BLACK HAWK DOWN
Black Hawk Down drops you into a crowded marketplace in the heart of Mogadishu, Somalia with the U.S. Special Forces-and puts you in the middle of the most intense firefight American soldiers have fought since the Vietnam War. Late in the afternoon of Sunday, October 3, 1993, the soldiers of Task Force Ranger were sent on a mission to capture two top lieutenants of a renegade warlord and return to base. It was supposed to take them about an hour. Instead, they were pinned down through a long and terrible night in a hostile city, locked in a desperate struggle to kill or be killed. When the unit was finally rescued the following morning, eighteen American soldiers were dead and dozens more badly injured. The Somali toll was far worse: more than five hundred killed and over a thousand wounded.
CASUALTIES OF WAR
Hailed by critics as a masterpiece, Casualties of War is based on the true story of soldiers caught in the moral quagmire of wartime Vietnam. Witness to a vile crime, Private Eriksson (Michael J. Fox from Back to the Future, TV's Spin City) is forced to stand alone against his fellow soldiers and commanding officer Sergeant Meserve (Sean Penn from Dead Man Walking, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), a powerful and charismatic man pushed over the edge of barbarism by the terror and brutality of combat. With sweeping scope, action and raw power, master filmmaker Brian De Palma (The Untouchables, Scarface) creates a devastating and unforgettable tale of one man's quest for sanity and justice amidst the chaos of war.
TEARS OF THE SUN
A career soldier is forced to chose between following orders and saving lives in this intense action/thriller "that grabs you and won't let go". Bruce Willis is in top form as Lt. A.K. Waters, a veteran Navy S.E.A.L. who is sent with his elite team into troubled central Africa to escort Dr. Lena Kendricks (Monica Bellucci from The Matrix: Reloaded) to safety. But when Kendricks refuses to leave without the refugees under her care, Waters is faced with a dangerous new mission - getting his team and the refugees out of a country that could erupt into war at any time. An unflinching account of heroism in the face of overwhelming odds, Tears of the Sun is an A-class movie event from the director of Training Day that you should not miss.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.