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Sky Captain & The World of Tomorrow [DVD] [2004] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Gwyneth Paltrow , Jude Law , Kerry Conran    Parental Guidance   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Michael Gambon
  • Directors: Kerry Conran
  • Writers: Kerry Conran
  • Producers: Jude Law, Aurelio De Laurentiis, Bill Haber, Brooke Breton, Hester Hargett
  • Format: Collector's Edition, Colour, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, German, Tibetan
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: Paramount
  • DVD Release Date: 25 Jan 2005
  • Run Time: 106 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0006IIPIK
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 191,570 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



While setting a milestone in the progress of digital filmmaking, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow resurrects a nostalgic fantasy world derived from a wide variety of vintage inspirations. It's a dazzling dream for anyone who appreciates the look and feel of golden-age sci-fi pulp magazines, drawing its unique, all-digital design from such diverse sources as Howard Hawks adventures, Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Buck Rogers, Blackhawk comics, The Third Man, cliffhanger serials, and the action-packed Indiana Jones franchise. Writer-director Kerry Conran's feature debut is also guaranteed to inspire digital dreamers everywhere, suggesting a paradigm shift in the way CGI-dominated movies are made. It's a giddy adventure for the young and young-at-heart, in which ace pilot "Sky Captain" Joe Sullivan (Jude Law) and intrepid reporter Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow) must save the world from a mad scientist whose vision of the future has tragic implications for all humankind. Angelina Jolie drops in for a glorified cameo, but it's the ultra-fortunate neophyte Conran who's the star here. His clever riff on The Wizard of Oz is a marvel to behold, and the method of its creation is nothing less than revolutionary. --Jeff Shannon

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Law/Paltrow/Jolie ~ Sky Captain & The World Of Tomorrow

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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Underated Film - Great Entertainment 10 Jan 2009
I love this film, its got a great cast, a decent story line and looks fabulous on the screen.

No HD audio but does have DTS sound.

I like all the references to World War 2. Like the design of the film - film noir 40's look. Not alot to fault. Its got lots of action, robots, dinosaurs, rockets, special effects, exposions, planes that turn into submarines, and a older looking version of Captain Scarlet's Cloudbase - Whats not to like?

