The Longest Day film

#1
Was the film "The Longest Day" ever produced in colour? I've just lent my copy to a miserable whining git and he brought it straight back because it is in black and white.
I've now looked on YouTube and there seem to be versions in colour.
Does anyone know where you can get the colour version on DVD?
 
#3
The film was produced in BW but later colourised.

It is not perfect, but not at all bad and doesn't detract from a good film.
 
#4
It was made in BW and was the most expensive BW film ever made until Schindlers List
 
#5
One click is answered by two clicks. That's all I know. Oh, and the dead German had his boots on the wrong feet.
 
#6
There is a colour version but it wasn't filmed in colour. Its been added in through editing (not a clue how they do it but its what they did with some of that WWI footage)
 
#7
The Longest Day,,One of the best films about the Normandy landings (June 6 1944) featured a fully international cast all speaking their lines in their native tongue (a edited version bubbed in English was released but was not popular),It was purposely made in Black and White in order to capture the authenticity of the period and enabled the directors to intercut actual newsreel into the narative,if a colour version does exist it will not enhance the film rather it would detract from a truly genuine attempt to convey the historic vision of one of the most important days in 20th century history......
 
#8
#9
The Longest Day,,One of the best films about the Normandy landings (June 6 1944) featured a fully international cast all speaking their lines in their native tongue (a edited version bubbed in English was released but was not popular),It was purposely made in Black and White in order to capture the authenticity of the period and enabled the directors to intercut actual newsreel into the narative,if a colour version does exist it will not enhance the film rather it would detract from a truly genuine attempt to convey the historic vision of one of the most important days in 20th century history......

TLD is good but try 'Theirs is the Glory' for real soldiers (and real Panther tanks) re-enacting Arnhem.
 
#10
TLD is good but try 'Theirs is the Glory' for real soldiers (and real Panther tanks) re-enacting Arnhem.
Excellent film, men had all fought at Arnhem, and whilst filming found some of their comrades bodies still lying where they fell. They also blew up the only train left in Holland which caused a law suit, all the vehicles were original and worked except for one of the panthers which was towed or dragged, filmed on the battlefield,some buildings were still mined or boobytrapped ala Hartenstein.

Longest Day has been coloured but personally i think BW is the best version.
 
#11
'Theirs is the Glory' is a most excellent film (far more realistic than 'A Bridge Too Far'),,however my reply was to the colour edited version of 'The Longest Day'..
 
#12
For some reason when it crops up on RTE it's the colour print, only time I've ever seen it.
 
#13
'Theirs is the Glory' is a most excellent film (far more realistic than 'A Bridge Too Far'),,however my reply was to the colour edited version of 'The Longest Day'..
The Colorized Longest day is garbage. recently got to see theirs is the Glory and impressed by it. Even rarer than the Panthers were the Flammwagen auf Panzerkampfwagen B-2 (f), aka Captured French Char1 Bis remodeled with flameguns in the hull.
 
#14
'Theirs is the Glory' is a most excellent film (far more realistic than 'A Bridge Too Far'),,however my reply was to the colour edited version of 'The Longest Day'..

It's "stars" were the actual veterans and was filmed at Oosterbeck and Arnhem, the Panthers were also veterans thats why the dialogue is a bit ropey, however. Still a top notch film.
 
#16
We, visited St Mere Eglis in 2006, still think its a shame John Steeles part played by Red Buttons, is glamourised, when a paratrooper, diagonally opposite climbed up his para chords, cut half of them, lowered himself back to his harness, released himself and abseiled down the cut chords. Returned to his unit and carried on.
 
#17
A few years ago I am sure I saw by chance the colour version of “ The Longest Day “ on one of the main UK TV Channels and until that time had always believed it had only been made in B/W . I prefer the B/W version .

I too have a copy of “ Theirs is the Glory “ and agree it is an excellent film and when I subsequently watched 'A Bridge Too Far' I could see how the earlier film may have been used as a reference to recreate some of the action scenes .
 
#19
In the colourised version the British actor Leo Genn is playing an Army Staff Officer yet his battledress is coloured RAF blue/grey.
 

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