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American Sniper (DVD): Review

The Film

The film that was the talk of the town for a moment, now to own, and add to your movie collection.

While most people knew the story, and tragic outcome going in to the cinema, and there are virtually no plot spoilers left to guess at, the action sequences still thrill and excite, paying homage to the marines who fought, and the legend Chris Kyle himself.

Read the full SAMDB American Sniper review.

Disc And Bonus Features

The disc is encoded at a high bitrate, with no visible onscreen artefacts. Sound is presented in a 5.1 mix which comes into it’s own during the action sequences. Navigation is basic, but adequate.

One Soldier’s Story – The Journey Of American Sniper: This is the only bonus feature on the DVD, sharing not only the story of whey Chris Kyle became a legend, but why the filmmakers felt it important to bring his story to the screen, not too long after his book was published.

This is not just a short video with a few clips and quotes by cast and crew, but a lengthy, inside look behind the scenes, at the locations where the film was shot, and the processes that the writers, director and cast went through in order to ensure they were true to the real story, aided by Chris’s wife Taya.

American Sniper is available now, to purchase on disc in South Africa.

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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