Friday, February 19, 2016

The Big Red One (1980)

Happy Birthday !!!!!!

......... to actor Lee Marvin, who was born today in 1924. Article for Lee Marvin:

Check him out, with Mark Hamill in the World War Two drama, The Big Red One (1980).

Run Time:  113 mins
Genre:  War, Drama, Action
Format:  Widescreen Format, Color
Director:   Samuel Fuller
Starring:  Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill and Robert Carradine Entry for the film:

* Article for the film:

Find the link to Mark Hamill's Article from our Return of the Jedi (1983) Post: Article for Robert Carradine: Article for Director Samuel Fuller:

*This film was re-released in 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival in a completely new version that Director Sam Fuller wanted it to be.  See the trailer below and read the Article that explains it all.

Trailer for the film on YouTube:

The Big Red One is hailed in some circles as one of the greatest war films ever made.  It is ahead of its time and it does work great today.  Mark Hamill is not Luke Skywalker at all and it is a refreshing change to see him in this film opposite the great Lee Marvin.  That is the coolest part of the film.  The fact that Director Samuel Fuller could take Luke Skywalker and Lewis Skolnick from Revenge of the Nerds (Carradine), and make them look really tough and cool is kinda' impressive.

Mark Hamill and Lee Marvin Interview on YouTube:

One more note:  If you have to watch the original 1980 theatrical version that is fine, but the new Reconstruction 2004 Director's version is the one you should see.  Some of the new scenes make it work better for 2016 audiences and fills in some gaps that made the original confusing in some spots.  It has a 7.2 in the  See it !!!

The Big Red One: The Reconstruction (Intro) on YouTube:

Click the link below at to see where you can stream or watch The Big Red One (1980) online or on TV right now.

Or check out to see if this film is playing on TV/Cable in your area:

............... for our next Film of the Day !!!!

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