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Special Forces [DVD] [2011]

Diane Kruger , Djimon Hounsou , Stephane Rybojad    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Diane Kruger, Djimon Hounsou, Benoit Magimel, Denis Menochet, Tcheky Karyo
  • Directors: Stephane Rybojad
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English, French
  • 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006B9X4WA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,031 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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16 of 18 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
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The French prove they can equal Hollywood . 17 Mar 2014
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The French prove they can equal Hollywood both in style and single-handedly winning wars . Its great for the first half hour but then runs out of plot .
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12 of 15 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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4 of 5 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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5.0 out of 5 stars A surprise French cinema gem 22 April 2014
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The film's title makes it sound like another generic shoot em up macho cliché ...but this film shines.
Good story, good performances, good script, good editing and some great locations. Engaging film - Highly Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellant film would recommend it 20 April 2014
By Banjo
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Great to watch I am sure this film was made with a operation in mind or near true story, 5*
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!! 31 Mar 2014
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It was very well acted, cinematography was brilliant, gripping, sad and a few laughs.

Anyone who enjoys an action move with substance, will enjoy this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film 27 Mar 2014
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Even though some of it is in french with english subtitles it doesn't distract from the film. I really enjoyed this and it is definitely worth watching. Plenty of action and a good story.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Do not wast your time
I have been an Amazon member for 4 years and this is my first review.

Please do not waste your time watching this film. Its the worst war film I have ever seen. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Michael
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, well made!
Great film, great story, comfortably competes with any Hollywood effort without ridiculous Americanisms! Read more
Published 28 days ago by richard bartlett
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent film whether you like subtitles or not, i usually prefer not
excellent film whether you like subtitles or not, i usually prefer not. but it just does not matter in this all out action with with out action for the sake of it. Read more
Published 28 days ago by Craig Scott
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice surprise
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!
Published 29 days ago by DCM
5.0 out of 5 stars A great movie
Stumbled upon the movie by accident and luckily enjoyed the movie, nice one time watch. Could have been short by 30mins.
Published 1 month ago by chinmai
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected
I wasn't expecting it to be as enjoyable, but the camera work was great especially with the sniper, you were really rooting for them to catch the bad guys. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anna Giannetti
4.0 out of 5 stars Special forces on an amazing landscape
A good film showing the performance of a group of French special forces in a wild landcape like Pakistan-Afeganistan border. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ana Montez
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film
Great story line, unlike an American film, where they always win win, good film.

Good acting. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Richie
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