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Sully [Blu-ray] [2016]

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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1963 out of 2001)

    Special Features


    • Captain Sullenberger, copilot Jeff Skiles and air traffic controller Patrick Harten take us step by step through the 208 harrowing seconds of Flight 1549
    • Moment by Moment: Averting Disaster on the Hudson
    • Neck Deep in the Hudson: Shooting Sully Director Clint Eastwood and Producers Frank Marshall and Allyn Stewart reaveal how Flight 1549's terrifying splashdown in the Hudson River was captured on film
    • Sully Sullenberger: The Man Behind The Miracle
    • The difference between disaster and deliverance rested on the character of the man with his hands on the controls

    Synopsis


    Sully
    Tom Hanks stars in this portrait of airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, which depicts his successful emergency landing of an Airbus A320 on the Hudson River in January 2009. In the aftermath of this unprecedented and heroic feat, the traumatized pilot must endure second-guessing by investigators, the weight of sudden fame, and his own doubts about his actions that fateful day. Anna Gunn, Laura Linney, and Aaron Eckhart co-star. Directed by Clint Eastwood. ~ Violet LeVoit, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tom Hanks
      Tom Hanks - Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
    • Laura Linney
      Laura Linney - Lorrie Sullenberger
    • Aaron Eckhart
      Aaron Eckhart - Jeff Skiles
    • Sam Huntington
      Sam Huntington - Jeff Kolodjay
    • Valerie Mahaffey
      Valerie Mahaffey - Diane Higgins



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 2001 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent Movie

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      Nthenic
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      Nothing like going with your gut to do something unprecedented and finding out you were right after all the possible negative blow-back headed your way. Sully is a story about a seasoned pilot named Chelsey Sullenberger (Tom hanks) who after just taking off and flying a few miles away from the airport experienced birds hitting the plane and crashing into the engines causing it to no longer provide thrust. He then decides to turn around to head back to the runway but makes a bold decision to land in the Hudson river because he determined that they would not make the trip back. After landing on the water, they were able to save all the passengers with no injuries. Following due process an investigation is ran to find out how or why this happened, which leads to the possible chance of Sully losing his life's work after simulations of the same flight reveal different results. Not only did they say that one of the engines was still functioning but that he could have made it back to the airport with no issues. At first sight of this trailer I thought that this was just caucasian version of Denzel Washington's movie "Flight". When you look at it it has the same kind of feel to it. In Denzel's story he made the daring attempt to save everyone's life by rolling the plane to make a crash landing in a field. In Tom Hank's story he makes a daring attempt to save everyone's life by landing the plane on icy cold water. Both were great pilots and celebrated but the major difference in these stories is that Denzel's character was a lush and had no control at all over his drinking habits and was found drunk while flying. Sully was a clean and sober man that just made a questionable choice that deeply concerned the airline and the insurance companies so was also investigated. Tom Hanks as usual did not miss. His performance was as genuine as it could be. Aaron Eckhart masterfully played his first officer/co-pilot and added that necessary genuine friendship and key witness that helped you really root for Sully. He went through so much during this process that it made you want to hate the investigators as they were doing their job but yet seemed like they were accusers. He went through many judgment questioning thought processes and dreams that made start to question that maybe there was more to his initial story. As the story progressed you realize that this is so similar to what we all face or will face in our lives. Sometimes you have to do something that is so completely strange, unorthodox and not by the book to get a specific job done that you never know might be life changing or life saving. The doubts that he faced were real doubts that no one can fault him for having even after he did the "impossible". As the record shows, there are very far and in between crashes in water that people survive but in this case all 155 passengers survived. I really liked how at the end of the movie during the credits they showed the real Sully and some of the passengers that were on that flight to add the extra authenticity to the film. One thing director Clint Eastwood knows how to do is give a true story it's authentic feel. The pacing was practically perfect along with the flashbacks that gave you more and more as the story unfolded. I really recommend this movie. Definitely one that keeps your attention the whole entire time. 4 1/2 out of 5 STARS

