Black Hawk Down [Blu-ray]
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Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down conveys the raw, chaotic urgency of ground-force battle in a worst-case scenario. With exacting detail, the film re-creates the American siege of the Somalian city of Mogadishu in October 1993, when a 45-minute mission turned into a 16-hour ordeal of bloody urban warfare. Helicopter-borne U.S. Rangers were assigned to capture key lieutenants of Somali warlord Muhammad Farrah Aidid, but when two Black Hawk choppers were felled by rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S. soldiers were forced to fend for themselves in the battle-torn streets of Mogadishu, attacked from all sides by armed Aidid supporters. Based on author Mark Bowden's bestselling account of the battle, Scott's riveting, action-packed film follows a sharp ensemble cast in some of the most authentic battle sequences ever filmed. The loss of 18 soldiers turned American opinion against further involvement in Somalia, but Black Hawk Down makes it clear that the men involved were undeniably heroic. --Jeff Shannon

Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down conveys the raw, chaotic urgency of ground-force battle in a worst-case scenario. With exacting detail, the film re-creates the American siege of the Somalian city of Mogadishu in October 1993, when a 45-minute mission turned into a 16-hour ordeal of bloody urban warfare. Helicopter-borne U.S. Rangers were assigned to capture key lieutenants of Somali warlord Muhammad Farrah Aidid, but when two Black Hawk choppers were felled by rocket-propelled grenades, the U.S. soldiers were forced to fend for themselves in the battle-torn streets of Mogadishu, attacked from all sides by armed Aidid supporters. Based on author Mark Bowden's bestselling account of the battle, Scott's riveting, action-packed film follows a sharp ensemble cast in some of the most authentic battle sequences ever filmed. The loss of 18 soldiers turned American opinion against further involvement in Somalia, but Black Hawk Down makes it clear that the men involved were undeniably heroic. --Jeff Shannon


Customer Reviews:

  • Amazing Movie. So So Blu Ray
    This movie is a classic, but the Blu Ray isn't necessarily so. Its only a mild improvement over the SD version. If you already own the SD version, I might recommend you not upgrade, unless you find a good deal. ...more info
  • Where Are the Dead Somalis?
    This is a well made film with compelling visuals shot in Africa, very good sound effects that depict the deadly noises of combat and a tight storyline.

    The film, like the book, fails to depict the numbers of Somalis killed in the fighting. Large numbers of Somali civilians died in the US v. Aidid militia combat. Aidid's militia wore no uniforms and mingled amidst civilians, but massive US firepower did kill many innocents.

    The gruesome dragging of dead US servicemen received and continues to receive attention but the dead Somalis are basically invisible. Ridley Scott does present a few scenes of Somali suffering, such as the opening shot where starving villagers are shot up by a Technical .50 Cal, a young boy accidentally zaps his gun wielding father and a Somali man cradling a dead child walks by a retreating US HummVee.

    A famous war cameraman, whose name I can't remember, stated in interviews that huge numbers of Somali elders and children perished under US air strikes and that led to the murder of an American cameraman....more info
  • never received it
    we reall liked this movie, and my sons platoon had asked me to pick it up if I ran across it and I did look for it in the stores but couldn't find it so decided to order it from Amazon. Well I never received the movie or even a response to the note that I had written to the Sellers. So I wasn't happy with this one....more info
  • Don't waste your money.
    While this is a great movie the Blu Ray version is hardly a step up from regular DVD. If you already own the DVD I wouldn't waste your money "upgrading". I actually wish I could take it back....more info
  • amazing movie about some amazing heroes
    This is one of my favorite movies about some true heroes. The soldiers in this movie were truly inspiring and will never be forgotten....more info
  • Excellent Blu-Ray Transfer. One of the best.
    I have about twenty blu-ray titles now and I have to say that this particular transfer has got to be the best that I've seen. Super clear, super sharp. You can see the specks of individual dust particles in the streets, the pores in the character's faces, beads of sweat on skin before it gets big enough to role down... It was like I was looking through a 46-inch window into a live action scene!

    The quality of the transfer from film to blu-ray in this movie will show you the power of 1080p in all it's stunning glory and make you a believer.

    And oh, the movie isn't too bad either... ;)...more info
  • Very good movie
    As the commentator who knows how to assess evidence of war films (and narratives: cf. Listmania on my list "Vietnam War"), modern (ie from the Vietnam War) and ancient (World War II ), I loved this film.

    The territory of the conflict that is still relevant to tribal rivalries against the backdrop of Islamism and corruption. The UN mandate in Somalia has unfortunately not changed the situation.

    The deployment of American forces is typical of those used in current conflicts (Iraq for example) with this spirit of superiority owned by the youth: little culture, a humanistic vision and invincibility. This vision will be shocked.

    The solidarity of brothers in arms is clear and honor is given to the two Delta Group NCOs Master Sgt. Gary Ivan Gordon and Sgt. First Class Randy Shughart ( see who sacrificed their lives to save a helicopter pilot wounded. They received the Medal of Honor by the US Congress.

    Very good movie....more info
  • Black Hawk Down
    Riveting, horrifying, nonstop action. Painted a too real picture that made sleeping the next evening difficult....more info
  • Black Hawk Down is Reality
    For years, I've been encouraged to watch the movie "Black Hawk Down", because of my interest in Machiavellian "realpolitics." Essentially, the debacle of the mission was highlighted as representative of failed communications. It was seen as one more example of Washington getting it all wrong in military logistics. But, the overriding mesage is that the mission is covert and Washington isn't supposed to know about it. If the President or leading congressmen were questioned, they would naturally deny, deny, deny...

    One naturally sides with the courage and bravery of the soldiers who fight for a higher calling. But, based on the reality of the world, today's enemies are tomorrow's friends. This isn't suggested in the movie, but it isn't far fetched in our analysis. Yes, the movie essentially portrays what is supposed to be a historical fact, but two weeks after viewing, you are left to ask, "Now, why were we trying to kill this guy in Somalia"? You scratch your head in wonder, but remember the intense emotions of the firefights.

    "Black Hawk Down" is a movie you only watch once. Not for its greatness, but to say you saw it.

    Edward Brown
    Core Edge Image & Charisma Institute
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  • Somalia
    Based on an actual operation, the action is intense. Very reallistic effects, and well acted. It really makes you feel for the soldiers who are asked to carry out such operations. I am glad they have this film to tell their story....more info
  • We've got a Blackhawk down, we've got a Blackhawk Down. Super-61 is down.
    ~Black Hawk Down~ was Director Ridley Scott's masterful cinematic remake of the little known 1993 American Special Forces intervention in Somalia, under the auspices of that corrupt, ineffective organization we affectionately know as the United Nations. On June 5, 1993, 24 Pakistani UN peacekeepers were ambushed and killed in an area of Mogadishu, controlled by Aidid. On June 6, the United Nations Security Council issued a toothless Resolution 837 calling for the arrest and trial of those responsible for the ambush. The U.S. Government answered the call. Operation Gothic Serpent, was authorized with the purpose of hunting down and capturing the Islamic leader and warlord of Somalia, Muhammad Farrah Aidid. With an economy in shambles, the warlords reigned supreme, using the relief given from international humanitarian relief programs as a spoils system to buy influence and power. The conversation between one of the warlord's henchman and an American officer was particularly foreboding: "Do you think if you get General Aidid," queried Abdullah Hassan, "we will simply put down our weapons and adopt American democracy? That the killing will stop? We know this. Without victory, there will be no peace. There will always be killing, see? This is how things are in our world." Like the book, by Mark Bowden mentioned, you realize why that Mogadishu was nicknamed "the Black Sea" by the American G.I.'s that were dispatched there. Those beleaguered outnumbered American soldiers learned how fleet-footed they could be when chased down the streets by Somali mobs welding AK-47s and machetes.

