Military Drama ‘The Outpost’ on Disc Aug. 18

Screen Media will release the military thriller The Outpost on Blu-ray Disc and DVD Aug. 18.

Based on best-selling non-fiction book The Outpost: An Untold Story of American Valor by Jake Tapper, the film depicts the story of a unit of U.S. soldiers stationed at the remote Combat Outpost Keating, located deep in the valley of three mountains in Afghanistan, as they defend against an overwhelming Taliban attack. The Battle of Kamdesh, as it came to be known, was the bloodiest American engagement of the Afghanistan War in 2009 and Bravo Troop 3-61 CAV became one of the most decorated units of the 19-year conflict.

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Scott Eastwood portrays Staff Sergeant Clint Romesha and Caleb Landry Jones portrays Specialist Ty Carter (who also appears in the movie), who were awarded the Medal of Honor. Orlando Bloom plays Captain Ben Keating. Director Rod Lurie, himself a former soldier and graduate of West Point, cast several other veterans of the American military in various roles, including Henry Hughes and Daniel Rodriguez.

Warner Prepping ’12 Strong’ for Home Video Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will release the war drama 12 Strong digitally April 10, and on Blu-ray and DVD May 1.

The film stars Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon as members of a U.S. Special Forces team who were among the first troops sent into combat after 9/11. It earned $45 million at the domestic box office.

Blu-ray extras include the featurettes “12 Strong: The Making of an Impossible Mission” and “Monumental Effort: Building America’s Response Monument.”