Watch now

Quantity:1

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

The Warrior [Blu-ray]

(Get Three Selected Blu-ray Titles for £17*)

Price: £8.33 & FREE Delivery in the UK on orders over £10. Details
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way).
Dispatched from and sold by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
33 new from £6.03 2 used from £6.02

*This is part of our Three Blu-ray Titles for £17 promotion
This title is in our Three Blu-ray Titles for £17 promotion. Click here to see the full range. Offer only applies to Qualifying Items purchased and dispatched from Amazon.co.uk. It does not apply to purchases made from third-party sellers at Amazon.co.uk’s Marketplace platform.

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Buy three Blu-ray titles for £17 from the qualifying selection when dispatched and sold by Amazon.co.uk Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player. To find out more about Blu-ray, visit our Hi-Def Learn & Shop store.

  • Important Information on Firmware Updates: Having trouble with your Blu-ray disc player? Will certain discs just not play? You may need to update the firmware inside your player. Click here to learn more.


Frequently Bought Together

The Warrior [Blu-ray] + A Room With A View [Blu-ray] [Region Free]
Price For Both: £14.33

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Irrfan Khan, Puru Chibber, Aino Annuddin
  • Directors: Asif Kapadia
  • Language: Hindi
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Channel 4 DVD
  • DVD Release Date: 28 May 2012
  • Run Time: 87 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007E88P8K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 73,434 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

Lafcadia is the leader of a group of warriors hired by a local lord to enforce his rule among the people. When he is ordered to punish a village that has failed to pay tribute, Lafcadia renounces his violent ways and sets off on a journey to the mountain village in which he was born. The lord then dispatches Biswas, Lafcadia's second-in-command, to track-down the former warrior and punish his betrayal with death.

From Amazon.co.uk

The images of Asif Kapadia's first feature film, The Warrior, sear themselves in the mind: the warrior practising with his sword in front of a half-alive tree, or a close-up of a scorpion scuttling across the desert as a camel cart goes by. Restrained beauty pervades the film in the choice of locations, costumes and the framing of each shot, but those unaccustomed to art cinema will feel the absence of story in this visual, mystical odyssey which uses few words, as looks and images carry the film. Irfan Khan brings a quiet, powerful presence of haunting intensity to the role an Indian "samurai", seemingly a homage to Kurosawa. The warrior has an epiphany after a bloodthirsty encounter that leads him to abandon his life in the desert and head for the pure snows of the Himalayas. This film (that repays repeat viewing and introduces major new talent) is likely to become a landmark.

On the DVD: The Warrior's picture quality on disc does justice to the film and the extras are rewarding. The young director is sincere and reflective, as shown in his scene-by-scene commentary and on the deleted material, the latter lasting over an hour. The making of documentary is absorbing. --Rachel Dwyer --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought

Customer Reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Jolley HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 2 July 2006
Format: DVD
The Warrior is a subtly powerful, beautifully shot movie that carries with it a rare quality of importance. It's a deep, conflicting story that plays strangely on the emotions, relies on disarmingly sparse dialogue, and leaves an indelible impression on the viewer. It garnered a number of nominations and awards, including the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film (the film's director/co-writer, Asif Kapadia, is British, as were several others involved in the production), even though it was denied Oscar consideration as the British entry for best foreign language film because it was in the non-English language of Hindi. Since it is in Hindi, you can expect to depend on subtitles - but the poignancy and real depth of the story is really revealed through the faces of the actors and actresses.

The Warrior is the story of Lafcadia (Irfan Khan), a warrior in feudal India who, in something of a spiritual moment, lays down his sword and swears to never kill again. Hurrying home, he cuts his hair and that of his son and sets off on a journey "home" to the mountains. His feudal lord, naturally, disapproves of any man leaving his service and demands his head by the next morning. This leads to a momentous turning point I found quite shocking. It's a little hard to sympathize with a man who has the blood of countless men, women, and children (most of them guilty of nothing other than poverty) on his hands, but the tragic events that quickly play out really connect you to this man on an emotional level as he begins his trek from the deserts of Rajasthan to the snowbound Himalayas.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. John Hodgson on 30 Sep 2002
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
This is probably one of the most pretty films I've ever seen. The camera work is lovely. The period and setting is interesting and original. All the film's themes are sensitvely portrayed by the brilliantly selected cast; there are no voids in the suspension of disbelief.
The only problem, in my mind, is that the experience is a bit too minimalist; the plot is a sort of thinned-down asian 'Gladiator', and I think a little more dialogue could have added a lot of depth to the characters. It's a joy to look at, though.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By jannerman on 5 Aug 2005
Format: DVD
Ok, let's start off by making this clear, this is The Warrior directed by Asif Kapadia, not the Korean movie, although that sounds interesting too!
The movie centres around The Warrior (oddly enough!) who is the leader of a band of enforcers working for a wealthy Lord. Not knowing my history very well I'm guessing this was pretty much how it was, wealthy people were the ones with a gang of bullies that ruled with an iron hand....
Our hero has a change of heart in an encounter in the middle of a burning village that he and his men had been sent to "teach a lesson" and seeks to change his ways - that would all be fine in that you don't simply leave the Lord that easily....
Whist most of the story is peaceful, violence is kept to a minimum in the same way, as another reviewer points out, is the dialogue. This is a film about relationships - not in the girl/boy sense but almost in the vein of a road movie, various characters meeting in existing with each other.
The lead is charismatic and interesting and displays a range of emotions with little or no apparent effort, when you catch him smiling which is rare here you find yourself doing the same, you feel for the character and what he goes through.....a journey.
The score beautifully accompanies the cinematography which is also beautiful, I'm struggling for superlatives, but that's just it, this film is beautiful. Take it from me, I have a varied taste in movies, I love my Sci-Fi, Horror, World Cinema, etc but this equals the epic Asian movies; Crouching Tiger, Hero and House of Flying Daggers, not in scale or scope (although there is plenty of scale in places) but in beauty.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Dec 2003
Format: VHS Tape
When I first saw this film, at my film socity the director and writer flew over just to speak to about 200 or so film fans, and then to watch it and realise that this was a work of genius! and there first film! Watch it is all I can say, One of my faviourite films ever...
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By wiseprotector on 29 Dec 2003
Format: DVD
"The Warrior" has not a word, not a gesture, not an image out of place. Kapadia's film is very much a great poem: It is finished because nothing more can be taken away.
The theme is quest-for-redemption. Classic, simple, universal.
The characters are developed with a look, with a gesture. We understand perfectly, for example, the warrior's feelings towards the thief when, near the end of the film, he inches the thali towards himself teasingly.
Dialogue is (wisely, in my opinion) kept to a minimum. These are not chatty people, so why make them chat?
Visually, the movie is truly beautiful.
Most blockbusters today are very much like rides in an amusement park. The latest "Star Wars", "Lord of the Rings"... But if you are looking for an aesthetic experience, if (for example) you appreciate Satyajit Ray's films, you'll certainly like "The Warrior".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions
   



Feedback