9th Company [Collector's Edition] [Blu-ray] [2006]

  • SKU: 18659415
  • Release Date: 08/31/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
75% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 4)

Special Features


  • Making the movie
  • 20 years later
  • The premiere

Synopsis


9th Company
Fedor Bondarchuk, the son of noted Russian filmmaker Sergei Bondarchuk, debuts as a director with the harrowing and relentless military drama 9th Company, set between 1988 and 1989 at the tail end of the U.S.S.R. Afghani war (the Soviet equivalent of Vietnam). The picture opens in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, in late 1988, when military trainees Petrovsky, Ryaba, Chugun, Stas, Pinochet, Lyutev and Vorobyev are whipped into shape at a training camp by the brutal, sadistic commander, Warrant Officer Dygalo - prior to being sent off to the front lines. After several one-by-one dalliances with the local whore, Snow White, and a cautionary lecture on the history, geography and culture of Afghanistan (which most of the men sleep through), the trainees head off to battle - first to the Bagram air base, then to the Afghani province of Khost to secure supply lines. But nothing can begin to prepare them for the brutal devastation into which they are plunged, or the relentless tide of slaughter that scatters thousands of Soviet victims in its wake. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Aleksei Chadov
    Aleksei Chadov
  • Artur Smolyaninov
    Artur Smolyaninov
  • Konstantin Kryukov
    Konstantin Kryukov
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    Ivan Kokorin
  • Mikhail Porechenkov
    Mikhail Porechenkov



Overall customer rating

4
75%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Afghanistan through the eyes of Russian soldiers

    Posted
    ArmyFlightMedic007

    I found this movie to be astonishing. I've read many books and maps of the Soviet conquest of Afghanistan, and this movie does a great job of illustrating their struggle. Just when you might think we (USA) have had it tough in Afghanistan you can see that the Soviets' debacle. This apparently attempts to tell the tale of a Soviet Spetznaz (Soldiers with a special service) holding a hill during the Afghan conflict. Much of this movie tries to bring that conflict to light, but leaves out much of the actual "true" conflict according to said documentation; However, the movie does a great job of showing the world what little suport that their conscript Army had to fight an impossible war. No matter which military you serve under, we're all brothers / sisters in arms.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Russian film that is short of a Hollywood B-movie.

    Posted
    Harley001
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    It has an awkward storyline, in terms of the characters. It's chaotic and has bad acting. It appears to be a kind of modern propaganda film with some gratuitous nudity. It's clearly meant for adult males who have had a few beers to drink (forewarning).

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Russia's Full Metal Jacket

    Posted
    JMD70

    Same basic story as Full Metal Jacket but it's the Soviet Army and Afghanistan (but not as well done). Gives you a different take about the current warfare there. The English dubbing is pretty bad, it's better to watch in Russian with the subtiles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great action movie on Afghanistan

    Posted
    Oxman
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Shows the Russian experience in Afghanistan. Really great action scenes and must see for background on current war in Afghanistan.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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