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Title:
The Charge of the light brigade
Author:
Tennyson, Alfred Tennyson, Baron, 1809-1892. Charge of the Light Brigade.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, CA : MGM/UA Home Video, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (130 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
A re-creation of mid-Victorian England that contrasts the silliness of the aristocracy with the squalor of the lower classes. Rather than making a standard blood and glory epic, Richardson created a film that took the silly glory and glamour out of war and substituted something closer to the bitter truth.
General Note:
Based on the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

DVD release of the 1968 motion picture.

Rated PG-13.

Includes original theatrical trailer, in English and French with English, French and Spanish language subtitles.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780792852513
UPC:
027616875761
Format :
DVD

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During the ill-fated charge of British troops at Balaclava in the Crimean War, loyal soldiers who blindly followed orders were led to certain death. This is the fifth time the story has been told on film, but the actual event is an afterthought to the main plot. Snobbish aristocrats and ineffectual politicos combine with pompous blue-bloods to make decisions affecting 600 men thousands of miles away. A decidedly anti-war and satirical slant is presented, as inept generals stand knee-deep in bodies, each blaming the other for the fiasco. Vividly underscored here is the fanaticism, dedication, and blind loyalty which caused the total annihilation of hundreds of soldiers. This 5-million-dollar epic film recouped only 1 million after the initial release, leaving critics to compare the real-life disaster with the financial one suffered by the producers. Trevor Howard, John Gielgud and Vanessa Redgrave head the excellent cast. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


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