News

Valkyrie – DVD

DVD Review

Valkyrie

Directed by: Bryan Singer

Cast: Tom Cruise, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Stamp

Running Time: 2 hrs

Rating: PG-13

Due Out: May 27, 2009

Plot: Based on the true story, a proud German military man, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise), is loyal to his country before his allegiance to Adolf Hitler (David Bamper). He along with other German politicians and soldiers look to use Hilter’s own emergency plan–known as Operation Valkyrie–to assassinate Hitler and seize control of Berlin.

Who’s It For? First and foremost, it’s a war movie, with enough well-crafted suspense. There isn’t much violence, only one important woman’s role and it also should be in contention for end of the year awards.

Movie: I have said this too many times … World War II will never run out of stories. There are infinite WWII film possibilities and Valkyrie is one of best.
See full article at Scorecard Review »

Blu-Ray Review: Tom Cruise’s ‘Valkyrie’ a Disappointing Film, Excellent Blu-Ray

Chicago – The Blu-Ray release of “Valkyrie” is another case of a disappointing movie being elevated by an excellent home release. With its miscast lead and mediocre screenplay, “Valkyrie” was a near-miss in theaters, but the film looks and sounds great on Blu-Ray and comes accompanied by informative commentaries and featurettes. If you’re a fan, you won’t be disappointed.

Blu-Ray Rating: 3.5/5.0 As for the film itself, “Valkyrie” is about the incredible true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) and his ingenious assassination plot targeting Adolph Hitler. The film reenacts the daring operation designed to take out one of the most evil men in history. The film co-stars Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp, Eddie Izzard, and Carice von Houten.

Valkyrie was released on Blu-Ray on May 19th, 2009.

Photo credit: MGM

I stand by my theatrical review of “Valkyrie,” in which I wrote, “The supporting cast does their best,
See full article at HollywoodChicago.com »

Exclusive Video: New Valkyrie Special Feature Clip

We have an exclusive clip from the special features of Valkyrie, which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 19. Click below for our exclusive special feature clip, that goes into the realism of the film's explosions.

Link Itembed Itrate It+ LISTExclusive: Biggest Explosions "Tom Cruise gives one of the best performances of his career" (Jeffrey Lyons, NBC/Reel Talk) in this action-packed film from the director of The Usual Suspects and X-Men. Based on the incredible true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Cruise) and his ingenious assassination plot targeting Adolf Hitler, this engrossing thriller reenacts the daring operation to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Co-starring Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp and Eddie Izzard, Valkyrie delivers gripping suspense and pulse-pounding excitement from start to finish.

Special Features: (Two-disc and Blu-ray only)

- Commentary by Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer,
See full article at MovieWeb »

Valkyrie DVD Release Date Announced (+Blu-ray)

It may not have been on your to-do list this past holiday season to see a Tom Cruise film centered around an assassination plot of Adolf Hitler, but your chance to watch it is coming. Coming to DVD and Blu-ray on May 19, 2009 is Cruise's Valkyrie. Take a look at the bonus features included on the DVD. Special Features Valkyrie Two-Disc Special Edition DVD with Digital Copy will be presented in widescreen format with English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish & French subtitles. Bonus features include: Disc One * Commentary by Tom Cruise, Bryan Singer, and Christopher McQuarrie * Commentary by Christopher McQuarrie and Nathan Alexander * Featurettes: o The Journey to Valkyrie o The Valkyrie Legacy Disc Two * Digital Copy Film Synopsis: Based on the incredible true story of Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) and his ingenious assassination plot targeting Adolf Hitler, this engrossing thriller reenacts the daring operation to eliminate one
See full article at BuzzFocus.com »

See also

External Sites