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Blood Diamond (2 Disc Special Edition) [2006] [DVD]

Leonardo DiCaprio , Jennifer Connelly , Edward Zwick    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
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Product details

  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen, Arnold Vosloo
  • Directors: Edward Zwick
  • Format: PAL, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English, Italian
  • Subtitles: English, Arabic, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Jun 2007
  • Run Time: 137 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (171 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000R342RW
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 39,069 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Leonardo DiCaprio puts a handsome face on an ugly industry: In parts of Africa, diamond mining fuels civil warfare, killing thousands of innocents and drafting preteen children as vicious soldiers. DiCaprio (The Departed) plays Danny Archer, a white African soldier-turned-diamond-smuggler who gets wind of a large raw jewel found by Solomon Vandy, a native fisherman (Djimon Hounsou, In America) recently escaped from enslavement by a brutal rebel leader. Archer offers a deal: He'll help Vandy find his war-scattered family if Vandy will share the diamond with him. Drawn into this web of exploitation is journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connelly, Little Children), who agrees to help if Archer will tell her the details of how conflict diamonds make their way into the hands of the corporations who sell them to the Western world. DiCaprio is compelling because he never flinches from Archer's utter ruthlessness; Archer ends up doing the morally justifiable thing, but only because his desperate greed has led him to it. Hounsou and Connelly, though saddled with all the moral and political speeches, rise above the cant and keep the movie's treacherously formulaic plot rooted in human characters. But in the end, the story won't stick with you as much as the dead stillness in the child soldiers' eyes; the horror of African civil strife refuses to be contained by Blood Diamond's uplifting message--and the movie is all the more potent as a result. --Bret Fetzer

Product Description

Edward Zwick directs this tale of a prized diamond, the hands through which it passes and the inhumanity that results from man's greed. Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a former Zimbabwean mercenary now living in Sierra Leone during the '91-'00 civil war. Archer hears that an imprisoned Mende fisherman, Solomon Vandy (Djimon Honsou), has found and hid a large, pink diamond whilst doing forced labour in the mines the guerrillas are using to fund their war. Vandy has escaped the camp but his son is left behind. Archer has the wherewithal to help him make the perilous return to the camp, though his motives are less honourable than those of the frantic father. An American Journalist Maddy Bowen is sniffing for a story and forms an attachment to Archer, who looks like a story all of his own. She's soon embarked upon the journey with them - her contacts as useful as those of Archer in securing a path through the dangerous terrain of this lawless country. It soon becomes apparent that Archer is not the only one who's heard about this giant pink jewel and the trio is beset by those intent on having it at every turn. Can they reach Vandy's son before the rebels brainwash him and make him yet another boy soldier? Can Maddy convince Archer to do the right thing for the right reason? Is there a heart in Archer's chest?

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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid 29 Aug 2007
By L. Otto VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
As far as the film goes, it's great. The story is captivating, and the writing is excellent. And as much as it pains me to say, Leonardo di Caprio's acting is top notch! I'm not going to talk about the story, I'm going to review the HD experience you're getting:

Visual: Blood Diamond looks really, really good in HD. The landscape shots and action sequences are so crystal clear it makes you think you're a part of the action. I didn't expect the film to look as good as it does, and I recommend it highly. There is no visible grain, pictures are clear, sharp and the colours are well saturated. Definitely better than expected!

Audio: The uncompressed 5.1 surround is truly breathtaking! Sound is clear, deep and well equalised to deliver a near-cinema experience. There's no distortion, and the sound is well levelled throughout (so no theatrical sound needing you to turn it up and down constantly!)

Overall, I'm very happy with the way this turned out. It's a beautiful film that's written very well and looks incredible on blu-ray.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent. 13 Jan 2009
By tallpete33 TOP 100 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
This is a meaty and compelling film set in the heat and conflict of war-torn Sierra Leone at the turn of the last century. Africa's problems are graphically displayed here - where there's a commodity, be it gold, cobalt, copper or in this case, diamonds there is bloodshed. The diamond trail leads from the slave gangs of the brutal Revolutionary United Front to the vaults of respectable diamond dealers of London who stockpile the excess gems in order to maintain artificially high prices. These dealers are careful not to be seen buying "blood diamonds" or "conflict stones" from the Sierra Leone but do so from the neighbouring Liberia into which they are smuggled.

The story centres on Solomon Vandy (Djimon Hounsou) a fisherman whose village is raided by the RUF. Many are killed and families dispersed in the panic. Solomon's own son is given an AK47 as big as himself and brainwashed into becoming a boy soldier while his wife and other children fortunately make their way to a refugee camp. Forced to work in the diamond mines, he discovers a huge gem, which he manages to conceal during a shoot-out with government forces.

