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Generation Kill - Complete HBO Series [Blu-ray]

Alexander Skarsgård , James Ransone , Susanna White , Simon Cellan Jones    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Alexander Skarsgård, James Ransone, Lee Tergesen, Jon Huertas, Stark Sands
  • Directors: Susanna White, Simon Cellan Jones
  • Producers: Andrea Calderwood
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 5 July 2010
  • Run Time: 420 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003IPC7BE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 22,996 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Generation Kill is a miniseries, based on the book by Evan Wright, that’s initial key selling point is a very, very compelling one. The very fact that it’s the latest project from the creators of The Wire, quite possibly the best American television series of the past decade or so, should alone be enough for people to sit up and take notice. Fortunately, the show itself has plenty of merits of its own to stand up on its own two feet.

Generation Kill, spread over seven episodes, follows the opening 40 days of the Iraq war, as viewed through the eyes of Marines’ First Recon Batallion. From there, the show pans out to give a snapshot of the horrors, dramas and sheer brutality of war. It does it though with genuinely three-dimensional characters, who have frailties, moments of humour, friendships and backgrounds. And the show allows space to genuine explore these, much to its credit.

Much like The Wire, Generation Kill doesn’t concern itself with cliffhangers, big action sequences or gimmicks. This is solid, grown-up drama, that treats its viewers as adults and is all the better for it. Granted, it’s not going to be to some tastes, and there are periods of inactivity that may test the patience of some viewers, but this is just the kind of television that people tend to complain that companies don’t make enough of. Well, they just have, and Generation Kill very much deserves success as a result. --Jon Foster

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Baghdad, Iraq 2009. Mission: Unclear. Enemy: Unidentified. Duration of Tour: Unknown. It was impossible for the Marines of the First Recon Battalion to anticipate what would occur during those first 40 days of the Iraq war as they found themselves struggling with Shoddy supplies, frustrated by the chain of command and questioning the mission at every turn. Fused with camaraderie, faith and fury, Generation Kill brings you the gritty, raw and brutally honest insider’s look at what has become of our contemporary American War. Based on Evan Wright’s best-selling book, and produced by David Simon and Ed Burns, two of the men who brought you the critically heralded HBO series The Wire, Generation Kill is now an equally acclaimed seven-part miniseries event from HBO Films.

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57 of 61 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars on a roll........ 7 Jun 2009
By zargb5
This 7 part series is excellent. The producers of "the Wire" and "on the corner" are really on a roll. If you want a truer picture of events in Iraq other than the political polemic and media propaganda then this is the one to watch. The novel which it is based on is well worth reading too as it is more detailed and somewhat more descriptive.

Like the 'wire' the series producers/writers assume the audience has an intelligent and inquisitive mind which wishes to be engaged fully. This is not your usual Hollywood fodder.

This series manages to give us a view of events from the perspective of the grunts on the ground and it doesn't really hold back on language, explicit detail or events. Like the wire - you get the realistic use of language, its like you are overhearing the conversation and it takes a little while to tune into the lingo.

Miraculously the series manages to walk the tightrope of balance very well, giving the views and perspective from the grunts and commanders to the iraqi civilians and more. The wider political perspective is justly criticised and it is blatantly obvious that there is no plan at all for restoring the political and authoritative void left in the country. No one comes out of this smelling of roses and questionable decisions and actions are taken. The differing viewpoints are depicted fairly, cock ups are shown to be what they are and the result of them and of course there are some plainly absurd orders from above. It shows the real war on the ground and not the PS3 war depicted on the news casts of low collateral damage. This is a very thought provoking series which gains momentum as it progresses. The series also has a good dose of the black wry humour reminiscent of Spike Milligan's war memoirs. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars War, what is it good for? Drama actually 9 Feb 2009
Generation Kill is the spiritual brother to the Wire. Both are uncompromising adult dramas that present the facts with no bias. Where as a miniseries like band of brothers uses every technical trick to make war look almost hyper real, all that technical wizardry is eschewed in favour of a more documentary style. There are no voice-overs, no rousing military music, and no flashbacks.

