View Full Version : Dark Blue World

04-05-2007, 01:03 PM
Saw this the other night and surprised that nobodies posted about this film!

Although the description had it as an apparent Love triangle during WWII, I flipped to it and lo and behold Spitfires!

Dealt with the experience of a few Czechoslovakian flyers who escaped their country in the Blitzkreig and flew for the British during WWII. It montaged some BOB, Piece of Cake and New(?) aerial footage but with very good continuity. Most of the story takes place during the Battle of Britain but it does go into post war Europe.

One missed detail was that they showed a photo of an Iowa class BB as a HM ship and in 1940!
Subtitled, still worth seeing IMHO.

04-05-2007, 01:05 PM
It has been posted about before, but not for a very long time. I still have to find this film. Maybe Netflix will have it.

04-05-2007, 01:11 PM
Good film. End brings home the reality of the sad fate of the Eastern Europeans after the war.

04-05-2007, 01:15 PM
It was just on IFC last night. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

04-05-2007, 01:28 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif nobody has posted about it? Well with the search busted I understand - it has been posted here MANY MANY MANY times!

Great movie! (even if they had to cop footage from BOB http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

04-05-2007, 01:41 PM
A short compilation of the flying action.


04-05-2007, 01:46 PM
Originally posted by R_Target:
It was just on IFC last night. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Cripes thats the second time I miss it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

04-05-2007, 02:14 PM
Will be on again, April 24 and 25

04-05-2007, 02:33 PM
A great film... like Boosh said.. it has been posted about before.... lots of times in fact... just not in a while. IMO one of the best air films ever.

04-05-2007, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by RxMan:
Will be on again, April 24 and 25

Yay! But is it any better than http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/Skunk24/top_gun_1.jpg


04-05-2007, 03:09 PM
No. It lacks a homoerotic volleyball game.



04-05-2007, 03:37 PM
Enjoyed "Dark Blue World" very much, it deserves to be mentioned often. I've watched my copy many many times, hard to get tired of this one.

04-05-2007, 03:57 PM
Thanks for posting that youtube link!

Thought it cool when the Spitfires took off and you heard the 'thump' as the gear locked into the wheel wells. Though they used prior footage, they made it 'blend' well, as when one pilot shoots down a plane, you can see the trailing smoke not only in the used footage but from the interior of the cockpit (shot footage) as the pilot swivels his head to view his kill.


Sad that these men risked all to fight against one extreme under their flag only to come home and be condemmned/brutalized/murdered by it's opposite. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

I will have to look for this one to be in my film library.

04-05-2007, 04:09 PM


04-05-2007, 05:02 PM
I scored this DVD at an Amazon re-seller for like $6 or $7 (included shipping).

Baah. Just checked..it's up to $20 now http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

* _54th_Speeder *

04-05-2007, 05:19 PM
Yeah, but keep checking, I got mine for $12 (including shipping) from eBay a few months ago.