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End Of Watch - Limited Edition Steelbook (Blu-ray + DVD) [2012]

Jake Gyllenhaal , Michael Peña , David Ayer    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Peña, Anna Kendrick
  • Directors: David Ayer
  • Format: DVD+Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Mar 2013
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (117 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00B4BRT62
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,358 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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David Ayer has staked a large claim as the preeminent teller of shady Los Angeles police stories, whether in scripts for others (Training Day, Dark Blue), or films he's directed himself (Harsh Times, Street Kings). While such a narrow field of view can often lead to repetition (or worse, self-parody), Ayer deserves a large amount of credit for finding new entry points with each project. End of Watch, Ayer's third film as director, introduces a few new wrinkles to the formula, most notably the use of found footage to viscerally convey the moments of crisis (and stretches of tedium) while on the beat. Beginning with an impressively messy chase scene, the film follows a few eventful days in the lives of two officers (Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña) returning to active duty after a shooting. Any hopes for a routine patrol, however, quickly fade when the two cross the path of a murderous gang leader named Big Evil (Maurice Compte).

Ayer, working in a loose, profane mode that favorably recalls the works of Joseph Wambaugh, does a commendable job at conveying the day-to-day insanity that is a cop's lot in life, with special emphasis on the impossibility of leaving the job at the office. While the handheld-camera approach gives the action scenes a definite queasy charge, the time between shootouts proves just as compelling, due to the convincing friendship between family man Peña and the fiercely single Gyllenhaal, and some terrific supporting turns from Anna Kendrick and The Grey's Frank Grillo. Ultimately, though, the film's best asset may be the filmmaker's decision to paint his protagonists as normal people dedicated to upholding the law, rather than being drawn to the fashionable dark side. For the first time in what seems like a long time, the cops are the good guys. --Andrew Wright

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LAPD police officers Brian Taylor and Mike Zavala are bonded by friendship and a crusade to clean up the violent streets of South Central, Los Angeles. Their mission is to serve and protect, their objective is to survive until the end of watch, that last moment in an officer’s patrol when he’s finally off duty. But when a routine traffic enquiry results in them seizing a large cache of weapons, Brian and Mike are marked for death by a notorious drugs cartel. Thrown into a world of mayhem and carnage, both officers are forced to risk their lives in the name of the law.

Directed by David Ayer (Training Day, Street Kings) and starring Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code) and Michael Peña (Gangster Squad), End of Watch is a gritty and visceral cop thriller that puts the viewer at the centre of the action.

“One of the all-time great cop films” (Dave Aldridge, BBC Radio 5 Live)
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Special Features:

• Audio Commentary with Writer/Director David Ayer
• Deleted Scenes
• Alternative Ending (Rough Cut)
• Featurettes
• Interviews with Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña
• BAFTA Q&A with Michael Peña and John Lesher

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting and different 'Cop' film. 22 Jun 2013
By T. S. C. VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
As you may have noticed, the reviews of this film are up and down; some praise it to the nines, others think it's a load of huey! Well each to their own I guess. If we all liked the same things, ate the same food, listened to the same music, talked the same and looked the same it would be a colossally boring world hey?

I had my preconceptions before I watched the film, but very quickly they dissolved and what I found rather than the usual utterly violent, gritty, angry, tough American cop drama, was a film that although about two police officers working in Los Angeles' very dangerous South Central area, known for violent gangs and big drug dealers and murders and violent crimes by the dozen, is actually a bromance, about two friends on the same 'beat' telling jokes to each other, swearing, laughing, being offensive and making sleazy jokes about their women, you know typical guys everywhere, as they ride around their pitch in LA. What happens, and I won't go over the plot or spoil it for you, is they cross serious players and then the film kicks into another gear as they become marked men. Both lead actors in the movie are very good and watchable and convincing, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena, who play the cop buddies, and there is an outstanding performance by an actor called Maurice Compte who plays 'Big Evil'; not a guy you'd want to cross in an alley on a light night let alone a dark night!

All in all, a very enjoyable, if violent, cop movie with a difference.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The view from [...] 1 Sep 2013
Format:DVD
I saw a trailer to this movie back a few weeks ago and it must be said it looked all a bit.. ho hum... seen it all before.
The reviews came out and they were positive so I gave it a go, not expecting too much...boy was I wrong!
Filmed almost documentary style, gritty, snappy dialogue from the great two leads (Peria and Gyllenhaal) this is pretty much like a two hour episode of the superb US TV show The Shield.
Not just one of the surprise packages of the year, but one of the standout films of 2012.