Indeed the short lived series "Over There" which was a laudable attempt at bringing the realities of Iraq into your living room is shown up here as relying on dramatic clichés that are little more than storytelling tricks. In Generation Kill, if it happens, it happens in real time, and you may miss it- a sombre example being the mutilated remains of a little girl in episode 2 which are half seen as the convoy roars by.

The series is set around a US Marine Recon patrol in the first month or so of the Iraq war. Much of it is through the eyes of an embedded war reporter (based on Evan Wright- the author of the book on which this series is based). If you are looking for an action packed series then this is not the series for you. One the realities of war is the endless travelling along with the fight against boredom being far more relentless than the fight against the enemy. Indeed action is relatively scarce but when things do kick off the engrained training of the marines is shown to stop any panic and help the men through the chaos.

Indeed much of it could almost be described as the first military road movie with the dialogue often happening in the cramped confines of a Humvee rolling in convoy down endless roads and through featureless desert.
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By Mr. Tristan Martin VINE VOICE
Based on Rolling Stone journalist Evan Wright's non fiction book of the same name, Generation Kill follows a U.S. Marine Recon unit during the 2003 United States invasion of Iraq. For many, this series will get noticed because it is produced and co-written by David Simons and Ed Burns, creators of the superb HBO drama series The Wire.

Is it in the same league as The Wire? No but then again, hardly anything else is. Is it as good as the book? No - adaptions rarely are but this does follow the book quite closely. Is this anything like the Spielberg produced World War II drama series Band of Brothers? No, this focuses much less on the intense combat that Band of Brothers captured so well, instead taking much more time over the characters and the chain of command. Is this still worth watching? Absolutely.

Almost gutting the book entirely of actual scenes of, you know, war, Generation Kill still features scenes of disturbing violence that are viewed from a more emotional (not sentimental) perspective: the bombing of an Iraqi village, which the marines decide not to invade as all they can see are women and children, the shooting dead of civilians at military checkpoints, the attempt to avoid driving over a dismembered head and instead driving over the decapitated body ("Goddammit - you just can't win.") These are the kinds of incidents that Generation Kill illustrates. One almost feels as if the producers decided that to portray anything approximating actual combat in a war drama series would be just too vulgar and obvious.

This detachment and lack of bloody action will no doubt turn some viewers off who came expecting explosions and cries of "frag out!
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2.0 out of 5 stars More Jarhead than Band of Brothers/The Pacific
I watched this HBO miniseries, admittedly, expecting it'd be similar in spirit and style to their World War II miniseries Band of Brothers and The Pacific. Read more
Published 1 month ago by A. M. Goodwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Sadly missed it on its first screening
This is so realistic and is a true reflection of the attitudes of many during the conflict. Great series- now need one about Afganistan
Published 3 months ago by Sandra Quayle
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
This is a good watch, pretty much like Black Hawk Down, the only thing, however, is the picture quality.... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Slapa4b2
5.0 out of 5 stars Generation KIll
Classed as "used" but looked good as new. It did take a while to arrive but is well worth the wait. Superb series showing the true soldiers story, warts and all. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Gavin Cochrane
1.0 out of 5 stars rubbish, junk , trash
complete rubbish, biggest waste of my time watching it, in fact i did not bother to finish it, bad acting, bad story line, bad everything, don't waste your money.
Published 4 months ago by george osborne
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
Makes me want to check the wire out. Fick is one of my favourite TV series characters of all time.
Published 6 months ago by Cillian C Rogers
5.0 out of 5 stars Generation excellent
Great fast flowing film of the US Marines in Iraq from the reports and stories from actual accounts of the people that where there A++++ . A good film to see
Published 6 months ago by Airborneandy
5.0 out of 5 stars Best series on the Iraqi war
This series will give you a front row seat on the invasion of Iraq. Absolutely realistic, the book is recommended too.
Published 7 months ago by Sandro
4.0 out of 5 stars Band of Brothers for the Modern Age...
Based on the book of the same know this series follows a marine recon unit in the Iraq War. It is excellent on detail, the logistics, the hardware and the language but far more... Read more
Published 7 months ago by peter upton
5.0 out of 5 stars A shame there is no follow up
A real shame that there is no follow up to this mini series having just got to grips with the language and characters. Read more
Published 8 months ago by martyn
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