REVIEW: THE TILLMAN STORY
OVERVIEW: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment brings The Tillman Story, an insightful and devastating documentary that combines the hard-hitting grittiness of a classic gridiron tale with the unraveling of one family’s controversial case against the U.S. government to learn the truth, to Blu-ray Disc and DVD on February 1, 2011.
Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for Documentary at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, The Tillman Story examines the controversial death and cover-up of celebrated NFL-star turned Army Ranger Pat Tillman, killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan. Narrated by Josh Brolin (Oscar® Nominee for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Milk, 2008), the riveting documentary by acclaimed director Amir Bar-Lev (My Kid Could Paint That) includes heart-wrenching interviews with the Tillman family and the former football star’s fellow Army Rangers forced to comply with a military conspiracy.
SYNOPSIS: Pat Tillman decided to leave a multimillion-dollar professional football contract and join the military because he felt it was the right thing to do. When he died in a friendly‑fire incident in Afghanistan in 2004, the military is shown to have manipulated his tragic death in the line of duty into a glorifying propaganda tool.
DVD: The film is
presented in widescreen with a 1.78:1 aspect ration preserving its theatrical
Entertainment has done it again with this transfer. Not only the picture looks
excellent in this release, also the sound it is good. A
Dolby Digital English 5.1 Surround providing a nice complement to the
picture it also includes English subtitles.
Unfortunately the DVD doesn't include French and Spanish
subtitles, which I found to be considering the big Hispanic
population in the USA.
In terms of special features
the DVD includes only a behind the scenes featurette.
Widescreen (1.78:1) [16:9 Transfer]
5.1 Dolby Digital
Subtitles - English
A Look Behind the Scenes: “Pat Tillman, The Man, The Mission, The Legacy”
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