Oblivion [DVD] [2013]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1335 out of 1423)

Special Features


  • Deleted scenes
  • Destiny: how the epic film was shot/Illusion: groundbreaking visual effects/Harmony: the music of M83
  • Feature commentary with Tom Cruise and director/story writer Joseph Kosinski

Synopsis


Oblivion
A solitary drone repairman working on a war-ravaged planet Earth becomes humanity's last hope for survival in this ambitious sci-fi epic from Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski, and Rise of the Planet of the Apes producer Peter Chernin. In the distant future, Earth has been decimated by an intergalactic battle against an alien race known as the Scavs. The majority of mankind has been evacuated, leaving just a few solitary drone repairmen remaining on the planet's surface. Their job is simple -- stand guard over the ruins of a once-great empire by patrolling the skies, and ensuring the drones continue to function. Jack Harper (Tom Cruise) is nearing the end of his mission to extract resources essential to the survival of the human race when he witnesses a spacecraft fall from the sky. Upon investigating, Jack discovers the capsule contains a mysterious woman. With mission control watching his every move from high up above the clouds, Jack embarks on a spectacular adventure that will not only challenge everything he's been taught about mankind's most defining battle, but perhaps alter the entire course of human history as well. Olga Kurylenko and Morgan Freeman co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Cruise
    Tom Cruise - Jack Harper
  • Olga Kurylenko
    Olga Kurylenko - Julia Rusakova
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman - Beech
  • Andrea Riseborough
    Andrea Riseborough - Victoria "Vika" Olsen
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
    Nikolaj Coster-Waldau - Sykes



Customer rating

4.4
94%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Cruise..Expensive..Not Good..Should Have Passed On

