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- Outtakes and extended scenes
- Never-before-seen combat footage
- Three brand-new follow-up interviews with the soldiers
- Theatrical trailer
Top Customer Reviews
Almost from the first day on the ground in country, powerful and unsettling footage is shown from mortar attacks, ambushes, firefights, explosions, and injuries sustained from soldiers and civilians alike in Iraq. The video is graphic and intense and it leaves a serious impression about what soldiers have to endure in Iraq. You can get a sense of the underlying tension and anxiety experienced by these soldiers as they narrate what they've seen and felt. Also shown are their attitudes and thoughts regarding why America is in Iraq and the consequences of the war.
In-between segments of the documentary, footage is shown with Michael Moriarty's wife, Zack Bazzi's mother, and Steve Pink's girlfriend. They all put on a brave face but you can sense the emotional turmoil of having loved ones so far away in such a dangerous environment. The families at home also share their mixed feelings about the American involvement in Iraq and the difficulties of being on their own. Upon re-deploying back to the United States, there are physical and emotional changes evident in the returning soldiers and it is significant in how this affects a person's lifestyle and relationships.Read more ›
The story follows the day to day lives of three soldiers from training to return from duty one year later. Mike Moriority is a hard line patriot who wanted to be deployed to Iraq as a result of what he saw at 9-11. Steven Pink is a wise cracking college graduate who thinks service will make him a better man. Jack Bazzi is a Lebanese emigre who uses his knowledge of Arabic to give us a unique view of the culture.
Through these men we see the horror of war close up. The footage is graphic and haunting and is not always easy to watch but it is essential. There is more to be seen and talked about here than in 10 conventional war films. Whether you are pro war or antiwar there is something here that you can take in and discuss with others. The essential question is the age old one:why are we fighting. To some it is to bring democracy to the Iraqi people to others the ony real reason is for the oil and to make money for corporations like Haliburton.
Do yourself a favor and seek this one out and make the choice for yourself. Excellent and well recommended.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was a pretty good documentary I was expecting more combat footage but I was still a very real depiction of what it was like over there , I enjoyed watching and hearing their... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kevin
Not very riveting but it does tell a story of National Guardsman that are sent to the lines for material transport details.Published 4 months ago by Ray S.
Very intense movie. Ive had this movie on my wish list for a while. I seen it somewhere on the must haves list. Its a pretty throwback film. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Jessica Williams
The best action is in the movie's trailer. Don't need to buy it to see it.Published 18 months ago by John Loane
Loved it great perspective on a long drawn out war - God Bless the Guard !Published 19 months ago by vance
About a dad who has no self confidence so he puts his life on the line to get respect from his family. Pathetic.Published 19 months ago by Herbman
Its good to see a real footage movie depicting true events on such a soar topic. Opens the eyes of people.Published on February 5, 2014 by Joshua Robert Hunt
This video documentary gives a close look at what some of the men and women experience who serve overseas, and how it affects them after the action is done.Published on January 31, 2014 by JerryB
I liked this movie. This movie follows a National Guard Infantry Battalion from pre deployment to returning back home. Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Griesenj