Sept. 29, 2008, 5:43 a.m. CST
by Mavra Chang
Quint's making his own monsterfest for us. Rock on!
Sept. 29, 2008, 6:01 a.m. CST
Some of the early parts of the movie are at least in the woods, but some of the later scenes.. well the Ardennes Forest sure looks a lot like southern california, guess it was a budget thing but even at an early age I thought It looked wrong..
Sept. 29, 2008, 6:16 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
The Dirty Dozen, The Guns of Navarone, and The Devil's Brigade like this are all required viewing. Thanks Quint for pushing out another great review on a classic movie with little sleep. Get some rest now.
Sept. 29, 2008, 7:08 a.m. CST
Is this bit in it? During the Battle of the Bulge there was a French town occupied by the Americans under siege by the Nazi's. Well after like 3 days the Americans were completely out of supplies and the Nazi's sent a message to the commanding officer of the American troops. "We have you completely surrounded, escape is impossible, victory is unlikely. If you surrender you will be shown mercy." The American commander sent back a response. "Aw, nuts!" Apparently the German officer's response was "what the fuck does that even mean." Anyway the Americans were reinforced and they won. That story always makes me laugh.
Sept. 29, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST
by Grammaton Cleric Binks
That was the US commander's response to the Germans. It could have been just "nuts." The Battle of the Bulge was the last German offensive of WWII. After that the allies kept rolling until Berlin was a smoking cinder.
Sept. 29, 2008, 9:27 a.m. CST
by Gungan Slayer
love watching it
Sept. 29, 2008, 10:09 a.m. CST
Goose-pimple inducing scene makes you want to sign right up and be a Nazi.
Sept. 29, 2008, 11:36 a.m. CST
The biggest oops was that in reality most of the battles took place during a cold, snowy winter along the forested border of France and Germany. The big tank battles in the movie took place on the broad sunny plains of Spain - totally wrong.
Sept. 29, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST
First, a comment about what would have happened if the Germans won. NOTHING. What, are they going to take back all of France and Belgium and roll the Soviets back to the Urals? Forget it. Tactically, no matter how well they would have performed, they ccould have won a battle, but they were definitely going to lose the war, no matter what. As for the tanks, the more you know about WWII, the worse the battles look. Savalas' tank's gun gets knocked out and what does he say? "We can still ram them!" I know he's not supposed to be playing the most even-tempered guy, but that's just stupid. Shakatany's comments are dead on too - the plains of Spain subbing for the Ardennes forest? And Henry Fonda flying around in the fog turning off the engine to listen for tanks? And winning the BATTLE OF THE BULGE by rolling 55 gallon drums of diesel at a convoy of ersatz panzers and lighting them on fire? And then the German commander Shaw saying he knows he can't win the war but he will fight fight fight forever? The original reviews must've headlined "A Great Cast Squandered". Battleground tells the story in a far superior manner. Few tanks in that one, but a better use of time.
Sept. 29, 2008, 8 p.m. CST
1.Robert Shaw <p> 2.Panzer song