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sully on Blu-ray

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      Sharks432
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      All of my many Blue Ray reviews focus solely upon the actual quality of the film from Standard Def DVD quality to the higher standard set for Blu Ray. Summaries of the plot and opinions of the story line and acting can be found in the majority of the other reviews so I do not want to be redundant. My rating is based solely upon the Blue Ray disc's video and audio quality and not the quality of the movie itself. Keep in mind, however, that the quality of what you see and hear is also dependent upon the quality of the TV monitor you are watching on as well as the home theater set up you are using. The monitor I use is a fairly new Panasonic ZT 65" plasma and the amps, speakers, cables, OPPO 103 BluRay player and AVM-60 7.1 Atmos enabled Surround Processor I use are hi end esoteric gear to provide me with a more realistic and objective perspective. The Oppo player is not enabled to transcode Atmos audio so it will default to the next best audio coded, in this case, DTS HD MA 7.1 I am not trying to be a snob here, but just pointing out that what you see and hear is very dependent upon the quality of the gear you are using. VIDEO QUALITY..... The video resolution is really quite decent for this shorter than expected film which runs for 1.5 hours. Color grading is fairly neutral and real life. Excellent contrast throughout with only the slightest hint of grain in just a few areas. Small details such as skin pores and hair separation are easy to discern. Bit rate averages about 31 Mbps. There really is no need to mention how deep the blacks go as there really aren't any deep black scenes. There are a couple of nighttime street scenes where the dark sky does look very true to life. Sky scenes show no banding at all. AUDIO QUALITY.... While there is no Atmos 7.1 soundtrack, the default to Dolby Tru HD 7.1 does a very commendable job when immersion into the sound field is called for. Much of the film is center speaker, dialogue based with a few audio pans across the front stage. There is not a whole lot of foley fx coming from the surrounds during these scenes. That said, during the sky and water landing scenes, your LFE channel as well as your surrounds will all come into play with aggressive use and immersive ambience drawing you into the scene. Audio pans from rear to front are several and foley fx from the surrounds are fitting and at proper, if subdued levels. Dialogue is clear and transparent throughout. EXTRAS....I hate ads for other movies of which there are many on here. That said, there are 3 very good extras including interviews with the real characters, extraordinary footage of an actual crash that didn't have the good fortune to have Sully as captain and a making of doc. All in all, I can't quite say I'd pull this disc for use as a demo disc, not only is the film well made but the entire storyline plays out in totally realistic tone. Look out for director Clint pulling an Alfred Hitchcock move in one of the scenes....I won't tell you which. I do hope this review has been of some help to you in deciding upon your purchase. Thanks for reading.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well made movie with an uplifting conclusion

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      MichaelO
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      From a movie releasing perspective it seems that September and October each year are reserved for excellent films that studios believe will draw crowds but also believe don’t have the panache of the Oscar baiting films of November and December. Recent examples might include “Everest” and “Sicario” from 2015 or “Gone Girl” from 2014. Not summer blockbusters but films with more “adult” themes that can be watched now that the kiddies are back in school. This film from director Clint Eastwood (“American Sniper”) tells the story of the eventful Hudson River landing of a U. S. Airways Airbus in January, 2009. The pilot, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, was credited for heroically guiding his plane, with disabled engines, into the frigid New York river saving the 155 passengers and crew. What few were aware of is that his actions as well as his co-pilot, Jeff Skiles (Aaron Eckhart, “London Has Fallen”), were challenged by the National Transportation Safety Board. Sullenberger is perfectly played by Tom Hanks. Hanks is the go-to actor who represents the “common man” in society. Like his “Captain Phillips” or James Donovan in “Bridge of Spies,” his “Sully” is just doing his job the best way he knows how. While every accident involving aircraft is investigated by the NTSB, Eastwood seems bent on making their inquiry more of a confrontation between the board investigators and the pilots than NTSB just trying to gather the facts. The inquiry contributes significant minutes of the brief 96 minute running time, but is broken up with flashbacks to the events which we get to experience a few times from different perspectives, including Sully’s nightmares. The only two actors who receive character development are Sullenberger and Eckhart and both Hanks and Eckhart are up to the task. Sully gets most of the attention of course but Eckhart’s quiet performance is noteworthy. During the inquiry, he seems ready to jump out of his skin when the interrogation gets a little pointed. But Sully manages to keep his composure using his wits and technical skills to prove he had no choice to make a water landing. Naturally the crash includes CGI components mixed with staged and actual footage but is extremely well done giving the viewer a sense of what it was like…without getting their feet wet. The flight simulations are equally well staged as the NTSB provides information that suggests the plane could have returned to La Guardia or nearby Teterboro Airports. This is a well-made movie that provided an uplifting conclusion in 2009 and will today. Highly recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      a real life drama

