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Black Hawk Down (2001)


Movie Details

Title:   Black Hawk Down
Director:   Ridley Scott
Year:   2001
Genre:   War
Times Seen:   2
Last Seen:   12/15/2011

Other Movies Seen By This Director (2)
- Alien
- Blade Runner: The Final Cut

Viewing Notes

Rewatch: Yes

I watched this movie on 12/15/2011 at/on/via Blu Ray.

My Thoughts

I consider this the third of Ridley Scott's three best films (Alien and Blade Runner being the other two, in that order). I love the shit out of this movie and rewatch it several times a year (along with Ronin and Heat, Black Hawk Down is one of my most rewatched movies ever).

This is one of the few films that makes me wish I had a true home theater with a 100 inch screen and an HD projector. the Bluray still looks and sounds pretty damn kickass on my 50 inch plasma and surround system, so I'm not complaining.

Rewatch: Yes

I watched this movie on 06/29/2011 at/on/via Blu Ray.

My Thoughts

As my friends already know, this is one of my all-time favorite war movies. I've watched this movie so many times I've lost count. However! I've never seen it on Blu-ray, so I decided to finally break the seal on the BD disc I'd had for a while now and give it a watch since Netflix Instant was having issues.

It's even more stunning on Blu-ray. The film grain and all the grit and debris from the battle scenes comes through with such clarity, that at times you feel like you're on the street and should cover up before you get pelted with shards of glass and bits of dirt and body parts.

It's a lot of fun to revisit movies like this because you often come across actors who've since gone on to greater things. For instance, Tom Hardy has a minor role in Black Hawk Down. He has since gone on to break out in Bronson and Inception!

Since I'm also a big Trainspotting fan, it's great to see Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner working together here, and both with great roles.

Having just watched Drive Angry, it's also fun to see William Fichtner as one of the Black Hawk pilots.

Another absolute standout role in BHD is Eric Bana, who was pretty much unknown before this movie and his subsequent turn as Bruce Banner in Ang Lee's The Hulk (a movie which I initially hated the HELL out of but have since come to kind of adore).

I'm sure I'll watch this again and again, but it sure was fun to see it in high definition for the first time since catching it in the theater.


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