This brilliant 3 part
doco covers the training and methodology behind the US Navy Seals.
Showing footage rarely
seen by the public we are lucky to witness how this elite force trains itself
to be the awe inspiring battle force that it is. This documentary covers the
history of the Seals and how they are used in combat today as the team that
goes in hard and gets out fast. Seals are deployed as a covert force for
missions where either deniability is required, or a small force can get in and
do the job that a larger force would ultimately fail in.
I was absolutely riveted
when watching this documentary and thought that it was quite simply amazing.
Watching training exercises and seeing how the Seals use their weapons to best
effect, showed the emphasis that these elite warriors place upon trusting and
relying upon each other with their lives.
The attitudes of these
men shows intelligence yet an aggressive outlook to the training. They rely on
a degree of secrecy to their methods and it was actually interesting to see
the fact that quite a number of the Seals really did not appreciate the camera
team seeing the way that they did things.
During the documentary we
got to witness first hand the professional manner in which these modern day
warriors handle themselves. It was also of great interest to see the Seals
fully acknowledge that they are there to fight fire with fire. In that, they
mean that on occasion they will use the same dirty tactics used by the enemy
in order to shock, humiliate and overcome their foes.
I highly recommend this
very informative and educational DVD to anyone with even a passing interest in
the topic. Great Stuff!
The Silent Option
In Harm's Way
4x3 full frame. Made for
TV, this doco's transfer was nice and crisp and for the most part presented no
problems at all that would detriment viewing pleasure.
Dolby Stereo mix that does
justice to all the gunfire and explosions that you will get to hear throughout
this feature. Many Seal exercises involve live fire and the sounds of bullets
cutting through the jungle do sound awesome, along with the thump of a 50
calibre sniper rifle. It's a good mix, however I must admit that I did get a
small laugh on occasion when they get the electric guitars going during action
sequences but to their credit it never lasts too long.
There are none, it's a
doco! Get over it already!