Truth Amid the Noise: ’13 Hours’ on Home Video

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We’ve paid a lot of attention to 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi. We interviewed the military contractors whose experiences in Libya inspired the movie (twice). We interviewed director Michael Bay and the actors who star in the film. We’ve covered Bay’s long-standing relation ship with the special ops community. Now the movie’s finally out on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD.

This one actually comes with two Blu-ray disks with the movie on one and a second disk full of extras. The disk looks fantastic: you get all of Michael Bay’s visual pop used in service of a real story that lets you make a connection with human characters. We’re going to hear a lot about Benghazi between now and November and 13 Hours is a notably even-handed treatment of the September 11, 2012 events in Libya.

The extras were made with care and attention to detail and add to the experience of the movie

  • For the Record: Finding the Truth Amid the Noise (1080p, 8:02): A short yet fascinating look at the real history leading up to the events of September 11 and 12 in Libya, the administration’s claim that the situation evolved in response to an Internet video and the political firestorm that followed, the book written in the aftermath, Michael Bay’s passion for the project, and the survivors’ input into the movie.
  • Uncovering Benghazi’s Secret Soldiers (1080p, 27:34): A look at the work of contract security personnel, interviews with the real people who were in Benghazi, a tour of the main sets made for the movie (including pointing out small discrepancies), stories from the men’s time in country, the collaboration and camaraderie between the actors and the real people they portray, performances, the Shadow Warriors Project, and more.
  • Preparing for Battle: Behind the Scenes of 13 Hours (1080p, 26:24): Michael Bay’s work behind the camera, intensity on the set, the picture’s look and tone, technical details behind the shoot, ensuring realism in the film, actor training, shooting in Malta, crafting key action scenes, and the movie’s purpose.Uncovering Benghazi’s Secret Soldiers (1080p, 27:34): A look at the work of contract security personnel, interviews with the real people who were in Benghazi, a tour of the main sets made for the movie (including pointing out small discrepancies), stories from the men’s time in country, the collaboration and camaraderie between the actors and the real people they portray, performances, the Shadow Warriors Project, and more.
  • Operation: 13 Hours Premiere (1080p, 3:00): Inside the movie’s premiere at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
  • In Memoriam (1080p, 2:58): Amazing Grace plays atop photos of the deceased.Operation: 13 Hours Premiere (1080p, 3:00): Inside the movie’s premiere at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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