An exceptional war film, part documentary, part fiction narrative, about the Allied invasion of France on D-Day, 6 June 1944, which was codenamed "Overlord". The film is directed by Stuart Cooper and photographed by John Alcott, who worked with Stanley Kubrick on 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968), A Clockwork Orange (1971), the Oscar-winning Barry Lyndon (1975), and The Shining (1980). 30% of the film is archive footage from the extensive Imperial War Museum collection and required 3,000 hours of research to find and select. Overlord won the Silver Bear for Direction at the 1975 Berlin Film Festival.
Nugget: one of the best and most original war films I've ever seen.
Read the full DVD review on FilmExposed.
[Update: Friday 17 June 2011: looks like FilmExposed is no more, so that link is broken.]