Friday, December 28, 2007

Obscure War Movies

I already mentioned the two I received for Christmas, but there's one picked up at Wal-Mart for $5 that's worth mentioning as well.

The Gypsy Warriors (1978)
It's a B grade film, but certainly worth the $5 it cost for it. Tom Selleck plays a lead role. American special forces Captains parachute into France during the Nazi advance, to prevent the Germans from gaining use of a secret French biological weapons lab.

Submarine Base (1943)
This one was a surprise, as it wasn't on my request list, but it proved to be a very nice little film. The one other comment I would offer is that, on the Alpha Video edition I received, whoever wrote the summary on the back of the video obviously didn't watch the film. It has only the slightest relation to the actual content of the film.

They Raid By Night (1942)
This one I requested, having stumbled across it on Amazon in one of those "related items" listings. It was actually much better than some of the reviews there left me concerned it would be. British Commandos and a Norwegian freedom fighter stage a raid into Nazi-occupied Norway to free a Norwegian general who has the influence to
unite Norway in resistance against the Germans.

1 comment:

Chris said...

In reply to your comment on my blog about baseball cards, there really isn't much market for sports cards from the late 80s and early 90s. During that time period there was a big investment boom in collectibles and manufacturers printed millions upon millions of cards and comics in response to the demand. The supply outmatched the demand and the bottom fell out of the collectible market. There are very few cards from the mid-80s through the the mid-90s that are worth anything at all; they are mainly big-name rookie cards and extremely rare error cards. The only real market for cards of that vintage is for cheap boxes and packs of unopened cards, with the hope of pulling one of those expensive cards and making back your money. You may be able to find someone who will take them off your hands, but it is unlikely that you'll be able to get much out of them.