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National Geographic: Inside the Green Berets


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  • Directors: Steven Hoggard
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Nat'l Geographic Vid
  • DVD Release Date: November 6, 2007
  • Run Time: 50 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000U1ZVCQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,837 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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With exclusive access, National Geographic chronicles the lives of the war-hardened Green Berets charged with protecting local civilians from the wrath of the Taliban in a remote outpost in Afghanistan. In a dramatic turn of events, a tragic explosion strikes the soldiers and film crew. With intimate firsthand accounts, National Geographic provides a rare, up-close look at the sacrifices, challenges and deadly risks that American soldiers face on the front lines every day during war.

Customer Reviews

,They made me proud to have been a member of the Army Special Forces.
R. Prine
Due to the nature of their work film crews are only allowed a brief time to work with them.
J. W. Mullins
One of the guys even knew some of the guys from the team in this special.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By J. W. Mullins VINE VOICE on December 11, 2007
Inside the Green Berets is a great look in a small group's lonesome fight far from the garrison. This documentary gives you an inside look into a group of America's most elite warriors fighting against the Taliban and to win hearts and minds as a part of the Long War. The crew does a good job of giving a look into the trials and times of these men. Due to the nature of their work film crews are only allowed a brief time to work with them. And even the extra time National Geographic was allowed was tragically cut short. The showing time for this film is short and it may not be as in depth as some people expect or want. But if you are interested in seeing how these unconventional fighters wage battle far from support then you should enjoy this show.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By R. Prine on June 29, 2008
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I first ordered this DVD, but it didn't take long for me to get caught up with the events in the film. I believe I can speak with some authority since I spent 22 years in the Army, mainly with SF and having been one of the original platoon sergeants with the 2nd Ranger Bn at Ft. Lewis. Times have changed for SF and I believe for the better and some things still remain the same. The standards are still high and the attrition rate is still high Only the best and finest earn the right to wear the SF tab and Green Beret. The men in this documentary proved that with no doubt. In one of the reviews one individual thought these soldiers were just normal. Forget the Rambo image and the telling people how good they are. There's a reason why these warriors are called "The Quiet Professionals." Besides, I knew guys in Group who made Rambo look like a Wuss. These men work under the most difficult conditions and on a daily basis. During the documentary there were moments when the hair on the back of my neck was standing up, because every situation is different, but the danger is always there. When the team lost one of their own, I shared their grief. It's hard to lose one of your team mates and most of all a brother.
For me this was an emotional documentary. The conditions these warriors have to live and fight under have always been the same whether it was in Nam,Central America,Iraq or Afghanistan. The men who volunteer for this elite unit still remain the same. Nothing has changed. ,They made me proud to have been a member of the Army Special Forces. Whether active or retired I'll always be a member of this elite organization. May God bless each and every one of them. De OPPESSO LIBER.

MSG Roy "Rip" Prine D-3099
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By SPC G-RO on May 22, 2010
Well let me start off by saying this is the 1st recording I'm aware of that had videoed what green berets were doing in a current field of operations. Typically everything SF does isn't seen, hence "Quiet Professionals". The video itself was very good & I was totally engrossed........until the people from nat geo, which I watch all the time (along with the military, science & history channels), made it into a drama about them. SPOILER ALERT ********************************************************************************************************************
As you may have seen in the commercial for this on tv, the team gets hit by an IED & some guys...............well, they don't make it. It shows how the team has to press on & do their job after losing a beloved teammate, something I can....nevermind. That's the most poignant part of the film & makes it worth seeing. That part will always remain with me as the highlight of the film because I know what that comraderie is like & can say honestly that that part choked me up a little bit.
Then the whole thing goes to hell when the nat geo people get interviewed & start making it all about them. As a soldier, I immediately got offended, to say the least. Reporters are along for a free ride & to be honest, usually end up screwing troops over by doing the whole "skewed angle of war" approach. Well these guys decided to make it all about how they became a part of it & blah blah blah I can't even bring myself to watch that part of the movie again, the end by the way.
See it? Go right ahead. Remember what I said though & watch how true it is. Not worth buying, by the way. Once you've seen it, it's pretty much done. Nothing really cool or wild happens on film, nothing you can't see on youtube, that is.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By J. G. Thul on December 17, 2008
Inside the Green Berets is a very well done program. It is very intriguing and shows great insight into the Special Operations effort in Afghanistan. It was a great watch. Although there was no actual combat, or firefights, it was still exciting to watch.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. L. Feller on October 16, 2008
I had the pleasure of viewing this documentary in a theater followed by a Q & A with camera man Ryan Hill. The film was an excellent depiction of what our troops have to go through day in and day out, while we stay at home and forget about the other half of the world. Although it may not be the typical "Inside Look" it is a compelling story none the less.

As far as people saying that the runtime was short or that it wasn't in depth enough, Ryan told us that the editors used pretty much every scrap of footage that was usable for the film, including the shots where the camera zooms into a subject to grab focus (there were two of them for the people who have seen it). I feel as though one should take the story for what it's worth and not dwell on the fact that it really isn't an "Inside Look" on the workings of the Green Beret but an "Inside Look" on how they live and survive day after day in a place like that.
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