The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

The Vietnam War: A Film By Ken Burns and Lynn Novick

  • Genre: Nonfiction
  • Release Date: 2017-09-17
  • Advisory Rating: TV-MA
  • Episodes: 20
  • iTunes Price: USD 49.99
  • iTunes HD Price: USD 49.99
8.3/10
8.3
From 36 Ratings

Description

THE VIETNAM WAR, an immersive ten-part, eighteen hour documentary film series directed by acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, tells the epic story of one of the most divisive, consequential and misunderstood events in American history, as it has never before been told on film. Not edited for Television.

Episodes

Title Time Price
1 Déjà Vu (1858-1961) 1:22:36 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
2 Riding the Tiger (1961-1963) 1:23:42 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
3 The River Styx (January 1964-December 19 1:55:12 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
4 Resolve (January 1966-June 1967) 1:54:41 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
5 This Is What We Do (July 1967-December 1 1:25:33 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
6 Things Fall Apart (January 1968-July 196 1:25:03 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
7 The Veneer of Civilization (June 1968-Ma 1:48:10 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
8 The History of the World (April 1969-May 1:49:25 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
9 A Disrespectful Loyalty (May 1970-March 1:49:48 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
10 The Weight of Memory (March 1973-Onward) 1:48:11 USD 6.99 Buy on iTunes
11 An American Woman in a War Zone 02:51 Season Only Buy on iTunes
12 Behind the Lines at Long Binh 05:05 Season Only Buy on iTunes
13 Captured Spy Interpreter 11:08 Season Only Buy on iTunes
14 Delivering Bad News 04:37 Season Only Buy on iTunes
15 Draft Board 03:33 Season Only Buy on iTunes
16 Fellow Warriors 20:37 Season Only Buy on iTunes
17 Hero Pilot 05:13 Season Only Buy on iTunes
18 War Deserter West Point 06:54 Season Only Buy on iTunes
19 Tigers, Elephants and Helicopters 03:12 Season Only Buy on iTunes
20 PBS Previews: The Vietnam War: A Film by 25:00 Free Buy on iTunes

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Reviews

  • No matter what your political persuasion or personal feelings towards the war...

    5
    By Spuds Mothersbaugh
    ...this is the best and most thorough documentary I've seen on The Vietnam War to date, and I've seen a lot of them. I was born in 1968, a turning point in the American war in Vietnam. My family background is more conservative and Republican. This project of course is done by PBS and Ken Burns. They no doubt lean the other way. However, I can say that after watching this I feel they have done their very best to be balanced and include all sides, fairly recording what really happened in Vietnam. If your background or frame of reference is like mine, please don't write this off as liberal revisionist history. That it is not. There is plenty of respect and tribute (as there should be) given to American soldiers who sacrificed everything, including their very lives (more than 58,000 of them). Sufficient attention is also given to both South and North Vietnamese perspectives and sacrifices. As an American, I now teach English and live in Asia, having been to Vietnam multiple times in the last ten years. I think this documentary has the potential to shine a revealing light on this difficult chapter of our shared history with Vietnam. Maybe it could even help heal some of the lasting hurts, or open up new possibilities for the future. Some will say my thoughts are idealistic here. Whatever the case, no matter what your background or opinion on the war may be, this documentary offers something for anyone who cares about history.
  • Amazing, Complex and Sad Story

    5
    By drrjv
    Every American should watch this series. Vietnam was a complex mess and an example of how the French and the United States attempted to decimate a group of people yearning for independence (just like we did when we fought the British!) (PS: I’d suggest watching all the Ken Burns videos. What a wonderful contribution he has made for us)
  • First Episode

    5
    By Bapu(MW)
    Just watched the first episode on PBS. Fantastic. Can't imagine what the next 9 will be! Should be seen by everyone who was affected by this war (I think that's all of us)
  • Amazing Documentary

    5
    By gyropilot
    Another amazing work from Burns and associates. Educational. Detailed. Thrilling. Thought provoking. Depressing. Will we learn from our mistakes?
  • 6 OUT 5 STARS

    5
    By Ryan866
    Every so called DREAMER, LEFT WINGER, and LIBERAL should watch this series. Its a profound look into the Vietnam era. It portays what our young patriotic men and women sacrificed willingly or unwillingly to protect the rignts we have today, which are being plucked away one bit at a time. An outstanding heart wrenching series! BY THE WAY CODERED1980 all 10 episodes are available on the PBSS app!
  • Fascinating and Painfull

    5
    By shanghai jack
    This is a superb telling of a story of deep divisions. Pro and anti war America, Vietnam itself- the the communist north and American backed south, and the divided hearts minds that led and fought the war. Hearing the story from the communist side was eye opening and learning how muddled the strategy for fighting the war was disturbing. For those complaining that only five episodes are available, they are released as they are broadcast. You will get the whole story.
  • Absolutly Fantastic I watched the whole thing in three days.

