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  • Rating 2 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Meh

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    Pros: Dolby Atmos Cons: One of those you’ll just watch once & never again. 3D was ok.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Fine movie and drama ... and it's 4K. Cool!

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    Not the best AV system, but pretty good, I think. Having had the same 46" Sharp Aquos TV, Old Blu-ray player, and 36 year old Kenwood receiver driving Mission 700 speakers, we decided to get modern. The new system has a Pioneer Elite receiver, Samsung 70" UHD TV, Sony UHD 4K player, Polk subwoofer and center channel speakers, Mission surround speakers, and Magnepan .7 front speakers. So, this is the disk we decided to try out as a test of the 4K experience. We REALLY like it. :o) Some tech stuff: There are many scenes with dark, moderate contrast, expanses of screen real estate. Having the lower end model UHD TV probably accounts for banding between the darker and lighter areas of any particular shot. I look forward to making a comparison with a higher model to see what another thousand bucks or so would have gotten us. But the overall impression in terms of video quality was fabulous. I had done some adjusting over the weeks and the picture looks pretty darned good on broadcast and streamed media. Regular Blu-ray DVDs look wonderful, and this disk looks really great. So, have I done an A/B comparison between the 4K and regular Blu-ray disks? Nope. But we have watched the UHD movie twice, and loved it each time. Experimenting with audio settings could take up most of your day... This disk has great ambiance and channel steering. Foley mix was very good to great, some sounds being too forward for my taste, but the voice and environmental tracks sound as good as you will find for the most part. The music is good, to the point I don't remember it much. That's an indicator that there were not any of those, "What the heck is that about?" moments when the music just broke the scene and it stuck in your mind. So, music fits. Good. Yeah... The Bass. Not the fish. The Bottom End. Plenty. The history of the USA is peppered with high - seas drama and adventure. The foundation of one of the greatest and most famous tales of the sea, Moby Dick, is laid out right before your eyes. The characters seem familiar, development of each person done right, and the monster... he's impressive. Not a feel good movie, but an exhibit of human nature at its best and worse. Mr. Howard proves once more that he is a master of his craft.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Awesome movie

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    What a movie. The story was great and the cgi was amazing. You've heard the story plenty of times but You've never seen it like this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    IN THE HEART OF THE SEA

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    The tale of the Essex is a remarkable story. It offers the high adventure of a shipwreck and prolonged effort at rescue. It provides a window into the life of whalers at sea and an overview of a colorful, bygone industry that, as several of the characters note, provided light and fuel to the world in the era before gas and oil. There's even the possibility of a Captain Bligh/Mr. Christian conflict in the characters of Pollard and Chase (an option with which ItHotS flirts but doesn't develop). Above all, the story provides an opportunity to explore both the hubris of human illusions that nature can be mastered and the intimate drama of conflict and cooperation among individuals pushed to the edge—the same explosive mixture that James Cameron exploited so effectively in Titanic. Howard's film touches on all of these elements, then shortchanges them in an effort to invest the story with Melville's profundity. He would have been better off remaking Moby-Dick. A decent Blu-ray, especially for the audio, but not recommended as a film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Flick

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    The packaging was tight, the disc snapping in crisply and not flopping about. This is a movie about a book. The movie is around the eyewitness of the White Whale reluctantly telling the tragic story to an aspiring author (Meville). It was a well done spin on the classic story. If you like movies about "old school" seamanship / man vs nature, then this is for you. This was a great movie IMHO. My wife often falls asleep during movies when she's cuddled up on the couch and comfortable. She was riveted through this whole movie. Hemsworth did a great job. So did his supporting cast. The 4K UHD experience really brings the crew's perils to life. The CGI could have been a little better but as a package, I didn't dock the rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Powerful voyage into 19th century whaling industry

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    As the story behind the fictional "Moby Dick" is lived and documented, we are taken on a voyage around southern tip of South America into the Pacific where a great white whale stoves a whaling vessel and leaves them adrift in small boats; surely to perish on the seas which are devoid of wind, food and water. Along the way back to civilization, unthinkable acts occur in order for the few remaining crew to claw their way back.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Film

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    Not only great as Thor, but Chris portrays a very believable whaler. Great display & sound. Great film.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good movie, good story line.