    Whether it was intended to, or not, (which I doubt it was,) this is a powerful anti-war film against American interventionism abroad. I for one have empathy for the American G.I. and the sacrifices they make, but also would like to see them alive and well in the U.S. And as one soldier said in the film, "Once that first bullet goes past your head, politics just goes right out the window." Intervention beget more intervention in this sad tale. Americans were trapped and pinned down. Then Blackhawks and more troops were called in for support. Then those Blackhawks were shot down. Then more troops were sent into rescue the rest. 'Leave no man behind,' was an honorable U.S. Army tradition, as well it should be, but I am apt to reflect on the futility of sending so many men into a futile battle in the first place. People can boast about the Army's superior kill ratios, but the 'Mog' as it was nicknamed, is but a microcosm of our government's present costly, futile war in Iraq which commenced in 2003. America's history of twentieth-century military victories are often Pyrrhic victories, or those battles won at too great a cost. In the case of Aidid, he was never captured, and there was no strategic victory. He died a few years later.

    In 1983, after the tragic bombing of the Marine barracks, then President Ronald Reagan rightly condemned it as a "despicable attack," but ultimately came to affirm the futility of American intervention in the Middle East: "Perhaps we didn't appreciate fully enough the depth of the hatred and the complexity of the problems that made the Middle East such a jungle. Perhaps the idea of a suicide car bomber committing mass murder to gain instant entry to Paradise was so foreign to our own values and consciousness that it did not create in us the concern for the Marines' safety that it should have. In the weeks immediately after the bombing, I believed the last thing that we should do was turn tail and leave. Yet the irrationality of Middle Eastern politics forced us to rethink our policy there. If there would be some rethinking of policy before our men die, we would be a lot better off. If that policy had changed towards more of a neutral position and neutrality, those 241 Marines would be alive today." Analogous thinking could be applied to Mogadishu or Baghdad.

    The most mesmerizing part of the entire film is when the idealist Staff Sergeant Matt Eversmann (played by Josh Harnett) talks to his fallen comrade on a morgue table: "A friend of mine asked me before I got here, 'Why are y'all going to fight someone else's war. What do y'all think you are heroes?' I didn't know what to say at the time. But, if you ask me again, I'd say No. I'd say there is no way in hell. Nobody asks to be a hero, it just sometimes turns out that way."
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  • Black Hawk Down is a winner!
    The movie Black Hawk Down, which follows the Army Rangers and Delta Forces the Clinton Administration left in Mogadishu, Somalia, in the 1990s. Based on true events, the movie retells the horrific events that led to the US military's most embarrassing and violent battle of that decade. The film is incredible in every aspect, including the cast, the production, the realistic environments and the enthralling battles. Everything looks spectacular in Blu-Ray high definition, especially the battles. This movie is not only an incredible one to watch, but also is of important significance to the American people and ought to be watched....more info
  • Ultrarealistic
    Looking for a war movie? this is it the most realistic and maybe the most accurate war movie ever made.I've watchted this film 10 times plus.So many times I've lost count and every time it just gets better and better.Finally on BLU-RAY the only way to see this film. It's as if the action was happening in your living room.(make sure you have a surround sound system crank it up!!!)

    Purchase and Enjoy ...more info
  • It's not HD.
    It's just a DVD on a Blu-Ray carrier. National Geography in HD is much better than this movie. And that's even in 720. Not 1080.
    The movie itself is excellent....more info
  • Great movie
    Putting two great filmmakers together leads to a great movie. The story kind of doesn't really matter but the action and the point that the movie wants to get across are both well directed. Also this must be Josh Hartnett's best performance, and good performances from all involved....more info
  • Excellent Movie
    This is one my favorite movies about war. The UMD is a excellent format for see movies. A good images, audio and a lot subtitles....more info
  • Movie: 3.75/5 Picture Quality: 4~5/5 Sound Quality: 5/5 Extras: 2.5/5
    MPEG-2 BD-50 / Region Free
    Running time: 2:24:19 (Theatrical version)
    Movie size: 37,233,334,272 bytes
    Disc size: 45,638,838,470 bytes
    Average video bit rate: 25.56 Mbps
    LPCM 5.1 4608Kbps English
    DD AC3 5.1 640Kbps / French

