HBO Titles in Prime Instant Video


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

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $5.00 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
happycustomers Add to Cart
$18.95  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details

Too Big to Fail (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (2011)

Paul Giamatti , Ed Asner  |  NR |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

List Price: $24.99
Price: $19.15 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $5.84 (23%)
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
Only 1 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Oct. 27? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
Too Big To Fail   -- $14.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 2-Disc Version $19.15  
DVD Wide Screen Edition $14.30  
Digital Copy Notice: Must enter redemption code within 2 years commencing on the DVD / Blu-ray availability date to redeem Digital / Digital HD UltraViolet offer (see expiration date below). Does not include iTunes file, but is compatible with iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and most Android Devices. Terms and conditions are for the UV offer are included on an insert inside the DVD / Blu-ray packaging. For more information learn more here.
Deal of the Week: Save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection on Blu-ray
This week only, save 56% on The Tim Burton Collection and Hardcover Book on Blu-ray. Fan-favorite films include: Pee Wee's Big Adventure, Beetlejuice, Batman (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Mars Attacks!, Corpse Bride, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005). The offer to own this collection ends October 25, 2014, 11:59 pm PST. Shop now

Special Offers and Product Promotions


Frequently Bought Together

Too Big to Fail (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) + Inside Job [Blu-ray] + Margin Call [Blu-ray]
Price for all three: $39.14

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Paul Giamatti, Ed Asner, James Woods, William Hurt
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Dolby, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: HBO Studios
  • DVD Release Date: June 12, 2012
  • Digital Copy Expiration Date: June 12, 2014 (Click here for more information)
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B004EPYZDK
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,924 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Too Big to Fail (Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)" on IMDb

Special Features

Digital Copy of Too Big to Fail expires 06/30/2014.

- Timeline of a Crisis - An in-depth look at pivotal events that impacted the economic crisis

Additional Blu-ray with HBO Select features:

-The Making of Too Big To Fail - The cast and crew share their thoughts on the events that inspired the film

-Opening the Vault on the Financial Crisis -The cast, crew and financial experts discuss the origins of the economic crisis

Editorial Reviews

Based on the bestselling book by Andrew Ross Sorkin, Too Big To Fail offers an intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world’s economy in a matter of a few weeks. Centering on Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, the film goes behind closed doors to examine the symbiotic relationship between Wall Street and Washington.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
105 of 109 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
In the realm of made-for-TV movies, there is no question that HBO has been leading the way with critically acclaimed and Emmy nominated fare within recent years. Why? They simply have made an effort to be a prestige label and to support and produce edgier, more sophisticated entertainment--oftentimes projects that you can't imagine any other network or studio championing. Turning Andrew Ross Sorkin's provocative chronology "Too Big To Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System--and Themselves" into a film version seemed like a somewhat dubious idea. Financial crisis as entertainment isn't the most comfortable notion, and yet the story is rife with drama and intrigue. Curtis Hanson's (L.A. Confidential) riveting docu-drama chronicles the pivotal period in 2008 where the United States, and indeed the world, faced an insurmountable financial collapse. As we still feel the devastating repercussions and are still exposed to the some of the same risk, this makes "Too Big To Fail" a must-see project for serious minded and adult audiences.

Centered around Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson (William Hurt, who we will be seeing around Emmy time), the film charts the period when Lehman Brothers was spiraling into bankruptcy and how the government's decision not to bail them out exacerbated a worldwide crisis with AIG. Like a house of cards, the tenuous balance of the economic system was in danger of toppling unless some major moves and compromises could be made. Introducing a huge cast of characters, the narrative puts Paulson at the center of the action as he wrestles to maintain an overall financial stability. As a dramatic recreation and interpretation of events, this plays as a blow-by-blow thriller.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
45 of 47 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! July 13, 2011
Format:DVD
This is a must see... along with Inside Job.

The story is incredible... One caution: it's tough to keep all the players straight. I had to watch it a number of times in order to follow the cast of characters. You'll need to have time when you can concentrate to watch it.

It's a tale of tumbling dominos.... you'll be shocked at how the key players were not at all in front of what was happening. The story is incredible, complemented by excellent acting and a great cast.

Inside Job gives a longer term view of some of the same players (please see my review)... and their relationships before, during, and after the crisis. Shocking!

