Watch now



or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
Amazon Add to Cart
4.34
rsdvd Add to Cart
5.10
skyvo-direct Add to Cart
6.55
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Valkyrie [DVD]

Tom Cruise , Kenneth Branagh , Bryan Singer    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
Price: 4.25 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over 10. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In stock.
Sold by DVD Overstocks and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Tuesday, 22 April? Choose Express delivery at checkout. Details

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Amazon Family members enjoy 20% off every delivery of nappies. Join today to get your discount, as well as a free trial of Amazon Prime and access to exclusive offers and discounts.


Frequently Bought Together

Valkyrie [DVD] + Defiance [DVD] + Munich [DVD]
Price For All Three: 10.24

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Terence Stamp, Eddie Izzard
  • Directors: Bryan Singer
  • Format: PAL
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: MGM Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 8 Jun 2009
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (165 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001U8A55Q
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 947 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

Tom Cruise and Kenneth Branagh star in this World War II suspense thriller. At the height of the war, a group of high-ranking German officers, including Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise), Major-General Henning von Tresckow (Branagh) and General Friedrich Olbricht (Bill Nighy), hatched a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler (David Bamber) and seize power of the military command in order to end the war and make peace with Allied forces. The operation, codenamed 'Valkyrie', was modified by the conspirators to ensure its success, but for various reasons the plot failed when finally carried out on 20 July 1944, and the conspirators of the inner circle were summarily executed following a kangaroo trial.

Product Description

Based on a the true story of a cadre of Nazi officers who grew to oppose Hitlers murderous pursuits and made several attempts to kill him in the late stages of WWII, VALKYRIE features a top-flight cast, with drama and suspense in equal measure. The film is a stylistic departure for director Bryan Singer (X-MEN, X2) and star Tom Cruise, with a screenplay by Christopher McQuarrie (THE USUAL SUSPECTS) and Nathan Alexander that is constructed like a heist film, with a team of like-minded men coming together for a common purpose and facing incredible odds. It is 1943, and though he has come to be disgusted by Hitlers campaign of evil, Count Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) has risen to the level of lieutenant colonel in the German army. Convinced that Hitler must die, Von Stauffenberg requests a transfer to Tunisia, where he loses his left eye and right hand during an Allied air raid. Falling in with a group of similarly disillusioned officers including Major General Henning von Tresckow (Kenneth Branagh), General Friedrich Olbricht (Bill Nighy), General Friedrich Fromm (Tom Wilkinson), and Colonel General Ludwig Beck (Terence Stamp), Stauffenberg is at the centre of several attempts on Der Fuhrers life, culminating in a bombing that kills a handful of his officers and leaves Hitler only slightly injured. Though advance photos of Cruise in Nazi uniform brought VALKYRIE negative publicity, his restrained performance is at the heart of this well-crafted, thinking persons action movie. He is bolstered by an incredible British cast including Branagh, Stamp, and Wilkinson, and by the films dazzling art direction. Though its a story to which viewers should already know the ending, Singer still creates ample suspense. The result is a taut and effective historical thriller. Compare the cast from Valkyrie with their real life counterparts (click for larger image) Tom Cruise and Claus von Stauffenberg Carice van Houten and Nina von Stauffenberg Terenc

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
30 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Far exceeded my expectations! 15 July 2010
Format:DVD
Given that this was made and released as a mainstream film with a big Hollywood name (Cruise) in the leading role, I had wrongly assumed that this would turn out to be another glitzy mis-recreation of an important historical event. How wrong I was! I was very pleasantly surprised with the treatment of the subject matter which was both sensitive and accurate: a rarity indeed!
Whoever has adapted this important historical event into a screenplay has done a tremendous job creating characters who are believably human (complete with flaws) whilst remaining faithful to the events. The cast is an excellent line-up of some of the best serious actors currently treading the boards and I was pleasantly surprised at just how much British talent is showcased here. It is obvious that a great deal of homework has been done and this could serve as a great lesson to other film-makers that you do not have to distort, invent or change the facts of history to make it entertaining (NB: U571, Pearl Harbour, Inglorious Basterds!).
I would recommend this film to anyone who has even a passing interest in WW2 or even viewers who simply enjoy a good tale well told.
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Superior effort from Tom Cruise 9 July 2011
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
When it comes to Tom Cruise movies, there are normally two certainties. Namely: the poster art will consist solely of his face and no matter what the situation, his character will have availed himself of impeccable dental care.

Cruise may be nominally the star but to surround himself by such capable talent on both sides of the camera lifts Valkyrie above his average vehicle. It's directed by Bryan Singer, who reunites with his Usual Suspects collaborators Christopher McQuarrie (co-writer) and John Ottman (composer and editor). The ensemble includes Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson and Terence Stamp.

