Dirty Dozen

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A us army major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of german officers in world war II.


Studio Warner
SKU 202379760
UPC 012569679214
UPC 14 00012569679214
Format DVD
Release Date 5/23/2006
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.77:1
Name Marvin,Lee
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Cast & Crew
Charles Bronson - Actor
Donald Sutherland - Actor
E.M. Nathanson - Based On Novel By
Edward Scaife - Cinematographer
Ernest Borgnine - Actor
Frank De Vol - Original Music By
John Cassavetes - Actor
Kenneth Hyman - Producer
Lee Marvin - Actor
Lukas Heller - Screenplay
Michael Luciano - Editor
Nunnally Johnson - Screenplay
Raymond Anzarut - Producer
Robert Aldrich - Director
Telly Savalas - Actor
Oscar (1968) John Cassavetes, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor,John Poyner, Winner, Best Sound Effects,Michael Luciano, Nominee, Best Film Editing,The Dirty Dozen, Nominee, Best Sound
Golden Globe (1968) John Cassavetes, Nominee, Best Supporting Actor
ReviewSource Reel.com
Review Hard-case actor Lee Marvin leads a rag-tag group of terminal criminals on a suicide mission behind German lines in Robert Aldrich's caustic World War II caper film The Dirty Dozen, recently re-released on DVD. Aldrich directed what must be the coldest of films noir, Kiss Me Deadly, and he applies that touch here. Having Ralph Meeker (Deadly's pitiless Mike Hammer) acting as the voice of discretion in his role as Captain Kinder only underscores how far the level of brutality sinks. Of course, it's 1967, so the violence isn't necessarily graphic, just proliferate.
Reviewer Bill Schwartz
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review Those who are sticklers for detail will find plenty to nit-pick about The Dirty Dozen. Its view of the military and of military procedures is slipshod, its handling of the wargames sequence is at times absurd, and its setup of the climax (where are all the guards?) is contrived. Nevertheless, it's a testimonial to Aldrich's skill as a director that these problems don't interfere with the viewer's overall enjoyment of the film. The Dirty Dozen flows nicely, keeping things moving and drawing the audience along in its rapid current. The movie may not be a masterpiece but recent history has shown it to be an important motion picture, and the passage of 33 years has not dated it, nor has it diminished The Dirty Dozen's enjoyability.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Special Edition
Product Attributes
Actor Marvin,Lee
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Find-A-Video Classic WWII adventure...Not a dull moment in its two-and-a-half hours...
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide Exciting, funny, and well acted...
Los Angeles Herald Examiner Violent action, spine-tingling suspense, earthy humor and thrilling excitement.
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever ...a standout in its genre.

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