Killing Season (Blu-Ray)

Posted in: Disc Reviews by Michael Durr on August 12th, 2013

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Michael Durr has been reviewing movies for the better part of fifteen years now. He primarily enjoys thrillers, sci-fi, animation and even a little courtroom drama. His favorite films include Escape from New York, the Goonies and anything with Alyssa Milano. When he’s not praising Kurt Russell as the greatest actor of our time or scratching his head over a David Lynch flick, he’s spending time at home in Texas with his lovely wife, Lori and his amazing son. How they put up with him is a mystery, but even Basil Rathbone doesn’t have the time to solve that one.

2 Comments

  1. jj
    08/12/2013 @ 8:14 pm

    “Over two hundred thousand people died.”

    No, that number was found to be false and grossly over-inflated. Two Norwegian investigators hired by the ICTY and with a team of many local Bosnians went through all the names and evidence to record who, when, how, etc. they died.

    They soon discovered that some of the same people had been put on other lists and these lists were added up without counting redundancy. So often the same person was listed twice or more. They also noted that soldiers who died were also being counted as civilians so it was doubling the numbers.
    The final death toll of the whole war from all three major sides (Bosnian Croats fought alternately as allies with the Bosnian Muslims, then against them for 16-17 months, then with them in a U.S.-forced brokered deal) and including both military and civilians AND all of the “missing” is less than 98,000.
    So the 200,000 number is false, it is more than double the death count and most of the dead were army, paramilitary, militants.
    The Bosnian Muslims had the largest forces in Bosnia and the Serb forces were local native Bosnian Serbs. The Yugoslav army pulled out under a UN deal less than three months after the start of the war. Only those Serb members who were born in Bosnia could stay and fight.

    Meanwhile Croatia sent in 40,000 troops who were stationed there the entire war. It was an open secret among all the foreign officials and internationals on the ground there. Croatia not sanctioned or bombed by NATO.

  2. Michael Durr
    08/13/2013 @ 10:43 am

    JJ, thank you deeply for the information. I was simply quoting the movie and it does not surprise me at all that the movie inflated the actual death toll. But unfortunately that’s Hollywood for ya.

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