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The Longest Day [VHS] [1962]

4.6 out of 5 stars 280 customer reviews

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  • Actors: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum
  • Directors: Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Darryl F. Zanuck, Gerd Oswald, Ken Annakin
  • Writers: Cornelius Ryan, David Pursall, Jack Seddon
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French, German
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • VHS Release Date: 23 Feb. 1998
  • Run Time: 171 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (280 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CJGC
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190,523 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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An all-star international cast re-tells the events of the Allied Landings in Normandy in 1944. Events are seen from various points of view, including the Germans', in an epic and spectacular style. Along with the 43 international stars, the film used 23,000 Allied troops and despite costing over $10 million to make, it has now become one of the most successful films of its genre. John Wayne, Robert Mitchum and Henry Fonda head the cast.

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After seeing Saving Private Ryan, this epic tale about the Normandy invasion will look sanitised. But in The Longest Day's re-creation of events leading to the epochal battle, the film is captivating and grand, and the parade of famous actors who cross the screen naturally give the already charged action even more of a boost. Three directors worked on it: Ken Annakin (Battle of the Bulge), Andrew Marton (Crack in the World) and Bernhard Wicki (this film being his only credit). --Tom Keogh


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Format: DVD
The first time I saw "The Longest Day" in a movie theater they got a couple of the reels mixed up. The only way I knew this was that every time a major figure shows up in the film we are told their name, rank and unit. This mistake did not hurt the film all that much because this sprawling story of the D-Day invasion sixty years ago today was so huge and complex that it had four directors: Ken Annakin (British scenes), Andrew Marton (American scenes) Bernhard Wicki (German scenes), and the uncredited Darryl F. Zanuck. Granted, the realism of the opening scenes of "Saving Private Ryan" make the storming of Omaha Beach in this 1962 film look like a walk on the beach in comparison, but "The Longest Day" remains along with "Battleground" one of the most realistic portrayals of what it was like for the infantry in World War II from what we will know have to call the old school Hollywood and which ended with "A Bridge Too Far" in 1977.
Based on Cornelius Ryan's celebrated book of the same title, "The Longest Day" is almost three hours long and has one of the largest all star casts every assembled (42 international stars according to the poster), albeit with big names like John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchem, Richard Burton, and Rod Steiger playing supporting roles because, to tell the truth, there is nothing else to play in this film. If you are telling the story of D-Day, no single figure is going to emerge as the star, which is the point (Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, played by an uncredited Henry Grace, has one scene). Sean Connery was about to become famous as James Bond in "Dr.
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This is without doubt, one of the most accurate and exciting depictions of the Normandy landings ever made. For once it's nice to see that it wasn't just the Americans that won the war !! This film follows the fortunes of several different units landing at Normandy, and then heading in-land in order to overrun enemy positions. It shows the carnage on the beaches, the mass parachute landings, and even shows other important units progress too, such as the French Resistance and the Germans responses to it all. A brilliant film with more famous faces than you'd even see at the Oscars !! The biggest names being John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, and Henry Fonda.
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By taking time to view events from both sides, and particularly having dialogue in English, German and French, this is a wonderful, none-heroic film.
Compared to say 'Full Metal Jacket' where the action lives with a few faces and the raw, inhuman reality of war, 'Longest Day' gives you the vista of rain-soaked military camps, fleets of many ships, countless troops assaulting a beach, alongside the frantic efforts of the German command to react to the day.
Many small scenes make this a very human film.
The German commander complaining about his storm-damaged roses;
a German officer scanning the channel from his bunker - 'Good God - the invasion - its coming!' - with a look of utter horror on his face, and countless ship-shaped specks on the sea behind him; the french nuns marching through the middle of a war-torn street; the American soldier complaining that he's not fired a shot the whole day - 'every time I get somewhere, everyone's gone!'.
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In my oppinion, 'the longest day' is the most classic of all war time movies. Told from all sides of the battle, this movie brilliantly details the important events leading up to the greatest campaign of our history, D-DAY. Unfairly criticized for its 'gung ho' type of script, 'the longest day' pays tribute to those men who served and died for our freedom in Normandy.
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This may not be the only film journalling the D-day landings at Normandy and the events leading up to them, but it is by far the best. Shot in black and white for effect, all aspects of the operation are covered, from the placement of dummy units, designed to deceive the germans into believing Calais was the target, to the tension leading up to the big day, made worse by inclement weather conditions.
What makes this film special is that it doesn't just tell one side of the story, it alternates all the way through, mostly focusing on the allied actions while giving a reasonable account of what the germans were doing.
This adds to the excitement when the landings take place, both air and seaborne. Historically accurate, with adequate free licence to keep it interesting.
The cast is more or less a whos who of mainly male actors of the sixties, who give some wonderful performances.
As you would expect from a sixties film, even though war is a savage business, its clean enough to be watched by adults and young children alike, the foul language and graphic detail that modern day films are written round weren't required back then (we had imaginations).
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How can you possibly tell the story of D-Day in a single film? I don't mean just showing a squad of American soldiers looking for a lost buddy. You have to show the build up(which lasts an hour). Then you have to show all the major battles or as many as you can. The five main beaches and any subsidiary battles:- Pegasus Bridge, Point Du Hoc, Oiustreham, etc. Shame about the British paratrooper attack on the Merville Battery but practically everything else is here.
The action scenes are quite stunning - with thousands of extras, but Ryan is the benchmark now. Ouistreham and the luftwaffe attack still look spectacular but some of the "theatrical deaths" are laughable. Colonel Thompson (Mitchem's mate) looks like he is attempting a back flip when given the chop. No exploding heads or blown off limbs here.
Lest we be overly worried about the violence we have various cringe-making scenes such as padre looking for his case, lost doctor and the unfortunate Sean Connery who I don't think annoys as much as he does in this film. Not his fault poor chap and a terrible waste of talent.
Time constraints mean that characterisation is virtually impossible although the actor playing Group Captain Stagg superbly portrays the amount of pressure he must have been under in limited screen time,given it was hisdecision which ultimately influences Eisenhower. Also watch out for a cameo from Gert Frobe(Goldfinger)taking rations to the beach gunners. Other stars come and go on a conveyor belt, although Robert Mitchum gets the lion's share.
Despite showing some of its forty years it still remains a great document on D-Day. The D.V.D. is the original black and white although there is now a stunning colourised version as well. Picture is 2.
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