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Ned Kelly [DVD] [2003]

Heath Ledger , Orlando Bloom , Gregor Jordan    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Naomi Watts, Joel Edgerton
  • Directors: Gregor Jordan
  • Writers: John Michael McDonagh, Robert Drewe
  • Producers: Catherine Bishop, Debra Hayward, Eric Fellner, Liza Chasin, Lynda House
  • Format: PAL
  • 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 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Universal Pictures UK
  • DVD Release Date: 7 Jun 2010
  • Run Time: 109 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00014WAE4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,259 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Making no pretence to be factually accurate, Ned Kelly is at least an engaging action film with its heart in the right place. You don't need to be a student of Australian history to know that a picture detailing the life of the notorious folk hero and outlaw is not going to be a light-hearted romp through the outback. Injustice, persecution and unlawful imprisonment are the meat of his story, all presented here with not too much of a rose-tinted perspective amid generous doses of obligatory action.

Rebellious teenager Ned Kelly (Heath Ledger) is wrongfully imprisoned for stealing a horse and, when he returns to the bosom of his large Irish family, finds that the police won't let him go straight. After being accused of a crime he didn't commit, Kelly is left with no option but to go on the run. Accompanied by his gang (among them Orlando Bloom) he robs banks to survive and also to try and get the money together to free his family from prison. There is some considerable romanticising of the story and the man himself, due in part to Ledger's affable Robin Hood-esque working-class hero portrayal. Bloom is wide-eyed and daring as Kelly's main man, and Naomi Watts as his married mistress has the thankless task of breaking up some great action sequences to play the unnecessary love interest. --Kristen Bowditch

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DVD Universal, 5050582166798, 2003 PAL Region 2 4

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The best drama we've seen in a while! 19 Feb 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
Not as average as people make out! Its just that people dont appreciate real drama as they are so used to being blinded by special effects. Heath Ledger conveys the character of Ned with real conviction and there are some very moving scenes. Orlando Bloom brings comical relief to the movie (and smouldering good looks) as Joe Byrne, Ned's womanising best friend. Naomi Watts' character was slightly unnecessary but portrays just how alone the Kelly gang were when facing the discriminating and frankly the bullying of the Victorian police in Australia. Geoffrey Rush appeares unfrequently in the movie, but he plays his character very well if not quite similar to the character of Captain Barbossa in Pirates-we fear he has been type casted!!! Overall, an alternative movie to the usual mainstream action adventure movie but a must see that leaves you thinking and quite sombre.
Ignore some of these reviews-the eye candy isnt the only thing going for this movie-it merely draws you in!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Visually stunning 14 Feb 2004
By "gemje"
Format:DVD
The latest of many cinematic portrayals of the Kelly Gang, this film has perhaps been underrated by critics and moviegoers following its limited theatrical release.
Although at times the film strays from historical fact, most notably with Ned Kelly's love interest (played by Naomi Watts), the changes - even if not entirely necessary - do work, and the film has much to offer with its stunning cinematography and cast performances.
Heath Ledger's performance as Ned Kelly is to his credit, Orlando Bloom shines as Joe Byrne, and actors Laurence Kinlan and Phil Barantini both deliver extremely promising performances as Dan Kelly and Steve Hart respectively.
Combined, the acting and cinematography contribute to make this an extremely moving and beautifully done film, and it therefore comes highly recommended.
The DVD extras consist of a short documentary on Ned Kelly, with particular focus on the various cinematic portrayals of the Kelly Gang, along with some photos which include artist conceptions, theatrical posters and a Kelly Gang gallery. There's no doubt that more extras - such as cast interviews, audio commentaries and/or a 'making of' featurette - would have been a worthy addition, but what has been included, although limited, is still of great interest.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Better than some people think. 7 Feb 2004
Format:DVD
When it comes to films, music, books e.t.c peoples opinions differ. Some people don't have the same tastes as others and some non at all. People who have given this film bad press are mainly the girls (girls not ladies) as no doubt they were expecting a film with a love story and 'hunky' guys in. This was not the case as the guys had long hair and long beards, they looked scruffy, dirty, sweaty and smelly. I liked this because living in the conditions the film was depicting thats how they would look and smell. This film was not out to please anyone and someone elses comment of when they resort to eating a horse that it was the directors 'oscar' moment was in my eyes a silly comment. The film is depicting the main events in Ned Kelly's life, being an Irishman in Australia and somewhat of a famous character/legend. To some he was a hero to others a villain. In this film he is shown as a man with pride who will not bow down to the selfish and demanding will of others, even the law. This leads Ned getting into trouble and becoming an outlaw in his own country, his younger brothers all stick up for him and go into hiding with him. The film deals heavily with the discrimination against the Irish and the general evil nature of some people. Obviously the film has to come to a head and does so rather climatically and famously as some may know Ned confronts the law in an iron suit shoot out. The film is not the best ever however I did enjoy it. The acting was up to scratch the accents were bearable and overall I think it's a pretty decent film, and it's not pretending to be something it's not.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It’s Regina versus us; The Kelly Gang. 4 Jun 2014
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Ned Kelly is directed by Gregor Jordan and written by John Michael McDonagh (based on “Our Sunshine” written by Robert Drewe). It stars Heath Ledger, Orlando Bloom, Naomi Watts, Geoffrey Rush and Joel Edgerton. Music is by Klaus Badelt and cinematography by Oliver Stapleton.

