Black Hawk Down

Hartnett, Josh

SKU: 043396150232

UPC 043396150232
Release Date 2006-11-14
Studio Sony Pictures Home
Discs 1
Length 144
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis On October 3, 1993, Army Rangers and members of the elite Delta Force participated in a covert operation in Mogadishu, Somalia that went horribly wrong. Sent to abduct two lieutenants of a vicious Somali warlord, the soldiers found themselves surrounded by hostile militia. Two Black Hawk helicopters were shot down and many men lost their lives. Mark Bowden of the Philadelphia Inquirer told the story of the battle in his exhaustively researched, critically acclaimed book, BLACK HAWK DOWN, and filmmaker Ridley Scott (GLADIATOR) and screenwriter Ken Nolan have done an amazing job of bringing the dramatic story to the screen. Like Bowden's book, the film does not thoroughly examine the context of the conflict, but gives a detailed and intense blow-by-blow account of the fighting. The outstanding ensemble cast includes Josh Hartnett as a competent but nervous Ranger sergeant leading his first mission, Ewan McGregor as a desk jockey who excels when sent into combat, Eric Bana (THE INCREDIBLE HULK) as a cocky and enigmatic Delta, and Ron Eldard as a downed Black Hawk pilot. The violence of the film is brutal and nearly constant. Scott unflinchingly captures the chaos and mayhem of battle with tremendous visual finesse....There may be no working director more accomplished at wringing texture out of the color blue than the prodigious and now prolific Mr. Scott......BLACK HAWK's knockout photography, editing and sound are all state of the art......A personal best for producer Jerry Bruckheimer, a triumph for Scott and a war film of prodigious power. You will be shaken......[The] images have a raw, vital quality that heightens the urgent, you-are-there quality of the action, and all the equipment, effects and military-related details are superb......[Made] with immense technical skill and spectacular photography......Well-made...Theatrical Release: DECEMBER 28, 2001 (NY/LA) JANUARY 18, 2002 (EXPANDS)...Gripping, incisive....An attempt to record as accurately as possible what it was like to be under fire on that mission...3 stars out of 5 -- [T]he aerial photography of Black Hawks sweeping across the coastline is stunning....Technically the film is excellent...
Cast Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer)
Hans Zimmer (Composer)
Branko Lustig (Executive Producer)
Mark Bowden (Source Writer)
Josh Hartnett (Star)
Ioan Gruffudd (Star)
Ewan McGregor (Star)
Tom Sizemore (Star)
Charlie Hofheimer (Star)
Ken Nolan (Screenwriter)
Chad Oman (Executive Producer)
Kim Coates (Star)
Sam Shepard (Star)
Jeremy Piven (Star)
Tom Guiry (Star)
Jason Isaacs (Star)
Danny Hoch (Star)
Arthur Max (Production Designer)
Pietro Scalia (Editor)
Mike Stenson (Executive Producer)
Richard Tyson (Star)
Gabriel Casseus (Star)
Enrique Murciano (Star)
Brendan Sexton (Star)
Carmine Giovinazzo (Star)
Hugh Dancy (Star)
David Murphy (Costume Designer)
Neil Corbould (Special Effects)
Ridley Scott (Director)
Simon West (Executive Producer)
William Fichtner (Star)
Eric Bana (Star)
Ron Eldard (Star)
Brian Van Holt (Star)
Ewen Bremner (Star)
Slawomir Idziak (Director of Photography)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Full Frame - 1.33
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure
Attribute Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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