COURAGE UNDER FIRE, stars Denzel Washington as a Gulf War veteran, who is asked to determine whether or not Captain Karen Walden (Meg Ryan) deserves to get the medal of honor. She was killed in the line of duty in the Gulf under mysterious circumstances. Before a final decision is made about her candidacy, Washinton's Lieutenant Colonel Nathaniel Serling, must discover what really happened to her. As the investigation begins, Serling's own actions during the war, also come back to haunt him. Directed by Edward Zwick, this great drama, boasts fine performances from Washington, Ryan, Lou Diamond Phillips, and a very young Matt Damon, as a medic, who is tortured by his experiences in Walden's unit..The film's two storylines fit together very well and are equally compelling. The movie is perfectly paced and the combat action is well done.
The DVD has a DTS soundtrack, a brief production featurette, television spots/ theatrical trailer, and infomative commentary track from the director. I have seen this movie a handfull of times and it gets better upon each viewing. The DVD has excellent sound and picture quality that only enhances my enjoyment of the picture. COURAGE UNDER FIRE is recommended and well worth your time.