World War II Boxset Volume 1
This ultimate war collection brings you six classic movies of all time.
Disc One – Play Dirty
An out-of-his-depth oil executive, Capt. Douglas (Michael Caine), is ordered to guide a tough band of convicts, including the cynical and possibly treacherous Capt. Leech (Nigel Davenport), to destroy a Nazi fuel depot in North Africa during World War II. Though it's probably a suicide mission, it has to be completed. But the mission, the enemy and the brutal desert aren't the only things Douglas has to worry about, as it becomes clear that Leech is undermining his authority at every turn
Disc 2 – Submarine X-1
A special group of navy divers is created when a disabled Nazi warship is discovered in a fjord in Norway. Commander Bolton (James Caan) is the Canadian expert designated to train the new unit. Their mission is to plant a bomb on the warship as it undergoes repairs. Their intense training operation is interrupted by an attack of Nazi paratroopers just before the unit leaves for Norway. Spectacular underwater photography is seen in this World War II adventure story based on an actual mission
Disc 3 – Hornet’s Nest
Rock Hudson stars as Captain Turner, leading a detachment of US Army paratrooper saboteurs dropped behind the German lines in Italy. Its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only Turner survives.
Disc 4 – Beach Red
Ordered to help secure a heavily defended Japanese island during World War II, Captain MacDonald (Cornel Wilde) and his Marines land on "Beach Red" and proceed inland against stubborn, murderous resistance. MacDonald is supported by his tough-as-nails gunnery sergeant (Rip Torn), soulful Private Egan (Burr DeBenning) and a group of stalwart Marines who try to block out the horrors that surround them by remembering the women they love back home.
Disc 5 – Attack on the Iron Coast
Commando Major Jamie Wilson plans an audacious Combined Operations raid on the Axis held French port of Le Clare; if destroyed the Germans would be stripped of their only dry dock capable of servicing their large battleships. Wilson’s plan is to ram a destroyer packed with tons of explosives into the outer gate of the dock. Under pressure from Winston Churchill, Wilson’s plan is given the go-ahead even though the naval craft requested for the mission are reduced to a minesweeper replacing the destroyer, no escort craft and only four motor launches.
Disc 6 – The 1000 Plane Raid
Colonel Greg Brandon (Christopher George), an American serving at a Royal Air Force base in England, has a grand military dream: a risky plan to send a fleet of 1,000 bombers to a German airplane factory as a strategic strike. Brandon badgers his commanding officers until he has his way, losing friends and alienating people as he goes. When the raid arrives, Brandon sees the wisdom and valor of his fellow soldiers and realizes that caution is just as important as zeal.