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FIRST FEATURE FILM SET IN CU CHI TUNNELS ARRIVING ON DVD June 30, 2009
Universal City, CA (May 27, 2009) – From controversial director Uwe Boll comes a film that takes you beyond the battle lines. The year is 1967. American troops are making their way through the jungle of the Cu Chi District of Vietnam. A special US combat unit is sent out to hunt and kill the Viet Cong soldiers in a man-to-man combat in the endless tunnels underneath the jungle of Vietnam. Tunnel Rats is a stunning, no holds barred journey into the darkest chapter of the Vietnam War.
Never before has a film featured a story about the tunnels beneath the jungle of Vietnam. Tunnel Rats takes on a fresh look on the Vietnam War and presents a starkly realistic portrayal. LA Weekly hails Tunnel Rats as “Boll’s best film to date”, Efilmcritic calls it “impressively uncompromising” and gives it four stars.
Starring Michael Paré, Tunnel Rats received its US theatrical debut in a prestigious Los Angeles film festival retrospective.
In Tunnel Rats a special US combat unit is sent on a mission to search and destroy Viet Cong resistance forces in the endless networks of tunnels in the jungles of Vietnam. Armed with only handguns, flashlights and knives the men soon find themselves embroiled in hand- to-hand combat. As the battle moves underground, for both sides, the struggle becomes less about winning than about survival
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