Exodus: Gods and Kings [Includes Digital Copy] [3D] [Blu-ray] [Blu-ray/Blu-ray 3D] [2014]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    88% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1625 out of 1849)

    Synopsis


    Exodus: Gods and Kings
    Ridley Scott's Biblical epic Exodus: Gods and Kings stars Christian Bale as Moses who, as the film opens, fights alongside his brother Ramses (a shaved-headed Joel Edgerton), to help defend Egypt, which is ruled by their father, Seti (John Turturro). During battle, Moses saves Ramses life, causing Ramses to fear that his brother will one day be King because it fits with a prophecy handed down by one of Seti's trusted spiritualists. Soon after Seti's death, Moses, who is actually Jewish and not Egyptian, is banished. However, he becomes the leader of the Jewish people and leads a rebellion, with the help of a wrathful God, against that Egyptians. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Christian Bale
      Christian Bale - Moses
    • Joel Edgerton
      Joel Edgerton - Ramses
    • John Turturro
      John Turturro - Seti
    • Sigourney Weaver
      Sigourney Weaver - Tuya
    • Aaron Paul
      Aaron Paul - Joshua



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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful 3D effects. Even better Special Effects.

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      EntertainedBlaise
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      Exodus: Gods and Kings (3D Blu-ray)(Blu-ray)(Digital Copy) is based on the book, in the Holy Bible. This familiar story was artfully told though it ends with a poor interpretation of Moses' act of parting the Red Sea. The effects and realism of the plagues, were kept as written without artist licensing, are purely fascinating Christian Bale delivers a wonderful performance as Moses. Joel Edgerton holds his own as he portrays Ramses. The acting duo have just enough chemistry to convince an audience they are actually rivals that were reared together. The acclaimed director, Ridley Scott proves once more that he can deliver a visually stunning, artfully conceived and brilliantly directed film from this familiar era, as he accomplished with Gladiator. I would like to note once more the realism and the special effects as they are on par with those of Scott's other success and well-known feature, Prometheus. The scenery, as film was shot on location, is breath-taking and the special effects are especially profoundly brilliant. 3D adds a bit extra to this film as many scenes were geared towards this feature. Definitely one for the house-hold though i would keep the children under 13 away from this PG-13 feature film. This film contains Violence Including battle sequences and intense images. The 3 disc combo is filled with 5 hours of extras. So if you are one that loves all the behind the scenes, "how did they do that," inquisitive nature. You will enjoy the extras packed inside. Blu ray allows you to view in 1080p Widescreen. Audio in English, Spanish and French. Subtitles: English SDH (captions background noise and effects),Spanish Runtime is 150 minutes. Add this one to your 3D library and file under stunning!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Not quite The Ten Commandments....

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      JakeInLivnColor
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      Ridley Scott is one of the best directors who has ever lived with Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down just to scrape the surface of this multi-faceted filmmaker. He has a huge and wildly varied resume of films and his latest seems one of his most divisive and varied as of late. Exodus: Gods and Kings isn't his first foray into the sword-and-sandal biblical film (Heck, it isn't even his first sword-and-sandal epic) but this is one of his more interesting films, though far from his best. Visually its a feast with some great cinematography and epic CGI visuals, and some good performances, but other than that, it is fairly flat and was done better with Cecil B. DeMille's classic 1956 epic The Ten Commandments. This film is just too modern (Shot digitally didn't help matters either) to ever be a classic, with some weird casting choices and a screenplay with too many hands stirring the pot, but at least it isn't terrible like Left Behind. The PQ & AQ are outstanding with the 3D being truly awe-inspiring, with some of the best 3D in some time and the 7.1 DTS-HD soundtrack really being show-off worthy to everyone you see. And, as usual, the extras package is quite extensive (As per Scott's usually excellent home video release from LaserDisc on up to BluRay) with an awesome array of extras exclusive to the 3D release (The 2D release only has a few extras). Disc one is the 3D bluray sans extras, disc 2 (Or the only disc from the BluRay+Digital HD release) containing a commentary with Scott and co-writer Jeffrey Caine, deleted scenes in 2D and in 3D on the disc and a historical trivia track of sorts. Disc 3 contains a 2 1/2 documentary with 50 minutes of enhancement pods on this extra, some featurettes on pre-production, production and post-producion, trailers, tv spots and social media featurettes. Quite truly one of the best blurays of 2015, if one can only say the same about the film in 2014, but the extras more than make up for the price alone. Buy it now!!!

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

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      Eddiestar
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      Director Ridley Scott has an interesting take on the traditional biblical events surrounding Exodus & the story of Moses. In this remarkable & well made movie with amazing visual special effects, great costumes, marvelous set design, & good acting we have the story from the Old Testament transformed for modern viewers in the form of a secular sequence of events where the God of the Jews is portrayed as an imaginary image inside the mind of Moses (Christian Bale) motivating him to action. I did like the way the movie portrayed both Moses and the Pharaoh, and the scenes depicting ancient Egypt were stunning to say the least, but found that the story for me personally could not be taken seriously with out the traditional depictions (light or heavy) of a divine & all powerful super natural God. I unlike others who themselves maybe of an extreme political or religious affliction that might be offended by this movie, still managed to really enjoy the film and did not find any offense to the movie's depictions (even if it did not coincide with my own take on the events). The portrayal of God as a whining youth I found to be just plain silly, & the scene of Moses on Mt. Sinai carving the Ten Commandments himself is Ridley Scott's interpretation of the events (but not necessarily the way I interpret them since the traditional story defines the laws carved on stone by the hand of the all mighty God himself). This is a good and enjoyable movie regardless if one is religious or secular, and one should take the film as it is, pure entertainment and an artist's own unique vision. Liked the battle scenes, liked the special effects, liked the scenes showcasing Ancient Egypt in all of it's beauty and glory, but in the end unlike the traditional and older Charlton Heston - Cecil B. Demill version, I was not emotionally moved in any moral fashion and came away obtaining only mild entertainment from this film.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Bible story revision

