- Directed by Roberto Bianchi Montero
- Starring Dale Cummings, Maurice Poli, Herb Andress, Lex Monson
- Written by Roberto Bianchi Montero, Arpad DeRiso
The Battle of the Damned (1969) -- Italian made ( dubed into English) WW2 movie.The plot is a simple combination of two decent American war films, namely Play Dirty, and also Tobruk. A small band of misfit American commandos are assigned to head across the North African desert to blow up a huge German fuel depot. Why this fuel depot is important is explained in an overly long introduction, comprised of narrated black and white stock footage.
That introduction is just a time-killer, but once it's out of the way, the fun begins.Montero pays close attention to getting the details of the time period and setting correct, and this adds a great deal to the realistic feel and tone of the film. The Germans are properly armed and wear the right kind of uniforms, as do the American commandos. The exteriors, shot in Egypt, make the vast Sahara desert look appropriately bleak. Fun.
The Battle of the Damned DVD is offered as a compact edition. This transfer is manufactured on demand and is presented on premium DVD-R with thermal disc print in a clear plastic wallet. Important: This title has been manufactured from the best-quality video master (rated 8/10) currently available and has not been remastered or restored.