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Buried [DVD]

Ryan Reynolds    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Ryan Reynolds
  • Format: DVD-Video, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Icon Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 14 Feb 2011
  • Run Time: 95 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004919RHI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,161 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Rodrigo Cortes directs this claustrophobic suspense thriller. Ryan Reynolds stars as Paul Conroy, an American driver contracted to deliver supplies to soldiers in Iraq. After an attack by an Iraqi resistance group, Paul wakes to find himself buried alive inside a coffin with only his mobile phone and a cigarette lighter. With only 90 minutes' worth of oxygen between him and certain death, Paul's worst enemies become intermittent reception and a rapidly draining battery as he engages in a desperate and tightly-confined battle for survival.

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Buried [DVD]

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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A claustrophobia-inducing thriller 18 Jan 2011
By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
Buried features Ryan Reynolds (The Nines) as Paul Conroy, a man who wakes up in coffin with little idea how he got there other than a vague recollection of his supply convoy being attacked by insurgents. Buried in the desert with no way out, he resorts to the contents of his pockets for a life line and chance of escape.

Buried is an excellent concept, faced with the option of certain death, how far would you go to get out? Ryan Reynolds plays the role fantastically as he goes through the full range of emotions, from the initial terror, rage at being put on hold whilst in a life or death situation or even the joyful release when he finally gets in touch with his wife. He should be commended for carrying this entire film on his shoulders and making it a plausible and dramatic experience to boot, really inspiring empathy for his character.

Whilst one might find it strange to praise the cinematic direction of a film shot entirely inside of a coffin; the limited space and claustrophobic environ is used to absolute perfection. The film has marked themes signified by the colour of the light inside the coffin changing, moving from the yellow of a lighter flame to the screen-glow blue of the blackberry to the green of the glowsticks and finally the red of the signal-filter on a flashlight. Each motif is fitting with the pacing of the scene and resultantly I felt that Rodrigo Cortés' direction was truly impeccable.

Extra content: There is a making of featurette called "Unearthing Buried" which was pretty entertaining seeing how they managed the swooping shots inside of the coffin over the actor.
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
If you're even vaguely claustrophobic, you will experience one of the most relentless and nerve shredding 95 minutes of your life. Even worse for me was the frustration, panic and anger with the people Paul deals with on the phone; this movie is not only incredibly intense, but has a resounding political message on how different departments and institutions deal with situations like these.

The directing and writing is absolutely excellent, which is two of the main aspects which make this film a success; I've been a Ryan Reynolds fan for a few years, and I've watched and loved him in various comic and romantic movies, but this really proves what a fantastic actor he is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Stephen Kennedy TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
A bold move, making a movie set entirely inside a coffin.. full of innovative ideas to keep the action as fresh as possible, with an involving performance from Ryan Reynolds.. however, all that effort just doesn't quite get over the fact that this is a movie - set in a box.
We open the movie with Ryan Reynolds waking up in the titular state, and becoming aware of his surroundings. As he calls on his phone for help and tries to contact his family, we learn how it happened, and Reynolds convincingly portrays the different stages of emotion one might expect to feel under such circumstances. A multitude of camera angles, a surprising variety of lighting and varying tones as his conversations switch from his potential rescuer to his family to the perpetrator, do their best to keep involvement at its peak. In the end though, it ultimately seems a somewhat shallow affair - it is clever and intelligent enough to be thought provoking, but the premise limited enough that the thoughts provoked don't go far.
Plaudits to all concerned, not least Reynolds for holding his own throughout the movie, and to the imagination of cinematographer and director - I love to see movies that experiment like this being made.. but it doesn't stop me finding in the end that this particular experiment didn't quite cut it. (4/10)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Buried - Under Ground. 18 Nov 2012
Format:DVD
If you don't like a film that is set in the one scene this won't be for you.

As I've said in some of my previous film reviews despite being only one and a half hours long it feels a lot longer for the majority of the film. As is often the case in a lot of films, the last fifteen to twenty minutes are really good and I won't spoil it for you but I quite liked the ending.

I can imagine some people out there not liking the movie, but for me it was a worthy watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Dark Burial. 22 Jun 2012
Format:Blu-ray
I very much enjoyed this film. However ALL the 'action' taked place inside a coffin and so I'd advise NOT to buy this one IF you're looking for a film to demonstrate blu-ray, visually. It's realistic so as you can immagine the lighting throughout the film is very low even absent, briefly, at times. For this reason I suspect that you'd not notice much diference viewing it on dvd, either. Don't get me wrong: it's as it should be but as stated don't buy if you're looking for a demonstration of blu-ray.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not for taphophobics! 25 May 2012
By J & K
Format:DVD
Do you remember that scene in Kill Bill where Uma Thurman gets buried alive? This film takes that idea and - amazingly - manages to stretch it to a feature length movie. It sounds impossible but is actually very clever, endlessly inventive and uses some amazing photographic tricks and turns to make a coffin a claustrophobic but `big' setting. It's incredibly tense and exciting and Ryan Reynolds puts in an amazing performance. There's also has the funniest put down to an annoying telephone operator since Bruce Willis told 911 emergency services he wasn't ordering a pizza. Recommend - but not for taphophobics!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gripping Film
This was a gripping film. My wife loved it. however if you suffer from confined spaces like me it is hard to watch
Published 1 month ago by DAVID LLOYD
1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing!
After reading various reviews on this, I was so looking forward to seeing it. However, I became so bored that I gave up long before the end. One big yawn!
Published 1 month ago by Lucinda Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars Buried
I held off watching this movie for several months because I felt like it was going to freak me out. I watched it recently, and it was so intense, so gripping, at times I felt... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Natalie
5.0 out of 5 stars Suspense Film
Suspense filled movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat all the way through and with a twist at the end.
Published 3 months ago by Meerkat 1
5.0 out of 5 stars christmas present
good film and proved a great purchase it is not everyone film but if you wish to be on the edge then purchase this
Published 3 months ago by D. J. Clarke
5.0 out of 5 stars One word. Amazing!
I saw this for the first time on LOVEFiLM about 2 years ago. I didn't expect it to be as amazing as it is. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Reviewer
2.0 out of 5 stars almost good
I love films where there are a minimal amount of characters, and the action is set in pretty much one location (for example the breakfast club)

I also liked 127... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Mr. I. Ahmad
1.0 out of 5 stars Bury this film
This is definitely the worst movie I have seen and must hold the Guinness book of records for the lowest budget film ever. Read more
Published 9 months ago by I.RK
5.0 out of 5 stars deeply unsettling
I watched this film last night, in a darkened room, alone. It is probably one of the most unsettling and thought-provoking films I have ever seen. Read more
Published 10 months ago by salopian
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
Ryan Reynolds leads a one man cast! Great acting and plot. Even the viewer starts to feel enclosed after a while.
Published 13 months ago by faerievampyr
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