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Hell and Back Again [Blu-ray]
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2012 Academy Award® Nominee, Best Documentary Feature. Winner, 2011 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize and Cinematography Prize.
In 2009, U.S. Marines launched a major helicopter assault on a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. Within hours of being dropped deep behind enemy lines, 25-year-old Sergeant Nathan Harris s unit is attacked from all sides.
Embedded in Echo Company during the assault, photojournalist and filmmaker Danfung Dennis captures the frontline action with visceral immediacy. When Sergeant Harris returns home to North Carolina after a life-threatening injury in battle, the film evolves from stunning war reportage to the story of one man s personal apocalypse. With the love and support of his wife, Ashley, Harris struggles to overcome the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life. The two realities seamlessly intertwine to communicate both the extraordinary drama of war and, for a generation of soldiers, the no-less-difficult experience of returning home. An unprecedented exploration of the moving image and a film of uncommon intimacy, HELL AND BACK AGAIN comes full circle as it lays bare the true cost of war.
- Audio Commentary with Director Danfung Dennis and Editor Fiona Otway
- Technical Gear Demo: How HELL AND BACK AGAIN was filmed
- Willie Nelson s Hell and Back: Slide Show
- Deleted Scenes
Astonishing! A tour de force that breaks new ground. --The New York Times
extraordinary hard to shake --indieWIRE
One of the greatest war films of this generation. --AMC's Filmcritic.com
Top customer reviews
I admire all that our troops do and to see what they endure in these horrible battles, just makes you appreciate what they do so much more. When they are injured and return home, my heart just goes out to them and their families. Mrs. Harris did her best to handle the pain her husband endured and I believe she was just as courageous for dealing with that and his fascination for his handguns.
I'm very pleased that documentaries, like this and others along with movies on the two wars, are coming out so American's can appreciate these young warriors so much more. Most of these guys are just barely out of their teens and have to endure so much. My brother had to have my parents sign for him to join the Army when he was 17 so he could go to Vietnam. The stories he told us were so frightening and to see these films just confirms how terrifying it must me.
No wonder there is so much PTSD in this country. I just pray the VA and hospitals can get on board faster and deal with this growing tragedy in our wonderful youth and brave soldiers. There are just too many suicides occurring from these brave warriors and we need to nip it in the bud now. God Bless America and God Bless and Protect our Troops.