The Fighting Seabees

The Fighting Seabees

DVD - 2013
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Wedge Donovan is the head of a construction company working at building military sites for the Navy during World War II. After suffering the loss of many men after a Japanese attack, he heads to Washington and helps establish the 'C.B.s' (Construction Battalions), units of armed builders.
Publisher: [United States] : Olive Films, c2013
Branch Call Number: DVD FIGHTIN
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (100 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in

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kevfarley Sep 29, 2015

This is is awful !
I got this NYPL disc home and put this movie in the DVD player...and the screen says: "NOT FORMATTED FOR THIS REGION" !!??
( Even though it states "Region #1" (ie. North America), on the DVD jacket !!?)
I have watched a thousand other New York Public Library DVDs on my Panasonic Region 1 DVD Player,.. but this one makes it over 32 TIMES that a film has come up as "NOT FORMATTED..." etc. !
I waited a long time to get this highly recommended film.
...VERY DISAPPOINTING !!
I really wanted to see this movie.
And I know that ALL the NYPL copies of this title will have this same problem !!
WHY is the New York Public Library still buying DVD's that are "NOT FORMATTED.." to be viewed in this region ! ??
Has this ever happened to anyone else out there ?

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RaritanBay
Apr 13, 2015

Recommended with reservation -- this film can be an entertaining way to learn the origin and importance of the Seabees. Good script and appealing cast. Good battle scenes. But the modern viewer will be shocked by the highly racist portrayal of Japanese soldiers, typical of a 1940s Hollywood production. Children may require an explanation.

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madishoemake
Mar 17, 2011

Amazing. This movie is spectacular, with a breathtaking final battle scene. Truly fabulous.(although sad ending. I almost cried.) :(

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