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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:05 PM
Just watched it and wow was it good. Definetely the best WWII air combat movie I have ever seen. Realistic as can be, although Me 109's were not Me 109's. Great movie, go see it now.

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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:05 PM
Just watched it and wow was it good. Definetely the best WWII air combat movie I have ever seen. Realistic as can be, although Me 109's were not Me 109's. Great movie, go see it now.

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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:20 PM
Indeed, the "Bf 109s" were in fact Hispano-Buchons. A dead giveaway is the "smiley face" the aircraft has from the front, due to the cylinder head fairings and intake...ironically, they are usually merlin powered!

Pretty good movie, I love the into

XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:32 PM
One of my favorite films too. Indeed, the final variants were Merlin powered which means the 109 started and ended it's life with British engines, as I believe the prototype was powered by a RR Kestrel for a time

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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:35 PM
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Yep, got mine a few weeks back. Had the VHS version, now the DVD /i/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:38 PM
OK where do I buy it! DVD version.....!

XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:39 PM
I had it on tape for years, in fact rent it at blockbuster you can copy it, its so old that there was no blocks on the tape http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I just bought the dvd about a week ago which is much better but its still a cheesy film that used grease on the lens to make a crude explosion, is there anyway you can take small fraps or camtasia clips from dvds, when i try to record a part i get nothing but a black screen if anyone knows I would appreciate it

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XyZspineZyX
07-02-2003, 08:49 PM
At least they didn't use those crappy ME108s that film makers love to use.

The 'german' aircraft were actually from the Spanish Air Force. The Heinkels were also re-engined with Merlins.

The films technical advisers for both British and German sides were great aces from the battle (Bob Stanford-Tuck and Adolf Galland). When Lord Dowding saw clips from the film he actually wept! He was so pleased that the film was truthful.

There is a paperback of the film and its making, published by Pan Books and written by Leonard Mosley. Its title funnily enough is 'Battle of Britain', and I think its ISBN number is: 330 02357 8

I bought my copy for 95p from a second hand bookshop!

Even better than that; the excellent music from the film was very recently released on CD by Ryko (its number is: RCD10747). I bought my copy from HMV for 12.99
It has the original film trailer on the CD too
The music is remastered and fantastic quality, I have converted the best tracks to play in Forgotten Battles, gives it a real 'Battle of Britain' feel to it!!

Regards,
BobTuck.