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Apocalypse: World War II - Blu-ray / military documentary DVD / WWII DVD review
APOCALYPSE: WORLD WAR II Not rated by the Motion Picture Association of America curledupdvd.com rating: 4 stars
Distributor: Entertainment One
DVD release: 29 March 2011 Runtime: 312 min. (2 discs)
Format: AC-3, DTS Surround Sound, Widescreen Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen, Blu-ray
DVD features: 1080p HD, Aspect ratio 1.78:1, Audio tracks (Dolby Digital 5.1 - English), Subtitles (English SDH, French, Spanish)

*Apocalypse: World War II*I've got days worth of WWII documentaries and movies in my collection. I find the subject fascinating, and there are so many angles to investigate.

I am, however, torn by this one. On one side is a compelling six-episode series walking us through all the major events of the conflict. On the other is grainy, 70-some-year-old footage of the war, colorized and put on Blu-ray.

I loathe colorization. Flesh tones tend to look too peachy and large crowd scenes seemed to be painted with a 3-inch wide brush. In this case, I'm going to have to side with the colorization for one important reason: specific clips have been left in black and white, giving them a lot of extra punch - much like the girl with the red coat in Schindler's List, but in reverse. This is done sparingly enough that one doesn't get used to it. I still can't vouch for it getting upscaled to Blu-ray (there's just no point), but it is the same price as the DVD and you save one disc.

Apocalypse: World War II is an excellent WWII documentary. It's well put-together, full of depth and background info about so many aspects of the war without going overboard or boring the viewer. It would be a great tool for educating the young, but be warned that there are images of death and dead bodies and some decidedly non-salacious nudity.
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reviewed by Eric Renshaw
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