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  • Language: English, German
  • Subtitles: German
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: German
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Classification: 12
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00008WXZ0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 136,530 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Not so much a movie more of a history lesson. As I am old enough to remember the 60s I absolutely loved it.
I'm sure younger movie lovers will also enjoy this movie. A pleasant 3 hours viewing. Buy the U S version as
its around an extra hours viewing compared to the European version.
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The mini series shows the social changes that occurred to everyone throughout America, from the white military farther to the black communities in the south. It is filmed using a combination of archive and new footage and does not pull any punches when it comes to the portrayal of the endemic racism which blighted American society. All the main events of the era are shown and the soundtrack captures the mood of the time from the cival rights movement to the hippie generation.
I especially liked Julia Stiles, who's portrayal of a pregnant teenager who is sent away in disgrace is truly heart rendering. It also shows the lost innocence of youth for those sent away to Vietnam and the ones who stayed at home to protest against the war and its shocking aftermath. Jerry O'Connell and Josh Hamilton play this to great effect.
The series is a must see for anyone whether you remember the 60s or not. One thing is for sure no one was ever the same again.
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It was quite accurate according to my recollection
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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9ed9ed68) out of 5 stars A Chance to Relive the Decade 1 Jan. 2005
By Bill Emblom - Published on
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Every so often I get lucky when I take a chance on a DVD. This is one such case. The '60s is the story of one family with three children, one of which (a daughter) becomes involved with hippies, a son who serves in Vietnam, and another son who becomes a peace activist. We follow the lives of each child as they play out their respective roles throughout the decade. Combined with the music from the time period along with NBC newsclips on assassinations, race riots, and political unrest this was a movie that brought this decade back to me to relive all over again.
23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dec2f54) out of 5 stars Emotional, Intense, Mind-Altering 17 Feb. 2005
By Kate - Published on
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Watching this film made me feel immensley nostalgic.

Despite that I was born two decades after the sixties, the illustrations of the emotional uproar at the time was so excellently done that I felt as if I was experiencing it myself. The portrayl of the characters development, as well as the Social Issues of the time, was wonderfully intense.

Many of the sense were so so emotionally rich that I even cried a few times, even when it wasn't a particularly sad scene.

The NBC news clips furthered the feeling of experiencing the important events of the sixties, such as JFKs assasination, yourself. Watching what so many saw back in 1963 evokes a feeling of empathy for everyone who heard the news so long ago.

One main aspect of the sixties was the feeling of hope, and that anyone could make a difference, which was clealy evident in the film. After watching it, I wanted so badly to organize a protest. This film definatley inspires the want to stand up for what you believe in and take action.

For those not very interested with the culture and history of the sixties, chances are that the film still possess something they would enjoy. As an example, the lost, confused, and angry attitude of teenage-hood is also demonstrated.

Overall The Sixties was an amazing film. I strongly reccomend this film. Anyone with brain waves will enjoy it.
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dec2378) out of 5 stars Oh, please! 10 Mar. 2003
By Mistress Raye - Published on
I've read the reviews, and everyone seems to have something bad to say about this movie!
First of all, sure, the acting wasn't all that great - what do you expect from a made for television movie? Get over it! You're not gonna see major actors in such a small movie. Be glad you got Julia Stiles and Jerry O'Connell!
Secondly, there seems to be complaint that the movie didn't cover some of the major things of the sixties. This makes sense to me - why cover the things that everyone knows about? Why not include the things that not everyone knows about?
I was born in 1983, and I have always been interested in the sixties, and this movie taught me a lot of things I didn't know. If this movie had covered things like the Beatles and Woodstock just like everything else out there, I would have changed the channel and said forget it.
Also, there were comments that there were too many stereotypes - you had the sorta rebellious daughter who got pregnant, the Vietnam veteran who was haunted by the images he saw while in the field, the guy protesting against the war, etc. But did you honestly think that in three hours they could cover all the types of people who lived in the sixties? I don't think so! It would take three days instead of three hours!
All in all, I'd have to say that this movie wasn't all that bad - so quit your complaining! If you think this movie was such a bad portrayal of the sixties, then I say get out there and make your own movie! For those of you who want to learn more about the sixties and are tired of hearing all about hippies and Woodstock and other typical things from the sixties, buy this movie.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9dec22f4) out of 5 stars Not a bad movie 26 July 2004
By Jillian - Published on
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Although this movie manages to squeeze just about every 60's cliche into three hours, it's still immensely enjoyable. The 60's a was a turbulent time, and this movie covers nearly every aspect of the political, social, and emotional turmoil that America was going through.

The principal characters are three siblings from a white, suburban family. Jerry O'Connell plays Brian, a patriotic heartthrob, who returns from Nam a disillusioned and angry man. His younger sister Katie (Julia Stiles) does not fare much better, and leaves home for hippiedom after becoming pregnant. His brother Michael is the most normal of the bunch, and fights inequality, while pursuing a confusing love interest (Jordana Brewster).

This movie leaves nothing out. It packs in the war, Woodstock, the equal rights movement, and still manages to create likeable characters. It's not an Oscar contender, but it was fairly well done, and deserves a look for anyone with a curiosity about the 1960's
HASH(0x9fd679cc) out of 5 stars If you love Rockumentary's you will love this .... 23 Feb. 2015
By KC - Published on
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This is amazing, thankfully I was able to still buy it and
the condition of this used DVD was perfect.
I loved the story lines and I really think the actors
gave 100% to the roles...
Julia Stiles as Katie Herlihy gave some really heart
felt moments as a young mother.
Jerry O'Connell as Brian Herlihy was amazing
the strength he gave his to Brian blow my mind.
If you love you Rockumentary and you dig
60's music Get this it's worth every cent...
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