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JFK - Limited Edition Steelbook [Blu-ray] [1992]

Kevin Costner , Sissy Spacek , Oliver Stone    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Gary Oldman, Tommy Lee Jones, Joe Pesci
  • Directors: Oliver Stone
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Arabic, Bulgarian, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Portuguese, Romanian, Turkish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 205 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 48,049 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



Not a John F Kennedy biopic, but a film of New Orleans' attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the President's assassination, JFK is that rarest of things, a modern Hollywood drama which credits the audience with serious intelligence and ultimately proves itself a great film. Oliver Stone's film has the archetypal story, visual scale and substance to match; not just a gripping real-life conspiracy thriller, but a fable for the fall of the American dream (a theme further explored by the director in Nixon and Any Given Sunday). JFK doesn't reveal exactly what happened in Dallas on 22 November 1963--those who knew generally took their secrets to the grave--but marshals a vast wealth of facts and plausible theories, trusting the audience to draw its own conclusions. Following less than a year after Dances With Wolves (1990), these two epics mark the high point of Kevin Costner's career and the vast supporting cast here, including Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, Sissy Spacek and Donald Sutherland, is superb. Quite simply the best American political film ever made. --Gary S Dalkin

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This historical thriller stars Kevin Costner and features a powerful supporting cast, including Donald Sutherland, Jack Lemmon and Ed Asner. Upon examining the Warren Commission report on President Kennedy’s assassination, New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison (Costner) suspects that there is more to the story than the public is being told.

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37 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars jfk blu ray steelbook 2 Nov 2013
By Alan
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
arrived 2 days early thanks to proposed royal mail strike and i can confirm that IT IS the directors cut of the film with a stated running time of 205 minutes.
sound is dts hdma 5.1.
subtitles on disc are as follows :-

English SDH, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, German, Italian, Arabic, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Mandarin (Simplified), Mandarin (Traditional), Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

There is also a full complement of extras including commentary deleted and extended scenes a documentary and multimedia essays.
Picture and sound are in my opinion excellent much better than my old 2 disc dvd.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Film 12 Dec 2010
For JFK conspiracy theorists this is a classic film whichever version of events you choose to believe. However it is important to remember that it is just a Hollywood film. I for one don't think most of what happens in this film is factual, but that does not detract from the fact that it is an excellent piece of cinema and does make you think. All the actors turn in fine performances most notably Tommy Lee Jones, doesn't he always!! Book yourself a spare three hours on a Saturday evening and get drawn in to total conspiracy madness!!
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How to make fact from fiction 22 Dec 2003
This is one fantastically made film, Stone mixes his own fictional footage with genuine historical footage until you don't know which one is the truth, this powerful movie bombards you with information and will not stop. Throughout the film, Garrison (Costner) and his team put foreward every conspiracy theory known to man (aside from Elvis at the Grassy-Knoll) before deciding on their prefered option and hammering it home in a riveting final court-room scene.
I for one don't believe that Lyndon Johnson was waiting for a call from Clay Shaw saying "Kennedy's been killed and I want my money". Oliver Stone is not a historian and this is not history, as Stone said, this film is merely a counter-myth to the myth that is the Warren Report and that is what it does. One only has to watch the trial scene to realise that the Warren Report was fiction and although Garrison's proposition of a government-planned conspiracy is a little off, it does make you think and that is what a good film should do.
The supporting cast is excellent with Tommy-Lee Jones earning a Best Supporting-Actor Oscar, the music is superb and powerfully atmospheric.
A good buy for anyone who likes to think and an ideal subject for discussion
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch this for the history 13 Sep 2007
The assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 was one of the most shocking historical events in American history, much as Pearl Harbor and the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks were. Director Oliver Stone does an incredible job of re-creating the events and somber mood of that dark day and its aftermath by using real film footage shot by witnesses in Dealey Plaza, along with his own staged reenactments.