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      What lead-up to the Jewish slave exodus from ancient Egypt is graphically illustrated in this movie, while also presenting differences that drawn the audiences into the storyline. Differences in the relationship between Pharaoh and Moses and Moses and the Jewish God he only follows late in life. Hollywood here presents a more realistic vision of ancient Egypt than the sanitized version Chuck Heston played Moses in, especially in presenting the 10 plagues, the parting & closing of the Red Sea, and the bad living conditions of Egyptian and of slaves alike. Even before he becomes Pharaoh a jealousy is shown towards his "brother" Moses, like resentment of being saved from his own carelessness or of knowing that his father loves Moses better. He is anxious to get Moses out of the palace and out of his kingdom. From watching Heston's film and knowing the Bible story, audiences will recognize the characters and follow the storyline except for one addition. Instead of the voice of God heard by Moses, the director uses a young boy to be that voice raising the question as to why this human personification. Moses is overheard talking but only the audience can see this boy, while his contemporaries see no one and question Moses' sanity in getting the Jews out of Egypt. One disappointment with the ending is that the audience is presented with a fast-forward showing only a wizen Moses, leaving one to wonder what happened to everyone else.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

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      Wals
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      Most viewers will compare this movie to Cecil B. DeMille's "The Ten Commandments" released in 1956 which is the gold standard that other Biblical movies about The Exodus are based upon. The story is basically the same but with director Ridley Scott's interpretation of the events as they unfolded. Some of it was a little strange and didn't always use the literal writings from the Bible as the 1956 version did, for the most part. I wasn't too impressed with this interpretation from my first viewing but after getting past some of the different takes on the story, it actually turned out to be an interesting film with awesome special effects, especially in 3D. It just didn't have the graceful flow or capture the feel of the 1956 version which made you feel like part of the movie or watching a superbly acted Broadway stage play in the more intimate moments amongst the characters. The story in this version was mostly centered around the two main characters with some emphasis on the others at times. The previously-mentioned version made much better use of all the other characters which had some of the biggest names in entertainment at the time It may not be the best movie about the Exodus or everyone's cup of tea but it's worth picking up at this low price.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Disappointing

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      Good cast. Entertaining at times. But this is not the biblical story of the Exodus from Egypt. It does portray Moses as a military commander, which he was, but it portrays the Pharaoh as being rather wimpish which would have been extremely unlikely based upon what we know from history. Moreover, it identifies the Pharaoh as being Ramesses the Great (making it more incredulous that someone of such wimpish leadership would have been called the Great) when many historians believe that the Pharaoh at the time of the Exodus was either Thutmose II or Thutmose III with the Exodus being about 1446 B.C. This was about 200 years before Ramesses the Great. Still others say that the Pharaoh of the Exodus was Tutankhamun and that the Exodus was in about 1330 B.C. - still many decades before Ramesses. So there is certainly poetic license in this movie which must be viewed more for its entertainment value than for its historical accuracy. For that reason, I give it 3 stars as it does hold your interest. But the story is a bit disjointed at times and hard to follow. The plagues seem to happen out of order, and most of the plagues are shown to occur even before Moses goes to the Pharaoh and demands of him to "Let my people go" which is again confusing to the viewer. So watch it if you want a good action movie, but prepared to be surprised and confused if you expect it to retell the biblical tale in Exodus.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Stunning 3D visual effects

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      jon518
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      Director Ridley Scott, actor Christian Bale, beautiful set design, fantastic costumes, stunning 3D visual effects. Who could ask for more? Maybe a more traditional take on the Biblical story would have helped the film along. In this well made movie with above par acting from both Bale and Edgerton, under Scott's direction, some of the scenes were breathtaking to behold. But I feel that Mr. Scott was holding back a little, whether for political or religious reasons, it's hard to say. I liked the battle scenes, loved the 3D effects, and enjoyed the scenes of Ridley Scott's beautifully depicted ancient Egypt. All in all, a good movie that was entertaining and worth the money spent. As a side note, if you purchase the copy that has "ONLY @ BEST BUY" on the cover claiming to have a "BONUS 30 MINUTES OF RED SEA VISUAL EFFECTS", find out how to obtain this. I still haven't discovered how to get it, even after talking to sales associates and e-mailing Best Buy themselves.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Loved this movie. 3D version is best.

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      While it seems some of the moral lessons and conflicts in the source material seemed to fly right over the writer's head, it isn't a complete departure from the original story. The action, cinematography, and acting are all excellent. The writing is the only real complaint I have about the movie. The unnecessary changes the movie made to some of the characters and events in the story that, while I see where they were going, is still better in the source material. One change I didn't like at first but then enjoyed as the movie went on was Moses' pessimistic and rationalistic view of the world. At first I wasn't convinced but they didn't make him an edgy. His transition from agnostic to a religious leader was believable and relate-able. The story of Moses is a timeless story that anyone should have on their list to read and while not entirely true to the source material, this movie's scale and presentation more than make up for it. The 3D version is the best way to watch this movie. I would recommend this to anyone.

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