& FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
In stock on August 2, 2016.
Order it now.
Sold by Treatspree and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
We Were Soldiers (Widescr... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details
Used: Good | Details
Sold by CWJBOOKS
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Ex-library dvd . all the usual library marks and stickers. May have some minor scratches that do not affect playability. case may be cracked or broken.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$18.11
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: HARVEST MOUSE, LLC
Add to Cart
$19.25
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: williamsdiscountbooks24
Add to Cart
$19.25
& FREE Shipping on eligible orders. Details
Sold by: Doc O'Connor
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

We Were Soldiers (Widescreen Edition)

4.5 out of 5 stars 1,398 customer reviews

Additional DVD options Edition Discs
Price
New from Used from
DVD
(Aug 20, 2002)
"Please retry"
STANDARD EDITION
1
$3.21 $1.05
DVD
(Aug 20, 2002)
"Please retry"
1
$17.57
$3.00 $0.01
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy

There is a newer version of this item:

We Were Soldiers
$5.97
(1,398)
In Stock.

Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime
Unlimited Streaming with Amazon Prime Start your 30-day free trial to stream thousands of movies & TV shows included with Prime. Start your free trial
$17.57 & FREE Shipping on orders over $49. Details In stock on August 2, 2016. Order it now. Sold by Treatspree and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

  • We Were Soldiers (Widescreen Edition)
  • +
  • The Patriot (Special Edition)
Total price: $21.31
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Mel Gibson and Randall Wallace, the star and writer of Braveheart, reunite for this action-packed war movie that features explosive battle sequences, thrilling aerial photography and unforgettable military heroes who fought for their country, their loved ones and their freedom. The year is 1965 and America is at War with North Vietnam. Commanding the air cavalry is Lt. Col. Hal Moore (Gibson), a born leader committed to his troops. His target: the La Drang Valley, called “The Valley of Death.” As Moore prepares for one of the most violent battles in U.S. history, he delivers a stirring promise to his soldiers and their families: “I will leave no man behind…dead or alive. We will all come home together.” This heroic true story of commitment, courage and sacrifice also stars Madeline Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein, Keri Russell and Barry Pepper.

Special Features

  • "Getting It Right" - Behind the scenes of We Were Soldiers
  • 10 deleted scenes with director's commentary

Product Details

  • Actors: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear, Sam Elliott, Chris Klein
  • Directors: Randall Wallace
  • Writers: Randall Wallace, Harold G. Moore, Joseph L. Galloway
  • Producers: Arne Schmidt, Bruce Davey, Danielle Lemmon Zapotoczny, Eveleen Bandy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Widescreen, Closed-captioned, Color, THX, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), English (Dolby Digital 5.1 EX), French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    R
    Restricted
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: August 20, 2002
  • Run Time: 138 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,398 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000068TPN
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,416 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "We Were Soldiers (Widescreen Edition)" on IMDb

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By Gary F. Taylor HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 9, 2002
I live with a Vietnam Vet who served in the late 1960s with 1st Cav. Medivac. During service he earned two Purple Hearts, the Distinguished Flying Cross, and the Air Medal. Since WE WERE SOLDIERS concerns the 1st Cav., Randy wanted to see it. I reluctantly agreed; I am not partial to war films and I dislike Mel Gibson, and Randy is very hard on Vietnam War films. He dismisses PLATOON as a Hollywood 8x10 glossy; says APOCALYPSE NOW is an interesting movie that captures the paranoia, but all the technical details are wrong; and describes DEER HUNTER as excellent in its depiction of the strangeness of coming home but so full of plot holes that he can hardly endure it. And about one and all he says: "It wasn't like that."
He was silent through the film, and when we left the theatre I asked what he thought. He said, "They finally got it. That's what it was like. All the details are right. The actors were just like the men I knew. They looked like that and they talked like that. And the army wives too, they really were like that, at least every one I ever knew." The he was silent for a long time. At last he said, "You remember the scene where the guy tries to pick up a burn victim by the legs and all the skin slides off? Something like that happened to me once. It was at a helicopter crash. I went to pick him up and all the skin just slid right off. It looked just like that, too. I've never told any one about it."
In most respects WE WERE SOLDIERS is a war movie plain and simple. There are several moments when the film relates the war to the politics and social movements that swirled about it, and the near destruction of the 1st. Cav.
Read more ›
125 Comments 850 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is war and it truly is hell. Outnumbered on the field and backed by the politically driven Defense Department of the time, one battalion finds itself outnumbered and fighting for its life in the jungles of Vietnam.

A recent reviewer here mistook what this movie was about. It is NOT about America's war in Vietnam and all the ideology behind it. Its about a battle that occurred in the early years of that war between a new type of specialized fighting unit and a very determined enemy. America wanted to engage the enemy for the first time and this is the battle. The only politics involved here is the decision not to declare a National Emergency thus allowing the Army's most experienced soldiers to leave at the end of their enlistments, when ironically they were most needed. This movie is about a battalion commander training his unit, getting orders and shipping off to war. It also gives an excellent look at what the wives had to endure during that terrible time.

If one wants to look at the politics of this war, check out HBO's Path to War. Path to War shows the speech were LBJ sends this unit, the Air Cav, to Vietnam and the political reasoning behind it. It goes through LBJ's escalation and McNamera's change of heart on the winnablity of the war. Highly recommend it.

Anyway, in realism this ranks up there with Saving Private Ryan. By reading the book you get a much better grasp of what happened as well as the story not told of what happened at LZ Albany. That encounter was even a worse then what happened at LZ X-Ray.

All told this movie gives the feel of how horrible, horrowing and confusing first-hand combat can be.
Read more ›
5 Comments 207 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
The title of the memoir that inspired this film, "We Were Soldiers Once...And Young," written by Lt. General Harold G. Moore and Joseph L. Galloway, says much about what this film ultimately conveys, as in a few words it addresses the state of being of the individuals, as well as the country, which so soon would be embroiled in one of the most controversial wars in the history of America. "We Were Soldiers," adapted for the screen and directed by Randall Wallace, is an uncompromising look at war and the commitment of those who wage it. It's a true story told realistically, and moreover, in terms that are humanistic rather than political, which succeeds in making it a riveting drama that is both absorbing and emotionally involving.
It's November, 1965; some 400 American troops-- the 7th Cavalry-- led by Colonel Hal Moore (Mel Gibson), take the field at LZ X-Ray in the Ia Drang Valley in Vietnam, where they are quickly surrounded by over 2000 North Vietnamese soldiers. The ensuing battle will last for three days, and it marks the first major confrontation between America and North Vietnam, a battle from which many, on both sides, will not walk away; and on hand to record it as it happens, is reporter Joe Galloway (Barry Pepper). Going in, Moore knows what they are up against, and he promises his men two things: That he will be the first to set foot on the field and the last to leave it; and he will bring every man back home with him, alive or dead-- no one will be left behind. And it's a promise he keeps.
Read more ›
6 Comments 108 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews




Customers Also Watched on Amazon Video