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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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Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh79%

TOMATOMETER
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Upright78%

AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 2,729
Errol Morris' documentary... should be seen by all Americans but probably will viewed only by a relative handful. Full Review
The Daily Gazette (Schenectady, NY)
Feb 12, 2018
3.5 stars out of 4 -- Morris works with a deliberately limited set of means: his interviews, data-conveying graphics, reenactments, and the photos themselves....[These methods] construct a remarkably compelling narrative...
Premiere
Apr 23, 2008
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 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
n+1
Apr 26, 2018
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
Morris' manic devotion to detail ultimately does the film in. Full Review
In These Times
Apr 18, 2016
[F]ocus is really the heart of Morris' unsettling film which strikes a remarkable balance between art and disturbance, between beauty and pain.
Los Angeles Times
May 2, 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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