The official word: The Weinstein Company announced today that on the heels of the extremely successful airing last night of John Stockwell’s Seal Team Six on National Geographic, the film has now been made available on Netflix. This unedited version includes a news montage featuring revealing statements by Mitt Romney, Joe Biden, Hilary Clinton and others.
When the rumored whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden are revealed, the CIA readies a team of seasoned U.S. Navy SEALs for the mission of a lifetime. Despite inconclusive evidence that bin Laden is inside the compound, and ignoring the possible ramifications of an unannounced attack on Pakistani soil, the Pentagon orders the attack. The SEAL Team bands together to complete their mission of justice in a riveting final showdown.
“We’re thrilled to be releasing SEAL TEAM SIX on Netflix following our successful debut on National Geographic last night. We chose to share the unedited version of the film on Netflix so viewers may continue to reflect on this historic and proud moment in our nation’s history,” shared Harvey Weinstein, Co-Chairman of The Weinstein Company.
Director John Stockwell commented “Netflix has always been a filmmaker’s best friend and in this case, they are exceptional. The inclusion of Mitt Romney talking about how he was against going into Pakistan to take out bin-Laden will be a revelation to viewers. In the history of Netflix, this is the shortest window between a broadcast premiere and a Netflix debut. By way of example, last night’s ratings on National Geographic were spectacular and the normal embargo will not take place. Netflix will run SEAL TEAM SIX starting today.
“Netflix is always proud to play a role in bringing thought-provoking and high-quality content to our viewers, and our partnership with The Weinstein Company on SEAL TEAM SIX continues to do just that,” commented Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer of Netflix.
From Academy Award®-winning producer of THE HURT LOCKER Nicolas Chartier, The Weinstein Company, and John Stockwell, the director of INTO THE BLUE and CRAZY/BEAUTIFUL, SEAL TEAM SIX is a feature-length film based on true events of the killing of Osama Bin Laden. The film stars Cam Gigandet, Anson Mount, Freddy Rodriguez, Xzibit, Kathleen Robertson, Eddie Kay Thomas and Kenneth Miller.