July 19, 2024 The Best Source of News, Culture, Lifestyle for Culver City, Mar Vista, Del Rey, Palms and West Los Angeles

Zero Dark Thirty Releases on DVD and Blu-Ray

Zero Dark Thirty Recreates the Historic Raid on Bin Laden's Secret Compound
The Oscar-nominated film Zero Dark Thirty will likely get a wider audience than it did in theatrical release when it arrives on DVD/Blu-Ray March 19, 2013. Many who feared not having the stomach to watch the highly publicized waterboarding scenes (evidently not a completely accurate depiction) on the big screen may dare to see the film in the safety and comfort of home (with the remote poised for “mute†) to become part of the conversation about the moral questions the film poses and to witness its fascinating recreation of the events leading up to the demise of Osama Bin Laden.

The film begins post 9-11 and chronicles the perseverance of US intelligence officers, focusing on a young woman, Maya (Jessica Chastain), during the decade-long hunt for Osama Bin Laden. The film follows Maya and her colleagues over the years as they follow often-dead-end leads and attempt to extract information from terrorist suspects. It ends with the historic deadly raid of Bin Laden’s secret compound in Pakistan.

Director Katherine Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) began working on the film with writer Mark Boal when the hunt for Bin Laden was inconclusive. After Bin Laden was killed, the film was re-written using stories gathered through research and extensive interviews with the operatives involved to present a compelling recreation of the actions and human drama behind the scenes that led to the killing of the world’s most dangerous man.

“As the thriller aspects of the story unfolded, the material also raised deep moral questions about the lines that were crossed into the war on terror, and the nature of courage and persistence in a world where the normal rules don’t seem to apply,†said Bigelow.

While we all know the ending, what’s left to ponder at the film’s conclusion is what happens to the shadowy people behind the scenes, and what price they pay for their work.

Related Posts

Why Choose Local Florists for Your Flower Delivery?

May 12, 2024

May 12, 2024

Finding local florists has become easier than ever with the advent of digital marketplaces. Opting for Nashville flower delivery near...

8 Essential Things to Do After a Car Accident in Las Vegas

April 16, 2024

April 16, 2024

A car crash can be extremely traumatic for the people involved in it. Even if there is no major injury...

8 Essential Things to Do After a CarAccident in Las Vegas

April 8, 2024

April 8, 2024

A car crash can be extremely traumatic for the people involved in it. Even if there is no major injury...

Foreign Currency in International Business Expansion

January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024

Business has transformed into a whole different dimension. The interconnectedness across countries is increasing the feasibility of business expansions. It...

How to Select Quality Solar Panels and Installation in California

January 2, 2024

January 2, 2024

As solar energy becomes more affordable and popular, many homeowners in California are considering installing solar panels. However, not all...

Celebrating Christmas in Las Vegas: A Winter Wonderland of Fun and Festivity

November 15, 2023

November 15, 2023

As the festive season approaches, Las Vegas transforms into a glittering winter wonderland, offering a unique and magical Christmas experience....

Navigating Oxnard’s Public Transportation System: A Driver’s Guide

November 2, 2023

November 2, 2023

Whether you live in Oxnard or want to visit, it’s useful to know how to get around this coastal city....

15 Tips For Keeping Burglars Out Of Your Business

October 16, 2023

October 16, 2023

In the ever-evolving realm of business security, the persistent threat of burglary perpetually looms overhead like a dark cloud. The...

US Gambling Laws

July 12, 2023

July 12, 2023

Whilst casino gaming is a significant part of the American culture, US gambling laws are ever-changing. Prior to the Unlawful...

Reasonable Renting in The City of Angels

June 2, 2023

June 2, 2023

What would it be like to wake up in a bustling metropolis filled with endless possibilities, set against rows of...

BEST BITCOINS CASINO 2023: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

May 29, 2023

May 29, 2023

Bitcoins casino and cryptocurrency casinos are in full swing, and they will increase users exponentially in the coming years. However,...

Messi Drives Up Ticket Prices Up for this MLS Season.

May 4, 2023

May 4, 2023

Lionel Messi’s arrival in Major League Soccer (MLS) is already causing a stir, and the profound effect it is having...

Don’t Miss Your Last Chance to Experience CORTEO by Cirque du Soleil!

April 25, 2023

April 25, 2023

The Show’s Run At The Microsoft Theater Ends On April 30  Time is running out for fans of CORTEO by...

Enforcement of LA’s Home Sharing Ordinance for Short-Term Rentals Falls Significantly in 2022

April 4, 2023

April 4, 2023

Better Neighbors LA report highlights the inadequacies of enforcement measures for short-term rentals in Los Angeles, calling for increased regulation...

Tragic Fire Claims Lives of Elderly Couple and Their Cat in Mar Vista

February 9, 2023

February 9, 2023

Doris Bergman and Albert Sassoe Jr. victims in Wednesday morning fire By Sam Catanzaro An elderly couple and their cat...