    #Audio Commentary-Mark Bowden (Author) and Ken Nolan (Screenwriter)
    #Audio Commentary-Ridley Scott (Director) and Jerry Bruckheimer (Producer)
    #Audio Commentary-"U.S. Special Forces Veterans '93"
    #Making Of-"The Essence Of Combat: Making Black Hawk Down"
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  • One hell of a good war action movie!
    Last week, including the weekend, I watched three great war action movies on television, namely:

    1) 'Black Hawk Down', starring Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Eric Bana;

    2) 'Behind Enemy Lines', starring Owen Wilson, Gene Hackman;

    3) 'Tears of the Sun', starring Bruce Willis, Monica Bellucci, Tom Skerritt;

    The first movie was based on an actual event that took place in Mogadishu, Somalia on the African continent in October 1993 during the Clinton presidency.

    The second movie was apparently a fictional adaptation of an actual event that supposedly took place during the Bosnia-Serbia conflict.

    The third movie was more of a fictional account that had the starvation-ravaged Nigeria caught in an ethnic civil war as a background setting.

    In the war action movie, 'Black Hawk Down', directed by Ridley Scott (behind 'Gladiator', 'Blake Runner'), an elite team of some hundred US Army Rangers & Delta Force operatives were dropped deep into the capital city of Somalia, Mogadishu one day in October 1993.

    It was the stronghold of the powerful warlord, Mohammed Farrah Aidid, who had been hijacking International Red Cross food shipments at the ports with the intention to used them as bargaining chips with the United Nations.

    The mission was to capture two top lieutenants of the warlord.

    It was perceived as a quick straight-forward extraction, 30 minutes the most, but it turned out to be a 18-hour nightmarish ordeal for the US soldiers on the ground.

    Probably due to poor intelligence, they soon found themselves separated on the ground - & outnumbered - in a desperate street corner battle with a large group of heavily-armed Somali gunmen, following the early unexpected destruction of two of their Black Hawk rescue helicopters.

    For the next 90 minutes or so, the entire movie then traced the heroic efforts by other fellow army rangers to rescue their comrades (Well, they certainly lived up to their military creed 'Leave No Man Behind'), starting with Sgt. Eversmann (Josh Hartnett), commanding one unit named Chalk IV & leading his men to the first Black Hawk crash site...

    to Warrant Officer Durant (Ron Eldard), who was the only survivor of the second Black Hawk crash site & who was captured by Somali gunmen...

    to the gung-ho Lt. Col. McKnight (Tom Sizemore) who led a rescue convoy only to get lost in an unforgiving city...

    to Sgt. Sanderson (William Fichner) who was desperately trying to reach the first Black Hawk crash site...

    to Staff Sgt. Yurek (Tom Guiry) who led two fellow Rangers, Nelson (Ewen Bremmer) & Twanbly (Tom Hardy) to meet up with their squad, Chalk IV, at the first Black Hawk crash site.
    With all the bullets whizzing past & explosive sounds of gunfire, & of course, empty shells with blood splattering all over the bodies as well as places, the movie was quite confusing at first, as it was difficult to track who was who, although the soldiers' names were tagged to their individual helmets.

    The gritty realism of the movie really put me into the middle of hellish horror faced by all the young US solders.

    There were chilling moments, for example:

    [When Warrant Officer Durant was captured & brought for interrogation]

    Durrant: "My government will never negotiate for me."

    Interrogator: "Then perhaps you & I can negotiate, huh? Soldier to soldier."

    Durant: "I am not in charge."

    Interrogator: "Course not, you have the power to kill, but not negotiate. In Somalia, killing is negotiation."

    The following further comment by the interrogator really exposed the harsh reality of the situation:

    "Do you think if you get General Aidid, we will simply put down our weapons & adopt American democracy? That the killing will stop? We know this, without victory, there will be no peace. There will always be killing, see? This is how things are in our world."

    There were also some comic moments. For example:

    [During a cross fire near the Black Hawk crash site.]

    Grimes: "Why aren't you shooting?"

    Waddell: "We're not being shot at yet."

    Grimes: "How can you tell?"

    Waddell: "A hiss means it's close. A snap means..."

    [A bullet whizzed past, pretty close.]

    Waddell: "Now, they're shooting at us!"

    [They began returning fire.]

