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Join 5,000 participants as they restage D-Day, the notorious 6th of June invasion of Normandy. Instead of bullets, it's paintball; instead of the French coast, it's Oklahoma. And, every year, it's any man's game, which means the Germans could win! Staged on a 700-acre battlefield owned by the grand-son of a veteran of Omaha Beach, this yearly battle of paint is fought as a tribute to all veterans. These paintball soldiers take "gung ho" to an all-time high, utilizing real tanks and airplanes for this epic fight.
Paintball sounds like it could be fun to do but watching it doesn't like like anything but boring. But "Soldiers of Paint" isn't your normal film about the sport. The synopsis above is enough to know before watching the film, to go into details more here would only ruin the film for those wanting to see it. "Soldiers of Paint" is about a very large group of people that gather every year to not really reenact the Battle of D-Day but instead live it and create their own fate. Everyone in the film seems dedicated to setting up the annual battle and everyone is it in for fun but at the same time they want t educate others and pay honor to those that fought in the real D-Day. Not only is the film a lesson in history, a stark reminder and a tribute to those the fought but this is also a well put together event that is about as realistic look back as you are going to see. It is all there, the drama, suspense and the action and it is all filmed in a way that makes it about as exciting as any war film you are going to see or may have seen.
Simply put, this is a must-see film, it has broad appeal which is going to make this a popular title on home video. Strong word of mouth from paintball fanatics as well as history buffs will earn this some high praise.
"Soldiers of Paint" is a film t hat needs to be seen to be appreciated and it deserves it as well. Available on DVD with Special Features that include:
Deleted Scenes including: Active duty 101st Airborne troops attending D-Day meet legendary WW2 veteran, Jake McNiece (From the "Filthy Thirteen" 101st Airborne unit that fought during D-Day and whose stories inspired the movie The Dirty Dozen)
Extra battle footage - Promo for Oklahoma D-Day Adventure Park
You can order the DVD HERE.
Released by First Run Features
***** Out Of *****