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Battle ground the movie
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New Hampshire, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 10:55 AM UTC
Can someone please tell me if the movie Battleground is on DVD? Also, how good is it in terms of accuracy?
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Tuesday, April 20, 2004 - 01:41 PM UTC

Not sure how accurate though. Will be released on 4 May.
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Posted: Friday, April 23, 2004 - 01:25 PM UTC
For accuracy, it starts out in the normal WWII cliches (shy replacement, All-American Boys, etc.), but once you get past the first half hour, it's realistic and gritty. The action scenes are done quite well and your feet shiver from the cold. Well worth viewing.

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Posted: Friday, April 23, 2004 - 04:47 PM UTC
I also don't know how accurate it is but the movie is one of my favorites. I think it just FEELS right. You really care for the characters by movies end. I'm glad it's coming out on DVD now. Look for the tank destroyer and quad .50 AA guns throughout the movie.

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Posted: Saturday, April 24, 2004 - 01:01 AM UTC
Battleground is one of my all-time favorite WWII movies. I know it is full of cliches, but I've always liked to think that it was a reasonable representation of the 101st at Bastogne.

When I read Band of Brothers, I was reminded of many of the characters in Battleground -- then remembered that Band of Brothers is a true story of a real group of soldiers. Perhaps the cliche is closer to the truth than we'd like to admit.

It was made in 1949, after WWII but before Korea, and some of the actors were actual combat veterans. The vehicles (though there are not many of them) are certainly real.

Gotta love it. The "colorized" version isn't too annoying, either.