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Rescue Dawn (Blu-Ray) £4.19 dlivered @ Base
Rescue Dawn (Blu-Ray) £4.19 dlivered @ Base

Rescue Dawn (Blu-Ray) £4.19 dlivered @ Base

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Superb film at a very good price; elsewhere:-
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Incomparable director Werner Herzog takes another strange turn in his eclectic career with RESCUE DAWN--a major studio picture starring Christian Bale (BATMAN BEGINS). The film is an adaptation of Herzog's 1997 documentary LITTLE DIETER NEEDS TO FLY, which focused on Dieter Dengler, a pilot who was imprisoned by enemy forces during the Vietnam War. Dengler escaped and his incredible reminisces about this period in his life spilled onto the screen in Herzog's documentary. Here, Bale plays Dengler, while Herzog constructs a dark masterpiece around him, inviting his audience to observe a dramatic reconstruction of the events that beset the unfortunate soldier. Bale's Dengler is aided by fellow captive Duane (Steve Zahn), and a capable cast of characters who variously play prisoners and sadistic guards. The film is split into two parts, with the harrowing experiences of prison life taking the bulk of Herzog's screen time, followed by a desperate bid for survival in the jungle.
Bale really gets a chance to demonstrate his acting chops as RESCUE DAWN unravels, with the actor heading on a rapid downward spiral as the film progresses. Herzog rarely allows the tension to drop throughout, and while most audiences may expect some relief as Dengler escapes his confines, things get much worse as he heads into the perilous Vietnamese jungle. Herzog presents plenty of raw emotion and a rough, at times barely watchable, portrayal of the human spirit, as Dengler's sanity is severely tested, and often only held together by his companionship with Duane. RESCUE DAWN is a rewarding trip and another wonderful addition to the Herzog canon.

12 Comments

What level growl does Christian Bale use in this?

Bargain ! ! Spent so much money lately.

dont forget quidco, small but it all counts

Each to their own, when I rented it I thought that, as a film, it offered nothing not already done before and was cliched to the extreme, with nothing to shout about in terms of picture quality.

Watched this the other day, I would of bought this otherwise. I'd recommend it to others though it's a good film.

Enjoyable movie and based on a true story so well worth a watch!

can't go wrong for under a fiver! cheers, have some heat.

Ordered, thanks!

Not a 'cheap cheap' DVD. This is a superb adaptation of a real harrowing event. Handled with great sensitivity by a master director. Top quality acting and depiction at a sensible price. Thanks.

Sold out.

Managed to order a copy on my phone from work last night, cheers Andy

Received confirmation of order when in stock then Base cancelled the order four days later stating it was now out of stock!
For my first customer experience with Base I am not impressed...
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