Whether you believe in an alleged vast (in my opinion, Stone's and Garrison's a bit too vast) conspiracy or Lee Harvey Oswald as the "lone nut" shooter, "JFK" should be seen for its historical content more than for its portrayal of real-life New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's conspiracy-fueled investigation and resulting 1968-69 trial of Clay Shaw.

If nothing else, the film raises some interesting questions about who and what dark forces may have been behind the assassination, all the while keeping your attention with entertaining, fast-paced editing. While telling Jim Garrison's theory of the assassination, the film immerses the viewer into the socio-political mood of the late 1950's and early 60's-era dark and covert Mafia/CIA/FBI liaisons, presenting at times a documentary-style view of Cold War events, the U.S.'s escalating involvement in Vietnam, and its war on Castro's Cuba.

John William's soundtrack is beautiful and moving, and is successful in enhancing the mystery and intrigue of the film's content. The all-star cast with Kevin Costner in the lead role as Jim Garrison helps the characters appear familiar and likable, although I felt as if Stone tried too hard in getting all these familiar faces to appear in the movie because he figured no one would be interested in watching the 3-hour epic if he hadn't.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COMPELING !! 31 July 2005
Scene after scene which lives in the memory for years after watching the film, great performances from Tommy Lee JOnes and Joe Peci as expected but also so many others, John Candy's part, Kevin Bacons charachter, the scene with Donald Sutherland in the park which adds such clout to the main charachters whole conspirosy argument. 3 hours of film and I promise you at the end you still want more !!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "One of the greatest movies of our time..." 10 July 2004
Arguably one of the world's biggest conspiracies in modern times has been brilliantly brought to life through Oliver Stone's exceptional cinematic experience. Stone's detailed interpretation of those infamous events surrounding the assassinaton of debatably the greatest, unsurpassed and most captivating presidents ever to take control of America- John F. Kennedy, captured the attention of millions worldwide.
An outstanding and leading performance from Oscar Winner, Kevin Costner[Dances with Wolves, The Postman] stands out in Stone's courtroom drama as well as Costner leading an experienced and incomparable cast in the portrayal of Jim Garrison, who fought admirably to bring out the truth surrounding the death of JFK.
Oliver Stone's classic will have you perched on the end of your seats from beginning to its mesmerizing conclusion and can be known as one of the greatest movies of our time.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Published 3 hours ago by IAN DORAN
5.0 out of 5 stars Purchased years ago
A real eye opener, really gets ypu thinking about American politics and who did what. Long film but would recommend it.
Published 2 months ago by Julie Day
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent...!
Hugely revealing movie about a time in our lives that is still teaching us about secrets and lies that take on a life of their own.
Published 2 months ago by herronrath
5.0 out of 5 stars JFK DVD
fascinating film- leaves one thinking - compelling movie

this DVD is one twhich you can watch over and over again
Published 2 months ago by Mr. Harold Hamilton
5.0 out of 5 stars dv
great film as described brand new wrapped up and quick dispatch.have already watched film which is a very good quality
Published 3 months ago by baggie boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Fictional but a masterpiece
I bought this film on the basis of its history as a great film,great acting perormences and a great story. So i was expecting something special and that is exactly what i got. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pauley j
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb transfer of a superb movie
Loved this movie when it was first released. An obsessive attention to period detail hardly makes it feel dated at all. Kevin Costner at the top of his game too. Read more
Published 4 months ago by DiscoFizz
2.0 out of 5 stars Subtitles

I just got the DVD in my mail box. Really looking forward seeing the movie. I bought it because I thougth that Therese was Danish subtitles, but on the Bach at the... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars I believe
I remember the first time I saw this EPIC flick on the telly screens, bbc 2 I believe it was, and I just LOVED it. Still do. Has to be watched.
Published 5 months ago by BigAl82
1.0 out of 5 stars piss poor inaccurate content of events
Not fit to wear the title jfk.please read case closed by posner for a more realistic account debunking all this s***.
Published 5 months ago by mr a coppersthwaite
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