Jarhead/Jarhead 2 - Field of Fire DVD
Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Scott MacDonald, Lo Ming, Kevin Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Damion Poitier, Riad Galayini, Craig Coyne, Katherine Randolph, Rini Bell, Cole Hauser, Josh Kelly, Danielle Savre, Bokeem Woodbine, Ronny Jhutti, Cassie Layton, Jesse Garcia, Jason Wong, Esai Morales, Stephen Lang
Directed by Sam Mendes
Double bill of war films. In 'Jarhead' (2005), young recruit Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) joins up with the US Marines (nicknamed 'Jarheads' because of their distinctive haircuts) on the eve of the 1990 Gulf War.
After a brutal spell in boot camp, during which Swofford and his fellow recruits are systematically geared up for the conflict, the Marines are dispatched to the deserts of the Persian Gulf to take part in a war that sees them required to do very little in the way of fighting.
Bored and frustrated in the middle of nowhere, the young soldiers resort to a macabre sense of humour as they wait for the war to happen to them.
In 'Jarhead 2 - Field of Fire' (2014), while embarking on a mission to supply a remote outpost with resources, Corporal Chris Merrimette (Josh Kelly) is approached by a Navy SEAL unit to help out on an important operation.
The operation, which involves helping a female academic escape the hostile Helmand province, is one fraught with great difficulty and a lack of ammo as Merriman's unit come up against unrelenting Taliban forces.
Will they succeed in their mission?
- Format: DVD
- Region: 2
- Certification: (15)
- EAN: 5053083012151
- Catalogue number: 8301215
- Studio: Universal Pictures
- Release date: 08/09/2014
- Genre: War
- Colour: Colour