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Hamburger Hill (1987)

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Directed by
John Irvin

Written by
James Carabatsos

Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle, Michael Dolan, Don James [more]

Release Date
Aug 28, 1987 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jan 12, 1999
 R2: 23 Jul 2001

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Running Time
1 hour, 52 minutes

Country USA

Studio Paramount, RKO Radio Pictures

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Hamburger Hill

Release Date: Jan 12, 1999
Region: A
Runtime: 110 mins
Studio: Artisan
ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen 1.85:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles: [None]
Packaging: Keep Case
Rating: R
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Hamburger Hill Letterboxed

Runtime: 94
Studio: Artisan Entertainment
Rating: R

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Hamburger Hill [1987]

Because Hamburger Hill was released less than a year after Oliver Stone's Platoon and within months of Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, this exceptionally well-made film about one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War was largely overshadowed and overlooked. It's a pity, because in some respects this is the best of the Vietnam films of the late 1980s, at least in terms of the everyday authenticity it depicts. Stripped clean of dramatically extraneous narrative, the movie opts instead for a straightforward approach to its day-by-day account of one of the war's costliest victories--a deadly siege on Hill 937 in the Ashau Valley, where soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division engaged the enemy over the course of 11 brutal assaults between May 10 and May 20, 1969. The film specifically follows the 3rd Squad, 1st Platoon, a mixture of "new guys" and battle-weary "short-timers" who fought against terrifying odds and suffered a 70 per cent casualty rate. From first scene to last, Hamburger Hill traces the rise and fall of their battle experience, from the horror of fire-fights to the camaraderie of men who've faced death and survived. Racial tensions flare and subside, trusts are established and courage emerges from unexpected places. Through it all, writer Jim Carabatsos and director John Irvin maintain a purity of focus that pays tribute to the soldier's life without promoting false patriotism or gung-ho theatrics. In addition, the film features a cast full of talented and well-known actors in the early stages of their careers, including Dylan McDermott and Don Cheadle (Devil in a Blue Dress, Boogie Nights). Colour accuracy, image clarity and the explosive soundtrack have been remarkably preserved in a flawless DVD transfer, lending even greater immediacy to this underrated film. --Jeff Shannon,

Release Date: Jul 23, 2001

Dolby Digital 5.1
1.85 Wide Screen
Subtitles: None
Theatrical Trailer

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Hamburger Hill [WS] (REGION 1) (NTSC)
Release Date: Aug 14, 2001

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Hamburger Hill/The Eagle Has Landed [WS] (REGION 1) (NTSC)
Release Date: Oct 23, 2001

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