From Primetime Emmy-nominated filmmaker Peter Berg comes the incredible war film Lone Survivor, which he wrote and directed. Based on Marcus Luttrell’s New York Times bestselling first-person memoir of the same name, it features a star-studded cast that includes Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell, Taylor Kitsch as Michael Murphy, Emile Hirsch as Danny Dietz, Ben Foster as Matthew “Axe” Axelson and Eric Bana as Erik Kristensen. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Sound Mixing.
Lone Survivor tells the true story of four Navy SEALs and their heroism, courage and resilience. Set in the mountains of Afghanistan’s Hindu Kush region in 2005, under the leadership of Lieutenant Michael Murphy, Marcus Luttrell, Matthew “Axe” Axelson and Danny Dietz are on the covert mission Operation Red Wings to neutralize the high-level al-Qaeda operative Ahmad Shah. However they are caught off guard by a wandering elderly shepherd and two goat herders, and must make an impossible moral decision. When they attempt to abort the mission, they are suddenly ambushed by Taliban forces ready for war and are heavily outnumbered. Confronting the unthinkable odds together, the four men demonstrate strength and bravery when pushed to their mental and physical limits as they fight to the end -- with the aid of some gutsy local Pashtun villagers.
The DVD and Blu-ray include bonus features that shed new light on the valiant real-life soldiers of Operation Red Wings. Exclusive to Blu-ray are interviews with the film’s cast and creators, as well as action-packed behind-the-scenes featurettes.
- Mark Wahlberg as Marcus Luttrell
- Taylor Kitsch as Lieutenant Michael P. "Murph" Murphy
- Emile Hirsch as Danny Dietz
- Ben Foster as Matthew "Axe" Axelson
- Eric Bana as Lieutenant Commander Erik S. Kristensen
- Alexander Ludwig as Shane Patton
- Ali Suliman as Mohammad Gulab
- Marcus Luttrell as Navy SEAL
- Yousuf Azami as Ahmad Shah
- Sammy Sheik as Taraq
- Rich Ting as SO2 James Suh
- Dan Bilzerian as SOCS Daniel Healy
- Jerry Ferrara as SGT Hasslert
- Scott Elrod as QRF SEAL
- Rohan Chand as Gulab's Young Son
- Corey Large as US Navy SEAL CAPT Kenney
- Zarin Mohammad Rahimi as Goat Man
- Nicholas Patel as Goat Boy
- Daniel Arroyo as Teenage Goat Boy
- Richard Vargas as Chief Crew
DVD Special Features:
- Bringing the Story to Light: Marcus Luttrell’s story of survival under extremely dire circumstances is an inspiration to anyone who hears it. Director, producer and writer Peter Berg, Producer Sarah Aubrey, and the four lead actors (Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster) reveal their passion for the project and why it was so important to them to tell this story.
- The Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings: Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch profile the real-life heroes who inspired their characters: Marcus Luttrell, Michael Murphy, Daniel Dietz and Matthew Axelson. Family members provide intimate accounts of what these brave men were like in their private lives, as well as perspective on their decisions to join the military and make the ultimate sacrifice for their country. Also included is a tribute to the team of Operation Red Wings, using personal photos.
Blu-ray Special Features:
Includes all DVD Special Features plus:
- Will of the Warrior: An in-depth look at Marcus Luttrell, the real-life Navy SEAL who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his actions in Operation Red Wings.
- Recreating the Firefight: Reveals how Lone Survivor’s action-packed stunts were choreographed and shot. This featurette includes interviews with Director Peter Berg, Actors Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Ben Foster and Emile Hirsch and stunt coordinator and 2nd unit director Kevin Scott.
- Learning the Basics: Watch as Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster go through rigorous SEAL training in weapons handling, communication/patrolling and simulated attack drills. Along with Marcus Luttrell, Peter Berg enlisted the help of active Navy SEALS to help the actors accurately portray the fallen soldiers of Operation Red Wings.
- The Pashtun Code of Life: Learn why Marcus Luttrell’s rescuer, Mohammad Gulab, risked his life and the lives of everyone in his village in order to save Marcus.
- Target - Lone Survivor Blu-ray Combo SteelBook with DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy.
- Walmart - Lone Survivor Blu-ray Combo Pack with 30 minutes of bonus content including interviews with the Luttrell family available digitally through Vudu.
Release Date: June 3, 2014
- Future Shop - Lone Survivor Blu-ray Combo SteelBook with world exclusive artwork.
Target exclusive Blu-ray Combo SteelBook (includes DVD and UltraViolet Digital Copy) - $19.99
Walmart exclusive Blu-ray Combo Pack with bonus content - $24.96
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