1960s The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Published on February 16th, 2009 | by Chris


The Dirty Dozen (1967, Blu-ray)

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On February 16, 2009
Last modified:October 5, 2012


If you've got Blu-ray, by all means shell out for The Dirty Dozen on BD.

The Dirty Dozen (1967)OK, we all know The Dirty Dozen is one of the best war movies ever made, right? Just accept the fact.  It's awesome blend of action, humor, and 1960's cynicism make it an eternal classic.  What better than to watch this masterpiece on Blu-ray!!

The transfer is good.  I won't go so far as to say great, because I think it could be digitally cleaned up a lot more than this.  There is a lot of film grain, which isn't necessarily bad, sure its what was there, but I think we can do better.  It's clean, and there aren't any scratches lines or blemishes really.  The audio isn't anything spectacular either.

And the extras on the disc mirror those of the two-disc DVD edition, which leads me to believe that this might just be a repackaging of that, and that we're not *really* looking at a full-HD 1080p transfer.  Hard to say.  There are a lot of extras on the disc, the usual 'making of' features, the trailer, Marvin's final role in a Marine Corps training film, and the 1985 TV sequel, Dirty Dozen: Next Mission, which reunites Marvin, Borgnine, and Jaeckel in a ho-hum rehash.

If you've got Blu-ray, by all means shell out for The Dirty Dozen on BD.  If not, I don't believe you'll be missing a whole lot by just going with the 2-disc edition.

This rating and review only covers the Blu-ray version of the movie, my full review of the glorious Dirty Dozen goes into more detail about the movie....

The Dirty Dozen (1967, Blu-ray) Chris

Summary: If you've got Blu-ray, by all means shell out for The Dirty Dozen on BD.


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One Response to The Dirty Dozen (1967, Blu-ray)

  1. mcmgreen says:

    I recently saw 1967’s “The Dirty Dozen” on AMC or TNT and noticed that at the beginning of the film, when Lee Marvin meets the prisoners, Richard Jaeckel reads their names and then their sentences, but their crimes have been deleted. It is the same on YouTube’s version. I remember that originally, their crimes were also mentioned. You can tell by the gap between hearing their name, and their sentence that something is missing. Why would they edit something like that out?

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