A rock of that size does not stay secret for long and he soon finds himself thrown together with "Rhodesian" mercenary cum diamond smuggler Danny Archer (DiCaprio) and American journalist Maddy Bowen (Jennifer Connolly), each with very different agendas (escape money, a story) and methods. They have to fight for their lives, his family and the diamond in an epic story that is both moving and brutal. The backdrop of Africa is spectacular but the soil is red, locals say from the rivers of blood that flow through the country.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great film 27 Sep 2010
Format:DVD
Its the first time I've warmed to leonardo. I couldn't understand what all the fuss about him was. He was just a baby faced actor who got lucky by being cast in Titanic. My opinion didn't change through a succession of films until this, I thought he was damn good.
This was a replacement copy of the film because mine went missing.It must be a testament to how good I thought this was because this was the first 'lost' film I've actually replaced and yes, I did enjoy it the second time around.
It's a good story about an awful time and tried hard to bring the message across that the 'blood' diamonds promote the wars and atrocities in Africa. I think it succeded in this.
The acting was fist rate, the locations beautiful, though at times uncomfortable to watch. As the old man said in the burnt out village 'Thank god they didn't find oil.'
We all know that the war would have still been going on, now another arena for the USA/BRIT ALLIANCE if they had.
All in all a thoroughly good film which gets you thinking.5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars MUST VIEW FILM!!! 28 Feb 2008
Format:Blu-ray
Well, I never write reviews, as you'll see from my non-technical approach. However...I feel compelled to write as this film is truely fantastic. Not just because Leo puts in a spotless performance of a flawed, heard hearted smuggler with a soft centre, or that his South African accent is really on the money - its just filmed fantastically with believable characters, fantactic sound and a story line that is complete. Check out the back drop too!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Blood Diamond [Blu-ray] [2006] 4 Feb 2008
Format:Blu-ray
This film is 1 of the 3 blu ray i got at the moment and so far is the best. The story is awesome also to watch it on 40ich HD tv is like ur own cinema. The HD quality is great, definately worth buying
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
A stunning performance, not only by Leonardo DiCaprio, but all the cast. Brings to light the bloody diamond trade in Africa - "TIA" This Is Africa!! Buy your diamonds 2nd hand after this and sleep easy at night. Well worth watching and leads to discussion after.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Performances give "Diamond" its luster 27 Jun 2007
Format:DVD
A rare and sizable diamond is found by a worker in a warlord's diamond mine. This adds even more turbulence to an already volatile situation as different forces attempt to seize the 'blood diamond.'

In a certain sense I found this film to comparable to 'Babel' - it tells s story that reveals an uncomfortable truth about our world, but remains grounded and personal with its perspective. Focusing of a few principle characters - with each actor/actress giving a solid performance - the film gives a really up-close look at a world fueled by greed and filled with violence. There is something rotten in the states of Africa and the 'blood diamond' of the title is practically a classic McGuffin - totally incidental to what is going on. But if people can get so worked up over just one diamond it gives you an idea about why the situation there is what it is - and just how expensive diamonds really are.

Leonrado DiCaprio done an excellent job in his role-no exaggeration. He excels as the aggressive and also at times sensitive smuggler. 2006 has been exceptional year for him with two powerhouse roles - the other being "The Departed" - and his career should be highly respected for that. Djimon Honsou is one of my favorite actors, so, naturally, I liked his work in this. But it isn't that I simply "liked" his work in this--he gave THE best performance in the movie. He handles the role of Solomon Vandy as if he IS Solomon- a truly moving character. I think this is Jennifer Connelly's second best performance in her career (the first being Requiem For A Dream). She plays Matty Bowen, journalist for Vital Affairs magazine. She shows how great an actress she can actually be, but it will never top her Requiem acting.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars awsome movie
Amazing movie, This is truly a tear jerker. Great acting from leo once again. Its full of action from start to finish.
Published 4 days ago by Julianne Mclaughlan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
Brilliant, no faults here, worth the low price and would definitely recommend especially for all those DiCaprio fans out there
Published 8 days ago by Joe
5.0 out of 5 stars blood diamond
One of my favourite films too, tho I saw it for the first time at the WE.

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Leo DiCaprio and Jennifer Connelly team-up as an unscrupulous Rhodesian ex-military gunrunner Danny Archer, and intrepid journalist Maddy Bowen, attempting to locate a massive... Read more
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4.0 out of 5 stars Blood Diamond DVD
Another film i have not yet got around to watching but am sure i will enjoy, my son has seen this film and recommended it. Read more
Published 1 month ago by punk
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT FILM
The film is very good and true to life.
I would highly recommend this as the acting is true to life.
Published 2 months ago by carol wise
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product
I was completely happy and satisfied with the product. The product is everything I imagined and I was pleased with the price and packaging.
Published 2 months ago by Sarah Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars A must watch for all of us who have bought a diamond at one time or...
A brilliantly acted , directed and cast film about the atrocious conditions endured during the collection of diamonds in Sierra Leone towards the end of the last century and the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by David H J Ashdown
4.0 out of 5 stars great
Like all blu-rays when compared to watching the DVD version or an old video one watching this film is a clearer, more detailed experience and in many cases it's like looking at the... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr Colin Taft
4.0 out of 5 stars Quite entertaining
It's a really good film but Leonardo Di Caprio's character slows the film down a lot. There is a lot of action and it is terrible the way the people are treated over there, but... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Marianna
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