IN YOUR FACE WAR COMBAT. Not a glitzy documentary of a battle, but camera within the troops as they attempt to change the are in Afghanistan, specifically the Marjah Taliban stronghold town. Expect war and all it entails. Language, death, injury and frustration. If you have never been in combat, here is an opportunity to witness it first-hand, almost. The British reporter, Ben Anderson, goes in alongside Bravo Company with his camera. Anderson is producer, writer, and film photographer of this event to show the WHO-HOW-WHAT-WHERE of an actual offensive began on February 13, 2010. The WHY is left open for the viewer to answer. Who gains? You may have a problem with your own answer after seeing this feature-length footage that covers one US Marine unit that was supposedly a part of a coalition force. Ha!
These are real Marines, tough in action and language, and the action is real. Even the cameraman risks life as shown in the footage. Throughout the footage of events there is occasional text notes added to explain what is happening, or why. All of the filmed warfare, foxhole interviews, etc comes with SUBTITLES. Adult due to very strong language, disturbing images, war violence, and war graphic scenes. It's the REAL McCoy!
Not a wise choice for ladies with children stationed in Afghanistan. Hopefully this DVD will get some comments/reviews from former Afghanistan deployed American soldiers. What you see is an ongoing result of 9/11. Will it ever end? This is a difficult DVD set to rank. It is top notch in presenting truth without bias worthy of 5-stars. But the constant grind of disturbing footage and events can't really be called entertaining. Enlightening-perhaps! Compelling-YES! FACT: war documentary footage is no "Mary Poppins."
Bonus includes a viewer's guide with added info. "America's Longest War" time log. Text bios of Anderson and the photographer who shot the cover art.
This set is 2 discs. One is regular DVD, the other id Blu-ray. Both for one money. I found this company's earlier war release set "WEAPONS RACES" much more educational and less emotional in nature. But it's all war.