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Bottle Shock (2008) [import]

Alan Rickman , Chris Pine , Randall Miller    Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Alan Rickman, Chris Pine, Bill Pullman, Eliza Dushku, Rachael Taylor
  • Directors: Randall Miller
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen, Dolby, Blu-ray
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009QN76AE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 102,532 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


Import from The Netherlands, with English soundtrack. SUMMARY: The story of the early days of California wine making featuring the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as "Judgment of Paris".

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deserves more attention 3 Aug 2009
Bottle Shock is based on the true story of Steven Spurrier a wineshop owner who in 1976 single handedly brought Californian wines to the world, it may sound quite boring and I nearly didnt rent it but I'm so pleased I did. And although it's been compared to 'Sideways' it stands up on it's own.

Alan Rickman plays a snobbish wine expert quite ignorent to any other wines except from the French. He travels to California to discover that quitely the Americans have been producing very good wine unnoticed for years. He therefore moves from vineyard to vineyard tasting wine, meeting great people and taking bottles to be entered in his wine competition in which world known (French) wine experts judge.

It is a very upbeat kinda feel good film shot on location with breathtaking scenery of the Napa valley in CA. It's funny, heart warming and an all round great film that deserves to be more widely recognised, with a great cast including Chris Pine, Dennis Farina and a good performance from Bill Pullman playing the man struggling to follow a dream, and not forgetting the great Alan Rickman who is brilliant as always.

I would say get this even on a whim because I'm NEVER usually into these sort of films, I was left very very suprised. See for yourself.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vintage entertainment 10 Feb 2010
By Nick D.
This movie has been compared to 'Sideways', but it is not trying to cash in on Sideway's success. Rather it tells the true story of how Californian wines came to be among the world's very finest. So 'Bottleshock' is a story about the wine industry and real people rather than wine industry being used to tell a story about fictional people. All the characters in the story are real, the events pretty well match up to what actually happened. I found it charming and moving with some excellent observations about the French, the English and the French, which made it amusing. Alan Rickman is always good value. Chris Pine made this movie before hitting the big time in Star Trek, and his talent shines through. Dennis Farina and Bill Pullman are two other cast members who bring their characters to life. Not a classic movie, like say Amadeus or Chariots of Fire, but simple tale well told. Thoroughly enjoyed it as a good night in video.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Bottleshock - worth viewing 29 Oct 2010
After a history of dominating the wine business France received a shock when the much berated wine of California beat their revered wine in a blind testing set up by an english wine seller based in France. Alan Rickman plays the snobby wine seller who changed the world of wine forever. Funny and entertaining, watch this with a glass of wine and your feet up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars this blu ray plays in US disc players 1 Jun 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
just in case it helps, I have a Sony S3100 blu ray player, an this disc plays perfectly. it should work in most players
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Little Gem of a Film 1 May 2010
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Not a very well known about film but really worth a watch, particularly if you enjoy your wine!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable 17 Mar 2010
Reminded me of the ambience that Ridley Scott created with A Good Year A Good Year [DVD] [2006] and I would think if you enjoyed that then you would enjoy this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Touché 11 Mar 2011
By Lorna
Alan Rickman's portrayal of the English wine merchant from Paris trying to find alternative wines to those produced in France is very funny, but not in the obvious way. Sit back with a good glass of wine and enjoy.
A wonderful film based on a true story.Bottle Shock [DVD] [2008]
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 15 July 2014
For someoen in the wien industgry like me it's a must watch!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
a very interesting and informative film..also very enjoyable!
Published 2 days ago by macboyd
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good historical perpective and well acted
Published 6 days ago by Roger Ollerenshaw
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant!
A great cast and an interesting story in the wine history of the world. I would definitely recommend this film
Published 2 months ago by Emma R
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Rickman and Pine. Actually quite a good combination. And it is historically important for wine lovers. How good it tastes is what matters.
Published 2 months ago by Living in NRW
5.0 out of 5 stars great film
I have seen this film before and really wanted the DVD, really enjoy watching this film and it is a DVD that I know I can watch over and over again.
Published 4 months ago by lynda walker
5.0 out of 5 stars bottle shock
It is a very good film full of humour drama and very good acting and i would recommend this film to all lovers of Alan Rickman
Published 8 months ago by R. G. Pask
3.0 out of 5 stars bottle shock
ok for a rainy or lazy evening. not brilliant but a nice little time passer.
ps. buy a bottle of wine to watch, after all that wine on display you will
want one
Published 9 months ago by phillip doyle
3.0 out of 5 stars More of the wine story less of the love story
I had thought there would be more of the wine story. The love triangle, which, from the extras on the DVD, was entirely fictitious anyway, got in the way.
Published 9 months ago by H. Slinn
4.0 out of 5 stars Good yarn, well told
Good story (based on a true one), central character just on the right side of overplayed (perfect for the tone of the film) by Alan Rickman, the boxing matches between dad and son... Read more
Published 10 months ago by KeepItReal
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad
Alan Rickman is always great to watch and the story was interesting...but nothing fascinating here...a bit boring at times too.
Published 11 months ago by Isabelle PASCHETTA
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