Unmissable.
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
By J. Morris TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Blu-ray
End of Watch features Jake Gyllenhaal (Source Code) as Officer Brian Green and Michael Peña (Battle: Los Angeles) as his partner Officer Mike Zavala. The guys patrol a predominately Hispanic neighbourhood in down-town L.A. with a reputation for violence. The hood-mounted-camera based opening scenes see the guys get the baddies and the two become the cocksure heroes of the department. But when they continue to make strides in denting crime in the area, they step on the toes of some much more serious cartel criminals who have no respect for the law. As we see Officer Green and Zavala's personal lives bloom, it becomes clear that they are risking their lives on and off the job for the thrill of the chase, will they make it home alive?

Filmed as a series of POV cameras (either the hand-held the guys carry, their button cams or the mandatory dash/hood cams) this film documents the rise of two young and upcoming stars of the L.A.P.D. - both actors provide a tangible and affable relationship that really comes across - they honestly seemed to be the best of friends and this made the story and surrounding plotlines extremely believable. Anna Kendrick (Up In The Air) plays Gyllenhaal's plausible love-interest and deserves some credit for carrying the slower emotional side of the story - however the action is frenetic and continual.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This really is a cracking film.
The two leads give fantastic performances and the writing is very fluid and believable. There was no moment watching the film where I thought ‘this is just a fictional film’. The characters are believable, as is the dialogue.

Considering David Ayer made some, what could be deemed, exceptionally anti-police films (or at the very least films in which the police are presented badly), such as Training Day, Dark Blue and Harsh Times – all great films by the way – this film is very much all about depicting the police force in a more factual/honest way – warts and all. Here we see Men and Women who are just doing a job – a darn hard job, but a job all the same. We see the camaraderie that comes with the job and the slightly disturbing sense of humour that people in the emergency services tend to develop in order to assist in coping with the horror and brutality of their daily working lives.
The story highlights the horrors and intense and dangerous situations police officers (and other emergency workers) face on a daily basis.

You really care for the police characters, which helps make the ending (and indeed the entire film) all the more poignant and harrowing. This film does not shy away from its subject material and it is all the better for it.

The general gist of the film is two cops patrolling their area for X amount of time and all the situations they find themselves flung head first in to. It also delves in to their private lives and shows the bonds that all police officers share (a universal Brotherhood (and Sisterhood) shared by every Police officer regardless of age, race, gender, creed, etc).

I watched this with my friends on a Friday night and they enjoyed it so much they each bought their own copy.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T WATCH THIS CRUD
Awash with F-ing and blinding. No make that M-Fing and MF-ing blinding. Appalling rubbish. Turned it off after 10 minutes constant swearing.
Published 3 days ago by The Catmosian
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
verygood
Published 4 days ago by misstrussell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great film
Published 4 days ago by Alex rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 9 days ago by manco capac
1.0 out of 5 stars Chilling manipulation of the truth. Propaganda 2014.
This film is smart. It takes a ground level view of two cops "working" in a run down city. One of the sacrifice zones - increasingly happening in America and in most... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Mr. Robert Kelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Great steelbook .
Great steelbook , good quality picture but just didn't enjoy the movie if you like this movie I'm sure you'll love this steelbook with extras .
Published 28 days ago by James McDougall
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars all the way
This is a 5 star movie for sure, you will not be dissapointed when you watch this movie. Brilliant acting from the two main characters.
Published 29 days ago by Carl Harris
4.0 out of 5 stars Needed a translation at times
Strange film - almost turned it off at one stage. But I'm glad I followed it - to a surprising end.
Published 1 month ago by Campbell Mcpherson
5.0 out of 5 stars good
Good film plenty with plenty of action and good cast was not expecting the way it ended though but enyoyed it throughout
Published 1 month ago by Mark Leah
4.0 out of 5 stars Good film!
Good YES! But a little bit jumpy, I for one deffo had to rewatch to get the full picture of what was actually going on properly! Think if you blink you'll miss whats happening!
Published 1 month ago by Luke Benyon
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