- Note: Blu-ray discs are in a high definition format and need to be played on a Blu-ray player.
The Social Network (2-Disc Collector's Edition) [Blu-ray]  [Region Free]
|Additional Blu-ray options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Special offers and product promotions
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
David Fincher’s The Social Network is the stunning tale of a new breed of cultural insurgent: a punk genius who sparked a revolution and changed the face of human interaction for a generation, and perhaps forever. Shot through with emotional brutality and unexpected humor, this superbly crafted film chronicles the formation of Facebook and the battles over ownership that followed upon the website’s unfathomable success. With a complex, incisive screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and a brilliant cast including Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake, The Social Network bears witness to the birth of an idea that rewove the fabric of society even as it unraveled the friendship of its creators.
They all laughed at college nerd Mark Zuckerberg, whose idea for a social-networking site made him a billionaire. And they all laughed at the idea of a Facebook movie--except writer Aaron Sorkin and director David Fincher, merely two of the more extravagantly talented filmmakers around. Sorkin and Fincher's breathless picture, The Social Network, is a fast and witty creation myth about how Facebook grew from Zuckerberg's insecure geek-at-Harvard days into a phenomenon with 500 million users. Sorkin frames the movie around two lawsuits aimed at the lofty but brilliant Zuckerberg (deftly played by Adventureland's Jesse Eisenberg): a claim that he stole the idea from Ivy League classmates, and a suit by his original, now slighted, business partner (Andrew Garfield). The movie follows a familiar rise-and-fall pattern, with temptation in the form of a sunny California Beelzebub (an expert Justin Timberlake as former Napster founder Sean Parker) and an increasingly tangled legal mess. Emphasizing the legal morass gives Sorkin and Fincher a chance to explore how unsocial this social-networking business can be, although the irony seems a little facile. More damagingly, the film steers away from the prickly figure of Zuckerberg in the latter stages--and yet Zuckerberg presents the most intriguing personality in the movie, even if the movie takes pains to make us understand his shortcomings. Fincher's command of pacing and his eye for the clean spaces of Aughts-era America are bracing, and he can't resist the technical trickery involved in turning actor Armie Hammer into privileged Harvard twins (Hammer is letter-perfect). Even with its flaws, The Social Network is a galloping piece of entertainment, a smart ride with smart people… who sometimes do dumb things. --Robert Horton
- Audio Commentary with Director David Fincher
- Audio Commentary with Writer Aaron Sorkin, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield, Justin Timberlake, Armie Hammer and Josh Pence
- How Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook? - Four-Part Feature-Length Documentary on the Making of the Film, from the Script to the Screenplay to Casting to Production
- Featurette: Angus Wall, Kirk Baxter and Ren Klyce on Post - Editors Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter and Sound Designer Ren Klyce Discuss Editing the Film and the Different Layers They Created Using Different Takes, Angles and Sound Effects
- Featurette: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and David Fincher on the Score - David Fincher, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross Discuss the Process of Creating the Score
- Featurette: Jeff Cronenweth and David Fincher on the Visuals - David Fincher and DP Jeff Cornenweth Discuss Creating the Look for the Film
- Featurette: Swarmatron - Atticus Rose Explains the Swarmatron Sound Machine Used to Create Parts of the Score
- Featurette: In the Hall of the Mountain King: Music Exploration - Multi-Angle Music Exploration which Allows Viewers to Watch the Same Scene Four Different Ways with Different Layers of Music
- Ruby Skye VIP Room: Multi-Angle Scene Breakdown
What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The answer would be a resounding no from many, particularly from the older generations, but they would be rewardingly surprised how exquisitely crafted, engaging, entertaining and intellectually satisfying ‘The Social Network’ is, thanks to a magnificent script from Aaron Sorkin and to another master class in filmmaking from David Fincher, one of the most creative directors of our time.
The key to its considerable success at the box office is largely attributable to the way the plot uncompromisingly oscillates between the past and the present, instead of just chronicling a story from its beginning to the end, thereby keeping the audience arrested and absorbed throughout.
Jesse Eisenberg, for the first time in a significant, leading role, delivers a superb performance as if he was born to play this character, while Fincher exacts commendable performances from the rest of the young talents, particularly from Justin Timberlake, who appears here to be in better control than in his previous appearances.
Above all, Sorkin and Fincher commendably achieve the perfect balance between portraying genius at work, which is the film’s premise, and the youthful melodramatics that carry the usual baggage of nerdy, technological jargon, so that the film is universally appreciable. ‘The Social Network’ is surprisingly funny in an intelligent way, although not as hilarious as the ‘Big Bang Theory’!
Finally, it is refreshing to see Sony Pictures getting behind a film that is worth talking about, instead of carrying on with the trash they usually file up at Columbia!
I would rate this 5/5 stars – great performances, great direction (David Fincher, I now officially forgive you for your part in Alien 3) and great pace.
So, as an experiment and, in keeping with my 5/5 rating, I invited my Mum and Dad round to watch it. The second time around I enjoyed it as much as the first. In short, when I asked my parents to rate it out of five, they gave it a 2 and a 3. They didn’t get it. They didn’t understand Facebook, or “the fuss” about it. They didn’t understand anything more technical than the term “the web” and they found all the characters unlikeable and annoying. Only a few hours after the credits rolled and my Mum was having difficulty remembering anything other than people were generally moaning at each other over something that involved money.
I guess if you’re one of the stereotypical ‘Facebook generation’ you may love this. If not, stick with your knitting (and, no, my Mum will never read this).
I’m now off to cut and paste this whole review to my status – please feel free to comment :oD
Would you like to see more reviews about this item?
Most recent customer reviews