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12 Strong is a well done action-war-drama that tells an unknown story since the mission was previously classified. The performances from the core cast is well done with Chris Hemsworth showing off the grit and charm for the role and Michael Shannon always does.

 

 

12 Strong
(2018)

Genre(s): Action, Drama, War
Warner Bros. | R – 130 min. – $35.99 | May 1, 2018

Date Published: 05/11/2018 | Author: The Movieman


MOVIE INFO:
Directed by: Nicolai Fuglsig
Writer(s): Doug Stanton (book ‘Horse Soldiers’); Ted Tally and Peter Craig (written by)
Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Michael Shannon, Michael Pena, William Fichtner, Elsa Pataky, David Negahban, Trevante Rhodes, Geoff Stults, Thad Luckinbill, Rob Riggle
DISC INFO:
Features: Featurettes
Digital Copy: Yes
Formats Included: Blu-ray, DVD
Number of Discs: 2
Audio: English (DTS-HD MA 5.1), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
Video: 1080p/Widescreen 2.40
Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish
Disc Size: 42.5 GB
Codecs: MPEG-4 AVC
Region(s): A, B, C

 


PLOT SYNOPSIS


In the wake of the September 11 attacks, Captain Mitch Nelson (CHRIS HEMSWORTH) leads a US Special Forces team — including Chief Warrant Officer 5 Hal Spencer (MICHAEL SHANNON), Sergeant First Class Sam Diller (MICHAEL PENA), Sergeant First Class Ben Milo (TREVANTE RHODES), Sean Coffers (GEOFF STULTS) and Vern Michaels (THAD LUCKINBILL) amongst others — into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. Once there, the soldiers develop an uneasy partnership with the Northern Alliance to take down the Taliban and its al-Qaida allies. Outgunned and outnumbered, Nelson and his forces face overwhelming odds in a fight against a ruthless enemy that takes no prisoners.

 

SPECIAL FEATURES – 2.0/5


This release comes with a slip cover (mine did not) and comes with a redemption code for the Digital HD copy. Features are on the lighter side with a 12 Strong: The Making of an Impossible Mission (22:05; HD) behind-the-scenes featurette and Monumental Effort: Building America’s Response Monument (10:13; HD) showcases the hard work in building the sculpture in honor of the men featured in the film.

 


VIDEO – 4.5/5


12 Strong rides onto Blu-ray presented in its original 2.40 widescreen aspect ratio and a 1080p high-definition transfer and boasts sharp detail while colors are more muted given the mostly desert setting where tones are on the more gray side. There is some natural noise present but nothing overly distracting.

AUDIO – 4.75/5


The included DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 track is quite strong from the clear dialogue levels making way through the center channel to excellent low levels when the chopper takes off or lands as the LFE rumbles rather evenly instead of just shaking the floor or walls.

 


OVERALL – 4.0/5


Overall, 12 Strong is a well done action-war-drama that tells an unknown story since the mission was previously classified. The performances from the core cast is well done with Chris Hemsworth showing off the grit and charm for the role and Michael Shannon always does. The Blu-ray release offers up great video and audio transfers while the bonus material was a bit lackluster.

 

 

 

 

Check out some more 1080p screen caps by going to page 2. Please note, these do contain spoilers.

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