Qty:1
Tunnel Rats has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Eligible for FREE Super Saving Shipping! Fast Amazon shipping plus a hassle free return policy mean your satisfaction is guaranteed! Tracking number provided with every order; DVD and case in very good condition.
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $0.25
Learn More
Trade in now
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$13.45
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.com
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Tunnel Rats
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Tunnel Rats


List Price: $19.93
Price: $11.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $7.94 (40%)
In Stock.
Sold by Chicago-Media and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
22 new from $7.40 23 used from $0.01
Amazon Price New from Used from
DVD
"Please retry"
1-Disc Version
$11.99
$7.40 $0.01

Deal of the Day: 66% off "The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Ultimate Media Collection"
Today only, save 66% on "The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Ultimate Media Collection," featuring the "Shadow of Mordor" video game on PS4 or Xbox One, the "Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy Extended Editions" on Blu-ray, and the "J.R.R. Tolkien Hobbit and Lord of the Rings Paperback Box Set." The offer to own these media collection bundles ends November 25, 2014, 11:59 pm PST and while supplies last. Shop now


Frequently Bought Together

Tunnel Rats + Under Heavy Fire + The Vietnam War: A Decade of Dog Tags
Price for all three: $28.75

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Product Details

  • Actors: Michael Paré
  • Directors: Uwe Boll
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Director's Cut, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Vivendi Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 30, 2009
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001ULAUF8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #89,521 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Tunnel Rats" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

In this no-holds-barred, action-packed portrayal of the Vietnam War, a special US combat unit is on a mission to hunt down Viet Cong soldiers in the endless tunnels beneath the jungles of Vietnam.

Customer Reviews

I don't think the film maker understood the distinction between VC and NVA.
Jeremy R. Griffith
There is a 14 minute interview of Uwe stating his reasons why the US lost the war in Vietnam and why the film exists.
Steve Kuehl
I can't really say anything more about it because I couldn't understand what was being said most of the time.
missvenita

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By trebe TOP 500 REVIEWER on August 21, 2010
Format: DVD
In 1968 Tunnel Rats (2008), director Uwe Boll shines a light on a facet of the Viet Nam conflict that is not generally recognized, the tunnel systems in the Cu Chi district of Saigon, Viet Nam, and the "tunnel rats", soldiers whose mission was to investigate tunnels, and clear them of any enemy personnel. Though actual conditions were much worse, the film does a reasonably good job of conveying some sense of what this terrifying duty may have involved. Taking you into close fitting tunnels, where soldiers with just a flashlight, a knife, and a pistol, face the possibility of horrific death deep underground.

Tunnel systems apparently began in Viet Nam in the 1940's, and became more sophisticated, after the Americans arrived and the conflict intensified. The complex tunnels at Cu Chi, were used by the Viet Cong as places of refuge, and also by the civilian populace, as places to live. Following circuitous routes, tunnels systems could be very complicated, and were often booby trapped. Large caverns where people could stand upright were also constructed. Usually deep below the surface, these spaces served as living areas, medical treatment areas, and even schools. 1968 Tunnel Rats features some of these aspects, but really provides just a tip of an iceberg's view, of how elaborate some of these systems really were.

The bulk of the action takes place during a single day, as a squad of tunnel rats is deployed from their jungle basecamp, and finds a tunnel opening while on patrol. The squad proceeds to investigate, and very shortly encounters a strong enemy presence, when a soldier is graphically skewered with a bamboo pole. After being attacked by the enemy, what remains of the squad takes refuge in the tunnels.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy R. Griffith on May 14, 2010
Format: DVD
Veterans are the toughest customers for war films. The military teaches attention to detail, and therefore we're very picky about that when it comes to movies made about our profession. After watching it I skimmed the credits and found no mention of a military advisor being used for this film(but then that was pretty obvious).

There were many things wrong with the American soldiers' uniforms and gear(name tapes of a type I've never seen, 30 round M16 mags when the only issued were 20 round mags, incorrect web gear, incorrect rucksacks, incorrect rank, the list goes on). The VC seemed to be carrying chinese AK's chambered in 5.56(judging by the magazine shape(which is very wrong, it would have been 7x39 AK's) and generally they didn't wear helmets. I don't think the film maker understood the distinction between VC and NVA.

Then comes the fighting. That the Americans keep sending soldiers in the tunnel few by few until they're all dead makes no sense. Neither does the fact that the soldiers at the tunnel entrence pulled no outward security(instead sat smoking cigarettes and talking). I doubt very much that I'd want to jump into a VC tunnel rather than fight it out above ground. The fight at the patrol base was the most ridiculous part. The base seemed to be a random collection of tents scattered in the middle of the jungle in a horrendously undefensible arrangement. Then when the attack came the Americans basically ran around and flailed their arms while the VC massacred them. I also liked that the lueitenant(who was way to old to be that rank) called in an airstrike that didn't start dropping bombs until later that night(it would probably happen within 10-15 minutes).
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Barry on January 27, 2011
Format: DVD
I did a year with the Air Cav in 1966-67. I've seen most Vietnam movies. The Tunnel Rats is without doubt the worst of the lot. I can only assume no one connected with the production ever set foot in country, read a book about Vietnam, watched a movie about Vietnam nor did any research into the war - even the basic technical details of their above ground base camp were completely wrong and looked more like a Boy Scout camp in Wisconsin.

The major tunnel systems began in Cambodia and Laos; the networks extended for 100's of kilometers and you certainly didn't crawl the entire distance. Some systems were so well developed there were roads complete with mechanical workshops, hospitals, barracks and substantial warehouses. While there were limited numbers of small "neighborhood" tunnel systems as depicted in this movie the majority were similar to those shown in the movie We Were Soldiers.

This movie sucked!!!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
18 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Steve Kuehl VINE VOICE on June 30, 2009
Format: DVD
I do not jump on the bandwagon either way on Uwe's work, if there is a good film I will review it accordingly. Simply, this was a painfully tedious tunnel film, beginning to end. Will try cover in this two sections: film and features.

As far as the film goes, there was an earnest attempt at recreating the tunnels, jungle isolation and military equipment. The tedious amount of character discussion leading up to the tunnel infiltration can be a killer (32 minutes of it before the first lid is popped), then you have to stomach over 48 minutes of crawling, digging, repetitively bad writing and a non-existent command structure. There are several outdoor battle scenes quite reminiscent of Predator in the amount of M-60s being swung around one-handed, with believability made even more absent as soldiers stand by as they are blown up by their own planes (for a couple minutes mind you - I figure they should have run after the 1st bomb, or maybe the 20th, but anyway...).

The special features contain some nice tidbits for Uwe fans. There is a 14 minute interview of Uwe stating his reasons why the US lost the war in Vietnam and why the film exists. A 10 minute making-of details the thinking and locations of this film (the tunnels were actually all on a stage - not in the jungle as stated by another reviewer here). The best material comes in the form of Uwe and the other actors admitting there was no script - they all wrote their own parts and winged the whole thing. 6 minutes of rightfully deleted scenes rounds out the last feature.

A couple more things - Uwe states that the soldiers are "responsible for the war" and on more than one occasion stands by his questionable feeling that the main reason the US lost the war was because of the tunnels only...hmmm.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Want to discover more products? You may find many from ego wholesale shopping list.
Chicago-Media Privacy Statement Chicago-Media Shipping Information Chicago-Media Returns & Exchanges