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1.0 out of 5 stars not what it says, 21 Mar. 2010
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This review is from: World War II: Lost Films [DVD] (DVD)
i have seen and bought it from hong kong as i live in pakistan. this documentary is more based on diaries and remade with some actors protraying some world war 2 veterans . the orignal footage is very scarcely seen . i would ask you to buy national geoghraphic apocalypse : the second world war instead, which has orignal footage colorised . and it is very well made compared to this scrap. save your money and instead buy national geoghraphic one .also my second criticism on this history channel made documentary is that it only shows america winning the wars .
it wont show you any victories from german side or british side..i would like to say that this history documentary doesnot covers the france invasion. what were the reasons for frnace invasion ? how hitler succeded in invading france? it wasnot that france army were stuborn idiots , no!!!. it was the cycle (sickle ) cut movement .what was the reason that germany crossed adrennas forest without any obstacle? where were the france forces?.it was france that declared war on germany and not hitler.it were the jews that were responsible for defeat of germany in world war 1. by seeing your history documentary does it tells that stalin had made an alliance with hitler in the beggining? stalin made treaty with hitler " gemano -soviet pact" .the massacre of katyn .is it shown in your documentary?? has the invasion of pearl harbour in true spirit?? no japanese plane is shown bombing pearl harbour.no japanese footage is shown as to how they woke up?? did excercise in the cold at 4 a.m. sharp .had a n emperor toast .with fujita leading them upto the attack .the word" tora tora tora" .the reasons for japan attacking america. it wasnot that japnese had woken up and made the decision to attack america. a few months earlier america had imposed sanctions on japan and freezing its assets. the half truths shown in this documentary are nothing but 1/4 th picture of what happened . donot waste your money!!! .only a video which is not even clear shows some burning ships . rather than making half statements watch "Apocalypse: the Second World War" and compare both documentaries.and for you i have posted my product pics. go see them or russian side. its all about america and nothing else. hope it helps!!!
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Initial post: 13 Apr 2010 19:10:18 BDT
C. Stenner says:
If this show does not have any real footage in then you must have watched the wrong series. First few eps have been shown this week on history and veterens were on there with other people occasionally recreating speaches. This show shows just how things were back then and you get more of a sense of drama and feelings than you do in a lot of war movies and docs. I do agree there are a lot of pro usa things but they were such a big factor in the war and involved in so many things.

In reply to an earlier post on 16 Apr 2010 16:58:44 BDT
Last edited by the author on 16 Apr 2010 17:02:47 BDT
S. Ahmed says:
usa might have a role but you cannot deny the role that germany itself ,britain and soviet union played in the conflict . the movie starts from us entering the war . also i said that there is real footage but it is very rare . most of the footage is remade with the help of cgi . its based on diaries . as the product description says that us army veterans had diaries and not cameras. i think you have been watching movies too much lately .compare this documentary with that of national geoghraphic and you will see my point . the footage in national geoghraphic one is all real and it was made by either the cameramans or people who lived through conflict .i do not give weight to the argument that us saved ass of britain .had britain not shown courage ,US would had never entered the war .it was only when they were attacked by japan that they entered the war . and US was afraid that the whole europe would fall into the hands of soviet union .it was then US decided to enter the war .there is differance between recreation and real footage and interviews.i really think that history can do better than this . but all their documentaries are so much influnced by usa factor.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2010 16:15:00 BDT
Kirbster says:
S. Ahmed, I think you must have watched the wrong series, or have a fake version !
I am watching this series on the History Channel, and whilst it is entirely from the USA view (as all the stories are of US service men and women), ALL the footage is real. As it clearly states in the opening credits, much of it is used in a "representational" fashion, but it clearly is original WW2 footage, and it is used to great affect to tell each of the stories.
I found this series to be extremely high quality and well put together with the stories of the men and women featured full of raw emotion.

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Apr 2010 17:46:05 BDT
S. Ahmed says:
good for you kirbster.you and me might have different taste. my grandfather was in royal army of british from indian side. fighting against germans in france .and what he tells me is that us army servicemen were not allowed to carry cameras or any other type of equipment .even diaries. diaries are easier to hide but you cant hide a camera. more over the title of the series is misleading ,it should clerly protray" american side of the story".secondly i dont think you have seen national geoghraphic documentay. and have played a lot of games and are mixing cgi models with real footage. yes ,cgi have improved over the years .its now easier to make cgi look realistic. i will stand by my point .

