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Special Forces [DVD] [2011]

Diane Kruger , Djimon Hounsou , Stephane Rybojad    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoit Magimel, Denis Menochet, Tcheky Karyo
  • Directors: Stephane Rybojad
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: French, English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Mar 2012
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (63 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006B9X4WA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,427 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

An elite team of French commandos is sent to Afghanistan to rescue a kidnapped journalist in this action thriller starring Diane Kruger. After French reporter Elsa (Kruger) is taken hostage by insurgents working for Taliban leader Zaief (Raz Degan), a rescue team of commandos led by Kovax (Djimon Hounsou) is parachuted into enemy territory. All goes surprisingly well, with the team members managing to locate and free Elsa without many mishaps. But when their radio is subsequently destroyed in a firefight, they quickly find themselves in a desperate fight for survival, as they try to outrun their pursuers through the mountains of the Hindu Kush.

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United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: French ( Dolby Digital 5.1 ), English ( Subtitles ), WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: In Afghanistan war correspondent Elsa Casanova (Diane Kruger Inglorious Basterds) is taken hostage by the Taliban. Faced with her imminent execution, a Special Forces unit led by SGT Kovax (Djimon Hounsou Blood Diamond) is dispatched to free her. When they storm the compound where Elsa is being held captive and rescue her, the Special Forces team must get her to safety. However when their initial extraction is compromised the soldiers and Elsa are forced to flee from the relentless pursuit of hostile Taliban soldiers. With no choice but to take a path through the mountains they must battle the elements as well as their deadly pursuers to get Elsa and the team to safety. ...Special Forces (2011) ( Forces spéciales )

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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great escapism, a good action film. 29 April 2012
By Trev-R TOP 100 REVIEWER
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In French with English subtitles and some English dialogue, this film was made with the co-operation of the French Special Forces and is a straight shoot without any CGI. It is very entertaining and the story is fairly believable. The action flows from scene to scene and is realistic. If you enjoy good old fashioned shoot em up action films you are going to love this. The actors underwent training with the French Commandos and French Commandos were used as extras in the opening part of the film.

There are some good extras including a very detailed documentary about the making of the film, this includes preparation, training, scene location and the actual shoot.

A great film for a Sunday afternoon or with your mates and a few beers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very contemporary rescue and pursuit movie 19 May 2014
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Female journalist kidnapped in Pakistani tribal territory after interviewing very brave Afghani woman.
Rescued by French Special Forces and pursued by obsessed misogynistic Taliban leader Zaif and his brain washed cohorts.
There is plenty of shooting and rooting for the F.S.F & the journalist Elsa and her friend & colleague Amen. It is filmed on location in the amazing scenery of the Hindu Kush. Diane Kruger does not appear resplendent in make up ( though she does have clean hair throughout ) and is believable as a journalist in a dangerous situation. It was for me a very watchable war movie but which also showed the the darkness of the Taliban and the terrible way they treat women. The subtitles were not a problem for me at all.
I watched this on love film instant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Special forces on an amazing landscape 5 Jan 2014
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A good film showing the performance of a group of French special forces in a wild landcape like Pakistan-Afeganistan border. The team is French on every bit of their behaviour , the performances are good , the landscape amazing .
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Special Forces 18 April 2012
By Batsy
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A great story, magnificent locations and excellent action, this is one of the best war films of 2011, just because it is in French with English subtitles don't be put off. This is certainly on par with Acts Of Valour but actors play the parts and not real navy seals as in Acts Of Valour.The film was shot on location and adds to the authenticity of an excellent stand out film, don't miss out ,based on true events and up to date this is a must see film.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice surprise 25 Mar 2014
By DCM
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Discovered this film by accident.

Very well made film that matches or exceed most films of a similar type that come out of Hollywood.

Give it a go!
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13 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie 20 Mar 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I enjoyed this film despite some mixed reviews. If you like 'Tears Of The Sun' or the 'Bravo Two Zero' story then you will enjoy this. The film looks and sounds amazing on Bluray. A great bit of entertainment that holds up to repeat viewings. Enjoy it for what it is - pure escapist entertainment.
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1.0 out of 5 stars As realistic as Harry Potter... 26 July 2014
By cameron
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Starts off pretty good with a believable plot which is a bit different. Quickly turns into complete fantasy, being chased over Pakistan by an endless supply of baddies, having an unlimited supply of bullets, stopping off for a quick shopping trip in a local village to name a few. In themselves there no big deal but I think the key to a good war film is making it believable and this is a million miles away from that.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Viewing 30 July 2014
By David C
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not the polish of a Holywood inspired production, but gritty and real enough highlighting the courage and conviction of Special Forces members if you like this you will love Lone Survivor. Not normally one for subtitle movies but the occassional english dialogue breaks it up enough and the action is intense at times
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
would be better in english not subtitles
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brilliant
Published 9 days ago by robsaf
3.0 out of 5 stars over the top film
started off with a lot of promise and slowly descended into over the top. The director took poetic licence to the very limit.
Published 19 days ago by edward chorlton
1.0 out of 5 stars It does not get any worse than this.
I fear for those people who gave this film positive reviews! If you like shots of men playing macho or the French pretending to be the USA then by all means watch it. Read more
Published 22 days ago by Dung
5.0 out of 5 stars What a movie, brilliant
Excellent,arrived in good time. One of my now all time great movies, film making at its best, watched this on amazon prime and just had to own it to watch over again,truly... Read more
Published 23 days ago by me and my missus
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Published 1 month ago by Mrs. M. Obrien
4.0 out of 5 stars Great but long and laboured
I enjoyed this film very much not least because of the French flavour. Similar themes to lone survivor but really needed cutting back by 25%. Read more
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