Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got His Gun was released on DVD this week finally after being hard to find in the USA since its release in 1971.
The DVD is awesome, with tons of special features including the documentary Dalton Trumbo-Rebel in Hollywood, interview with Timothy Bottoms, behind the scene's footage, Metallica's music video from the late 80's for the song "One" featuring tons of scene's from the movie, vintage article (1971) from American Cinematographer, commentary and original trailer. It also comes with an 18" by 21" replica of the original movie poster which is really, really cool.
This intensely anti-war movie is based on the novel by Dalton Trumbo and has been controversial from the first day the book hit the streets.
The movie is about a WWI recruit that loses his arms, legs, ability to talk or communicate and so much more. Featuring flash backs of his life through dreams, we see what life was like for this soldier before the war cost him everything. It also deals with doctors in the war doing experiments on patients. the movie is haunting, sometimes painful to watch and extremely important.