Giveaway: WWII in HD to Honor Our Vets on Veteran’s Day!

Posted in: Contests by Gino Sassani on November 11th, 2011

Gino Sassani

Gino Sassani is a member of the Southeastern Film Critic's Association (SEFCA) and The Critics Association of Central Florida (CACF). He is a film and television critic based in Tampa, Florida. He's also the Senior Editor here at Upcomingdiscs. Gino started reviewing films in the early 1990's as a segment of his local television show Focus. He's an award-winning recording artist for Omega Records. Gino is currently working on his 8th album Merchants & Mercenaries. Gino took over Upcomingdiscs Dec 1, 2008. He works out of a home theater he calls The Reel World. Favorite films: The Godfather, The Godfather Part II, The Body Snatcher (Val Lewton film with Karloff and Lugosi, not the pod people film), Unforgiven, Gladiator, The Lion King, Jaws, Son Of Frankenstein, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly, and Monsters, Inc.


  1. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    11/12/2011 @ 9:01 pm

    I have not served but my grandfather did in WW2 as documentator/photography

  2. Jeff Camera
    11/14/2011 @ 4:36 pm

    My late father served in Vietnam as a Naval officer.

  3. Nina bergeron
    11/16/2011 @ 5:11 pm

    my grandfather served

  4. Ben S
    11/16/2011 @ 7:38 pm

    My late father escaped Vienna and joined the British army in WWII. He later joined the Israeli army and fought in the war of independence. He rarely talked about his war experiences (once he said he saved three French airmen from a burning plane), and he had a war scar on his leg (which he never talked about), so there is a lot that I don’t know (and will sadly never know). Certainly, it had a profound affect on him, and he taught me to always respect those in the military and thank them for their service.

  5. Daniel M
    11/17/2011 @ 11:01 pm

    my dad was in korea and he would really like this one i bet

  6. CLC
    11/21/2011 @ 12:01 am

    My 94 year old grandpa served in France and Belgium and we are grateful that he survived his injuries and made it home to be with us.

  7. Justin W.
    11/28/2011 @ 12:15 pm

    I have served all over this great country, and even went to Qatar

  8. Diane
    11/28/2011 @ 2:07 pm

    My grandfather was killed in action during an attack on Vimy Ridge, 1917.

  9. gary
    12/02/2011 @ 8:13 am

    I have served in Okinawa which is neet because my grandfather served in the Navy in the Pacific Region.

  10. sunny
    12/07/2011 @ 11:18 pm

    my great uncles served during world war 2 and were both killed in action.

  11. Jason Olsen
    12/08/2011 @ 9:30 am

    My great grandfather fought with the Norwegian Resistance during Wolrd War 2. Have heard many stories over the years on the sabotoouge that they did.

  12. Julie
    12/08/2011 @ 11:25 pm

    My husband’s grandfather was injured in WWII. My husband loves watching War documentaries and will love to share the stories of his grandfather with our son when he’s old enough to understand

  13. Nancy
    12/10/2011 @ 5:27 am

    My uncle was in Vietnam.

  14. Katherine Williams
    12/10/2011 @ 8:40 am

    My Grandfather served Canada in WWII as a messenger, driving a Harley. He must have seen some awful things because I never heard him speak about his war experiences. My Dad and I both enjoy watching true stories about WWII and learning about what happened during that terrible time.

  15. Anne Derkat
    12/10/2011 @ 6:49 pm

    My uncle was wounded in the 2nd WW

  16. Judy Williams
    12/10/2011 @ 8:45 pm

    My husband volunteered as a Canadian, serving two tours in Vietnam with the American Navy on an aircraft carrier on the Flight Deck and as helcopter rescue. His late father was with the RAF in WWII and my late grandfather was with the Canadian Army in WWI

  17. David
    12/11/2011 @ 12:48 am

    I was in the army.

  18. Patty Haynes
    12/11/2011 @ 2:26 am

    My cousin served in Desert Storm, and my uncle served in Vietnam. Neither would really talk about it, but we are so proud of them!