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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.

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 206231374
UPC 024543444589
UPC 14 00024543444589
Format DVD
Release Date 8/19/2014
Rating Rating
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  2.35:1
Actors
Name Murphy,Cillian
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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
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
DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled, Sensormatic
Product Attributes
Actor Murphy,Cillian
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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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