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None But The Brave [Blu-ray review]

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none but the brave

None But The Brave is the only film directed by Frank Sinatra.

The review opened with that fact, so you can always win a round of Trivial Pursuit. What most will miss by not seeing the film is its message. Who would’ve thought that Sinatra would make an anti-war film that predated that movement? Sure, it handles its message in a weird way, but the point remains. As long as you take arms against each other, no one wins.

Even then, the bulk of the film is framed by a Japanese soldier framing the incident via his journal to his wife. After WWII events force the Japanese and Americans to crash-land on a Point Nemo style island, they learn to live with each other. But, it’s handled in a very Brady Bunch line of demarcation way of handling things.

For a film that runs under 2 hours, there is a lot of plopping around and little direct action. When we do get real action, it’s a quick way to pick off the supporting cast to make a point. If you missed the point, then Sinatra superimposes it over the credits.

none but the brave
The end credits to the film. Taken from an old KCOP broadcast that somebody uploaded to YouTube.

Warner Archive has put together a wonderful Blu-ray release. There are no special features. But, it’s not like anyone involved in the movie is still alive or working or available for commentary. The A/V Quality sports a robust 2.35:1 1080p transfer. The DTS-HD 2.0 Mono track is strong for the era, but it won’t floor any home theater enthusiasts. If you’re a Sinatra fan or an Anti-War fan…you’ll enjoy this.

Even if you don’t, just remember that Sinatra beat the Hippies with an Anti-War message. An Anti-War message that somehow still managed to blame the Japanese. Don’t ask me how, just watch it.

None But the Brave is available now!

Fans can purchase at www.wbshop.com/warnerarchive or online retailers where DVDs and Blu-rays® are sold

 

TroyAnderson

Troy Anderson is the Owner/Editor-in-Chief of AndersonVision. He uses a crack team of unknown heroes to bring you the latest and greatest in Entertainment News.

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