Will be a blu ray that will be put on regularly.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Art Deco/Film Noir/Film Serial Triumph 1 Dec 2008
One of the first movies to be shot completely via blue screen and a joy to behold on blu-ray. With a nod to german expressionism, the shadows and mise-en-scene of 30s/40s Hollywood film noir, and a plot reminiscent of the Flash Gordon/Buck Rodgers adventure serials this is terrific entertainment and a feast for the eyes. The cast are superb; Law and Paltrow recreate a Bogart & Bacall/Tracy & Hepburn-esque love/hate relationship convincingly and with great humour, whilst Jolie has some fun with a stiff-upper lip accent (not easy with her lips!). Director Kerry Conran took four years to make a short black and white trailer for this movie at home on an apple computer to convince Hollywood to get behind this project - thank goodness they did! I am really looking forward to seeing more movies from this cinematography genius.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Missing the point? 29 May 2005
By MrHyde
Bottom line - if, like me, you love Flash Gordon, King of the Rocket Men (incidentally, when's that going to get a release?) and Undersea Kingdom, you're going to enjoy this. And no, there's little character development or complex scripting. The reason being: it's a film about big robots and spaceships. Simple as that folks, if you don't get your jollies at the sight of a plane with flapping wings, this just isn't going to work for you. Me, I used to watch Manhunt of Mystery Island in the school holidays and this took me right back there again.
This is the anti-Star Wars (no faux-emotional undertones or god-awful 70s mysticism). It's what adventure films used to be like. If I want serious stuff, I'll watch Das Boot or Brazil. If I want to see Jude Law blow things up whilst Angelina struts about in an RAF fetish outfit and eye-patch, I think this is where I'll be.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extreme means to a magnificent end 21 Mar 2005
Of all the things that I appreciate most about this movie is the way that it, in the best possible taste, refuses to become yet another cheap spoof on a genre movie. Nothing could be more tempting, and obviously the references to other pieces of sci-fi fluff abound, but the cuteness never gets out of hand, it remains tongue in cheek but never goes overboard. In a self-indulgent post-modern world this is not a given.
So, we get Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon, The Day the World Ended, the silent Fritz Lang epic, Indiana Jones, we get Jude Law and Gwyneth Paltrow looking so much like Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake that it is uncanny, we get Metropolis and Lost Horizon, the whole history of 20th century pop culture, diffused by gentle irony, but never crass or vulgar. Rolled into one sublime dish of a film that looks like nothing ever did outside of a comics book.
Let me add this: I loathe CGI, the artificiality of it, when it strives to look naturalistic and offers no texture, no three-dimensionality. Here, CGI is an extreme means to an end, and first-time director Kerry Conran shapes his work with utter conviction, with subdued, dark colours, slightly blurry like in old, preserved celluloid, and every image is so richly saturated and aesthetically perfected that it makes your jaw drop.
And yet, 'Captain Sky and the World of Tomorrow' is not style without substance. No more so than any other action movie in history. The characters are nicely written, and I must say that I did not think either Law or Paltrow had it in them. Joe and Polly Perkins are not character parts, never aimed to be, but they have as much depth and more real emotion than the majority of action or sci-fi roles, just try and compare it to any of the 'Star Wars' characters, and this one wins out without even half-trying.
'Captain Sky' proved to be no box-office hit, but that does not detract from its abundant cinematic and narrative wealth.
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3.0 out of 5 stars It seemed like a good idea at the time... 13 Dec 2006
By Trevor Willsmer HALL OF FAME TOP 100 REVIEWER
Even on Blu-ray, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow has serious image problems, although the fact that the movie is deliberately stylised makes it a little less of a problem. Unfortunately, the two-tone, almost sepia color and the excessive diffusion of the image tends to bleed the film of vitality at times and does no favors whatsoever to Gwyneth Paltrow, who looks absolutely terrible throughout the film (the fact that her performance is not just bad but plain unlikeable much of the time doesn't help: small wonder that Angeline Jolie steals the film from her). Kerry Conran does manage to recreate some of the visual style of the old Max and Dave Fleischer Superman cartoons (Mechanical Monsters in particular), but without their vivid three-strip Technicolor, and he gives good montage. Unfortunately, he's better at visual design than directing actors or action - this should be a lot more fun than it actually is. Jude Law is a particularly weak hero, lacking steel or much in the way of charisma, once again proving that he's a better character actor in supporting roles than a credible leading man. It's watchable enough and the big undersea dogfight shows how much better it could have been, but never draws you in and carries you along enough to be as much fun as it wants to be. And if you're going to use footage of Laurence Olivier to `play' the villain, at least find a voice double who actually sounds like him!

Good extras on the two-disc set, including the original 7-minute short 'opening chapter' that inspired the feature.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good
Published 2 days ago by keith godwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming..
Saw in standard definition on Sky and had to buy in blu-ray for my collection..Judd Law was never better cast in a film roll!!
Published 29 days ago by tony
5.0 out of 5 stars Sky Captain & the World of Tomorrow
I love the mix of Art Deco and Steam Punk inspired futurism that echos through this film. A good adventure, great film.
Published 2 months ago by Kitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Sky captain
Much better than the critcs said, it has great visuals and a fantastic story. I first watched this at christmas several years ago and it always takes me back everytime I see it.
Published 3 months ago by daniel
4.0 out of 5 stars Out of this world
A excellent film. A mix of modern and classic film making. Mixing current stars, Jude Law along side a digitalised version of Laurence Olivier was a good idea. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars An impressive achievement - a film with Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina...
I was very disappointed by this film and I barely managed to finish watching it. Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Maciej
4.0 out of 5 stars Probably a little too clever for its own good
‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’ is basically a homage to science fiction from yesteryear when stories were in black and white days, didn’t have to be particularly... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Albatross
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Fantasy
I love this film! It is a beautifully shot fantasy adventure with a great cast. Really enjoyed it and would definitely recommend it!
Published 5 months ago by Clare
4.0 out of 5 stars unusual science fiction
apart from star trek i am not really in to science fiction.but i did quite enjoy this,even more as it only cost 1p
Published 8 months ago by r schofield
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic
one of my favourite films of all time, its is so underrated! Apparently this was a box office flop but i don't know why. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Greg
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