DVD Reviews: Hall Pass, The Eagle, Drive Angry, The Man Who Would Be King, The Unknown War

“The history behind The Unknown War is probably as fascinating as the subject itself, and considering that the 20-part TV series is a documentary on the Eastern Front during World War Two, that’s saying a lot. Produced in partnership with the Soviet Union, it was made by Air Time International, an American syndication agency, who would give it for free to TV stations in exchange for blocks of commercial air time they could sell. In essence, a massive piece of pro-Soviet propaganda was made under the auspices of the most purely capitalist business venture.”

By Rick McGinnis.