American Sniper (Blu-ray)

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Clint Eastwood directs this biographical action thriller starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller. Chris Kyle (Cooper) is renowned as the most talented and lethal sniper in U.S. military history with a record 160 kills to his name. When Kyle is sent to Iraq on a mission to protect his fellow Navy SEALs he finds that his flawless record and reputation precede him as he earns himself the nickname 'Legend' from his allies. After serving on four tours of duty, Kyle prepares to return home to his wife (Miller) and family but as he tries to adapt to suburban life he finds himself pining for war. The film was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor (Cooper) and won for Best Sound Editing.

Product Details

Barcode
6003805928672
Department
Movies & TV
Released
1 Jun 2015
Edition
Standard
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Drama
Region
Region B
Year
2015
Language
English
Secondary Languages
Hungarian
Subtitles
English SDH
Subtitle 2
Portuguese
Subtitle 3
Hebrew
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Studio
Warner Bros. Pictures
Extras
  • One Soldiers Story: The Journey of American Sniper: Join Clint Eastwood, cast and crew as they overcome enormous creative and logistic obstacles to bring the truth of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's story to the screen
  • The Making of American Sniper
Runtime
133 min
Age Restriction
16 LV
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
American Sniper
Release Year
2014
Running Time
132 min
Language
English
Alternate Title
American Sniper: The IMAX Experience
Categories
Action/Adventure / Biography / Action / America / Biographical / Military / War
Synopsis
Biopic of Chris Kyle (Bradley Cooper), the most-celebrated sniper in American military history. In the aftermath of 9/11, Kyle decides to serve his country by becoming a Navy SEAL. But with each tour of duty, he grows more detached from his wife and children.

As the story opens, we meet carefree brothers Chris and Jeff (Keir O'Donnell) as they work the Texas rodeo circuit. They're cowboys through and through, and despite being notably older than the usual enlistee, Chris pays a visit to his local recruitment office and decides to become a Navy SEAL. Later, at the firing range, he draws on his hunting lessons with his stern father to become an expert marksman. A booze-fueled barroom chat with pretty brunette Taya (Sienna Miller) soon leads to wedding bells, and following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, Kyle is deployed to Iraq for his first tour of duty. There, his reputation as a sniper who never misses makes him a legend among his fellow troops, and earns him the moniker "The Devil of Ramadi" from his enemies.

