Catch 22 DVD - Classic Satire of WW2 Mitchell Bombers
  • Catch 22 DVD - Classic Satire of WW2 Mitchell Bombers

Catch 22 DVD - Classic Satire of WW2 Mitchell Bombers

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Catch 22 DVD - Classic Satire of WW2 Mitchell Bombers

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DVD titled ' Catch - 22 ' the original 1970 Movie depicting a small group of bomber crews in the Mediteranean during WW2.

Catch-22 is a 1970 satirical war film adapted from the book of the same name by Joseph Heller. Essentially it is a black comedy revolving around the "lunatic characters" of Heller's satirical anti-war novel. Captain Yossarian (Arkin), a U.S. Army Air Forces B-25 bombardier, is stationed on the Mediterranean island of Pianosa during World War II. Along with other members of his squadron, Yossarian is committed to flying dangerous missions, and after watching his friends die, he seeks a means of escape.

Catch-22 has become renowned for its role in saving the B-25 Mitchell aircraft type from a possible extinction. Fifteen of the 18 bombers used in the film still remain intact.

Interesting, There was a death on the set when Second Movie Unit Director, John Jordan refused to wear a harness during a bomber scene, he fell out of the open tail turret 4,000 ft. to his death. The phrase started by the book and this movie "Catch-22" is now a common idiomatic usage meaning "a no-win situation" or "a double bind" of any type.

This DVD duration for the feature is 117 minutes.




Data sheet

Publication Date:
1970
DVD Information:
Australian Region 4
DVD Duration Time minutes:
117 minutes
Movie Format:
16:9 Aspect - PAL Format - DVD

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