Looper [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [Blu-ray] [2012]

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  • Release Date: 12/31/2012
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (604 out of 640)

Special Features


  • Feature Commentary With Director Rian Johnson, Joseph Gordon-Levitt And Emily Blunt
  • Looper: From The Beginning-Making-Of Featurette
  • 5 Deleted Scenes With Commentary
  • Scoring Looper
  • Looper Animated Trailer
  • Blu-Ray Exclusives:
  • The Science Of Time Travel Featurette
  • 17 Additional Deleted Scenes With Commentary

Synopsis


Looper
A hired gun from the future discovers that his greatest adversary is himself in this twisting sci-fi mindbender starring Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and directed by Rian Johnson (Brick, The Brothers Bloom). In the year 2047 time travel has yet to be invented. Thirty years later, however, it has. Though immediately outlawed, time-travel technology is quickly appropriated by the mob, and used to cleanly dispose of anyone deemed a threat. The process is simple: When the mob wants someone to disappear, they simply send them back to the year 2047, where an assassin known as a "looper" quickly carries out the hit, and disposes of the body. Joe Simmons (Gordon-Levitt) is one of the most respected loopers around. Each kill earns him a big payday, and he's got big plans to retire to France. Then, one day, as Joe patiently awaits the appearance of his next target near the edge of a remote corn field, he's shocked to come face-to-face with his future self (Bruce Willis). When the younger Joe hesitates, the older Joe makes a daring escape. Now, in order to avoid the wrath of his underworld boss (Jeff Daniels), young Joe must "close the loop" and kill his older counterpart. Meanwhile, the revelation that a powerful crime boss in the future has set the underworld ablaze pits the two Joes on a violent collision course, with the fate of a devoted mother (Emily Blunt) and her young son hanging in the balance. Paul Dano and Piper Perabo co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - Old Joe
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
    Joseph Gordon-Levitt - Joe
  • Emily Blunt
    Emily Blunt - Sara
  • Paul Dano
    Paul Dano - Seth
  • Noah Segan
    Noah Segan - Kid Blue



Overall customer rating

4.4
95%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I have yet to see this Film on Blu Ray and DVD.

    Posted
    Fred2009
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    "What is the perfect crime? I don’t know if killing men sent from the future, and therefore unidentifiable, qualifies, but it’s certainly close. Of course, if you should screw up somehow, those same people would know immediately. What then? It’s 2044, and while time travel has yet to be invented, those in the future use it to their advantage by sending individuals who threaten their business interests back to that time where they can be eliminated by men awaiting their arrival. The men who execute these unfortunate individuals are known as Loopers. Joe Simmons (played by Joseph Gordon-Leavitt) is one such man. Simmons (Gordon-Leavitt) is in the employ of a mafia boss in Kansas City who he calls Abe (played by Jeff Daniels). Abe (Daniels) was sent back in time to manage the organization’s hired guns as well as their other illicit operations as only someone from the future is uniquely equipped to do. When Loopers have outlived their usefulness, they are sent back to be executed their younger self who receive payment in the form of gold rather than the customary silver. This is referred to as “closing your loop”. In his spare time, Joe abuses drugs, maintains an intimate relationship with a showgirl named Suzie (played by Piper Perabo), frequents a club owned by his employer and is studying French to prepare for his eventual retirement in France. Things start going awry when Seth (Joe’s friend and a fellow Looper played by Paul Dano) is confronted with the task of closing his loop and fails. His superiors are more than a little displeased by this and so Seth goes to Joe, hoping his friend will hide him. Eventually, Seth is found, maimed, and his now disfigured older self is executed. This is after Seth and Joe both learn that a crime boss known only as The Rainmaker is behind the recent rash of closing loops. As Joe resumes his usual routine, he too is given the task of closing his loop when his older self (portrayed by Bruce Willis) appears before him. Joe’s younger self cuts a message into his arm so that he can discuss the situation with his older self. Old Joe (Willis) confirms that The Rainmaker exists and is closing loops, in addition to killing the woman Joe would eventually marry. Both Joes are attacked by men working for their employer and flee, neither intending to do anything other than the task they set out to. Old Joe’s being to kill The Rainmaker’s younger self, young Joe’s being to close his loop. (THIS BLANK SPACE WAS PUT HERE FOR A REASON. DON'T ASK!) Obviously, this is a very complicated story. It’s made even more so by characters I haven’t mentioned yet. One of them played by the always talented Emily Blunt, the other by child actor and relative newcomer Pierce Gagnon. That said, I found it surprisingly good and highly entertaining. The complicated and paradoxical nature of sending someone back in time to be executed by their younger self as well as other questions about time travel are complicated and that is dealt with by a rather humorous line and then never brought up again. Thankfully. The story is gripping, the performances top-notch, and the conclusion leaves the audience wanting more and wondering what’s next. This is a great film." I've Edited and Spell Checked this in MS-Word 2010! Ha! Ha!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Sci-fi

