Apocalypto (Blu-ray)

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Gotta have patience to watch it.

on 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.

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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.


Studio Buena Vista Home Entertainment
SKU 204218114
UPC 786936726145
UPC 14 00786936726145
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/19/2013
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Widescreen  1.85:1
Name Youngblood,Rudy
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Cast & Crew
Dalia Hernandez - Actor
Dean Semler - Cinematographer
Farhad Safinia - Writer
James Horner - Original Music By
John Wright - Editor
Jonathan Brewer - Actor
Kevin Stitt - Editor
Mel Gibson - Director
Mel Gibson - Writer
Mel Gibson - Producer
Morris Birdyellowhead - Actor
Naaman Marshall - Art Director
Ned Dowd - Executive Producer
Roberto Bonelli - Art Director
Rudy Youngblood - Actor
Nominee (2007) 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
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review With Apocalypto, Mel Gibson has proven it's possible to create a compelling action/adventure film in almost any setting. Gibson's theme (which is only partially developed), as revealed in an opening caption, is that all great civilizations fail when they begin to rot from the inside. Over the next 2 1/4 hours, he provides glimpses into the degeneracy of the Mayan society on the eve of its encounter with the Spanish conquistadores. However, Apocalypto is not a political tract or a dissertation about why the Mayan age came to an end. Instead, it's a high-octane adventure that concludes with one of the most intense extended chase sequences in recent movie history...I appreciate that Gibson set this in a time and place we don't often see on screen. The cameras, operated by Dean Semler, make this long-dead world come alive.
Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Variety
Review Mel Gibson is always good for a surprise, and his latest is that "Apocalypto" is a remarkable film. Set in the waning days of the Mayan civilization, the picture provides a trip to a place one's never been before, offering hitherto unseen sights of exceptional vividness and power...Notwithstanding the fantastic sets, costumes, makeup, body and hair designs and natural locations, perhaps the greatest impression is made by the performers' faces, which are superbly photogenic and unlike any normally seen in movies...Production is a wonder. Dean Semler's camera moves relentlessly through the densest of foliage and over the roughest of terrain on locations near Veracruz and in the rainforests of Catemaco, with some additional shooting done in Costa Rica and the U.K.; Gibson clearly knew the impact the lenser of the second and third "Mad Max" films could deliver.
Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 10
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Product Attributes
Actor Youngblood,Rudy
Label Buena Vista Home Video
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Maitland McDonagh, TV Guide ...a mesmerizing vision of the past refracted through the dark obsessions of the present.
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone ...a film of blunt provocation and bruising beauty.
Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly ...a virtuosic piece of action cinema...sickeningly powerful.
Stephen Hunter, Washington Post ...a sinewy, taut poem of action.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...an absorbing, disturbing, savagely beautiful "trip" movie...

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