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Super 8 - Triple Play (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy) [2011] [Region Free]

Elle Fanning , Kyle Chandler , J.J. Abrams    Suitable for 12 years and over   Blu-ray
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Elle Fanning, Kyle Chandler
  • Directors: J.J. Abrams
  • Format: DVD+Blu-ray
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Castilian, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish
  • Dubbed: French, German, Italian, Castilian
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: All Regions (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Paramount Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: 12 Dec 2011
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004S71ZK0
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17,227 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

In the summer of 1979, a group of friends in a small Ohio town witness a catastrophic train crash while making a super 8 movie and s oon suspect that it was not an accident. Shortly after, unusual disappearances and inexplicable events begin to take place in town, and the local Deputy tries to uncover the truth - something more terrifying than any of them could have imagined.


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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Likeable sci-fi-thriller 4 April 2012
By Tim Kidner TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
There are so many differing reviews here, covering everything from awful to excellent, it's going to be difficult writing anything new. So, I'll not try and just say what I thought:

I quite liked the idea of a group of kids making zombie movies and the comradeship that brings and we see them getting along for a common purpose. Some of the scenes between young Joel Courtney's and Elle Fanning's are touching, believable and very well acted, whilst the others offered a ragbag of youngsters that are typical of a traditional Spielberg.

The military/scifi elements might not be totally new and unique, but to my middle-aged mind were put together well enough to seem fresh. The SFX were good enough for what was needed, though not exactly state of the art.

Enough went on and mostly suspenseful enough to keep me interested and ultimately, I enjoyed it for what it was. My rented DVD won't be replaced with a copy of my own, though and I give 7/10.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Auteurs and aliens 23 Dec 2011
By Paul Tapner TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Kids these days. They don't know what they're missing. Back in 1979, in the days before the internet, mobile phones, and computer games [computer games that were more sophisticated than pong, that is] folks had to make their own entertainment.

You could make models, put up posters of tv stars or the space shuttle, ride around on chopper bikes. And you could make home movies with handheld cameras.

Lost creator and star trek director JJ Abrams takes us back to those days with a movie all about that kind of life. And it's the kind of movie you might have seen at the time.

Set in small town america our main character is young Joe. An emotional opening shows he and his father, one of the sheriffs deputies, struggling to connect in the wake of Joe's mother's tragic death.

One release for Joe is via his friend Charles. Overweight and somewhat bossy, Charles makes movies and is desperate to get his zombie horror story completed in time to enter a movie festival.

Enlisting Alice, a girl from a few grades above them at school, to play the female lead, the three plus their other friends are out shooting late one night when they witness a train crash. Which someone caused deliberately.

As the air force move into town, secrets and strange events abound. Can Joe and the townsfolk find what's going on before their home is torn apart?

Executive produced by Steven Spielberg and with the Amblin entertainment logo at the start, thats another way in which it harks back to the period. Along with a wealth of period detail and a fun scene of someone trying out a certain new invention. That looks very dated now.

The picture quality does also look like something that's thirty years old, but that may be intentional.
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21 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a love letter to treasured movies of the past 17 May 2012
Format:Blu-ray
Adults weaned on '80s-era Steven Spielberg classics will no doubt experience a sharp tinge of nostalgia while watching Super 8, and the younger viewers will get an exciting version of those films to call their own thanks to writer/director J.J. Abrams, who stays faithful to both the style and tone of movies such as E.T while slyly infusing them with his own contemporary style. And in an age where children are needlessly shielded from realities of the world, even in fiction, it's undeniably refreshing to see a new fantasy adventure that both refuses to sugar-coat the childhood experience and possesses an actual air of danger.

Not only do the kids in Super 8 swear, but they also have a gun pointed at them by a teacher, run for their lives from a massive train wreck, and make a treacherous dash through a suburban war zone amidst a deafening barrage of military firepower. Yes, parents, this is definitely one instance where you'll have to judge for yourself as to whether this film is suitable for the younger kids.

