Conclusion: If you’re like me and had missed this movie up until now, then that’s something you should correct right now. This is a powerful film that works just as well now as it did in 1925 and it’s been beautifully restored by Warners who spent a pretty penny doing so.
Conclusion: 'The Big Parade' stands as a monumental achievement in the annals of silent cinema. King Vidor's epic chronicle of a trio of American soldiers who ride the wave of patriotism into the horrors of World War I remains an impressive piece of filmmaking in a primitive age.
Conclusion: Sticklers among the Blu-ray public may note that The Big Parade is technically not part of the Warner catalog, since it came from the MGM library that Warner acquired in the Nineties. To that point, I would answer, simply: Amen!
Conclusion: The long trip back to 1925 needed to see The Big Parade will discourage some from checking this World War I drama out, but approaching its 90th anniversary, it remains an enjoyable trip worth taking.