Watch now


£3.58 + £1.26 UK delivery
In stock. Sold by AbundaTrade

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
passionFlix UK Add to Basket
£4.95
RAREWAVES USA Add to Basket
£9.74
supermart_usa Add to Basket
£16.39
Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Colour:
Image not available

 

Wanted [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

Angelina Jolie , James McAvoy , Timur Bekmambetov    DVD
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
Price: £3.58
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Dispatched from and sold by AbundaTrade.
Fall Fortnight: The DVD & Blu-ray Sale
Find great prices on DVDs and Blu-ray in Fall Fortnight: The DVD & Blu-ray Sale. Offers end at 23:59 on Sunday, November 2. Find more great prices on DVD and Blu-ray Bargains.

Region 1 encoding (requires a North American or multi-region DVD player and NTSC compatible TV. More about DVD formats.)

Note: you may purchase only one copy of this product. New Region 1 DVDs are dispatched from the USA or Canada and you may be required to pay import duties and taxes on them (click here for details). Please expect a delivery time of 5-7 days.


LOVEFiLM By Post

Rent Wanted on DVD from LOVEFiLM By Post

Frequently Bought Together

Wanted [DVD] [2008] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] + Salt [DVD] [2010] + Mr. & Mrs. Smith [2005] [DVD]
Price For All Three: £10.40

These items are dispatched from and sold by different sellers.

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product details

  • Actors: Angelina Jolie, James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Terence Stamp, Thomas Kretschmann
  • Directors: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Writers: Chris Morgan, Derek Haas, J.G. Jones, Mark Millar, Michael Brandt
  • Producers: Adam Siegel, Blair Breard
  • Format: AC-3, Colour, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Classification: R (Restricted) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Dec 2008
  • Run Time: 110 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (210 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001GKJ2F2
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 304,056 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

Reviews

Product Description

Mcavoy/Freeman/Jolie ~ Wanted

From Amazon.co.uk

As the impresario behind gravity-defying Russian blockbuster Night Watch, it's inevitable that Hollywood would come calling for Timur Bekmambetov. With a studio budget and an international cast, including two Oscar winners, Timur cooks up a Hong Kong-styled actioner bursting with fast cars and big guns. Our unlikely hero is mild-mannered Chicago accountant Wesley Gibson (Atonement's James McAvoy), whose father died when he was a tot. Wesley never learned to stand up for himself, and his girlfriend, boss, and best buddy all take advantage until the seductive Fox (Angelina Jolie) rescues him from a sharpshooter named Cross (The Pianist’s Thomas Kretschmann). After which, she whisks him away to a mansion on the edge of town to meet the other members of the Fraternity, where leader Sloan (Morgan Freeman) informs Wesley that Cross, a rogue agent, executed his father. Sloan believes Wesley has the goods to take him out, so he undergoes the Fraternity's brutal training regimen (Marc Warren and Common dish up some of the abuse). When he's ready, Sloan sends him out to fulfill his duty, but matters become complicated when Wesley finds out someone isn't telling the truth, leading our former milquetoast to exact an elaborate revenge. For those who've been following McAvoy's career to date, Wanted will surely come as a surprise. In adapting Mark Millar's comic series, Timur offers buckets of blood and a smidgen of depth, but fans of The Matrix and Mr. and Mrs. Smith will want to give this one a look. --Kathleen C. Fennessy --This text refers to an alternate DVD edition.

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
By The Truth TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
Well I never... every once in a while you get a pleasant surprise.

After seeing the trailers for this when it was out at the cinema I gave it a wide berth, thinking it looked awful. But after hearing good things about it from more than a few friends and seeing it in the bargain bucket at my local DVD exchange, I thought I'd pick it up and give it a go.

Having finally bit the bullet (a perfect pun for a film about assassins who bend bullets and block shots with their own flying lead) what I got was a film that, although cheesy, was thoroughly enjoyable. With a surprisingly interesting story and sub plot, it was packed full of action (albeit a bit over the top - especially in the car chase stakes,) and had a few jokes in there that had me laughing out loud on more than one occasion.

