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The History Channel Presents Shootout! - Seasons 1 and 2

4.3 out of 5 stars 16 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

With stunning clarity, veterans of the world’s most memorable conflicts tell never-before-heard stories of rescues, sniper attacks, ambushes, and hand-to-hand combat. Through such state-of-the-art technology as aerial terrain mapping and 3-D animation sequences, legendary battles are recreated shot by shot in vivid, crisp detail. Coupled with eyewitness reports from military experts and soldiers from World War II to Iraq, these blow-by-blow re-creations of history’s bloodiest confrontations take viewers to the front lines of historic military operations from the perspectives of both sides of the fight, making SHOOTOUT! the most accurate gun battle series ever created.

Special Features

  • 22 episodes on six discs: D-Day Fallujah, Guadalcanal, Wild West, WWII Assault on Germany, Battle for Baghdad, North Hollywood Shootout, WWII The Pacific, SWAT Team Shootouts, Iraq's Ambush Alley, Hunt for Bin Laden, WWII Storming France, Battle Cry Iraq Ramadi, Iraq's Most Wanted, Iwo Jima Fight to the Death, Battle of the Bulge, Iraq's Most Wanted: Terror at the Border, Okinawa: The Last Battle of World War II, Raid on Bataan Death Camp, Tet Offensive, The Big Red One, Afghanistan's Deadliest Snipers, Return to Fallujah
  • Game trailer

Product Details

  • Actors: Sean Bunch, Martin K.A. Morgan, Patrick O'Donnell, David Sessions, Erik Thompson
  • Directors: Amy Huggins, Brian Coughlin, Douglas Cohen, Laura Verklan, Tony Long
  • Writers: Amy Huggins, Arthur Drooker, Darryl Rehr
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 6
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: A&E Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 29, 2007
  • Run Time: 1034 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000KJU1GY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #121,263 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The History Channel Presents Shootout! - Seasons 1 and 2" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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This was a great series!! However, buyer beware. My copy is missing Episode 3 on disk three(episode - WW2: Storming france). Although it is listed on the CD package, it is not on the CD itself, or the menu. I've encountered this type of thing before (not necessarily on "History Channel" items). We should expect the same problem will occur on other sets in the same run. Be sure to check your CDs immediately after purchase (I do as a general rule). I intend to return mine and wait a while for this problem to be worked out of the system. Highly recommended series apart from this "technical glitch". UPDATE JUNE 15, 2007. I PURCHASED A SECOND COPY OF THIS SET AND THE SAMR ISSUE WAS MISSING. DEFINITELY SOMETHING WRONG HERE!!!
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This series by the History Channel takes modern combat to a whole new level. From the bloody invasion of Iwo Jima to the house to house combat of Fallujah, Shootout brings the viewer into the center of battle. CGI animation begins each segment explaining the tactical situation before the combat begins. Live action shots portray the chaos of battle which is then punctuated with commentary from the actual soldiers who fought the engagement.

This collection is a must for any United States military enthusiast or for those wanting to glimpse what actual combat is like.
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The Shootout box contains of 6 DVD disks each covering 3-4 different shootout events, from the Wild West to the present day events in Afghanistan and Iraq (the Wild West episode contains of many different gunfights). The movies are overall well made and contain reenactments mixed with simulations and live footage (when it's avaliable). You could argue that the military events especially those from Iraque and Afganistan events are overrepresented on the behalf of Law enforcement events, but I found the all programs interesting and I learned something I didn't already know from most of the different events.

One event that ought to be in the box and one that I missed is the FBI / Miami Dade County shootout and the impact it had on law enforcement protocol procedures and equipment.

The only thing that irritated me with the show was the fact that you get more then a little bit tired of all the repeating due to the program format with regard to commercial breaks. But if you're interested in current history och just in shootouts in general, buy this box!
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DVD NUMBER THREE IS MISSING THE EPISODE STORMING FRANCE. IT IS LISTED ON THE DVD BOX BUT IS MISSING FROM THE DVD. HOWEVER, THE SERIES IS GREAT. IF THEY RELEASE IT WITH ALL THE EPISODES I WILL REPURCHASE THE SET.
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History Channel truly producies the best military history documentaries. If you're tired of statistical stories of combat then this up-close, analytical, intense videos are for you. With in-depth interviews and re-inactments, the series will make you want for more.
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Overall, I like this series and I don't feel ripped off. At least, not entirely. Why? Because I apparently know far more about weapons than I'd like to admit, and this series added nothing to my gun acumen. The cover of the series shows a guy aiming a combat ready M4 carbine, and sure enough, you'll see all sorts of weapons, but that's about it. So, if you're a bit geeky about weapons, then this series might leave you empty. That said, the video has good coverage of engagements, big and small. Much like a 6 O'clock sports anchor, they have the advantage of hindsight and only need to call the shots based on records, history, and interviews. Use of 3D animation, and reenactments mixed with live footage are their tools. Live interviews really builds drama, some of which are gripping, and all are heartfelt. Maybe they should have focused on the interviews. Either way, war is a senseless way to prove your point, but when fights happen, this describes the devastation at a personal level.
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I didn't actually watch this show, since it was actually a gift. But my brother really enjoyed them, since he loves this show. Also, since I bought it from Amazon, it was a lot cheaper than if I had bought it in a store. Amazon usually has great prices on television series sets like these, so I always come to Amazon first. It arrived completely sealed and in record time like usual. Very pleased with my purchase!
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Great History Channel series of shootouts ranging from WWII to Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the incredible shootout in Los Angeles between police and 2 heavily armed bank robbers. Almost a steal at the price from Amazon! If you enjoy documentaries about firearms and confrontations, I would highly recommend this DVD.
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