Beach Red (1967)

Release Date: 03 November 2014 | Certificate: Suitable for 15 years and over
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Product Description Cornel Wilde produced, directed, and starred in this sincere, hard-edged look at World War II that doesn't flinch from the horrors of battle. As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese-held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories. The action takes place during a single American campaign to take an island held by the Japanese. Brief flashbacks to civilian life are the only escape from the gritty, dreary setting. The usual cliché characters are replaced by new ones, such as the captain (Wilde) who loves his wife but hates the war, the sergeant (Rip Torn) who gets sadistic pleasure out of battle, the minister's son (Patrick Wolfe) who keeps remembering the girl he left back home, and the Southern illiterate (Burr DeBenning) who finds a place for himself in the Marines. The screenplay (from a 1945 novel by Peter Bowman) avoids stereotypes yet doesn't make any of these men into fleshed-out characters. Still, the acting is solid and Wilde deserves commendation for taking a harsh, unromanticised look at the Big One, over thirty years before Steven Spielberg did it with Saving Private Ryan. Awards: Academy Awards, USA 1968 - Nominated for an Oscar for Best Film Editing - Frank P. Keller American Cinema Editors, USA 1968 - Nominated for an Eddie for Best Edited Feature Film - Frank P. Keller
Release Date: 03 November 2014
Certificate: 15 - Suitable for Persons Aged 15 or Over
Catalogue No: 101FILMS098