In short, it's basically about an office worker, bored with the 9 to 5, who's picked to join a school of assassins - but there's also an interesting background to the story in the sense that these assassins get their 'marks' from a higher place - a divine presence or universal force which speaks to our heroes through a loom; which of its own accord, has been providing 'targets' to this school of hitmen - coded within it's threads - for centuries.

Jolie was the best I've ever seen her in this (both looks and acting-wise), Morgan Freeman as always was outstanding, and their was even a major minor role for Common - which should please Hip Hop fans. The film was good fun, well shot and directed and the special effects were suitably over the top yet spectacular. I and my flat mate thoroughly enjoyed it and if you want a film full of stylised killing you'll be hard pressed to beat it.

Wanted: not by me at first, but it should have been because it's not at all half bad. 8 out of 10.

If this reviews helped you at all please give it the thumbs up.
Was this review helpful to you?
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Wanted 7 May 2011
By Spider Monkey HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Wesley lives his life from day to day, coping with the monotony of work and crippling panic attacks. His boss makes his life a misery and his best friends is having an affair with his girlfriend, his life is directionless and he's not sure what his life's purpose is. Then Vox (Jolie) comes along, rescues him from an assassin and introduces him into the world of the fraternity.

The fraternity are a group of highly skilled assassins, lead by Sloan (Morgan Freeman), who can bend bullets, see in slow motion and who rid the world of unsavoury characters who cause more harm than good. That is until some darker secrets start to come to light......

This is one of those action films that runs at a frenetic pace and as long as you don't over-analyse it you will be in for a rip-roaring ride. There are fights galore, high speed car chases and enough explosions to keep the most ardent action fan pleased. The stunts and special effects are pretty impressive and whilst they are reminiscent of The Matrix at times, they are still great fun to watch.

McAvoy doesn't seem gritty enough to be an action hero, but he suit's the role well as the everyman who gets dragged into a world he doesn't fully understand. Jolie is a little wooden, but to be honest she takes a back seat in this film and you don't really notice her one way or the other. Freeman adds a certain gravitas as he always seems to do in the roles he plays.

The direction was pretty good too, with slowed down time and bullets and the action scenes are handled very well. The soundtrack is great as well and the use of Nine Inch Nails' `Every Day is Exactly the Same' when McAvoy is an office worker was inspired.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars wanted 7 May 2011
By paul
Format:DVD
A master pice of many twists and turns . Full on action,and suspense,The .ending leaves you wanting more .Reconmended to all who like spical effects.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare this is not... 7 Feb 2011
Format:Blu-ray
But my god it's entertaining!

Like so many of the reviews here I really wasn't expecting much from this but it really blew me away. Its absolutely non-stop adrenaline - I saw one review saying not enough action? I think this film is like the Matrix on cocaine or the Terminator with ADHD.

This is film is clearly not a thinker, but solid performances, very impressive visuals and enough of a plot to fill in brief gaps between gun shots, stunts and train hopping madness make this film a very watchable experience.

With regards to the Blu-Ray edition, very worthwhile - crisp quality of both sound and visual that given the subject matter (ie lots of visual effects etc) is worth having in its highest quality.

Highly recommended - will have you on the edge of the seat and cheering at the end!
Was this review helpful to you?
54 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ridiculous, but very enjoyable! 31 Aug 2008
By Mr. R. W. Graham VINE VOICE
Format:DVD
first of all, i think wanted is one of those films that's going to be a bit of a guilty pleasure for me. the plot is ludicrous, but it's so much fun to watch that as long as you don't take any of it seriously, you should have a lot of fun with it.
performances are spot on. james mcavoy in particular who i've become a huge fan of in recent years, and i think he's become one of our finest young actors is terrific, although you wouldn't neccesarily picture him as an action hero, he does a terrific job. angelina jolie is excellent, one of her best roles in a long while, and morgan freeman, who let's face it, is incapable of giving a bad performance ever, no matter what he's in is very sinister as the head of the group of assasins.
plot as i said is ludicrous, and although it is visually stunning it does seem to rip off the matrix movies, and the russian director's own nightwatch and daywatch movies. in short, it's big, loud, dumb, and very enjoyable and one of the best pure action movies in years.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Were these reviews helpful?   Let us know

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
   


Look for similar items by category


Feedback