The Resource War collection, (videorecording)

War collection, (videorecording)

Label
War collection
Title
War collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Firing squad: A World War II drama about one soldier's private battle in the midst of a greater war
  • Battle of Blood Island: Two American GIs are the only survivors of a unit wiped out in a battle with Japanese troops on an isolated island. The two, one Christian and one Jewish, must put aside their differences and work together in order to evade the Japanese and survive
  • Passchendaele: Set during the height of the First World War, Sergeant Michael Dunne is a soldier who is brutally wounded in France and returns to Calgary emotionally and physically scarred. While in the military hospital in Calgary, he meets Sarah, a mysterious and attractive nurse with whom he develops a passionate love. When Sarah's younger brother David signs up to fight in Europe, Michael feels compelled to return to Europe to protect him. Michael and David, like thousands of Canadians, are sent to fight in the third battle of Ypres, a battle against impossible odds, commonly known as Passchendaele
  • The North Star: Drama about the disruption of a Russian village after the invasion by Nazi Germany. Several young friends struggle to bring weapons to resistance fighters in time to save their village
Related
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
  • Firing squad: directed by Michel Andrieu ; written by Jermey Hole ; Martin Harbury, Gerard Frereau, producers ; Renan Polles, director of photography ; Christianne Lack, editor ; original music by RenĂ©-Marc Bini
  • Battle of Blood Island: directed by Joel M. Rapp ; produced by Stanley R. Bickman ; screenplay by Joel M. Rapp ; music, Fred Katz
  • Passchendaele: written and directed by Paul Gross ; produced by Niv Fichman ... [et al.] ; Gregory Middleton, director of photography ; edited by David Wharnsby ; music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek
  • The North Star: directed by Lewis Milestone ; Samuel Goldwyn, producer ; Lillian Hellman, original story and screenplay ; music by Aaron Copland
Intended audience
Not rated by the MPAA (films contain adult situations, profanity, violence, brief nudity, brief drug use)
PerformerNote
  • Firing squad: Stephen Ouimette, Robin Renucci, Cedric Smith
  • Battle of Blood Island: Richard Devon, Ron Kennedy
  • Passchendaele: Paul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Joe Dinicol, Meredith Bailey, Gil Bellows
  • The North Star: Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews, Walter Huston, Walter Brennan, Ann Harding
Runtime
388
Series statement
Combat movie classics
Technique
live action
Label
War collection, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Firing squad is based on the novel, Execution, by Colin McDougal
  • Battle of Blood Island is based on the short story, Expect the vandals, by Philip Roth
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Firing squad (1991, 97 min., color) -- Battle of Blood Island (1960, 71 min., black & white) -- Passchendaele (2007, 115 min., color) -- The North Star (1943, 105 min., black & white)
Control code
sky268798567
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (388 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
096009007072
Other physical details
sd., col., b&w
Publisher number
  • 00707
  • R11104
  • 11104
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
a1993825
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
War collection, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Firing squad is based on the novel, Execution, by Colin McDougal
  • Battle of Blood Island is based on the short story, Expect the vandals, by Philip Roth
Color
mixed
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Firing squad (1991, 97 min., color) -- Battle of Blood Island (1960, 71 min., black & white) -- Passchendaele (2007, 115 min., color) -- The North Star (1943, 105 min., black & white)
Control code
sky268798567
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (388 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
096009007072
Other physical details
sd., col., b&w
Publisher number
  • 00707
  • R11104
  • 11104
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
a1993825
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

Library Locations

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      69 Main Street, Swansea, MA, 02777, US
      41.7495258 -71.1925821
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