Lone Survivor

Wahlberg, Mark

SKU: 025192175893

UPC 025192175893
Release Date 2014-06-03
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 2
Length 122
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Like the best war films, LONE SURVIVOR laces action with moral questions that haunt and provoke.[With] impressive physical filmmaking....Director Peter Berg delivers his most serious-minded work to date with LONE SURVIVOR, a scorching, often unbearably brutal account of a June 2005 military mission that claimed the lives of 19 U.S. soldiers...Peter Berg's screen version of Marcus Luttrell's book is remarkably good at dramatizing the notorious 2005 Navy SEAL operation that went horrifically bad.Berg has a knack for capturing men at work; his depiction of special-ops maneuvering -- of silently casing the enemy base, of planning the attack -- is as compelling as the chaotic violence he orchestrates later. -- Grade: B-Captured in uncompromising detail by director of photography Tobias Schliessler, this movie is not for the faint of heart.3 stars out of 4 -- Brutal, unrelenting and ultimately moving....[A] true story of a botched Navy SEAL raid in Afghanistan...[A] combat movie with the spare, clean contours of an old Western, as attuned to ethical questions as it is to gunplay and hot pursuit.LONE SURVIVOR burns with the fever of a passion project. Writer-director Peter Berg's gratitude to United States servicemen for all their sacrifice comes through viscerally, from first frame to last...Berg has made a powerful film and an important reminder of what really happens when we send men and women off to war.Berg delivers one of the most shocking, gruesome and devastating depictions of war ever put on film.3 stars out of 5 -- [I]f you need reminding that 'war is hell', Berg serves it with unstinting first-person ferocity.Based on a true story, director Peter Berg's LONE SURVIVOR stars Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster, and Emile Hirsch as four Navy SEALs whose sensitive mission into the Afghan mountains is unexpectedly compromised, leading to a fierce skirmish with a small army of Taliban soldiers. The year is 2005. In the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks, the War in Afghanistan is well under way when military intelligence learns that a senior Taliban member is hiding out in a remote village deep in the Hindu Kush mountains of the Kunar Province. Convinced that his capture or killing could turn the tide of the difficult war in favor of the United States, the Navy SEALs hatch Operation Red Wings. The goal is simple -- send a select team of soldiers to stake out the village from the surrounding mountains, and move on their target when the time is right. Under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy (Kitsch), Marcus Luttrell (Wahlberg), Matt Axelson (Foster), and Danny Dietz (Hirsch) reach their checkpoint, and quickly realize that another nearby hill will provide a better vantage spot. Shortly after arriving at that new location and getting a positive ID on their target, however, the soldiers are caught off guard by three wandering shepherds, including a young boy. Ultimately, a heated vote over what to do with the captured shepherds leads Lt. Murphy to decide that the best course of action is to abide by the rules of engagement, meaning that the soldiers will abort the mission, release the captives, and retreat to their extraction point. Shortly after the shepherds are set free, however, the four SEALs find themselves surrounded by dozens of Taliban soldiers, and engaged in a fierce gunfight that -- with the aid of some truly brave villagers -- only one of them will make it out of.
Cast Peter Berg (Director)
Peter Berg (Screenwriter)
Gregory Nicotero (Special Makeup Effects)
Howard Berger (Special Makeup Effects)
Industrial Light and Magic (Animation)
Industrial Light and Magic (Visual Effects Designer)
Bruno vanZeebroeck (Special Effects Supervisor)
Louis G. Friedman (Production Manager/UPM)
Ronald R. Reiss (Set Decorator)
Eric Heffron (Assistant Director)
Dino Parks (Director of Photography)
Beau Borders (Sound Re-Recording)
Andy Koyama (Sound Re-Recording)
Steve Jablonsky (Composer)
Explosions in the Sky (Music Performer)
Explosions in the Sky (Composer)
Kevin Scott (Stunt Coordinator)
KNB EFX Inc. (Special Makeup Effects)
Bryan Snodgrass (Assistant Director)
Marcus Luttrell (Source Writer)
Tobias A. Schliesser (Director of Photography)
Image Engine (Visual Effects Designer)
Patrick Robinson (Source Writer)
Cristina Falcon (Animation)
Mark Wahlberg (Star)
Eric Bana (Star)
Emile Hirsch (Star)
Danny Arroyo (Co-Star)
Ben Foster (Star)
David Shepard (Co-Star)
Peter Bici (Co-Star)
Yusef Azami (Co-Star)
Josh Berry (Co-Star)
Jerry Ferrara (Co-Star)
Ali Suliman (Co-Star)
Taylor Kitsch (Star)
Alexander Ludwig (Co-Star)
Paul Craig (Co-Star)
Michael Herrmann (Co-Star)
Sammy Sheik (Co-Star)
Scott Elrod (Co-Star)
Eric Steinig (Co-Star)
Justin Tade (Co-Star)
Brian Call (Co-Star)
Rohan Chand (Co-Star)
Henry Penzi (Co-Star)
Rich Ting (Co-Star)
Dan Bilzerian (Co-Star)
Rick Vargas (Co-Star)
Gregory Rockwood (Co-Star)
Ryan Kay (Co-Star)
Patrick Griffin (Co-Star)
Sterling Jones (Co-Star)
Jason Riggins (Co-Star)
Nicholas Patel (Co-Star)
Zarin Rahimi (Co-Star)
Anthony McKenzie (Co-Star)
Ishmael Antonio (Co-Star)
Samuel J. Cloud (Co-Star)
Robert Loerke (Co-Star)
Kurt Carlson (Co-Star)
Daniel Fulcoly (Co-Star)
Zabiullah Mirzai (Co-Star)
John Hocker (Co-Star)
Robert Doudell (Co-Star)
Edmund Blanchet (Co-Star)
Jim Cusic (Co-Star)
Matthew Page (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Blu-ray exclusives: Recreating the firefight Learning the basics Will of the warrior The Pashtun code of life Additional features: Bringing the story to light The fallen heroes of Operation Red Wings Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish DTS - English, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, Spanish Subtitles - English, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.20000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama
Attribute DVD Included,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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