Women of Valor is a 1986 made-for-TV film about nurses in the US armed forces who are captured and imprisoned in the Philippines by the Japanese during the Second World War.
Even though the director chose to intercut old footage of black & white newsreels as segues to certain scenes, the film is not the most realistic, or authentic, portrayal that you're ever likely to see. It's also not a big budget production either (the few special effects/explosions/fighting sequences are reminiscent of an episode of The A-Team, in that respect), but it is, however, still a really enjoyable watch.
Although Susan Sarandon received top billing on the picture, it's Kristy McNichol who shows herself to be the pick of the bunch. The opening 15 minutes or so amble along, before we get the first glimpse of some pretty decent acting between McNichol's TJ Nolan and John Philbin's paraplegic soldier (who, himself, is one of the best things about the film despite his very brief appearances).
The rest of the supporting cast all do an adequate job, too, except, in my opinion, for the Japanese army sergeant, who comes across more as a comedy villain than the threatening menace that he's supposed to be.
As for the DVD, the 2008 Boulevard Entertainment edition is a completely bare-bones release, with no extra features, no subtitles, and a solitary English language audio track, whilst the actual picture transfer is of VHS quality.
For its subject matter, Women of Valor isn't very heavy going or hard-hitting, but at just over one and a half hour's long, it is worth a look.