DVD Review - Valkyrie

by - 6/07/2009

PhotobucketSet in Nazi Germany, Valkyrie chronicles the daring and ingenious “July 20 plot” to eliminate one of the most evil tyrants the world has ever known. Oscar-nominee Tom Cruise* (Mission Impossible, Minority Report) stars as the loyal German nationalist Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, the mastermind behind the plot to kill Hitler and overthrow his fascist regime.

Convinced the Nazi leader must die at all costs, Stauffenberg joins with a group of similarly disillusioned officers and civilians whose like minds come together for a common purpose in the face of incredible odds. Directed by Bryan Singer (X-Men, The Usual Suspects), Valkyrie boasts “…a top-notch international cast…” (Entertainment Weekly) including Academy Award-nominees Kenneth Branagh** (Hamlet, Henry V), Tom Wilkinson*** (Michael Clayton, In The Bedroom) and Terence Stamp (Get Smart; The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert), as well as Bill Nighy (The Constant Gardener, Love Actually) and Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen, “The Riches”).

Single-Disc DVD Specs: Valkyrie single-disc DVD will be presented in widescreen format with English, Spanish & French 5.1 Dolby Digital and Spanish & French subtitles.

My Thoughts: Once again a piece of crucial history is brought to cinematic life and it is a moving portrayal too. I'm not very familiar with History in the time of Hitler and as such the story was a complete surprise to me. But having researched this online, I feel the screenplay did some justice to the actual event and the cast performed excellently. The one sour point was Cruise's American accent which didn't really fit the scenario.

My Recommendation: See and judge this movie for yourself. You'll be pleasantly surprised!

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  1. Great movie...glad you liked it! You should definitely try checking it out on Blu-Ray...really enhances an already great experience!


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