The Dirty Dozen

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Data Holmes, Mar 30, 2013.

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Have you seen it?

  1. Male, yes.

    24 vote(s)
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  2. Male, no.

    2 vote(s)
    6.7%
  3. Female, yes.

    3 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. Female, no.

    1 vote(s)
    3.3%
  1. Data Holmes

    Data Holmes Admiral Admiral

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    Have you seen it or not?
     
  2. Star Wolf

    Star Wolf Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Just the TV edit. I have read the sequel A Dirty Distant War.

    Middle aged male, US Army veteran for your database.
     
  3. Foxhot

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    I've seen it at least a dozen times start to finish since 1981. It's in my top 25 all-time favorites and was once as high as 19th place. I have it a few spots ahead of APOCALYPSE NOW. (M.A.M. civilian speaking.) Of the actual dozen actors playing convicts, half are still with us currently.

    The sequel novel is news to me. Did E.M. Nathanson also write that one? The 600-page novel, for all its depth, virtually left out the critical attack mission, saving it for the last eight pages and basically in P.S. form.....
     
  4. Spot's Meow

    Spot's Meow Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm not even sure I've heard of it before.
     
  5. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    I remember reading the parody in the January 1968 MAD Magazine, but don't think I've ever watched the movie straight through from start to finish.
     
  6. Harvey

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    It's a fun movie, but I'd hardly rate it as a masterpiece. I prefer Tarantino's pastiche.
     
  7. the G-man

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    My dad is a World War II movie buff I grew up watching all of these types of things every Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
     
  8. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored Co-Founder of ISIS Moderator

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    Seen it countless times, own it on DVD, and still watch it every time it's on TV. Classic film.
     
  9. the 4th hanson bro

    the 4th hanson bro No one can resist my Schweddy balls! Moderator

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    Watch it every chance I get.
     
  10. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Admiral

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    Yes, a few times over the years.
     
  11. John Clark

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    Bloke and I've read the book and own all four of the movies on dvd. I hadn't heard of a sequel novel though.
     
  12. Foxhot

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    The DVD commentary by General-turned-actor Dale Dye is one of the better ones. He does it by himself, which is usually better than having 12 or more individuals jump in and out.

    The only flaw in the whole two-and-a-half hour film is declaring Clint Walker's character dead without showing it. I'd've preferred it had he survived, especially after being bullied for five straight minutes by Lee Marvin. Yes, I realize he needed a lesson in anger management. Still, when you're pushed and pushed and then you finally snap, only to be rewarded with a slamdown in the sand and practically having your arm bent out of your socket, what truly IS the lesson learned??:cool:

    INGLORIOUS BASTARDS from 2009 is generally good, but unlike many of Tarantino's films, doesn't seem to drag on first viewing. 150 minutes and not a wasted moment. So many movies are barely half as long now, yet still drag.

    There have been rumors of an impending DOZEN remake, but it'd be as lost cause as remaking JAWS, ALIEN, THE EXORCIST or THE BRADY BUNCH MOVIE. It will never work.
     
  13. Forbin

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    Seen it many times. It's a classic.
     
  14. J.T.B.

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    I've seen it many times and like it. I always like watching Lee Marvin, he had a great presence.

    Some have mentioned Inglorious Basterds... that was a movie I quite enjoyed till the last quarter and then ended up basically hating it.
     
  15. Starkers

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    Great film, the war games bit never fails to make me smile.
     
  16. Admiral James Kirk

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    I've seen it many times. Great fuckin' flick!
     
  17. Star Wolf

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    Yes he did and the two TV movie sequels have nothing to do with it. A Dirty Distant War the survivors of the Dozen are sent to the CBI and get in a mission in Vietnam along with Ho Chi Minh
     
  18. Kirkman1987

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    This is a hell of a good film. It's really funny and also really gritty. The Wild bunch and Bonnie and Clyde get a lot of the credit for upping screen violence, but The Dirty Dozen features our heroes locking all the Nazis in a shelter (With their wives and numerous innocents), and pouring gasoline and grenades in the vents. It's pretty intense, and undoubtedly exciting.
     
  19. JiNX-01

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    I've watched The Dirty Dozen several times.
     
  20. JiNX-01

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    Actually, IIRC, servants were the only innocents and they were told to leave.