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Title:   From Hell To Victory
Director:   Umberto Lenzi
Year:   1979
Genre:   War
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   09.13.05

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
09.13.05Alamo DowntownThis Screening is part of event: QT6
The second half of this double feature was a bit more on the epic side of the scale. Where Five for Hell was a small story of guys on a mission, From Hell To Victory is a large character tapestry that weaves them into WWII over a span of 5 years or so. We see 6 or maybe 7 characters from different countries (including one German) who are friends in the beginning of the film and follow each of them as they work their way through individual paths during the war. In this way, I was reminded of Starship Troopers and how we see the career growth of each of the characters in that movie, except of course this wasn't directed by a crazy Dutch dude and had no co-ed shower scenes.

QT said that if this movie was made in 64 instead of79, it would have fit perfectly into that whole genre movement that was at its height back then and even would have had the same cast. I can say that George Hamilton makes an awesome Frenchman though, no matter what year it's made.

The plot was so intricate in this movie though, and there were so many characters, that i found myself a little overwhelmed in a few places. I feel like I'd understand it a lot better the second time around when I'm already familiar with all the characters. It's certainly not a bad movie though, and kept my attention easily.
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