With a substantial bounty on his head, Kyle makes it his personal mission to take out a sadistic Iraqi soldier known as "The Butcher," as well as an elusive enemy marksman with a skill to rival his own. The closer he gets to achieving his goals during repeat tours of duty, however, the more fellow soldiers he sees die, and the further he drifts from Taya and their two children back home. It all leads up to a tense rooftop gunfight in a raging sandstorm -- one that convinces the sniper once and for all to make his family his top priority. Unfortunately, all is not well as Kyle struggles to make the transition back to civilian life, but he discovers that helping his fellow veterans is an effective way to do good and make peace with his wartime experiences.
Cast & Crew
Director
Clint Eastwood
Star
Bradley Cooper / Kyle Gallner / Luke Grimes / Sienna Miller / Ben Reed / Elise Robertson
Co-Star
Bryan Anderson / Erik Aude / Fehd Benchemsi / Hector Bucio / Max Charles / Eric Close / Robert Clotworthy / Assaf Cohen / James Dever / Zack Duhame / Greg Duke / Brando Eaton / Brett Edwards / Leon Charles Farmer / Amie Farrell / Fahim Fazli / Rey Gallegos / Evan Gamble / Tami Goveia / Tim Griffin / Jonathan Groff / Shane Habberstad / Jason Hall / Brian Hallisay / Mido Hamada / Cory Hardrict / Melissa Hayden / Sam Jaeger / Anthony Jennings / Jet Jurgensmeyer / Chance Kelly / Jonathan Kowalsky / Kevin Lacz / Eric Ladin / Joel Lambert / Luis Jose Lopez / Benjamin Mathes / Kathe E. Mazur / Jake McDorman / Aidan McGraw / Madeleine McGraw / Paul Meixner / Billy Miller / Navid Negahban / Tony Nevada / Keir O'Donnell / Marne Patterson / Ferguson Reid / Leonard Roberts / Kevin Ryan / Ricky Ryba / James Ryen / Ryan Sadaghiani / Salah Salea / Nick Salter / Ayman Samman / Jacob Schick / Elizabeth Schmidt / Vincent Selhorst-Jones / Jad Mhidi Senhaji / Sammy Sheik / Victoria Reina Sigloch / Luke Sunshine / Brandon Salgado Telis / Quay Terry / Mark Thomason / Troy Vincent / Jason Walsh / Pamela Denise Weaver / Wade White / Owain Yeoman
Screenwriter
Jason Hall
Source Writer
James DeFelice / Author: James Defelice / Jim DeFelice / Author: Jim DeFelice / Chris Kyle / Author: Chris Kyle / Scott McEwen / Author: Scott McEwen
Special Effects
Nathaniel Acord / Marc Banich / Lenny Dalrymple / Michael Kay / Javier Lomeli / Matt O'Dell / Scott Roark / Alan Roberts / Richard Schwalm / Ryan Senecal / Jake Valdez / Vance VanBoxtel / Thomas VonBadinski
Director of Photography
Tom Stern
Hairstylist
Terry Baliel / Carol Pershing
Assistant Director
David Bernstein / Ahmed Hatimi
Sound
Tom Ozanich
Sound Re-Recording
John Reitz / Gregg Rudloff
Stunt Coordinator
Faical Attougui / Jeff Habberstad / Trevor Habberstad
Set Decorator
Judy Farr / Gary Fettis
Visual Effects Designer
Cara Davies / Image Engine / Lola / MPC / Pacific Title & Art Studio / Sony Pictures Imageworks
Production Manager/UPM
Tim Moore
Special Effects Supervisor
Steven Riley
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"AMERICAN SNIPER's Iraq sections add up to a continuous, taut war-movie narrative..." -- Grade: B
Ignatiy Vishnevetsky (23 Dec 2014, )
Chicago Sun-Times
"Cooper gives maybe the best performance of his career....Cooper infuses him with humanity and dignity."
Richard Roeper (15 Jan 2015, )
Empire
4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he fitting combo of Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper have created a thrilling Iraq war story that manages to both honour the necessities of heroism and ruminate on what heroism might cost a man."
Ian Nathan (9 Jan 2015, )
Entertainment Weekly
"Clint Eastwood's AMERICAN SNIPER is a film that evokes complicated emotions."
Chris Nashawaty (25 Dec 2014, )
Hollywood Reporter
"A taut, vivid and sad account of the brief life of the most accomplished marksman in American military annals, AMERICAN SNIPER feels very much like a companion piece -- in subject, theme and quality -- to THE HURT LOCKER."
Todd McCarthy (11 Nov 2014, )
Los Angeles Times
"Eastwood's impeccably crafted action sequences so catch us up in the chaos of combat we are almost not aware that we're watching a film at all."
Kenneth Turan (24 Dec 2014, )
New York Times
"Faithful in shape and spirit to the real Chris Kyle’s memoir, AMERICAN SNIPER also reaffirms Mr. Eastwood’s commitment to the themes of vengeance and justice in a fallen world."
A. O. Scott (24 Dec 2014, )
RogerEbert.com
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "[O]ne of the more tough-minded and effective war pictures of post-American-Century American cinema."
Glenn Kenny (25 Dec 2014, )
Rolling Stone
3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Eastwood, working from a script that Jason Hall adapted from Kyle's 2012 memoir, fuses the explosive and the sorrowful as only he can. That's why his film takes a piece out of you."
Peter Travers (23 Dec 2014, )
Sight and Sound
"If you want to see what a movie looks like when made with clarity and lucidity by someone who knows exactly what it is that they're about, see Clint Eastwood's AMERICAN SNIPER."
Nick Pinkerton (1 Feb 2015, )
Total Film
4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]ith a gripping series of life-and-death calls that recall THE HURT LOCKER in their power and urgency....It's good to see Eastwood back on target and firing live ammo."
Neil Smith (11 Jan 2015, )
USA Today
"It's clearly Cooper's show....He's thoroughly convincing in his portrayal of a man consumed by thoughts of soldiers he was unable to save."
Claudia Puig (24 Dec 2014, )
Washington Post
"From a narrative standpoint, it works. The battle scenes are alternately tense and thrilling, especially during one climactic sequence."
(15 Jan 2015, )

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Amazing Acting and drama.

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This is a very good Action/Drama movie. Based on a true story. Bradley Cooper knocks this role out of the park. Good strong military theme and shows what happens to soldiers after war. A very good movie and Oscar nominated, a definite must Watch!