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Product Details

  • Format: Import
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: German, Hindi, French, Polish, Arabic, Dutch, English, Turkish
  • Dubbed: French, German
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Audio Description: English
  • Region: Region B/2 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Imports
  • DVD Release Date: January 7, 2014
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,907 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00EVNUW96
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #724,569 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

This is a good movie...very cool, lots of action, & special effects.
steven woodruff
It was nothing more then a propaganda film for poor illegal immigrants against big bad Rich White People.
Commando
A waste of time and money - I have nothing good to say about this movie - NOTHING!
Brian D. Green

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187 of 243 people found the following review helpful By Mark Eremite VINE VOICE on November 17, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
I don't mind brainless sci-fi. Sometimes it's nice just to have something cool to look at for awhile. Also, I have no problem with movies that moralize. It's great to question things, propose new ideas, or just point at injustices in the hopes of raising awareness. I DO, however, have a problem when a movie ends up being both, especially since a lot of the time it ends up accidentally trivializing something I usually already care about. Case in point: Elysium.

The story concerns Max, a reformed criminal who lives in a futuristic, devastated Los Angeles. The world, ravaged by pollution and overpopulation, is now filled with nothing but the poor and lower classes. If you're lucky, like Max, you have a job. In his case, he works for Armadyne, the company that produces the robots that police and monitor the world. All of the wealthiest people in the world, meanwhile, have created Elysium, a utopian space colony in orbit high above Earth, where they live in unbelievably crystalline splendor. They also have these magical beds that can instantly cure any disease or ailment in a matter of seconds. The poor folk on Earth, of course, must deal with second-rate health care that, while seemingly public, is dismissive and half-hearted. When an accident at work gives Max less than a week to live, he dons a superstrong exo-skeleton and undertakes a mission to make it to Elysium to get to one of those magic, medical beds. During the course of his mission, he finds his own selfish views challenged by corrupt senators, mind-bogglingly cute kids with leukemia, and a helter-skelter style military strong-arm named Kruger.
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191 of 249 people found the following review helpful By JBooks on August 11, 2013
Format: DVD
Not quite 5-stars but it's ambitious, fast, thrilling and at times fantastic.

The visuals deliver the goods, just amazing, with a tip of the hat to the gritty look and feel of District 9. Also, and this is key, the fight and action scenes are intense and immersive. You feel like you are in them as you watch.

The plot is the classic Hollywood story split, and suspension of disbelief is a must to get the full ride from this movie. Part of the story takes place on Elysium , a highly secure, space habitat for the rich and wealthy. The other part of the story takes place on a wild and hairy 2154 Earth A.D. These stories evolve on their own and then merge to get the sparks flying.

The acting is solid as you would expect. Everyone gives pretty tight performances that help make the movie that much more entertaining.

In all, good sci-fi entertainment, that does what good sci-fi does: use the future to make you think about the present. It's a solid follow-up to District 9 for this director.

And also, whatever your political beliefs are, set them aside and enjoy. The Day the Earth Stood Still, Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green, A Clockwork Orange, Starship Troopers all posed a possible future based on the filmmaker's imagination. I didn't have to agree or disagree to enjoy them. I enjoyed them because they were great stories, great movies.

I look forward to more.

Enjoy!
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tiffany on May 30, 2014
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Funny, there are very few Caucasian people in this movie-only the protagonist, and the antagonists. I couldn't tell if this was setting up the case for socialized healthcare, or countries without borders, but either way, it's propaganda for the masses.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Farzin Dinyarian on January 6, 2014
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Just a terrible movie. Hard to stay focused on the film, story is so weak / awkward. Waste of time and imagination.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Gigi on December 24, 2013
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What were Matt Damon and Jodie Foster thinking? Unbelievable that they agreed to star in this trashy grim futuristic version of what the world has become. Rich blonde elegant people live in Elysium. Poor crummy folks like Matt Damon live a planet away where life is desperate. The desperate and ill try to get to Elysium, where bad Jodie Foster heartlessly has their spaceships shot down. It's a long noisy slog before Matt Damon, who has become a kind of bionic man, prevails, and by then, who cares?
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Richard Westcott on March 4, 2014
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This is the worst movie I have seen in a long time and I love both Matt Damon and Jodie Foster. The plot and script were unimaginative. The movie was completely predictable and filled with cliché. I wanted to like this film but it was a total disappointment.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Zero Drift on December 21, 2013
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you reeeally have to suspend your disbelief on this one! Like why couldn't they just help the poor people out from the beginning, not like there was a lack of resources and the robots were maintaining order. Also, why couldn't the robotic suit be flush with the body and not have any protruding parts like with the droids? I felt like his robotic gear would get stuck at any minute hooking onto something as he was walking. The special effects were great but this could've been a much better movie!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Scott R. on January 31, 2014
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This movie was awful, save your $3.99 and rent something else. I wouldn't recommend this movie to anyone I consider a friend!!!!
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