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Lone Survivor

by JC Alvarez
Tuesday Jul 8, 2014
Lone Survivor

Based on the true story of a team of Navy SEALs on a mission to intercept an Al-Qaeda agent and the only member of the team that made it out alive (the titular character is played by Mark Wahlberg), "Lone Survivor" is a visceral account of the courage of fortitude of those individuals serving in our armed forces. From the onset the four soldiers' recon mission is precarious at best: Intercept some intel within enemy territory. But when their position is compromised by a trio of locals, suddenly the game is changed and survival becomes essential.

All heterosexual, high-testosterone, chest pounding aside, the narrative -- based on the New York Times bestselling biography --is expertly executed on film, and you are given a look behind the proverbial curtain of today's military and the relentless war on terrorism from multiple perspectives.

Presented in full HD picture and incredible theater quality sound, "Lone Survivor" (available now on Blu-ray) is a no-holds barred true-life telling of the heroism and horror of today's war as fought on the front lines, and the compromises that are made by the men battling to keep America safe. When their tactical advantage is compromised, the quartet have no choice but to fight their way through a deadly crossfire.

Outnumbered and outgunned, one man and his team fought the odds. In the end help comes from the most unlikely of places, and at a remarkably high price. "Lone Survivor" gains in strength when the journey of the wounded warrior is finally brought home and its valor lies in the journey of all who fight for freedom.

The Blu-ray package is loaded with exclusive bonus content that enhances the viewer experience with richly and factually detailed accounts of the events recreated for the film. Go into basic training with the all-star cast who worked alongside real-life Navy SEALs to accurately walk in the soldier's boots and behind enemy lines. A bonus featurette narrates the story of the "Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings," on which the film is based on.

"Lone Survivor" is available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD Combo Pack for $24.99.

Native New Yorker JC Alvarez is a pop-culture enthusiast and the nightlife chronicler of the club scene and its celebrity denizens from coast-to-coast. He is the on-air host of the nationally syndicated radio show "Out Loud & Live!" and is also on the panel of the local-access talk show "Talking About".


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