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The Great Gatsby [DVD] [2013]

Leonardo DiCaprio , Carey Mulligan , Baz Luhrmann    Suitable for 12 years and over   DVD
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (326 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire
  • Directors: Baz Luhrmann
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Dutch, French
  • Dubbed: French
  • 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 - 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 Nov 2013
  • Run Time: 136 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (326 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0085KS2OI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 190 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Baz Luhrmann writes, directs and produces this adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire and Carey Mulligan. Set in the 1920s, the story follows aspiring writer Nick Carraway (Maguire) as he moves to New York and becomes intrigued by his neighbour Jay Gatsby (DiCaprio)'s lavish lifestyle and mysterious past. As Nick finds himself caught up in the world of the wealthy, he witnesses romantic entanglement and betrayal. Gatsby's true nature is slowly exposed and his involvement with old flame Daisy Buchanan (Mulligan) ultimately leads to tragedy. The soundtrack was overseen by Jay-Z and features music from, amongst others, Beyoncé, André 3000, Will.i.am, Lana Del Rey and Florence and the Machine, as well as Jay-Z himself.

UltraViolet Expiry Date: November 11, 2015

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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
Baz Luhrmann's use of popular music, rap and modern dance set in a period drama was very original in Moulin Rouge because it suited the bohemian story of Toulouse-Lautrec, who was a pioneer of the new and decadence at the same time. The art scene in Paris during the 1920s was experimenting in the unconventional. So to implant that style into a story about dangers of excess could work, but in The Great Gatsby it fails utterly because none of it felt real. The use of CGI is reminiscent of the Star Wars prequels. There was so much of it that it lost all resemblance to normality. This was a 1920s that no one would recognise. In the inability to believe what you see is real than any character development or sympathy went out of the window. It could make for a spectacular music video but for a feature film it lacked soul, depth or interest. Leonardo DiCaprio was the only saving grace. The narration by Tobey Maguire is awful and Carey Mulligan phoned it in.
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68 of 83 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A feast for the eyes! 24 Jun 2013
By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Blu-ray
Firstly, please do not let the title of the review fool you - Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" is not just a visually stunning production, it is a great piece of cinematography, wonderfully adapted script and first class acting by the leading cast as well as all the extras. Mr Luhrmann's is one maverick of director, who never shied from over the top productions, and together with great (truly fatastic!) acting by Leonardo DiCaprio and the amazing soundtrack recorded by the most famous names in the contemporary pop - this is a miracle recipe for the greatest Gatsby!

"The Great Gatsby" is visually striking, which is no more and no less that we've come to expect from a Baz Lurhmann's film. Lurhmann never held back from producing and directing stunning works of art. But, compared to his previous works (perhaps with the exception of Romeo + Juliet [DVD] [1996]), which were beautiful and entertaining, but somewhat lacking depth, "The Great Gatsby" has all the important components of a great film.

Lurhmann's attention to detail is admirable, the Scott Fitzgerald's book is read through the cinematography, the director is faithful to the writer's work. Baz Lurhmann is truly pushing the envelope in portraying the overblown madness of the twenties' glamorous living. You can feel the craziness, you experience the insanity, the hysterics, you are living for the day. But beyond its themes of wealth and craziness and obsessing on living for the moment, "The Great Gatsby" is a wonderful, beautiful and tragic love story. It's a twisted romance. It's an instant classic.

DiCaprio is amazing as Gatsby. He is charismatic and charming and dark and complex and so in love with Daisy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love love love 9 Jun 2014
By Harriet
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I adore this film. I saw it twice at the cinema and had to get it on blu-ray. The soundtrack is also amazing. It stays true to the books but the visuals are just amazing. The story is so well told, and even though it's a very long film you hardly notice because it sucks you in. You feel like you're right there, in the 20's singing and dancing. It's perfect. If you haven't seen it, watch it now!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not an actual film 23 Mar 2014
Format:Blu-ray
More of a visual montage of expensive but poorly conceived pop videos. If you actually enjoy 'proper' films ie. films with a plot, a story, characters etc then give this a miss. Saying that, I only managed 40 minutes before switching off so maybe it got better as it went on.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Dreadful 10 Aug 2014
Format:DVD
A woeful travesty of a great work of literature. Where to start? The irritating and misplaced sound track? The acting and leaden script The green screen sets that made me feel I was watching Harry Potter? Or was it just the complete lack of feeling in this woeful movie? I hit the stop button after enduring it for 15 minutes in the hope it might improve. It didn't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it, Old Sport !!! 4 Jun 2014
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Beautiful cast members, beautiful sets, beautiful costumes, this film is wonderful - Leonardo is a genius and the support cast excellent - Recommend - 10/10
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The not great Gatsby 1 Mar 2014
Format:DVD
Sadly this reinterpretation of The Great Gatsby falls horribly short of the mark. It loses all the eloquence and style of Fitzgerald's writing. Similarly the characters brought so vividly and sensitively to life in the Redford/Farrow version are reduced to cartoon-like figures stumbling around in a bewildering, over-indulgent production. This one of the very few movies I have been unable to watch through to the end. Do yourself a favour - give it a miss and opt for the original. It has more than stood the test of time.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Charming 20 Jun 2014
Format:DVD
Yet another success from Lhurmann. The sets, the music and of course Dicaprios ability to portray pretty much any character scored a 10/10 for me!
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