Soldiers of Paint
Join 5,000 participants as they restage D-Day, the notorious 6th of June invasion of Normandy. Instead of bullets, it's paintball; instead of the French coast, it's Oklahoma. And, every year, it's any man's game, which means the Germans could win! Staged on a 700-acre battlefield owned by the grand-son of a veteran of Omaha Beach, this yearly battle of paint is fought as a tribute to all veterans. These paintball soldiers take "gung ho" to an all-time high, utilizing real tanks and airplanes for this epic fight.
Bonus Features: - Deleted Scenes including: Active duty 101st Airborne troops attending D-Day meet legendary WW2 veteran, Jake McNiece (From the "Filthy Thirteen" 101st Airborne unit that fought during D-Day and whose stories inspired the movie The Dirty Dozen); D-Day parade; Officers party; Extra battle footage - Promo for Oklahoma D-Day Adventure Park
What is most impressive is how it manages to turn a paintball event into a suspenseful war film. It's an entertaining and intense experience. Since we don't know how it is going to end, score watching is as exciting as at any sporting event. Overall, Soldiers of Paint was a fun documentary to experience. I didn't know that D-Day could be respectfully transformed into a paintball event in Oklahoma, but it can. --Film Threat
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Let the games begin!
(NOTE: The following review will contain minor spoilers necessary solely for the discussion of plot and characters. If you're the kind of reader who prefers a review entirely spoiler-free, then I'd encourage you to skip down to the last two paragraphs for my final assessment. If, however, you're accepting of a few modest hints at `things to come,' then read on ...)
It's entirely inaccurate to dismiss the SOLDIERS OF PAINT as little more than re-enactors of one of the greatest military campaigns in history - D-Day. That's because they don't re-enact anything. Oh, there are some passing similarities to the places and events that are a part of the past; however, the single greatest difference is that, for this D-Day, the Germans could win. Well, that and the fact that no one really dies. Well, that and the fact that they're using paintguns and an assortment of other weapons - including tanks (!!!Read more ›
And this is a film- not just a movie- the directors took the live action footage and intertwined it with interviews and other scenes for a true plot, character development, and a beautiful theme or two. Quite the feat.
A tribute to Americana and WWII, enjoyable for all, and paintball lovers will need to see this film.
Watching as someone who has only played paintball once, this was very enjoyable even if I never had played- most excellent.
A great peek into an American subculture that attracts even international folk.
If you enjoy a good story, or real life action, or paintball, or even military culture, this film will deliver for you.
For anyone who was part of the industry's boom from 2004 to 2008, you'll be filled with nostalgia by products from Special Ops and Tippmann.
The people featured in the documentary portray the community better than I could of imagined. Both the German and Allied side get equal attention with details into what challenges each side faces individually before, during, and after the game.
The captured gameplay is intense and gives great respect to a sport that is difficult to film in the first place.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Best war film ever. Better than Patton and Avatar combined, with a touch of Dances with Wolves. It has a dash of Mario Cart, sprinkled with flavors from Chris Costa. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Audrey
Pretty fun documentary! I still haven't made it to D-Day yet, but I plan on going summer 2016 if I can. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Jonathan Testardi
Awesome movie! The best I've ever seen about Paintball. You get to see behind the scenes of the largest paintball game in the world. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Paintball Mike
In my opinion best paintball movie i have seen. Took some time until I got it here in Germany, but worth every cent! Read more
Really good , i plan on going some time to that eventPublished on July 20, 2014 by Caleb Douglas Wilkins
There are film geeks and there are film geeks. There are those whose very life is defined by celluloid and video (the parents’ basement dwellers) and those whose scholarly... Read morePublished on April 14, 2014 by Jon Wynne
Great doc. Great movie. A must see. An entertaining take on the biggest paintball event in the world. First person to human interest. This has it allPublished on February 28, 2014 by cjberio