Cine Outsider header
front page    disc reviews      film reviews    articles    interviews  
previous
Tony Benn: Will and Testament coming to UK cinemas in summer
A new feature-length autobiographical portrait of charismatic politician, diarist, writer and anti-war campaigner Tony Benn makes its debut in April and comes to UK cinemas this summer.
review archive
Older news stories have been archived by year and month, most recent first. They can be accessed by clicking on the links below.
  2017 2016
2015 2014 2013
2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007
2006 2005 2004
 
Battle Company: Korengal in cinemas in May and on DVD, Blu-ray and VOD in June

8 April 2014

Battle Company: Korengal picks up where the justifiably acclaimed war documentary Restrepo left off... the same men, the same valley, the same commanders, but a very different look at the experience of war.

From the writer and co-director of Restrepo (with the late Tim Hetherington) and the writer of War, Sebastian Junger spent a year with troops in Afghanistan. This is his experience following the 2nd Platoon of Battle Company on a 15-month deployment in the Korengal Valley of northeast Afghanistan.

Battle Company: Korengal explains how war works, what it feels like and what it does to the young men who fight it. As one cheers when they kill an enemy fighter, another looks into the camera and asks if God will ever forgive them for all the killing. As one grieves the loss of his friend in combat, another explains why he missed the war after his deployment ended and he would go back in a heartbeat if he could.

Every bit as intense and affecting as its predecessor, Battle Company: Korengal is an arresting insight into how war affects soldiers on the front line and goes a step further in bringing their experiences to audiences in a uniquely raw and honest portrayal.

Battle Company: Korengal will be released in UK cinemas on 30th May 2014, on Digital Download and Video on Demand on 2nd June 2014 and on DVD and Blu-ray 9th June 2014 by Kaleidoscope Home Entertainment. The DVD will retail at £17.99 and the Blu-ray at £19.99.

No news yet on possible extra features.

More details should follow – even the film's official web site is still in construction as we write.