Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 
Buy New

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.

Watch it Instantly
Includes the Amazon Instant Video 48 hour rental at no extra charge. (Learn more)
Buy Used
Used - Very Good See details
$8.95 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

or
 
   
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
We The Little People Add to Cart
$13.90  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
BLgroupliqu... Add to Cart
$13.90  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Zurie Toys Add to Cart
$13.99  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

Chronicle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy) (2012)

Michael B. Jordan , Michael Kelly , Josh Trank  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (497 customer reviews)

List Price: $14.99
Price: $10.99 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $4.00 (27%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Friday, Oct. 3? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Chronicle: Extended Preview   -- --
Chronicle   $2.99 $9.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 2-Disc Version $10.99  
DVD 1-Disc Version $7.00  
 
 
Buy This Blu-ray and Watch it Instantly
Watch the Amazon Instant Video rental on your PC, Mac, compatible TV or compatible device at no charge when you buy this Blu-ray disc from Amazon.com. Your rental will expire 2 days after you begin watching or 30 days after your disc purchase, whichever occurs first. The Amazon Instant Video version will be available in Your Video Library and is provided as a gift with disc purchase. Available to US customers only. See Terms and Conditions.
 
 
Deal of the Week: 55% Off "Justice League: The Complete Series"
This week only, save 55% on "Justice League: The Complete Series". The series contains all 91 episodes as well as a 15th disc which includes a retrospective on the DC universe. The offer to own this series ends October 5, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

Frequently Bought Together

Chronicle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy) + Looper (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy) [Blu-ray]
Price for both: $20.98

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?



Product Details

  • Actors: Michael B. Jordan, Michael Kelly, Dane DeHaan
  • Directors: Josh Trank
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Color, Director's Cut, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Dolby Surround), Spanish (Dolby Surround)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: May 15, 2012
  • Run Time: 84 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (497 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005LAIGPU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,666 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Chronicle (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo +Digital Copy)" on IMDb

Special Features

Unrated Director's Cut
Deleted Scene - Matt and Casey in Kitchen
Pre-Viz
Camera Test
Theatrical Trailer
Chronicle Soundtrack Info
DVD + Digital Copy

Editorial Reviews

Clear your thoughts for a "mesmerizing mind-bender" (Rolling Stone) that'll blow you away! Seen through the lens of a troubled teen's video camera, yet filled with eye-popping action and jaw-dropping special effects, Chronicle is as real as it gets. When three ordinary high school friends make an extraordinary discovery, they acquire amazing abilities beyond their understanding. But as their powers develop, so do their darker sides. Fun, harmless pranks soon lead to much riskier activities as the boys' "gifts" - and their lives - spin dangerously out of control!

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
175 of 200 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars With great power comes great trouble February 3, 2012
By Ian
Format:DVD
Perhaps no other phrase in the comic book genre applies to daily life as much as Spider-Man's famous, "With great power comes great responsibility." Such a phrase has guided Spider-Man throughout his career, but occasionally the thought comes up: what if he didn't follow this famous mantra, and instead used his powers for selfish reasons? While "Chronicle" may not be related to Spider-man, it perfectly explores what would happen if the famous saying was ignored.

"Chronicle" follows three high school kids who have pretty ordinary lives: one is running for class president, one is the shy type whom nobody likes, and the last is the outgoing, energetic type. One night, while at a rave, the three come across something mysterious, and find themselves in possession of powers that allow them to manipulate things with their minds. As expected, they start off doing pranks (like using a leaf blower on skirts, for example), but as time goes on, being in possession of so much power can be dangerous...and even deadly.

Even among the glut of superhero and found-footage films, "Chronicle" manages to stand out, in most-part, due to that it's not really a superhero film: rather, it's really a story about how absolute power corrupts absolutely. While I was watching the movie, I was really surprised to find myself being more interested in the teens, rather then the powers they wield. All three are best friends, and they're good at heart, but are not above using their powers to mess with people's heads. Andrew, in particular, is one of the most interesting film teenagers I've seen in recent memory, due to his miserable home life, and how he reacts with his new-found abilities.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised and Wanted More November 21, 2012
Format:DVD
{4.5 stars}

Reading some of the other reviews of "Chronicle," I was a little reluctant to bother watching it. Yet another "found footage" film--maaannn, when are they going to realize that this technique has been done to death?--and there's not even any logical reason to use it here. Nevertheless, I was very impressed with what this film's creators were able to do. Really fine acting and storyline: The way the three very different protagonists interact is quite convincing. "Chronicle" also aptly portrays adolescent/high school existence, an age that so many films screw up with clichés and stereotypes. Very true-to-life dialogue: Whoever wrote the script did an outstanding job. All the Greek morality play elements, the theme of hubris, etc, add a great deal. Special effects are good but not too Hollywood-slick, which makes them all-the-more convincing. Humankind's common desire, unaided flight, is portrayed without strings attached: The flight scenes are, well, awesome, and they also capture the complications of achieving this dream. Plenty of surprises--love the ending.

