303 Squadron Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Casimir Harlow

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    2. Evinger

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      Thanks for the Review Cas. Still not had chance to watch Hurricane, but this one sounds like I won't waste my time with it, even though there is a family connection with 303 Squadron.

      And, the Poster - probably just me, but that is a real "Daniel Craig look" on the face to the left
       
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      I blame BREXIT.
       
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      A fair few of the flying sequences were done using large scale radio controlled models. Unfortunately the aerial action, usually the highpoint of this kind of film, cannot save 303 Squadron from the massive prangs that are the script, direction and acting. Even the overtly comic book Germans fail to raise a smile. Which is a pity because the producer worked hard to get this one off the ground (Enough flying talk - ed) and the story deserved to be told. Fans of this kind of thing, and I'm one, should turn instead to Jan Sverák's 2001 film Dark Blue World about Czech pilots with the RAF. Not a film, not yet anyway, but well worth a listen is the podcast The untold story of the RAF's black Second World War fliers over Europe | The National Archives.
       
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      Having watched the trailer, it looks like they made a misstep in casting the actor for the role of the leader of the pilots. Even in the trailer you can tell his performance is terrible.
       
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      Anyone seen any of these other films of this genre,

      Spitfire
      Lancaster
      Hurricane

      [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
       
    7. midknight

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      Also can we have a film about the British pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain instead of these films that make out the Poles saved us. I am not doubting their bravery or the contribution they gave but two films on the subject and when was the last decent Battle of Britain movie told from the actual British perspective.... the movie Hurricane portrays the British as either toffee nosed officers or racist flyboy bully pilots ***.

      I wish Nolan would do the 'sequel' to Dunkirk and tackle the B of B
       
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      I have not seen these but there is a Japanese film with the international title of The Last Kamikaze that you might enjoy.
       
    9. Garrett

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      Purely for info some info off wiki link

      The RAF Roll of Honour recognises 574 pilots, from countries other than the United Kingdom, as flying at least one authorized, operational sortie with an eligible unit during the period between 10 July to 31 October 1940, alongside 2,353 British pilots. The numbers differ slightly from the participants whose names are engraved on the Battle of Britain Monument in London, unveiled on 18 September 2005.

      Non UK Personal
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      Leading ace kills during the Battle of Britain (between 10 July and 31 October 1940) BB leaderboard.jpg

       

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