    5
    By jbowman2112
    I can remember watching film of the war on the evening news as a boy. I have heard a lot of stories growing up from people with all kinds of opinions about what happened then. I watched this series remembering some of the things that I saw then (I was 13 when the war ended) and found out things I never knew. I haven't liked all of the Ken Burns Documentaries but I loved this one. It was done fairly, without taking sides and presented as well as could be in 18 hours the story of Viet Nam; the People, politics, mistakes, heroics and tragedies of the time , unvarnished and straight forward. Well worth the time spent.
  • Breathtaking Documentary

    5
    By JustpeachynDC
    After watching all ten episodes I must say that this documentary took extremely complicated diverse issues and made them into a tangible, thoughtfully produced piece. Not only is this body of work powerful, intriguing and honest, it painstakingly places these incredibly complex events in a comprehensive chronological manner with views from all sides. It truly is a work of art. A masterpiece. It grips you and lingers in your mind long after you’ve watched its final minutes fade into credits.
  • A Veteran's View of The Vietnam War by Burns and Novick

    5
    By Sgt. Michael
    I'm an RVN vet . . . served with the 1st Infantry Division as a combat photographer. I watched the entire series and believe Ken Burns and Lynn Novice got it right. They seemed to concentrate on the experiences of ordinary people both at home and in Vietnam lending acredibility to the raw emotions that accompanied those events. It was more of a human story rather than a pictorial textbook. They compensated things they couldn't get, the smells, the heat, the fear, the rage, the joy, the sadness by allowing those people to tell their stories. The last episode revealed the emotions of those who fought and those who protested quite well and both the initiated and the uninitiated alike a look at the still-present anger and guilt. Paul McCartney's "Let It Be" was a fitting end.
  • Perfection

    5
    By tru3north
    I am soaking in, enjoying and learning from every second of this documentary. It is pure genius.

Reviews

  • Must watch

    5
    By Chuckles McGee
    Informative, shocking, tragic, eye-opening
  • 8 out of 10

    3
    By Jimmywjr
    The first 8 episodes were very interesting in dealing with the French involvement, the US being bogged down in Vietnam. Episode 9 started off becoming a bit too preaching for me and stopped watching it when they trotted out John Kerry.
  • Breathtaking Documentary

    5
    By JustpeachynDC
    After watching all ten episodes I must say that this documentary took extremely complicated diverse issues and made them into a tangible, thoughtfully produced piece. Not only is this body of work powerful, intriguing and honest, it painstakingly places these incredibly complex events in a comprehensive chronological manner with views from all sides. It truly is a work of art. A masterpiece. It grips you and lingers in your mind long after you’ve watched its final minutes fade into credits.
  • Incredible.

    5
    By Ednguido
    Disturbing to watch. The final episode is a wonderful effort to heal.
  • Amazing

    5
    By booblybop
    Halfway through it it is just absolutely phenomenal in content , quality and balance. amazing detail and video footage is never seen before plus clarity about why things happen the way they did and didn’t.
  • Thank you!

    5
    By Chattanooga SnoCone
    Riveting and thought provoking. The music coincided perfectly with the era. I am deeply grateful for those that served and was drawn to tears several times through the program. I feel a deeper connection to that generation now.
  • A Veteran's View of The Vietnam War by Burns and Novick

    5
    By Sgt. Michael
    I'm an RVN vet . . . served with the 1st Infantry Division as a combat photographer. I watched the entire series and believe Ken Burns and Lynn Novice got it right. They seemed to concentrate on the experiences of ordinary people both at home and in Vietnam lending acredibility to the raw emotions that accompanied those events. It was more of a human story rather than a pictorial textbook. They compensated things they couldn't get, the smells, the heat, the fear, the rage, the joy, the sadness by allowing those people to tell their stories. The last episode revealed the emotions of those who fought and those who protested quite well and both the initiated and the uninitiated alike a look at the still-present anger and guilt. Paul McCartney's "Let It Be" was a fitting end.
  • Amazing.

    5
    By LemansFanUSA
    Another amazing series from Ken Burns. Do yourself a favor and watch every moment. Sad but sobering history of our nation.
  • 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    5
    By Kam8888
    This is a great series!
  • 6 OUT 5 STARS

    5
    By Ryan866
    Every so called DREAMER, LEFT WINGER, and LIBERAL should watch this series. Its a profound look into the Vietnam era. It portays what our young patriotic men and women sacrificed willingly or unwillingly to protect the rignts we have today, which are being plucked away one bit at a time. An outstanding heart wrenching series! BY THE WAY CODERED1980 all 10 episodes are available on the PBSS app!

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