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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dirty Dozen
I don't know where to start praising what has to be the most exciting action adventure based on WWII. The story of 12 convicts chosen for what is best describes as a suicide mission is played out by one of the strongest cast every to be united on one film. The names Marvin, Bronson and Sutherland to name but three shows instant quality. To show this film doesn't age i...
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4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The Dirty Dozen.
A Big let down,Could not wait To get this film on blu,to my horror l found the film was not in 2.35:1 widescreen.The film looks like it was shot in Zoom.Terrible,Std-Dvd much better.
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26 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dirty Dozen, 15 Mar 2004
This review is from: The Dirty Dozen [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
I don't know where to start praising what has to be the most exciting action adventure based on WWII. The story of 12 convicts chosen for what is best describes as a suicide mission is played out by one of the strongest cast every to be united on one film. The names Marvin, Bronson and Sutherland to name but three shows instant quality. To show this film doesn't age i am only in my early twenties so this shows quality isnt controlled by the special effects but by storyline and sheer excitement something sadly lacking in most modern films. I have been waiting patiently for this DVD release as in my opinion it is one of the most own titles for any self respecting action fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'THE GAMES ARE OVER - NOW IT BEGINS', 16 July 2014
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rbmusicman (U.K) - See all my reviews
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A Collection of 'Hollywood's' Stars drawn together to make one of the most colourful and
entertaining World War 2 movies of yesteryear.(1967)
Twelve no-hopers, psycho's and killers each condemned to either 'Hang' or serve numerous
years behind bars are offered a slim chance of redemption.
'Major Reisman' (Lee Marvin) has been given what amounts to a suicide mission and has
been given the twelve prisoners to prepare for the task, if the mission succeeds and they
survive the prisoners will be pardoned.
The Major is assisted by 'Sgt Bowren' (Richard Jaeckal) who will be a part of the mission, they
have to submit the Twelve to a six week intense and rigorous training program behind a
fenced compound.
Among the Twelve - 'Joseph Wladislaw' (Charles Bronson) 'Maggot' (Telly Savalas) 'Robert
Jefferson'(Jim Brown) 'Franco' (John Cassavetes) 'Vernon' (Donald Sutherland) 'Pedro' (Trini Lo'pez)
'Posey' (Clint Walker) '
When the training is completed and a few complications are resolved the 'Dirty Dozen' led by the
Major and Sergeant are to attack a Chateau behind enemy lines, the Chateau is heavily guarded
and used as a pleasure centre for 'German' Top-Brass as restbite from the war.
The mission is to kill as many high-ranking German Officers as they can to disrupt the chain of
command ahead of the D-Day landings.
Among the other well know actors on-board 'Ernest Borgnine' (General Warden) 'Robert Ryan'
(Col.Everett Dasher Breed) and 'George Kennedy' (Maj. Max Arnbruster)
This is a brilliantly entertaining action-movie which harbours many moments of humour along the
way leading up to the explosive Operation itself.
There are many brilliant performances along the way from the star-studded line-up.
Good Picture and Sound Quality......This U.S Import is 'Multi-Region'
Special Features -
* Bonus-Movie--'The Dirty Dozen the Next Mission ( The review for which i'll add when watched)
* Commentary by cast members -'Jim Brown; - 'Trini Lo'pez' - Stuart Cooper' and 'Colin Martland'
Producer 'Kenneth Hyman' Original Novelist - 'L.M Narhausen' Film Historian' - 'David J Schow'
and Veteran Military Advisor to Movies - 'Capt. Dale Dye'
* Introduction by 'Ernest Borgnine' .....Exciting Documentaries - 'Armed and Deadly' -The Making
of 'THE DIRTY DOZEN' ......The Filthy Thirteen - real stories from behind the lines.
* Marine Corps -Combat Leadership Skills.......Vintage recruitment documentary featuring 'Lee Marvin'
* Vintage Featurette - Operation Dirty Dozen.
* Soundtrack re-mastered in Dolby Digital 5.1.
