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|Genre:||Drama||Region Code:||DVD: 1 (US, Canada...)|
|Acclaimed director Bryan Singer moves away from the worlds of Marvel and DC to helm this World War II thriller. Tom Cruise stars as Claus von Stauffenberg, a man intent on killing Adolf Hitler. Singer's talented cast also includes Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, and Terrence Stamp.|
|eBay Product ID (ePID)||72437339|
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|Leading Role||Tom Cruise|
|Number of Discs||1|
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Valkyrie (DVD, 2009)
True story of the attempted assassination of Adolph Hitler in his secret headquarters, "Wolfschanze". It was a very elaborate plan with no less than two hundred conspirators. Practically all of the major General Officers were in on the plan, but seemed to have trouble going through with it. Finally, it was the Colonels who ultimately made the attempt. The key role was played by Colonel Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg in actual implementation after his assassination attempt on Hitler on July 20, 1944. Stauffenberg also further improved the Valkyrie plan and made changes to address changing situations. Stauffenberg's position as Chief of Staff of Reserve Army gave him access to Hitler for reports and at the same time required his presence at headquarters for implementation of Valkyrie. At first, Tresckow and Stauffenberg sought out other officers with access to Hitler who could carry out the assassination. General Helmuth Stieff, Chief of Organization in Army High Command, volunteered to be the assassin but later backed away. Tresckow attempted several times to be assigned to Hitler's headquarters without success. Finally, Stauffenberg decided to carry out both the assassination attempt and the Valkyrie operation, which greatly reduced the chance of success. After two abortive attempts, Stauffenberg placed the bomb on July 20 and hurried back to Berlin to assume his pivotal role. After he had discovered that the bomb had not killed Hitler, Fromm ordered the executions of General Friedrich Olbricht, his chief of staff Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg, and his adjutant Lieutenant Werner von Haeften. Shortly after midnight, the condemned men were led to a mound of earth back lit by idling vehicles where each was executed by firing squad in the courtyard of Bendlerstrasse headquarters. In all, more than seven hundred executions took place following Valkyrie.
Good Movie! Tom Cruise Was Not a Convincing German.
This movie was a pretty accurate depiction of some of the attempts to assassinate Hitler. it would have been nice if the Movie at the end would have talked about all the attempts or even had footage about some of the other attempted assassinations. Its sad but many Jewish people do not realize that there were actually good German soldiers that did not want to be a part of Hitler's regime and no longer supported him. What happened was horrible but its part of the past. I bought the movie because my great great uncle used to be Chancellor of Germany before Hitler. He did not want this type of corruption and German domination to go on. He ruled under a very bad German economy... ten times worse than anything were experiencing in America. At least Americans can rely on credit cards and food banks. Germany in the 1930's could only rely on very limited soup kitchens, family and maybe friends to help them out. I thought it was a refreshing change to view Germans as noble people, fighting for not only Jews but humanity and Germany.
Very true to life
Most historical epics have lots of hollywood but Valkyrie may not be counted in that roll. Tom Cruise is a very poor actor but he gives a compelling role as Col. Staufenburg (though he is about 6 inches too short). The cast overall is superb with Tom Wilkinson giving the oportunistic Gen. Fromm an actual human quality. Bill Nighy, Kenneth Brannaugh, and terrance stamp round out this ensamble to create Bryan Singer's realistic telling of a plot to rescue germany from inevitable destruction. At the very least rent this movie, buy it if you can and ebay has the best prices ( I bought mine for $12 which included shipping). I had my doubts seeing Tom Cruise and thinking of yet another flick with him sprinting down a street, but when you see the resembilance between him and Staufenburg you will see he was the only choice for the role.
This Power Grab Never Felt So Tense Yet So COOL!
Based on an assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler which actually happened on July 20th, 1994, this film engulfs the viewer with action, wonderful scenery, and a believable storyline and character-base to boot. Before long, we discover that that Colonel Claus Von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) becomes the number one man to be responsible for taking Hitler out of power by plotting an assassination with many other Germans (Officers, Lower ranking Soldiers, and other Politicals) wishing to regain power from the hands of the Feurher. The tippie-toeing that went on in this film really makes you feel the nervous tension as lies and deceit become second nature. After a botched plan perpetrated earlier, Von Stauffenburg is called into the plans and given a very close position in Hitler's Army. Project VALKYRIE becomes the main way for the Emergency Army to maintain and keep control if something were to happen to Hitler, thus the SS would be taken out of the formula, thus staging a very slick Coo. The bombing attempt on Hitler failed, thus foiling the plotters plans of quickly taking power by any means necessary, but soon lose power as their plans backfire on them. Cruise plays a convincing Von Stauffenberg. Additional cast members are Kenneth Branagh, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, and Terence Stamp. This incredible story unravels with excellent harmony and wonderful cinematography. This is based on historic fact and moves very quickly. We seldom feel that anyone really wanted to punish those who took part in the coo, however, that's what happens in Love and War. Nearly 5,000 Germans were soon arrested and executed after this occurrence. I'll give this a 5/5 for excellent portrayal of true story. IF YOU LIKE MY REVIEWS, PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO LET ME KNOW BY VOTING. THANKS
A good watch for someone who cares...
I can definitely understand how someone lacking a general love of WWII history could dislike this film. I'm sure is merely seen as slow and boring. I, on the other hand am a huge fan of WWII and maybe a bigger fan of the Nazi side of it's history. It was a surprise to find the the film did stay within the bounds of accuracy. Not dead on, but close enough to be worth mentioning. Though slow, the story still managed to always have my attention and at times I found myself on the edge of my seat. As for the cast It's obvious that the director chose to go all out. All of these actors are top of the line pros. I'm even satisfied with Cruise. Sure he might be in there because of Scientology (something I laugh at) but at least he does a good job.