Da Vinci Code (Blu-ray)

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A murder inside the louvre and clues in da vinci paintings lead to the discovery of a religious mystery protected by a secret society for two thousand years -- which could shake the foundations of christianity.

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Studio Sony
SKU 203018815
UPC 043396161238
UPC 14 00043396161238
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 9/4/2012
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Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.40:1
Actors
Name Hanks,Tom
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Cast & Crew
Akiva Goldsman - Screenplay
Alfred Molina - Actor
Audrey Tautou - Actor
Brian Grazer - Producer
Dan Brown - Executive Producer
Dan Brown - Based On Novel By
Daniel P. Hanley - Editor
Hans Zimmer - Original Music By
Ian McKellen - Actor
Jean Reno - Actor
Jean-Pierre Marielle - Actor
Mike Hill - Editor
Paul Bettany - Actor
Ron Howard - Director
Salvatore Totino - Cinematographer
Seth Gabel - Actor
Tom Hanks - Actor
Awards
Golden Globe (2007) Hans Zimmer, Nominee, Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Grammy (2007) Hans Zimmer, Nominee, Best Score Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media
People's Choice (2007) The Da Vinci Code, Nominee, Favorite Movie Drama
Reviews
ReviewSource BeyondHollywood.com
Review Ron Howard's directorial take on this zeitgeist in popular prose is a twist laden, mathematical adventure which captures an extremely exhaustive day or two in the lives of nine or ten characters who are unbelievable interwoven. They all connect through impossible coincidence and whatnot, and in movie form this is OK, because it's over in two hours and while you may leave perplexed, you will be sufficiently entertained...For anyone that hasn't read the novel, spare yourself two weeks of reading some insipid code cracking and dogma bashing and just see the movie; you'll get the point and your eyes won't have to strain as hard.
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ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review Dan Brown's novel is utterly preposterous; Ron Howard's movie is preposterously entertaining...since everyone has read the novel, I need only give away one secret -- that the movie follows the book religiously. While the book is a potboiler written with little grace and style, it does supply an intriguing plot. Luckily, Ron Howard is a better filmmaker than Dan Brown is a novelist; he follows Brown's formula (exotic location, startling revelation, desperate chase scene, repeat as needed) and elevates it into a superior entertainment, with Tom Hanks as a theo-intellectual Indiana Jones...The movie works; it's involving, intriguing and constantly seems on the edge of startling revelations.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review When you boil away the hype and hysteria, all that remains is a pedestrian murder mystery that isn't sufficiently challenging or scandalous to raise anyone's hackles. It's preposterous, overlong, and saddled with a sloppy denouement that defines the term "anti-climax." The film's two big "surprises" are telegraphed early, and the ease with which they can be guessed (using the "conservation of characters" process) leeches the movie of a large measure of its suspense. Individual scenes are entertaining in their own right, but the production as a whole is a lumbering mess...I intentionally avoided Dan Brown's novel before seeing the movie (and don't intend to read it now that I have sat through the adaptation), hoping to provide a fresh perspective. Presumably, the book, which is often referred to as a "compulsive page-turner," is more riveting that its cinematic counterpart. The Da Vinci Code (the movie) is a mediocre thriller, with too few thrills and too much predictable action...The controversy has made seeing The Da Vinci Code a more desirable night out than it might otherwise have been, but it won't take long before potential audience members recognize that the Emperor has no clothes. One could classify The Da Vinci Code as diverting, but it has sidestepped greatness by a wide margin.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Variety
Review A pulpy page-turner in its original incarnation as a huge international bestseller has become a stodgy, grim thing in the exceedingly literal-minded film version of "The Da Vinci Code." Tackling head-on novelist Dan Brown's controversy-stirring thriller hinging on a subversively revisionist view of Jesus Christ's life, director Ron Howard and screenwriter Akiva Goldsman have conspired to drain any sense of fun out of the melodrama, leaving expectant audiences with an oppressively talky film that isn't exactly dull, but comes as close to it as one could imagine with such provocative material; result is perhaps the best thing the project's critics could have hoped for...Sitting through all the verbose explanations and speculations about symbols, codes, secret cults, religious history and covert messages in art, it is impossible to believe that, had the novel never existed, such a script would ever have been considered by a Hollywood studio...The irony in the film's inadequacy is that the novel was widely found to be so cinematic...The appearance of its easy adaptability may have been deceptive, however, as what went down easily on the page becomes laborious onscreen, even with the huge visual plus of fabulous French and English locations, fine actors and the ability to scrutinize works of Da Vinci in detail.
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Reviewer Todd McCarthy
ReviewRating 6
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.40:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Hanks,Tom
Label Columbia/tri-Star
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Lawrence Toppman, Charlotte Observer ...a streamlined train of a picture that never stops moving.
Lou Lumenick, New York Post ...a crackling, fast-moving thriller that's every bit as brainy and irresistible as Dan Brown's controversial bestseller.
William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer ...much more entertaining and satisfying than the novel.
Total Film ...a lurid saga of sinister sects, double-crosses and self flagellating zealots, set in a murky world that is always one part nightmare.
Ultimate DVD ...an enjoyable, often tense and thought-provoking thriller...Tautou, Bettany, Reno and McKellen are pitch perfect in their roles...

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