    For me, this intense movie certainly captured the emotional fears, raw courage & selfless heroism of the US soldiers against nearly insurmountable odds.

    At the end, nineteen of them perished, not counting probably the thousands of Somali people who also died in the cross fire.

    I enjoyed watching the movie, for the reasonably good acting, despite the fact that the movie did not centre on any single character, the pulsating action sequences, the comic as well as tearful moments, & the beautiful cinematography.

    I particularly like the dialogue towards the ending, when Sgt. Norm Hooten (Eric Bana) said to Sgt. Eversmann (Josh Hartnett):

    "When I go home, people will ask me, "Hey, Hoot, why do you do it, man? What, you some kind of a war junkie?" You know what I'll say? I won't say a goddamn word. Why? They won't understand why we do it. They won't understand that it's about the men next to you, & that's all it is."

    What a profound response from a true soldier as well as a good human being.

    The final scene through the film credits was also very poignant, as I watched nineteen coffins slowly being loaded on to a 130-Hercules transport, with the loading ramp slowly closing.

    I believe the opening quote from Plato at the movie's beginning, "Only the dead have seen an end to war," truly reflects my emotional sentiments about the movie.

    According to history, it was the Malaysian and Pakistani contingents based in Somalia under the United Nations command that actually made the final rescue & eventually escorted the surviving US Army rangers & Delta Force operatives out of harm's way.

    [In that final scene, it was quite funny, & scary at the same time too, to watch the surviving US soldiers, seemingly exhausted, having to run on foot, & obviously unprotected, behind the escort convoy, with a ragtag group of Somali gunmen on pick-up trucks chasing them.]

    This vital part of history was apparently downplayed in the movie. I guess that's Hollywood's prerogative.

    My end analysis: this is one hell of a good war action movie to watch!

    To sum up all the three war action movies in the foregoing posts, I want to take this opportunity to share with readers a dedication statement I had learned - & remembered - since my secondary school days. It came from Sir Winston Churchill, the wartime British Prime Minister:

    "Never in the field of human conflict, have so many owed so much to so few."

    So, dear readers, please go & watch the three foregoing war action movies. You will be delighted.
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  • blackhawk up
    This is a very good war movie. There isnt much to compare it to. The Somilia thing didnt produce many movies. The movie stayed 80% true to the movie. Read the book and you have basically seen the movie. Lots of action. This movie gives you a little insight to what our special forces can do. ...more info
    Only two movies steer you into ground zero combat, this movie and Saving
    Private Ryan. A great translation of the book Black Hawk Down, done by Ridley Scott. This movie shows the sweat, blood, dust, clinging to a group of Rangers as they fight to survive in urban combat. A regular group of grunts would have suffered much higher casualties on this Special Ops mission. Early in the film, Ewan McGregor tells a young ranger (Orlando Bloom) reporting in, "Welcome to the Mog", short for

    This is a visual trip into Mogadishu, Somalia. You are surrounded by the eerie city with its' sights and sounds warning of trouble ahead for American forces. This film digs in deep and shows the baptism under fire of a young soldier fighting off fear and panic. (A normal process in battle) Delta Force Sgts. thinking on the run to keep their men alive.

    You feel and sense a mini "Alamo" taking place, when the men are surrounded in the city streets and cut off from chopper evacuation. The courage and creed of the Rangers keeps them alive. Your heart goes out to a medic who is working to save a rangers' life. Blocking out the noise of gunfire, he works frantically to prevent shock and blood loss, trying to prevent death. Different scenes portray the canvas of combat, showing how a prisoner snatch operation turns into chaos, planning goes out the window, and survival looks dim, tied up in politics and uncertainty.

