Standard Operating Procedure (Blu-ray) R

Standard Operating Procedure (Blu-ray)
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Blu-ray Disc Features:

  • Rated: R
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 56 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: October 14, 2008
  • Originally Released: 2008
  • Label: Sony Pictures
  • Encoding: Region ABC
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen 2.40
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital TrueHD 5.1 - English, French, Portuguese,
    • Subtitles - Chinese, English SDH, German, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Footage - Berlin Film Festival Press Conference
    • Deleated Scenes
    • Featurette - Diplomacy In The Age Of Terror: The Impact Of Diminished Rule Of Law On International Relations
    • Interview - Los Angeles Premiere Q&A with Director Errol Morris

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Executive Production by , , , &

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh79%

Total Count: 107


User Ratings: 2,729
Rating: 4/5 -- In taking us beyond the edges of those infamous photographs, he shows us a system that did more than produce a few bad apples; it was rotten to the core. Full Review
Sydney Morning Herald
Jul 4, 2008
Morris eschews sensationalist reporting to conduct a procedural investigation that wonders what the photos tell us about the morality of those commanding the American forces. Full Review
The List
Nov 3, 2018
Both Morris's film and the book based on it by Gourevitch are devastating, even without going into detail about the complicity, or indeed responsibility, of top officials in the Bush administration. Full Review
The New York Review of Books
Aug 29, 2018
Morris is more interested in the pictures she's in than in England herself. He didn't need her in person to make this film. Yet there she is, dragged in to redeem herself so she can be admitted into humankind. Full Review
Apr 26, 2018
A blockbuster of a documentary....STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE is a big, provocative and -- it goes without saying -- disturbing work...
New York Times
Apr 25, 2008
Films such as NO END IN SIGHT, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, and GHOSTS OF ABU GHRAIB serve as a necessary counterbalance to the manufactured reportage of the mainstream media...
Film Comment
Mar 1, 2008
Rating: B -- Truth is a matter of perspective in director Errol Morris' Standard Operating Procedure, a piercing look at the abuses at Abu Ghraib prison and the aftermath of their discovery. Full Review
Detroit News
Jun 6, 2008

Product Description:

Master filmmaker Errol Morris turns his keen eye to the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in this intense and provocative documentary. Using interviews with the soldiers that appeared in the now infamous torture photos, Morris strings their stories together with vivid reenactments and striking digital technology for a wrenching look at the events at the prison. With his trademark straight-into-the-lens interview style, it is chilling to see the familiar faces of Lynndie England and Sabrina Harmon as they try to articulate their experiences. The lawlessness and confusion in the prison quickly become evident, and as their stories unfold, the film slowly strips away the many puzzling questions that surround the incidents, exposing a much larger truth about corruption within the US military, corruption that appears to reach far beyond the handful of soldiers that took the fall for the scandal.

Morris's reenactments are extremely vivid, and often shot in a beautifully cinematic style. While these techniques make for riveting filmmaking, they are sometimes considered controversial by documentary purists, and some might criticize his detailed recreations of such deeply disturbing events. However, others might deem the reenactments necessary to really bringing home the reality of what happened. Regardless of his methods, Morris does a masterly job of untangling such a complex, twisted story. He shines a glaring light on one of America's most shameful moments and, more importantly, exposes how little we truly know about our military's methods.

Description by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment:

Errol Morris examines the incidents of abuse and torture of suspected terrorists at the hands of U.S. forces at the Abu Ghraib prison.


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