The subject matter also represents a departure. The true-life story of an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler means everyone knows up front that he won't be riding off into the sunset, having got the girl who 'completes' him. In fact, Cruise's physical resemblance to the person he portrays, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, is uncanny.

Von Stauffenberg was an outspoken opponent of the Hitler regime and the prime mover behind a daring plan to eradicate the dictator from the scene once and for all. The fact that Der Führer didn't meet his end after walking into an elaborate mousetrap makes witnessing what might have been all the more fascinating. Indeed, the tension is ramped up throughout and despite their being on a hiding to nothing you find yourself rooting for the conspirators.

The one potential sticking point is the use of the actors' natural speaking voices instead of German accents. It's obvious that some of the cast would be better at them than others so this is neatly transitioned right at the beginning. You soon accept that it's a theatrical convention and doesn't detract from your enjoyment.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
58 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply outstanding 12 Jun 2009
Format:Blu-ray
As an expert on Nazi Germany, having studied the subject for over 35 years, having grown to understand its causes and motivations and how these lead to an appalling - yet well stated intent - to massacre and conquer, this film simply captivates and overwhelms. I had heard a great deal of criticism levelled at Tom Cruise for attempting to play a 6ft 2 Colonel who is regarded as the chief hero of the German resistance.

However, with one tiny inaccuracy at the start of the film, it proceeded in its relentless journey to impress time after time, with its locations, infinitesimal attention to detail which can only be described as a triumph of research and its utterly moving telling of a story doomed to fail from the day it was conceived.

If ever there was a tale about how not to carry out a military coup this is it. Endless good intentions utterly ruined by a total failure of communications.

I found the scene at The Berghof, when Stauffenberg has to get Hitler to sign the Walkure amendment to enable the plan to take shape, simply unbearable in its tension. Every member of the senior German government was instantly recognisable to me without any names being used and most of them not speaking, they were that superbly portrayed and chosen. The exceptional detail of the Berghof layout was just awe-inspiring.

The aircraft scene (which there is an interesting documentary about on the disc) is again outstanding, this is exactly how Hitler travelled. Even the way everyone reluctantly puts out their cigarettes (Hitler loathed smoking)as he arrives. The focus on a mosquito biting a guard - emphasising the sultry summer heat and mosquito infested Rastenburg site was genius. You didn't have to do it, but in doing so, for detail freaks like me, this was extraordinary.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
32 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I unexpectedly enjoyed it, 31 May 2009
Format:DVD
I was a little hesitant to see this movie since it's an historical story & also because of the mediocre reviews, I expected to be bored, but my husband wanted to see it & I thought that I would fall asleep watching, as usual, but I was wrong. The movie engaged me from the beginning & even though I knew the ending, the movie was quite captivating & kept me up waiting to see what will happen. A very nice surprise. Also Tom Cruise was great even though I don't care for him much lately he really gave this movie a soul. Well done.
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Good film
Brought for my husband , he enjoyed this film very much . A film he will watch again and agin
Published 14 days ago by Amanda
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb
This film tells the true story of the attempt to assassinate Hitler on July 20th 1944. I saw it at the cinema, have rented it more than once and ultimately bought the bluray, once... Read more
Published 20 days ago by S J Buck
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome film
Thanks so much for quick delivery of this film. Great history lesson for my grandson.
Will look forward to placing more orders with you, and have fine birthday shopping of Raa... Read more
Published 1 month ago by pauline green
2.0 out of 5 stars dvd
Badly scratched and didn't play at all. Very cheap so didn't bother to pay the postage and send it back
Published 1 month ago by mrs.natalie m cann
5.0 out of 5 stars Valkyrie DVD
Valkyrie Dvd was most enjoyable viewing, I have always wanted to see this film and was not dissappointed and would recommend it.
Published 1 month ago by robert dent
4.0 out of 5 stars Failure at a high cost
One of the better war type films telling of the events leading up to the attempt on Hitler's assassination and the aftermath of the outcome.
Published 2 months ago by Cromer
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite good
I didn't know the history of this subject and found it really interesting. It was a good film, very watchable.
Published 3 months ago by Kathleen
5.0 out of 5 stars valkyrie dvd
very good film and story line. one of my husbands good films to watch over again. he has recommended it to several of our friends who are into this sort of film.
Published 3 months ago by kittens
5.0 out of 5 stars "I am involved in high treason with all means available to me. Can I...
This is a brilliant, powerful and very realistic film describing the 20 July 1944 attempt to assassinate Hitler and overthrow the Nazi regime. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Maciej
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
Saw this on the cinema,looks super on blue ray.Well worth having in any war themed collection.Thought Tom played the part well.
Published 5 months ago by Djohnson
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa9d49b34)

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
Region? 1 12 Dec 2011
Subtitles ... again 3 13 Jan 2010
langages and susbtitles 2 26 Oct 2009
See all 3 discussions...  
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback