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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 27 June 2017
Another space craft is on a mission to save the Earth and human life on it. It has been done been done before and will, no doubt, be done again. For me Sunshine works rather better than other takes on the theme. For one, Danny Boyle knows how to make interesting films, he is good at showing interhuman relationships. Especially when the humans are in situations of extreme stress. As the crew on a years-long, and quite possibly suicidal, space mission would be. Also, the cast is fantastic with all the actors putting in stellar performances.

The DVD has the best extra features I've yet come across. The absolute standout is the feature length commentary with Dr Brian Cox of the University of Manchester, familiar to those who watch science programs on British TV, who acted as scientific advisor for the film and seems to have been involved to a huge degree, not only advising on scientific facts, but also as the model for Cillian Murphy's character. Once you see both the real scientist and the actor in the featurette, the casting of the chronically young looking Murphy as the physicist who alone can save the world all of a sudden seems perfectly natural. Listening to Cox's commentary on a second viewing was an absolute revelation. Many things that didn't initially make sense to me (down to the somewhat ominous name of the Icarus space craft) made perfect sense after listening to his insights and explanations. Also, he is used to speaking in public/on camera and is very good at explaining scientific facts in a way and language understandable to the average layperson. This is one DVD definitely worth buying.

Extra features included (product reviewed: Sunshine [DVD] [2007])
- Danny Boyle director's commentary
- Commentary by Dr. Brian Cox of the University of Manchester
- Web Production Diaries (making of, behind the scenes, interviews with cast and crew)
- Deleted Scenes (including Alternate Ending) with Danny Boyle commentary
- Trailers (theatrical teaser, theatrical trailer)
- Short Films ("Dad's Dead" directed by Chris Shepherd, "Mole Hills" directed by Dan Arnold)
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on 29 May 2017
I love sci-fi films and this is no exception. The possibilities for marvels in an unknown future are endless, and can be outrageously unlikely, but we can be no more sure of what couldn't happen as of what could. Many sci-fi scenarios point to humanity or some individuals at least, attempting to control life itself and its creation, but in this story, mankind has decided the sun itself, can be controlled. Prepare to have your determination to suspend your disbelief challenged! However, with that assumed, this is a wonderfully quirky movie, with some surprises amongst the stereotypes. I love the choice of title, the designs, the clearly defined characters, and the fact that the physicist, slightly-built Robert Capa (Cillian Murphy), a man on his very own mission really, takes on Captain America himself, Chris Evans, as Mace! Never anything quite as you expect in Danny Boyle's movies!
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on 12 November 2017
Arrived promptly. See before this movie and was thrilled, enjoy science Fiction that are not far fetched. This has good effects and very gripping tense look to it with the a unknown future with possibilities arisen to save mankind as some great minds conjure up the idea of saving it.
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on 31 May 2017
Fantastic effects.Gripping and tense,and not at all predictable.Creepy.Good portrayal of human emotions
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on 12 May 2015
this is a terrific film by danny boyle imagining what might happen if the sun actually died. a spaceship
armed with a nuclear payload is sent on a mission to explode it into the sun a re-ignite it. a very good
ensemble cast, with cillian murphy as the physicist. professor brian cox advised on the plausibility of
such a venture according to the laws of physics. very exciting......
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on 18 April 2014
Cillian Murphey stands out again among a group of scientists aboard a spaceship heading to the sun with an 'H' bomb to blow it up to reignite the fires that are burning out. It's a rocky ride to their destination with detonation - it's about the journey and not getting home.
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on 23 April 2017
Very good movie!
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on 10 April 2017
my fault i ordered the wrong item but the film was quite good.
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on 9 April 2018
Wrong region
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on 26 December 2015
I was recommended this film by a friend. I'd seen it before, but didn't rate it highly. The second viewing is better. Good value though, and quick delivery.
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