Excerpt: What a terrible film and a slap across the face of all Americans! Using a John Wayne vehicle to try and justify the Vietnam war is just sick! So glad the young viewing public back then slapped Wayne for this nonsense. The BD itself is mediocre and barebones.
Excerpt: Saw this when it first came out and the war was getting a lot of protests including this film but seeing it now and on a 150 inch screen it was great with out any protests. The video rating of 3.5 instead of 4 ( as the print and sound was pretty good ) was because at 43 minutes into the film it went completely out of focus for about 1 minute. Why,who knows but thank goodness it only lasted this long and after this it was stunningly clear.
Excerpt: I've never seen the movie so it was great to watch for the first time on Blu-ray. Transfer was much better than I expected after reading the Blu-ray.com review, I think considering the age of the film this looked great and was a very good remaster. Mono audio was also very clear and had very good fidelity. Story is great, all in all a great Blu-ray experience.
Excerpt: I really enjoyed this film, also some very good messages to the polically correct crowd. One of the very few pro Vietnam war films at the time. weather you agree or disagree with it, in my opinion a patriotic film.
Summary: When I first saw the Green Berets back in the late 1970's early 80's it was widely criticized by contemporary film buffs as being jingoistic and 'gun ho'. Obviously, with John Wayne being the leading role, it only served to reinforce this view. Sure it is patriotic but no more than many of the WWII and Korean War films that were made in the 1950's and 1960's.
Summary: On this day to honor Veterans, I watched "THE GREEN BERETS" for the 100th? time. In honor of John Wayne, it is my third favorite movie about the Vietnam War. This movie is neither as bad as credit given to it, or as good as it could have been. It is really a JW western set in Vietnam and that is fine. It has plenty of shoot 'em up to go around.
The Green Berets = Classic Action, no more, no less
3 April 2006
Summary: The liberal reviewers of "The Green Berets" need to free their minds from all of their 40 year-old irrational hate. "The Green Berets" is a motion picture film, nothing more. Anyone who sees it has the right to exercise their opinion and they are entitled to like or dislike this or any other film. However, it is interesting how left-wing reviewers of this film will go to such great lengths to mock and ridicule it.
Summary: No, seriously. "The Green Berets" is about as viable and creditable as "The Boys in Company C" or "Casualties of War". It's hard to find a Vietnam war movie that DOESN'T come full of distortions based on the film makers political agendas; it's just this time "The Green Berets" comes from the pro-involvement side.
Reminds Me of Wayne's Other Movie - They Were Expendable
30 May 2005
Summary: Although "They Were Expendable" is a better film overall, "Green Berets" is also quite good, and both movies have a lot in common. - They show the enemy as the enemy - vicious killers. - And they show Americans as being flawed, but good & brave. - They were both made *during* the war. - Which means the outcome was unknown - would we win or lose?
Summary: For the person who comments on there not being any pine trees in Viet Nam. (as shown in the'Green Berets') Have you ever been to Viet Nam? Sorry to inform you, but there ARE pine trees in Viet Nam. Try visiting Lam Dong Province and I am sure you will realize your comments are wrong. I am an American living and working here, and personally can attest to this. You must take time to study the geography and flora of this country and it will surprise you.