Pompeii [Includes Digital Copy] [UltraViolet] [DVD] [2014]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (437 out of 483)

Special Features


  • Filmmakers' Commentary
  • The Assembly - Cast and characters
  • The volcanic eruption special effects

Synopsis


Pompeii
Paul W.S. Anderson directs this period disaster film centered on the story of a Pompeii gladiator who races to save his true love as Mount Vesuvius prepares to erupt in A.D. 79. After rising out of slavery to become a gladiator, Milo (Kit Harrington) falls for radiant merchant's daughter Cassia (Emily Browning), who is being coerced into marrying a nefarious Roman Senator. Meanwhile, as the lava starts to flow, Milo must escape the arena and rescue Cassia before they are both turned to ash. CarrieAnne Moss, Adewa Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Kit Harington
    Kit Harington - Milo
  • Carrie-Anne Moss
    Carrie-Anne Moss - Aurelia
  • Emily Browning
    Emily Browning - Cassia
  • Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
    Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje - Atticus
  • Jessica Lucas
    Jessica Lucas - Ariadne



Overall customer rating

4.1
91%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    105 minutes of my life I won't get back

    Posted
    andy123h
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    I simply don't understand how the customer reviews for this movie average over 4 stars on the BB site. Virtually everything could've been done better. The storytelling is disjointed and contrived. They hit every cliche in the book. The acting is wooden, although with such a script, maybe that's understandable. I simply didn't care what happened to any of the characters. The final CGI eruption scenes are really over the top - instead of sticking with the terror and inevitability of being engulfed in a pyroclastic flow, the director opts for a full-blown lava bomb assault followed by a massive tsunami that is magically stopped by the city wall. Kit Harington's seeming endless battle with Keifer Sutherland, when you'd think the latter's character in particular would be fleeing for his life, is ridiculously far-fetched. In this case, RT's rating of 28% is about right. To put my rating in context, I prefer Troy, which probably says a lot, as there was certainly ample room for improvement in that movie.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A 3-D outing that looks gorgeous!

    Posted
    ShopperNJ
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    Pompeii 3-D Pompeii is not the best movie in the world, and it is not the worst. I purchased this movie for a number reasons, one, it cost $5 on sale and two, it's 3-D. And I'm just getting into 3-D, and I enjoyed it. Because it was 3-D, and I did enjoy the characters, and the storyline. I will admit, I'm glad I didn't have to try to write a story about a volcano exploding. But as I said I enjoyed watching the characters and the setting. Very nice period piece. The disc looked fantastic and sounded great. It has deleted scenes, filmmakers commentary, and ultraviolet digital, among other things. It was directed by Paul WS Anderson, a director whose work I enjoy. He shot it in 3-D which which gives it that wonderful depth that you don't get with conversion all the time. This look excellent. So all in all I'm glad I purchased this movie, and I did enjoy watching it, and looking forward to watching it again.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent B Style Film

    Posted
    Marie
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    I'm not that familiar with the historical facts of Pompeii, but as a backdrop for the film, I thought it served its purpose. Like several films that are inspired by tragic historical events, the volcano destruction is mainly secondary and doesn't occur until the latter part of the film. It has a bit of Gladiator meets Romeo & Juliet with a bit of Titanic scenarios mixed in with a disastrous volcano eruption. The film does have some well known actors, but the script doesn't allow them to explore their potential. However, it's obvious that the filmmakers made the volcano's eruption as accurate and authentic as possible, hinting at the tragedies that people suffered through. As for the DVD version, it has a few bonus features, but not as much as the Blu Ray version, which gives you more footage and a lot of deleted scenes that reveals a bit more characterization and the story.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The Blu-ray edition is spectacular.

    Posted
    CWLW
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    Opening Scene: Roman Army attacks and destroys the rebellious Celtic Horse Tribe in Northern England 62 AD with only one survivor – a 3 year old boy. Then flash-forward 16 years to a London Gladiator Arena when “The Celt” wins a fight for his life in the arena. This Action-Disaster-Romance story-line is well cast, superbly Directed, with out-of-the-box cinematography – it’s both a visual sound-effect and sound-track experience. The complete destruction of Pompeii is completely well-choreographed – the Mount Vesuvius eruption, subsequent tidal-wave, the ensuing super-heated magna plum and the pyroclastic surge that completely consumed the city – and you have a 1st hand, front-row seat to the greatest disaster known to mankind. Big Emotions, Big Love Story, Big Disaster – and it’s realistic and believable!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    pompeii

    Posted
    Greco
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    Pompeii is the new disaster film from Paul W.S Anderson about, you guessed it, Pompeii! Following the story of Milo (Kit Harrington), a Celt who was put into slavery after his village was attacked and his parents killed, Milo becomes a gladiator, fighting numerous foes within area walls. But it's in Pompeii where Milo's destiny will come to light, falling in love with Cassia (Emily Browning), the daughter of Pompeii's ruler Severus (Jared Harris), and befriending a rival gladiator, Atticus (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje). But when Mount Vesuvius begins to tremble and plumes of smoke and ash fall upon the great city, Milo, Atticus and Cassia must escape the city before they are buried by the mountain.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    POMPEII IN 3-D - " YOU ARE THERE " !!

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    poopypuss1954
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    POMPEII IN 3-D really puts you right in the middle of the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius that fateful day . I have seen all previous versions of this story , including the made for TV mini-series of the '80's and , of course , this version is the BEST ! The actors are pretty much believable , except Keifer Sutherland sure is miss cast in his role ! I just couldn't believe him to be ROMAN ! His acting brought it down a notch . Quality of the disc picture and 3-D is remarkable and the 5.1 or 7.1 sound is super ! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS TO ALL ACTION / ADVENTURE FANS !!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than I suspected

    Posted
    ejaneene
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    Movies like this usually aren't to my liking & hard to follow, however this movie had a great storyline, and a whole lot easier to follow as opposed to other movies in the same "category" as this particular movie itself. Although seeing this movie in theaters, it seemed as though the movie in theaters was shorter than the bluray/dvd version of it, i was still able to keep interest and follow the storyline. Would definatley recommend others to see and purchase this movie for themselves, especially if action movies are something you'd enjoy watching for yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Entertaining Movie

    Posted
    PM2014
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    I saw the movie on HBO and liked it. it is really entertaining. The acting is just okay, but special effects and destruction of Pompeii by volcano is superb. This is why I gave it 4 stars. The Blu Ray disc is very good. The video and audio are both excellent. Special features are also good. It also comes with a UV digital copy of the movie which is a bonus. Best Buy had the 3D/2D Blu Ray package on sale at an unbeatable price. Get it if it is still on sale at Best Buy. Recommended. Enjoy.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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