Combat Camera Veteran Launches History Website, Real Military Flix: New Site Showcases Rare Military Movie Archive with Films from WWI to Present Day

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RealFlix Media LLC today announced the upcoming launch of http://www.RealMilitaryFlix.com, the world's largest online military history film website with over 1,800 titles. Premiering February 1st, RealMilitaryFlix.com spotlights original productions made by the military for documentary, training and propaganda purposes including World War I, World War II Allied and World War II Axis power films. The site will launch with about 500 films and roll out new ones every week. Many of the movies, such as the secret agent training films, were once top-secret but have since been de-classified.

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I would notice how engrossed our show producers would become when they started viewing these movies. They were usually just scanning for one or two shots to edit, but would wind up watching the entire film.

    The site was conceived by veteran television producer John Corry, a former Combat Camera Officer in the US Air Force. Corry left the service in 1990 to produce commercial television. "We began collecting these films for military history documentaries," Corry said. "I would notice how engrossed our show producers would become when they started viewing these movies. They were usually just scanning for one or two shots to edit, but would wind up watching the entire film."

With the permission of the US Department of Defense, Corry was able to collect hundreds of films and videos during the production of classic TV shows such as Weapons at War with George C. Scott, Sworn to Secrecy with Charlton Heston, and the first all-color WWII series The Color of War with Peter Coyote.

The RealMilitaryFlix.com library spans from the Wright Brothers' first flight to new videos from Iraq and Afghanistan. It also features captured Vietcong, German, Japanese and Italian military films. The site also features up-to-the-minute military headlines, games and forums for members to discuss the films and other military history topics. The subscription-based site is discounted for US military veterans and retirees.

In association with http://www.MilitaryConnection.com, RealMilitaryFlix will run special promotions to donate to charities that assist servicemen and women returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The website officially launches February 1st at http://www.RealMilitaryFlix.com.

Media Notes:

The site will be opened from January 30 - 31 only to members of the media for review.

For its Opening Weekend, visitors can opt-in for a free 3-Day pass to some of the best films on the site - from February 1-3.

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