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Black Hawk Lands On Video June 11

3 Apr, 2002 By: Hive News

Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment will release the $110 million domestic box office hit Black Hawk Down on video June 11.

Director Ridley Scott brings to the screen the true story of a group of elite American soldiers sent into Somalia in 1993 as part of a United Nations peacekeeping operation.

Critically praised as one of the most realistic films about war ever produced, this war epic was nominated for four Academy Awards (including Best Director for Ridley Scott) and won two - for Best Film Editing and Best Sound. The outstanding cast includes Josh Hartnett, Tom Sizemore, Ewan McGregor, Eric, Sam Shepard, Ewan Bremner, Ron and William Fichtner Black Hawk Down was produced by Jerry Bruckhemier, one of Hollywood's most successful producers of action megahits including Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and Top Gun.

The DVD, mastered in high definition, will include digitally mastered audio and anamorphic video Widescreen presentation, a 5.1 Dolby Digital stereo audio track, subtitles in English, French, Korean, Chinese and Thai; an "On The Set" featurette, theatrical trailers, filmographies animated menus, production notes and scene selections. The movie is available day and date on DVD priced at $27.96 (prebook May 14) and rental-priced VHS (prebook May 21).

Black Hawk Down is the true story of a group of elite American soldiers sent into Somalia in 1993 as part of a U.N. peacekeeping incursion. Their mission is to abduct several of a Somalian warlord's top lieutenants of as part of a strategy to quell the civil war that is tearing the country to pieces. When the mission goes terribly wrong, the are in the middle of the biggest U.S. military firefight since its involvement in Vietnam.

Young Rangers and veteran Delta Force soon become trapped behind enemy lines for 18 harrowing hours and must wait until a rescue convoy can retrieve them. Outnumbered and surrounded, friends are lost, alliances are formed, tensions flare, boys become men and soldiers learn the true nature of war and heroism.

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