Get On Up [2 Discs] [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2014]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (166 out of 171)

    Special Features


    • Blu-ray exclusives
    • Deleted/extended/alternate scenes
    • Full song performances
    • Extended song performances
    • The founding father of funk
    • On stage with the hardest working man
    • Bonus features
    • Long journey to the screen
    • Tate Taylor's master class
    • Chadwick Boseman
    • Meet Mr. James Brown
    • The get on up family
    • Feature commentary with Director/Producer/
    • Tate Taylor

    Synopsis


    Get On Up
    Chadwick Boseman stars as James Brown in this biopic from Universal Studios and director Tate Taylor (The Help). From a childhood spent in poverty to his emergence as the Godfather of Soul, Brown's incredible life story is one of talent, determination, and perseverance. Brian Grazer, Mick Jagger, Victoria Pearman, and Erica Huggins produce a film co-penned in part by Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (Fair Game). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Chadwick Boseman
      Chadwick Boseman - James Brown
    • Viola Davis
      Viola Davis - Susie Brown
    • Octavia Spencer
      Octavia Spencer - Aunt Honey
    • Nelsan Ellis
      Nelsan Ellis - Bobby Byrd
    • Lennie James
      Lennie James - Joe Brown



    Customer rating

    4.5
    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      MovieGuru
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      Absolutely riveting performance by Boseman. If you didn't get into the funk of James Brown's music the first time he sang, don't bother with the movie. Whatever James Brown's personality traits, the man was a genius for his music. I didn't mind the shifting from his early life to the present time. It helped to explain actions James Brown took in his life and why he took them. It did not touch on the darker sides of his character, but it did not spoil the story for me in any way. Most movies don't present "whole cloth" bios, because that's not the kind of movie the director wishes to make. If we wanted ALL movies to be totally honest about their subjects, there would be no movies made. From beginning to end I boogied in my seat and so did quite a few other folks. If Chadwick doesn't get an Academy Award for his performance, there is indeed something wrong in Hollywood.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Biopic of Interesting Caveats. Exhilarating.

      Posted
      VandyPrice
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      Get On Up is refreshing by drawing its storytelling flair through the categorization of time periods by the stages of James Brown as an entertainer and his given nicknames at those times. There is hardly any trace of formula in director Tate Taylor's (The Help) biopic and it's even more precise in that it doesn't spend much time on Brown's infamous drug or tax problems, but instead chooses to focus on his extreme work ethic. It is without a doubt Chadwick Boseman's incredible performance that elevates the film from an interesting experiment in editing and performance numbers to something more real and raw. The actors seeming insight into Brown allows Boseman to play his perfectionist, tyrannical and paranoid traits in a way that never feel like an imitation, but more second nature to a seasoned pro.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Very Interesting

      Posted
      AUTechie
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      This movie can be painful at times, telling the story of a little boy who grew up to be the "Godfather of Soul" - James Brown. However, the young man who portrayed him did so better than anyone else could have done. He had the fervor, the expressions, the dances, all of James Brown, as they say, "Down to a pat". The benefit of buying the DVD is that you can go back and forth, just in case you missed something. This movie goes backward and forward through time, and you need to make sure that you don't miss something. Enjoy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent!

      Posted
      CharlesHz
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      This is the 1st blue ray DVD I purchased. I got a blue ray for Christmas and was not a big fan previously. After viewing this James Brown video now I am! I do most of my audio video shopping at Best Buy. I also purchased my big screen TV from Best Buy. I appreciate the expertise re: audio products and I especially appreciate the good prices when I make a purchase.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie

      Posted
      lgordon8
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      I really like the film like quality of blu-ray DVDs and especially the subject of this movie and the music was fantastic.I also like the special features of blu-ray DVDs. It was recommended to me by my brother and sister-in-law. They watched it on pay-per-view at the hotel they were staying at a few weeks ago.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The Music will move you

      Posted
      GAcitygirl
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      You can not help but get on up and dance with this movie. Boseman has done it again - he has created James Brown and is nothing like his 42 Robinson - excellent actor with the ability to create two totally different icons. Very good cast and a movie to introduce this generation to soul music of the past.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      All in all use a very good television. I give it a

      Posted
      michaelk
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      The picture on the TV is excellent. After viewing a 46 inch flatscreen for the past five years I did not realize there could be such a difference in clarity. It almost looks like there's depth to the picture. Being a smart TV there is a lot for me to learn, I will be able to tell you a lot more later.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      awesome movie!

      Posted
      goodgirl
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      I enjoyed this film about James Brown life. I especially thought it fantastic that Chadwick Boseman sounds so much like Mr Brown! The movie kept the momentum going even when changing between flashbacks & present moments. A must see.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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