The Enemy Below      The Frogmen      Morituri     and    Sink the Bismarck!


Synopses:


The Enemy Below
During World War II, the USS Haynes, an American destroyer escort discovers a German U-boat in the South Atlantic. A deadly duel between the two ships ensues, and Captain Murrell must draw upon all his experience to defeat the equally experienced German commander.

 

The Frogmen
The new commander of a Navy Underwater Demolition Team--nicknamed "Frogmen"--must earn the respect of the men in his unit, who are still grieving over the death of their former commander and resentful of the new one.

 

Morituri
A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for war vehicles. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain cannot sink the ship if they are stopped by English warships.

Sink the Bismarck!
Chronicles the breakout of the Bismark during the early days of World War Two. Seen both from the point of view of the many naval vessels on both sides and from the central headquarters of the British where the search for the super battleship was controlled.

Posters

Theatrical Releases: Various

  DVD Reviews

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

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The Heroes of War Collection - Naval Battles includes The Enemy Below, The Frogmen, Morituri,  and Sink the Bismarck!
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 Ratios: Enemy Below and Sink the Bismarck at 2.35 anamorphic, The Frogmen at 1.33 and Morituri at 1.85

Edition Details:

• Mostly trailers, some Fox Flix trailers, some MovieTone newsreels

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2006

4 Keep Case inside a cardboard box
Chapters: various

 

 

Comments:

All 4 titles in this Heroes of War Collection - Naval Battles package have been released previously but like the other 3 Boxsets (Crime- Street Justice, Heroes of War Collection - Frontline Combat and Classic Westerns Collection - The Outlaws) released at this time it supports its value with an extremely reasonable pricing. There are no significant extras - only trailers and some Fox MovieTone Newsreels, but the DVDs are all  progressive and sport anamorphic transfers (when the film is widescreen). Of the 4 Boxsets released by Fox at this time I think this may be the best in regards to the content - The Enemy Below, Morituri and Sink the Bismarck! are all first class war films and The Frogmen, although perhaps not at that level is still decent viewing. The packages constitute exceptional DVD value in my opinion and I strongly recommend.   

Gary W. Tooze

 





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Subtitle Sample (from The Enemy Below)

 

 


 

Screen Captures

 

The Enemy Below Directed by Dick Powell USA 1957


Starring Robert Mitchum, Curd Jürgens and David Hedison  

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 

 

 


The Frogmen Directed by Lloyd Bacon USA 1951


Starring Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews and Gary Merrill

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 

 


Morituri  directed by Bernhard Wicki USA 1965


Starring Marlon Brando, Yul Brynner and Janet Margolin  

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 

 


Sink the Bismarck Directed by Lewis Gilbert UK 1960


Starring Kenneth More, Dana Wynter etc.

 

Reviewed in Full HERE

 


 

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The Heroes of War Collection - Naval Battles includes The Enemy Below, The Frogmen, Morituri,  and Sink the Bismarck!
Distribution 20th Century Fox Home Video - Region 1 - NTSC




 

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