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The Bunker (2014/Inception Media DVD)

Picture: D Sound: C Extras: D Main Program: C

In 1965, during the Vietnam War a group of Special Forces goes rogue. After capturing a North Vietnamese bunker they continue to fortify and commit acts of terror in the name of patriotism, that anything is worth the war against America, even killing one's own troops or superior. A group of US soldiers are sent in to find out what happened to these Special Forces, but only one makes it out to tell the story in Joe Black's The Bunker (2013).

This group goes rogue after their Captain goes power mad and develops a God complex, he and his troops kill any and all Vietnamese, including civilians, collecting their fingers as trophies. Any soldiers that question their actions is considered 'weak' and suffers the same fate. As another squad is sent in to find a North Vietnamese operative, they become targets of the Special Forces because they are seen as traitors to the cause, and only one survives to tell the tale. But when he is sent back, the administrations deny the existence of the rogue squad.

If Rambo was allegedly against how United States treated Vietnam Vets, then this Ken Shamrock-led starer showed why Vietnam Vets were so hated when returning from the war. While not all American soldiers commit war crimes, there are acts murder, torture and rape, plus enough news leaks back to America that US soldiers were torturing and killing innocents. Problem was that American soldiers and leaders couldn't tell friend from foe, and assumed all Vietnamese were communist spies, and those who were in command didn't care and covered up their mistakes. Any objection to your orders could get label you as a communist and get you killed by your own troops. No new ground broken here either.

The anamorphically enhanced 1.78 X 1 image is awful and the lossy Dolby Digital sound is very disappointing. There are no extras.

- Ricky Chiang


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