View Full Version : New Battle of Britain film out soon

26th Apr 2002, 10:47
Hi folks, saw a feature this morning on the news about a film due out here on MAY 10th, Dark Blue World, which looks excellent.


Basic plot synopsis seems to be following the progress of the Czech squadrons who fought for the RAF during the Battle of Britain, and the problems faced on their return to Czechoslovakia after the war.

Some fantastic aerial footage looks to be in the offing, with minimal reliance on Pearl-Harbour-Esque shiny crappy looking CGI. Apparently due to a shortage of flying Spits and ME109s for production they've gone back and uncovered lots of footage from the production of "Battle Of Britain" and cleaned it up for use in this film.

Oh, there's a sappy love triangle story in there somewhere too, but supposedly it's handled well, and I'm sure we can forgive that, this film is apparently gloriously un-Hollywood.

SSS (looking forward to the sound of Merlins in the cinema)

26th Apr 2002, 16:26
Mmmmm....... merlin...... *drool*

Looks like a good 'un... and out the day before the Midlands bash! Might have to try and get along :)

26th Apr 2002, 21:21
It cost 1 tenth of the cost of Pearl Harbour to make this film. I saw the review thing this morning too, looks pretty good.

Tartan Gannet
26th Apr 2002, 21:24
Always watch the Original every September, although I know the plot by heart. Just love the Theme Tune!

27th Apr 2002, 06:35
I'm still waiting for the original to come out on DVD. Keep looking for it, but no luck yet.

27th Apr 2002, 17:47

Apparently it's coming out on DVD soon with the original William Walton score:)

tony draper
27th Apr 2002, 18:20
Battle of Britain is on tonight, channel four eight oclock

Capt Vegemite
27th Apr 2002, 19:31
(sigh) (http://www.stallion51.com/images/sightsound/p51.wav)

27th Apr 2002, 21:14
If it works ...........................

Big sigh (http://www.clarkindustries.on.ca/real/spit6.ra)

Tartan Gannet
27th Apr 2002, 21:57
Still watch it, as I do every time it is on!

Still a winner!

27th Apr 2002, 22:09
The Battle of Britain has the most amazing music written for film.

I just never tire of listening to the score (the Goodwin score). The William Walton score is also supposed to be good but was thrown out at the last minute due to its short length and Ron Goodwin wrote 3 hours of score in four weeks.

The film pretty damn good also!

Capt Vegemite
28th Apr 2002, 00:57
Is it possible to view Real files with another media plug in?
I find Real a real pox.:mad: