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Escape [Blu-ray] (2012)

Isabel Christine Andreasen , Ingrid Bolso Berdal , Roar Uthauq  |  Unrated |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Isabel Christine Andreasen, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Kristian Espedal, Gaahl, Hallvard Holmen
  • Directors: Roar Uthauq
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, Swedish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Entertainment One
  • DVD Release Date: May 14, 2013
  • Run Time: 79 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BI6SKYI
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,249 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Ten years after the Black Death has ravaged the lands, a poor family is ambushed by a pack of merciless killers on a desolate mountain pass. Nineteen-year-old Signe is the lone survivor. Held hostage and facing a fate worse than death, Signe manages to flee her captors, but her escape does not go unnoticed. Now the chase is on. Bonus Features:Bloopers, Deleted Scenes, Visual Effects Featurette

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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
I wasn't really sure what to anticipate from the Norwegian film "Escape." The marketing artwork, packaging and description make it seem like this might be a cheesy kid's adventure film. So I strapped in and hoped for the best. And as is often the case with relatively low expectations, I was pleasantly surprised. There isn't a whole lot of plot in this spare 80 minute film, but the action sequences were well executed and the movie held my interest throughout. The title really explains the entire film premise. It's about an escape with not much back story or explanation either before or after the event. By keeping things simple and straightforward, however, the movie succeeds in telling a concise little story. It may not be a great movie, but it is entertaining. The DVD/Blu-ray has the option of an English dubbed soundtrack, but I watched the film with subtitles. I can't, therefore, comment on the quality of the dub which is oftentimes distracting and annoying to my personal taste.

The movie is set ten years after the Black Death has decimated the population. A lone family traveling the desolate countryside is attacked by a gang of outlaws. After the bloody encounter, the teenaged daughter is taken back to the savage's camp and kept as a prisoner. She forms a tentative bond with another young girl, but her fate seems all but sealed unless she can take matters into her own hands. What must she do? She must escape, you guessed it. Never mind where she's going, she has to assert independence, courage, and ingenuity if she plans to survive this ordeal. Most of the movie has our hero on the run, and her pursuers following closely. That's about it!

The look of "Escape" is quite impressive. The scenery is spectacular and the action sequences are well done.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of those diamonds in the rough June 9, 2013
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I usually don't bother writing reviews, but I do like to leave at least some feedback when I come across that rare budget movie that actually turns out to be fairly good. Well, this is one of those diamonds in the rough even though the plot was simple. The acting was good, and the script was well written. I was pleasantly surprised :) Sorry for the simple review, but again I don't usually care to write reviews.

Cheers!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Hidden Gem June 10, 2013
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It's not the best cinematography ever, it is a foreign language film with English subtitles. A very good story, actors were good (especially the two young lasses).
I'm surprised to find this gem hidden back on page one hundred something. It should be up front, at least ahead of "I spit on your grave" & "Godzilla vs Megagodzilla"
Hunger Games, Hanna type movie, action, drama. Dagmar is Hawtt! In a Johnny Winter sort of way.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars moving, brutal, tender July 19, 2013
By xenoc
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A spare but enthralling story set in plague times in Scandenavia. Unflinchingly brutal and suspenceful but also moving and tender. Very well acted throughout - one of the best movies Ive seen in some time.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is one great and awesome movie ... you WILL have to remind yourself to breath for your stomach muscles are tight for the whole part of the movie (and it hurts after a while). Awesome and INTENSE story plus superb acting. Awesome and superb video and audio quality throughout the whole movie. I just had my Pioneer Kuro elite plasma calibrated 2 weeks ago and this Bluray simply showed off its prowess.

I chose the Norwegian/Swedish version with English subtitles version since it was in high definition audio (DTS-HD MA). The English voice over version is stereo which I didn't like. Subtitles didn't bother me one bit and probably heightened the movie experience.

By all means ... this movie is extremely and highly recommended. You will NOT regret it one-bit! Excellent example of good triumphing over evil in the end ... but at a great cost indeed!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars surprisingly entertaining July 12, 2013
By JJI
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I really enjoyed the characters. It had a good pace. The villain lady was convincing. Just enough "gore", nothing extreme. Good story about two orphaned girls escaping the clutches of a nice woman gone rogue. I felt bad for the villain herself, she was just never able to let go of her pain.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Like the way they film this. It is not as action packed as Pathfinder the older version but has that feel.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just see it! August 9, 2013
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You'll be glad you did. Believable story, well depicted, talented actors, beautiful cinematography. A glimpse into a dramatic event that might well have happened.
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3.0 out of 5 stars SHES FORCED TO BE A WARRIOR
I thought this was a pretty good tale of survival and I'm sure it had some other meaning in there. Not really what I was expecting but I was pleased with it non the less. Read more
Published 16 days ago by ward81
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the best foreign Movies I have seen in a long time
One of the best foreign Movies I have seen in a long time. You will have to read the CC if you don't understand the language. But it is worth it.
Published 19 days ago by Dan Hawks
2.0 out of 5 stars Every silly stereotype rolled into one movie....
****Contains major spoilers****

Normally, I LOVE foreign movies, particularly movies from Denmark, Norway and Sweden. This one, however, rubbed me the wrong way. Read more
Published 26 days ago by S. Donovan
4.0 out of 5 stars Cliche Ridden....But I Really Liked It
There are no shortage of hunting movies where humans are the prey. You know, pretty much, how they're going to end, so you hope the ride is worth the fare. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Eric Sanberg
5.0 out of 5 stars good stuff
this was a very engaging film series for me. my family and I watched them and enjoyed it very much.
Published 1 month ago by Humble Scholar
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
Nice to see quality movies coming from other countries. Really enjoyed this one. Had my family watch after I seen it
Published 3 months ago by Daniel Byrns
5.0 out of 5 stars Escape
Really amazing scenes. Visually spectacular. And the story is well acted. And the mother gets her "mommy" in the end.
Published 4 months ago by Non De Plume 46
4.0 out of 5 stars Great movie!
This movie had a nice plot to the story line. If your looking for action you've got it here. If, nothing else it's more entertaining than anything.
Published 4 months ago by Rating My Best Pick
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good
My husband picked it out and as long as you don't mind subtitles it came out to be a very good movie,.
Published 4 months ago by Y. Mura
1.0 out of 5 stars bleh
Why is becoming something more than human considered a fate worse than death? She should have just offed herself if it was so bad.
Published 4 months ago by Carl Hickman
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