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Moon [DVD] [2009]

Sam Rockwell , Kevin Spacey , Duncan Jones    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Sam Rockwell, Kevin Spacey, Dominique McElligott, Rosie Shaw, Adrienne Shaw
  • Directors: Duncan Jones
  • Writers: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker
  • Producers: Alex Francis, Bil Bungay, Bill Zysblat, Deepak Sikka, Julia Valentine
  • Format: Subtitled, PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Mandarin Chinese, English, Hindi, Indonesian, Thai
  • 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 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 16 Nov 2009
  • Run Time: 97 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (238 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002KCO6QA
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,370 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Science fiction can encompass many genres--suspense, horror, action-adventure, romance, even comedy--but director Duncan Jones's Moon doesn't fit neatly into any of them. This smart, provocative film has no aliens or cool spaceships, and the effects (mostly consisting of model vehicles lumbering across the lunar surface) aren't all that special; instead, the material is character- and story-driven, centering on an excellent, multilayered performance by Sam Rockwell. The scene is some undetermined point in the future. Rockwell plays Sam Bell, an employee of Lunar Industries, the company responsible for mining a fusion energy source called Helium-3, which is vital to Earth's efforts to reverse a serious energy crisis and can only be found on the far side of the Moon. Sam is all by himself, and as he nears the end of his three-year contract, the solitude is starting to get to him ("Three years is a long haul," he says. "Way, way, way too long. I'm talking to myself on a regular basis"); his only contact with his wife and daughter back home comes through the occasional video messages he exchanges with them, while his sole interaction on the Moon is with GERTY 3000, a computer voiced by Kevin Spacey (and an obvious parallel to 2001: A Space Odyssey's HAL 9000). Things start to go seriously sideways when Sam crashes his vehicle while out inspecting one of the giant Helium-3 harvesters. He comes to in the base infirmary, seemingly none the worse for the wear; but an unnerving surprise awaits him when he goes back to check out the accident site, and the resulting complications occupy the rest of the movie. Fans of 2001, Solaris, and other cerebral sci-fi will enjoy figuring out what's going on; others will find it slow-moving and tedious. Either way, Moon, which was made quickly and on a relatively low budget, is well worth a look. --Sam Graham

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Moon [DVD] [2009] [DVD] (2009) Sam Rockwell; Kevin Spacey; Dominique McElligott

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65 of 67 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Poignant 10 April 2010
Format:DVD
Most good movies have a pivotal moment where the film reveals its true meaning. Without spoiling the film, that moment in Moon is so poignant and moving that it had tears rolling down my face. It was almost as if those simple words "I just want to go home" reach out to all of us in some spiritual way. I watched it over and over again. Beautiful.
This is one of the best films I've seen in a long long while. Sensitively made with a terrific score, it truly hit the mark for me.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable 14 April 2011
Format:DVD
I bought this film as I had heard it was written by David Bowies son, Duncan Jones. I was dubious as I'm not usually into Sci-Fi but the reviews were good so I decided to give it a go. I won't go into the plot as I'm sure many other reviewers already have. I would just say that if you're thinking of getting it, do. It was intriguing, mind bending & thought provoking. A very interesting and enojyable film.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AN ORIGINAL 22 Aug 2010
Format:DVD
An intriguing film exploring negative and positive aspects of humanity - human exploitation alongside human kindness and selflessness. So brilliantly acted - I would have expected to have been bored watching mainly one actor but instead completely captivated. As much as I enjoy sci-fi action films, so refreshing to see something more gentle, which did not rely on loads of CGI special effects. I loved the eighties type presentation which made me think of Star Wars (the proper films) and even Red Dwarf.

A film which created suspense and tension, warmth and humour and also kept me second guessing all the time. Excellent special features, not to be missed. It is a film which needs a couple of viewings; although not bored the first time I saw it - I enjoyed it even more the second time. Be patient - you will be rewarded. Brilliant and original.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Mr Baz #1 REVIEWER #1 HALL OF FAME
Format:DVD
This was a surprise for me as I'd been waiting for a "good" science fiction film for a while, a few pretenders but most lacked the impact of a good cast, and an interesting storyline.

