Hamburger Hill [20th Anniversary] [WS] [DVD] [1987]

  • SKU: 8803636
  • Release Date: 05/20/2008
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (54 out of 56)

Special Features


  • Audio commentary with actors and writer/producer
  • Hamburger Hill: the appearance of reality
  • Medics in Vietnam
  • Interactive Vietnam War timeline
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Hamburger Hill
Though the anti-war sentiments of Hamburger Hill come through loud and clear, the film is squarely on the side of those courageous, much-maligned Americans who fought and died in Vietnam. Based on a true incident, the story takes place in 1969, as the 101st Airborne Division confronts the Vietcong in a bloody battle over Hill 937 (aka "Hamburger Hill") in the A Shau Valley. During the next ten days, both sides incur heavy losses, but the Cong refuse to surrender the hill. The ultimate American "victory" turns out to be a hollow one indeed. Scripted by Vietnam War vet Jim Carabatsos, Hamburger Hill not only underlines the futility of the war but also the pressures brought to bear upon the troops by an insensitive, often hostile media. By utilizing a cast of unknowns, director John Irvin deftly avoids the Hollywoodized slickness of such bigger-budgeted efforts as Apocalypse Now and The Deer Hunter. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


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    Anthony Barrile - Langulli
  • Michael Boatman
    Michael Boatman - Motown
  • Don Cheadle
    Don Cheadle - Washburn
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    Michael Dolan - Murphy
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    Don James - McDanile



Overall customer rating

4.5
97%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Weak Audio

    Posted
    Gbub

    This was one of the first war movies I really watched when I was young. I hadn't seen it for many years and rented it when it first came out on DVD. I guess after being spoiled by so many movies with immersive audio tracks, I found the sound of this movie appalling. I tried to be forgiving as I realized the movie was older and DVD was still relatively new. DVD being the standard it is, I had high hopes that this anniversary edition would have a good remastered audio track that wouldn't be a distraction. My hopes were pretty quickly dashed. While the sound isn't as bad as I remembered it, it is still pretty poor. Some remastering may have been done or maybe my ears are more forgiving. There is a lack of clarity that makes dialogue difficult to hear and understand during fighting scenes. Explosions are underwhelming and many sound like stock 50's movie sound effects. The movie itself is so-so. It often feels pretentious. Rather than being a statement about the military's attitude toward the disposability of human life, it tries to encompass the whole Vietnam War in one movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    HAMBURGER HILL IS A CLASSIC ARMY MOVIE!!!

    Posted
    EBrown1
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    I recently purchased Hamburger Hill on Blu Ray & I DO NOT have any regrets at all!! The graphics are so clear there are so many twists and turns to this highly action packed movie... I'm going to recommend this to family & friends for sure... The only other thing that would've made this better is "UPGRADE & SAVE" so that I would've save an additional $5 on this purchase IF/WHEN BestBuy brings "UPGRADE & SAVE"... back soon...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

    Posted
    karl72
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    Hamburger Hill is a great movie. The picture on the blu-ray is outstanding. There is a slight problem with the sound. The music is a little louder than the dialog and sound effects. Its not real bad but it is worth noting. The dialog and sound effects can be clearly heard you just have to up the volume maybe slightly more than you usually do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid War Flick

    Posted
    Arnold
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    Hamburger Hill is a very competent entry in the canon of Vietnam War films. It doesn't reach the highs of your Platoons and Apocalypse Nows, but it paints an equally bleak picture of what the war was like and contains some great performances by actors who, at the time, had little to no star power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gritty, realistic portrayal of Vietnam war

    Posted
    Stankman
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    This was one of the best Vietnam war movies ever made. Was overshadowed by Platoon and Full Metal Jacket at the time of its release but some great performances by Dylan McDermott and Cortney B Vance. Was very surprised at the great picture quality on the blu-ray.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie Great Price

    Posted
    Tonytiger
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    Generally ignored because released within months after Platoon and Full Metal Jacket. Very realistic movie of one of the key battles of Vietnam War and to friends of mine who served the better of the three.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have.

    Posted
    Changosandchangito
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    Seem it when it came out in theaters. It's realistic and people will have an understanding on what it was like during that time. I have great respect for everyone who fought for this great country of ours.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great film

    Posted
    Sugei007
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    One of those great war films (or is it Anti-war film?) that became so popular in the 80's. A lot of great actors and performances in this film. The Blu-ray is top-notch. Recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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