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DVD Gurus: World War II

Jul 18, 2014

'Sink the Bismarck!' is on our DVD Gurus' list of World War II flicks.

They fought on the beaches, in the air, on the sea... and on film. World War II made an indelible mark on pop culture, and it's especially evident on the silver screen.

On Friday's Up to Date, the DVD Gurus return to guide us through their favorite films depicting the war. We cruise with the British Navy in their quest to sink the mighty Bismarck and search for Private Ryan with Tom Hanks. We also take a look at five of Hollywood's most eminent directors who were on the scene of nearly every major moment in the war for the U.S. Armed Forces.

Our Gurus Picks:


  • They Were Expendable
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • A Bridge Too Far


  • Sink the Bismarck
  • Memphis Belle
  • The Longest Day

DVD Gurus:

  • Mitch Brian is a screenwriter, UMKC film professor and writer for 435 South Magazine.
  • Jason Heck knows more about the movies...and World War II...then any 10 thumb drives on the planet