Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Movie Talk
Reload this Page >

Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Movie Talk A Discussion area for everything movie related including films In The Theaters

Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Old 07-23-10, 07:34 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,912
Received 16 Likes on 12 Posts
Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

<object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/zvUdruvbdmI&hl=en_US&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/zvUdruvbdmI&hl=en_US&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
IMDB | 2 July 2010

Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington's year dug in with the Second Platoon in one of Afghanistan's most strategically crucial valleys reveals extraordinary insight into the surreal combination of back breaking labor, deadly firefights, and camaraderie as the soldiers painfully push back the Taliban.

<hr>

Got a chance to see this during the week. Highly recommended. It's a glib statement but "The Hurt Locker as Afghanistan documentary" is the most concise way of putting this. The movie focuses entirely on the platoon, with no news footage, interviews with generals or diplomats, or voice-overs.
Old 11-28-10, 03:52 PM
  #2  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Sacramento, CA
Posts: 747
Received 13 Likes on 8 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

For those interested National Geographic Channel will be airing this on Monday 11/29:
http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/the-fien...raphic-channel
Old 11-29-10, 01:05 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Puyallup
Posts: 16,429
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Restrepo has been a option in the On Demand for the last couple of weeks.

A really compelling documentary about a group of guys in the Korengal Valley.
Old 11-29-10, 01:49 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Hero
 
jfoobar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 39,382
Received 172 Likes on 128 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Thanks for the heads up!
Old 11-29-10, 06:57 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles , California
Posts: 3,596
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Thanks, I set it to DVR tonight.
Old 11-29-10, 07:07 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
CharlieK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 2,249
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Yes, thanks! Been wanting to see this for a while.
Old 12-07-10, 07:07 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: london
Posts: 1,652
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Just recorded this from our SKY here in the UK. I'm about 20 minites in so far.
I believe I'm in for ride!
Old 01-26-11, 11:45 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Bay Area, CA
Posts: 14,805
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Just saw this today. Pretty crazy that people could live like that...and that we would send soldiers in there. And for what?
Old 02-02-11, 08:24 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Sugar Land, TX
Posts: 14,430
Received 23 Likes on 15 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

This is on National Geographic again tonight.
Old 02-02-11, 11:43 AM
  #10  
Moderator
 
Giles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Washington DC
Posts: 33,604
Received 14 Likes on 10 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

^ much thanks for the info! (set my DVR)
Old 02-15-11, 03:16 AM
  #11  
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

I want to see this so bad.
Old 02-15-11, 10:31 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 5,659
Received 50 Likes on 37 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

It has been available via Netflix streaming for at least a couple of weeks now. I have it in the queue and will probably get to it next week.
Old 02-15-11, 03:25 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 3,954
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

yup. Its streaming in HD on Netflix. Its a pretty interesting and sad documentary.
Old 02-21-11, 11:36 PM
  #14  
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Got it on DVD for $10. Intense as hell. One of the best war documentaries I've ever seen, and easily one of the best 2010 films I've seen
Old 02-22-11, 02:59 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Very far away..
Posts: 4,607
Likes: 0
Received 13 Likes on 11 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Originally Posted by terrible chong View Post
Got it on DVD for Intense as hell. One of the best war documentaries I've ever seen, and easily one of the best 2010 films I've seen
You should check out 'Armadillo'. Also excellent.
Old 02-24-11, 01:17 PM
  #16  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
arminius's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Here I Is!
Posts: 6,967
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Just saw this on Netflix, another great war doc. It really gave you a feel for what they go through over there. A real misuse of soldiers.
Old 02-24-11, 01:56 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Godfather
Thread Starter
 
The Bus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: New York
Posts: 54,912
Received 16 Likes on 12 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Originally Posted by Gunde View Post
You should check out 'Armadillo'. Also excellent.
That's the other Afghan documentary I saw in theaters last year. Both were very good.
Old 02-26-11, 04:25 AM
  #18  
Guest
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 900
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Originally Posted by Gunde View Post
You should check out 'Armadillo'. Also excellent.
Will look it up!
Old 04-20-11, 01:20 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Puyallup
Posts: 16,429
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Sad News, Co-director Hetherington killed in Lybia today:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,5844280.story

Reporting from Misurata, Libya— Tim Hetherington, an award-winning news photographer and Oscar-nominated co-director of the documentary "Restrepo," was killed Wednesday in an explosion in the Libyan city of Misurata, doctors and colleagues reported.

At least three other photojournalists were injured in the blast, which was believed to have been caused by a mortar round. The rebel-held city in western Libya has been under attack for several weeks by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi.
Old 04-20-11, 03:07 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 2,238
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Originally Posted by superdeluxe View Post
Sad News, Co-director Hetherington killed in Lybia today:

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,5844280.story
Can't feel too bad about this one. He shouldn't have been in Lybia.
Old 04-20-11, 03:46 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Orange County
Posts: 4,915
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Originally Posted by LosingMyMind View Post
Can't feel too bad about this one. He shouldn't have been in Lybia.
Pretty ignorant thing to say. Journalists on the front lines, especially one as dangerous Libya, should be hailed as heroes for their sacrifice.

A huge loss in news reporting and documentary filmmaking.
Old 04-20-11, 03:50 PM
  #22  
TGM
DVD Talk Legend
 
TGM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 16,278
Received 140 Likes on 90 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

I agree a bit harsh, but christ, you spend enough time swimming with sharks you're gonna get bit. I know nothing about the guy personally, but if he had a wife, and more importantly kids, then he was a fool.
Old 04-20-11, 04:13 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Dr Mabuse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: 75 clicks above the Do Lung bridge...
Posts: 18,946
Likes: 0
Received 2 Likes on 2 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Damn.

They don't come more legit than that guy.

Last edited by Dr Mabuse; 04-20-11 at 04:31 PM. Reason: forgot the "don't"
Old 04-20-11, 04:14 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Hero
 
jfoobar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 39,382
Received 172 Likes on 128 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Or one could argue that he was doing important and dangerous work and that, despite the risks he faced (which I suspect he would have willingly acknowledged), this is a very tragic loss.
Old 04-20-11, 06:00 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Puyallup
Posts: 16,429
Likes: 0
Received 3 Likes on 3 Posts
Re: Restrepo (Hetherington & Junger, 2010) — Doc about platoon posted in Afghanistan

Originally Posted by jfoobar View Post
Or one could argue that he was doing important and dangerous work and that, despite the risks he faced (which I suspect he would have willingly acknowledged), this is a very tragic loss.
This. He risked his life getting the pictures/story out to everyone else, and people call this guy a fool?

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.