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Pacific Rim [DVD + UV Copy] [2013]

Idris Elba , Charlie Hunnam , Guillermo del Toro    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (622 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Ron Perlman
  • Directors: Guillermo del Toro
  • Format: DVD-Video, Ultraviolet
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Castilian, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish
  • Dubbed: Castilian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (622 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00A6UHBRO
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 314 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Sci-fi action feature directed and co-written by Guillermo del Toro. Gigantic monsters known as Kaiju rise up from the Pacific Ocean and invade Earth. As they rage war, killing millions in the process, the human race defend their planet with the use of special robots called Jaegers which are controlled neurally by their pilots. However, even these magnificent machines have trouble defeating the Kaiju. With their armed forces dwindling, mankind puts its faith in ex-pilot Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and trainee Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). Together they must control an early Jaeger model in one last attempt to save Earth.

Extra Content
• Blooper Reel
• The Wall of Life/Rations
• Excuse Me
• Theft
• Catch You in the Drift, Dad
• Audio Commentary by Guillermo Del Toro

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If the prospect of two-plus hours of 250-foot mechanical men pummeling enormous alien creatures from another dimension is just what you've been waiting for, oh, boy, does Guillermo del Toro have a treat for you. The celebrated director--one might even say visionary--has pulled off the most elaborate B-movie heist ever with this huge-budget special effects extravaganza that revels in catchphrase cliché dialogue, a howlingly obvious script, and the most breathtaking homage to Japanese monster and mecha cinema, manga, and comic tradition. It's all by design, of course, and is a stunning spectacle that also acts as antidote to the bloated, self-important superhero genre and typical bombastic Hollywood tent-pole fare. Pacific Rim has plenty of bloat and bombast, mind you. But it's in the service of a wondrously geeky story that throws all logic and seriousness to the wind, transporting the viewer to a realm of childlike popcorn escapism no matter their age. A dense and breathless prologue dumps us into the near-future global warfare of Kaiju vs. Jaeger. Kaiju are reptilian monstrosities that emerge from deep in the sea through a portal that leads to a world where Kaijus are systematically bred to destroy. They annihilate coastal cities and claim millions of lives before the world's citizens band together to fight back. The humans build fantastic robots called Jaegers (German for fighters) that are able to vanquish the early Kaiju enemies by employing "pilots" who drive the mechanized behemoths in pairs, joining minds in a process known as the Drift. But as the years go by, the war has taken a toll on the humans and the Jaegers, both of whom are nearly defeated. From beginning to end there's really no point in asking questions or trying to calculate details about the outrageous goings-on in the world of Pacific Rim. This is a pure thrill ride ruled by del Toro, the wild visual flair of his artistry and his sheer delight for wallowing in tropes and genre chestnuts leading at full volume. The cast is mainly window dressing for the astounding computer images. The pilots Charlie Hunnam, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, and Rinko Kikuchi are merely types. The same goes for Idris Elba, but his glowering presence as the unwavering commander is the best real-life thing about Pacific Rim. A pair of nerdy scientists (Charlie Day and Burn Gorman) add to the plot (simple as it is), though their primary purpose is wacky comic relief. Del Toro favorite and Hellboy himself, Ron Perelman steals his few short scenes as a bootlegger in Kaiju corpses. His character says a lot about the movie's self-effacing attitude. Pacific Rim is deeply in cahoots with itself over the ridiculousness of the story, but also delights in the awesomeness of its invention. The action is both coherent and mind-blowing, which is why most people will find it such a kick. Just like driving a Jaeger, throw your head into the battle and hang on. --Ted Fry --This text refers to the Blu-ray edition.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'STUNNING VISUAL CONTENT' 13 Nov 2013
By rbmusicman TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
How many movies have we seen in which the 'Golden Gate Bridge' is
destroyed ? ....well, I haven't got an answer, however seems to me
it occurs during just about every disaster movie....and yes, if but
briefly 'Pacific Rim' joins that ''elite'' club.
The Film....Over-sized alien beings 'The Kaijus' begin to arrive on
earth arriving through a porthole below the waves of the 'Pacific'
Five major cities are destroyed before the military are able to combat
the new enemy.
The invasion continues, man has to come up with a monster of their own
....Giant Robots called 'Jaegers' controlled to do battle by two pilots
on board.
However, it seems this may not be enough to stop the 'Kaijus' coming,
the 'Jaegers' program seems too be failing, the world is on the verge
of defeat.
A former pilot is teamed up with an unlikely co-pilot to operate an
outdated 'Jaeger' to do battle.
This may well be man's last stand ahead of an ''almost'' certain alien
victory bringing about the end of human existence.
The visual effects which are indeed impressive make the movie well worth
watching,
The 2D and 3D imagery will almost certainly keep the film alive for viewing
pleasure.
Great picture and sound quality throughout.
A 3-Disc set which includes the usual commentary.........'Disk three' is all
about 'Special Features' with hours of content which includes,,,featurettes
providing in-depth looks at 'Kaijus' ....along with a look at 'Sets' 'Stunts'
'Sounds' 'Effects' and the Mythology of making the film....and so much more.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real surprise! 17 April 2014
Format:Blu-ray
I rented this in 3D for little other reason than wanting to explore the special effects. What I got was a blockbuster of a movie, non-stop action and thrills with amazing special effects, really brought to life in 3D. The story is pure sci-fi but the cast, acting and edge-of-the-seat pace make it a 'join in' movie. You can't help but want to cheer on the underdogs, worry that this is one movie that won't end in success for the all-American (British actor) heroes. One of the best sci-fi movies I have seen in years.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good. 6 April 2014
Format:Amazon Instant Video|Verified Purchase
I thought this would be another boring sci-fi action film. You know the sort; humourless, monotonous clones of all the other boring sci-fi films that have gone before. Well it wasn't. The action gets going right away and we are shown the monster from the very beginning. Not only is the film a sci-fi action film, it also manages to weave in some convincing humour and comic relief. It is a big Hollywood film but somehow it feels different, the pace of the film stops you getting bored; it isn't constantly pushing forward. I was getting so bored of watching sci-fi without imagination and this film has been a refreshing watch.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars OH NO! THERE GOES TOKYO! 21 July 2013
By The Movie Guy TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
The film opens with a narration. It explains that a portal has opened connecting us to another universe in the Pacific Rim. Through this hole emerges destructive creatures from 60's Japanese films, updated of course. In a missed plot point, conventional means of fighting them seem to be useless, so we construct 100-150 foot tall robots called Jaegers to combat them. Missiles fired from Jaegers are effective, but...okay I tried not to think too hard about it.

