant. His brother Michael is the most normal of the bunch, and fights inequality, while pursuing a confusing love interest (Jordana Brewster).

This movie leaves nothing out. It packs in the war, Woodstock, the equal rights movement, and still manages to create likeable characters. It's not an Oscar contender, but it was fairly well done, and deserves a look for anyone with a curiosity about the 1960's
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The 60's was great! 19 Dec 2004
By Kaitlyn Moore - Published on
This movie was great!! We watched it in my social studies class at the end of our unit on the sixties. They included great clips from what actually happened during that era, and combined them beautifully! I really liked the way the movie starts out in 1960 and ends in 1969, and highlighting the events that took place in the 60's from JKF, Malcolm X and MLK Jr's assassinations, to the Summer of Love and Woodstock to the demonstrations that occurred!

I would definatly recommend "The 60's" to anyone!
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