Lewis Milestone, Academy Award Best Director winner for All Quiet On The Western Front
(1930) directs this compelling drama of American soldiers in combat during the allied invasion of Italy in September 1943. Dana Andrews, Richard Conte, John Ireland, Lloyd Bridges, and Norman Lloyd head a stellar ensemble cast comprising the lead platoon of Texas Division of the U.S. Fifth Army. This eclectic group of citizen-soldiers are thrust into a life-or-death mission to blow up an enemy bridge while attempting to capture a strategic farmhouse heavily garrisoned by German troops. The dilemma of the common soldier trudging to an unknown fate under a blazing Italian sun is captured by the different thoughts and personalities of a disparate group of men under arduous stress.
USA, 1945, B&W, 117 min.
DISC 1 - DVD - A Walk In The Sun: 4K Master from the UCLA Film & Television Archive’s 35mm photochemical restoration. Commentary by Alan K. Rode
DISC 2 - DVD SPECIAL FEATURES: Zanuck Goes to War: The WW2 Films of Fox Living History; Norman Lloyd on Saboteur and A Walk in the Sun (2014); The Battle of San Pietro - Un-cut version from the Academy Film Archive preservation negative WW2 Fox Movietone Newsreels;
NTSC Region 0 encoding (Entire World)