Blu-ray, DVD, Digital: Lone Survivor

Digital Release Date: May 20, 2014, Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: June 3, 2014
Price: DVD $29.98, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $34.98
Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment


Lone SurvivorLone Survivor adds to the list of movies about the war against al-Qaeda.

Mark Wahlberg (Ted) stars as Marcus Luttrell, the real-life Navy SEAL who was part of a four-person team on a covert mission to stop a high-level al-Qaeda operative. When things started to go wrong, Marcus learns that sometimes people who you think are the enemy can become unlikely allies.

Eric Bana (Deadfall), Ben Foster (Contraband), Taylor Kitsch (Savages) and Emile Hirsch (Bonnie & Clyde) co-star with Wahlberg in the R-rated film.

Lone Survivor was directed by Peter Berg (Battleship), who also wrote the screenplay based on the memoir by Marcus Luttrell and Patrick Robinson.

The action movie grossed a tidy $125 million in theaters, on good reviews from both critics and moviegoers.

Both the DVD and Blu-ray/DVD Combo carry two featurettes:

  • “Bringing the Story to Light” with director Peter Berg, producer Sarah Aubrey (TV’s Friday Night Lights) and actors Mark Wahlberg, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster telling why this movie was important to them
  • “The Fallen Heroes of Operation Red Wings” with family members of the real-life Navy SEALs depicted in the film.

The Blu-ray adds these other extras:

  • “Will of the Warrior” about the real-life Marcus Luttrell, who received the Navy Cross and Purple Heart for his action in Operation Red Wing
  • “Recreating the Firefight” about the choreography and filming of the movie’s stunts
  • “Learning the Basics” with Mark Wahlber, Emile Hirsch, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster going through SEAL training
  • and “The Pashtun Code of Life” about Marcus Luttrell’s rescuer, Mohammad Gulab and the other people in his village who risked their lives to save the SEAL.

 

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About Sam Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.