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The Beach [2000] [DVD]


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  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet
  • Directors: Danny Boyle
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Hungarian, Polish, Icelandic, Finnish, Czech
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: 27 Dec 2000
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004WA65
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,261 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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25 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Blue hunter VINE VOICE on 6 Feb 2006
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is without doubt a great film and one of leonardo di caprio's best performances.
I really do like this film and i don't think it got the acknowledgement it deserved.The acting is great
and the scenery is both spectacular and beautiful.I put myself into the position of Richard when i watch this,thinking you
know if i went travelling and went to the places he does and the situations he gets himself into what would i do.
The story is of an American traveller,Richard (Di Caprio) and his chance meeting with Daffy (a cameo by Robert Carlyle)
in a hotel.Daffy gives him a map of a secret island where paradise can be found and Richard soon tells the story to two
French travellers and they all head of in search of the island,but when they get there the paradise soon turns into a
nightmare and for Richard his mind starts to lose control.
As i said this to me is a more than a cult classic where only a few people loved it.It should be liked by more and for some
reason people don't seem to like to say that they liked this film and they look at you as if you are sad for liking it yourself.
As i said try it for yourself and see.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 10 April 2007
Format: DVD
The novel was a best seller whereas the film was a moderate success...just means that objectives were not fully met.Casting is OK with Di Caprio and Tilda Swinton well cast.The photography is breathtaking but the ending is very contrived.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 6 Jan 2001
Format: VHS Tape
This is a really good film. Very well filmed and the soundtrack is fantastic. The book is much better though and quite different so see the film then read the book (the other way round and you'll be really disappointed by the film - which would be a shame because it is a top film).
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RM on 29 Mar 2005
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I really don't know why this film got so much negative criticism. I found it to be a really well-constructed film which had abit of everything in it: violence, romance, swearing, drama, suspense, you name it. The acting for the most part is very convincing and it is a film which is unpredictable, which I think is a plus. With all the extra features on DVD, you can't go wrong.
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14 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 17 Feb 2001
Format: DVD
I've just read the book by Alex Garland, which I loved, and just rented this DVD to check out the adaptation of the story by the authors of Trainspotting, a movie which I hadn't really fallen for. I was curious to see if the equation 'love the book - hate the movie' would work for this one too, but I have to say it wasn't the case. Yes, the movie does stray from the original story in some points, but it's clear that it's mostly for practical purposes - several characters are condensed into one, dramatic developments occur more abruptly, characterization is less profound. That's obvious with movies from books, and in this case you got to condense a story that's over 400 page long, written in first person narrative, and with some pretty striking touches that are obviously lost in the film version.
But in exchange for these unavoidable losses you also get a lot more than on paper - the striking visuals which pay a more than fair tribute to the writer's wonderful skill with descriptions (director of photography Darius Kondji is a master of his art), the great casting and acting, a cool soundtrack, and more catchy twists in the plot. True, some of the variations from the book are clearly imposed by Hollywood standards - the extra sex and love interest, mostly, and the simplified ending. But they do work somehow here.
The extra features allow you to view the alternate ending as well as lots of scenes that were cut out for practical reasons. If they had been included, it would have been a three-hour long movie (and the Apocalypse Now connection would have been too much!) and most of all, a lot sadder and more subtly disturbing. It wouldn't have worked that well for the box office, and that's not a denigratory comment.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Picard TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 18 Nov 2006
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... just don't do both, or you may find yourself very dissapointed, as myself and many other reviewers have found. The Beach is a hard film to review. Afterall, do you realate it to the best-selling novel? Or do you talk about it in Hollywood terms? I tried to look at it from both angles...

Thankfully, I read the reviews here on Amazon, so I already had the idea that this would have elements of Hollywood in it. What I didn't realise was the scale of it. Upon starting the film, everything seems in place I guess - Richard out on the town, and then staying the hotel. However, 1 hour 55 minutes just isn't enough time, and it shows as the character development is rushed. And before you know it, the three travellers - Richard, Etienne, and Francoise are in agreement to go to the beach, yet they haven't even exchanged conservations previously... (apart from Francoise helping Richard open his door, and exchange names). The choice of Richard - that being Leo' DiCaprio also shows to have an affect on the book, as the meeting with Zeph and Sammy doesn't have the same effect, as they don't see him as they stereotypical english person.

The travel to the island is also brings out the Hollywood side, as Leo =D= (its easier to type!) shows his shouting and swearing side that is completely unesscary, as the character Richard wasn't really an eccentric perosn as the film makes him out to be. And i'm afraid to say that much of the 'Beach Life' is varied to that of the book. The romance in the book that saw Francoise and Richard have feelings for each other, yet kept them hidden, is re-written. Instead, the producers felt they had to literally 'fall' for each other - the result being them snogging in the sea, and then having sex after..
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