They Shall Not Grow Old
- 1h 39m
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Employing state-of-the-art technology to transform audio and moving image archive footage more than a century old, Peter Jackson brings to life the people who can best tell the story of World War I: the men who were there. Driven by a personal interest in the conflict, Jackson sets out to explore the day-to-day experience of its combatants.
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Critics Consensus: An impressive technical achievement with a walloping emotional impact, They Shall Not Grow Old pays brilliant cinematic tribute to the sacrifice of a generation.
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Astonishing, groundbreaking, graphic images of WWI.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that They Shall Not Grow Old is a documentary by Oscar-winning director Peter Jackson that takes century-old footage of World War I and gives it an upgrade; it's restored, corrected, colored, and given sound effects, spoken voices, and narration. The effect is astonishing, groundbreaking, essential viewing, although the mature material makes it best for older teens and adults. The wartime violence is extreme: Expect to see dead bodies; mangled corpses; bloody, gory wounds; and other shocking, horrifying images. There are also graphic descriptions of dire conditions, and you'll see guns/shooting, shells, and explosions. Narration talks of soldiers visiting brothels; some (fairly tame) cartoon drawings depict this. Men's naked bottoms are shown in a nonsexual context. Soldiers are shown smoking and drinking beer, both of which are also discussed at some length. Language includes "piss," "hell," "damn," and "bastards."
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- Release Date:December 17, 2018
- Audio Format:5.1
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