Vietnam in HD

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Emulating the formula that worked so successfully with its impressive “WWII in HD,” the History Channel set its sights on a new generation of hero with “Vietnam in HD.” All of the trademark production values are present including actual footage shot by soldiers in battle as well as high profile actors incorporated into dramatic vocal recreations. While all of the newly filmed material looks stellar in its HD presentation, the real Vietnam filmstock quality varies depending upon the source material. It has, however been cleaned and restored to an admirable degree and many of the images (as they were culled from private sources) have not been utilized before in other Vietnam projects. This found footage provides “Vietnam in HD” a real intimacy. The six part miniseries is both a harrowing and realistic look at the Vietnam conflict as well as a fitting tribute to the men who served. While few documentaries can hope to cover every angle of this complicated situation (and I’m sure many will point out the subjects that were not covered in depth–for example, almost all focus is on ground forces), “Vietnam in HD” scores in an area that counts the most–it honors the soldiers in a very personal way.

The basic narrative presentation recounts the stories of 13 men and women, and we see the war unravel from their perspective. From soldiers, to medical personnel, to reporters, to those on the homefront–this covers a myriad of individual experiences while highlighting key components and chapters of the war itself.

Episodes:

(1) The Beginning 1964-1965, (2) Search & Destroy 1966-1967, (3) The Tet Offensive 1968, (4) An Endless War 1968-1969, (5) A Changing War 1969-1970, and (6) Peace With Honor 1971-1975.

The miniseries is narrated by Michael C Hall (Dexter) and features a large and diverse vocal cast including James Marsden, Blair Underwood, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Zachary Levi, Armie Hammer, Dylan McDermott, Dean Cain, Adrian Grenier, and Edward Burns among many others. From the build-up of troops in 1965 to the fall of Saigon a decade later, “Vietnam in HD” expertly balances the recreations (that are told through the words of those that are portrayed) and documentary footage. It is a must for anyone interested in the topic!

Vietnam in HD, 8.6 out of 10 based on 42 ratings

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  • Jackmeoff

    Turn off the sound, it is shameless one-sided propaganda with many inaccuracies.

    • Jackmeoff

      “Hearts and Minds” from 1974 was considered mainstream and it was WAY better than this crap, actually H&Ms was very unbiased and powerfully accurate.

    • YouAreLame

      Actually it is pretty accurate…you’re just an ignorant ****

    • Mike Caulfield

      I am in complete agreement with JMO ( Nice Nick )…………but what did you expect ?

  • Robobo

    don’t give me that patriotic bullshit these guys died for the military industrial complex and geopolitical interests at the time.  such a biased doc…

  • Anonymous

    As we know, it was all a lie, admittedly so by Robert McNamara.  You must watch the footage with that in mind. The young guys did not know it was a lie. They deserve no less than remembrance and respect for what they went through. Be damned the military industrial complex and their lackey politicians. It would not be the first time young men were fooled into War, it has happened how many times in the last 12 years? You know what I am saying.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C2FE5NCXZ3BPU4XOOUMRDENA5Q Seth

    that was amazing viewing. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=631173731 Tony Ugnat

    best docu since the ten thousand day war!

    • Jackmeoff

      I hate Christmas, too.

  • Nightsurfa

    good documentary,  another excellent Vietnam one is First Shot found on this site.

  • Flynnblack

    what  a joke ,how did they win that battle ?many americans are so clueless and brainwashed

    • lunchbx

      won the batlle..but lost the war, US killed lots of them…just that US didnt want to lose afew

  • Starstormz

    Reply to Jackmeoff-  colorful name by the way…what are you 14?   ….. maybe others would like  to watch this documentry and judge for themselves,”replying to your turn the sound off”  Documentry Heaven is providing a great free service here, if you dont like it you can always go back to your porn you have that choice.   Merry Christmas

  • Natural1

    Fuck the US army.

    • C

      fuck you, ingrate.

  • sirromadne

    I watched platoon the other day and I think its a more reealistic representation of the conflict….great actual footage, but definitely a movie that I would put in the propoganda section….scary comparisons to current conflicts too…I definitely dont blame the soldiers

  • Srbevell45

    wow i swear this war has happened in africa, no wait, the middle east, yeah its happening now in the middle east.

  • Dexter

    Haha, Dexter was the intro voice :)

  • http://profiles.google.com/jaakwassmuth Jaak Wassmuth

    Ya might wanta find out who Antony Sutton was and what he had to say about Communism. 

  • Canuck

    They didn’t tell the truth about the Gulf of Tonkin incident. Excellent post but it takes a lot of credibility away.

  • Itwon’tletmepostwithoutaname

    Good to see a Vietnam doc, that is not overtly leftist biased. Sadly the comment section looks like an antifa forum. Sad how people are easily led astray by leftist propaganda.

  • FUCK THE GOV!

    If goods dont cross boarders armies will….

  • Alexandra

    What a touching documentary, the part that hit me right in the heart was when he said ”that boy is my nightmare” I cannot even fathom what these people think of every night before they close their eyes. The horror, the atrocities they went through.