Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Learn more Shop Fire Shop Kindle Amazon Music Unlimited for Family Shop now Fitbit

Customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
15
4.5 out of 5 stars
5 star
9
4 star
5
3 star
0
2 star
1
1 star
0
Format: DVD|Change
Price:£5.05+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime


There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 21 November 2011
I think for anybody who missed out on watching these three featured films in the cinemas, back when they were released, this box set is the best way to be able to "catch up" and, at the same time, save a lot of money. Three films for this price is amazing and what's more, these movies are indeed worth watching at least once.

KNOWING is a mystery thriller that starts off as a numerology horror-film, but then changes genre to an apocalyptic end of the world-type movie (think Deep Impact, 2012). Having Nick Cage playing the lead role may not be everyone's cup of tea, but the film still has a very intriguing end and gives you a lot to think about.

MOON is first and foremost, an indie movie that was filmed with a budget of $5 million. This is incredibly, incredibly low - the sort of budget for amateur c-movie productions, not even b-movies. But this is exactly why Moon is so unforgettable. Despite this low budget, the movie looks and feels amazing. The scenes on the surface of the moon, and also inside the lunar base are absolutely stunning. Furthermore, this movie deals with the concepts of long distance relationships, isolation, and corporate greed that breaches ethical codes of conduct. Worth watching! The Moon DVD also comes bundled with some making of footage, which you usually do not find in such low price multi-movie box sets.

DISTRICT 9. A very gritty film. Think Blood Diamond and Black Hawk Down, but with much more hectic camera movement and documentary style footage thrown in. This film has lots of gore, and a very rushed beginning, but then grows on you as you begin to identify with the lead characters and basically follow them right on their heels through several near-suicide missions. District 9 also dwells on racial and xenophobic issues, and features some odd humour, too. Ultimately though, it leaves you wondering: what if a scenario like this would really happen? An alien ship stranded on Earth, its inhabitants seeking refuge, unable to return home? Would we grant them permanent stay, or would we slaughter them, for fear of future inter-species conflicts? Very thought provoking indeed, however, worth watching only for real sci-fi fans.
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 9 July 2012
Knowing/District 9/Moon DVD is a good collection of Sci-fi films. Knowing is probably the weakest as its more Hollywood Blockbuster but its still watchable. Moon is good from start to finish and is a credit to Rockwell performance. District 9 is a strange beast and is definitely better watching it a second time - its documentary/ home video inter-cut style at the start can be a bit off putting probably due to the allegory to apartheid especially as its set in South Africa but once the action gets going, you really get into it - supposedly the action sequences mirror a "Havoc" Film that was to made by the same Film crew but got dropped to make this film instead. After watching again, I certainly like it a lot more.
0Comment| 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 5 March 2016
An original story which keeps you interested right to the surprise ending.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 June 2013
I've watched Knowing on Film 4 more than once, its good for an evening when there's nothing on the TV. A surprise hit was Moon. Low budget with a good strong story. If you liked District 9 you'll probably like Moon.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 7 October 2016
Great DVD
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 30 September 2016
all good films. to me the best was district 9 a modern classic of its time, different to other films of its kind that makes it stand out, a must see
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 30 January 2016
Yes I am very happy thank you.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 August 2015
An interesting collection of sci-fi films...I particularly enjoy Sam Rockwell's performance in Moon.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 4 January 2015
Three fairly decent movies for a bargain price - no complaints from me!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 14 May 2015
A1
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse