PLEASE NOTE :: THIS DVD IS REGION ONE and must be played on a DVD player that is a compatable (All group) player......
ENEMY AT THE GATES in my oppinion is a must see movie for any fan of film ,based on a true story and set in the battle of STALINGRAD where Stalin himself had ordered his army that they 'MUST NOT TAKE ONE STEP BACK' , ,it tells the story of the celebrated prolific soviet sniper VASILI ZAITSEV,after taking out a group of german soldiers at long range with a standard issue Russian rifle / with no telescopic sights , ZAITSEV is swiftly assigned to the Russian army sniper division ,where he thrives , he kills 4 or 5 german officers and soldiers each day during a 3-5 month period ,and single handedly he starts to demoralise the advancing Germans troups morale , this in turn gave a much needed boost too the soviet army morale , and it gave them a hero to look up too, and the inspiration to repel the German attack time and time again , the Germans are so worried about ZAITSEV'S superior shooting ability that they draft in there own top sharp shooter to try and kill him , his name is major ERWIN KONIG a brilliant sniper in his own right , a battle of wits now commences as they both try and gain the upper hand and try to get the perfect kill shot at one another , they do this by trying to trick each other into giving away there sniper position - so now it's ZAITSEV v KONIG - LET THE BATTLE COMMENCE , who will come out on top ? , thats the question
The story is terrific and full of suspence , the movie is beautifuly shot , the battle scenes look very very real indeed , Stalingrad itself was reduced to rubble during the battle , and it is recreated amazingly well in this movie , the acting is off the very highest standard and JUDE LAW , RACHEL WEISZ ,JOSEPH FIENNES and ED HARRIS are terrific in there lead roles , and director JEAN-JACQUES ANNAUD did a sensational job of putting it all together .... if you aint seen this movie yet ,then YOUR MISSING OUT
REGION ONE IMPORTED DVD ..