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The Proposition [DVD] [2005]

  • SKU: 7901229
  • Release Date: 09/19/2006
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (10 out of 11)

    Special Features


    • Director and writer commentary
    • 5 behind-the-scenes featurettes
    • Scene selections
    • 5.1 Dolby Digital Surround Sound
    • Previews
    • Photo gallery
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    The Proposition
    An outlaw is goaded into taking on justice at its most brutal in this hard-edged Western set in rural Australia in the 1880s. Charlie Burns (Guy Pearce) is a criminal living in the outback. He and his two brothers, Arthur (Danny Huston) and Mikey (Richard Wilson), are on the run from the law for rape and murder. Arthur is a violent and dangerous sociopath with a much longer rap sheet than his siblings and a reputation for hiding out in villages so lawless the police are afraid to visit them, while Mikey is a much younger and more impressionable chap. The authorities capture Charlie and Mikey after a bloody shootout, and the brothers are handed over to Capt. Stanley (Ray Winstone), a British lawman sent to Australia to help bring order to the colonies. Stanley proposes a deal to Charlie, explaining that it's Arthur he really wants, and that he's willing to spare the childlike and terrified Mikey if Charlie can find Arthur and murder him. Charlie, realizing that this is his only hope to save his simpleton younger brother (who is scheduled to be hanged on Christmas Day), agrees and sets out to find and execute his other brother, who he believes has gone too far into the world of crime. As Charlie scours the backwaters of Australia, he encounters Jellon Lamb (John Hurt), an educated yet thoroughly menacing bounty hunter. In time, Charlie finds his brother, but isn't certain if he can carry out his mission. Meanwhile, Stanley struggles to bring a European sense of civility to the rough and tumble land he now calls home, while his wife Martha (Emily Watson) becomes the focus of the lustful appetites of the men in town. The Proposition was written by rock star and novelist Nick Cave; he previously collaborated with director John Hillcoat on the film Ghosts... of the Civil Dead. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Guy Pearce
      Guy Pearce - Charlie Burns
    • Ray Winstone
      Ray Winstone - Captain Stanley
    • Emily Watson
      Emily Watson - Martha Stanley
    • Danny Huston
      Danny Huston - Arthur Burns
    • John Hurt
      John Hurt - Jellon Lamb



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      OUTSTANDING WESTERN

      Posted
      Jory

      This is such a beautifully dead western. The flies cling to every character and not a single head in the town is clean. Dust ridden like an old barn on a widow farm. This is brutal, stunning; the only life that glows is the sunset. A fascinating western with one of the best scores I've heard in recent years.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Overlooked Gem

      Posted
      DarkTower

      I am glad this has come to Blu-Ray. The cinematography was made for this format. Honestly, this is a great movie that somehow got overlooked by many. Good acting, good action, beautiful landscape and all in HD, what more can you ask for.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Western in the Clint Eastwood style

      Posted
      musicguy
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      As a Nick Cave fan I bought this and was not disappointed. Anyone who liked No Country for Old Men will like this movie. It has all the violence and suspense of the Man with No Name trilogy.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best "Western" ever

      Posted
      McMonkey
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      This film flew under the radar a few years back and has been a favorite of mine for some time. Was very happy to find a Blu-ray copy at such a great price! Thanks again Best Buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Phenomenal movie; decent Blu-ray

      Posted
      Moviegeek123
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      This brutal Western is one of the great films of the 2000s; the Blu-ray itself is just okay (some good features; decent A/V quality).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Modern Classic

      Posted
      Denman1972
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      An Australian western with an all star cast. Ray Winstone shines. Only a matter of time until he wins an Oscar

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Unusual, well-crafted western.

      Posted
      mrjohnnyb
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      A visually stunning film that depicts the brutality that existed in Australia in the 1880s.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie!

      Posted
      alexwill03
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      Great movie for a great price. The pictures looks really good as well.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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