I hope this is helpful.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars way to big June 4, 2011
Format:DVD
Great film. Anyone that has money invested needs to watch this film. I have it saved on my DVR so I can show everyone this film. There was very little party lines and for some they just want to blame Bush for everything or now Obama. But in the movie there is very little about the president. A very great cast. The true story had me from the first minute. I can say I am happy that HBO did not go to the Republican and Democrats. Very Very Good.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
"Wall street has a gambling problem and the government keeps covering thier losses. They never learn anything." In 2008 the United States economy began to crumble. Bank after bank began to fail and Lehman Brothers (the 4th largest) was on the ropes. Secretary of Treasury Hank Paulson (Hurt), Federal reserve chairman Ben Bernanke (Giamatti) and New York Fed President Tim Geithner (Crudup) all are working to try and save it. They more they find out the worse it gets and they are left with a decision to save the country or the bank. But the answer isn't as easy as it sounds. I know what your thinking. Another movie about this, hasn't there been enough? Normally I would agree but this one had Paul Giamatti so I had to watch it. This one stands far above the other ones made about the crisis and also is pretty impressive in the way it is presented. This movie made the crisis and the reasons for what was done simple enough for me to understand. Unlike the others this one is about how the government handled it and not the Wall Street CEO's which is why I didn't want to throw stuff at the TV as much. This movie was all the more impressive in the way that it really made the government the good guy in this whole mess and made you side with them. Which is almost impossible to do these days. This to me has been the best movie made about the crisis. Overall, if you watch one movie about the meltdown and the economic crisis make it this one. I recommend this. I say A.
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Work in the Industry - Informative & Entertaining January 8, 2012
Format:DVD
I have had friends ask me to explain credit default swaps (CDS). In Too Big To Fail (TBTF) it was the first time, including the Congressional Hearings, where I have ever heard CDS's explained in layman terms.

I am the first to admit that I find non-fiction much more palatable when wrapped around a good story. What TBTF does is to almost perfectly cast a star studded ensemble around a really good story.

I loved the characterizations of John Mack by Tony Shalhoub ("Cover your ears. Tell Tim Geithner to bl.w me!"), Lloyd Blankfein by Evan Handler ("You are stepping out of a limo going to the Federal Reserve and not a Higgins Boat storming Omaha Beach" and Jim Wilkinson by Topher Grace ("and we all know how well the Post Office works!"). Honorable mention to James Woods (Dick Fuld) & Billy Crudup (Tim Geithner).

IMHO, the real value of TBTF is in it's illustration of the multiple levels of incompetence:

1.) Despite having more employees than many private sector corporations, neither the Treasury, Federal Reserve or SEC knew that the British Banking Regulators had to approve any merger by Barclay's. BTW, this oversight was further compounded by Treasury steadfastly refusing to backstop Lehman for the 30-days it would take for a Barclay's share holder vote

2.) Dick Fuld walking into a meeting with a Korean bank that had already agreed to take a stake in Lehman sans their "toxic: real estate. Fuld wanted the suitor to take another look at the real estate, which caused a loss of "face" and killed the deal

3.) See #1. Not knowing how long it would take to enact the proposed toxic asset buy back program (AKA "Cash for Trash")

4.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent video. I have seen it twice and will ...
Excellent video. I have seen it twice and will view it again soon. Fascinating to see how our safeguards failed so miserably.
Published 3 days ago by J. LeJeune
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Great movie..!!
Published 5 days ago by CiD
5.0 out of 5 stars The True Story Behind the 2008 Financial Crisis-On film!
This film is based on Andrew Ross Sorkin's best selling book which presents the story of the 2008 economic crisis that almost brought down the American economic system and possibly... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Hawkeye
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Powerful information..
Published 9 days ago by M. Goebel
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
"Great Movie
Published 14 days ago by Cowboy12
5.0 out of 5 stars He has done some good things since leaving treasury
Some of the bankers depicted in this film helped determine the outcome of the 2008 election, and you can see in the film why they wanted to be in a position to have a powerful... Read more
Published 15 days ago by H. J. Sage
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Andrew did a GREAT Job. It was a Good read and a Nice adaptation into a Movie.
Published 15 days ago by David
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good informative movie.
Published 19 days ago by A. Provin
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best movie I've seen in a long time
Published 20 days ago by Elijah St.Clair
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very good movie. Its crazy how close we where to a finacial collase.
Published 21 days ago by big mike
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category