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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Language: : English
- Package Dimensions : 18.03 x 13.76 x 1.48 cm; 83.16 Grams
- Manufacturer reference : 7321900155199
- Director : Kevin Costner
- Media Format : PAL
- Run time : 2 hours and 50 minutes
- Release date : 25 Sept. 1998
- Actors : Kevin Costner, Will Patton, Larenz Tate, Olivia Williams, James Russo
- Subtitles: : Arabic, English, English
- Studio : Warner Home Video
- Producers : Jim Wilson, Kevin Costner, Lester Berman, Steve Tisch
- ASIN : B00004CX8L
- Writers : Brian Helgeland, David Brin, Eric Roth
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 24,457 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)
- Customer reviews:
Kevin Costner stars in and directs this futuristic, post-apocalyptic action adventure. In the year 2013, Earth has been ravaged by World War Three, its population fragmented into isolated communities. These groups are terrorised by General Bethlehem (Will Patton) and his army, until a wandering performer (Costner) appropriates the uniform of a postman, and is eagerly accepted into the community of Pineview as a representative of order. The Postman inspires the locals to fight back against Bethlehem, who vows to take revenge by destroying the village and its flourishing communications network, which is gradually spreading hope across the ravaged country.
Falling from the Oscar-winning glory of Dances with Wolves to the opposite end of the critical and box-office scale, Kevin Costner must have been deeply humbled when this three-hour postapocalyptic tale--his sophomore effort as a director--was greeted with a critical thrashing and tepid audience response. One of the most conspicuous flops of its decade, the 1997 release must have seemed like a sure thing on paper: a kind of futurist Western starring Costner as a charismatic drifter-turned-hero who leads the resistance against a military tyrant (Will Patton) by reviving the long-dormant postal system to reunite isolated communities in their fight for freedom. The movie bombed, but, like many audacious failures, it's got qualities that make it at least partially endearing, and its earnestness (although bordering on corny) keeps it from being entirely silly. Faint praise, perhaps, but Costner's ode to patriotism is occasionally stirring and visually impressive. --Jeff Shannon
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The media gave it a critical mauling and it bombed at the box office, but it just seems to have been part of the anti-Costner movement of the time. Waterworld is also an enjoyable film, so I don't get what they're playing out. It needs a reappraisal as the Postman I found to be highly enjoyable.
There are already decent reviews of the film so i don't really need to go into it. Like my review of Open Range i'm going to cover the basic bits I personaly wanted to know and may help others.
Simply this Blu ray appears to be a multiregion disc as it has come from the USA and does not have any region information on the back. It plays on my F&H multi region player set to region B and also demonstatres its not the most uptodate blu ray requiring up dates. It also plays well on my UK PS3.
The Image is sharpe as you would expect and is as good a job as they have done on the majority of the 80's blu ray re-releases and is almost 3HRS long with lots of wide shots to get your moneys worth out of the tech. The Extras with this film are sparse but after 3HRS hey.
This is worth the £5 odd spent.