    The original book is read at West Point and studied by the next group of officers. Regardless of politics, this is a salute to the Rangers and their creed-- "Leave no man behind".
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  • Best Modern Warfare Film to Date
    It's all in the title. Can't say enough about this great movie. Get the Blu-ray version if you have 1080p. ...more info
  • Blown Away!!!
    When I purchased this movie, I was still using my Sony XBR Rear Projection HDTV and PS3 for Blu-Ray. It was a nice picture. Since then, I purchased a Samsung 46" 605 Series Flat Screen. This has the 120 hz capability which turns 60 frames into 120 frames and is smooth as ice. This movie is so realistic. Even if you don't have the up to date equipment it's still a great blu-ray movie....more info
  • One of the best war movies of all times, so far (2009). It's so real, bloody, brutal and intense
    It's one of the best war movies of all times, so far (2008). It's so real, bloody, brutal and intense that I felt as if the battle was happenning right in front of me. If you want to see a movie that faithfully depicts the horror of war and courage. This is definitely the film to watch.

    I've watched it 3 times. Each time, I shuddered at the graphic and realistic scenes. I own it....more info
  • Blackhawk Down
    This vdeo gives two views of the story from Somalia, Africa. The theatrical story, and the true story with interviews from the actual soldiers involved in the historic battle that claimed the lives of 19 US Soldiers. The book was written by Mark Bowen, of which the story is based on. The us Soldiers fought with honor and courage in a no win situation, in the middle of the city of Mogandishu, Somalia. ...more info
  • Incredible Graphics Incredible Movie
    Guess this is a movie for die hard fans!
    Great quality and sound!
    Plays well in my ps3...more info
  • no one left behind
    This is an action packed movie based on real events. If you get weak at the sight of blood this is not your film. With that said, it is important American history to remember. This movie is a fairly accurate film as it shows the strengths and flaws of both sides... and the integrity of the United States military to leave no one behind. For those into war films, as I am, this is one you want to add to your collection. To those into history, as I am, this is worth viewing so we don't forget what took place. ...more info
  • Lots of dark scenes
    I think that the prevalent dark scenes caused this movie to be less likeable. Thataside, I still rate this to be very good....more info
  • Great film, stupendous format!
    Excellent movie with a star-studded cast. Having this in the Blu-ray format even makes this movie a better collectible item....more info
  • Action packed, emotionally charged, great movie!
    I absolutely love this movie and the special features. It is action packed so there is never a lull, and it pulls on your heart-strings. It is a true story and for once, a movie actually got close to the truth. For some who were actually in Somalia serving our country, this movie may be a little hard to watch, my ex boyfriend could never watch this film because it was too realistic and brought back too many memories. But because it is realistic it is a great movie. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes true stories, drama, and war movies....more info
  • Just excellent. That's all.
    This movie is simply excellent. The story it tells, while shaded from the true story told in the book of the same title, is still essentially true and gives us reason to be humbled and honored that men like these exist and are willing to do these things for us.

    I already had the DVD version and bought the Blu Ray because I read a review that said it is even better. It is better, but not a lot. If you don't have the DVD version, get the Blu Ray. If you have the DVD, you don't need the Blu Ray....more info
  • One of the best combat action movies in the history of cinema
    Next to 'Saving Private Ryan' this is by far, the most combat-intensive movie I've ever seen. When the shooting starts, there's very little letup. Delta Sgt. 1st Class 'Hoot Gibson' (Eric Bana - Munich, Hulk, Lucky You, Troy) and Ranger 'SSgt. Matt Eversmann' (Josh Hartnett - Lucky Number Slevin, Sin City, The Black Dahlia) do "bang-up" jobs in this story of the bloody battle in "The Mog."

    Great contributions from William Fitchner (HEAT, Invasion, Prison Break, The Dark Knight) as Delta Sgt 1st Class Jeff Sanderson, Jason Isaacs (Resident Evil, Harry Potter, The State Within) as the by-the-book Ranger Capt. Mike Steele, and Tom Sizemore (HEAT, Saving Private Ryan, Bringing Out The Dead) as the rough and tough Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight.

    It never ceases to amaze me how so many foreign actors can easily imitate American accents in movies. Whereas, American actors hardly ever come through with convincing foreign accents. Case(s) in point: Ewan McGregor as Specialist Grimes, Jason Isaacs as Capt. Steele, Ewen Bremner as Spec. Sgt. Nelson, Orlando Bloom as Pvt. Todd Blackburn and Bana as Hoot. All handling their American accents with excellence during the entire movie. You just couldn't tell they are "foreigners."

