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Hugo [2011] [DVD]

Asa Butterfield , ChloŽ Grace Moretz , Martin Scorsese    Universal, suitable for all   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Asa Butterfield, ChloŽ Grace Moretz, Ben Kingsley, Jude Law, Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Directors: Martin Scorsese
  • Format: PAL, Anamorphic, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Sound
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: U
  • Studio: Entertainment in Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2 April 2012
  • Run Time: 121 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (437 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0064YOKR0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,318 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



In resourceful orphan Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield, an Oliver Twist-like charmer), Martin Scorsese finds the perfect vessel for his silver-screen passion: this is a movie about movies. After his clockmaker father (Jude Law) perishes in a museum fire, Hugo goes to live with his Uncle Claude (Ray Winstone), a drunkard who maintains the clocks at a Paris train station. When Claude disappears, Hugo carries on his work and fends for himself by stealing food from area merchants. In his free time, he attempts to repair an automaton his father rescued from the museum, while trying to evade the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen), a World War I veteran with no sympathy for lawbreakers. When Georges (Ben Kingsley), a toymaker, catches Hugo stealing parts for his mechanical man, he recruits him as an assistant to repay his debt. If Georges is guarded, his open-hearted ward, Isabelle (Chloë Moretz), introduces Hugo to a kindly bookseller (Christopher Lee), who directs them to a motion-picture museum, where they meet film scholar René (Boardwalk Empire's Michael Stuhlbarg). In helping unlock the secret of the automaton, they learn about the roots of cinema, starting with the Lumière brothers, and give a forgotten movie pioneer his due, thus illustrating the importance of film preservation, a cause to which the director has dedicated his life. If Scorsese's adaptation of The Invention of Hugo Cabret isn't his most autobiographical work, it just may be his most personal. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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Martin Scorsese's visually entrancing modern fable.

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50 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A surprising gem 11 May 2012
I had never heard of this film as we rarely go to the cinema but we'd just bought a 3D TV and Blu-ray player and wanted something to try. I was swayed by the awards the film had won and bought it in faith. What a surprise! The 3D was superb (we had seen Avatar and Harry Potter at the cinema in 3D and didn't think the TV 3D would be as good but it was. The story was the surprise as we didn't realise it was woven around a real person, Georges Melies, the early film-maker. Excellent, star-studded casting and an engrossing movie. My husband isn't normally much a film watcher but he was praising it for days afterwards. The bonus features are very good too, especially the background of Melies himself. We loved it!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
By Benminx
Heavily enhanced with such magnificent CGI that you could initially mistake it for a gorgeous animated feature, Hugo introduces us to a typical children's tale (child has idyllic relationship, tragedy happens, everybody gives him an unfair deal, he eventually redeems himself) but told with the panache and confidence of a master.
Martin Scorsese sets the majority of the tale in a magically intricate and gorgeous looking train station people with interesting characters as orphan Hugo secretly keeps the clocks working and tries to fix a mysterious automaton. During his adventures he befriends a young girl (the ubiquitous Chloe Grace Moretz) and her crotchety Uncle (Ben Kingsley) while trying to avoid being caught and sent to an orphanage by the the station-master, played with humour (and a surprisingly delicate degree of pathos) by Sacha Baron Cohen.
The visuals are a treat, and much of the film is dedicated to a discovery of the origins of cinema. In framing a history lesson within a magical children's tale, the film really helps you to feel the nostalgia and wonder that Scorsese is hoping to evoke. The film's tale about Hugo himself also has adventures, chases, and an emotionally satisfying finale that make it well worth seeing in its own right. Maybe a little too cerebral and interested in the past for younger viewers (anyone under 8 might get bored) but a gorgeous and interesting tale.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars hugo (3d) 8 Aug 2012
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Lovely movie, not at all what I expected, nice safe and friendly film with a story. Effects are good, 3D is ok but a bit ghosty on my TV, stunning colour and clarity though. 3D didn't work with my Optoma projector but worked fine on my Philips TV (both via Samsung player), software problem I guess.

