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The Way Back/Day of the Falocon [2 Discs] [Blu-ray]

  • SKU: 6620112
  • Release Date: 04/14/2015
  • Rating: R
Two incredible stories of desert survival packed into one disc. The Way Back is based on the amazing true story of Siberian gulag prisoner Janusz (Jim Sturgess) and his daring escape walking over 4,000 miles of desert and snow-capped mountains to freedom in India. Day of the Falcon dramatizes the early days of the Arab oil industry as two rival sultans (Antonio Banderas and Mark Strong) come to terms with the vast river of "black gold" that runs beneath the neutral zone between their kingdoms.
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 15)

    Synopsis


    The Way Back
    A small band of multicultural convicts stages a daring escape from a World War II-era Siberian gulag, and embarks on a treacherous journey across five countries in a desperate race for freedom and survival. Adapted from author Slavomir Rawicz's gripping memoir The Long Walk: The True Story of a Trek to Freedom, writer/director Peter Weir's sweeping POW drama stars Jim Sturgess, Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, and Saoirse Ronan. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Day of the Falcon
    The long-running feud between an emir and a sultan reignites following a surprising discovery about the strip of land that has been the source of so much contention in this drama from acclaimed director Jean-Jacques Annaud (The Name of the Rose, Seven Years in Tibet). Nesib (Antonio Banderas), emir of Hobeika, and Amar (Mark Strong), sultan of Salmaah, both claim ownership of the Yellow Belt, a vast area of land that separates the two men. Eventually, Nesib and Amar strike an agreement that seems to satisfy them both: In exchange for Nesib adopting Amar's sons Saleeh and Auda, the Yellow Belt will remain a no-man's-land. Years later, Saleeh has grown into a fierce warrior and dreams of reuniting with his father, while Auda remains content to spend his days reading and soaking up knowledge. Tensions begin to simmer between the two adversaries once again, however, when a Texas oil prospector reveals to Nesib that the Yellow Belt is brimming with black gold, and that selling it could mean untold riches. As Nesib grows obsessed with the idea of attaining unlimited wealth and power, the ultimate confrontation draws near. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Jim Sturgess
      Jim Sturgess - Janusz
    • Colin Farrell
      Colin Farrell - Valka
    • Ed Harris
      Ed Harris - Mr. Smith
    • Saoirse Ronan
      Saoirse Ronan - Irena



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 15 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The Way Back

      Posted
      filmbuddy
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      I only watched The Way Back so I can't comment on the other film. Directed by Peter Weir, the man who made Fearless, The Truman Show, Witness, Gallipoli, Dead Poets Society, Master and Commander. He knows how to make a good drama and this one is no different (quality wise). Frankly anything he makes is worth watching once, especially when you have Ed Harris as one of the actors. Video and audio quality are great. One real special feature which is basically a making of.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      2 Great Movies Based on Books!

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      Corby76
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      2 Great Epics together as a set for a great price...what could be better...having two movies by two great directors! Just review the cast members for both movies and you should be hooked if you are lover of a good movies!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Bang for the Buck

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      BMo07
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      Neither of these movies received much publicity, but both are certainly worth a watch. The Way Back is the better of the two. If it has Ed Harris in it, it's a safe bet that it's a good movie.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good Double-Feature

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      CalebAndCo
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      The Way Back is a very good picture with strong performances and a gripping story. 4*/5 Day of the Falcon is not as strong, but still well worth watching. 3.5*/5

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Both movies are excellent.

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      Mousse
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      The way back is about courage and the will to survive no mater what. The falcon is about families in the Middle East dealing with love and oil.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      Steaman
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      Both movies were quite interesting, I don't recall seeing them at the movies and sometimes those are the best.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      good price for two movies

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      Bob1
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      The Way Back in my opinion was far and above the better movie. The Day of The Falcon was entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Wonderful double pack of adventure

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      Positivenote
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      A double packed feature of daring and adventure sure to thrill an audience. Wonderfully done.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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