The Longest Day (1962)
The Longest Day takes place on 6th June, 1944, D-Day, the day when the Allies landed on the beaches of Normandy. The film follows the invasion from both the Allies and the Nazis' perspectives, showing events on both sides of the English Channel both before and during the invasion. We see the final moments of indecision on the Allies' side – the weather was bad, the men were tired from being on constant alert, and everyone was on tenterhooks – and the Germans' misplaced confidence that the invasion would neither happen in the next few days (who would invade in weather such as this?) nor in the location it did (strategically it would have been much more sensible to invade further up the coast where the distance between the United Kingdom and France was far less). Then the decision is taken, the alarm is sounded, and the planes take off, leading the vanguard of the Allied invasion. Therein follows a continuous unrelenting depiction of the battle, moving between the various geographical targets as the soldiers attempted to gain a decisive foothold on French soil.

2 x DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:58:11 | 7.86 Gb + 7.74 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Francais, Espanol
Subtitles: English, Espanol
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War

Directors: Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki, Gerd Oswald, Darryl F. Zanuck
Cast: John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton, Sean Connery
Country: USA


*The Film
• Audio commentary with co-director Ken Annakin (British exterior episodes)
• Audio commentary with UCLA historian Mary Corey

• "A Day to Remember" -featurette
• "Longest Day: A Salute to Courage" (AKA: "History Through the Lens" by "History Channel") (2001) - featurette
• "AMC's Backstory: The Longest Day" (2000) - featurette
• "D-Day Revisited" (1968)- documentary (51:53 min)
• "Richard Zanuck on The Longest Day" -featurette
• Photo gallery
• Theatrical trailer
• Bonus trailers

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