The Australian Robin Hood? Well not quite, but Ned Kelly’s name and exploits live on for ever more. As is often the case with film’s of this type, such as Braveheart, it’s best to approach them as interpretations of real events and people, than actual historical facts. The core basis of Ned Kelly the man is here, and the picture built around him is handsomely mounted. Also ripe with strong character portrayals by the key actors (fluctuating accents and dodgy beards aside) and shot through with enough lyrical smarts by Jordan, it’s a film big on atmosphere and authentic feel.

However, obviously hamstrung by budget and running time etc, much of the story feels incomplete. There’s also the problem of under using Geoffrey Rush, who although playing a key character in the Kelly legend, is only on the periphery of things. Still, the evident problems can’t stop it from being an engaging piece of entertainment. It’s consistently beautiful to look at, Badelt’s mournful musical score is an absolute cracker and the action is well staged by the passionate Jordan.

We are still waiting for the definitive Ned Kelly Gang movie, because although this is made with care of the source stories, it only scratches the surface of this most interesting period of Australian history. 7/10
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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Published 6 days ago by Tooty
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great film
Published 18 days ago by R. Childs
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
If you are interested in legendary outlaws then this is for you. Ned Kelly and his family, bullied by local Police, decided to become an outlaw after his Mother was accused falsely... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mr. D. Burton-Richardson
1.0 out of 5 stars Disjointed and unconvincing
If you enjoy good plotting, good directing, good acting and good dialogue ...... don't bother watching this disconnected and implausible film. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Housemouse
5.0 out of 5 stars Ned Kelly
Powerful film with brilliant Heath Ledger. If you don't know this part of Australian history, that's a movie for you.
Published 8 months ago by Marko
5.0 out of 5 stars dvd ned kelly
had seen it some time ago and decided to add to my collection as it was good value for money.
very watchable
Published 9 months ago by dicktemplate
4.0 out of 5 stars DVD
I really enjoyed this film, its a touching story from the opinion of oppressed migrants in Australia one hundred years ago
Published 14 months ago by alex david younger
5.0 out of 5 stars Should have got some Oscars
What have the yanks got against Australian films? "Australia" should have got some gongs and so should "Ned Kelly". Read more
Published 16 months ago by AV maestro
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful film
I thoroughly enjoyed this film, Heath ledger was a very gifted actor and makes the character of Ned kelly come alive.
Published 18 months ago by murken
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
Really enjoyed this film. It was sadder than I expected but Heath Ledger was fantastic. Definitely worth a look! :-)
Published 19 months ago by KarenO
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