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Award-winning

2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary.
2011 Emmy Award® winner for Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story - Long Form; Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: EditingNG yellow box

Restrepo DVD

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Winner of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize for documentary, Restrepo chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. The movie focuses on 15 soldiers based at Outpost Restrepo, named after a platoon medic killed early in the deployment. Filmed by author Sebastian Junger and award-winning photographer Tim Hetherington, Restrepo takes viewers on their own 90-minute deployment, without comment or agenda.


Co-director Tim Hetherington, an experienced photojournalist who reported on reported social and political conflict worldwide, was killed in fighting in Libya on April 20, 2011.


Additional content such as interviews with filmmakers and soldiers, outtakes, and more included.


Not available for shipment outside of the U.S.


  • 1 disc; 93 minutes.
  • Rated R.
  • © 2010

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4.8

(based on 17 reviews)

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  • Informative (10)
  • Entertaining (5)
  • Good resource (5)
  • Reliable research (5)

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Outstanding and Powerful

    Had the honor of viewing this film in the company of one of the soldiers in the film. This is as real as it gets! (without being there) This is the truest example ...Read complete review

    Had the honor of viewing this film in the company of one of the soldiers in the film. This is as real as it gets! (without being there) This is the truest example of why we as a nation should cherish every soul who gives themselves to defend us. Sometimes hard to watch but will give you an "eyes-open" view of what our daughters and sons are dealing with every day.
    As the father of a US soldier and the friend of many more, I am proud to support and thank these heroes.

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    story was good to many bad words

    to much bad language

    to much bad language

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    4.0

    Rare Glimpse

    By Suzie

    from Central Florida

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    • Entertaining

    Cons

    • Too short

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      I love war movies and period pieces. I have to say that this film is different than any of the others I have seen.

      Considering that most Americans cannot locate Afghanistan on a map I greatly enjoyed the glimpse into their homes, culture, and impressive landscape.

      Rather than being contrived by Hollywood this was realistic and that in itself is worth watching. You really get to see and feel what goes on in the middle of combat and the emotions were real and raw.

      My only complaint is that it was too short.

      (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      story was good to many bad words

      By dont have one

      from Iowa

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      • Informative

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      • Limited Appeal

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      to much bad language

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Awesome Documentary

      By Kevin

      from Chicago IL

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        This is a great documentary that gives you a real sense of what the soldiers in Afganistan are going through

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Restrepo documentary

        By Apache

        from San Jose, CA

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          I watched Restrepo the first night it aired on Nat Geo and was genuinely moved. As a combat veteran with a son who is a combat veteran, this documentary should be a "must read" for families and loved ones of returning veterans. So often our veterans are the victims of Post Traumatic Stress and when they arrive back home their families have no idea how to identify PTS or even what to do to help them. The Korengal Valley was the AO of some of the most intense combat since probably Hue City in Vietnam. Restrepo accurately shows the love that men in combat have for each other, giving their lives for each other. It is a true brotherhood that no one else can understand.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Thank you

          By Or

          from Connecticut

          Thank you to the men of Restrepo! Thank you to all military serving to protect our country!

          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Every American must see

          By Sandradavec

          from Dartmouth, MA

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            Every American, every high school senior should see this DVD to truly understand what our soldiers are being put through in the wars we are currently fighting.

            (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good stuff.

            By ssmallwood

            from mandeville, la

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              I'm not generally into military or history (don't hurt me!) but the reviews were so good I was eager to watch. Restrepo far exceeded my expectations. Just unbelieveable the situations these soldiers endure. I salute you all.

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              An Embedded Experience Beyond The Spin

              By Stoney

              from Destin, Florida

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                  Saw the original airing on TV and was so enamored I bought the DVD. Just finished watching it tonight with a friend. I am going to "gift" the DVD for some friends and relatives. I am not a stranger to the military having served 20 years flying fighters - retired now. This documentary puts you in the fox hole with the grit and fiber of this country's backbone - the spit, scuff and heart of our brave young soldiers. I was touched, moved and shocked...and thoroughly enlightened. Big salute.

                  (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Outstanding and Powerful

                  By Robert

                  from Redding, CA

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                      Had the honor of viewing this film in the company of one of the soldiers in the film. This is as real as it gets! (without being there) This is the truest example of why we as a nation should cherish every soul who gives themselves to defend us. Sometimes hard to watch but will give you an "eyes-open" view of what our daughters and sons are dealing with every day.
                      As the father of a US soldier and the friend of many more, I am proud to support and thank these heroes.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Brings you back to reality

                      By Rock Star

                      from Texas

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                          I would hear about the war on the news and see clips of it while watching news reports and thought i knew what was going on. It was not until i saw this story of our brave soldiers that my eyes were opened and reality hit me about how much they sacrifice for our freedom. This is a must see for every American and anyone who believes in the cause of freedom.

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