Longest Day

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Product Overview

An epic recreation of the allied invasion of normandy.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40160279
UPC 024543029977
UPC 14 00024543029977
Format DVD
Release Date 1/8/2013
Rating Rating
Big Battles
Essential Cinema
Theatrical Release
World War II
Editors Note
Note An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy. Academy Award Nominations: 5, including Best Picture. Academy Awards: Best (Black-and-White) Cinematography.
Plot Summary
Summary An all-star cast enlists for this epic recreation of the Allied invasion of Normandy that took place on June 6, 1944. The film dramatises the viewpoints of the French, English, German, and American soldiers. Featured actors include John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Henry Fonda, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, and many more.
Entertainment Weekly "...Incredible scope and sweep....Fast-moving, dramatically on-target, and searingly realistic..." -- Rating: B 06/03/1994 p.64
USA Today "...The all-star DAY holds up as a respectable portrayal of the event..." 11/05/1999 p.6E
Total Film "...John Sturges' robust POW actioner follows the template he set with THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN... .It's turns from Dickie Attenborough and David McCallum that provide the heart..." 07/01/2003 p.136
Uncut "This stunningly realised 1962 restaging of D-Day is the last great war epic." 07/01/2004 p.142
Sight and Sound "[I]t's hard not to admire the logistical ingenuity with which Darryl Zanuck put together a production of this size." 08/01/2004 p.77
Widescreen Review "THE LONGEST DAY features a massive all-star cast in its re-creation of the Allied invasion at Normandy Beach during World War II." 06/01/2006 p.71
Bernhard Wicki
Andrew Marton
Ken Annakin
John Wayne
Henry Fonda
Robert Mitchum
Cast & Crew
Eddie Albert - Actor
Gert Frobe - Actor
Henry Fonda - Actor
Leo Genn - Actor
Mel Ferrer - Actor
Paul Anka - Actor
Peter Lawford - Actor
Red Buttons - Actor
Richard Burton - Actor
Robert Mitchum - Actor
Robert Ryan - Actor
Robert Wagner - Actor
Rod Steiger - Actor
Jeffrey Hunter - Actor
John Wayne - Actor
Sal Mineo - Actor
Sean Connery - Actor
Ken Annakin, et al. - Director
Jean Bourgoin, et al. - Director of Photography
Samuel E. Beetley - Editor
Paul Anka, et al. - Musical Score
Elmo Williams, et al. - Producer
Romain Gary, et al. - Screenplay
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1962
Catalog ID 2002997
UPC 00024543029977
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 178 minutes
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Oscar (1963) Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz, Winner, Best Cinematography,Robert MacDonald, Jacques Maumont, Winner, Best Effects, Special Effects,Gabriel Bechir, et al., Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration,Samuel E. Beetley, Nominee, Best Film Editing,Darryl F. Zanuck, Nominee, Best Picture,Jean Bourgoin, Walter Wottitz, Winner, Best Cinematography, Black-and-White,Ted Haworth, et. al., Nominee, Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, Black-and-White
Golden Globe (1963) Jean Bourgoin, et al., Winner, Best Cinematography,Jean Bourgoin, et. al., Winner, Best Cinematography- Black and White,The Longest Day, Nominee, Best Motion Picture - Drama
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review One of the last great epic WW2 films. Brilliant retelling of the Allied invasion of Normandy, complete with all-star international cast, re-creation of historical events on a grand scale; Oscar-winning special effects and cinematography.
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever
Review The complete story of the D-Day landings at Normandy on June 6, 1944, as seen through the eyes of American, French, British and German participants. Exhaustively accurate details and extremely talented cast make this one of the all-time great Hollywood epic productions. The first of the big budget, all-star war productions
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Variety
Review Darryl F. Zanuck achieves a solid and stunning war epic. From personal vignettes to big battles, it details the first day of the D-Day Landings by the Allies on 6 June 1944...The savage fury and sound of war are ably caught on film. It emerges as a sort of grand scale semi-fictionalized documentary concerning the overall logistics needed for this incredible invasion. It carries its three hour length by the sheer tingle of the masses of manpower in action, peppered with little ironic, sad, silly actions that all add up to war...The use of over 43 actual star names in bit and pivotal spots helps keep up the aura of fictionalized documentary. But it is the action, time and place, and the actual machinery of war, that are the things...The battles [coordinated by associate producer Elmo Williams] ably take their places among some of the best ever put on the screen. A German strafing the beach, Yanks scaling a treacherous cliff only to find that there was no big gun there, British commandos taking a bridge, Yanks blowing up a big bunker, the French taking a town, all are done with massive pungent action. The black and white and CinemaScope screen help keep the focus on surge and movement.
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource FilmsGraded.com
Review "The Longest Day" was a mammoth project dramatizing D-day, the Allied invasion of France. It was nearly three hours in length and with an enormous ensemble cast, all playing supporting roles. The production was very conscientious about realism: the actors were always of the same nationality as their characters, and spoke in their native languages, leading to a lot of subtitles translating French and German dialogue. The American role in the invasion is not exaggerated, and the German soldiers and officers are not portrayed as brutal stereotypes...The truth is, a great invasion makes for great drama, and with the attention to detail and production values of "The Longest Day", the film couldn't miss. Complaints that I have about the film are minor: strafing planes don't bother to make a second pass, it is implied that the Germans lost the war because unstable Hitler wouldn't release the Panzer tanks, and attempts at comic relief generally fall flat...The cast is so enormous that it is difficult to remember who is what. But it is fun playing "name the actor": heavyweights John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, Richard Burton, Sean Connery, Rod Steiger and Henry Fonda are easily spotted, as are middleweights such as Eddie Albert, Red Buttons, Roddy McDowell, Peter Lawford, George Segal and Jeffrey Hunter.
Reviewer Brian Koller
ReviewRating 8
DVD, Black & White, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Wayne,John
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Variety A solid and stunning war epic...
David Cornelius, Hollywood Bitchslap It is, and will most likely always remain, the definitve D-Day picture.
Empire ...legendary producer Darryl F. Zanuck's heartfelt recreation of the D-Day landings is, in its own way, every bit as memorable [as Saving Private Ryan].
Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide One of the last great epic WW2 films. Brilliant retelling...complete with all-star international cast...
VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever Exhaustively accurate details and extremely talented cast make this one of the all-time great Hollywood epic productions.

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