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Centurion [Blu-ray] (2010)

Michael Fassbender , Dominic West , Neil Marshall  |  R |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, Olga Kurylenko
  • Directors: Neil Marshall
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Closed-captioned, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Magnolia Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: November 2, 2010
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (668 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00406UK5A
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #24,208 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Centurion [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • Behind the scenes featurettes
  • Deleted scenes with commentary
  • Outtakes
  • Interviews with cast and crew
  • Photo galleries
  • HDNet: A look at Centurion
  • Commentary with director and crew

  • Editorial Reviews

    Product Description

    AD 117. The Roman Empire stretches from Egypt to Spain, and East as far as the Black Sea. But in northern Britain, the relentless onslaught of conquest has ground to a halt in the face of the guerrilla tactics of an elusive enemy: the savage and terrifying Picts. Quintus Dias (Fassbinder), sole survivor of a Pictish raid on a Roman frontier fort, marches north with General Virilus' (West) legendary Ninth Legion, under orders to wipe the Picts from the face of the earth and destroy their leader Gorlacon. But when the legion is ambushed on unfamiliar ground, and Virilus taken captive, Quintus faces a desperate struggle to keep his small platoon alive behind enemy lines. Enduring the harsh terrain and evading their remorseless Pict pursuers led by the revenge hungry Pict Warrior Etain (Kurylenko), the band of soldiers race to rescue their General and to reach the safety of the Roman frontier.

    About the Actor

    Michael Fassbender (Inglourious Basterds, 300), Dominic West (The Wire, 300, The Forgotten, Mona Lisa Smile, Chicago), Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace)

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    239 of 252 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Muscular battles in the bitter North. August 11, 2010
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    This is a story set in the time of Roman Britain. It begins with the `myth' of the 9th Legion, which might have been destroyed in battle with the wild Picts of Scotland. The bulk of the story though is concerned with the flight of a small group of survivors and the merciless pursuit of their fierce and vengeful enemies.

    Frankly I struggle to understand the low profile of this film and the lukewarm reports. In my opinion it is a perfectly reasonable movie with some exceptional aspects. These include the stunning scenery which really conveys the bracing cold and desolation but also beauty of the far-North. It looks like an ancient land, all rugged and wild and is almost worth the price of admission alone. The Picts are hard as glacial ice, tough and violent and look very impressive too.

    With the story itself I had a few quibbles but it was serviceable. The action scenes were generally good, even tense in places but I was annoyed with some battle scenes which featured the modern technique of very frequent and too fast cut-a-ways, making it hard to know exactly what was happening. A note here, it is very bloody - there are flying limbs, very crushed body bits and blood splattering everywhere. This is however what the weapons of the time did. Both sides are shown as the hard cases they were too. The Picts are savage but the Romans were hardly the Red Cross. The characters are adequate, with the Pict King and the deadly female tracker being quite impressive. I enjoyed watching the Roman legion on the match and in battle, though its camp routine seemed different to the acknowledged practice. But the uniforms and armour looked pretty good to a layman like me. There was also some funny soldier by-play to provide some chuckles.
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    39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
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    This is an absolutely excellent historical fiction film, granted with extreme license. OK, I am a Roman history pedant and aficionado of historical novels, so I brought to this a critical eye, but also a hope that I would get enveloped in the narrative, in subtle character, in wonder at the endless varieties of human ambition. At this, it was so successful that I forgot the present with complete delight, even after 2 full viewings.

    In terms of history, this is fiction based on speculation about what happened to the 9th Legion, which disappeared from the historical record without a trace - the only way to limn what happened to them is to piece together ambiguous clues, such as the inscriptions on grave stones scattered throughout the former empire. The time is that of the Emperor Hadrian, the golden age of the Roman Empire - the series of good, circumspect emperors who governed judiciously and without the insane excess that is remembered with Nero or Commodus. Rome is one of the largest stable empires the world has ever known, though it has experienced resistance in certain areas, such as the Picts in Northern Britain or the Parthians in Central Asia. Whatever happened, the film that concocts an explanation, and it is as plausible as an other, with plenty of fictional speculation and fantasy thrown in to build a narrative.

