Tag: Vietnam War

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018)

November 9, 2019 | By

Few actors from a dynastic Hollywood family have had such a varied career as Jane Fonda, and Susan Lacy’s lengthy but never dull documentary is comprised of five chapters that trace…

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DVD: Soldier Blue (1970)

DVD: Soldier Blue (1970)

June 14, 2016 | By

Soldier was reportedly advertised as a glaring anti-war statement / Vietnam War parable, and there are chunks of dialogue that slam the U.S. Government for being hypocritical in professing fairness, civility, and moderation while hate for another culture is swirling around like vicious dust devils. It’s also a film that’s known for a graphic finale that both earned it high box office revenues for executive produce / exploitationeer Joseph E. Levine and heavy criticism, making it a cult film whose core story became overshadowed by its mystique…

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Refugee Tales: Heaven & Earth (1993) + Green Dragon (2001)

Refugee Tales: Heaven & Earth (1993) + Green Dragon (2001)

November 24, 2015 | By

Reviews of two films chronicling aspects of the Vietnam War and its central refugee characters: Oliver Stone’s Heaven & Earth (1993) on Blu via Twilight Time + Timothy and Tony Bui’s Green Dragon (2001) on DVD from Sony.

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DVD: Green Dragon (2001)

DVD: Green Dragon (2001)

November 24, 2015 | By

Timothy and Tony Bui’s chronicle of newly arrived refugees from Vietnam in 1975 is what you’d call a forgotten film – a small, carefully crafted drama that outside of select markets probably had little screen time, and whose 2002 DVD is an old non-anamorphic transfer…

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BR: Odd Angry Shot, The (1979)

BR: Odd Angry Shot, The (1979)

December 18, 2013 | By

Return to: Home / Blu-ray, DVD, Film Reviews / N to O . Film: Very Good/ BR Transfer: Excellent/ BR Extras: Excellent Label: Synapse Films / Regions: A-B-C / Released: September 3, 2013 Genre: War / Action / Drama / Satire Synopsis: Australia involvement in the Vietnam War is documented in his odd dramatic-comedic hybrid. Special Features:  Audio […]

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