Best DVDs for Dads

Last Updated on November 12, 2021 by ellen

Both my Dad and my husband are huge fans of historical movies. It doesn’t matter which time period. If it’s about the history of our country or a battle they were involved in, they want to watch it. Since Father’s Day is right around the corner, I thought I would share a few of my ideas for those searching for the best DVDs for Dad this year.

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Best DVDs for Dad

Best DVDs for Dads

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THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members of one of the most prominent and influential families in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part, 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century, from Theodore’s birth in 1858 to Eleanor’s death in 1962.

Available on DVD and Blu-ray. The run time of the film is approximately 14 hours on 7 discs. The DVD SRP is $99.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $129.99. The DVD and Blu-ray both include special features – 13 bonus videos, making of “The Roosevelts,” and deleted scenes with an introduction by Ken Burns. There is also a companion CD soundtrack available, featuring original music composed by David Cieri, who worked with Ken Burns on “Prohibition,” “Baseball: The Tenth Inning,” and “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.” This CD features 19 pieces that are an integral part of the film, as well as three FDR speech excerpts. The compositions featured on the CD are meant to do justice both to the Roosevelts’ formidable public achievements and to their complex interior lives. The run time of the CD is approximately 48 minutes and its SRP is $18.99.

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM  During the chaotic final days of the Vietnam War, as the North Vietnamese Army closed in on Saigon, South Vietnamese resistance crumbled. City after city and village after village fell to the North while the few U.S. diplomats and military operatives still in the country contemplated withdrawal. With the lives of thousands of South Vietnamese hanging in the balance, those in control faced an impossible choice – who would go and who would be left behind to face brutality, imprisonment or even death.

The Academy Award-nominated “LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM,” directed by Rory Kennedy, will be available on DVD and Blu-ray on April 28. The run time of the theatrical version of the film is approximately 100 minutes, and the run time of the extended broadcast version of the film is approximately 120 minutes. The DVD SRP is $24.99 and the Blu-ray SRP is $29.99. The theatrical version of the program will also be available for digital download.

THE SIXTIES. From the Cold War to the War in Vietnam, from the Space Race to the Long March to Freedom and Civil Rights, the events of the 1960’s were both dramatic and transformative. The Beatles invaded America, Man landed on the Moon and the Women’s, Environmental, Conservative and Gay movements were all born In its examination and portrayal of this most consequential time, this CNN Original Series reveals why it was truly “The Decade that Changed the World.”

Executive produced by Emmy® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman (HBO’s “John Adams” and “The Pacific”), and Emmy® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog (History’s “Gettysburg”), “THE SIXTIES” explores the most turbulent decade of the modern era in America. “THE SIXTIES” is currently available on DVD. Its run time is approximately 511 minutes on 3 discs and its SRP is $69.99.

Best DVDs for Dad

2 thoughts on “Best DVDs for Dads

  1. I love old war movies, especially WW2 era; my dad, not so much. He likes pro wrestling and auto racing, but he’s almost 80, so we go with it!

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