Prometheus 2012

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Visionary filmmaker Ridley Scott returns to the genre he helped define, creating an original science fiction epic set in the most dangerous corners of the universe.

Starring:
Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
Runtime:
2 hours 3 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices

Prometheus

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Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Horror
Director Ridley Scott
Starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender
Supporting actors Charlize Theron, Sean Harris, Benedict Wong, Patrick Wilson, Kate Dickie, Logan Marshall-Green, Rafe Spall, Ben Foster, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba
Studio Twentieth Century Fox
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MiddleAge on 10 Aug 2014
Format: DVD
There are a few features of this film that will impress many people such as the sets, the scope of the story and the evocative connections with the Alien franchise. This does not make up for the glaring lack of a plot and numerous shortcomings in character development. In fact the different sections of the story fail to connect: not the opening teaser, not the meaningless cave paintings, not the inexplicable enthusiasm of the crew to take on a mission that they do not understand, not the apparent lack of any appreciation for safe practice, not the almost total absence of any scientific analysis or just common sense in their behaviour on the planet surface or in the spaceship. The characters display a disconcerting lack of regard for one another typified by their apparent lack of concern at the mounting death toll which itself stems from their reckless disregard for risks and unprofessional conduct. The overall presentation might as well be a devious attempt to warn against all forms of space exploration.
I feel obliged here to raise a protest at the overly revisited theme of the origin of life on Earth being ascribed to alien intervention. This seems to be exhibiting the hallmarks of some kind of psychotic obsession on the part of Hollywood film producers and scriptwriters.
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494 of 585 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Russell C. Witheyman on 1 Sep 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Don't be put off by the silly 1 star reviews on here because although prometheus isn't perfect and has flaws, it's still a magnificently crafted intelligent sci-fi film that challenges you to think. The problem was that the hype damaged this film, if you hype something for that long and that hard, then there will always be a degree of anti-climax, it's happened before and it'll happen again. People went in with ridiculous expectations and that's why there are so many stupid 1 or 2 star reviews - they never took it for what it was! to compare this,as some did on here, to "The phantom menace" is pathetic and childish to say the least.

The main problem with Prometheus is clearly it's unanswered questions, my opinion is that this will play better when the sequel arrives as it's really just act 1 of a 2 or 3 act play, that said there's still lots to enjoy here, namely Michael Fassbenders brilliant performance as David the Android, the exceptional design work,stunning fx and Naomi Rapace who is excellent in only her 2nd Hollywood role.

Fed up of silly robots smashing things up,superheroes and vacuous teen vampire movies? want sci fi but with a brain? then this movie is for you, sure it's not perfect but its miles better than most movies out there at the moment.
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173 of 206 people found the following review helpful By Lensman on 18 Oct 2012
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
This is a great film in it's own right, even Ridley says it's not really a prequel, it's just that the idea for this film came about from elements of the first Alien film. Just watch it for what it is, a great piece of Sci-Fi.
Just a gripe now towards Amazon, Why don't you list the extras on any of your DVD / Blu Ray's? This would help many people in deciding which version of the disc to buy. Now originally I was going to buy the film which just came with a digital copy, this was around 15, or I could go for the copy which also had the 3D version, but not having a 3D TV I thought this would be a waste of time and an extra 5. But it wasn't until I read through a load of reviews where someone said to go for the 3D version as it had a film makers documentary which is 3.5 hours long, this I believe does not come with the other version. So I ordered the 3D version (which also has the normal 2D blu Ray version) which does indeed come with a 3.5 hour documentary, but that's not all, there is over 7 hours of bonus features on this disc, which are as follows:

Deleted scenes including alternate beginning and ending
making of Prometheus in depth documentary
Audio commentaries
The Peter weyland files
Weyland corp archive
Plus a Mobile app
Plus more

So if you like your extras then the 3D version is the way to go
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James g on 18 Nov 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Scenes of gore,of silly weird crew behaviour and no logic what so ever,That's what you get when you get a past it Ridley Scott and Damon Lindelof in to re-write he usual so called cool scenes which make no sense what so ever and will ever have a answer to them,dame as when he wrote on the tv show 'Lost',I was not looking for another straight Alien Prequel story as after Alien 3 it just got silly but dear me I would have settled for a more straight prequel after this utter mess,even Michael Fassbinder could not save it,says it all,one of the worse films I have ever seen.
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187 of 230 people found the following review helpful By Mini-nev on 8 Oct 2012
Format: Blu-ray
To put it simply I'm going to review the actual content of the blu ray not the film, there are loads of film sites/magazines you can view if you want a review of the movie i'm going to talk about what seems to get ignored the actual product you are buying!

I will just note, I love the film and think it was way over hyped and this led to people thinking it was going to be the best movie ever so it could never live up to these high standards. Just please ignore all the 1 star reviews, this is certainly not a 1 star movie.

The picture
Prometheus is a good looking film on blu ray, it certainly not the best looking blu ray. Ironcally Alien (A film from the 1970's) looks better on Blu ray. There is some grain but there has been a lot worse in recent years.

The Extras
The Blu ray really shines here. Firslty you get a proper itunes digital copy not a rubbish UV digtial copy. You can also chose to download a Windows Media Player file instead, if you don't use itunes, that will work on msot devices. There is a large handfull of deleted scenes each with a cool little explain of why they were cut and what they add to the film. There is also an alternative beginning and ending. The deleted scenes are separate from the movie and cannot be viewed as part of the film, in say a director's cut format.

There is also a strange feature called the "Weyland files" which gives a deeper view into the "Alien/Promethues Universe". there is also commentaries which are good but really only for Alien/Prometheus super fans, the causal viewer will be bored. Finally there is a really cool dual screen feature.
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