Mel Gibson directed this biopic about World War II Army medic Desmond Doss (played here by Andrew Garfield). A conscientious objector who refused to take a life or even carry a weapon, Doss was eventually awarded the Medal of Honor for saving the lives of 75 soldiers on the battlefields of Okinawa. Hugo Weaving, Teresa Palmer, Vince Vaughn, and Sam Worthington co-star in Gibson's return to the director's seat.~Daniel Gelb
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The Soul of War: Making Hacksaw Ridge - a comprehensive documentary detailing the making of the film, including the real-life people and story, casting, filming, special effects, stunts, and interviews from Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfield
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Owned for 3 months when reviewed.
Not surprised to find out after that nut job Mel Gibson was behind it to suite his agenda. Great movie other than that man-made, fairy tale mumbo jumbo.
-Picture; 4K upscaled picture was impressive.
-Sound; Atmos on Blu-ray Disc is always a treat. Full of big sound but not great use of all channels to give you rich surround details.
-Digital Copy; Yes, full upgrade to Atmos & Vision.
-Slipcover; No but steel case was available.
-What was mentioned at the top & price dropped at $10 for the 4K when this copy sold for $15.
-Gear used for sound & visuals:
LG 65’ C6P 4k/3D passive OLED (manually calibrated)
9.2 Onkyo RZ + pre amp for 7.2.4/11.2 (integrated calibrated then manually tweeted with SPL sound level meter & balance/adjust for full dynamic range)
Klipsch Reference Premier towers
dual R112SW subs
Polk Audio MC80 8’ quad in-ceiling heights
Oppo 4K UDP-203
Monster cables: Premium Black Platinum HDR HDMIs, THX Audio RCA, Digital Subwoofer Cables & Fiber Optic Ultra 1000
Monoprice 14 gauge awg copper speaker wire
Nakamichi Speaker Plugs
Auralex Acoustic Isolation platforms
Glad I bought it after all. Read a review that said it was a romance movie with some war scenes in it. Reviewer stressed the romance part. Would not have bought it after reading that except Best Buy had such a great deal. It was a war movie with some romance that made Desmond Doss' MOH herorics all the more incredible because he had alot to lose in life if killed.
Best Buy offered this absolutely gorgeous 4K UHD disc CLASSIC for only a few bucks (under $9. ) plus free shipping as an Elite member ! Love BB.
If you enjoy WWII movies or just want a fantastic true story of a man of conviction about his faith, THIS IS IT !!
Sooo inspirational. Desmond Doss biography.
He was a native Virginian, from the Roanoke area. The only conscientious objector to ever get the Congressional Medal of Honor. A Seventh Day Adventist.
I could easily watch this poignant (and yet portions of extreme combat violence depicted) movie multiple times.