In reply to an earlier post on 28 Apr 2010 15:35:16 BDT
Last edited by the author on 28 Apr 2010 15:36:37 BDT
Ric London says:
Oh so, so wrong Mr Ahmed. There is no CGI in this series it is all original footage and unlike Nat Geo's not colourized! PS That's a good thing.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Apr 2010 11:45:25 BDT
Last edited by the author on 30 Apr 2010 12:02:39 BDT
S. Ahmed says:
the makers have themselves admitted the fact about using cgi in history documentary . national geoghraphic documentary is colorised .have you even seen national geographic documentary?? go and visit this link if you have any illusions. http://www.natgeotv.co.in/Programmes/EpisodeGuide.aspx?Id=438 or http://www.ngcasia.com/programmes/apocalypse-the-second-world-war. also almost 84 percent of people visiting here agree with me .this is what it says on history channel own website : The story is a docu that focuses on 12 people and it follows their stories during WWII. they are interviewed and their voices are morphed into younger voices done by celebrities like LL Cool J & Rob Lowe) or taken from their own diaries. diaries accounts cannot be put on reel .or you people have found a way to narrate the whole diary of words into pictures?? huh huh huh??getting someone inteerviewed and making a reconstruction is not at all real footage.i dont know why you vidoe games addict people have started to think cgi reconstructions real footage. grow up guys.real battle are not fought on cgi technolony or your lousy" call of duty modern warfare 2 pcs".

In reply to an earlier post on 6 May 2010 12:50:41 BDT
Last edited by the author on 6 May 2010 13:01:18 BDT
streetyson says:
I've a life-long interest in military history and spent 30 years of that time in more serious research, re-enactment, and some field-archaeology. And I've watched the series and would support most of Mr Ahmed's comments. Whilst I don't see much cgi I can assure you that a lot of the footage has been seen before in other documentaries. The historical overview and content is sadly almost entirely American and contains a lot of pro-American rhetoric that ignores, misrepresents or belittles the effort of the other Allies and virtually nothing at all of the Axis side. Nat Geo's documentary is, as Mr Ahmed states, a much better choice, it is a French TV made series called "Apocalypse: the Second World War" and sometimes called "WW2: Apocalypse" etc. Another excellent pair of series (both using original colour footage) are The Second World War in Colour" and "Britain at War in Colour" both narrated by John Thaw. I would also highly recommend the four part-series "Hell in the Pacific". Some other documentaries (that aren't coloured much but include a mix of original footage with re-enacted scenes in colour) are the BBC's "Battle of the Atlantic" and "D-Day to Berlin", and Canadian TV's 4-part "Convoy:War for Atlantic". Another interesting series is the German made "Hitler's War". There are other good ones, but I suggest these if you want a good coverage from some other countries' viewpoints.

Posted on 12 Jun 2010 20:33:03 BDT
SJ SMART says:
After watching this film: World War 2: Lost Films and re reading this review I can only assume this reviewer has not watched the same film or has seen a poor copy somewhere. The films are 90% original footage, the remainder is interviews with survivors/veterans.

There is a strong US focus but it does show Russia and the British, the occupation of France, and German and Japanese footage. It was welcome surprise after reading this unhelpful and inaccurate review.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Jun 2010 09:57:22 BDT
S. Ahmed says:
this is not an inaccurate review.out of 64 people 54 people agree with me. i will be posting the pics of the version that i have on product images . i have the same region 2 copy . and as a reveiwer after me said:"The historical overview and content is sadly almost entirely American and contains a lot of pro-American rhetoric that ignores, misrepresents or belittles the effort of the other Allies and virtually nothing at all of the Axis side. Nat Geo's documentary is, as Mr Ahmed states, a much better choice, it is a French TV made series called "Apocalypse: the Second World War" and sometimes called "WW2: Apocalypse" etc. "your words mr. smart clearly show you havent even seen the nat geo documentary?" its colorer footage quality is far better than this one. and covers the whole world war 2 events.

In reply to an earlier post on 26 Jun 2010 10:07:03 BDT
Last edited by the author on 18 Oct 2011 15:01:56 BDT
S. Ahmed says:
in reply to MR. smart .i would like to say that this history documentary doesnot covers the france invasion. what were the reasons for france invasion ? how hitler succeded in invading france? it wasnot that france army were stuborn idiots , no!!!. it was the cycle (sickle ) cut movement .it was france that declared war on germany and not hitler.it were the jews that were responsible for defeat of germany in world war 1. by seeing your history documentary does it tells that stalin had made an alliance with hitler in the beggining? stalin made treaty with hitler " gemano -soviet pact" .the massacre of katyn .is it shown in your documentary?? has the invasion of pearl harbour in true spirit?? no japanese plane is shown bombing pearl harbour .only a video which is not even clear shows some burning ships . rather than making half statements watch "Apocalypse: the Second World War" and compare both documentaries.and for you i have posted my product pics. go see them.
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