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The Green Berets [BLU-RAY]
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on June 4, 2015
I saw this movie when it came out. My oldest brother was a Green Beret and served 2 tours in Vietnam so watching this was one of the only ways I could connect with him. A lot of critics have panned this movie but it has always been special to me. I lost my brother in 1966, my son is named after him. Probably too sentimental of a review but there it is.
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on August 4, 2015
I bought this film for my collection of military film that get it more or less right. I originally saw it in 1969 and was basically unimpressed because I figured I knew more about 'The Green Berets' than Hollywood did since I was a graduate of the US Army Center for Special Warfare and a Captain in 5th Special Forces Group at the time of viewing.
In retrospect, it is really a pretty good film as long as you understand that it is fiction based on the book by Robin Moore of the same title. As such it lays out a couple of scenarios that are within the scope of published Special Forces operational capabilities. John Wayne is still John Wayne, but he's a bit more humble in this shoot-out.
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on October 19, 2014
The Duke is a long time favorite of mine who taught many of my generation how to live like a man and do your job with integrity. This was one of his best for me since I served briefly with Special Forces and was stationed at Fort Bragg. I appreciate the reminder that the men and women who fought and died in Nam were more than the doped up kids of the Hollywood portrait. Thanks
Duke for reminding me that America is something worth fighting and dyeing for and for teaching this young boy how to grow up and be a man of honor. And honor all those who served... Your friend and fan Jim H
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on January 12, 2018
The movie based on the book by Robin Moore of the same name, with the song by Barry Sadler is what inspired me to join Special Forces and earn my own Green Beret. Still stands up as one of the classics and fun for an afternoon with popcorn. The Duke was loved by the men of Special Forces and he loved them, and it shows through the movie though short on special features. One that is a must for the military video library! Two thumbs up and God bless!
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on August 10, 2017
Love, love, love this movie. I used to have the DVD and I just about could say the lines right along with the actors. Yes, I know it was heavy propaganda. Aren't all movies?
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on July 9, 2016
John Wayne was rather old to be starring in this movie, but he still did a fantastic job. A motion picture that shows the hells of war and the often consequences of being at war. A great effort in portraying what our ground forces show in professionalism and training. I have enjoyed this movie over and over in my lifetime and I always find something different later on that I had not noticed the previous time before. I think that is the mark of a good movie. This was well done.
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on July 3, 2010
I have always liked "The Green Berets". And to think, The Duke did all that with only one lung! Sure, there will always be the arguments about whether this was an honest rendering of the war. All I can say is that you should read Robin Moore's "The Green Berets", from which the title and the idea of the journalist on the scene came from, and Captain Roger H. C. Donlon's book "Outpost of Freedom" which gave us the Camp A-107 battle model. There are always two sides to every story and this one is told very well!

Whoever took this film from master to DVD made two blunders. When they tried to keep it in letter box, the studio somehow managed to "squeeze" the left side so that anyone over there will have a slimmer head. Secondly, you won't find it anywhere on the case and only in very small print, visible with a flashlight,on the disc, but the movie is split front and back.
Usually that is the kind of thing a viewer likes to be aware of going in. On the other hand, this might be a case of getting what you pay for.
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on August 13, 2017
A good John Wayne Movie I have seen more then once, typical 70's flick, most of the acting is acceptable but not great. The story line is tyoical for the Vietnam Era, pro to watch. Everyone who enjoys a good war movie has to see this at least once.
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on November 25, 2017
Makes me cry every time. If you don't like war movies - don't watch it. John Wayne is a favorite of mine for a long time. No matter how old his movies get - they're always good,
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on June 23, 2018
My favored actor. Viet Nam story. I'm a veteran of that war and I enjoyed toe movie. I also played on stage with on the the actors in this movie. Pit Conti . . . played a reporter at the beginning of the movie. DVD came on time and no damage.
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