Anzio blasts onto DVD

Edward Dmytryk’s 1968 sweeping war epic Anzioraised the bar for war films in terms of cinematography and realism. The dramatic effect led the way for later successful war films including “Platoon” and “Saving Private Ryan”. The film which has been rarely seen on video for some time is coming to DVD this fall from Columbia TriStar Home Video.

Screen greats Robert Mitchum, Peter Falk, and Arthur Kennedy star in the a vivid portrait of one of the bloodiest WWII battles ever fought. After landing with Allied troops at Anzio, Italy in 1944, war correspondent Dick Ennis (Mitchum) and buddy Corporal Rabinoff (Falk) Tell Anzio commander General Lesley (Kennedy) that the road to Rome is wide open. But instead of heading to Rome, Lesley attempts to build a coastal stronghold, only to discover that the Germans have outflanked them by enclosing the Anzio beachhead. Four months and over 30,000 casualties later, the Allied forces smash through the German lines and victoriously march to Rome.

“Anzio” is presented in its original widescreen aspect ratio which has been anamorphically enhanced. The film’s original mono soundtrack is included on the disc. The film’s original theatrical trailer is included. Coming on November 6th, “Anzio” will carry a suggested retail price of $19.95.

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