|Formats:||12 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Tom Cruise, Carice van Houten, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Eddie Izzard, Kenneth Branagh, Terence Stamp, Stephen Fry, Thomas Kretschmann|
|Genres:||Drama - Crime, Thriller|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Collections:||100 Most Wanted, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||2 hours 1 minute|
|Rental release:||08 Jun 2009|
|Main languages:||English, English Audio Description|
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All star cast in this drama, based on actual events, a plot to assassinate Hitler is unfurled during the height of WWII.
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superb......................................By williamsgwynfa (627 reviews) from gwaenysgor , 04 Oct 2008
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[Highly rated reviewer]This dvd is superb. Valkyrie is a historical thriller film starring Tom Cruise. The film is based on the 20th July plot of German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Tom Cruise portrays the leader of the plot, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg.
The film also stars: Kenneth Branagh as Major General Henning von Tresckow, Christian Berkel as Colonel Albrecht Mertz von Quirnheim, Bill Nighy as General Friedrich Olbricht,
David Schofield as Field Marshal Erwin von Witzleben, Terrence Stamp as Colonel General Ludwig Beck, Kevin McNally as Carl Goerdeler, Carice van Houten as von Stauffenberg's wife, Nina Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, David Bamber as Adolf Hitler,
Eddie Izzard as Erich Fellgiebel, Tom Wilkinson as Friedrich Fromm, Thomas Kretschmann as Otto Ernst Remer, Gerhard Haase-Hindenberg as Hermann Göring, Anton Algrang as Albert Speer and Matthias Freihof as Heinrich Himmler.
During World War II, German Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg (Tom Cruise) is severely wounded in Africa and returns home to Nazi Germany.
Stauffenberg helps conceive Operation Valkyrie, a plan approved by Adolf Hitler which, in order to manage turmoil within Germany, would implement a shadow government in the event of the Nazi Führer's death.
The Colonel eventually joins the German Resistance and becomes part of the July 20 plot, a conspiracy to assassinate Hitler and execute Valkyrie in order to take control of the country and make peace with the Allies.
Stauffenberg finds himself taking on not only the responsibility of leading the coup, but also the task to assassinate Hitler himself.
Well worth watching.
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A great WWII film.By Bobsview (549 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 12 Mar 2013Story of last failed attempt to assassinate Hitler. Depicts the Nazis pretty convincingly. There are not many great WWII films where the acting is good and the characters are developed and this one is about as good as they get. I do not usually like Tom Cruise but he is good in this , as is Bill Nighy. Thoroughly recommended.
Valkyrie to ..Valhalla?By oJo (29 reviews) from Hemel Hempstead , 02 Mar 2013Well, Tom Cruise. Amazing! I did not think I would ever say that. Here he delivers a truly great performance. Yes a surprise, but why has he been wasting so much of his time in so much other rubbish? That is not to say he is the only star of the film. Many a fine performance from such as Wilkinson, Nighy, Branagh, et al, give this film a feeling of gravitas that is sorely missing from so many blockbusters. Even if you know nothing of the events leading to this,or the aftermath, watch it. It is not just another 'War Film' Go watch.
Cruise on good form.By Lucullus (56 reviews) , 13 Feb 2013To be honest, I wasn't all that familiar with the story of the attempted assisination of Hitler apart from knowing that it did occur and from its brief part in the Desert Fox film but this movie really did surprise me. It is a great story and really well told here. The acting is first class and Tom Cruise should be commended for his potrayal as he really shows the sense of turmoil that the character must have gone through to decide to carry out such a dangerous plot. Supporting cast is excellent from Branagh all the way to Izzard. The suspense builds nicely throughout the film and although you know the end is not going to be a happy one for the protagonists, you engage in their story and are fixed until the end. All in all, a very good film and a very pleasant surprise. Enjoy!
wasnt expecting this oustanding filmBy Daura (67 reviews) from Coventry , 05 Jan 2013A plot to assasinate Hitler. I was not expecting this film to be so absolutly outstanding. Everything from the actors, to the sets, to the cinematography was exceptional. It was a real treat for the soul and informative. Reminds me of how lucky we are today to live in peaceful times from so many sacrifices in the past.
Surprisingly brilliantBy ATB18 (6 reviews) from Bexhill-on-Sea , 01 Jan 2013An excellent film. I had no idea what to expect as I didn't the story as well but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and thought the acting was superb as usual by Mr Cruise.