Nice family move and now reduced in price, enjoyed it a lot.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugo 11 Feb 2013
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A brilliant film loved every minute of it , charming the sets are brilliant , cannot praise it enough , different out of the ordinary .
A young boy's parents are dead he lives in a clock tower in a railway station with his uncle who also dies leaving the boy to tend to the station Clock he has a fasination with clocks his father played by Jude Law leaves a mystery Mechanical man . fantastic parts played by Christopher lee ( the librarian ) and sacha Baron Cohen ( the station master ) who try's to clear the station of orphans regularly , This was winner of 2 baftas & 5 oscars We found it magical unexpected twists & turns and Ben Kingsley was amazing , don't hesitate just buy this you'll love it .
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Extras 31 Jan 2013
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Saw this in the cinema on its release and had to have for my growing blu-ray collection. Big fan of Scorsese films and have others. Both versions are on this blu-ray (3D and 2D) and as I'm not a big fan of 3D (Avatar excepted!), quite happy with this purchase. The extras are worth the money alone e.g. staging the train crash - based on a real accident at Montparnasse Station in the early days of steam.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good product 29 Jan 2013
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Seen the film on DVD ,loved it and wanted to own on Bluray.
bought this one which can be played in a Bluray player on either 2D or 3D
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining 8 Oct 2012
By vameam
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I had no expectations of Hugo and it turned out to be a very enjoyable experience. The 3D effect was excellent and the characters were very well played by all concerned.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magical Hugo 3 Oct 2012
By J. Bell
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I was lucky enough to see behind the scenes at the making of this film and was completely blown away. At the cinema the film didnt disappoint but I needed to sit and study it again in peace away from the chomping of food and slurping of drinks, and once again it was magical and something I will watch over and over again, everytime I see it I discover something new. Please watch it and enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Charming
An altogether charming story set in France about an inventor and his links to the very early cinema. A lovely story, nice to find such films still being made. Read more
Published 2 days ago by J. P. Boot
4.0 out of 5 stars lovly family film
nice story. love spotting all the fanous actors in this enchanting tale. great family viewing over the comming holidays and superb 3d film.
Published 7 days ago by boffy
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugo (Blu-ray version)
Martin Scorsese directs this family friendly tale set in Paris in the 1930’s released at the cinema in the US and the UK in November of 2011 the story about an orphan living in the... Read more
Published 9 days ago by Milt Ingarfield
5.0 out of 5 stars The things dreams are made of....
Scorceses first foray into 'childrens' movies is his best since the Departed, and gives Kingsley his best performance since 'Sexy Beast'. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Mr. Corey S. Newcombe
3.0 out of 5 stars Its okay
we did enjoy this film to watch,3D effects were okay but was a bit slow in places however still a pleasant little film overall and a very different story line to the norm.
Published 17 days ago by keith pavitt
5.0 out of 5 stars Good family movie worth viewing
Enjoyable family movie, good story, reasonable pace, but slightly cheesy ending. Some would say the acting was wooden but I liked the understated nature of it which matched the... Read more
Published 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Normal 3D film
Very cheap. Don't like paying over the odds, just because a blu-ray is 3D. Not a lot to say really!
Published 21 days ago by Jason Drummond
5.0 out of 5 stars The early days of cinematography
Wonderfully produced film in 3D. A beautiful largely unknown story. Highly recommended to watch. You will learn very interesting things from the early days of cinematography.
Published 23 days ago by Michael F.
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought last year
This film in 3D is brilliant one of the best I have seen really good family film and interesting (and funny) as the French Policeman resembles the one in ALLO ALLO very good 3D... Read more
Published 24 days ago by roverman
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugo
Graphics were brilliant, 3D version was stunning, I only saw it in 2D at the cinema, it did not dissappoint
Published 27 days ago by Phil Liddiard
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