    To be honest, the film either works for you or it doesn't. All I can say is, if you liked HBO's Rome, this is the same kind of grainy, highly textured portrait, just not in the center (Rome) but on the periphery. I believe this preference is personal and subjective, a pure matter of taste. It is extremely bloody, with realistic battle sequences that are not for the squeamish.
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    77 of 93 people found the following review helpful
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    When I first discovered director Neil Marshall, I was an instant fan. In the horror genre, he did some solid work with the satisfying werewolf tale "Dog Soldiers" and the sublimely staged "The Descent" (which I know has its detractors, but for me was one of the most entertaining films of its year). The "Mad Max" retread "Doomsday" was an inevitable disappointment--but didn't dispel the notion that, at least, Marshall had a visual flair. I was intrigued to see him wander into "Gladiator" type territory with "Centurion" because the man can stage one heck of a battle. While the film, which is certainly better than "Doomsday," has a lot going for it--sadly, it ends up missing the mark. My guy reaction as I turned to my friend at the end was "Man, I wanted to like that much more than I did!"

    I was genuinely and actively rooting for "Centurion" to be more wholly satisfying--so I guess that's a positive comment in and of itself. First off, the film looks absolutely incredible. The sweeping countryside and mountainous terrain as the camera pans across is breathtaking. The battle sequences are alive and bloody--not as dreary as some recent higher profile epics. The film sounds fantastic with a pulsing orchestration that fits the film beautifully. But the film's greatest asset is its star Michael Fassbender. A sensation in the art house favorite "Hunger," Fassbender claims leading man status with ease. His grounded physicality and intelligence shine through--at times, you think that he's smarter than the material he's been dealt.

    The film covers the period of A.D. 117 when Roman troops were engaged in a struggle and trying to advance upon the the Picts in the Scottish highlands. The Picts employed guerilla tactics to hold the Romans off for 20 years.
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    Most Recent Customer Reviews
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    An okay film
    Published 15 hours ago by Robin C McShaffry
    3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
    Pretty good.
    Published 16 hours ago by D.Smith
    3.0 out of 5 stars An almost-amazing film
    Centurion is exactly as it seems. While encompassing many elements of Roman history, it is far from a picture that embeds itself firmly in actual history. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Kendall Reeves Pugh
    4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
    Entertaining. The blood seemed gratuitous, and obviously CGI though.
    Published 1 day ago by Tegan
    4.0 out of 5 stars Centurions - action and more.
    Interesting story of reward, punishment, betrayal and goals. Enjoyed it and the action sequences. Very Good...
    Published 1 day ago by Jimbo
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    Action and love makes a movie great.
    Published 1 day ago by Kindle Customer
    5.0 out of 5 stars Centurion
    I liked the movie. the disc was round and fit nicely into my Blu-ray player. I was able to use my remote and start it, I even enjoyed a pizza while watching it. Read more
    Published 1 day ago by Rich "JK" R
    5.0 out of 5 stars The lost Legion
    Beautiful cinematography, engaging characters, stirring themes... all in all a wonderful movie and one highly recommended. I thought it even better than Gladiator!
    Published 1 day ago by Jean H. Laprime
    5.0 out of 5 stars Action | Adventure | Drama based on history
    Michael Fassbender, Dominic West, & Olga Kurylenko give award winning performances that lead you up to the video "The Eagle" starring Channing Tatum, Jamie Bell, & Donald... Read more
    Published 2 days ago by Michael A Moore
    5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
    i love michael fassbender!
    Published 2 days ago by yuan zhou
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    What really happened to the 9th legion?
    The 9th legion existed after the period of the film. It was last recorded on the Rhine. Incidently when three whole legions were ambushed and annihilated in Germany earlier in 9AD, unlike the end of the fictious film, no effort was made to hide the fact, but the numbers were retired.
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