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The World at War: The Ultimate Restored Edition is the definitive version of one of the greatest documentary series ever made. Each frame has been painstakingly restored and the audio enhanced and upgraded so that this is the best this award-winning series has ever looked and sounded.
Narrated by Laurence Olivier and first broadcast in 1973 when memories of the Second World War were still clear in people's minds and the war's veterans numerous, over 26 episodes this unique series assembled these recollections, together with archive footage, to create one of the most powerful and successful historical documentaries ever seen. The voices of those that fought, worked or watched during the war gave each episode a vivid sense of what it was like to be there and was the hallmark of the series.
Brand new to this DVD boxset for the first time ever: Hard of hearing subtitles, New widescreen presentation, 5.1 Dolby Digital surround sound audio. Over 10 hours of special features includes: Brand new - Restoring the World at War - narrated by Sir Jeremy Isaacs, this feature explores every element of the restoration process, 11 features including the making of the original series, Photo galleries, Biographies Speeches and songs, Newsreels and maps.
Now digitally remastered The World at War looks even more of an impressive achievement on DVD. Available in five volumes, each handsomely packaged double-disc set comes with a detailed menu that places the individual programmes along a chronological timeline. Better yet, chapter access is laid out to allow you to select key speeches or maps or newsreel footage. The World at War was a landmark television event; its DVD incarnation underlines its importance as an historical document. --Mark Walker --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.
This classic, epic series has been utterly butchered in the name of remastering. As several other reviews point out, Fremantle have committed the ultimate atrocity and hacked off a... Read morePublished 2 days ago by James the King
Bought the set seen so many bits of it on tv this is the re mastered copy which is great dad will be able to watch it its got subtitles box set 11 dvds had to buy what I saw on tv... Read morePublished 10 days ago by the parapsychologist
Unbelievable, concise, insightful. As a child I remember watching this the first time around. It will forever be a fair reminder of the true horror of war.Published 10 days ago by Paul
Look forward to view this, perhaps the greatest documentary ever.Published 15 days ago by Mr Conor Moore
Although I agree to some extent with those reviews pointing out that converting the original 4:3 format to 16:9 has created some issues such as cutting off the tops of heads in the... Read morePublished 22 days ago by Dave