    Posted
    Treydle
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    What is the perfect crime? I don’t know if killing men sent from the future, and therefore unidentifiable, qualifies, but it’s certainly close. Of course, if you should screw up somehow, those same people would know immediately. What then? It’s 2044, and while time travel has yet to be invented, those in the future use it to their advantage by sending individuals who threaten their business interests back to that time where they can be eliminated by men awaiting their arrival. The men who execute these unfortunate individuals are known as loopers. Joe Simmons (played by Joseph Gordon-Leavitt) is one such man. Simmons (Gordon-Leavitt) is in the employ of a mafia boss in Kansas City who he calls Abe (played by Jeff Daniels). Abe (Daniels) was sent back in time to manage the organization’s hired guns as well as their other illicit operations as only someone from the future is uniquely equipped to do. When loopers have outlived their usefulness, they are sent back to be executed their younger self who receive payment in the form of gold rather than the customary silver. This is referred to as “closing your loop”. In his spare time, Joe abuses drugs, maintains an intimate relationship with a showgirl named Suzie (played by Piper Perabo), frequents a club owned by his employer and is studying French to prepare for his eventual retirement in France. Things start going awry when Seth (Joe’s friend and a fellow looper played by Paul Dano) is confronted with the task of closing his loop and fails. His superiors are more than a little displeased by this and so Seth goes to Joe, hoping his friend will hide him. Eventually, Seth is found, maimed, and his now disfigured older self is executed. This is after Seth and Joe both learn that a crime boss known only as The Rainmaker is behind the recent rash of closing loops. As Joe resumes his usual routine, he too is given the task of closing his loop when his older self (portrayed by Bruce Willis) appears before him. Joe’s younger self cuts a message into his arm so that he can discuss the situation with his older self. Old Joe (Willis) confirms that The Rainmaker exists and is closing loops, in addition to killing the woman Joe would eventually marry. Both Joes are attacked by men working for their employer and flee, neither intending to do anything other than the task they set out to. Old Joe’s being to kill The Rainmaker’s younger self, young Joe’s being to close his loop. Obviously, this is a very complicated story. It’s made even more so by characters I haven’t mentioned yet. One of them played by the always talented Emily Blunt, the other by child actor and relative newcomer Pierce Gagnon. That said, I found it surprisingly good and highly entertaining. The complicated and paradoxical nature of sending someone back in time to be executed by their younger self as well as other questions about time travel are complicated and that is dealt with by a rather humorous line and then never brought up again. Thankfully. The story is gripping, the performances top-notch, and the conclusion leaves the audience wanting more and wondering what’s next. This is a great film.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Such a great Blu Ray Movie - Watch this one

    Posted
    YourAverageShawn85
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    The plot for this movie is great. Time travel has been invented, but only the wealthy and rich have access to it. Sounds like a modern day problem. Bruce Willis and Joseph Gordon Levitt really pull this movie off. IMO 2 of the best actors out there. 1 Current and 1 thats become a legend of movies. Both mesh together real well and make this movie interesting till the last scene. The blu ray detail is very rich and enticing as well. Sony really pulls off another great blu ray transfer. But nowadays, thats what people come to expect from Sony. Also includes the following Special Features: Audio Commentary: Writer/Director Rian Johnson and Actors Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Emily Blunt deliver an interesting track that serves up a fairly routine set of insights, including set design, shooting locales (including traveling to Shanghai), character design both internal and external, digital effects, filmmaking techniques, details within the film, transitioning from script to screen, anecdotes from the set, actor performances, and plenty more. This is a good, entertaining, and informative track that fans will enjoy. Blunt does not appear until about eight minutes in. With optional English subtitles. Deleted Scenes (HD, 36:50): Club Entrance Original Cut, Sneaking Into the Belle, Outside the Belle, Pawnshop and Belle Revisited, Kid Blue Sees Joe Rejected, Suzie Never Wants to See Joe Again, Old Seth Original Cut, It's Not Joe, China Sequence - Original Cut, Gat in a Steel Box, Kid Blue Detective Story, Straws and Salt, Kid Blue Escapes, Sara Decides Not to Dump Joe, Meet Daniel, Evening Lessons, Canady and Kid Blue, Kesse Searches the Laundry, Old Joe Can't Stop, Old Joe Confronts Suzie, Abe Gathers the Troops, and Sara Walks to the Field. With optional Rian Johnson and Actor Noah Segan commentary. The Future from the Beginning (HD, 7:52): Cast and crew discuss the project's history, cast performances and the characters they play, Gordon-Levitt's prosthetics and playing a younger version of Bruce Willis, the extensive use of practical effects, and Rian Johnson's work. The Science of Time Travel (HD, 8:29): Brian Clegg, Author of How to Build a Time Machine, looks at the literary history of time travel, the science behind it, and the "rules" of time travel. Scoring Looper (HD, 16:18): A three-part feature with Composer Nathan Johnson that examines the unique process of making the film's music. Segments include Field Recordings, Percussion, and Melodic Instruments. Looper Animated Trailer (HD, 1:34). Previews (HD): Parker, Premium Rush, Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning, Company of Heroes, Seven Psychopaths, and Lockout.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A sci-fi film destined to become a classic in time

