July 5th, 2011: The Steel Helmet


What It’s About: A ragtag group of stragglers gathers at an abandoned Buddhist Temple to fight off a Communist attack during the Korean War.

Why Watch it Today?: The first major U.S. action in the Korean War occurred today in 1950.    Steel Helmet is cult writer/director Samuel Fuller’s take on the war and the changing nature of America’s fighting forces.

Where to Get It:  Netflix (rental), or Amazon

A short clip:

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