Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Blu-ray
Posted November 28, 2012 03:04 PM by Webmaster
Anchor Bay Home Entertainment will bring to Blu-ray The Weinstein Company action thriller Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden a.k.a Codename: Geronimo - The Hunt for Osama Bin Laden (2012). Based on a script by Kendall Lampkin and directed by John Stockwell, the film will be available for purchase on January 8th.
Code Name: Geronimo focuses on three groups of people that were involved with the secret raid that killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan.
The film is produced by Nicolas Chartier (The Hurt Locker) and Zev Foreman (Killer Joe), and stars Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount and Freddy Rodríguez.
The Making of Seal Team Six: The Raid On Osama Bin Laden
Going back to school would be counterproductive today I'm afraid. That's one of the main reasons we are where we are. Anyway, I hope this movie doesn't shower glory upon someone who had nothing to do with this operation, and in fact fought the policies tooth and nail that led to it, throughout his political career.
1. No doubt the televised date of this movie raises eyebrows, however, since the footage of the raid itself lasted about 10 minutes, I look forward to seeing Zero Dark Thirty's version of the events.
2. The planning and execution of the Bin Laden raid was a close copycat of the Son Tay raid. So, I found it amusing that some of the top officials questioned our ability to carry out this raid. That raid in 1970 was much more challenging than the UBL one.
I don't know why, who is or shouldn't be the president, has to do with if we are, or are not, going to buy or watch this movie. I for one will buy it strictly for the movie and it's topic. Not for any other reason.
Well, I guess I shouldn't say I am surprised that people bring their political beliefs here. After all, I am excited about the upcoming release of The Newsroom from HBO on Blu-ray, and feel that Aaron Sorkin is absolutely right in calling the Tea Party the equivalent of "the American Taliban." However, I certainly do object to the way that those of the rightwing turn this comment section into a brawl. We have had an election. It's done. Get over it.
From what I've read, none of the ground troops that stormed Bin Laden's compound were killed in the helicopter, but many of those killed were part of the larger raid and it's coordination. It wasn't 31 Seal Team 6 members killed, I was misinformed. About 2 dozen of the total 31 casualties were Seal Team 6.
Regardless, the whole thing smells real fishy if you ask me. Not to mention the fact that Bin Laden had renal failure and liver problems, and was on dialysis long before 9/11. And he somehow escaped our search for over 10 years hiding out caves?
Lino, there were 15 members killed in the crash, not 31 or even 24, of a subgroup of Seal Team 6. As to the conspiracy theories...first step, turn off Fox News, okay? Second step, turn off Rush Limbaugh.
So Aaron Sorkin compares american citizens who are tired of being raped by high taxes to people who stone rape victims, kill people for reading and ban children from school and people are surprised that right wingers (which a majority of tea party people are not) turn this comment section into a brawl?
I know. Let those of us who wish to revel in that momentous day in U.S. history—wherein Obama was President—revel and the rest who think it's a conspiracy theory and such, splurge those rants elsewhere. C'mon, we're all civilized here and on the same side; that side being moviegoers and Blu-ray purchasers. I haven't seen the film yet, but I plan to watch it and "Zero Dark Thirty." And my college education is what gives me my spelling and grammar abilities, by the way. Ha
mrrant, I suggest you look at the thread where you left a similar comment for the answer to your question about Aaron Sorkin, which, by the way, has NOTHING to do with the release of this film. By the way, American income taxes are now at the lowest they have been in 60 years.
Sorkin doesn't care about the Right's feeling they are being "raped" by taxes (although he does believe you greedy motherfuckers ought to realized a functional government that INCLUDES funding for good schools, safe infrastructure, the insurance of clean water, air, food, and drugs; consumer protection, and humane care and treatment for the sick, elderly, children, and working poor and NOT just millions of rockets and bombs is a good thing for you, too).
He isn't calling the socially moderate fiscal conservatives "the American Taliban" -- he's talking about the evangelical, racists, homophobic, xenophobic tea-bagging bigots of this country.
The ones who protest the building of a Muslim Community Center because it is within a mile of "ground zero" or within 500 miles of their home or church. The ones who want a constitutional amendment created with the sole intention to derive a very large population of US citizens their inalienable rights and dignity. The ones who want to build a two thousand mile long fence on our southern border to keep any undesirable brown people from coming here and picking our crops; and who pass laws requiring any brown person to have to prove his citizenship any time a white guy with a badge, for no reason at all, demands they "show me your papers". The ones who hold as sacred and inerrant some book most of them have obviously never even read and demand our entire population live under their own interpretation of its so-called laws with no regard or respect for the laws we agreed on together or the rights and feelings of those who disagree with them. The ones who militantly want to assert their version of evangelical Christian doctrine on the rest of us instead of practicing their superstitions in peace and allowing the rest of us to do the same. The same ones who fear Christmas (a ubiquitous 5-6 week holiday of unabashed consumerism one can never escape) is "under attack". The ones who want to wage war on the rest of the world because "if it ain't 'Merican, it ain't jack shit". The ones who hate the idea of a "nigger family in the white house!" with so much passion it consumes them; that to the disregard of all other duties to the country they swore to work for; they refuse to accept he was (twice!) fairly elected, or even a US citizen at all (brown people aren't citizens!); and therefor obstruct, filibuster, or otherwise prevent to the best of their ability any proposed action or course he might take, that the majority of citizens want; no matter how large or how small, to better the country; even if it is their very own idea he is trying to push forward.
Sorkin also uses these dramatic tools called "exageration" and "sarcasm" to make a point. Rush Limbaugh and Fox News are professionals at them too -- when they aren't outright lying through their teeth.
@ bluskies - do you also have to turn off CNN and BBC and the vast majority of other mainstream news outlets that all reported Bin Laden as having died between Dec 2001 ~ Summer 2002? Or is it just Faux News' reporting of said death that one should ignore?
"The big difference is that he's aged enormously between '97 and October of last year . ... So he's clearly got diabetes. He has low blood pressure. He's got a wound in his foot. He's apparently got dialysis ... for kidney problems." [CNN 2/1/2002]
Bin Laden's beard was much whiter than on Nov 3, the last time al-Jazeera broadcast a video of him, and he appeared much older than his 44 years. Lack of sunlight and a poor diet seemed to have taken a toll on him. [Telegraph 12/28/2001]
The US Federal Bureau of Investigation's counter-terrorism chief, Dale Watson, says he thinks Osama bin Laden is "probably" dead. [BBC 18 July, 2002]
@blueskies - 38 total people died in the helicopter crash. 7 of them were Afghans and the rest were Americans. 25 of them were from Seal Team 6. This seems to be the most accurate consensus I can find across various articles.
And for the record, I'm a liberal, I like Obama, and I stay as far away from Fox as I can.
However, that doesn't mean I believe this nice, cookie-cutter story. One Seal has already written a tell-all book giving a different account of the events that took place, and we now have a bunch of Seals mysteriously dead in a crash. I don't know...
Wasn't this intended for cinema release? Or did Zero Dark seem like a better film so the makers decided to release on a tv instead. Also why History channel? When the whole raid & killing of Osama is a work of fiction!
BlueCougar, apparently, it was a film, and Harvey Weinstein bought, re-edited it to include some footage of President Obama...but even then I can't see how it could ever have been considered a theatrical release. Once you took out the all the commercials on the National Geographic channel showing, it was about an hour long. This release says it is 101 minutes, so I wonder what is on the extra 40 minutes?