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Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Jul 05, 2013 4:49 pm

Good Morning.
Finally found a copy of this film and am looking forward to viewing it this weekend. The Tiger on the cover looks like a KV with the expected sheet metal mods and turret (along the lines of the ones in Kelly's Heroes where I believe that t-34's were used). The real treat will be seeing all of the authentic Soviet Great Patriotic War armor in use. The storyline is intriguing as well. A single Tiger tank used as an antagonist for an entire film. *rubs hands together* ;o)
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Postby EddyK » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:10 pm

There's no Tiger in this movie. They really used, I think, KV-1 instead. But it seems, that there were made an replica of Tiger for this movie:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wlv6iuLT6-s
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Postby PainlessWolf » Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:39 pm

Good Afternoon,
That's a great looking replica! It is sad that it will not be in the film. Hopefully it can be used for a future project that we can enjoy.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:31 pm

Good Morning,
Dragooned the Mate into sitting down and watching this with me this Friday Night past. The filmmakers managed to make a movie already rife with excellent Soviet depictions of the horrors of war even creepier by adding a "dead" and crew less Tiger1 and an undead Soviet Tank commander who spend the film squaring off against each other. The lend lease armor shown in a lot of the scenes as well as the german armor used and shown destroyed will make this a very interesting watch from an armor buff's P.O.V. They easily make up for the cobbled together Tiger, some of the over loud sound effects and the film sort of winding down before the end. Perhaps we are being set up for a sequel using that excellent Tiger1 replica that they never got to use in this one.
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Postby Markocaster » Wed Aug 06, 2014 8:50 am

Got it off amazon, it's not a bad film, some cool tank action, however the tiger is terrible! It's a shame they didn't use the nice one they were building.
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Postby SovereignZuul » Thu Aug 07, 2014 4:44 pm

I heard that the Tiger replica wasn't ready in time for the filming, so they build a fake tiger on an Iosef Stalin mk2 chassis. The first movie posters for it had an early style Tiger with some minor alterations on it. Later posters came out with the one in the movie on it. The replica is a late production Tiger I think, but had the early style wheels still.

A good number of the tanks were replicas in the film. The PZIV was on a T-54 chassis and some of the lend lease tanks were replicas, the M3 was I think, can't remember what else.

I really enjoyed the movie, there was a large collection of armor, ISU-152, BT-7, PZIV, Matilda, M3 Lee, SU-100, IS-2 and even some ZIS and PAK guns and of course the T-34s. Lots of accurate uniforms and weapons too. The maturity of the combat was nice to, a lot of "war" movies dumb it down. The combat was brutal and watching the "villain" Tiger fighting was ghostly and terrifying.

As far as tank movies go this is one of the best imo. The Tiger looks ridiculous and that's my only complaint.

The popular tank game, World of Tanks ran a promo event for the movie in which 15 T-34-85's fought a single White Porsche Tiger super buffed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VRltIMqcm8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23HXPAZLWdU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhAlx3RKdqQ
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Postby plato83 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 9:32 am

Afternoon White Super Power,
Bus Riders told me you were tickled pink to be out and about in a real bus and a Leyland at that - great to see.

Kind Regards Punchbowl Tiger Cub

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Postby HERMAN BIX » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:48 pm

plato83 wrote:Afternoon White Super Power,
Bus Riders told me you were tickled pink to be out and about in a real bus and a Leyland at that - great to see.

Kind Regards Punchbowl Tiger Cub


EH ?
Google translate doesn't work on a "DaVinci" code mate ? :wtf:
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Postby The Tank Man » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:25 pm

plato83 wrote:Afternoon White Super Power,
Bus Riders told me you were tickled pink to be out and about in a real bus and a Leyland at that - great to see.

Kind Regards Punchbowl Tiger Cub



??????????? :crazy:
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Postby mike1268 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 10:16 am

Watched this on your recomendation. Some nice Tank porn. They justify the odd looking Tiger by saying its a prototype, which makes it a little better when you see it. Well worth a watch :)
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Postby gustavholz » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:05 am

Its a shame the replica wasn't ready in time, nevertheless I enjoyed the film.
Its available in full on Youtube with English subtitles.
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Postby HERMAN BIX » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:33 am

I only saw this recently as well.
Tiger aside (its not easy to whip up a tiger 1 ) it was great. No real explanation offered for the White Tiger driving into a swamp, then reappearing, and the driver then doing the "David Copperfield" in his tank at the very end lost me a lot.
But the over all use of armour and the effort to put it all together was S-t hot.

Between Private Ryan and the drivers vision port open to a Thompson SMG, and the White Tiger that can swim in a swamp, these things STILL, after all these years, carry the stigma and legendary fame that we can only imagine must have been terrifying to any of its enemies.

1400 Tigers - 50 thousand Shermans, and the ocean of T-series...................luckily. :eh:
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:47 am

PainlessWolf wrote:Good Morning.
Finally found a copy of this film and am looking forward to viewing it this weekend. The Tiger on the cover looks like a KV with the expected sheet metal mods and turret (along the lines of the ones in Kelly's Heroes where I believe that t-34's were used). The real treat will be seeing all of the authentic Soviet Great Patriotic War armor in use. The storyline is intriguing as well. A single Tiger tank used as an antagonist for an entire film. *rubs hands together* ;o)
Regards,
Painless

Glad to see you back in circulation, Painless, and trust that the new tank range is coming on well. Maybe you'll have room enough now for your own replica 1/1 Tiger 1 :D The one in this Russian video looks pretty good to me, for a backstreet garage job. Not sure whether this has been booked for film work, but looks the part:
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..and I've just ordered the movie from Amazon, for a spot of critic's 'rubbernecking'..and fun.
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Postby PainlessWolf » Mon Apr 04, 2016 3:26 pm

Good morning, 43rd,
Main system is not back up yet due to Delivery idiocy from a major U.S. furniture house (no new desks) and we are just sitting down to meetings with the firm that will be building our new house. On the positive side, the Office is livable for the time being and I am clearing out the room that will be my tank 'shop' so the fun is winding up to a fresh start. ;o). You should enjoy 'White Tiger' once you look past the cobbled together antagonist machine to see and enjoy all of the authentic armor used.
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Postby wibblywobbly » Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:37 pm

Just watched this, its on You Tube. Quite an interesting movie, the Russians are good at the subtle horrors of war thing, and this is no exception. The 'Tiger' isn't so much a Tiger as a representation of war itself. I won't spoil the ending for anyone, but it is unexpected, and very philosophical.

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Postby Captain Hilts » Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:27 pm

pretty dull in IMO ,crap Tiger . 'Battle for Moscow' aka 'Panfilov's 28'... much better,
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