Memphis Belle (DVD, 2009)

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Overview -

Memphis Belle

Features

6 Theatrical trailers

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Memphis Belle
1. Credits [1:33]
2. Something...Here [1:55]
3. Colonel's Orders [2:20]
4. The Last Plane [1:28]
5. Photo Session [2:42]
6. Becker's Stuff [2:09]
7. The Dance [3:45]
8. Belle Outside/in [2:47]
9. The New Crew [1:56]
10. A Toast [2:33]
11. A.M.: Phil/Val. [4:25]
12. The Briefing [1:40]
13. Flight Prep. [3:33]
14. Delay [4:53]
15. Into the skies [5:04]
16. Positions Manned [6:06]
17. After the War [3:26]
18. Enemy Encounter [4:12]
19. Recalling a Face [2:20]
20. Good-Luck Pieces [1:44]
21. Letters from Home [3:11]
22. Under Fire [3:07]
23. Flak Attack [3:34]
24. First Bomb Run [3:52]
25. Unexpected Hit [3:31]
26. Second Bomb Run [3:28]
27. Ball Turret Hit [1:10]
28. Danny Injured [1:41]
29. Engine Fire! [2:52]
30. Life in Balance [3:03]
31. Poet Acknowledged [2:00]
32. Landing Approach [4:03]
33. Terra Firma; Coda [4:25]
34. Cast/End Credits [6:23]

Editorial Reviews

Unabashedly sentimental, this war film was produced by David Putnam in partnership with Catherine Wyler, whose father William Wyler directed an acclaimed documentary about the real-life events depicted in the film. The ensemble cast is composed of ten young actors portraying the crew of the World War II B-17 bomber "Memphis Belle," anticipating their 25th and last mission before they will be able to go home. Having won fame with their exemplary war record and amazing lack of casualties, they expect their final assignment to be a cakewalk, but instead they are ordered to bomb Bremen, a heavily defended German city that will mean almost certain loss of life. Led by their experienced captain, Dennis Dearborn (Matthew Modine), the crew shoulders its responsibility despite mounting fears, while their commanding officer (David Strathairn) and a public relations specialist (John Lithgow) wait anxiously for their return. Aboard the bomber, there's friction between Dearborn and his disgruntled co-pilot Luke Sinclair (Tate Donovan), and between medical officer Val Kozlowski (Billy Zane) and the rest of the crew when it's learned that Val lied about his qualifications. Despite impressive technical credits and a popular Generation-X cast, Memphis Belle (1990) was a box-office disappointment, its enthusiastic patriotism considered a throwback to a bygone era of filmmaking. ~ Karl Williams, Rovi All Movie Guide

Specifications

UPC: 883929084753
BINC: 9934437
Format: Rated PG13, 107 minutes, Dolby Digital 5.1, Enhanced WS
Region: USA & territories, Canada
Other Languages: French, Spanish
Subtitle Languages: French, Spanish

Reviews (4)

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I think this is a great movie for those who emjoy movies about WW II. Though not completely accurate, it obviously wasn't intended to be a documentary, it's real enough to give us of the post WW II generations a better understanding of what the bomber crews went through, since this film remains available as most of the vets pass away.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    I love this movie, it´s my favourite. Since i saw it, i fell in love with Eric. He is the best (and the movie too). :)

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    5.0 / 5.0

    Granted this is a work of fiction, but it gives folks enough of a taste of what the war was like for airmen, with dashes of comedy & romance. 'Twould probably make a good date movie. My biggest disappointment was the cheap cardboard 'case' the DVD was in. Fortunately I was tossing out another DVD that turned out to be junk, so I was able to rehouse this movie more fittingly.

  • Anonymous
    3 years, 6 months ago at Barnes & Noble

    4.0 / 5.0

    I have watched this movie at least twenty times. I have been researching the Mighty Eighth Air Force for a few years and have talked to enough 8th AAF veterens to know that this is not the real story of the Belle. I also know that much of what was portrayed didn't happen the way it was shown. However, I have read and listened to enough personal accounts to know that this is a culmination of several stories of events that happened to numerous air crews from different Bomb Groups and Squadrons. I know that the critics have pounced on this film and not given it very good marks. However I do think that if you watch this movie, you should look at the real story of The Memphis Belle. Then take into account that some artistic license was taken in the making of this movie. You should be able to see at least some of what it was like to go on a mission with these guys. Though flawed and inaccurate, it is close enough to give us an idea of what it was really like. After you watch the movie I would like to chalenged you to find some of these old vets and ask them. They are dieing on a dayly basis, so you need to hurry before they are all gone. I do recomend this movie but I also think you should get the real story too. Thank you to all the vets that put their lives on the line for me and my country.