One of the television's most popular series, the groundbreaking COMBAT offers a gritty, unflinching look at American soldiers battling in Europe during World War II, confronting imposing odds and demonstrating remarkable levels of ingenuity and courage. Vic Morrow and Rick Jason head a stellar cast in the longest-running war series in history, featuring an incomparable list of guest stars from Hollywood's Golden Age as well as top directorial talent including Richard Donner and Robert Altman.
Vic Morrow and Rick Jason return to the trenches as Sgt. Chip Sanders and Lt. Gil Hanley in season two of television's acclaimed World War II series. Told against the savage backdrop of European battlegrounds, COMBAT! follows a group of American soldiers as they face challenges and extremely daunting odds, with the men displaying bravery and loyalty to one another among the most trying situations. Helping to launch the careers of directors Robert Altman and Richard Donner, the 1960s series looks frankly at the moral struggles of American soldiers in a world ravaged by war. Season Two features special guest stars: Warren Oates, Richard Anderson, Beau Bridges, Joseph Campanella, Ted Knight, Albert Paulsen, and Richard Jaeckel.
Combat!, followed a frontline American infantry squad as they battled their way across Europe. With mud-splattered realism, the show offered character studies of men striving to maintain their own humanity in the midst of a world torn by war.
Sgt. Saunders (Vic Morrow), Lt. Gil Hanley (Rick Jason) and the rest of the soldiers of King Company endure the harsh realities of World War II in Season 4 of the groundbreaking 1960s series. In this set, Hanley escapes a German POW camp with help from fellow prisoners, and Saunders must try to reach safety after being deafened by a grenade. Also in Season 4 Kirby has a personal vendetta against an SS colonel, the company faces a daunting mission to destroy two bunkers, and a wounded German soldier vows to kill all of Saunders's men one by one. Guest stars include Fernando Lamas and Leonard Nimoy. Extras include commentary, outtakes and more.
In this fifth season of the long-running series -- the only season filmed in Technicolor -- Lts. Gil Hanley (Rick Jason) and Chip Saunders (Vic Morrow) continue to fight for survival in the trenches as World War II rages on. This collection from the first half of the season captures the men as they struggle to keep their humor and humanity in a brutal world. Bill Bixby, Robert Duvall and Telly Savalas co-star.
In the second half of the long-running series' fifth season -- the only one filmed in Technicolor -- Lts. Gil Hanley (Rick Jason) and Chip Saunders (Vic Morrow) try to protect the rest of the platoon during World War II and keep their spirits up at the same time. Luminaries such as Robert De Niro, Robert Duvall, Gavin MacLeod and Tom Skerritt make appearances in these episodes that grapple with issues of life, death, hope and failure.