Swiss Army Man [Blu-ray] [2016]

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  • Release Date: 10/04/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
94% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (144 out of 154)

Special Features


  • "Making of Manny" Featurette
  • Audio Commentary
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Q&A with Filmmakers
  • Swiss Army Man: Behind the Scenes

Synopsis


Swiss Army Man
A man stranded alone on a deserted island (Paul Dano) makes one last attempt at escape after an unusual dead body (Daniel Radcliffe) washes up on shore. The talking corpse provides the castaway with a number of unexpected tools, which he'll need if he wants to be reunited with his love (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). This surreal drama is the feature-film directorial debut of music-video filmmakers Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Paul Dano
    Paul Dano - Hank
  • Daniel Radcliffe
    Daniel Radcliffe - Manny
  • Mary Elizabeth Winstead
    Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Sarah
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    Richard Gross - Hank's Dad
  • Shane Carruth
    Shane Carruth - Coroner



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars with 154 reviews

94%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    You've Seriously Never Seen Anything Like It

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    VandyPrice
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    Swiss Army Man is an odd film. One should know that first and foremost. When seeing the quotes on the posters or other marketing material that claim, "you've never seen a movie like this," you should take that to heart. Sure, I get it, you've probably heard that countless times before, but if you continue to read such quotes you'll get reassurance that such hyperbole is accurate when discussing Swiss Army Man. It is in this wholly unique fashion that the film naturally finds its own identity, but also finds a way to convey what is essentially an existential crisis by our main character, Hank, played by Paul Dano. Of course, when the film opens and we meet Dano's character as he attempts to kill himself by hanging we don't know any of this. We assume, given the writings we glean on pieces of trash floating in the water, that Hank is the lone survivor of some type of sea-faring accident and that he has more or less reached his breaking point. It is as he readies himself to step off a cooler with the noose around his neck that he notices a body has washed ashore. Though this body belongs to Daniel Radcliffe it is clear the soul inside has long since gone on to greener pastures. For Hank though, this body he eventually deems Manny is his saving grace. It becomes apparent almost immediately that directors and screenwriters Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (collectively known as Daniels) enter into Hank's personal reality and are insistent on not letting us out of such a world until they have made a clear statement on each individuals own necessary version of sanity. We all need a different kind of rational to deal with our different set of circumstances. When it comes to Hank we have a very fractured and uncomfortable human being who, as we discover more about him, comes to be this man that doesn't feel he meets the basic standards of normal that society requires. While Swiss Army Man may feel like and project to be an outlandish buddy movie of sorts between a man who at first glance likely belongs in an insane asylum and a corpse the movie certainly has bigger ideas in its head than the jokes that have made up much of the conversation around it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice to see Harry Potter Dead! Needed better score

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    Waszak1977
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    I avoided this film in the theater due to a certain video website literally shoving this trailer down my throat for 2 weeks straight! Regardless I have a 180" screen with projector set up with 7.1 surrround and a Buttkicker transducer system. Paul Dana (HANK) is stranded and literally at the end of his rope. He finds dead harry potter and the roller coaster ride begins. Seriously though, I have to give props to Daniel Radcliffe as he plays an excellent corpse! The audio & Visual of the disk was great. The adventure was fun and the film was rather original. Technically I'd give this a 3.5 out of 5 but couldn't so I rounded up. I thing this film lacks with the score. The film had moments when a good score should have brought you to the precipice of tears of joy to laughter but without the sound being fantastic, it made the scene just OK> Imagine everytime Darth Vader walks in and you never had that "Dun, Dun, Da, Dun, Da, Da, Dun," Score... Yeah.. Lots of this movie felt like it was missing something.. A better score!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    swiss army man

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    JOHNNYANGEL2010
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    When you're forced to sit through as many cookie cutter entertainments as many of us reviewers do, something like Swiss Army Man becomes appealing simply because it's so different. That said, this film is obviously not going to be for everybody, and my hunch is even those who, like I did, establish a certain genial relationship with the material may not be especially won over once everything is said and done (and/or farted). Dano and Radcliffe are both amazing, and the film's very peculiarity will be an automatic draw for some, but whether Swiss Army Man actually has anything to say is questionable. Technical merits are very strong, and with caveats noted, Swiss Army Man comes Recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most Creative Films

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    Blepyrus
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    This movie is a world onto its own. It's a leap beyond imaginative. The premise is kooky and at first glance can be too weird, but if you stick with it -- the story settles in. The actors win you over by their sheer fearlessness. They give themselves wholeheartedly to not only their characters, but to service the material beyond the call of duty. It's a hyper visual movie whose images stay with you long after the movie is done. It has a lot to say about the human condition in an implicit original way. And the ending, well, that's pretty winsome too! It's a pretty short movie, but it's a lasting experience to say the least. I highly recommended this motion picture.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not Weekend at Bernies!

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    TMAN
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    This is not a slapstick style comedy where the corpse just flops aound like a dead fish. Daniel Radcliffe does an outstanding job and watching him transform from a flatulent lump back into a being that is "alive" is just fascinating. I felt myself immediately pulled into the bizarre world of these two characters, as they discussed the philosophy of life and death. Very intelligent, witty and surreal...highly recommended for those who like dark comedies that are both engaging and intelligent. Outstanding bluray quality as well...enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What Did I Just Watch?

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    danforth
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    Hmmm...how to review this? I don't want to give anything away. I would even recommend avoiding trailers as I did just to let it all be fresh upon first viewing. Everyone I know that has seen this always starts the conversation following it with, "What the heck (censored) did I just watch?". This is something you'll want to share with all of your friends, something you'll want to watch over and over again. It's definitely movie of the year material, and I can't recommend it enough. ♥

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Irreverent yet funny

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    Krazyredboy
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    I watched this movie with the expectation that I would laugh the whole way through. What I found is that not only did I laugh at the vast majority of the movie, I found that it had more heart than I initially gave it credit for having. Though it did require getting through some very difficult scenes, you are ultimately rewarded with a surprising tale about loneliness, depression, and belonging. I was quite surprised by the deeper plot and emotion that this film had. Watch it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing but weird!

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    Onebat4unow
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    Daniel Radcliffe has done it again.an all star cast of a total of 2 people,in this weird Castaway / Where the Wild Things Are meets horns! An all new one- of- a kind original story definitely.very artsy and very well written as Radcliffe hold's down the story as he( pretends to be a dead person). Me and the wife thought it was weird at first, and our hearts opened up to this film ! really cool -not for children but the family will enjoy!

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