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      Rocky
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      Sully", the movie produced and directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Tom Hanks, is the story of 208 seconds of a man's life. It's also the story of 208 seconds of 154 other souls' lives. The movie is not a long one - 97 minutes - but Eastwood has put together a masterful show of how one man's instincts and judgement can come together at one crucial moment to perform what amounted to a "miracle". Of course, Captain Chesley Sullenberger was helped by his co-pilot and crew, and the rescue operations of the NYPD and maritime units. Tom Hanks is an actor who seems able to possess another man's body and personality. Other reviewers point out his roles in "Forrest Gump" and "Philadelphia" - among others - but I think his acting of Congressman Charlie Wilson - in "Charlie Wilson's War" - was his best "capture" of another man's essence. His performance here in "Sully" might be as good, but I wonder if this movie will be as overall powerful as "War". Maybe so, I hope so, anyway. I thought the most important line in "Sully" was made by an official who said that "The Miracle on the Hudson" "was the best news in NYC in years, involving airplanes". Was it by chance this movie was issued the weekend of September 11th?

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Keeps you at the edge of your seat.

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      UncleFester
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      I live in NJ just a few miles from the Hudson River and have flown out of Laguardia many times, so this was HUGE news when it happened. This was great moviemaking. Instead of the moving being a linear plot, you get to see different perspectives of the landing (maybe 3 or 4 times plus a couple of simulation attempts!) throughout the film to keep it VERY interesting every step of the way. In the final "live" version, the plume mist left behind after the water landing is breathtaking (in my opinion). I still cannot believe the wing tip didn't get caught by the water to send it into a death spiral. Apparently, what saved them was his banking upward to reduce the plane's velocity just before touchdown! It shows how his 40 years of skill, brains, and analysis saved all "155". If you love a great hero story, you don't want to miss this one. Also, Aaron Eckhardt does an amazing job as the serious yet lighthearted copilot (right down to the final punchline!).

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Great Water Landing!

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      HavaCow
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      This movie provides a gripping look at the events of Captain Sully's emergency landing in the Hudson. Recreations of the landing event from the pilots' and the controller's point of view and it's investigation afterwards provide details beyond the Hero Headlines. Very informative special features with interviews with Captain Sullenberger and the movie makers. The only additional special feature I would have wished for would have been the inclusion of the actual landing video and rescue footage. The Blu-ray video is superb with highly detailed resolution and dynamic sound quality. Highly recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Sully - Quality Movie and Acting

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      I'm actually jealous of Tom Hanks !!! From the movie "BIG" to his latest accomplishment, "Sully", he relentlessly weaves his acting magic. But I digress. The movie was NOT what I expected. As the fllm progressed, Hero Sully was treated like anything BUT a hero by the long arm of the Federal establishment and it did not take long before I was on the side of this gentle, upright (all) life-saving pilot who had to fight/think his was out of abominable situation/inquiries that few if any people could have tolerated/survived. One tiny thing confused me at first. Early in the film, flashbacks by Sully of the events were played out with horrific imagined endings. After several of these I began to realize that the ACTUAL REAL Story was coming up. Oveall, a captivating movie !!!

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      "SULLY" FLYS!, AND LANDS INTO BEST BUY!

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      PAUL3rdBestBuyUSAcustomer
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      "SULLY" is the true story of Pilot Sullenberger (aka SULLY) whose plane was struck by geese after departing LaGuardia airport in New York, and decided that he had to land in the Hudson River. And shows the aftermath and "his trial" regarding his decision. It is intense, great directing by Clint Eastwood and excellent acting by all, especially by TOM HANKS, who looks like Sully. What makes the movie is the DOLBY ATMOS sound! If you are interested in flying, or in terrific acting and storytelling, or just want a very entertaining and great movie, then fly into BEST BUY, and land there to purchase this for a BEST BUY price. Best Buy always has the BEST BUYS! After buying, GLIDE back home and take a seat near your TV, pop in the disc, and watch a HIGH FLYING movie!

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