my Movie

Movie Details

Title:   The Big Red One
Director:   Samuel Fuller
Year:   1980
Genre:   War
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   11.11.06

Other Movies Seen By This Director (5)
- Forty Guns
- House of Bamboo
- Shark!
- The Steel Helmet
- White Dog

Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
11.11.06Borrowed I wanted to see the reconstruction. Maybe I was blacking out but it seemed to me that several bits and pieces were actually cut from the theatrical cut, like in the beginning where they establish that Zab's a writer and Griff's a cartoonist and all that, or the very very beginning where they explain how the big red one came to be... but there's a lot added too including some really Fuller-esque little anecdotes that are fun. Fuller's even in one scene as a photographer, which is cool to see.

The disc also has two pretty in-depth docs, one on the movie and reconstruction and one on Fuller, both of which I liked. I still think the movie shows its budget at times and suffers because of it, but if I saw that in 1980 I would've been blown away. Of course now that Saving Private Ryan and even moreso Band of Brothers exists, this isn't quite as impactful, but oh well. Lee Marvin's still awesome.
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