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  • Actors: Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz, Octavia Spencer
  • Directors: Ryan Coogler
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Altitude Film Distribution
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Oct. 2014
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00LH19EIU
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 49,384 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
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Waking up on the morning of new years eve 2008, Oscar feels something in the air. Taking it as a sign to get a head start on his new year resolutions, he crosses paths with friends, family and strangers on his quest to be a better person. As he celebrates the New Year and a fresh start, one truly shocking, tragedy shakes his community and the entire United States to its very core.

Both delicate and devastating, Ryan Coogler s astonishingly assured directorial debut is a powerful and deeply moving, must-see hit.

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This film is by no means a new and modern film .After watching it on droid box I knew that I must have this film in my collection and what better way to get the DVD than through the fast, simply and efficient Amazon. Just typed the name of the film into the search Dar and up poped the film at several prices. Picked the one I wanted and had the film four days later.
Brilliant.
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Very good film
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This film is not available in Blu-ray here in India. I was thrilled to receive a copy of this at no higher than the usual price.
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This is based on the true story of Oscar Grant. This emotional film opens with some actual footage of the incident.

Oscar (Michael B. Jordan) is no saint. We discover he has done time. His relationship with his wife/gf (Melonie Diaz) is strained due to an infidelity. He has gone back to his old ways of dealing pot which has caused him to lose his job. Oscar also has good qualities. He is close to his family. He helps strangers and stray dogs. He recently dumped his baggie of pot as he has realized he was on the wrong path.

It is New Year's eve and his mother's (Octavia Spencer) birthday. Tonight he is going to celebrate with his wife as his life seems to becoming normal, but his prison past comes back to haunt him.

This is a dramatic representation of Oscar's life leading up to the Fruitvale Bart Station incident. I do not know how much outside of the incident is true. The film seems to place Oscar on the road to sainthood after a few stumbles, which set off my skeptic alarm. I would say some of the film was dramatic filler. Octavia Spencer gives us a great performance while the rest of the supporting cast was spotty. Oscar's life was fairly boring which in turn translated into numerous slow moments. This was apparently done by design so as to create the gut-wrenching sickening feeling at the climax.

The film was a winner at both Cannes and Sundance. Certainly worth watching for the politically active.

Parental Guide: F-bomb. No sex or nudity.
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Unfortunately I am unable to give a true review of the film as I had to turn it off after half an hour. The sound quality was absolutely abysmal; incoherent muffled mumbling one moment and ear splitting music the next. The only actor I could understand clearly was the young child. A shame as this has had some great reviews, I obviously am missing something here, I hope others are able to persevere and enjoy what is clearly a poignant story.
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By KG TOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Dec. 2013
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A devastating film. An amazing debut from Ryan Coogler that worked in spite of what could have been serious obstacles.
Not only did I know the true story the film was based on, but the first two minutes of the film gives away much of the climax,
so I was very worried that I'd find it interesting, but not emotional.

Warning - some could consider the following to have vague spoilers;

But by filling the movie with rich, real, human characters who we get to know and care for, by casting and shooting the film
brilliantly, and filling it with all those little human details that make you feel like you're watching real people, knowing the outcome
didn't matter. By about a third of the way in I was hooked, and by the end I was in tears in a way no film has done to me in
a long while. It also manages the always tricky feat of being terribly sad without being depressing or nihilistic. Coogler treats
all his characters, even the 'villains' with grace and humanity. I can't wait to see what he does next.
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Fact based drama about Oscar Grant 111, who was no angel as we learn early in the film.The film starts with actual footage taken on the night,Oscar has one daughter & up until two weeks ago a job,he also does a bit of drug dealing which is now helping put food on the table.
New years eve 2007 was spent in San Quentine,one year on & he spends the first part of the evening with family,his daughter is left with a friend.The plan is to go to Frisco to see in the new year,Oscar plans to drive but his mum persuades him to take the train.

I spent most of the film waiting for something to happen,as there seemed to be the constant feeling things were about to go very wrong.Fruitvale Station doesn't come into the film until near the end but for all & quite sad reasons.

A really good,well acted drama & under 90 minutes.
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Missed this at the cinema, and why i dont know. This story of police brutality really hit me hard. Great perfomance by Michael B Jordan, and for anyone who doesnt know the story, a real eye opener.
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