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Based on the engrossing nonfiction work by Sebastian Junger about the Andrea Gail--a commercial swordfishing boat that was lost at sea in October 1991--Wolfgang Petersen's THE...Read more
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good film. Having converted most of my old video collection to DVD I was thrilled to find this film gem in digital format. If you watch this in widescreen format, it really do...Read more
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I brought this DVD to show my children the power of nature and the special effect certainly show off the power and destruction that the Perfect Storm delivered.

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Based on the engrossing nonfiction work by Sebastian Junger about the Andrea Gail--a commercial swordfishing boat that was lost at sea in October 1991--Wolfgang Petersen's THE PERFECT STORM brings the pages to life. The movie features a big-name cast (George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg) playing the gruff, edgy fishermen in the Gloucester, Massachusetts, port, as well as close-up camera shots of the boats moored on the wintry docks. Viewers are drawn into the closely knit New England community that is struck speechless by a fierce nor'easter made from three merging hurricanes. Meteorologists call it the Perfect Storm.
Despite the weather forecast, skipper Billy Tyne (Clooney) insists that his crew go out on one more 30-day swordfishing trip before the winter sets in. At sea, a series of tragedies ensues, including a man dragged overboard by one of the 300-foot-long lines and a bloodthirsty shark that gets reeled onto the deck accidentally. What's worse, the skipper's right-hand man, Bobby Shatford (Wahlberg), is homesick for his girlfriend back onshore. But it is not until the storm finally hits and the special effects--mountainous dark digitized waves--take hold that the Andrea Gail is rendered helpless even to Coast Guard helicopters and THE PERFECT STORM's terrifying true-story tragedy becomes reality.


Credits
Leading Role 1George Clooney
Leading Role 2Mark Wahlberg
Leading Role 3Diane Lane
Additional Roles byMary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Karen Allen, Robert Gunton, John Hawkes, Allen Payne, William Fichtner, John C. Reilly, Josh Hopkins, Rusty Schwimmer, Dash Mihok, Cherry Jones
Director 1Wolfgang Petersen
ProducerWolfgang Petersen, Paula Weinstein, Gail Katz
ScreenwriterWilliam D. Wittliff
Score ComposerJames Horner
AuthorSebastian Junger

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Region2
Release FormatDVD
Rating12
Release Year2000
GenreDrama
Additional GenreGeneral
LanguageEnglish
Subtitle LanguagesDanish, English, German, Icelandic, Norwegian
Running Time129 minutes
EAN7321900185844

eBay product ID: EPID3947814
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perfect storm

Created: 03/08/08
good film. Having converted most of my old video collection to DVD I was thrilled to find this film gem in digital format. If you watch this in widescreen format, it really does the battle scene great justice; coupled with surround sound, you'll be gripped by the amazing cinematography. I would recommend the director's cut that includes scenes about the relationship between the lead character and his estranged wife and helps you to understand the motivation behind his decision. The run time is 183 minutes for the directors cut and 120 minutes for the cinema version. I was, however, disappointed by the lack of extras, which any fan of this classic would expect to be included. There's only a 20-minute interview with the director and other shot "making-of" vignettes.
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The Perfect Storm

Created: 09/10/06
I brought this DVD to show my children the power of nature and the special effect certainly show off the power and destruction that the Perfect Storm delivered.

As to the film, the story is obviously true and therefore knowing the sad end for the crew will never change, especially for the crews loved ones waiting at home. It also shows the difficulty that fisherman go through on every trip to bring home the catch, rather them than me.

The characters pull off some pretty good performances bearing in mind it is a zone reality. However, there are no individually outstanding ones which I guess is fair when the film represents the demise of the whole crew, i.e. there were no winners only loosers in terms of family and loved ones left behind.

Bottom line, worth watching at least once from a reality and 'what it costs for some people' perspective to bring in a product/natural resource that we just take for granted when we eat at home, the local restaurant or the 'Fish and Chip Shop'.
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Perfect Storm DVD

Created: 04/07/06
I had read an article on the author of the book "The Perfect Storm" in a magazine which made me buy the novel (through E-Bay of course) - I enjoyed the novel and as soon as I had finished it wanted to see the film and so got the DVD at a good price on E-Bay. The film itself was very good and there were a large number of extras (documentaries on its making etc) which made the product very good value. A great true-life story which is well told both in the book and on film.
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Excellent!

Created: 18/12/08
Brilliant Film! Very moving at times....................... and with good effects. Excellent screen play. Top notch actors!
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The Perfect Storm

Created: 22/08/10
This film is absolutely brilliant. The special effects were unbelievable. The acting is superb. An action packed film.
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