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Lord of War [WS] [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7601179
  • Release Date: 01/17/2006
  • Rating: R

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (85 out of 89)

    Special Features

    • Full-length movie
    • Widescreen version
    • English and Spanish subtitles
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
    • 2.0 Dolby Digital Audio
    • Trailers
    • Closed Captioned


    Lord of War
    One man demonstrates how to get rich selling warring nations the tools of their deadly trade in this dark comedy drama. Yuri Orlov (Nicolas Cage) is an opportunistic businessman who stumbled into a gold mine after the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Huge caches of Soviet weapons became available at bargain prices (and even for free if one wasn't above stealing), and as literally billions of dollars' worth of Soviet military technology disappeared, it began finding its way into the hands of weapons dealers eager to sell it to the highest bidder. Orlov was one such dealer who found plenty of buyers for guns and military gear in unstable Third World nations, who paid cash and didn't appreciate too many questions. Orlov's exploits in the arms business quickly made him a very rich man, but they've also led to some unwanted attention from Jack Valentine (Ethan Hawke), an Interpol agent who is convinced Orlov isn't playing by the rules. Inspired by a true story, Lord of War also features Jared Leto, Ian Holm, Bridget Moynahan, and Donald Sutherland. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Nicolas Cage
      Nicolas Cage - Yuri Orlov
    • Jared Leto
      Jared Leto - Vitali Orlov
    • Bridget Moynahan
      Bridget Moynahan - Ava Fontaine
    • Ian Holm
      Ian Holm - Simeon Weisz
    • Ethan Hawke
      Ethan Hawke - Jack Valentine

    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 89 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Underrated and almost forgotten story

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      There are many factual representations in this movie that I cannot give away without spoiling the movie, but it's one that holds those same truths without many people knowing they actually exist. Gun smuggling / reselling is real. Little is known about that side of the world, but this movie tells that untold story. While it may be a bit over-the-top, because it had to be made for Hollywood, the underlying aspects are real. You'll be intrigued you knew so little about how gun gets circulated and you'll also realize it's pretty dangerous too.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars



      I was expecting more from this cast, but was disappointed. The movie basically repeats the same process over and over again until he finally gets caught, but by then the movie has dragged on for so long that you never really feel a climax. Instead, you just know that this is suppose to be a big moment. I know they were trying to send a message with this one, but it was poorly delivered.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Suprisingly entertaining


      I had avoided this movie because I figured it would be another drug-running, people-dying, no plot movie. However one day I was forced to watch it and was surprised at how entertaining the movie was. It was both funny and sad and made it very easy for you to understand Nicolas Cage's career as a weapons dealer. It has twists and turns that keep you interested throughout.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent movie!!!


      This is a great movie, my wife and I love it! It shows you ins and outs of gun and weapon selling, and where and how other countries get thier weapons. Even though this movie has some dark comedy, it still makes powerful statement. I highly recommend this film! Also, some other good Nicolas Cage movies to come out recently are Next, Bangkok Dangerous, and Knowing.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars



      Lord of war is an action packed comedy mixed in with some drama. This is a movie about a young man that has dreams of making a lot of money. His first sale was a pair of Israeli made Uzi's which he almost died from, but with a bit of humor saved his life. In the end he has a chance to keep from losing everything. But will he take it?

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Movie

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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      the story follows an arms dealer as he goes from continent to continent selling illegal weapons to foreign countries all the while being chased by the FBI. One of Nic Cages best roles. The story never lets up and it has a great supporting role from Jare Leto as Cage's brother.

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    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly not bad.

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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Okay, I'm not the biggest Nick Cage fan. Well, I'm not even a Nick Cage fan. I honestly can't even stand the guy, but I bought this one simply because I heard it was underrated and I should give it a chance. By golly it was actually an entertaining movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great movie!

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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is one of my favorite Cage movies. The story flows well, the acting is good, and it is very engaging. It is a good high definition copy, and as it is older but does not have many special effects they are not made to look cheesy by the quality.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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