* Theatrical Trailers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gets better with age, 15 May 2013
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Delivery arrived in very quick time. Film you all know the story. BOnus on disc of Dirty Dozen next mission. Thin Good to have it though.k Lee Marvin phoned his part in he looks so bored with the whole thing. Trouble is with the transfer to blu ray of dirty dozen my dvd is far clearer than this very very poor blu ray upgrade. So folks if you have a good copy on dvd give this blu ray a miss.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Getting dirty to get the job done, 1 Oct 2012
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Josh "The Claw" (Wherever I'm needed) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Dirty Dozen [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
This is a classic WWII actioner, creating a classic movie premise of the team of underdogs on the impossible mission, with a cracking cast of misfits. But it is not the best of WWII warfilms by a long way, just suspend your critical faculties and enjoy the show.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Aldrich's finest, but still surprisingly good, 1 Oct 2006
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Trevor Willsmer (London, England) - See all my reviews
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The Dirty Dozen holds up surprisingly well even if it is one of the few war movies where the basic training section is better than the mission itself - but that might have something to do with the fact that Robert Aldrich ensures that it's a pretty dirty and sordid business amid the more expected heroics. It's a strikingly good looking film, well photographed and designed, and while it lacks the go-for-broke cynicism of Aldrich's Too Late the Hero or Attack!, it's still a striking subversive antidote to the traditional Hollywood war movie. The recent 2-disc DVD is a great improvement on the previous release, not least because it's in the right ratio this time (the previous release was cropped to 2.35:1). The group audio commentary is intermittently interesting, but Dale Dye's self-important contributions are less welcome than the cast and crew, as he shows his ignorance of film history of the era while talking up himself at almost every turn: it's a shame the commentary isn't indexed so you can skip him and get back to people with a better idea of what they're talking about. Still, the vintage 60s featurette of the Dozen hanging out in London's 'happening' Kings Road is a hoot, and I never tire of hearing that story about how Trini Lopez found himself written out of the movie...

The first of the TV movie sequels, The Deadly Mission, is also included on the disc, and limp stuff it is too. Looking like it was shot on the cheap entirely around the same railway station in a rainy August, it rehashes huge chunks of dialog from the first film, recited with a notable lack of enthusiasm by a visibly bored Lee Marvin who knows this isn't worth the effort and so rarely makes any. The premise is good - they're sent to assassinate a German general planning to kill Hitler because the Allies are terrified of the Nazis replacing Der Fuhrer with a competent leader - but this dozen are a bland bunch, although things pick up slightly in the last half hour. Amazingly there were briefly plans to release this as a feature film outside the US, but even as an extra feature on the original film's DVD it feels like padding.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 60s classic; one of ALDRICH's finest + a great cast, 29 Mar 2005
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Jeff Markham (Walton-on-Thames, UK) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Dirty Dozen [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
Top Director Robert Aldrich's most commercially successful movie. Wartime action heroics from a motley bunch of hardcore death row convicts, led by a brilliantly cynical LEE MARVIN, a reluctant commanding officer for the gang. They're given a suicidal mission to destroy a key German command post in return for a chance of freedom after the war if they succeed. No brainer film fans!??
In a generally excellent ensemble cast of seasoned character actors (ERNEST BORGNINE, TELLY SAVALAS (KOJAK!!), JOHN CASSAVETES, CHARLES BRONSON et al), DONALD SUTHERLAND is a standout, quite superb in a smaller but crucial role.
Great action set-pieces and inspired, brutally appropriate direction from ALDRICH at his very best make this movie a fondly remembered 60s classic. Unmissable and unbeatable entertainment!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Dirty Dozen, 25 Mar 2009
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Mr. C. L. Newcombe (Kent, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Dirty Dozen [DVD] [1967] (DVD)
The Dirty Dozen is an above average war story based around the premiss of using soldiers condemned to death or long terms of imprisonment to take on a suicide mission behind enemy lines with the chance of a reprieve - if they survive. The story begins at the prison where they are offered this second chance and follows them through their training on on to the mission itself. This is not just another shoot 'em up, blood and guts war movie but a well cast and well acted story that does not have to rely gallons of fake blood and bad language to hold our attention. The action scenes are good with excellent special effects and I, for one, thoroughly enjoyed it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 14 July 2014
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it was just as described, received package very quickly would definately do business again. A+++
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 3 July 2014
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very good !!!!!!!!!! thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Impreesive story, 26 Mar 2014
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It is a classic and creative film which I've watched several times and I never got tired. So it is among few films I love to have in my collection
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