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This post is dedicated to Peachy's late grandfather, a World War Two Marine purple heart veteran, and his brother who was killed in the Pacific in the Battle of Iwo Jima.  We know you are reading up there Grampy!
American Sniper has previously been featured on Whom You Know in January 2015 and May 2015.


We had greater anticipation for American Sniper than any other movie in recent memory, and not only did it live up to our expectations: it exceeded them.  It is a must-see for all Americans and everyone that is a friend of America.   American Sniper is one story that represents many sacrifices veterans and soldiers throughout the ages have lived, and it's necessary for you as a recipient of American freedom to know what the cost of it is.

The brilliance of Clint Eastwood's masterful direction shines golden over every shot and poignant moment of this epic tribute that you all can own starting tomorrow!  We expect sales to go through the roof and thank you to Warner Brothers for including us: we are honored to review this great work.

The movie opens overseas and shows and doesn't tell the patient, strategic mindset of the phenomenal sniper, Chris Kyle, the protagonist and legend of this movie.   The cinematography and script could not be more stellar and one of many examples of how they bring the audience in is showing how the soldiers taste the dirt in the air and what it feels like to literally pull the trigger.  Pulling the trigger is more than one action: this film shows every aspect of that, the most powerful of which is the emotional struggle, which is also a moral one as you'll see.

We commend the decision to flashback to scenes of the childhood of Chris Kyle, as it is formative in knowing how he became who he was.  Kyle was a gifted hunter from the start, and the magic started to happen when he enlists in seals training. Chris Kyle is the human embodiment of the idea of a protector, and his loyalty and allegiance to his country should be praised constantly.  Later, we see Chris Kyle hit targets over a mile away with his signature deadly accuracy.

It's not all battle scenes: the best parts are the ones where Chris Kyle's personality and humanity have the spotlight.  We love the scene where he meets his wife at a bar, and she is just as likeable as he is.  He's not always a tough guy and watching her emotionally penetrate his tough exterior is a terrific character study: he wins a big stuffed bear at an amusement park for her.  Of course he was target shooting.  Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller in tandem could not have executed their roles any better as they gave life to the epic story.  

Anyone that was in New York during 9/11 will have another moment that hits hard when the 9/11 scene comes up on television, which further fuels Kyle's protective nature.  His four tours of duty are testament to his supreme patriotism, including one right after his wedding day.  

As the characters overseas hit the screen, you wonder which ones are on our side and which ones you can trust.  It's artfully played out and the sequence is pure brilliance.  The speed at which the movie evolves is total alacrity.  The scenes back home in Texas are a sharp contrast, and reality is captured.  Taya emphasizes that "it's about us" and we surmise many military wives feel her at every moment.  When he returns stateside, Chris Kyle's reactions to ordinary sounds like in a car garage or a lawnmower trigger a different reaction, and his ability to relate is a challenge as it is for many returning soldiers.

One of the most powerful scenes in American Sniper is in the plane returning home with flags in the caskets, and the following military funeral.  The triumph of good against evil is a battle that everyone fights today (thank you also to the NYPD and NYFD) is an overriding theme in this epic drama.  
 American Sniper is not a war movie.  It's a humanity movie.  It is about gratitude, fortitude and powerful courage.  Chris, we hope you are enjoying it up there!

American Sniper is Highly Recommended by Whom You Know.


Purchase the film on 4K Ultra HD Disc with Collectible Steelbook Packaging, 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital on May 14

American Sniper, the 2014 biographical war drama directed by Academy Award Winning Director Clint Eastwood and starring Academy Award nominee Bradley Coopers as will be available for purchase on 4K Ultra HD Disc and Digital for the first time on May 14.

American Sniper will be available to purchase on May 14 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc from online and in-store at major retailers and available for purchase Digitally from Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu and more.

American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle. A two-time Oscar® nominee for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook” and “American Hustle,” Cooper stars alongside Sienna Miller, Luke Grimes, Jake McDorman, Cory Hardrict, Kevin Lacz, Navid Negahban and Keir O’Donnell.

Oscar®-winning filmmaker Clint Eastwood (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Unforgiven”) directed American Sniper from a screenplay written by Jason Hall, based on the book by Chris Kyle, with Scott McEwen and Jim DeFelice. The autobiography was a runaway bestseller, spending 18 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, 13 of those at number one.

The film is produced by Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan. Tim Moore, Jason Hall, Sheroum Kim, Steven Mnuchin and Bruce Berman served as executive producers.

American Sniper was nominated for 6 Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Actor and won the Academy Award for Best Sound Editing.

American Sniper will be available on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc with collectible steelbook packaging for $40.43 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc for $33.99 ERP and includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc with the theatrical version of the feature film in 4K with HDR and a Digital download of the film. Fans can also own American Sniper in 4K Ultra HD via purchase from select digital retailers beginning on May 14.

About the Film

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield. But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle is sent to Iraq with only one mission: to protect his brothers-in-arms. His pinpoint accuracy saves countless lives on the battlefield, and as stories of his courageous exploits spread, he earns the nickname “Legend.” However, his reputation is also growing behind enemy lines, putting a price on his head and making him a prime target of insurgents. He is also facing a different kind of battle on the home front: striving to be a good husband and father from halfway around the world. Despite the danger, as well as the toll on his family at home, Chris serves through four harrowing tours of duty in Iraq, personifying the spirit of the SEAL creed to “leave no one behind.” But upon returning to his wife, Taya (Sienna Miller), and kids, Chris finds that it is the war he can’t leave behind.

Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Village Roadshow Pictures, A Mad Chance Production, A 22nd & Indiana Production.

American Sniper Ultra HD Blu-ray disc contains the following previously released special features:One Soldier's Story: The Journey of American Sniper
Chris Kyle: The Man Behind the Legend
Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy – The Heart of a Hero
Navy SEALs: In War and Peace
Bringing the War Home: The Cost of Heroism
The Making of American Sniper

American Sniper

Ultra HD Blu-ray Languages: English, French, Spanish

Ultra HD Blu-ray Subtitles: English French, SDH, Spanish

Run Time: 132 minutes

Rating: R

Street Date: May 14, 2024

Digital Street Date: May 14, 2024


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