The Jaegesr are controlled by 2 people, dressed in "Star Wars" storm trooper gear, that are in a mind meld that would make Spock green with envy. They are called pilots because Jaeger masters might be a copyright infringement.

The film combines elements of "Independence Day," "Starship Troopes," "Transformers" and "Ironman" and sets them into a stolen Japanese plot. Of course the rule is if you steal a plot from Japan you have to hire someone from Japan to be in the film, hence we have Rinko Kikuchi as Mako Mori. She will eventually team up with John Rico, eh ah Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam because Casper Van Dien is too old) to fight against the monsters coming at an increasing rate. There is a subplot that includes Ron Perlman and Charlie Day.

There are two schools of thought. One is to use the Jaegers to kill the creatures, the other is to build a war to keep out the illegal aliens. When the wall fails to keep out the illegal aliens, the Jaegers can defend the world thanks to "stand your ground" principles. Pardon my attempt at political humor.

The supporting characters were better written than the main ones.

This is an over dramatic, action packed popcorn film. The language is designed to appeal to a teen/young adult audience. Looks good on the big screen.

Parental Guide: 1 F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Visual spectacle 17 July 2014
By PF Cope TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Loud and brash, Pacific Rim doesn't pretend to be anything else. It's an all action film with cheesy dialogue and predictable script but it does entertain. The visuals, especially in 3D are quite spectacular and certainly gives your TV's motion handling a workout. If you enjoyed watching the Transformer movies or indeed are a fan of Anime you should give this one a go, just forgive the plot holes and it's slightly overlong run time.
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71 of 86 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure fun. 14 July 2013
Format:Blu-ray
The biggest praise I can give Pacific Rim is the fact that I was grinning from ear to ear for the vast majority of it. Guillermo Del Toro's passion and flair are evident throughout and the attention to detail in both the Kaiju and Jaeger design deserves a lot of credit. Del Toro said his aim was to make you feel like an excited 12 year old again whilst watching Pacific Rim, he certainly succeeded.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Comic Book
Not a very intelligent script, but quite an enjoyable comic book style story. Great CGI and likeable characters. Good film if you want to chill.
Published 1 day ago by Mr W.
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than you might expect
Surprisingly good film, highly recommended
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
Saw this at Cinema, one of the years much watch films…...
Published 4 days ago by kinning74
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb picture and sound quality but not much more
Great fx, superb picture and sound, really shows off your system. The story and dialogue is stupid. The acting so so. Read more
Published 5 days ago by SHARIK IFTIKHAR
5.0 out of 5 stars Swift postage & good packaging. Happy bunny
Item as described. Swift postage & good packaging. Happy bunny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blue ray
One of the best quality blue rays I own. This blue ray film is magnificent. I am a recent convert. Blue ray is new to me. Never had a need for it. Recently bought all the gear. Read more
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad could be better
Not bad, thought it might be better than it was but enjoyable enough, not a big saturday night stay in movie,
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