Directed by Duncan Jones (David Bowies son) he's gone for a traditional model animation rather than the big budget CGI effects some of the studios prefer, the visual impression is still more than good enough (we've come a long way since thunderbirds)

Cast wise we have a familiar supporting actor in the shape of Sam Rockwell who plays Sam Bell (best known for his rather perky performance in The Green Mile as "Wild Bill"). Here he's a much more refined character playing Sam the astronaut who is on his own on a lunar mining plant on a "moon", but with GERTY a computer (Kevin Spacey) who helps him keep things running.

Sam's on a three year shift and nearing the end of his placement, however it soon becomes clear there is much more going on that a simple work placement. Sam does everything a normal person does he shaves, washes and even keeps up to date with events back on Earth via video recorded messages from his wife "Tess" (played by Dominique McElligott) There is no live signal to earth, so all messages are recorded. Later into the film the reasons for this are revealed.

Moon isn't a big budget Hollywood production, and in many ways it's all the better for it a small cast and we have a good storyline here which holds your attention.

The cast put in an excellent performance esp Sam Rockwell who really gets into the lead part in a convincing way, and Kevin Spacey is just about the perfect voice actor choice for GERTY his downbeat laid back voice is simply superb for this film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars thought-provoking and moving 16 Jan 2011
By schumann_bg TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
The first copy I bought of this film would not play without the commentary, so I would advise anyone only to buy it when you can get a refund!
However I since got another copy which does play, and felt I should change my review, as it really is a very good film, very sad, but also making us think in important ways about the implications of cloning and what it is to be human. As a big fan of Sam Rockwell I was very pleased to see him often on screen in two roles at once - this does add up to an epic amount of screen time! His double role shows his incredible skill and naturalness as an actor. It may be that four stars is ungenerous, but I find its emphasis on solitude isn't quite transcended in the memory, and it leaves me with a feeling of bleakness. The music is very effective but also rather disconsolate. In a sense this is absolutely right, but I'm probably not a true science fiction fan. At all events, it is well worth seeing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars the future of the future 17 Mar 2010
By W. Rodick TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
'Moon' reminded me how much of a film fan I really am. From memories of the talking bomb in Dark Star [DVD] [1974] to the robots who want to 'live' longer in Blade Runner:[DVD] [1982] or be loved in A.I. Artificial Intelligence [2001] [DVD] and that Classic of widescreen Cinerama: 2001: A Space Odyssey [1968] [DVD] with its battles against infinity and the 'mind' of a machine. 'Moon' was a dvd I drooled over at first viewing and really appreciated it on a second viewing.

You will wonder at what direction it is going to take and I won't spoil it by saying which direction it takes. You will wonder about the story's feasibility as a future world but it is a film about today. A film deeply concerned with energy usage, human usage and commercial forces.

I can't fault the acting or the directing of the acting. There really is a whole person before us. Always an attractive quality. If I resist five stars it is due to my perception of Gerry Andersonlike moonscapes and models, the big wheels on the trucks are a bit too Thunderbirds for me. I read of economic limitations on the production but I dislike static cameras in films. Fine for TV but it messes with my film mindset.

You see? Film fan moaning. Watch and savour Moon, it's real, like me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant film by Bowie Junior. Very thought provoking.
Published 1 month ago by Miu miu Lin
5.0 out of 5 stars Thought Provoking
A film that reminded me of some science fiction classics, including the often overlooked Dark Star. A masterful acting performance by the one "live" actor (all others are... Read more
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A classic in the same vein as 2001 a space odyssey.
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Published 1 month ago by Michelle Mifsud
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love science fiction and space you will love this
If you love science fiction and space you will love this. It was really good, won't give away the ending but it was very moving. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Indigo0
4.0 out of 5 stars Rockwell is a man on the moon
Fairly straight forward sci fi, but lead actor Sam Rockwell keeps the movie interesting. Not going to give anything away here, apart from the fact that Rockwell is an astronaut on... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Colonel Decker
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice idea
Nice idea but didn't wow!
Published 1 month ago by Scott MacLeod
5.0 out of 5 stars Science fiction and emotions. Whatever next?
This can be treated like any other sci-fi film and I suppose that, yes, it is a low budget mixture of Thunderbirds, 2001 and... others (no spoiler!). Read more
Published 2 months ago by D. SWATMAN
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite films! If you have even a slight interest ...
One of my favourite films! If you have even a slight interest in Sci-fi, then go for it! If you haven't already, I recommend NOT watching any trailers, as they give away a bit more... Read more
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