A quickly forgotten chapter in United States military history is relived in this harrowing war drama from director Ridley Scott, based on a series of Philadelphia Inquirer articles and subsequent book by reporter Mark Bowden. On October 3rd, 1993, an elite team of more than 100 Delta Force soldiers and Army Rangers, part of a larger United Nations peacekeeping force, are dropped into civil war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia, in an effort to kidnap two of local crime lord Mohamed Farah Aidid's top lieutenants. Among the team: Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann (Josh Hartnett), Ranger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight (Tom Sizemore), the resourceful Delta Sgt. First Class Jeff Sanderson (William Fichtner), and Ranger Spec. Grimes (Ewan McGregor), a desk-bound clerk getting his first taste of live combat. When two of the mission's Black Hawk helicopters are shot down by enemy forces, the Americans -- committed to recovering every man, dead or alive -- stay in the area too long and are quickly surrounded. The ensuing firefight is a merciless 15-hour ordeal and the longest ground battle involving American soldiers since the Vietnam War. In the end, 70 soldiers are injured and 18 are dead, along with hundreds of Somalians. Black Hawk Down was voted one of the top ten films of the year by the National Board of Review prior to its limited Oscar-qualifying release. On the basis of his work in this film, co-star Eric Bana, a relatively unknown Australian actor playing Delta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson, won the lead in director Ang Lee's version of The Hulk (2003).~Karl Williams
Josh HartnettRanger Staff Sgt. Matt Eversmann
Ewan McGregorRanger Spec. Grimes
Tom SizemoreRanger Lt. Col. Danny McKnight
Eric BanaDelta Sgt. First Class "Hoot" Gibson
William FichtnerDelta Sgt. First Class Jeff Sanderson
Ewen BremnerSpec. Sgt. Shawn Nelson
Sam ShepardMaj. Gen. William F. Garrison
Hugh DancyRanger Sgt. First Class Kurt Schmid
Ron EldardChief Warrant Officer Mike Durant
Gabriel CasseusRanger Spec. Mike Kurth
Brian Van HoltStruecker
Enrique Murciano Jr.Ruiz
Johann MyersSomali Father
Abdibashir Mohamed HersiSomali Spy
Kofi AmankwahSomali Kid
Joshua QuarcooSomali Kid
Lee GeohagenSomali son with gun
Hans ZimmerComposer (Music Score)
Arthur MaxProduction Designer
Cliff RobinsonArt Director
Gianni GiovagnoniArt Director
Ivo HusnjakArt Director
Keith PainArt Director
Marco TrentiniArt Director
Pier Luigi BasileArt Director
Blondel AidooExecutive Producer
Branko LustigExecutive Producer
Chad OmanExecutive Producer
Mike StensonExecutive Producer
Simon WestExecutive Producer
Monica SallustioSet Designer
Roberta FedericoSet Designer
David MurphyCostume Designer
Jon TitleSound/Sound Designer
Martin KenzieCamera Operator
Alexander WittSecond Unit Director
Antoine L. DouaihyUnit Production Manager
Barbara DeLeonardisHair Styles
Branko LustigUnit Production Manager
Christopher AssellsSound Effects Director
David HunterProsthetic Makeup Effects
Dino R. DimuroSound Effects Director
Heitor PereiraMusical Performer
Ilan EshkeriMusical Performer
Jeff RonaAdditional Music
Jeff RonaMusical Performer
Jim DooleyMusical Performer
Marc StreitenfeldMusic Editor
Mark L. ManginoDialogue Editor
Martin TillmanMusical Performer
Meagan LewisCasting Assistant
Michael BrookMusical Performer
Michael MinklerRe-Recording Mixer
Myron NettingaRe-Recording Mixer
Neil CorbouldSpecial Effects Supervisor
Per HallbergSupervising Sound Editor
Perry RobertsonSound Effects Director
Peter StaubliSound Effects Director
Robert "Bobby Z" ZajoncPilot
Salah BenchegraCasting Assistant
Samantha MaloneyMusical Performer
Seth YanklewitzCasting Associate
Stephanie FlackDialogue Editor
Tami R. GoldmanPost Production Coordinator
Combat Films,War Drama
Black Hawk Down
Year of Release
Includes Digital Copy, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray
4K Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray
Black Hawk Down [Includes Digital Copy] [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] 
Sony is continuing it's great run of catalog films in 4K. Black Hawk Down looks and sounds amazing and is an upgrade from the already amazing blu-ray. The steelbook is a disappoint though. The front is the same as regular 4K cover and the back the shot of Josh Hartnett from the previous blu-ray release along with no interior artwork. It's not terrible just nothing special. Whether you purchase the regular 4K edition or the steelbook this is a release well worth buying.
Great action war movie that was nowhere near the experience of this new version compare to when I watched it in the theater when it came out.
Always a great picture on an OLED panel & because it’s an older movie I had to switch to my other custom HDR setting to avoid grain.
Atmos was impressive & was a reference demo material. Played on an Oppo through a 11.2 (7.2.4). There was life like moments for example, when helicopter scenes where projected on screen above you, the height ceiling channels activated giving you a realistic atmosphere. There were some 360 surround & some front and back panning that gives you that immersive sound we look for.
Too high considering it’s an old title.
As my summary reads I've pur based this movie 3x yes.... 1st time was on dvd... 2nd time wa as on blue ray.... and yes,yes I did I purchased in uhd 4k and I will say was an incredible picture. And watching the extended version made it even better... great movie... Do I really have to give it a yey or nay??? I just finish
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Great movie but...
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
The movie was fine out of the package and was bought as it was the only blu ray option for this movie at the time of purchase from Best Buy. However, I am now going to have to purchase a 4k Tv/player that I don't already have if I want to watch the extended version as it is only on the 4k disc.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Finally saw this!
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
I don’t know why I waited so long to see this, but I’m glad I finally have. Great movie and enjoyed all of it. Excellent 4K transfer & sound. Love the SteelBook also.