‘The War Tapes’ on DVD

Here’s a great chance to get this amazing documentary in time for Christmas and, even better, help out some of our troops who have been seriously wounded in Iraq.


Murdoc is teaming with Andi of Andi’s World to help raise money for Sew Much Comfort:

Sew Much Comfort; a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization is filling the “adaptive clothing” need for these special patients. Our mission is to design, create and deliver customized clothing for these brave troops. Adaptive clothing accommodates their medical devices and situations, provides ease of use, personal independence and minimizes the visual impact of their medical condition. The goal is provide each soldier with an individually designed and tailored wardrobe of adaptive clothing, in order to provide them comfort and maintain their dignity, thereby facilitating the healing process.

Tell Murdoc that these folks aren’t making a difference.

As I’ve said before, everyone should watch this film:

The War Tapes – Special Preview Edition
Directed by Deborah Scranton

Straight from the front lines in Iraq, THE WAR TAPES is the first war movie filmed by soldiers themselves.

Directed by Deborah Scranton, and produced by Robert May (The Fog of War) and Steve James (Hoop Dreams), THE WAR TAPES is Operation Iraqi Freedom as filmed by Sergeant Steve Pink, Sergeant Zack Bazzi and Specialist Mike Moriarty. Steve is a wisecracking carpenter who aspires to be a writer. Zack is a Lebanese-American university student who loves to travel and is fluent in Arabic. Mike is a father and resolute patriot who rejoined the Army after 9/11.

These soldiers captured over 800 hours of footage, providing a glimpse of their lives in the midst of war. The result is a raw portrait of three men — and their families — as they face, and struggle to understand, their duty.

Murdoc got a chance to meet director Deborah Scranton and Specialist Mike Moriarty at last spring’s MilBlogger Conference, and he reviewed the film in September.

Also, the film has made the short list for the Oscars. It is some well-deserved recognition. In days when political hack jobs pass as documentaries, it’s refreshing to see such a solid piece of film-making and feature film journalism get noticed. It is one of fifteen documentaries to make it so far, so keep your fingers crossed that it can make the final list of five.

Think about picking up the Special Preview Edition of THE WAR TAPES and help out Sew Much Comfort at the same time. 20% of your purchase price will go straight to the group. Use the links in this post to be sure your purchase gets registered correctly. (Cookies must be enabled. The links will take you to the normal purchase page — just click BUY NOW. Your order will automatically be credited to the Sew Much Comfort effort.)


  1. Murdoc – thanks for helping spread the word. The War Tapes is a fabulous film, and SMC does great work for our wounded heroes. Everyone wins…