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Captain Phillips [Blu-ray] [2013] [Region Free]

Tom Hanks , Catherine Keener , Paul Greengrass    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (607 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini
  • Directors: Paul Greengrass
  • Format: Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Hindi, Finnish, Swedish, Italian, Norwegian, English, Danish, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Italian, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 10 Feb 2014
  • Run Time: 134 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (607 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B009VI6A9C
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 272 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Captain Phillips is a multi-layered examination of the 2009 hijacking of the U.S. container ship Maersk Alabama by a crew of Somali pirates. Based on a true story, the film focuses on the Alabama’s commanding officer, Captain Richard Phillips (two-time Academy Award®-winner Tom Hanks, Best Actor, 1993, Philadelphia; Best Actor, 1994, Forrest Gump), and the Somali pirate captain, Muse (Barkhad Abdi), who takes him hostage. The two men are set on an unstoppable collision course when Muse and his crew target Phillips’ unarmed ship; in the ensuing standoff, both men will find themselves at the mercy of forces beyond their control.

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Tom Hanks stars in this drama directed by Paul Greengrass based on the real life hijacking of a US cargo ship by Somali pirates. The Maersk Alabama became the first US cargo ship to be hijacked in 200 years when heavily armed Somalis boarded the vessel on the 8th of April 2009. As commander of the ship, Captain Richard Phillips (Hanks) inevitably found himself at the heart of events. Held hostage by the pirates under the command of Muse (Barkhad Abdi), Phillips attempts to protect both his crew and ship to the best of his ability. However, as the drama plays out and Phillips spends more time in the company of his Somali captors, he gradually comes to realise that they have a story, too. Far from the greedy, heartless thugs of pirate lore, the Somalis may well represent the forces of globalisation as surely as the Maersk Alabama - the underside. With the stakes high, the crisis intensifies and someone will have to pay the price...
 


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid and enjoyable movie. 8 April 2014
By Glen
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
Very good. You can really feel the tension and desperation as the pirates get more and more desperate and are capable of anything.
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78 of 86 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly convincing and gripping. Brilliant 24 Jan 2014
Format:DVD
It is not often that I am gripped and on the edge of my seat with the content of a film but this proved that some films can still do this for me. As a son of an engineering officer I spent many times aboard ship, container ships particularly. This film showed the sheer realism of life aboard ship and the dangers, and for once we have a film set on board a ship that shows this realism correctly. The suspense will have you on the edge of your seat throughout the film, building gently and ultimately to a thrilling crescendo. The ending is handled skillfuly and the mixture of raw emotions is heartrending.
Tom Hanks proves yet again what a wonderful character actor he is.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommend 26 April 2014
By MrsS
Format:DVD
This movie doesn't disappoint, Tom Hanks is amazing, excellent supporting cast in the way of Bharkhad Abdi and the other Somali's and the wider cast in general. It was tense, from the start, believable and incredibly moving too. Excellent production too.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense Story 14 Feb 2014
By peter66
Format:Blu-ray
This movies really gets going after 20 minutes and then, hold on, the tension builds and lasts till the end credits. Fantastic film, strong story, wonderful acting from all.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tom Hanks Brilliant, yet again 26 April 2014
Format:DVD
We weren't sure what to expect with this film, but it was absolutely gripping from start to finish. Hank's performance was brilliant as the Captain, as were the rest of the cast in their roles. Even my 13 year old son enjoyed it. Definitely worth watching.
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44 of 51 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A true story that is believable. 8 Jan 2014
Format:Blu-ray
Tom Hanks gives an excellent performance as the captain of a container boat who has to go through the famous area off the coast of Somalia riddled with pirates.
This is an incredible ride of a film from the pirates managing to get on board to them capturing the Captain and trying to escape.
The actors are extremely believable and deserve the plaudits for their parts in this film. The story does not appear 'hollywoodised' in that everything isnt blown out of all realms of plausibility and flows along in a manner that keeps you on the edge of the seat wondering how everything is going to unfold.
As an aside, it was nice to see a small part from the Somalians point of view and does not attempt to demonise them.

Finally a film that isn't a rehash/remake as so many seem to be recently.
Kudos to all involved. Highly recommended.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Captain Phillips 10 Feb 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
So glad I pre-ordered this DVD. I watched it at the cinema when it came out and wasn't really that interested before it started, I just went because my boyfriend wanted to go. But once the film I had started I was hooked. the tension is fabulous throughout, your heart is constantly pounding in fright for the captain and his crew. The story is amazing and very accurate (when compared to captain Phillip's book about the incident) and Tom Hank's performance is just unbeatable. No one could have done it better. Please buy this film, you will not regret it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars another good tom hanks film 26 Mar 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
even if it had not been done on reality it would have been a good film tom plays a very good part scary to think that it actually happend very well done
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