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    NeoTheOne
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    The Movie Probably cost Tons of Money.....The Movie reminds me of a Movie that has been done a while back and I can't remember what that movie is......Definitely the guy that wrote it, ripped of Battle Star Gallatica (The Newest One with Edward James Olmos, Mary McDonald, Katee Sackoff, #6 Tricia Helfer, et al in it and was aired on syfy Network .... one big Cylon#.....The Red Head Woman that is Tom's Boss and Girlfriend or Wife is Very Beautiful and the premise of the Movie is Aliens have come too Earth and tried to take over the planet...We won the war, but destroyed Earth with all the Nukes used to beat them and people are "saved" on these Massive Triangle "Death Star" type of Living Quarters and Ship and they are moving to the big moon of Saturn named Titan.....the Scientologists probably had a hand in the movie, it had that feel.....The movie really didn't get moving and kept you wondering what is going on and what do th4e Aliens look like. I Pre-Ordered the Blu-Ray with the Bonus Disc and I have 2 PS3's and the Blu-Ray didn't play on either, it booted up and went to Chapter 73 and stuck there right after the Big Universal Opening...I made an exchange at the Flowood, MS store and had one of the rudest Best Buy employee in the world, the movie played on the stores Blu-Ray player and I was told firmly, this was my problem and she wouldn't return it.....I had already prepared for this and printed out my Reward Zone Sheet and brought it with me....When I get my 3D TV and My Daughters new PS4 or Xbox One, I will be a Silver Member. I asked for the Manager and had to ask about 5 times until she got the manager and he took care of me. #I also had an issue out of the return policy, I had Heart Surgery and had Pre-Order 2 of the new Flash Movie with the little character bonus item and didn't know I hadn't cancelled another pre-order of the same product, it was in my cart and I was in the hospital at the time and thought I cancelled that order....I received all 3 of those Blu-Rays which the one I opened worked, the other I am saving# then I also received the 1 Pre-order of the movie that I forgot to cancel and had a total of 3.....It was well out of the NEW 15 Day Return Policy..YES They Changed it and I didn't receive the change by Email and it is now a Lowly 15 Days not 30 #mistake...not customer friendlyI had the product in the shipping box and was unable to take care of it until I was feeling better and could drive and the girl I was Dealing with Dug her Heels in as if I was trying to Return a $10 million dollar product and would bankrupt the company....I happen to have talked to the Manager of that store Several Times and He helped me pick out a laptop so I knew the guy who is a class act and a smart guy....she paged him and got him up there, 1st he approved the Oblivion return and the girl got visibly upset and I showed the Manager My Reward Zone Purchases, where it showed I had an order for 2 Flash Movies and then I also had an order for 1. I explained to him that I thought I cancelled it and obviously did not and told him that if he couldn't return I would understand.....He saw I purchased 2 on 1 order and purchased 1 on another order and the product I was bringing back was still in the box sealed from UPS, he said no problem, I can see that you didn't cancel that order...I thanked him and he left.....The Girl Associate was so upset that he approved the 1st return that wouldn't work on my PS3, but worked on their player Best Buy gets Full Credit for returns to their Vendors, it isn't coming out of their money, but when that Girl heard him look at the Unopened UPS BOX of the Flash Movie he said you didn't even break the seal so he knew in his mind I was going to return it at some point and I wanted to wait until I went to the store so BB wouldn't have to eat the return shipping and he said to the girl, Please return this for him and when he said that that Girl was sooo Visibly Mad at Manager and if she was visibly very mad at me.......she did get me back in her way, she had to go get the new "Oblivion" movie and I asked her to please get the correct one with the Bonus Disc Included and guess what, she didn't....I am disabled with a horrific back and heart problems and it took her 26 minutes and 32 seconds to do a return that should have taken 5 minutes at the most. Sorry about the rant, but it is part of the Experience of Viewing the Movie, because I had had it for a little over a week and was excited to watch it and when I got home the exact same problem happened.....I put it in a 6 month old New PS3 and a 3 year old PS3 and did the same thing on both movies stuck in the same place and worthless to me.....I watched the DVD and I am out the $10 dollars or so of the difference between the cost of the Blu-Ray and The DVD Version, plus all the Blu-Ray Features that I can't see, that might have made value and the Movie better... I watch all the extras .... I did check around 20 Blu-Rays older ones and Very Recent Ones and I just watched "Olympus Has Fallen" and it works perfectly, so that run of "Oblivion" are defective to PS3's or at least the models I have. I am going back to the store this week a couple of times until I see that Girl Associate working and Give Her the Blu-Ray Movie of "Oblivion" it has no value to me and maybe she doesn't have it and she can add it to her Blu-Ray collection just want to a good gesture to let her know that she is okay with me, maybe she got bad news that day or was sick or the gum she was chewing was losing its flavor---it is not intended to be mean just a peace offering. Off that subject and back to the movie.....the best part was when Morgan Freeman finally showed up in the movie..... The movie was edited poorly...... The acting was sub-par for Cruise.... The acting for Morgan Freeman was excellent as usual..... They didn't fully explain the relationship b/w Cruise and Andrea Riseborough, other than they were at least a couple that worked and lived in the Futuristic Home/Office....She had rank over him....he was the Tech/Repairmen to these Drones that are protected Earth while they drain the oceans and take the water to Titan and is also their fuel for some products.......Andrea is British, she is Beautiful and has a great body and dresses very elegant for work, where she and Cruise are the only people there and she could wear sweats if she wanted. The middle of the movie really didn't push the movie forward and the battles Cruise would have were in real life he would not have survived as many times as he did.....they didn't sell me on this could actually happen, more like there is no way, one person could win these extremely battles he was in..... They didn't show the Aliens except from a very far distance, didn't fully explain good enough where they were from...... The Year in the movie was 2017....when they invaded and they did a memory wipe on every surviving human and now it is 50 or 60 years later......if this battle in 2017 destroyed the moon and the devastation to the earth was that massive, how did we get so advanced as a species, if this really happened in 4 years.....we would be set back into the dark ages and not to the point where We would have been able to basically beat "Darth Vader" and the Death Star.....just realistically wouldn't happen.....I know its only a movie, but they sold it as this will happen in 4 years......in 4 years we will have IPhone 10 and North Korea and China will probably have Nukes. The ending of the movie #around the last 35 minutes# was the best part, had a good twist, but to little to late.......I was already at the point of wishing I rented it off of the PS3 for $5.99 and saved $35 #cost of gas to the store twice to get my issue with the movie resolved....the 1 hour spent trying to just get a replacement movie. Buy this movie if you Love Cruise...................... Don't buy this movie with high expectations and if you really like then you can say that dude in Mississippi is so wrong about this movie. Have a Safe and Happy rest of the year everyone and ...... start buying from Best Buy.com or the Store instead of Amazon on Small Purchases, BB will match the price AT THE TIME OF THE PURCHASE NOT AFTER....that changed to.....Best Buy as 90% really nice and knowledgeable staff and their stores are clean and you can talk to a person .... I made a promise to myself that I wasn't going to worry about the Sales Tax this year and the Reward Zone Certificates basically make it where you are not paying sales tax (to the States that have Sales Tax and when you buy that Blu-Ray, TV, Computer, Cell Phone, etc...if you have an issue you have a store of mostly nice people to take care of you and maybe teach something new. Cowboys to the Super Bowl this Season and also The Victory as Well!! Shane.....dcbat4e

