Catch-22 (1970) DVD9
Unrepentant slacker Yossarian (Alan Arkin) desperately tries to avoid combat duty in air raids over Italy and Sicily, yet finds that no matter how crazy he behaves, the Army Air Corps is crazier. His superiors and peers are all buffoons and maniacs, yet are perfectly content to function under irrational orders. Indeed, the insanity of the war only seems to feed their personal aberrations, especially those of Milo Minderbinder (Jon Voight), a wheeler-dealer who soon has the entire war effort working for his personal profit. Even Yossarian's close buddies argue with him over his insistence that pacifistic cowardice is the only sane reaction to the slaughter and the waste. Eventually Yossarian is psychologically isolated with his personal Catch-22: Everyone knows the war is crazy, and only crazy men can be relieved of duty. But if you're sane enough to do crazy things to get out of fighting, it only shows that you know the war is crazy, and therefore you must be sane, and you have to keep fighting!

Director: Mike Nichols
Cast: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin, Art Garfunkel, Jack Gilford, Buck Henry, Bob Newhart, Anthony Perkins, Martin Sheen, Jon Voight, Orson Welles
Country: USA
Genre: Comedy, War

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:01:35 | 5.93 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais
Subtitles: English

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:56:41 | 7.07 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais, Deutsch, Italiano, Espanol, Russian
Subtitles: Scandinavian ??? (see screenshot)

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