Still, "Chronicle" would benefit from a little more-in-general (only 84 minutes?!), which is, I suppose, the best sort of flaw a film can have.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
22 of 28 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
I'm pretty sure that I've seen most if not all of the genre now called "found footage" films, going back the grandmother of them all "The Blair Witch Project." I've liked some and not others pretty much like any other film. One common thread is a theme of dread, relatively unknown actors and filmmakers, and low budget. Fine, no problem. Director Josh Trank throws a few wrinkles into the camera footage by not limiting the filming to just one camera. This iteration incorporates a friend's use of a camera (school reporter doncha know), hospital security cameras, helicopter cameras, etc. and then shows it edited together to get the movie.

Our 3 teenage "heroes" being a little tipsy coming from a party find a big hole in the ground and decide to slip into it and see what's what. Some alien remnants (I guess) are discovered that put out some intergalactic emission that gives the 3 boys supernatural powers. As they discover their powers, they begin to innocently play tricks on each other and eventually other people. As their use increases, so does their strength. As one points out, the gift is like a muscle. The more you use it the stronger it becomes. Eventually they do attain strength and even the ability to fly. In other words, Superman/boy without the costume.

One of the boys, Andrew (Dane DeHaan) has always been an outcast and socially shy. His mother is gravely ill with some undisclosed respiratory problem and his father is an out of work fireman who hits the bottle and his son. His cousin Matt (Alex Russell) is one of those cool kids but not in the athletic hierarchy. Finally there is Steve (Michael B. Jordan) who is at the peak of high school cool. An athlete, class president and on his way to a political career.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars flying high November 10, 2012
Format:DVD
Action/adventure, huh? More like suspense/horror with elements of drama! Chronicle is one of the craziest films I've seen in a while. It's about three teenage boys who happen to stumble across telekinesis powers hidden deep in the ground that was apparently brought to earth by aliens (though it was never actually stated but we can only assume since all logic points to alien creatures). When the teens leaves the hole... let's just say, they'll never be the same again! The movie takes the familiar theme of having one of the characters walk around holding a home video camera, which reminds me of the Blair Witch Project but a *thousand* times more exciting and suspenseful.

Some of these segments will truly blow your mind. Everything from money being ejected from a cash register, to a bus way up high in the air flying through a building, to the teenagers learning they have the ability to fly, to windows exploding and police officers and cars flying backwards... everything that makes special effects entertaining is right here. These powers are also used to trick people such as a lady who comes out of a grocery store and discovers that her vehicle had been parked in another spot, lol. The boys also use these powers in a negative way such as pushing an impatient driver off the road and over a guardrail. Not to mention they find out the hard way what happens when they exploit these special powers and believe they're unstoppable. Let's just say, the consequences will HAVE to be taken into consideration then.

The one thing that sort of bugs me is that the teen whose mother was lying hopelessly sick in bed... shouldn't he have at least *tried* to use his special powers to save her life?
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a very good movie. I get the first person holding the ...
Not a very good movie. I get the first person holding the camera perspective but when you as a viewer can't follow what's going on it defeats the purpose. Read more
Published 4 hours ago by Spanky
5.0 out of 5 stars Chronicle.
Wow movie!
Published 15 hours ago by ISRAEL
3.0 out of 5 stars ok
ok
Published 1 day ago by copyleft
5.0 out of 5 stars Far exceeded my expectations. Now one of my favorites!
I love anything starring Michael B. Jordan ("Fruitvale Station," TV's "Friday Night Lights"), but this movie also stars Dane DeHaan (whom I'd never heard of or seen... Read more
Published 4 days ago by B. Frei
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Cool movie Not to bad
Published 9 days ago by chason sanders
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Okay movie. A lil different.
Published 14 days ago by Makavelli02
2.0 out of 5 stars more events
I wish I could of been more fighting scenes. You really didn't get a chance to connect to the characters.
Published 21 days ago by Mster
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Better on DVD, than streaming.
Published 24 days ago by Lucky L. Knesal
4.0 out of 5 stars I hadn't heard great reviews about this movie so I didn't start it ...
I hadn't heard great reviews about this movie so I didn't start it with high hopes. Perhaps that's why I was so surprised. It was rather good. Read more
Published 25 days ago by Regina Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Good show
very good story line
Published 27 days ago by Michael A Cook
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Topic From this Discussion
Directer Cut?
I want to know why amazon is $5 more than other online retailers like BB.
May 12, 2012 by Jason Wieland |  See all 4 posts
Question to Owners about Director's Cut
As I just finished watching the directors cut I can tell you that there are no noticeable differences in plot. All the extra footage only adds about 5 minutes to the film and in all honesty I can see why it was cut from the theatrical version. That being said what was cut were some small... Read More
May 28, 2012 by Jacob Minger |  See all 3 posts
iTunes digital copy included?
Yep, it does work on iTunes!
May 15, 2012 by William Skaleski |  See all 3 posts
Amazon digital copy included? Be the first to reply
Best buy 12.99 Be the first to reply
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 




Look for Similar Items by Category