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Blow [Blu-ray] [2001]

  • SKU: 8989062
  • Release Date: 09/23/2008
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (159 out of 164)

    Special Features


    • Relive the turbulent era of George Jung's rise and fall through remarkable vintage footage accessible while you watch the movie!
    • Commentary by director Ted Demme and George Jung
    • Deleted scenes
    • Character outtakes
    • Ted Demme's production diary
    • Nikki Costa Push and Pull music video
    • George Jung interviews by director Ted Demme
    • Lost Paradise: Cocaine's Impact on Colombia
    • Addiction: Body and Soul
    • Fact Track: Trivia subtitle track with direct access to additional features
    • Theatrical trailers

    Synopsis


    Blow
    Following the life of cocaine-trafficking pioneer George Jung in a way that recalls Martin Scorsese's Casino, Blow recounts the man's days from his 1950s childhood in Boston to his downfall in the 1980s. George (played by Johnny Depp) begins his life as the son of Fred (Ray Liotta), an earnest breadwinner, and Ermine (Rachel Griffiths), who frequently walks out on them in pursuit of a more fulfilling life. When George moves west to California in the late '60s, accompanied by best pal Tuna (Ethan Suplee), he becomes an entrepreneur in the marijuana business, which soon spreads to the East Coast as well, with girlfriend Barbara (Franka Potente) smuggling the product during her stewardess shifts. George is arrested in 1972 -- at which time Barbara dies of cancer -- but George finds a new ally in Diego (Jordi Molla), who proposes the idea that he become the American conduit for Colombian kingpin Pablo Escobar (Cliff Curtis). George flourishes in the heyday of the disco era, and falls for Mirtha (Penelope Cruz), a self-serving bombshell who eventually has a daughter with him. Trouble escalates as the FBI threatens to bring George and his crew down, while he desperately tries to be a stable parent to his young offspring. Blow also features Paul Reubens and Max Perlich in featured roles. ~ Jason Clark, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Johnny Depp
      Johnny Depp - George Jung
    • Franka Potente
      Franka Potente - Barbara
    • Rachel Griffiths
      Rachel Griffiths - Ermine Jung
    • Ray Liotta
      Ray Liotta - Fred Jung
    • Ethan Suplee
      Ethan Suplee - Tuna



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 164 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "BLOW" INTO BEST BUY FOR THIS BLURAY!

      Posted
      PAUL3rdBestBuyUSAcustomer
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      "Blow" is an EXCELLENT movie. If memory serves correct, I did see this in the movie theatre, BUT definitely remember buying the DVD and watching it at home; it has that Scorsese look and feel and made in the mold of his movies like his "Goodfellas" and "casino" movies. And as always, Depp is great. Too bad it was not nominated for many awards. I bought this again, but this time on bluray, due to a couple reasons: 1- was a BEST BUY (cheap price) at my local Best Buy store, and, 2- I used to work and live in Colombia, South America and even drove by Pablo Escobar's house in Medellin. I LOVE THIS MOVIE anyway. Moves fast. PLUS!, it is a true story. AND the extra features on the bluray are fantastic! It has more extras than the dvd. And the bluray picture and sound are much better than the dvd. BUT just could not resist re-buying because BEST BUY had the cheapest and the BEST price for this movie. So, "BLOW" on into BEST BUY, and pickup your bluray copy of "BLOW"! And INHALE this movie! It will make you feel "excited" and "good"! ADIOS, amigos! Disfrute!, ah, ENJOY!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie for just about anyone.

      Posted
      Anonymous

      im gonna start by stating that this is by far my favorite movie ever...and its not even close. dont be fooled by the fact that its not insanely mainstream and it didnt win 10 grammys. this movie incredible from start to finish. everytime i ask someone if theyve seen this movie their response is always "is that the one about cocaine?". yes, but its SO much more than that. you get so attached to the characters, you witness the rise and fall of a small town boy and the cocaine empire that was the medellin cartel...not to mention that this could very well be johnny depp's best performance. now beware, there isnt a lot of action in this movie and its not 100% historically correct, but if you go into this movie with an open mind, you'll come out happy that you did.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Nice change but too destructive

      Posted
      Danyael
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      I understand this was based off of actual events but they could have toned the 'self-destruction' down just a tad. I cannot believe that anyone that ingenuitive would allow themself to spiral out of control toward a path of total failure.... unless sub-consciously they wanted to get caught?? Anyway, the acting was all right and I had never seen this movie before but I remember the previews on TV (a decade or so ago). Picked it up cheap and was worth a small amount.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      No digital copy

      Posted
      MovieLVR
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      I'm guessing most people have seen this movie BLOW since iris old so my rating is based i the product I received which wasnt the version thAts shown on best buys site.the version on the website specifically says digital copy included but when I received the package the version i received is the one disc blu ray without digital copy.in my opinion the description needs to be fixed since people r probably expecting to recieve the version thats shown on the site.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

      Posted
      redandblack6s

      This is a great movie, my wife and I love it! It based on the true life story of George Jung. Johnny Depp is amazing in this movie. It also stars Ray Liotta and Penelope Cruz, (and is it just me or does Penelope Cruz always play a psycho. I'm just sayin'.)This movie will have you laughing and crying. I highly recommend it! Also, if you like true life stories of the same genre, you should watch Goodfellas, Casino, and Scarface.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      George Jung's biopic

      Posted
      Venom2796
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      There is no denying that George Jung's life is interesting. The problem is the way that the film is executed. The film borrows a lot of elements from Goodfellas that worked then but doesn't necessarily work now. Performances are great all around. If you enjoy these types of movies this one will be no different. But for an average moviegoer, you may not enjoy it all that much.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Another great performance by Johnny Depp

      Posted
      Thermo
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      Based on the real life story of George Jung, who in a few short years would become the largest cocaine dealer in America, but whose precipitous fall from grace and wealth makes this a must-see film. I have yet to see a bad performance from Depp--that alone should be a qualification to view this movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Entertaining!

      Posted
      Horrorlover2004
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      I enjoyed this movie from start to finish! It shows a life that started from the bottom and worked his way up to the top. Then back to a normal (or somewhat of a normal life). Very interesting movie. Great group of actors! Was also based on a true story! Worth checking out if your into crime movies!

      I would recommend this to a friend



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