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Defiance [DVD] [2008]

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  • Release Date: 09/12/2017
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (64 out of 66)

    Synopsis


    Defiance
    Inspired by a true story, director Edward Zwick's epic World War II drama Defiance tells the tale of three Jewish Eastern European brothers (Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, and Jamie Bell) who narrowly escape certain death at the hands of the Nazis, subsequently vowing to avenge the deaths of their loves ones by launching a desperate battle against the forces that seek to exterminate their entire race. The year is 1941, and the setting is Nazi-occupied Belarus. The Final Solution is in full effect, and the Jews of Eastern Europe are being slaughtered wholesale. Tuvia (Craig), Zus (Schreiber), and Asael (Bell) have miraculously managed to escape into the dense surrounding forest. Having played in these woods since childhood, the brothers have a distinct advantage over their adversaries, and soon decide that simply surviving is not enough. In order to make a difference, they must take action, but in order to take action they will need support. As whispers of their bravery take wind, others like them appear determined to lay their lives on the line for the cause of freedom. Tuvia has become the de facto leader of the group, but he's still somewhat reluctant to take on such a heavy responsibility and his brother Zus expresses concern that his idealistic plan will ultimately bring about the group's downfall. With winter setting in, everyone works to create a functioning community that will help them endure the frigid months that lie ahead, and Asael reluctantly finds himself caught in the crossfire of his older siblings' rivalry. Is it possible to keep faith alive in a time when the world seems devoid of humanity and survival becomes a way of life? ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Daniel Craig
      Daniel Craig - Tuvia Bielski
    • Liev Schreiber
      Liev Schreiber - Zus Bielski
    • Jamie Bell
      Jamie Bell - Asael Bielski
    • Alexa Davalos
      Alexa Davalos - Lilka Ticktin
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      Alan Corduner - Shimon Haretz



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews

    97%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Good movie but poor HD picture quality

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      Inspect1

      Defiance is a really good movie and I like it very much. The story, actors, the intensity, and drama were powerful. This is a must see movie. but defiance is another one of those blue ray movies that present it self as a high definition movie that is not an HD quality made film at all. It is clear that this movie like many other blue ray movies was not filmed with an HD camera/equipment. Many film companies especially the big movie companies Such as Disney, paramount, Sony, and Universal among others are not making all their movies in HD blue ray but selling these movies at a HD price. The Picture throughout the movie is distorted and hazy around the actors and other images in all the scenes in this movie. So please be careful because all blue ray movies are not made in HD and they are charging us $25 to $34 for poorly made movies. Please rent them first before you buy them. it would save you a lot of money and disappointment. Buy the regular DVD instead if you really have to have this movie in your movie library or wait until the price is lowered to at least 15.00 to 19.00 because that is what these so called blue ray movies maybe worth. This is not a true blue ray made movie, do not buy it at the HD price. Wait!! Do not let movie companies make fools out of us.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Absolutely Amazing!

      Posted
      mjaytmann

      "Defiance" is an absolutely amazing movie! I believe that the story in this film is one of it's best strong points. This story about the Bielski brothers in World War II is simply riveting. It's such a great story within the war about the lives of these brothers and it gives a touch of humanity to the story so that it can be very relatable and not overplayed by action and explosions. But don't get me wrong, for those who enjoy action, there's quite a bit in the movie and its amazing. Daniel Craig delivers one of his best performances yet and he is well supported by Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell, and the rest of the cast. Director Edward Zwick creates another masterpiece with "Defiance." Honestly, "Defiance" on Blu-ray looked EXTREMELY AWESOME!!! When I was watching this film it was like looking at eye candy. The clarity was so amazing and the colors were vibrant. This movie on Blu-ray has to be one of the BEST movies that I have seen on Blu-ray yet!! I highly recommend this movie and especially in Blu-ray.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Awesome

      Posted
      betterthings

      This was one of my favorite movies of 2008. Although I don't quite agree with the tag line that it was "Daniel Craig's Best Performance to date" (that would be Casino Royale) I do believe he gave a quite masterful performance. So did Liev Shrieber, and especially Jamie Bell and all of the other supporting cast members. I even like the acting by the young actor George MacKay who played Aron Bielski. I will keep this in my personal collection for the rest of my life. The length was great some times movies just aren't long enough these days. I will watch it again and again.It is a great World War II film. I recommend it to all. 10/10!!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie based on a true story

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      mbrady7411
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      Daniel Craig and Liev Schreiber play two brothers who form a Jewish resistance movement against the Germans after their parents are eliminated during the German invasion of Belarus. As word gets around about their existence in the forest they've known all their lives, other Jewish families arrive to join the fight. Despite overwhelming odds, their group carries the fight forward during cold winters with little food and the most primitive shelter. 4 of 5 stars.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Hardships of Life

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      1Mom
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      This isn't a entertainment movie but one for the viewer to feel and see the hardship and trials that the Jewish people had to go through in life to survive. It is really good and brings out just a bit of what these poor individuals went through because to show fully of what really happen is way too much for a person to take in. If a person enjoys history, then this movie is worth watching.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      DANIEL CRAIG RECREATES A DESPERATE SURVIVOR

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      BEAR
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      THIS IS BASED ON A TRUE STORY OF JEWISH SURVIVAL WHILE HIDING OUT IN THE FOREST. THE GROUP BECOMES A FORMIDABLE PROBLEM FOR THE GERMANS AS THEY BLOW THINGS UP, AND TAKE OUT THE TROOPS. THEY ALL CREATE A LITTLE TOWN IN THE WOODS THAT THEY ALL HAVE TO SURVIVE IN. THIS WAS VERY UPLIFTING TO SEE HOW MANY SURVIVED.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Beautifully Done

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      CherrieLuv
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      I love this movie the actors did a wonderful job bringing the story to life. The fact that this is based off a true story just adds to the richness and I was glad to see a part of history that showed the Jews fighting back! I highly recommend this for anyone interested in history and/or action movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Gritty WWII Movie

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      hascott
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      Defiance is a movie about a little known and little discussed chapter of the saga that is WWII. We in the West sometimes forget about the experiences of those in the East. There is a powerful story to be told. It does get bogged down in a few places, but is still a good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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