    The detail of the weaponry used was good; especially the Black Hawks with mini-guns and the "Little Birds" with mini-guns and 7-shot rocket pods. With the excepting of one screen shot from above the "Little Bird" gunships, showing a Huey instead. A few other script continuity miscues, but mostly unnoticed by the technically deficient (for want of a more descriptive term). As previously mentioned, literally non-stop action of all the units involved in this undertaking.

    You'll notice future television stars such as Carmine Giovanazzo (CSI: NY) as Ranger Sgt. Goodale, Enrigue Murciano (Without A Trace) as Ranger Sgt. Ruiz and Nikolaj Coster Waldau (New Amsterdam) as Delta MSgt. Gary Gordon. And former T.V. star Ron Eldard (Men Behaving Badly) as CWO Mike Durant.

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  • Blu-ray is not for this !
    This is a good film, but the video is not a pleasure to watch in blu-ray. Grain, bad contrast, bad colors. If this is what the director wanted, like some people say, so we could stay with the DVD. Talking about DVDs I saw The Hurt Locker in DVD ... an excellent new war film, about bombs disarmers. Great video quality in DVD ! In Blu-ray if they make a good transcription the video will be GREAT !!!...more info
  • Great Movie
    This is one of my all-time favorites. It arrived in new condition as promised....more info
  • One of the best war movies
    I have seen this movie numerous times, in cinema, on TV and now on Blu-ray. Because there are so many scenes that involve fighting at night and dawn, I knew it will be a good test to the Blu-ray DVD system I've just set up. It did not disappoint me. Sound effects and clarity are just great. Really enjoy the movie with such a reasonable price. The only downside is that the story is a bit depressive...but unfortunately that is something in real life that cannot be changed...more info
  • Wow!
    I am a huge special features junkie, so when I found out about this dvd I was jumping for joy! I love this movie and borrowed the standard version from my friend and was disappointed by the lack of special features. Here, there are deleted and extended scenes, behind the scenes footage, documentaries about the rangers that were there from the History Channel and more! It's simply fantastic! I would recommend this dvd for sure! ...more info
  • Not much better than Reg. DVD version
    One of my all time favorite military movies but the Blu-Ray version wasnt much better than standard DVD....more info
  • A very accurate movie of the event.
    I was attending North Georgia College when the events in Somalia happened. Turns out I had a few former classmates over there. And we couldn't believe the SNAFU the media was making out of this. Loved the part when the camera crew met the SEALS as they came onto the beach and lit them up with lights (they're lucky they didn't get shot). Then the book came out. Then this movie. It really was surprising how accurate the movie is and how true it stays to the book and the history. I suppose it helps having the SOAR guys play themselves. But I was very impressed with this film. The action and drama are not-stop and for the most part realistic. It really captures the esprit de corps of elite soldiers and the courage and bravery shown by our armed forces but often overlooked by some....more info
  • Great movie made better!
    A great action movie with great writing and a feverish pace that I love to watch again and again. Blu-Ray makes the experience unbelievably clear both visually and sonically....more info
  • And The Oscar Should Of Gone To:
    Black Hawk Down. What can I say? This movie is flawless. Absolutley flawless. Maybe better than Saving Private Ryan. You have to admit, Saving Private Ryan was great, but Black Hawk Down is greater. People that say say Black Hawk Down isn't good, Your not right in the head. Everyone in this move is awesome. From Josh Hartnett to Ewan mcGregor. I have a note to Josh Hartnett, Keep up with the war movies Josh. Pearl Harbor might not have been good, but he was good in it. Before I get off the subject lets talk about the movie. The two hour strait fighting scenes are good. The acting is good. The sound is good. The special effects are good. What's there to talk about? This Movie comes out on DVD on June 11. See the friken movie. You won't be angry....more info
  • One of my favorite war themed films
    Black Hawk Down is easily one of the best wat movies ever made. The war seqeunces are intense and hard to watch at times. But Ridley Scott has made a brilliant film with amazing cinematography and a fast paced film. Josh Hartnett really made his name in film in the lead role and I'm surpised he didn't get more action roles in the later years of his carrer....more info