Long before the Internet, some films actually possessed an aura of mystery in the run-up to opening day. We were never quite sure what we were going to get it was really nice to relive that feeling once again when I finally got round to watching this film. With Super 8, Abrams and company have successfully managed the unique feat of re-creating that experience by crafting an intriguing teaser trailer and ensuring that precious few details of their film were leaked before the release date.

Super 8 is so effective in capturing a very specific moment in time, including the look and tone of the movies released then, that aside from Abrams' trademark lens flares and advanced special effects, it's nearly indistinguishable from the real deal.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good seller. Arrived quickly 6 July 2014
Format:DVD
Good seller.Arrived quickly.thanks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 5 July 2014
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Great film. Great performances and brings about so much nostalgia
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By Maciej TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
I didn't like this film and I am glad that I rented it only instead of buying. Below, more of my impressions, with some limited SPOILERS.

In 1979 a group of young teenagers is working on an amateur horror film about a zombie infestation. One night they slip out of homes to film a scene which happens on an abandoned railway station. When doing it they witness a terrible train derailment, during which SOMETHING escapes from a kind of an armored wagon... and then the film really begins.

Even if this film was directed by J.J. Abrams (which made me suddenly very concerned about the next STAR WARS movie...), it was produced by Steven Spielberg and it is clear from the beginning that "Super 8" is just a mixture of recycled elements from "E.T.", "Close encounters of the third kind" and "Taken" TV series. It wouldn't be a problem if this mix was well made - but it was NOT!

The story is silly and terribly predictable, filled with every possible cliché in the book. US military and US government are presented as some kind of Nazis. The alien creature is a kind and gentle thing and it kills only bad people, namely those who wear uniforms... A drug using, vulgar slacker (Jeez, what a role model!) is the main ally of children against the bad US government, who not only abuses gentle alien creatures but also routinely murders US citizens. I also couldn't really feel any sympathy for little heroes from "Super 8" - unlike in "E.T.", far from being nice kids, they are a mixture of boring and annoying brats with deep issues.

As many other recent films, this one tries to be a sci-fi film for both adult and young public - just to fail on both counts, as it is too violent and scary for a kid's movie and too childish for a grown-up movie...

I hardly managed to finish watching it and at the end I was simply relieved that this ordeal was over. Avoid!
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4.0 out of 5 stars The whole family enjoyed this film
The whole family enjoyed this film. It is fun, clever and well-made with likeable characters and good performances from the cast. Read more
Published 14 days ago by T. Blackman
5.0 out of 5 stars Super Super 8!
A superb film! The steelbook case is great.. Very simple and matches the theme of the film vet well. The film itself has all of the great elements that I look for in a movie.. Read more
Published 25 days ago by AmazonAddict
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable !
I heard of this film in a trailer of another DVD.
I Enjoyed watching it, and will watch again later.
Published 29 days ago by AS
3.0 out of 5 stars Lack of originality
I don't think it's a well written script, it's too much information and special effects to convince the public .
Published 2 months ago by Reinaldo de Araujo Barbosa
3.0 out of 5 stars Overrated
I enjoyed the movie, it starts like a spielberg at his best, but then it shows it's by jj abrahams, meaning that it indulges in a mechanical plot that doesn't develop all its... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Elleppi
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Stumbled across this and thought it was fantastic. The kids were amazingly good and the wit and humour bang on. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Chris leonard
5.0 out of 5 stars good film
good film liked it the story line is good kids dressing up like they do is strange but kids will be kids thanks :)
Published 4 months ago by lisa
2.0 out of 5 stars Super Shame
I'm pleased I never did make it to the Cinema to see this movie, I faced the disappointment from the comfort on my own sofa.. Read more
Published 5 months ago by David Jacomb
5.0 out of 5 stars love this film
I must have seen this Film at least 4 time now and I still enjoy it as much as I did the first time round Stephen Spelberg and JJ Abrams (he of star trek)have done a great job... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr. J. P. Emptage
3.0 out of 5 stars Storyline
what I did not realise this DVD was really for teenagers
I suppose for a teenager it wasn't bad
But even so the storyline could have been better
Published 8 months ago by Sherry Ridler
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