Halls of Montezuma, Decision Before Dawn, D-Day the Sixth of June and Guadalcanal Diary


Synopses:


Guadalcanal Diary
Concentrating on the personal lives of those involved, a war correspondent takes us through the preparations, landing and initial campaign on Guadalcanal during WWII.

Halls of Montezuma
The marines attack a strongly held enemy island in the Pacific. We follow them from the beach to a Japanese rocket site through enemy infested jungle as their ex-school teacher leader is transformed into a battle veteran and his squad becomes a tight fighting unit.

D-Day the Sixth of June
'Twas the night before D-Day. One ship, carrying Special Force Six, leaves ahead of the main invasion on a dangerous mission. On board are British Colonel Wynter and American Captain Parker, who each, in flashback, reminisce about their separate involvements with beauteous Valerie Russell. Will the coming battle (confined to the film's last fifteen minutes) determine which one comes home to her?

Decision Before Dawn
WWII is entering its last phase: Germany is in ruins, but does not yield. The US army lacks crucial knowledge about the German units operating on the opposite side of the Rhine, and decides to send two German prisoners to gather information. The scheme is risky: the Gestapo retains a terribly efficient network to identify and capture spies and deserters. Moreover, it is not clear that "Tiger", who does not mind any dirty work as long as the price is right, and war-weary "Happy", who might be easily betrayed by his feelings, are dependable agents. After Tiger and another American agent are successfully infiltrated, Happy is parachuted in Bavaria. His duty: find out the whereabouts of a powerful German armoured unit moving towards the western front.

Posters

Theatrical Releases: Various

  DVD Reviews

DVD Review: 20th Century Fox - Region 1 - NTSC

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The Heroes of War Collection - Frontline Combat includes Halls of Montezuma, Decision Before Dawn, D-Day the Sixth of June and Guadalcanal Diary
Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC
Audio English (original) SEE INDIVIDUAL REVIEWS
Subtitles English, None SEE INDIVIDUAL REVIEWS
Features

Release Information:
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Video

Aspect Ratio:
Original Aspect Ratio: All 4:3 except D-Day at 2.35 anamorphic widescreen

Edition Details:

• Some trailers, and Fox Flix trailers

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2006

4 Keep Case inside a cardboard box
Chapters: various

 

 

Comments:

Although 3 of the titles in this Heroes of War Collection - Frontline Combat package have been released previously (Halls of Montezuma, D-Day the Sixth of June and Guadalcanal Diary), with only Decision Before Dawn being new, this set distinguishes itself with its incredible value. There are no significant extras - only trailers, but the DVDs are all dual layered, progressive and look acceptable of better. The three superior inclusions in the Boxset, Halls of Montezuma, Guadalcanal Diary and Decision Before Dawn, are wonderful films in their own right regardless that they deal with war. The package is a real steal in my opinion. I thoroughly enjoyed my viewings and we recommend!   

Gary W. Tooze

 





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Subtitle Sample (from Halls of Montezuma)

 

 


 

Screen Captures

 

Decision Before Dawn Directed by Anatole Litvak USA 1951


Starring Richard Basehart, Gary Merrill and Oskar Werner 

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 

 


Halls of Montezuma Directed by Lewis Milestone USA 1950


Starring Richard Widmark, Jack Palance, Robert Wagner, and Karl Malden

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 

 


D-Day the Sixth of June Henry Koster USA 1956


Starring Robert Taylor, Richard Todd and Dana Wynter 

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 

 


Guadalcanal Diary Directed by Lewis Seiler USA 1943


Starring Richard Conte, Anthony Quinn etc.

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 


 

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CLICK to order from:

The Heroes of War Collection - Frontline Combat includes Halls of Montezuma, Decision Before Dawn, D-Day the Sixth of June and Guadalcanal Diary
Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC




 

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