Genres:Documentary Sub-Genres:Documentary Studio:Bfs Entertainment Format:DVD - Color DVD Release Date: 07/18/2000 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2000 Release Year: 2000 Run Time: 1hr 20min Screens: Color Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 0 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
A straight forward look into the secret world of the SAS
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Although many parts of this video are re-enactments and some persons interviewed are now retired from the SAS, the video never fails in it's realistic portrayal of the intrigue and excitement of SAS selection and service. The Desert Storm re-enactments are excellent.The 2nd video chronicles some of the real-mission excitement and plays out like a James Bond movie, only very real. The former operators tell the story like only they can, first person all the way!For a GREAT value and a GREAT gift, buy this video for youself or a friend. No SPEC-WAR video library is complete without this exciting edition.For an in-depth history of the SAS, I recomend the book "SAS- Great Britain's Elite Special Air Service" from "The POWER Series" by Motorbooks International, written by Leroy Thompson."
Reenacted, nothing new.
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Except for a few seconds on the second tape, all footage consists of re-enactments. There is a lot less material about selection than in the book "Immediate Action" by Andy McNab. If you've read anything serious about the SAS, you won't learn anything new from this video, and you'll find it covers very little."
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The Gulf War part like most people pointed out is very good, and feels very real event though it's just staged of the real events.The first trainning and selecting video is pretty boring and not much *action*, but you do learn a lot about what they must go though to become the best of the best...The second half of the second video is the worst... The Columbia part is boring... I mean rrrealll boring..."
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I have interest in the special forces as a friend of mine is going for selection soon and I wanted to find out what he might have to go through. I've read the Andy McNab books (which are excellent by the way) and was looking for any dvd information. 'Special Air Service - The Soldiers Story' turned out to be several television programmes rolled into a dvd. The research into the topic feels very rushed and thrown together. The sound quality is poor and the content will probably only please those who have absolutely no prior information on the subject. In fairness, I had high expectations from this dvd but, with little more than McNab's books to go by, this provides very little further interest.
Probably best to stick to publications on the subject, books or magazines. Although Bravo 2-0 (dvd) wasn't bad."
What a bunch of drivel - the reviews below that is!!!
Pilgrim's Progress | Canada | 02/12/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I never realized there are so many experts about the Regiment...and not one of them having served a day in their lives! What a bunch of panzies!
This video is just one of many, produced by some nitwit wanting to make a buck. So what the heck does it matter what it's like? It's drivel.
For or against, all of your reviews are nonesense!
Good grief...you'll be asking each other what colour the boat house is next!"