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good SciFi, Great Video

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    Mobius
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    I will refrain from getting into a long review of the story and focus more on the Blu-ray video of the movie, Oblivion. While some critics have panned the story, I felt that it was an engaging and a well told truly science fiction story. It has a clear human connection with imagery that is truly unlike other scifi movies. As for the disc, it is simply a single disc and a digital HD streaming version. The disc had no issues and the video transfer seemed to me, flawless with no artifacts. The color pallet of the movie is a bit washed, in most scenes, intentionally, but some scenes the color popped. In the audio department, that too, was very clear, clean and without any issues. The surround sound was effective in the various settings with dialogue always understandable. Even better, the music! The music is spot on and very enjoyable. It is even possible to just play the music only throughout the movie isolated from the rest of the sound. It's great! Another aspect of the movie is that it is not gory. There is one brief scene where the main character is getting some first aid that may make a few a bit uneasy, but for the most part, any of the action is limited to vaporization, so no guts or blood everywhere as some movies seem to relish. I highly recommend this movie if you like science fiction that isn't merely an action movie. It has a story that takes its time to unfold, but unfold it does. You feel the isolation and loneliness of the main characters. But enjoy the movie with a friend. It is a good story well told.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great action movie from Tom Cruise.

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    Kingline07
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    he first hour of “Oblivion” is filled with Oscar-level special effects and set pieces, from the those relentless drones to Jack and Vika’s Skytower home base, which is so cool and provides such amazing views of the universe, even Tony Stark/Iron Man’s house would have Venus Envy. (Apologies.) Jack and Vika know their memories have been wiped — the better to perform their task without asking too many questions — but like most sci-fi heroes who have undergone a memory erase, Jack occasionally dreams or has visions of another life, another woman, another … mission? Working from a short story that was eventually fleshed into a graphic novel, director Joseph Kosinski (“Tron: Legacy”) has created a terrific-looking futuristic world. Claudio Miranda follows his Oscar-winning work on “Life of Pi” with another stunning visual feast of digital cinematography and visual effects that almost never feel tacked-on or “thin” or herky-jerky. It’s a visually arresting movie. But as the plot layers are peeled back, and we’re given one answer after another, “Oblivion” actually becomes less interesting. A few twists are pretty nifty; you can see others coming light-years away. And the biggest payoff of all carries a lightweight emotional punch precisely because we’ve been told too much, so it comes off as vaguely creepy instead of deeply romantic. Even though Cruise has gone through these paces before, he’s rock-solid here. Leo and Freeman deliver the kind of crackling supporting work you’d expect from Oscar winners. Kurylenko (also in this week’s “To the Wonder”) is a real screen beauty. She tries hard. Having seen “Oblivion” in the IMAX format, I encourage you to do the same. It doesn’t mean you’ll forgive the script flaws or you’ll miss the non-stop references to other, mostly better films — but it’s the best way to see a film that shoots first and worries about plot later.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    solid sci-fi offering

