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    Unique ID Code: 0000135405
    Added by: David Beckett
    Added on: 1/10/2010 15:01
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    This Is War

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    Life on the Battlefield - No reporters, no camera crews, no politics, no censors.
    Certificate: 18
    Running Time: 93
    Retail Price: £12.99
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    Content Type: Movie

    In July 2002, First Lieutenant Mike Scotti volunteered to extend his service with the American Marine Corps; six months later, he was propelled to the front line of one of the most notorious and complex military campaigns of our time; Operation Iraqi Freedom.

    Marching through the deserts of a crumbling regime, Scotti records the soldiers' progress to Baghdad on his personal mini DV-camera. Driven by fear and adrenalin, confronted by Iraqi Paramilitaries and convoys of Republican Guards disguised as civilians, Scotti and his comrades learn that the only people you can trust are members of your own battalion.

    On his return from Iraq, Scotti entrusted documentary filmmaker Kristian Fraga (Anytown, USA) with over 60 hours of footage, which Fraga edited down to this first-hand account of the war as it's fought on the ground.

    In the boots of a Marine in the line of fire, the viewer is taken on a mission from the early days of the war against terror and dropped straight into the heat of the battle. Mike Scotti's personal footage gives us an account of the visceral reality of the Iraqi War that is unrivalled in its impact and honesty. Offering audiences an incomparable authenticity, THIS IS WAR explodes the barriers between viewer and subject and presents us with the real human face of war; UNCENSORED.

    Special Features:
    - Commentary with film critic Matt Zoller and Kristian Fraga
    - Mike Scotti interviews
    - Kristian Fraga interviews
    - Creating the maps
    - Script to Screen: Airlift to Kuwait
    - Deleted and Alternative Scenes

    Video Tracks:
    Anamorphic Widescreen 1.78:1

    Audio Tracks:
    Dolby Digital 5.1 English

    Directed By:
    Kristian Fraga

    Written By:

    Mike Scotti

    Soundtrack By:
    Cliff Martinez

    Kristian Fraga

    Kristian Fraga
    Marc Perez

    Executive Producer:
    Benjamin Charbit
    John L. Sikes

    G2 Films

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