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This film is very entertaining and worth buying. The 4K UHD quality was a bit disappointing in that in specific scenes seemed not to have the 4K resolution and seemed less sharp. This did not interfere with the overall impact that this survival story delivers. This was a captivating film, that kept you on the edge of your chair, I want to watch it again, such a great story,

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Very entertaining

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    I wanted to see this movie in theaters but i let the horrible opening weekend and even worse critic reviews keep me away. Now, i said critic reviews because of the people i talked to that saw it, all of the said it was great. So, now that it's available to buy on bluray i can decide for my self. Wow. What an incredible journey. You get to expierience the journey, the ups and diwns. Rigjt along with the cast. This movie was a fantastic adventure and i reccommend ignoring the critics this time....heck, ignore them going forwatd so you wont miss anymore great hilms.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Movie

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Me and my wife really enjoyed this one. It has a pretty solid story and good special effects. The 3D presentation is good and ads depth to the picture.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Good take on the Moby Dick story

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    Owned for 1 year when reviewed.

    I've had this one for a while, and finally got around to watching it. I liked it and thought it was a really good take on the Moby Dick story.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    great modern day rendition of Moby Dick.

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    great modern day rendition of Moby Dick. Love the CG that makes the whale so real.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    A drama done well in 3-D

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    Be aware that this is not the most pleasant film to watch, but it was very well done, and will give you insight into a time gone buy. Here we have a drama that takes advantage of being in 3D. For the most part, I think that the 3D was done well. The image was clear, crisp, and clean. I'm glad that I purchased it from Best Buy for $10. It's something that I wouldn't have normally purchased. But I couldn't pass up this movie in 3D for this price. I think if you get it, you won't be disappointed, and you might learn something.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Shouldn't miss this

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    This was a terrific adaptation of Melville's Moby Dick. It was a twist on the story and not so much focused on the captain's search for the whale but more about the character of the captain. Chris Hemsworth was very good as the experienced captain of the ship. We could see his humor under the surface of a ship that had another captain who was placed on the same ship but very much out of his element. The whale played a more secondary figure in this movie although his presence was used to bring out the story of the two captains on the same ship. Although we are not necessarily looking for a happy ending but that was what happened in this case-more like a satisfactory ending with the whale going off into the sunset and the two captains reaching a common moral ground.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Beautiful 4K only surpassed by gripping story

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    Do yourself a favor; before starting this movie, turn off the lights, eliminate all distractions, and prepare to be fully engrossed in the experience. The beautiful 4k images, highlighted by magnificent camera work, are only surpassed by the gripping narrative. The storytelling masterfully encourages you to be invested in each character, giving each scene weight and each choice consequence without veering into being heavy-handed or moralistic. In short, this is a "must buy" for anyone with even a passing interest in maritime tales and a "strongly recommend" for all others.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great Story, Great Action!!!!!!!!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    This film is another astonishing film by Ron Howard. It's the story that was the basis for the Moby Dick. The characters are well defined as is the pace and story. The acting is spectacular, another great performance by Chris Hemsworth.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    If you only buy 1 4K Blue Ray movie, buy this one

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    A classic story with a tremendous true story line that lead to the great American novel, Moby Dick. The action and video are superb. Discover the whaling history of our country and be amazed at the visual beauty of the sea.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great 3d movie

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    Owned for more than 2 years when reviewed.

    Great movie in amazing 3d quality, would definitely buy again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Great action flick

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    Wonderful Ron Howard movie about a Whale (think Moby Dick) and the sailor who's very, very mad at him! Seriously, this movie is loosely based on the true incident that inspired the novel Moby Dick. But it is so much more. A fresh out of school captain, an experienced crew and a first mate who knows his job in the form of Chris H. The special effects are stunning and the whales look like whales. This movie also gives you an inside look at how and why we almost killed off the great White Wales in the 18th century as well as what these men had to endure to get the oil out of the whales to sell back on shore. Some gross parts, some bloody parts and some sad parts. A story of survival and friendship. This movie has it all and I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating 5 out of 5 stars with 1 review

    Worth watching after reading the book

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    Owned for 5 months when reviewed.

    Enjoyable movie that is based on an enjoyable history book.

    I would recommend this to a friend