Home of the Brave (Blu-ray) (2006)

  • Web Code: M2139870
  • Other formats: DVD
  • Release Date: 10-23-2007
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Overview

The Vietnam War provided plenty of cinematic ruminations on the futility of battle and the struggle of returning soldiers to adjust to normal life. With HOME OF THE BRAVE director Irwin Winkler (THE NET) applies similar concepts to the Iraq War of the early 21st century, positing actors Samuel L. Jackson, Jessica Biel, Brian Presley, and 50 Cent (credited here under his real name, Curtis Jackson) in the roles of army recruits who tussle with the mundanity of life after war. The action begins during the heat of battle, with an ambush that leaves many of its victims either dead or wounded. Winkler subsequently transports the action to the struggles his characters endure once safely back home, with alcoholism, prosthetic limbs, parental abuse, and a hostage crisis all causing innumerable problems, none of which are helped by a military that remains uninterested in their frantic pleas for help and guidance.

Winkler infuses his film with an equal mixture of anger and grief, and while he may not reach the heights of Oliver Stone's BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY or Michael Cimino's THE DEER HUNTER, he draws on similar frustrations felt by the characters in those movies. HOME OF THE BRAVE was shot while the violence still raged in Iraq, which will doubtless make it a fascinating curio in years to come, especially as this denied Winkler a distance from his subject that many of the filmmakers who masterfully dissected the Vietnam War undoubtedly benefited from.
Theatrical Release Date 2006
Format Blu-ray Disc
Number of Discs 1

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  • Release Info
  • Collector Edition
    N
  • Director Cut
    N
  • Number Of Discs
    1
  • Genre
    Action/Adventure
  • Distributor
    20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Area
    USA
  • Video
  • Runtime (minutes)
    105
  • Picture
    Color
  • Audio
  • Language
    English
  • Dubbed
    French, Spanish
  • Subtitles
    English, French, Spanish
  • Release Note
  • Notes:
    Blu-ray Disc Features:

    Keep Case
    Full Frame - 1.33
    Widescreen - 2.35
    Audio:
    5.1 DTS HD Master Audio - English
    Dolby Digital 5.1 - French, Spanish
    Subtitles - English, French, Spanish - Optional
    Additional Release Material:
    Audio Commentary
    Alternate Scenes: Deleted Scenes (5; w/ Introduction; Optional Commentary)
    Trailers: High Definition Theatrical Trailers
    Interactive Features:
    Trivia Track
    Theatrical Release: December 15, 2006 (NY, LA); May 11, 2007 (Limited)
  • Release Date
    10/23/07
  • Theatrical Release
    2006
  • Rating
    Not Rated
  • Format
    Blu-ray Disc
  • Unedited Version
    N

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Editorial Reviews

Movieline's Hollywood Life 11-01-2006 "[I]t makes an unmistakably mournful comment on the war....Jackson contributes a brilliant performance....Biel is equally strong..."

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