The World at War ( the complete series ) blu ray at Networkonair for £34.80
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The World at War ( the complete series ) blu ray at Networkonair for £34.80

£34.80£40.80 15% Networkonair Deals
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Found 28th Oct 2017
A televisual milestone and the benchmark for all war documentaries that followed, The World at War presents the story of World War Two, from its beginnings in Hitler's pre-war Germany to its horrific climax at Hiroshima. Made with the full co-operation of the Imperial War Museum and narrated by Sir Laurence Olivier, this powerful twenty-six part series combines eyewitness testimony with rare archive footage to tell the unforgettable story of the greatest conflict the world has ever known.

A brand-new High Definition restoration, this is The World at War as it is meant to be seen in its original fullscreen format with the maximum picture area from the original film materials now visible onscreen.

Actors: Laurence OlivierDirectors: Jeremy Isaacs, Hugh Regett, David Elstein, Peter Batty, Ted ChildsFormat: PALLanguage: EnglishSubtitles: EnglishRegion: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1Number of discs: 8Classification: ExemptStudio: NetworkDVD Release Date: 31 Oct. 2016Run Time: 2100 minutes

I personally think this is a decent price for an excellent box set.
It's the best price I've seen it at brand new to buy currently.
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Amazing series, watched 100s of times since I was a kid - but it's on Yesterday, History channel etc seemingly all the time - only Top Gear is repeated more.
This is one of those series that can never be bettered content wise, as the people involved are no longer with us to provide their first hand accounts.

I'm sure a new version could be made, with HD visuals, all singing & dancing CGI recreations of battle elements, etc., but it just wouldn't be as classic. Plus, I doubt anyone would put the money into this nowadays, as the accountants wouldn't feel the audience was there for a big enough financial return.
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This version is far superior to the 'other' newly remastered version which Network made a mess of.
This version is shown in its original and correct ratio 4:3 rather than the letterbox version which unfortunately has bits of it missing at the top and bottom of the screen.
Fantastic picture and sound though considering it's age
I don't suppose anyone has seen a ' Battlefield' blu ray/ dvd set anywhere ?
gerrygor2 h, 29 m ago

This version is far superior to the 'other' newly remastered version which …This version is far superior to the 'other' newly remastered version which Network made a mess of.This version is shown in its original and correct ratio 4:3 rather than the letterbox version which unfortunately has bits of it missing at the top and bottom of the screen.Fantastic picture and sound though considering it's age


Pity, the other one is £18
gerrygor28th Oct 2017

This version is far superior to the 'other' newly remastered version which …This version is far superior to the 'other' newly remastered version which Network made a mess of.


I think you mean FreemantleMedia that were responsible for the cropped widescreen edition. The superior new edition in original 4:3 ratio is the only one that Network have released.
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Sarah723 h, 55 m ago

I think you mean FreemantleMedia that were responsible for the cropped …I think you mean FreemantleMedia that were responsible for the cropped widescreen edition. The superior new edition in original 4:3 ratio is the only one that Network have released.


The version shown in the picture above is the best blu ray version to date. It's not cropped and is presented in its 4:3 ratio, the way it was broadcast on network television.
I already own it and can verify that.
Yes, I don't disagree, that's the Network release. The only edition they've released. My point was that the previous (widescreen) sets were FreemantleMedia not Network.

Incidentally, recently Network have been selling this BD set on Amazon Marketplace for £27.02 + P&P although they're not right now (might be worth keeping a lookout if anyone missed it)!
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I only posted a deal on the Network release that I have but it's well expired. Back to the £40 mark but it's still worth buying even at that price.
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