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The Story of G.I. Joe Blu-ray

Posted June 15, 2024 12:24 AM by

Ignite Films is preparing a Blu-ray release of William A. Wellman’s The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), starring Burgess Meredith, Robert Mitchum, Freddie Steele, Wally Cassell, and Jimmy Lloyd. The release is scheduled to arrive on the market on July 23.

Description: Embark on an unforgettable journey through the harrowing yet heartwarming landscapes of WWII with The Story of G.I. Joe. Directed by William A. Wellman and based on the true-life experiences of renowned war correspondent and columnist Ernie Pyle, this cinematic masterpiece immerses you in the camaraderie, courage, and sacrifices of the brave soldiers of the Company C, 18th Infantry.

Through the lens of Pulitzer-winning Pyle, portrayed with unparalleled depth by Burgess Meredith, witness the everyday grit and bravery of the foot soldier as they navigate the perils of combat in the Italian campaign. Joining him is the incomparable Robert Mitchum in his breakthrough role as Lieutenant Walker, whose leadership and unwavering dedication to his men inspire hope amidst the chaos of war.

The Story of G.I. Joe authentically portrays the camaraderie and bond between soldiers, a timeless tribute to unsung heroes who fought and bled for freedom. Experience the raw emotion and gritty realism of this war drama, beautifully restored in high definition. It’s more than a movie; it’s a testament to the triumph of the human spirit.

Special Features and Technical Specs:

  • NEW interview with Bill Wellman Jr.
  • NEW “The Story of the Story of G.I. Joe”, a new featurette on the restoration by film restoration supervisor Greg Kimble
  • NEW “Here he lies where he longed to be…” Wild Bill’s Dog Face Blues – A new video essay by author and filmmaker Scout Tafoya
  • Audio commentary by Alan K. Rode
  • Original nitrate trailer
  • Re-construction of the original 1945 trailer
  • Photo gallery with original press book pages and stills

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