Saints and soldiers

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[Pleasant Grove, Utah] : Go Films ;, [2005].
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1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. 
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[Pleasant Grove, Utah] : Go Films ;, [2005].


General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.
General Note
Special features: Filmmakers' commentary [audio feature]; The Making of "Saints and soldiers" featurette (24 min.); Theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Creation/Production Credits
Director of photography, Ryan Little ; music composers, J. Bateman, Bart K. Hendrickson ; production designer, Steven A. Lee ; film editor, Wynn Hougaard ; military advisor, Raymond Meldrum.
Corbin Allred (Corporal 'Deacon' Greer), Alexander Niver (Medic Steven Gould), Kirby Heyborne (Flight Sergeant Oberon Winley), Lawrence Bagby (Private Shirl Kendrick), Peter Holden (Sergeant Gordon Gunderson), Ethan Vincent (Rudi), Melinda Renee (Catherine), Ruby Chase O'Neil (Sophie).
Based on actual WWII events, the film is set in December 1944 near Malmedy, Belgium, when advancing German troops kill over 70 unarmed American prisoners of war, an event known as the Malmedy Massacre. The four men who manage to escape into the Ardennes are a cross section of war-movie archetypes: a tough-talking sergeant; a devout, soft-spoken sharpshooter; a wisecracking medic from Brooklyn; and a blundering Cajun country boy. When a stranded R.A.F. pilot drops in by parachute, the stakes are raised: the Brit is in possession of German military intelligence that could save thousands of American lives. With a single rifle among them, no food, and a strained camaraderie, this tiny band must take on the unforgiving winter and a forest filled with enemy troops to fight their way back to Allied lines. An old-fashioned war picture, unambivalent in its portrait of war as a necessity and the heroism of self-sacrifice.
System Details
DVD format; region 1; 5.1 Dolby Digital surround, Dolby digital stereo; anamorphic widescreen presentation, aspect ratio 1.85:1.
In English with optional subtitles in English; closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
2003 Winner, Audience Award at Bearfest - Big Bear Lake International Film Festival, Gloria Film Festival, Long Beach International Film Festival, Marco Island Film Festival, Sacramento Festival of Cinema, San Diego Film Festival, St. George Eclipse Film Festival.