Excerpt: For it's day A Bridge too Far is like the Saving Private Ryan of the late 20th century. Featuring an epic story and filled with many familiar actor's like Connery, Redford, Hopkins and Hackman, this movie is great for the history and for the sure entertainment value it holds today. MGM turns out a decent blu in the audio & visual department. A must own for war fans old and new.........
Excerpt: A fascinating war movie with the most realistic battle scenes and parachute drops ever filmed. Excellent acting throughout except for "Colonel" Elliot Gould's over-the-top performance and "Sargeant" James Caan's ridiculous jeep ride through german lines. Music was inappropriate and loud at times, but otherwide acceptable. I did have to make some minor adjustments to audio equipment to balance the dialogue and music.
Summary: Epic and monumental war movie about the allies failed attempt (in World War 2) to break through German lines in occupied Holland and take several bridges (operationally known as Market Garden). Unfairly rounded on by critics on release, ABTF is without a doubt an amazing film starring a relative who's who of American and British talent. Many memorable and outstanding scenes are immaculately acted out in this historically accurate movie.
Excerpt: A Bridge Too Far is one of the greatest WWII films ever made, and in it the Allies are utterly defeated. It hauntingly portrays the many facets of war and the beaurocracy that turns it into a quagmire. The video and audio transfer are far superior to the DVD release, but are still lacking when compared to other Blu-rays. But you must also consider the age of this film itself, knocking on forty years, and not judge it to harshly in this respect.
'WELL AS YOU KNOW, I ALWAYS FELT WE TRIED TO GO A BRIDGE TOO FAR"
29 July 2009
Excerpt: Classic 70's war movie with a great all star cast! It's a bit long but still very entertaining. The Blu looks decent enough and the sound is adequate. Not Demo material by any means but it's great to own these type of movies on Blu since I never purchased the dvd Recommended!
Excerpt: I'd put this in the category of good reporting, but not great entertainment. The pace is rather slow, and you may find yourself looking at your watch. Most of the acting is wooden, and the famous cast is, with a few notable exceptions, largely wasted. Gene Hackman's portrayal of a Polish General is disappointing. Low camera angles during many of the combat scenes robbed the film of scale and grandeur, but the portrayal of the injuries and battle damage is superb.