Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Release: 12 Strong

Blu-ray & DVD Release Date: May 1, 2018
Price: DVD $17.99, Blu-ray/DVD Combo $22.99
Studio: Warner

Chris Hemsworth (Blackhat) and Michael Shannon (Nocturnal Animals) star in the action-filled war drama 12 Strong, directed by Nicolai Fuglsig.

The film is set in the tense days following 9/11 when an elite U.S. Special Forces unit, led by  Capt. Mitch Nelson (Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. soldiers sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission in response to the attacks. The team is dropped into the remote, rugged landscape of northern Afghanistan, where they must convince General Rashid Dostum (Navid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghan horse soldiers. Despite forming an uneasy bond and growing respect, the new allies face overwhelming odds: vastly outnumbered and outgunned by a ruthless enemy that does not take prisoners.

The R-rated movie, which opened wide in mid-January, delivered an unremarkable but still acceptable $46 million at the domestic box office.

Bonus features include two featurettes.

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About Laurence

Founder and editor Laurence Lerman saw Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest when he was 13 years old and that’s all it took. He has been writing about film and video for more than a quarter of a century for magazines, anthologies, websites and most recently, Video Business magazine, where he served as the Reviews Editor for 15 years.