Annihilation [4K Ultra HD Blu-ray/Blu-ray] [Only @ Best Buy] [2018]

  • SKU: 6234552
  • Release Date: 05/29/2018
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (421 out of 483)

    Synopsis


    Annihilation
    After her husband (Oscar Isaac) barely returns alive from a secret expedition, biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) leads an anthropologist (Gina Rodriguez), a surveyor (Tessa Thompson), a linguist (Tuva Novotny), and a psychologist (Jennifer Jason Leigh) into a mysterious, expanding region called the Shimmer where evolution has taken a twisted turn. The all-female team must uncover the area’s monstrous secrets to save Lena’s husband and the world. Written and directed by Alex Garland. Based on the Nebula Award-winning novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, which is the first in a trilogy. ~ Kaitliin Elise Miller, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Natalie Portman
      Natalie Portman - Lena
    • Jennifer Jason Leigh
      Jennifer Jason Leigh - Dr. Ventress
    • Gina Rodriguez
      Gina Rodriguez - Anya Thorensen
    • Tessa Thompson
      Tessa Thompson - Josie Radek
    • Oscar Isaac
      Oscar Isaac - Lena's husband



    Customer rating

    4.2
    88%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Annihilation is amazing!

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      MarvelSoundtrackFan11
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      Annihilation is a must see movie for science fiction fans. The film is directed by Alex Garland, who made his directorial debut with 2015's Ex Machina. This is an intelligent film, posing serious questions to the audience and not bending over backwards to deliver easy answers. It has a great cast, headlined by Natalie Portman and featuring Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. It is based on a popular book series, Jeff VanderMeer’s best-selling Southern Reach Trilogy, but the movie really stands on its own and is not entirely beholden to the source material. The 4K disc version is exclusive to Best Buy, so don't go looking for it anyplace else. The 4K is definitely worth buying, as the film offers some really fantastic visuals. The package also comes with the standard blu-ray and a digital redemption copy. Don't miss out on picking up this film. Fans of Garland's work won't be disappointed.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of the strangest science fiction films ever.

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      BOBMAN
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      This is not a film for everyone. But if you like unusual and and original films, and aren't put off by the strange and the odd, you may like this film a lot. It certainly has the most "alien" alien I've seen in any movie to date! This is not some guy in a rubber suit, but something I've never seen before on film! I do recommend seeing it in 4K with HDR (the standard definition & standard dynamic range version looks dull and washed out by comparison, but the 4K HDR version does bring the visuals to life). In pacing, I'd compare this to "The Arrival". If you found that movie boring, you might not like this film. If you liked the arrival, you will probably take a liking to this one. Honestly, this movie has the weirdest alien ever! Kudos for coming up with a being (I don't even know if the word "creature" even applies) that is so utterly original.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Very Good Movie for Literate Science Fiction Fans

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      GregEckNJ
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      Annihilation was a visually impressive and tonally accurate adaptation of the novel by the same name. Having read the book last year, I was surprised to learn that it was be adapted to film. It seemed unfilmable. Events and circumstances are largely presented first-person through the thoughts of an unreliable narrator. This is not the recipe for typical Hollywood fare. However, the producers managed to restructure it with a streamlined linear plot that still captures the essence and themes of the book. The visual effects are stunning and, for the most part, manage to capture the imagery from the book. Some depictions differed from my own interpretation, but that's a quibble about artistic expression. It's not for anyone expecting a summer blockbuster, but I definitely recommend the movie to fans of literate science fiction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Could have been amazing!

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      Doobiewah
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      My 25 YO son (a pre- med student and medical researcher) and I watched this together. We both loved many aspects of the film and some of the visuals are quite amazing, considering the low budget of the film. The acting was also quite good. The issue we both had with the film is the way it ended. It was very thought provoking; however, for both of us it left us with more questions than answers and as we discussed the ending, it became obvious to both of us that this was a missed opportunity. The ending, to both of us, was too ambiguous and left us both puzzled. Many excellent films leave you with questions that are never to be answered...and provoke continuing conversations. This one flopped on that point, at least to the two of us.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Good Sci-Fi Film

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      SparkSweet
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      This is a good sci-fi film with an interesting ending. I was hoping Natalie Portman and Jennifer Jason Leigh would have been better. It seemed like the entire cast was one-dimensional. The overall premise was good and the ending was a little mind-bending but not Interstellar mind-bending. In terms of the Dolby Vision presentation, it was excellent. I experienced no washed out blacks and no crushing. The climax in the lighthouse was intensely bright so much so I had to squint. The ending credit animation sequence was also stunning and colorful.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      4K shimmer

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      Seth
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      Don't know how Best Buy has an exclusive on the 4k of this, but I guess if anywhere has to have it I would prefer this store. Quality flick from the guy who brought you Ex Machina. In 4k HDR this movie is even more trippy looking, in the best of ways let me tell ya. All I can say is that when I saw Kendrick Lamar in concert after seeing this, he used the main song from this soundtrack to come out on stage to. If that doesn't tell you all you need to know then I don't know what will.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Director of Ex Machina

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      eckoe
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      Biologist and former soldier Lena (Natalie Portman) is shocked when her missing husband (Oscar Isaac) comes home near death from a top-secret mission into The Shimmer, a mysterious quarantine zone no one has ever returned from. Now, Lena and her elite team must enter a beautiful, deadly world of mutated landscapes and creatures, to discover how to stop the growing phenomenon that threatens all life on Earth. The film also stars Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, and Tuva Novotny.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      WHY YOU NO SEE??

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      solarpickle
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      This movie is one of the best sci-fi movies ever made imo. Super smart, creepy and unnerving. With the current rise in women being moved to the forefront of film, both on screen and off, I have zero clue why this movie wasn't viewed by more people. It's literally women on screen nearly 100% of the time. I just can't say enough good things about this movie. The music (sometimes the lack thereof) and the sound design are spectacular. Just see this movie, I'll leave it at that.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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