Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan (Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight) wrote and directed this historical thriller about the Dunkirk evacuation during the early days of World War II. When 400,000 British and Allied troops end up trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk, France, following a catastrophic defeat, a number of civilian boats set out to rescue them before they are decimated by the approaching Nazi forces. Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, Harry Styles, Aneurin Barnard, James D'Arcy, Barry Keoghan, Kenneth Branagh, Cillian Murphy, Mark Rylance, and Tom Hardy star.~Jack Rodgers
James D'ArcyColonel Winnant
Kenneth BranaghCommander Bolton
Mark RylanceMr. Dawson
Luke Y. ThompsonWarrant Officer
Bobby LockwoodAble Seaman
Matthew MarshRear Admiral
Cillian MurphyShivering Soldier
Brian VernelHighlander 1
Elliott TittensorHighlander 2
Kevin GuthrieHighlander 3
Jochum ten HaafDutch Seaman
Richard SandersonHeinkel Spotter
Bill MilnerLone Private
Eric RichardMan at Railway Window
Hoyte van HoytemaCinematographer
Hans ZimmerComposer (Music Score)
Nathan CrowleyProduction Designer
Benjamin NowickiArt Director
Eggert KetilssonSupervising Art Director
Kevin IshiokaSupervising Art Director
Stephane CressendArt Director
Andy ThompsonAssociate Producer
Andrew BirdzellSet Designer
Luis G. HoyosSet Designer
Martha JohnstonSet Designer
Mary SaisselinSet Designer
Gary FettisSet Decorator
Jeffrey KurlandCostume Designer
Eilam HoffmanSound/Sound Designer
Ken JohnsonSound/Sound Designer
Peter AlbrechtsenSound/Sound Designer
Richard KingSound/Sound Designer
Ryan ArndtSpecial Effects
Mark WeingartenSound Mixer
Daniel-Konrad CooperProduction Supervisor
David WitzUnit Production Manager
Eilam HoffmanRe-Recording Mixer
Erwin GodschalkLine Producer
Gary RizzoRe-Recording Mixer
Gregg LandakerRe-Recording Mixer
John BernardLine Producer
Ken JohnsonRe-Recording Mixer
Lorne BalfeMusic Producer
Peter AlbrechtsenRe-Recording Mixer
Richard KingSupervising Sound Editor
Ségolène LagnyProduction Coordinator
Tom StruthersStunts Coordinator
Action and Adventure,Drama,War
Escape Film,War Drama
France,Netherlands,United Kingdom,United States
Year of Release
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Enhanced Widescreen for 16x9 TV
Warner Home Video
Dunkirk [SteelBook] [Blu-ray/DVD] [Only @ Best Buy] 
The visuals are outstanding- let’s get that out of the way. The imax footage is stunning in 4k and everything else looks great, too. The story is a refreshing take on the war genre. While we might typically expect a long run-time with epic setpieces packed with extras, Dunkirk offers a more character-focused approach that tells its story through many shots lingering on lone individuals. It looks to the edges of the event rather than the obvious war-room drama.
5 out of 5 Stars. Dunkirk is a beautifully shot movie that captures the bravery of the men that fought in that part of France told through a series of intertwined short stories. The heroic civilian father and sons that sail their boat to Dunkirk to assist with the extraction of the British trips and sadly fall victim to a damaged British soldier is beautifully told and while heartbreaking, stands as the best short story in the film. The Spitfire, out of fuel, circling the beach at Dunkirk is an extraordinarily, beautifully shot scene and one of the best of any war movie in recent history. The 4K rendition is well worth adding to your library.
Saw this movie on the “big screen” at the theater and enjoyed it. Nevertheless, the 4K version at home really looked great with the improved contrast, deep blacks and nice surround sound !
This is actually a gray/cloudy movie with certain scenes such as the air battles being bathed in glorious color. I viewed both the 2K (1080p) version and the 4K version in back-to-back evenings. Both were excellent cinematically and sound-wise, but of course 4K trumps 2K.
What an inspiring piece of history ! So glad this 2017 version was made to depict it.
Highly recommended for those that have a historical interest.
Dunkirk is a great film, as long as you don't go into it, as my parents did, expecting a standard World War II story of heroism and valor in the face of a powerful evil force. Dunkirk is not a war movie; it's a survival film. And that's not to say I don't personally enjoy war movies, because I absolutely do. But Dunkirk is something else, something different. It's almost akin to an arthouse flick, but created with the budget and scale of a traditional summer blockbuster.
Christopher Nolan, the director, does an excellent job of promoting a sense of anxiety and dread in the mind of the viewer. Oh boy, does he really do an excellent job of this! But Nolan does not make you care for the characters as would another director, such as Spielberg or the Coen brothers. That's not the point of this movie, or really any of Nolan's other films (with Interstellar perhaps being the sole exception).
The point of the film is the atmosphere, the tension, the visceral FEELING of being trapped alongside hundreds of thousands of your fellow soldiers on the beaches of Dunkirk. It's the seemingly fruitless struggle against an unspeakable, creeping darkness that cannot be stopped, much less seen or understood. Dunkirk is not about a war; it's about the sensation of war. And if you go into the film with this in mind, you will find yourself appreciating Dunkirk much more than you otherwise would.
Dunkirk is easily on of the best films of 2017, and Christopher Nolan's most technically-proficient productions to date. I've made a point of only purchasing steelbooks for the films I think are worthy, and I couldn't be happier with the build of the steelbook and the quality of the bluray transfer.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
One Of My Favorites
Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
My son and I saw this in the theater and it was outstanding. Being able to watrch it on 4K at home was just as good. The sound was outstanding as well. You could hear the bullet/plane/vehicle travel from all directions. Excellent.
Its 1940, and Allied soldiers in France are surrounded and forced onto the beach at Dunkirk. Amid the chaos, several English soldiers await some kind of transport back to England; at one point, they discover an abandoned, beached boat and hide inside to await high tide. Meanwhile, private English citizens who own boats have volunteered to cross the channel and pick up as many soldiers as they can carry.