HURT LOCKER - The Hurt Locker is out on DVD in the US TODAY!!!!!

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    HURT LOCKER - The Hurt Locker is out on DVD in the US TODAY!!!!!

    Post by nkomo on Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:17 am

    Just a reminder for our OIF collectors and historians....The Hurt Locker is out on DVD today. I just bought my copy a few minutes ago and will post a review of it later.


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    Post by nkomo on Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:20 am

    Rated: R [See Full Rating] for war violence and language.

    Runtime: 2 hrs 11 mins

    Genre: Action/Adventure
    Theatrical Release:Jun 26, 2009 Limited

    Box Office: $12,402,612
    Synopsis: The Hurt Locker is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military’s most unrecognized heroes: the technicians of the bomb squad, who volunteer to challenge the odds and... The Hurt Locker is a riveting, suspenseful portrait of the courage under fire of the military’s most unrecognized heroes: the technicians of the bomb squad, who volunteer to challenge the odds and save lives in one of the world’s most dangerous places. Three members of the Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad battle insurgents and each other as they seek out and disarm a wave of roadside bombs on the streets of Baghdad -- in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike. Their mission is clear - protect and save - but it’s anything but easy, for the margin of error on a war-zone bomb is zero. A thrilling and heart-thumping look at the effects of combat and danger on the human psyche, The Hurt Lockeris based on the first-hand observations of journalist and screenwriter Mark Boal, who was embedded with a special bomb unit in Iraq.

    Visionary director Kathryn Bigelow brings together groundbreaking realistic action and intimate human drama in a gripping film starring Jeremy Renner (Dahmer, The Assassination of Jesse James), Anthony Mackie (Half Nelson, We Are Marshall) and Brian Geraghty (We Are Marshall, Jarhead), with cameo appearances by Ralph Fiennes (The Reader), David Morse (“John Adams”), Evangeline Lilly (“Lost”) and Guy Pearce (Memento). The Hurt Locker is produced by Kathryn Bigelow, Mark Boal, Greg Shapiro and Nicolas Chartier. The screenplay is written by Mark Boal (In the Valley of Elah, story). Barry Ackroyd, BSC (United 93, The Wind That Shakes the Barley) is director of photography. Production designer is Karl Juliusson (K19: The Widowmaker, Breaking the Waves). Editors are Bob Murawski (Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3) and Chris Innis. Costume designer is George Little (Jarhead, Crimson Tide). Music is by Academy Award Nominee Marco Beltrami and Buck Sanders (3:10 to Yuma), and sound design by Academy Award Nominee Paul N.J. Ottosson (Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man 3).

    In the summer of 2004, Sergeant J.T. Sanborn (Anthony Mackie) and Specialist Owen Eldridge (Brian Geraghty) of Bravo Company are at the volatile center of the war, part of a small counterforce specifically trained to handle the homemade bombs, or Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), that account for more than half of American hostile deaths and have killed thousands of Iraqis. A high-pressure, high-stakes assignment, the job leaves no room for mistakes, as they learn when they lose their team leader on a mission.

    When Staff Sergeant William James (Jeremy Renner) takes over the team, Sanborn and Eldridge are shocked by what seems like his reckless disregard for military protocol and basic safety measures. And yet, in the fog of war, appearances are never reliable for long. Is James really a swaggering cowboy who lives for peak experiences and the moments when the margin of error is zero or is he a consummate professional who has honed his esoteric craft to high-wire precision? As the fiery chaos of Baghdad swirls around them, the men struggle to understand and contain their new leader long enough for them to make it home. They have only 38 days left in their tour of Iraq, but with each new mission comes another deadly encounter, and as James blurs the line between bravery and bravado, it seems only a matter of time before disaster will strike.

    With a visual and emotional intensity that makes audiences feel like they have been transported to Iraq¹s dizzying, 24-hour turmoil, The Hurt Locker is both a tense portrayal of real-life sacrifice and heroism, and a probing look at the soul-numbing rigors and potent allure of the modern battlefield. --© Summit Entertainment


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    Re: HURT LOCKER - The Hurt Locker is out on DVD in the US TODAY!!!!!

    Post by filupe on Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:54 am

    It's a good, tense movie there's no doubt about that, but some sapper mates of mine who have seen it say some of the techniques utilized are purely for Hollywood dramatic effect ...

    For me one of the most poignant moments is seeing the DEROS (return date) countdown, then he re-deploys and it's back up to 365 again ...

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    Post by nkomo on Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:21 pm

    Very good movie. However, it supposedly took place in the Summer of 2004. In my estimation......the soldiers should have been wearing DCU's. Everyone was wearing ACU's.


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    Post by bond007a1 on Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:35 pm

    ooops... lol!

    I have never even heard of this movie....and Arch give me a call, we gotta discuss the other board... affraid


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    Post by nkomo on Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:27 pm

    I just went back up to my Wal-Mart and they apparently sold out all their copies of The Hurt Locker. Didn't think it was going to be such a popular movie.


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    Post by bond007a1 on Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:40 pm

    that SUCKS!!! I was going there tomorrow to get one.... No


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    Post by Camo_fiend on Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:49 am

    I skipped your review section because I want to see it for myself. lol!
    It looked really good from the trailers I'd seen, though.


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