Sink the Bismarck! DVD

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The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting semi-documentary style movie.In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany's greatest battleship- the Bismarck, scourge of Atlantic shipping, is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy.Kenneth More stars as Captain Shepard- the Admiralty's Director of Naval Operations who, embittered by the death of his wife in an air raid, is assigned to this post just as the... Bismarck makes its escape.Excellent special effects make this tense, exciting sea drama one of the finest British war films ever made. [show more]

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Released
17 April 2019
Directors
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Format
DVD 
Publisher
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 
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Runtime
94 minutes 
Features
PAL 
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5039036050883 
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. The story of one of World War II's most famous sea battles is brought to the screen in this exciting semi-documentary style movie. In the Spring of 1941, Nazi Germany's greatest battleship- the Bismarck, scourge of Atlantic shipping, is pinned down at her anchorage in Norway. Making a break for freedom and the safety of air cover from the Luftwaffe, the great ship is chased by the Royal Navy. Kenneth More stars as Captain Shepard- the Admiralty's Director of Naval Operations who, embittered by the death of his wife in an air raid, is assigned to this post just as the Bismarck makes its escape. Excellent special effects make this tense, exciting sea drama one of the finest British war films ever made. Actors Kenneth More, Dana Wynter, Carl Möhner, Laurence Naismith, Geoffrey Keen, Karel Stepanek, Michael Hordern, Maurice Denham, Michael Goodliffe, Esmond Knight, Jack Watling, Jack Gwillim, Mark Dignam, Ernest Clark & John Horsley Director Lewis Gilbert Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 1960 Screen 2.35:1/16:9 Languages English Additional Languages French; Italian Subtitles Dutch; French; Italian; Spanish; English for the hearing impaired Duration 1 hour and 34 minutes (approx)

Lewis Gilbert's dramatic re-telling of the Allied mission in the spring of 1941 to find and destroy Germany's largest battleship, the Bismarck. The story is told from two angles; the ships involved and the war-room in London where Captain John Shepherd (Kenneth More) plots the manouevres using models of the ships. Shepherd has an emotional reason for wanting the battleship sunk, his wife was recently killed in a German raid on London and his son is missing in action, and struggles to keep his emotions in line whilst making decisions that affect hundreds of lives. The final scenes are a mixture of newsreel of the battle and up-dated special effects.

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