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Posted: 6/20/2001 7:44:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2001 10:41:17 AM EST by Striker]
I finally got a copy of this BBC produced movie and it is definately the best Gulf War movie yet. Much better than Three Kings or that stupid Meg Ryan flick. The combat scenes were great. Not graphic like Saving Private Ryan, but Technically accurate. Lots of M16, Minimi & M203 action. The movie is a little slow at parts, but it has the burden of being a true story, and to their credit they kept it accurate rather than embelishing. Unfortunately the movie is not available in the US so you will have to find a way to get a copy from Canada. From the Amazon.com UK site: [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/search-handle-form/026-0535273-8202849[/url]
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 8:40:14 PM EST
Is it VHS or DVD? Does Canada use the same VHS system that the US does? I know the the UK doesn't. I have been waiting to see this movie. I might just read the book again to hold me over.
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 8:49:03 PM EST
BOOTLEG!!!BOOTLEG!!!BOOTLEG!!!
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 8:58:03 PM EST
Originally Posted By MDS: Does Canada use the same VHS system that the US does?
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Yes, all of North America uses the same encoding. It's strange that I cant order the tape from a Video store in Detroit, but I can cross over into canada and buy as many as I want and bring them back. I guess the BBC doesnt think there is any American interest in the film?
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 11:31:15 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/20/2001 11:29:55 PM EST by MDS]
Ar15fan: If you cross over the border again and pick up an extra one. I'd like to buy it. Trades? Edited because I'm illiterate.
Link Posted: 6/20/2001 11:57:36 PM EST
Whats the story line of the movie? Six
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 12:14:33 AM EST
Sixgun357: It's about an SAS team sent into Iraq (Desert Storm)to locate scud sites and destroy them. The team Bravo Two Zero gets split up. Two books were written by two team members. Bravo Two Zero by Andy McNab. The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan. Both excellent reads.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 4:29:01 AM EST
Excellent book. I didnt even know there was a movie. AR15 Fan, Ill buy a copy and make it worth your while if you can get a copy.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 4:33:33 AM EST
I live only an hour away from the Canadian border, but I'll probably have to go all the way to Winnepeg to get one. Is it legal for me to go buy a bunch of them there and bring them back? If so, maybe I can hook everyone up! Or maybe Stryker or some other of our Canuck memebers can hook us up!???
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 4:36:43 AM EST
Im in for a group purchase. Maybe we can make it the LEGP video....HaHa
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 4:40:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 4:46:25 AM EST
I just ordered mine from the link above!! [:D]
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 5:59:05 AM EST
Originally Posted By Death_By_AR15: I just ordered mine from the link above!! [:D]
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Make srure you get the North American encoded version. UK movies wont play in North American VCRs.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 6:06:25 AM EST
Originally Posted By Sweep: Is that Meg Ryan flick "Thanks of a Greatful Nation?"
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No. It's the first Gulf War film. Meg Ryan is a Army medic who is recommended for the CMOH and Denzel Washignton is doing an investigation into the CMOH warrant. Also has Lou Diamond Phillips in it i think?
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 6:07:46 AM EST
Originally Posted By MDS: The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan.
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A&E made this one into a movie too. Cant find a North American VHS version yet though, still looking.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 6:50:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By Death_By_AR15: I just ordered mine from the link above!! [:D]
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Make srure you get the North American encoded version. UK movies wont play in North American VCRs.
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I got the DVD. Will that still work??? Damnit. I sure hope so!!!
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 7:04:18 AM EST
Quoted from the Amazon.co.uk site: [url]http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004CX3I/o/qid=993139162/sr=8-1/026-2019301-9550864[/url]
Nevertheless, SAS aficionados and fans of the novel will enjoy it immensely, if only to look at the way in which McNab's account presents Chris Ryan--author of a drastically different film and novel version of this incident, The One That Got Away--as a posturing, image-conscious coward. The video also includes an exclusive 22-minute interview with the author, Andy McNab.
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Seems to be somewhat of a rift between Andy and Chris...
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 8:20:46 AM EST
Can anybody get their hands on this. Thanks for the UK video info. I almost ordered it. Didnt Mcnab die recently?
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 8:45:48 AM EST
Courage Under Fire was the name of the Meg Ryan/Denzel Washington movie...also had Lou Diamond Phillips and Matt Damon. It was actually a VERY good movie, despite AR15fan's feelings on the matter.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 8:53:53 AM EST
Originally Posted By ABN-RGR: Didnt Mcnab die recently?
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I dont think so? He was in Proof of Life.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:17:48 AM EST
You are right. I just did a search and he's written two new fiction books. Should be pretty good.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:43:44 AM EST
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Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:52:43 AM EST
If someone sets this up, count me in for two. That book brought up so many emotions. It was a quick read. Someone??? Please!!! I like Canandians!!! and those that live close to the border. I never blamed it on the Canadians, I like Terrance and Phillips. Uncle F`er is an opus! I love maple syrup and all those pretty flowers near Victoria. So pretty please make this happen and make it worth your while.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:57:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 10:58:54 AM EST
Guess I`m TV stupid too.?????
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 11:25:13 AM EST
PAL is a different format. Kind of like Beta vs VHS, sort of.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 12:23:08 PM EST
It did seem to me that both of the above writers bad mouthed each other in their books. I think that there were nine team members in Bravo Two Zero. They got split up and each book tells the story of each half of the team. VHS TAPE PLEASE...........
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 1:19:27 PM EST
Basically "PAL" is the type of information Encoding used on European VHS tapes. These will not work with North American VCR's. However the Canadians use the North American encoding and VHS movies sold there will work with American VCRs. So get your copy from Canada, not the UK! BTW: Canadians are selling pre-veiwed Bravo Two Zero tapes for about $35.00 on Ebay! That's a hefty Markup for a tape that sells for about $18.00USD.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 1:26:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/21/2001 1:45:46 PM EST by Death_By_AR15]
Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Originally Posted By Death_By_AR15:
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By Death_By_AR15: I just ordered mine from the link above!! [:D]
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Make srure you get the North American encoded version. UK movies wont play in North American VCRs.
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I got the DVD. Will that still work??? Damnit. I sure hope so!!!
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If you got the VCR tape, you need a PAL TV (and VCR I think?) If you order the DVD, you'll have to have a DVD player that can play Region 2 (Europe, Japan, and Middle East) encoded DVDs. (I have an Apex AD-600A, and it'll do any region [:P]) Hope this helps. -Gloftoe
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AAAAH DAMNIT DAMNIT DAMNIT!!!! How can I tell if my DVD player will play Region 2??? It is a Pioneer DVP-S350.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 1:50:33 PM EST
It vame in my X- Mas stocking last year. My wife got it for me. I am in the UK now. This is the limited edition DVD and it also has the South African weapons training the actors had to go thru. I did no like the fact that one of the 203s in the film has a 37mm launcher. The book is better, or perhaps my imagination is more active than the directors. GREAT movie nonetheless.
Link Posted: 6/21/2001 1:56:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 6/28/2001 12:59:06 AM EST
I thought that the exchange rate went the other way?
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