Enemy at the Gates [Blu-ray] [2001]

  • SKU: 5996505
  • Release Date: 02/07/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (149 out of 154)

    Special Features


    • Through the Crosshairs
    • Inside Enemy at the Gates
    • Deleted Scenes
    • Theatrical Trailer HD

    Synopsis


    Enemy at the Gates
    A turning point in 20th century war history is the focus of this fact-based account of the 1942-1943 battle of Stalingrad, in which the Germans were finally defeated by Russian influence -- one of the bloodiest battles in World War II history. The film stars Jude Law as Vassili, a marksman from the Urals who is transported to Stalingrad in 1942, and a master German sniper, Major Koenig (Ed Harris). Koenig, an expert German sniper, is determined to eliminate his formidable opponent by any means necessary; meanwhile, Vassili has joined forces with Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), a young Russian political adversary, who is impressed by Vassili's skills and raises his profile in the Soviet Union. Both Vassili and Danilov become involved with Tanya (Rachel Weisz), whose Jewish parents have been captured by the Germans and have forced her to take up with the men on a sniper expedition. Koenig and Vassili begin to develop traps for each other, until fate inevitably must bring the two sharpshooters together. This large-scale production, financed mostly by Teuton companies, also features Bob Hoskins as Nikita Krushchev and Ron Perlman as an aging Russian sniper. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Joseph Fiennes
      Joseph Fiennes - Danilov
    • Jude Law
      Jude Law - Vassili Zaitsev
    • Rachel Weisz
      Rachel Weisz - Tania
    • Bob Hoskins
      Bob Hoskins - Khrushchev
    • Ed Harris
      Ed Harris - Konig



    Customer rating

    4.7
    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Amazing for WWII Fans!

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      HaloFan
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      After many major Hollywood epics about the war on the Western Front (THE LONGEST DAY, PATTON, A BRIDGE TOO FAR, BATTLE OF THE BULGE, SAVING PRIVATE RYAN), it is long overdue that ENEMY AT THE GATES, centered on the pivotal battle for Stalingrad, should play to audiences ... particularly American audiences. The core of the plot is the personal duel between two expert snipers, the Red Army's Vasily Zaitsev (Jude Law) and the German Wehrmacht major, Koenig (Ed Harris), the latter brought into the Stalingrad cauldron to kill the former before he totally destroys the morale of the German troops trying to capture the city. It's a cat and mouse confrontation depicted with startling realism, though, in this case, the mouse is just as deadly as the cat. The rest of the film is just window dressing, especially the sappy love triangle between Zaitsev, political commissar Danilov (Joseph Fiennes), and a female Red Army sniper, Tania, played by Rachel Weisz. The film, set among the rubble and destroyed factories of Stalin's city, is visually stunning. The performances of Law, Harris and Fiennes are excellent, as is that by Bob Hoskins, who plays Joe Stalin's political representative on the scene, Nikita Krushchev. My complaints center on the accents of the main characters, which don't sound Russian by any stretch of the imagination, the previously-mentioned and totally superfluous love story, and the fact that the Krushchev is given way too much screen time at the expense of the Russian general, Chuikov, who doesn't even appear, even though he was the Red Army's military commander whose gritty defense of the city ultimately prevailed. This story of the duel between Zaitsev and his German nemesis is based in fact, though a better telling of the tale is the work of book fiction, WAR OF THE RATS, by David Robbins. If you're interested in this footnote to the Stalingrad struggle, the book is a "must", and the film will serve as excellent visual reinforcement

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      FEEDOGS101
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      Bursting into my Top Five war movies of all time is this film. A gritty and realistic portrayal of one of the worst battles in the history of war - the 1942-43 armwrestle for the city of Stalingrad. Much has been made of the actors speaking in their native accents, but this seems a trivial complaint - the film is in English after all! More important is the masterful manner of speech of the actors - Bob Hoskins' gutteral exultations as Ukrainian potato farmer Nikita Krushchev; Joseph Fiennes' pompous and proud intonations as the political officer; Jude Law's common man for the peasant turned soldier; Ed Harris with the clipped and crisp tones of a German officer. This is my pick for the best film of the year so far (August). It is truly a cinematic masterpiece, with horrific scenes of the violence of war, brilliant dialog and heart-wrenching tragedy. Expect to be moved.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Solid, Brutal War Film

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      Dragonfly120
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      Enemy at the Gates is an intense, gut-wrenching war drama that showcases part of the Russian front of World War II instead of the American fronts in the Pacific and European Theaters of War. The cast is outstanding, and the direction is, at a great many times relentless in the brutality. The production is outstanding, the music heart-wrenching (especially coming from James Horner), but the script itself is somewhat lacking when it comes to the whole romantic subplot involving the two Russian soldiers who fall in love with the same woman. Other than that quip, the movie is a truly solid war film.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      shoot me if you can

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      kidd1

      The movie was appealing to the eye and the senses. It showed the other side of WWII from the Russians viewpoint, and it wasn't a very nice viewpoint, but historical accurate. The Russians did kill many of their own during the war. The love triangle was a good touch. Friends who benefited from each other earlier became combatants when a woman showed up in their lives. The best part was the Germans sending their best sniper, an officer to deal with the much publicized hero of the Motherland. The movie ends up the way I liked. I’d recommend it to others.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Good Film

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      ThisIsMyName
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      I enjoy this film a great deal. It's intense, well-acted, and the art direction/costumes/general design feel accurate and real. My only complaint is the love story jammed into it. It's really the only uneven aspect. The love story is minor and could easily be removed without leaving any plot holes—it doesn't drive the film. In fact, it distracts a bit from the already-engaging story.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      One of my favorite movies...

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      Eddy345
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      The acting in this film is above average. The filming itself is great with realistic battle scenes and ensuing chaos that was apparent during the Battle of Stalingrad. The horrors of war are graffic in this movie, so parents should be advised. This movie has great battle scenes and the plot is very indepth you will never see a movie quite like it. is one of the movies that I love to keep watching again and again

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent sniper movie!

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      Yapchagi
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      I remember seeing this movie at the theater. The main character is Vasili Zaitsev and after coming home from the theater I immediately played Counter Strike and changed my name to Vasili Zaitsev lol lol ... The movie is awesome! And bluray just makes it even better with its picture quality and sound quality. If u're a fan of this movie, get the bluray version!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Battle of Stalingard

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      matineeidol
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      This movie centers on the pivotal WWII battle of Stalingrad in which Russian soldiers were used as disposable weapons in order to defeat the enemy. The story centers on the battle between a Russian sniper and a German sniper with a secondary love triangle story. The acting was very good but the accents were not. Blu-ray disc in 1.77:1 format.

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