Olive Films Classic WWII Titles (US - DVD R1 | BD RA)
Flying Tigers and Home of the Brave have been remastered for Memorial Day
Starring: John Wayne
Released: 13th May 2014
SRP: $29.95, $24.95
Olive Films has digitally remastered two war-themed classics, David Miller's
Flying Tigersand Mark Robson's
Home of the Brave, and will be releasing on Blu-ray for the first time (and DVD) just in time for Memorial Day.
Flying Tigersfollows a small and daring band of American mercenaries who soared into battle against Japan in defense of China’s freedom. The 'Flying Tigers' were heroic adventurers and America’s hottest ace pilots. Possessing unmatched skill and bravery, Capt. Jim Gordon, played by Wayne, was the Tigers’ leader and top gun. Gordon faces a battle on and off the ground when his good friend and ace pilot, Woody Jason (John Carroll, Hit Parade of 1943) is suspected of recklessly and selfishly endangering the lives of his fellow pilots. Gordon’s fight to retain his respect for Woody while maintaining the solidarity of his pilots is an explosive battle of courage and heroism that lights up the sky with action. Directed by the great and underrated David Miller ( Lonely Are the Brave, Sudden Fear) with rousing score by Victor Young ( My Favorite Spy, The Quiet Man),
Flying Tigersis a memorable story of daring, and was nominated for three Academy Awards®.
Quote: Based on a play by Arthur Laurents ( Rope),
Home Of The Braverecounts the story of a young black soldier who has suffered a nervous breakdown and developed psychosomatic paralysis. Crippled by rage and trauma, his condition was induced by experiences encountered during a reconnaissance mission combined with a lifetime of racial discrimination. He may be able to walk again, but only if he can overcome his anger and frustrations. The film’s theme revolves around a diverse group of men subjected to the horror of war and their individual struggles.
Home Of The Bravewas one of Hollywood's first bold statements regarding the issue of race and the realities of war. The cast includes Frank Lovejoy, Lloyd Bridges, Douglas Dick, James Edwards, Steve Brodie and Jeff Corey. Produced by Stanley Kramer ( On the Beach) and directed by Mark Robson ( Champion) with a screenplay by Carl Foreman ( High Noon). The National Board of Review named the movie one of the 10 best of 1949.
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