World Wars (2014/History Channel/Lionsgate Blu-ray)
A- Sound: B Extras: A Episodes: B-
MacArthur, Patton, Mussolini, Stalin, FDR, and Hitler: they were the
men who changed history through the biggest wars of mankind, WWI and
WWII. A war that left more than 100 million dead, countries broke
and even more wounded and homeless, WWII was a nightmare. But before
they were giants who were they as men and how did they rise to power?
In an age of modernization, it is ironic the first thing we humans
excel and advance in is war. Did one World War give birth to second
one? No one can deny these men changed the very course of mankind...
and how their names live forever in infamy associated with these
wars in The World Wars.
War is when the major superpowers around the world is in a conflict
so big, that measure of loss, damage can never be never truly
measured nor can it be forgotten. It was during WWI, men such as
Churchill, MacArthur, and Hitler were just soldiers in the field, but
throw these battle shaped them into the next leaders. Also in WWI,
the first machine guns, tanks and chemical warfare, give man the way
to killing faster and greater numbers of people. In the end, it was
considered an Allied victory, but they forgot their own allies who
helped them and left them scorned and broke. Italy and Japan in turn
became part of the next Axis power, and sent others countries into
economic depression. Germany was left so poor, that left a certain
young disillusioned man (Hitler) who vowed to rebuild his country's
honor and glory by any means. The world's economics gave birth to
WWII and in turn Americans gave birth to the atom bomb.
History Channel has out has out done itself, it was all most good as
BBC. It was broken into 3 parts: WWI, WWII, and then how American
enters the war. While it used some archive footage, the
re-enactments were superb and the actors convincing, but like
history, history it is written by the winners and taken from the
point of it's victors.
1080p 1.78 X 1 digital High Definition image was as good as it could
be for a program like this, while the lossless DTS-HD MA (Master
Audio) sound was sufficient and well recorded, if not always a match
for the visuals. Extras include deleted scenes, and in depth