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    Beechwood818
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    With varying degree, I enjoy most Tom cruise films. I know I'm in for a charismatic performance and a large production budget so I usually tag in to see how good Hollywood can be. This film has some solid sci-fi ingredients: set in the future, man vs. aliens, human cloning (mild spoiler alert), dystopian earth, robots, etc. and it's all very slick but very quiet as earth is shown as a functioning earth. The setting and look of the film are cool enough to carry most viewers through act one with ease. Act II leads to the unveiling of act III that's loaded with enough Twilight Zoneish irony to create a mild eye roll. Hollywood loves irony. Whereas I like it. But I really like villains as I believe they can make or break a story. Jaws, Alien, Star Wars - the villain drives the bus (even the film's title) and gives the story impact. Note: only one of those three films contains any irony. You never really get a sense of a villain in this story until act III when all of the irony cards are played so viewers get to have that a-ha moment - ala most episodes of The Twilight Zone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A drawn out episode of The Twilight Zone

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    Pike
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    With varying degree, I enjoy most Tom cruise films. I know I'm in for a charismatic performance and a large production budget so I usually tag in to see how good Hollywood can be. This film has some solid sci-fi ingredients: set in the future, man vs. aliens, human cloning (mild spoiler alert), dystopian earth, robots, etc. and it's all very slick but very quiet as earth is shown as a functioning earth. The setting and look of the film are cool enough to carry most viewers through act one with ease. Act II leads to the unveiling of act III that's loaded with enough Twilight Zoneish irony to create a mild eye roll. Hollywood loves irony. Whereas I like it. But I really like villains as I believe they can make or break a story. Jaws, Alien, Star Wars - the villain drives the bus (even the film's title) and gives the story impact. Note: only one of those three films contains any irony. You never really get a sense of a villain in this story until act III when all of the irony cards are played so viewers get to have that a-ha moment - ala most episodes of The Twilight Zone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    INTO OBLIVION

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    Oblivion suffers from too many competing elements, an overcrowded screenplay, and underdeveloped ideas. To swipe a line, "we are not an effective team." And yet the film and its young director have high aspirations, many of which pay off. The production design is outstanding. The world, its invaders and some of the paths the story follows are absorbing. And the cast gives their all, even when the script is lacking. Still, by movie's end, I found myself pining for the film Oblivion should have been rather than mulling over the film that was. With a more seasoned director and a few targeted rewrites, it could have been one of the finest sci-fi masterpieces in recent memory. Fortunately, Universal's Blu-ray release treats Oblivion as if it were just that. With a jaw-dropping top tier video transfer, an equally magnificent DTS-HD Master Audio surround track, and a solid selection of supplemental material (including an excellent 50-minute production documentary and an audio commentary with Kosinski and Cruise), the Blu-ray edition of Oblivion brushes shoulders with the best Blu-ray releases of the year thus far. It may not be a must-own release, but it's certainly a must-see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Cerebral Sci Fi With Heavy Themes

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    chrislegacy
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    Surprisingly better than I thought it would be. Oblivion is well crafted and gives us an interesting look into a not so perfect world. Unlike many of the films in this category Oblivion held my interest throughout. Well not a major Cruise follower I thought he did well in playing an all too familiar roll in science fiction films. I liked the storyline and the relationships both within his 'home' base and the outside world where is works. The special effects were really well done and the environments where we discovered each step along the main characters journey with him were wonderful and kept my interest. Morgan Freeman is of course Morgan which is fine but his character's story was short and too predictable for me. There were a few unforeseen left turns in the story which worked but the ending was pretty much a Hollywood ending. I liked it and recommend it to anyone who loves science fiction whether your a Tom Cruise fan or not.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Visually Stunning, Emotionally Arresting

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    ShirotsughLhadatt
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    Not to say that this director's previous effort, Tron Legacy, was a bad movie but I do specifically remember not liking, empathizing with or caring about any of the characters in that movie which, by the end, made it uninteresting and forgettable for me. Director, Joseph Kosinski was immediately celebrated for his strong visual style but I feel that his attention to character development and story telling, before Oblivion, were a little weak. Having viewed Oblivion nearing a dozen times now, it's difficult for me to believe that this is the same director. This time out, Kosinski has meticulously yet organically constructed a beautifully told story with tremendous emotional resonance. He has undoubtedly proven that the success of Tron Legacy, though disproportionate in my opinion, was certainly not groundless. A GREAT effort and a pleasure to watch repeatedly!

    I would recommend this to a friend



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