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Rain Man [Blu-ray] [1988] (Get Three Selected Blu-ray Titles for £17*)

Tom Cruise , Dustin Hoffman , Barry Levinson    Suitable for 15 years and over   Blu-ray
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Tom Cruise, Dustin Hoffman, Valeria Golino, Gerald R. Molen, Jack Murdock
  • Directors: Barry Levinson
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 21 Feb 2011
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004G8QT2A
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,944 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Rain Man is the kind of touching drama that Oscars are made for--and, sure enough, the film took Academy honours for best picture, director, screenplay, and actor (Dustin Hoffman) in 1988. Hoffman plays Raymond, an autistic savant whose late father has left him $3 million in a trust. This gets the attention of his materialistic younger brother, a hot-shot LA car dealer named Charlie (Tom Cruise) who wasn't even aware of Raymond's existence until he read his estranged father's will. Charlie picks up Raymond and takes him on a cross-country journey that becomes a voyage of discovery for Charlie, and, perhaps, for Raymond, too. Rain Man will either captivate you or irritate you (Raymond's sputtering of repetitious phrases is enough to drive anyone crazy), but it is obviously a labour of love for those involved. Hoffman had been attached to the film for many years, as various directors and writers came and went, but his persistence eventually paid off--kind of like Raymond in Las Vegas. Look for director Barry Levinson in a cameo as a psychiatrist near the end of the film. --Jim Emerson

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Tom Cruise stars as an idealistic young wheeler-dealer whose life is changed forever when he discovers he has an autistic older brother (Dustin Hoffman, in a Best Actor Oscar-winning performance). Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture.


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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Have you ever had to communicate with someone on a different wavelength as you; for example because he speaks a foreign language and you don't have an interpreter, or because he is unable to communicate verbally at all, or maybe just because you keep misunderstanding each other? If so, you know what a frustrating experience it is to have virtually no control over the situation and over making sure that you're actually understood. And in precisely this situation finds himself Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise), personification of the 1980s' yuppie, a used car dealer with major money problems whose only - tentative - personal attachment is to his current girlfriend Susanna (Valeria Golino). Because having learned that except for a few rosebushes and a vintage 1949 Buick Roadmaster his recently-deceased father has left virtually all of his considerable fortune to his autistic brother Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) - a brother he didn't even know he had - Charlie decides to kidnap Raymond from the Cincinnati facility where he lives, take him to California, and demand half the inheritance in exchange for his brother's return.
Now, Charlie isn't the greatest communicator himself; at least as far as listening goes; he is used to talking people down, and if that alone doesn't do the trick, he starts to yell. This, however, just doesn't work with Raymond, who lives in a world of his own and, unable to express emotion in any other way, falls into a nervous tic when feeling threatened. So for the first time in his life Charlie has to learn to accept another human being for what he is, and work *with* his bewildering methods of communication rather than against them.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Literally? Totally Mind Blowing Good Film! 31 July 2009
By J
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
What can I say! I bought two films at the same time; this one, (Rain Man), and Forest Gump. There's no doubt about it Rain Man EASILY knocks out the latter by a LOOONG shot in terms of reality. All the accolades attributed to Forest Gump should had gone to Rain Man. There's brilliant acting by Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman.

Tom Cruise honed perfectly into the frustration felt by people who have to work with autistic people. People look on the surface and all too quickly judge that, 'things are not that bad', but they don't understand that it can be very hard to deal with people who are essentially robots, (although of course they are not, they are human beings with a massive communication problem), but they simply cannot comprehend emotions easily.

And Dustin Hoffman executed his part with equal brilliance having studied a particular autistic person. When you see the person who he based his character on, (he's on the dvd), you will see what good a job he actally did.

I bought this film never having seen it before but heard of it and decided it's time I did. I'm glad I bought it now the hype has long died down, it allows me to give an observent p.o.v and I can say it is seriously a very very good film.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My main man Charlie Babbitt. 10 Jun 2013
By Spike Owen TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
It is something of a great cinematic achievement that Rain Man became the great film it clearly is because the story surrounding it is interestingly Hollywood in itself.

Four directors, six screenwriters, two cinematographers, eight producers, writers strikes, crew change, and a studio fighting for its life.

All of the above are common knowledge but it doesn't hurt to remember these facts when viewing the award wining triumph of a movie that stands the test of time today. The film is so simple in structure it really needed something special to pull it out of the prospective banality of being "just another road movie about finding oneself", Rain Man achieves something special by tackling its subjects with very sensitive hands and splicing a believable human concept into the story via the incredible shows from its two leading men.

Dustin Hoffman gives a magical moving performance as the Autistic Savant Raymond, the ultimate complement I can pay the performance is that it really is believable, both moving and clever rolled into one artistic result. Tom Cruise is equally as great in a role that called for drastic layer changes, a role that demanded much conviction from the actor taking it on, and Cruise gives the role much depth as he goes from shallow bastard to a very emotive and feeling human being, it's a great show that stands up to reevaluation these days. A performance that seems to have sadly been forgotten in light of Hoffman's film stealing show. With a film such as this you pray that the ending can do it justice, and I'm glad to say that there is no pandering here, it's an ending that says so much because it doesn't cop out, I thank god for those rewrites because the endings to the original scripts would have had me booting the TV set out of the window. Essential cinema. 10/10
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Bluray Transfer 14 Mar 2011
Format:Blu-ray
All I can say this bluray disc has excellent AQ and PQ. It is by miles better than the DVD version. I highly Recommend. One of my most favourite films of all time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Oscar winning performances 6 Oct 2013
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I bought this Blu-ray to replace my DVD, and it's like watching a new film because you notice so much more detail. I can recommend this Blu-ray. The film is a studied account of the relationship between two brothers, and having a brother myself I found it a touching movie to watch. Great performances by Hoffman & Cruise.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow, love it
. . .And Dustin Hoffman does it again, he plays his role as an autistic man perfectly and completly outdoes Tom Cruise in every way
Published 2 days ago by G. Richardson
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoffman at his best
The two men are well cast as brothers - both short and dark with big noses. Hoffman carries this film totally. He is brilliant in this role. Read more
Published 21 days ago by EAP of B
5.0 out of 5 stars My sister's favourite film
Bought this as a Christmas present and it did not disappoint. My sister was thrilled to bits to have her own copy at last.
Published 1 month ago by Domino
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab film
This was a very good film.I bought it for my daughter who was studding disabilities at uni and found it interesting as well as been a really good film .
Published 2 months ago by mammybear
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Had this film years ago when it came out at first and never got round to watching it then when we looked for it it was not there must have been lost in house move so bought it and... Read more
Published 3 months ago by cool_gran
5.0 out of 5 stars very happy
i was very happy with the service and it was worth waiting for will use them again for sure thank you
Published 3 months ago by dawn
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality
A quality film. Recommended to all. The DVD was excellent. Love Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise's performances. Get it now!
Published 3 months ago by Ian Tiso
3.0 out of 5 stars Bought as a present
bought as a pressie for a friend. One of the classics I think and my friend says its one of her favorites
Published 4 months ago by Rozel Fitzgerald
4.0 out of 5 stars Old film
Bit disappointing this film, not as good as it seemed in the cinema of the time of it`s release. Still a few good moments in it
Published 5 months ago by CannonMaster de La Plata
5.0 out of 5 stars happy customer
I love this film its my favourite. And Dustin Hoffman plays a very good part. Pleased with the product also a quick delivery.
Published 6 months ago by Miss L. Elliott
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