Apocalypto (Blu-ray) (2006)
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|Set in the mayan civilization, when a man's idyllic presence is brutally disruted by a violent invading force, he is taken on a perilous journey to a world ruled by fear and oppression where a harrowing end awaits him.|
"...a film of blunt provocation and bruising beauty. Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"...a virtuosic piece of action cinema...sickeningly powerful. Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly
"...a sinewy, taut poem of action. Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"...an absorbing, disturbing, savagely beautiful "trip" movie... William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Editor's NoteMel Gibson (BRAVEHEART, THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST) tackles the downfall of Mayan civilization in his latest turn as writer/director. Jaguar Paw (Rudy Youngblood) and his fellow villagers lead a peaceful life in the forest until a savage, unprovoked attack turns their world upside down. After hiding his pregnant wife and young son from the invaders, Jaguar Paw joins in the fight, only to be taken prisoner with the rest of the survivors. Uncertain of what the future holds and taken from his home to a thriving metropolis that might as well be a foreign country, Jaguar Paw has just one goal--to return to his wife and child. Jaguar Paw's journey is a coming-of-age saga running the gamut of love, loss, courage, and redemption.Filmed in Mexico with a cast of indigenous Americans speaking in the Yucatec dialect, this is a tale filled with contrasts. Muted greens and browns define the forest village while the city is awash in bright colors. The wealthy live in opulence, sporting elaborate jewelry, clothing, and hairdos while the villagers wear twig and bone ornaments. The villagers respect both life and nature, but the rulers of the great stone city condone violence in an effort to appease their gods. Gibson's point is clear: the more "advanced" society is corrupt and unrepentant, while the more primitive Mayans have far greater faith and humanity. Gibson also drives home the recurring theme of rebirth with symbolism, including rain, pregnancy, and the arrival of Christianity. Beautifully filmed by Dean Semler and scored by James Horner, APOCALYPTO could benefit from some framing at its beginning to give the viewer a sense of time and place, but otherwise offers a rare glimpse into a lost world.
Apocalypto - DVD Review
By: Ed Perkis Cinema Blend DVD Reviews
Published on: 5/20/2007 11:11 AM
|Mel Gibson presents an amazing recreation of the Mayan world for Apocolypto; at least, the viewer would have to think so, not really knowing much about that world. The obvious effort and skill that went into sets, hair, make-up, and costumes on what looks like thousands of lead and background characters is impressive. The technical and artistic crew has much to be proud about. They should also be a little pissed that Gibson-the-director turned their work into an uncensored episode of 'Cops: The Mayan Beat.' ...read the full review|
Cast & Crew
|Dean Semler - Cinematographer|
|Farhad Safinia - Writer|
|James Horner - Original Music By|
|John Wright - Editor|
|Kevin Stitt - Editor|
|Mel Gibson - Director|
|Mel Gibson - Writer|
|Mel Gibson - Producer|
|Naaman Marshall - Art Director|
|Ned Dowd - Executive Producer|
|Roberto Bonelli - Art Director|
|British Academy Awards, Mel Gibson, Bruce Davey, Best Film not in the English Language|
|Golden Globe, Apocalypto, Best Foreign Language Film|
|Oscar, Aldo Signoretti, Vittorio Sodano, Best Achievement in Makeup|
|Oscar, Sean McCormack, Kami Asgar, Best Achievement in Sound Editing|
|Oscar, Kevin O'Connell, et. al., Best Achievement in Sound Mixing|
Customer Reviews of Apocalypto (Blu-ray)
Good plot with authentic language depicted in the movie
Run for your life12/17/2012
Apocalypto is a story about a Mayan man's, Jaguar Paw, epic journey. His peaceful, content village is attacked by a superior tribe and his people are slaughtered and enslaved. He escapes and has to deal with great obstacles while trying to race back to save his wife and child.
It is an incredibly awesome movie. With not so big star cast in the movie , this movie manages to do really well in acting department. All the cast were simply phenomenal. great direction and cinematography work. You shouldn't miss this movie by any chances. great movie!!
A wonderful action movie5/3/2012
Apocalypto is an awesome movie. It takes you to the Mayan civilization and a very touching story within the great civilization. The movie just thrilled me. I simply loved this movie. I liked the characters and the respective casts too. Overall, a must watch action/adventure movie.
Good item ,5/3/2012
Excellent service with receive in week
Gotta have patience to watch it.12/24/2007
It's not a blockbuster per say, but if you can sit for so long and not get bored you should get it. The action in this movie is defenitely the reason i got it in the first place. All the effort put into make-up is truly detailed. Of course being in Hi-def. is the main reason to have it.