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Spring Breakers [DVD] [2012]

  • SKU: 9476048
  • Release Date: 07/09/2013
  • Rating: R
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    82% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (78 out of 96)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scene/outtakes
    • "Breaking it down: behind Spring Breakers" 3-part featurette
    • "Harmony's ear candy" - a deeper look at the music score
    • Vice featurettes: "the ATL twins zone," "the redneck riviera" and "dirtona beach"
    • Audio commentary with writer/director Harmony Korine
    • Theatrical trailer/TV spots
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Spring Breakers
    Four college coeds find their Florida spring break taking an unexpectedly violent turn after falling in with a local gangster in this surreal black comedy from Harmony Korine (Mister Lonely, Trash Humpers). Left broke and alone on campus as their classmates head to Florida for some fun in the sun, coeds Candy (Vanessa Hudgens), Brit (Ashley Benson) and Cotty (Rachel Korine) steal a car, rob a local diner with plastic guns, and head south with their devoutly religious girlfriend Faith (Selena Gomez) in tow. But when the girls are thrown in jail following a police raid on a beachfront apartment, it looks like the party is over until wild-eyed drug dealer Alien (James Franco) inexplicably posts their bail. Sensing danger, Faith boards a bus bound for school as her three friends fall into a dangerous cycle of drugs and debauchery. Later, a scary run-in with Alien's bitter rival prompts yet another of the girls to hightail it back to campus, leaving the remaining two to embrace their dangerous new lifestyle with reckless abandon. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • James Franco
      James Franco - Alien
    • Selena Gomez
      Selena Gomez - Faith
    • Vanessa Hudgens
      Vanessa Hudgens - Candy
    • Ashley Benson
      Ashley Benson - Brit
    • Rachel Korine
      Rachel Korine - Cotty



    Customer rating

    Rating 3.9 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

    81%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A psychodelic exploration of our YOLO nation...

      Posted
      Victreebong
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      Spring Breakers is one of those sleeper films that will undoubtedly fly under the radar for a few years until it's picked up as a cult favorite like Summer of Sam, City of God, or Blade Runner. The film has a poor reputation for discouraging it's target audience with promises of posh and flair due to it's star driven Disney Channel vet cast, including Gomez, Hudgens along with trailers that misled people into believing it was another teen coming of age movie. What we got was something surreal, vivid and undeniably dark about our millennial youth cultural in this time. The plot is simple; four college co-eds are bored out of their minds and want to let off steam in Florida during that annual right of passage, spring break. They have little discretionary income, but plenty of angst and time to concoct a plan to rob patrons of a local dinner, and use their earnings to get to their destination. Along the way, they are treated with the waning euphoria of fun without consequences until they are arrested during a drug bust, only to be bailed out by a local drug and arms dealer, the ever amicable James Franco as rapper/thug Alien. A time of leisure is met with firm doses of reality and the rest is history. Plot wise the movie is simple, in execution the film is complicated. It has been marred by critics believing the movie is about something it's not. Party scenes have a habit of inviting young women who flaunt it all and Spring Breakers is no different. Women's breasts abound in this title about every 8 minutes or so, as does drug use. The message has been lost on critics and skeptics because they're fixating on the superficial, not on what Harmony Korine (the director) intended. Yes, the movie is awash in naked women, psychedelic colors, house/techno/Skrillix remixes and senseless violence. But if you lend a discerning eye and look past the hedonism, the message is absolutely clear, and the movie pops as one of the best representative analogies to today's YOLO culture in media. People live past their youth and do so do WITH their choices. Media wise, the film is glorious on both DVD and Blu-ray. It's a 5.1 Dolby sound encode, and there's little banding/artifacts in the presentation itself. At times, the grain is crystal, especially during up-close shots. Flesh tones are met with neon pinks, yellows, greens and other hot 80's colors that have come en vogue as of recently, popping off the screen much like the Skrillex tracks do through out the film. The special features contains at least an hour's worth of interviews, a deleted scene, and commentaries by the producers, and are a fairly solid addition as to why the film exists in the first place. They are a mix between standard and hi-def depending on which ones you're watching. I wholeheartedly recommend Spring Breakers to anyone who can read in-between the lines of a film and pick up subtext, even if it feels like their is none. If you see the movie because you're a Disney Channel fan alone, well you may be disappointed. But if you enjoy films because of their message, especially when it's relatable, Spring Breakers is a film that will stand stronger than any Hanna Montana or Wizards of Waverly Place movie ever could.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Spring Break takes a turn

      Posted
      Beatsvsbose1
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      Overall i thought the movie Spring Breakers was average, I gave it a 3 out of 5 stars. It wasnt exactly what I expected when I started watching. I was hoping for a fun care-free spting break party movie, this film is a little darker than that. I still like the actors and actresses in this movie and thought overall they did a good job. James Franco does a good job in this movie and it still makes me laugh when i think of him in that role. There is some gratuitous nudity and violence throughout. The twist towards the end and the ending of the movie are a little strange to me and sometimes a little uncomfortable but overall I was entertained throughout.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Unexpected

      Posted
      J1
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      After hearing mixed reviews on this film I decided to just do a blind buy and review it myself. After watching this film the first thing I can say its not for everyone. Its pretty stronge and young girls or boys should really watch this, its not a disney movie, these girls are all grown up and are trying new things in hollywood. Over all this film is one crazy ride its got everything that you come to like about movies and spring break. All the actors did great, a must watch if you like stronge movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Spring Breakers

      Posted
      Hoppy
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      This film was really well priced so I took a chance, wanting to see if Selena G has grown as an actress. Was really surprised at the quality of film mkaing here. It is told in a really unique stream of conscious/ memory bound fashion. Really ambitious and I think it was pulled off quite well. James Franco was really good here and I'm not reall a Franco fan. If you like unique storytelling/filmaking I say pick this thing up... how can you go wrong for 5-bucks???

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Arthouse Springbreaksploitation

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      ArsonCuff
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      This movie looks great on blu-ray. The movie is an arthouse style exploration of springbreak with eroticism and violence at the core of a coming of age plot about three morally lost young women. The formula of the voice over gets a bit repetitive, but this is not a run-of-the-mill type of production and people looking for something slick and glossy like the bikini clad Disney actresses in it may be disappointed by the dark material it truly is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Exuberant crime escapade

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      luxurytax
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      Huge fan of Harmony, Gucci, and now the ATL twins. The movie depicts four teenage girls wanting to leave their small town to have some fun during spring break. They have a blast and we're there to enjoy every breath of it. The movie is jolting, visceral, and downright chicken soup for the soul. It's a great film high in replay value. The bonus features are cool to. However, the digital copy is ultraviolet only with no iTunes option which is lame.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      only for the stupid

      Posted
      Anonymous

      what a terrible movie this was, I can't believe I wasted 90 minutes of my life. the racist undertones of this movie were unbearable. selena and vanessa should be ashamed of themselves for starring in this. there was no plot, no action for most of the movie as it just dragged along, watching james franco say "spring break" 500 times got so old i was mad at myself for watching this garbage. vanessa looks bad as a blonde as well, stay brunette girl, please!

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      College girls getting money!!!

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      Blurayoutlaw
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      Some college girls really wanna go to Spring Break, I mean real bad, so they need money and they get it the hard way. Stick up game. The meet James Franco's character, shows them how to live the thug life, machine guns and money. Movie is fun and looks really good on bluray. It's wild and crazy, girls are wearing bikinis throughout film. The more I watch this film the more I like it.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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