Based on true events,
Black Hawk Down is the tale of the US Army Rangers and Delta Force soldier's
attack to find a Warlord in Somalia who is withholding aid food from the
starving in order to stay in power with his corrupt regime.
Directed by Ridley
Scott, Black Hawk is one hell of a ride that will keep you riveted from start
to finish. I found this movie compelling viewing on many levels, not the least
of which was the real life factor, which although most likely polished up from
a patriotic viewpoint, saw these soldiers go to hell and back in under 24
Cinematically the movie
is a delight to behold and every scene represented looks fantastic. Special
effect look absolutely realistic and there is no point that you question the
events you are seeing.
Australian Eric Bana
puts on a powerhouse performance and I must confess that it took a while to
get used to him using such a broad southern American accent. It is convincing
and his character was excellently portrayed.
The transfer to DVD
seems to have been done without a hitch and visually there are no problems. If
you have surround sound at home, then I beg of you to put it on during this
film as it is a treat to listen to in Dolby 5.1
Black Hawk Down is a
must own DVD and stands proud amongst the current war movies on offer. The
extras are interesting viewing and On the set of Black Hawk Down is very well
done. The trailers for Spider-Man and The One look great and in particular the
Spider-Man Trailer had me looking forward to that release.
Get this disc today!
Original Widescreen presentation
'Black Hawk Down' - on the set (a 24 minute feature)
Bonus Movie Trailers