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All Quiet on the Western Front [Blu-ray]

Relive the drama, conflict and power of one of the most influential anti-war films ever made, All Quiet on the Western Front. When a group of idealistic young men join the German Army during World War I, they are assigned to the Western Front where their patriotism is destroyed by the harsh realities of combat. Directed by Lewis Milestone, the film was nominated for 4 Academy Awards and became Universal’s first Best Picture winner. Filled with unforgettable imagery, this hard-hitting masterpiece has a timeless message that still resonates with audiences today.

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Anonymous says:

Required Viewing For Anyone Contemplating Going To War Blu-ray:Fidelity of video transfer is excellent and the audio is very good. It’s a distinct improvement over the DVD. Keep in mind this is a 1930 B&W and any digital transfer will be constrained by 1930 film, camera and sound technologies, in addition to the condition of the source material used for the transfer.The original German novel was serialized in a newspaper Nov-Dec 1928 with the book published in early 1929 (Im Westen nichts Neues; literally: In the West Nothing…

Anonymous says:

The First and Greatest Anti-War Movie Before the Great War, most armies were made up professional soldiers and short term draftees. The Great War was the first modern war where the whole nation was engaged in a bitter struggle against an entire enemy people. It was a total war unlike any war that had ever come before it. I do not know if Erich Maria Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front” was the first anti-war novel. However, there is no doubt that it was the first multi-million, best selling anti-war novel. Soon…

Anonymous says:

Footnotes regarding the film and book I can only say I agree with those who found this film to be a classic film about war. The book is a still better, and the film is perhaps a little dated in some ways, but holds up well considering it was made in 1930. Interesting is the fact that the director was also a German, “Milestone” being a pseudonym. Since everyone else has so thoroughly analyzed the film, I’ll give a few side notes.Eric Maria Remarque, who wrote the novel the book is based on, served as a German…

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