Sunshine (Blu-ray)

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Good movie but he ending was not great

on 5/3/2012

This is a good action/adventure or sci-fi movie with a mediocre story. The first half of the movie is great and very appealing. However, the movie gets quite boring and out of context during the second half. The ending of the movie is not very good too. Overall, a good movie to pass some spare time. Read More

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failed effort!!!

on 5/3/2012

To me, the movie does not deserve more than 2 stars, coming from an avid sci-fi movie fan. I watched this movie because of the good reviews from both audience and critics. But It did not worked for me. Few parts of the movie were interesting but overall, I did not enjoyed it. Read More

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Product Overview

You've never seen anything like Sunshine, the stunningly original sci-fi action-adventure from groundbreaking director Danny Boyle. It is the year 2057, the sun is dying and mankind faces extinction. Earth's last hope rests with a courageous crew of eight men and women on a mission to ignite the fading star with a massive nuclear weapon. Deep into their voyage, out of radio contact with Earth, their mission begins to unravel and they find themselves fighting not only for their lives, but for the future of us all.

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 206230029
UPC 024543485537
UPC 14 00024543485537
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 3/31/2009
Rating Rating
Keywords
Futuristic
Outer Space
Science Fiction
Science-Fiction
Space Travel
Spaceships
Suspense
Theatrical Release
Thriller
Editors Note
Note Danny Boyle has excelled in nearly every genre he's touched from the family film (MILLIONS) to the zombie movie (28 DAYS LATER) to the drug-fuelled drama (TRAINSPOTTING). With SUNSHINE, he brings his style and verve to the futuristic world of science fiction to great success. In a mere five decades in the future, the sun is dying, and Earth is running out of time. After the failure of a previous mission, it's up to the crew of the Icarus II to reignite the star with a stellar bomb. But the crew faces more than just the blistering heat of the sun and the freezing cold of space as they grapple with the limits of the human mind and heart.^As in Boyle's previous work, the visuals in SUNSHINE are stunning. It's a beautifully shot film filled with contrasts, juxtaposing light and dark, sound and silence, and life and death. SUNSHINE resides in the respected realm of smart science fiction films such as 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY and SOLARIS. Alex Garland's fine script never dwells on the specifics of the technology, but instead spends its time on the characters. For these roles, Boyle has assembled an excellent cast that includes Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Michelle Yeoh, and Cliff Curtis. Like the classic 2001, SUNSHINE's appeal extends beyond its genre. Though it's packed with special effects and heart-stopping action, it's an intelligent film that should be enjoyed by everyone who loves movies, not just those who like science fiction.
Reviews
Total Film 4 stars out of 5 -- "[E]legance permeates nearly every frame, Boyle's honed craft seeping like morning rays through a Venetian blind. The production design is exquisite." 05/01/2007 p.32
Sight and Sound "Boyle and ace DoP Alwin Kuchler exploit elemental contrasts of darkness and light, heat and cold, with the CGI and model work beautiful but mostly unobtrusive..." 04/01/2007 p.81
Entertainment Weekly "Boyle and his team ground the story in details chosen for their sophisticated, underplayed authenticity." -- Grade: B 07/27/2007 p.51
New York Times "[A] spooky and spookily beautiful science-fiction thriller..." 07/20/2007 p.E15
Ultimate DVD 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] film that will leave you wide-eyed, heart racing, on the very edge of your seat." 08/01/2007 p.93
Uncut 4 stars out of 5 -- "[An] entertaining sci-fi thriller....It's intense, paranoid and bathed in golden glows..." 10/01/2007 p.132
Rolling Stone 3 stars out of 4 -- "Overall, a surprisingly meditative sci-fi epic." 02/07/2008 p.87
Directors
Danny Boyle
Actors
Rose Byrne
Cliff Curtis
Troy Garity
Chris Evans
Cast & Crew
Alex Garland - Writer
Alwin H. Kuchler - Cinematographer
Andrew Macdonald - Producer
Bernard Bellew - Producer
Chris Evans - Actor
Chris Gill - Editor
Cillian Murphy - Actor
Danny Boyle - Director
Gary Freeman, et. al. - Art Director
John Murphy, et. al. - Original Music By
Mark Tildesley - Production Designer
Michelle Yeoh - Actor
Rose Byrne - Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2007
Catalog ID 2248553
UPC 00024543485537
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 110 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, French, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Reviews
ReviewSource ReelViews
Review ...every once in a long while [in "science fiction"], along comes something like Sunshine that tries to take a step back toward reality. Among Sunshine's credits is a science consultant, and the filmmakers made every effort to follow his suggestions. The result is that, while Sunshine may not feature space battles and ships zipping around at warp speed, it provides a window into what it might really be like traveling around in the solar system in another half-century...Sunshine has a more ethereal look than the average science fiction movie but, considering the subject matter, it works. With the sun in such close proximity, we're treated to a number of shots when bright white bleaches the screen. Other times, there's darkness. The film is in color, but there's a lot of literal black and white. The special effects, while not on the spectacular scale of something like Transformers, are impressive. This is Boyle's third partnership with Garland, and their second consecutive genre effort (following the horror movie 28 Days Later). Hard-core science fiction fans will likely greet Sunshine with a smile. Others may find this to be an odd motion picture, but there's enough going on that even those who are expecting something flashier should still be engaged.
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Reviewer James Berardinelli
ReviewRating 8
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review The movie was written by the sci-fi novelist Alex Garland, whose "28 Days Later" made a scary film, and directed by Danny Boyle, whose work ranges widely, from the world's filthiest toilet (in "Trainspotting") to a young boy who chats with the saints (in "Millions")...The actors (Michelle Yeoh, Cillian Murphy, Chris Evans, Troy Garity, Rose Byrne, Cliff Curtis, Benedict Wong and Hiroyuki Sanada) are effective by trying not to be too effective; they almost all play professional astronaut/scientists, and not action-movie heroes. The design of the ship itself is convincing; it looks like the inside of a computer used as the bunkhouse at a boys' camp...The special effects in outer space are convincing and remorseless. The drummed-up suspense at the end is not essential, since Boyle and Garland seem more interested in the metaphysics of the voyage; Tarkovsky's "Solaris" demonstrated that if you go all the way with the implications of such a situation, it's more interesting than using plot devices...science-fiction fans will like it, and also brainiacs, and those who sometimes look at the sky and think, man, there's a lot going on up there, and we can't even define precisely what a soliton is.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, English, French, Spanish, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Murphy,Cillian
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format Blu-ray DVD
Video Format Blu-Ray
Quotes
Desson Thomson, The Washington Post Beam yourselves aboard Sunshine, set 50 years in the future. The voyage works, beautifully.
Ken Fox, TV Guide ...the most visually audacious and startlingly beautiful space opera since the original "Solaris."
Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly Another thinking-person's thriller from director Danny Boyle and writer Alex Garland, also co-pilots on "28 Days Later."
Manohla Dargis, The New York Times A first-rate, seemingly sweat-free entertainer, Mr. Boyle always sells the goods smoothly...
Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune ...near-classic modern science fiction...

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