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Monday, February 6, 2017

Hacksaw Ridge



It’s not uncommon to see the fame and fortunes of actresses and actors, build and then vanish. 
 
Good or bad, it is difficult for those who make their living appearing on TV and in the movies to keep and maintain a consistent and popular presence.

One wrong move, a bad movie or TV show or intentionally or unintentional causing a rift with the reigning Hollywood establishment can dive-bomb a career faster than death.

Actor/director Mel Gibson experienced a sudden plunge from popularity just because he was being himself and voicing his own opinion.  Throw in a little bad behavior and suddenly no one wanted anything to do with him.

After several years of struggling Mel has made a huge comeback and deservedly so.
Known for his stellar directional talent Mel has reestablished himself as a force to be reckoned with his direction of ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ based on the best-selling novel.

The movie centers on the only soldier who refused to carry a weapon during WWII based on his non-violent beliefs.

Desmond Doss, a medic, heroically rescued soldiers from battle despite the danger and being wounded several times.

He was the first conscientious objector ever to receive a Congressional Medal Of Honor. 

Dubbed ‘the greatest war movie since ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Hacksaw Ridge does not shy away from the horror and mayhem of war.  Brutally honest and bloody the film captures the trials and tribulation of Desmond as he struggles to live up to his ideals.

The Blu-ray/ DVD/Digital HD Combo Pack from Lionsgate includes several featurettes, deleted scenes and much more.

Discover what true courage is despite the odds and the danger involved.  It’s the story of a hero that needs to be seen by today’s generation so they can discover what true sacrifice for one’s country is all about.