Body of Lies/Three Kings [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

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Special Features

  • Body of Lies: Actionalb intelligence: deconstruction Body of Lies - key sequences are explored in-depth via on-set footage and cast/crew interviews
  • Commentary by director Ridley Scott, screenwriter William Monahan and original novel author David Ignalius
  • Threek Kings: Additional scenes
  • 2 commentaries: one by writer/director David O. Russell, the other by producers Charles Roven and Edward L. McDonnell
  • Featurette Under the Bunker: on the set of Three Kings
  • David O. Russell's Three Kings video journal

Synopsis

Three Kings
Three stars team up for this unusual look at America's role in the war against Iraq. In 1991, as the Gulf War winds to a close, three American servicemen find themselves happy to have achieved victory but wondering about the ultimate importance of what they've done (especially since Saddam Hussein is still in power). Major Archie Gates (George Clooney) is a decorated Vietnam veteran and special forces officer with two weeks to go before he retires; Sgt. Troy Barlow (Mark Wahlberg) has a new baby at home; and Chief Elgin (Ice Cube) is probably just going to end up back in Detroit. So when one of them comes across a map that seems to point out where Saddam's forces have stashed a large cache of gold they stole from Kuwait, they decide to follow the trail and take some of the war booty for themselves. However, the deeper they journey into Iraq, the more they see of the consequences of America's policies in the Middle East. Although President George Bush and the American military urged Iraqi citizens to rise up against Saddam Hussein, and pledged their support to a people's movement against the leader, Iraqis found that when they took to the streets against Saddam, the United States did not back them up, and the loss of Iraqi lives was fearsome. When Gates, Barlow and Elgin become aware of what's happening, they're torn between their desire to grab the fortune they came for and the demands of their conscience to help the people they came to liberate. Three Kings was directed by David O. Russell and marked a significant change of direction after his dark-humored relationship comedies, Spanking the Monkey and Flirting with Disaster. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Body of Lies
Fresh off of their success with director Martin Scorsese's The Departed, star Leonardo DiCaprio and screenwriter William Monahan team with director Ridley Scott for this screen adaptation of David Ignatius' novel Body of Lies. When CIA operative Roger Ferris (DiCaprio) uncovers evidence indicating that a major terrorist leader may be operating out of Jordan, he enlists the aid of CIA veteran Ed Hoffman (Russell Crowe) in infiltrating the elusive saboteur's vast underground network. During the course of his dangerous mission, Ferris gradually comes to question how much he can trust his presumed allies -- who include not just Hoffman, but the outwardly helpful head of Jordanian intelligence as well. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • George Clooney
    George Clooney - Major Archie Gates
  • Mark Wahlberg
    Mark Wahlberg - Sergeant Troy Barlow
  • Ice Cube
    Ice Cube - Chief Elgin
  • Spike Jonze
    Spike Jonze - Conrad Vig
  • Nora Dunn
    Nora Dunn - Adriana Cruz

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