The Hunt for Red October [Blu-ray] [1990]

  • SKU: 8905884
  • Release Date: 07/29/2008
  • Rating: PG
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    Overview

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (142 out of 143)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by director John McTiernan
    • Beneath the Surface: Cast & crew interviews
    • Theatrical trailer HD

    Synopsis


    The Hunt for Red October
    The first of several films based on Tom Clancy's "Jack Ryan" technothrillers, Hunt for Red October stars Alec Baldwin as eccentric CIA analyst Ryan and Sean Connery as Soviet submarine commander Marko Ramius. Ramius sets the plot in motion when he murders his political adviser, burns his orders, and steers his sub Red October towards American waters, hoping to defect. The CIA, aware that the Red October was about to embark on an evasive mission to demonstrate its ability to avoid detection and fire its nuclear missiles upon U.S. installations, believes that Ramius is insane, and that he plans to start World War III. To cover their own behinds, the Russians back up the CIA's suspicion. Only Jack Ryan believes that Ramius' mission is not as apocalyptic as it seems -- and it is Ryan who is assigned to infiltrate the Red October to prove his theory. The sort of film that in an earlier era would have been called a "thinking man's thriller," The Hunt for Red October ushered in a new series of Hollywood-produced post-Cold War adventure films, including 1995's Crimson Tide. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Sean Connery
      Sean Connery - Capt. Marko Ramius
    • Alec Baldwin
      Alec Baldwin - Jack Ryan
    • Scott Glenn
      Scott Glenn - Capt. Bart Mancuso
    • James Earl Jones
      James Earl Jones - Admiral James Greer
    • Sam Neill
      Sam Neill - Capt. Vasily Borodin



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Upgrade to this Blu-ray Version

      Posted
      HavaCow
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      If you are a fan of this movie, and own the DVD version released in 1999, this Blu-ray version will provide significant improvement to the picture quality. The DVD version is letterboxed which reduces the image to fill only 60 percent of the screen height. The DVD picture also shows distracting picture noise. The Blu-ray version removes the noise, and provides a more detailed picture, along with filling the screen horizontally. The screen ratio is slightly wider also, which shows more picture information on the sides of the screen not visible on the DVD. Unfortunately, this is a buy-it-again double dip worth owning.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Shockingly Well Done

      Posted
      cat9090

      After reading the book I thought it was one of the tightest written books I had ever seen. The focus was so clear and every action by everyone in the film was to complete or destroy the plan. When I finished the book I though "This was great, but too bad it could never be a movie since it is all underwater>" How wrong I was and the movie is every bit as good as the book. Sean Connery at his best and Alex Baldwin is great as an actor before he became a jerk. You feel this movie and you suffer with the characters, even the "bad guys". Superbly cast and hard to find fault with anything. Too bad this author got sidetracked and stopped writing such great fiction.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Clancy

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      clancyfan
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      This 1990 film still holds up after all these years. Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin and Scott Glen play their roles well. James Earl Jones and Tim Curry are also notable in their smaller parts. The movie stays pretty true to the book. Certainly worth the bargain price I paid @ Best Buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A great day, comrades! We sail into history

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      Preston
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      Film: 5 out of 5 stars An all time submarine classic with so many quotable lines. Film transfer and PQ: 4.5 stars Good transfer, some minor visual flaws that aren't distracting at all. Audio quality: 5 No complaints at all on the immersive TrueHD soundtrack. Bonus features: 4 The audio commentary track is great and worth a listen. Featurettes are in SD but entertaining.

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Classic Tom Clancy

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      Mobius440
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      This adaptation of Clancy's novel red October is faithful. The only weak point is the performance of Alec Baldwin who does not carry his character's role to the level of Sean Connery or even Sam Neil. In fact every actor out performs Baldwin in this film. If you can excuse this, the film is engaging.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Awesome Deep Sea Action/Chase Movie

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      blaaarg
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      Directed by John McTiernan ("Die Hard"), starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin (and many other familiar faces), and featuring great characters set against the backdrop of a cross-Atlantic nuclear submarine chase between the USA and USSR, this is one of the best action movies of the 1980s/1990s (it was released in 1990).

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      lkelly42
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      This movie is an instant classic in my book. It is a book to movie film by the author Tom Clancy. With a star studded cast and Cutting edge CGI for the time I dont see how anybody who is even slightly into the topic at hand wouldnt like this title and want to make it a part of their collection.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good Fun Suspene.

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      AZAVAudiophile
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      Good Fun Suspene. For an Oldie, this movie still keeps my interest. Saw it in Theatres years ago and still love it today. It never gets old. Sean and Neil made this movie feel very real...

      I would recommend this to a friend



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