Off to War: The Box Set

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Off to War: The Box Set
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Off to War: The Box Set
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A DCTV and Discovery Times Channel production.

From the farms and fields of Arkansas to the deadly streets of Baghdad, Off to War tracks the citizen soldiers of the Arkansas National Guard as they come face to face with the horror of war.

Never before has a single unit of soldiers been followed from the beginning to the end of their deployment at war. In April 2004, filmmakers Brent and Craig Renaud arrived in Iraq with the Arkansas National Guard during one of the bloodiest months to date. Within twenty-four hours of their arrival, one of the guardsmen lay dead. By the end of the first month, the unit had lost more soldiers than any other National Guard Brigade in Iraq.

From actual scenes of full-scale combat to a soldier's funeral, from the birth of a first child to the heartbreaking return home of a critically injured soldier, Off to War tells the story of a war in a way it has never been told before - through the eyes of the soldiers and families back home who endured it.

The 4-Disc Box Set includes:

All 10 Episodes, with additional Bonus Features (see below), including more than an hour of previously unseen footage.

Bonus Features:
- Directors' & Soldiers' Commentary on Selected Episodes
- Soldiers' Photo Album
- Memorial Film
- Extra Scenes
- Trailers
- Cast & Crew Bios

WARNING: This program contains adult language.

Release Date: 
2005

Credits

Director
Brent Renaud
Director
Craig Renaud
Camera
Brent Renaud
Camera
Craig Renaud
Editors
Brent Renaud
Editors
Craig Renaud
Editors
John Custodio
Editors
Eddie Stein
Editors
Mami Kuwano
Editors
Rubin Polizzi
Executive Producers
Jon Alpert
Executive Producers
Diana Sperrazza

Awards

Golden Gate Award
Bronze Remi Award: Houston International Film Festival

Reviews

"The most intimate and memorable look at Americans in the Iraqi conflict."
— The New York Times
"One of the best documentaries about the war in Iraq."
— FOX News
"Should be mandatory viewing from the President on down."
— Cable World
"The cameras are unflinching in their portrayal of life in a combat zone, whether it involves soldiers detonating improvised explosive devices intended to kill them or weeping as they leaf through family photos."
— Andrew Wallenstein, The New York Times
"Absolutely riveting television. It's a knockout."
— On the Tube by Alan Pergament
"Grade: A-"
— Entertainment Weekly
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