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The Wave [Blu-ray] [2015]

  • SKU: 5149200
  • Release Date: 06/21/2016
  • Rating: R
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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    92% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (55 out of 60)

    Special Features


    • Behind the Scenes of The Wave
    • Interview with Director Roar Uthang
    • The Wave Effects Featurettes
    • Theatrical Trailer

    Synopsis


    The Wave
    In this thriller directed by Roar Uthaug, a geologist races to save a Norwegian tourist town from a catastrophic tsunami caused by a mountain collapse. After finding himself in the midst of a natural disaster, Kristian (Kristoffer Joner) searches for his family while trying to protect the area's residents. ~ Daniel Gelb, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kristoffer Joner
      Kristoffer Joner - Kristian
    • Thomas Bo Larsen
      Thomas Bo Larsen - Phillip
    • Ane Dahl Torp
      Ane Dahl Torp - Idun
    • Fridtjov Saheim
      Fridtjov Saheim - Arvid Øvrebø
    • Jonas Hoff Oftebro
      Jonas Hoff Oftebro - Sondre



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

    92%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A solid disaster film, worth a blind-buy.

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      armchairquarterbac
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      This was a solid disaster film in every way, with surprisingly good special effects for something not made in Hollywood. We watched the Asian film Tidal Wave not long ago. It was fun, with very commendable effects too, but excessively unrealistic in far too many ways. It was still enjoyable, but a lot of Tidal Wave was so goofy we wondered if the film was actually a comedy, rather than a disaster epic. The Wave is pure disaster fiction, based on something that supposedly did, and one day may again, happen. Action junkies who get bored all too easily with any semblance of character development - you know the type, who apparently doesn't think deeply enough to get that it's the emotional connection to characters that heightens our sense of suspense - might get restless in the beginning, despite the gorgeous locale. But the filmmakers drive this one home without any overt silliness or burdening the viewer with the need to unreasonably suspend disbelief. I'm still wondering what happened to the cruise ship from the movies theatrical poster (no ship that size in this film). But, aside from a rather trite resuscitation scene (spoiler: you know where they try to revive someone, give up and then someone frantically starts at it again before the person finally come to - seen that way WAY too many times already for it to be effective), there's little to criticize from my perspective. The BD includes the original Norwegian language track with optional English subtitles. It also comes with a very nice lenticular slipcover for those who pick it up before the first pressing sells out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I'm not in town taken out by way as it was befor

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      jedibill
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      this is a very interesting movie you know it is not in the basement subtitled sometimes these things very interesting memories indeed to see because you get a totally different's perspective on the advance. Menu word in English the actors reform not American so many different acting style than what you used to it is extremely interesting story. It is almost like that that story of the boy who cried Wolf the times and the people didn't believe him until it's too late and there's no time to get out of the valley and survive which Very few you survive. do you survive. But don't let me know where the story for you near by it and watch it I think you will be enjoying it as much as I do. I would love to see somebody else's review this movie to see what they think, a lot of people do not like to watch movies another language they can't understand it and they don't like reading subtitles well I think this is going to read during his suit brought a lot of the other parts have to do sometimes too. It is not all pictures are released in their languages a lot of them are released in English subtitles, I know I've been into some of these countries and see movies released only in subtitles thank you again bill

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      What Disaster Films Should Be Like

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      Seethescenery
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      Based on a true story, this film has everything you want in any film: heart, action, great acting, and beautiful moving pictures (I mean, great cinematography). This film cares more about character development than it does about straight action for the entire duration of the film (Take note, Roland Emmerich!!!). You can't take your eyes off the film! I recommend watching it in its native language with subtitles versus the dubbed version.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

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      enzso
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      Excellent film which I just had the chance to see at a local theater (foreign film night). The characters are developed and not the 2-dimensional fodder one normally expects in disaster movies. The camera work is extremely impressive. Best of all - from the view of a science nerd such as myself - the science aspects are nearly all spot-on (don't let the poor choice of cover photo as shown here fool you... the tsunami looks like a tsunami should).

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      THE WAVE

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      JOHNNYANGEL2010
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      The Wave was Norway's official submission to the 2016 Oscars for Best Foreign Language Film, but it failed to make the final cut, and it's not hard to see why, given the Academy's well-known preference for high-toned drama. Urthaug's film is classic popcorn fare, and it has no other aspiration than to entertain, which it does well, reinventing and invigorating familiar elements for a new environment. Highly recommended.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      movie worth viewing

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      CMB2304
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      this is a Norwegian movie. it is dubbed. one or two voices do not seem correct but other than that its a very good movie. it is more story driven than special effects. without a good story does not matter the effects its not a good movie. the movie is well acted and filmed. the effects are also very good. they are not over done like a lot of hollywood movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie with understanding of the geology.

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      Geotype
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      On of the few movies that presents an understanding of ''slickensides" in a fault plane and utilizes the concept to explain the landslide that acts to generate a tsunami wave that is the central theme of the movie and what happens in a fjord bounded in this fashion in such a confined spacial situation which is the rest of the movie.

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A Nightmare Come True

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      Besty
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      This Norwegian film , although not as well known in the U S is worth a very good look. The story plot is not unrealistic and actually based on real possible world scenarios. Part of a cracked mountain falls into the ocean , creating a giant Tsunami. Special effects excellent. It has a Norwegian and English language track.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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