New on DVD:
TCM Greatest Films Collection: World War II — Battlefront Europe
Anybody who might have had a thought that the Second World War’s European Theater was anything but an occasionally dangerous lark clearly hasn’t been witness to one of the more recent entries in the TCM Greatest Films Collection series, World War II – Battlefront Europe. Of the quartet of films included herein—The Dirty Dozen, Where Eagles Dare, Kelly’s Heroes, and Battleground—only one makes a stab at actually trying to present the war as something quite awful. For the rest, fun viewing though they may be (and all most likely heavily researched by Tarantino as he was making the upcoming Inglorious Basterds), truth-telling is not really their bag…
World War II – Battlefront Europe is in stores now; you may either purchase, rent, or wait a day or so until one of its four films shows up on TCM or WGN some weekend. Read the full review at PopMatters.