    Posted
    Bauer24
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    Looper was one of the best movies of 2012. I know there are some complainers out there with some of the huge plot holes and time travel consistencies, but when has time travel ever been logical? This movie's concept is just brilliant, making time travel illegal and the only ones who use it are criminal organizations sending someone back in the past to get assassinated and there being no trace of the body for them to get convicted. But what if you are the assassin and the person that gets sent back is and older version of you? An original idea where originality is thrown out the window nowadays, that alone is worth giving this movie a look. You get mostly everything with the Blu Ray extras, but would've liked a commentary with Bruce Willis included, and you get a whole thing of deleted scenes and a time travel science featurette which was pretty cool. Great picture and sound, a must own for movie enthusiasts. Combine it with great acting from Willis and Gordon-Levitt, a killer score, great special effects, and a emotional climax, this movie is going to be looked at as a classic in later years, maybe even compared to Back To the Future one day (well, maybe not that close, but close)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Interesting Plot But With Some Holes

    Posted
    grafals
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    Generally I liked it. Early on there seemed to be a lot of action. Somewhere in the middle it really slowed down and went from an action thriller to a very complicated plot that required focus to stay tuned in (think Inception). I don't mind that but usually when I pick an action movie its because I'm not in the mood for deep thought. Still, not a bad movie. The violence that was disturbing wasn't the fighting. It was the repeated scenes of brutal murder of helpless people who were bound and blind folded. I'm not generally squeamish but it bothered me. SPOILER ALERT!!! IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE DO NOT READ ANY FURTHER . . . The plot hole that disappointed was that if a guy kills himself in the past, then how would he be able to go into the future and wreak havoc, even if in the future, he went back in the past to do it? So, based on the ending of the movie, the girl and the kid should never have met him, much less remembered what just happened and the entire movie should not have taken place since he died before he was killed and long before he met his wife! Ouch! My brain hurts! Still an interesting movie but not "great." Not even Willis' best effort I'd say.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An entertaining and dramatic sci-fi.

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    Spike
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    Looks and sounds fantastic on blu-ray. If you have a decent a/v setup then you wont be dissappointed on that end. Rian Johnson's latest, Looper, is a time travel flick that plays on the dramatic possiblities of cause cause and effect. Imo it's a little much to openly demand your audience suspend all disbelief in how time travel works and just go with the flow, but I give him a pass based on the fact that the movie is really more about the characters than the science. This is where the film really shines and each person plays their part really well. It was nice to see Bruce Willis in a film that wasnt just another mindless action flick. That guy really performs in the right role. JGL is equally as impressive, even down to the way he mimics Bruce's mannerisms. The wring is really good and some pretty good action scenes help keep the pace going. The first time I watched it I though it was just okay, but upon a second viewing I enjoyed it much more as there is a fair amount of dark material I wasn't initially expecting. If you enjoy dramatic sci-fi I recomend giving this a shot.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smart Sci-Fi Time Travel Action Movie

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    JK47001
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    Looper is a smart and violent sci-fi flick where in the future mobsters use a time travel device to dispose of enemies and their own hitmen. It's more than just Willis & Levitt trying to kill each other. The story takes a big turn when we arrive at Emily Blunt's farm. It has a more grounded version of what the future would like & everybody in the cast is just great. There is a lot of thought put into the various timelines & how a young person can affect the older version of himself. The special features go into the ideas behind Looper, all the makeup effects Levitt had to go through, what if time travel was real, the music score, & a commentary with the cast and crew. Looper has a lot of replay value & I look forward to what director Rian Johnson does next.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dark, twisted take on time travel

    Posted
    bgm1975
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    A very unique film about time travel without a ton of special effects and some great performances. A crime syndicate is sending people they want killed into the past to be killed by Loopers, assassins hired to execute these people and ask no questions. When their contract is up, they must kill their future self, live out the next 30 years freely, and then be sent back to be killed, thus closing their loop. When something goes wrong, the future could be in grave danger. Joseph Gordon Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt give fantastic performances in one of the best sci-fi films in years

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