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Hugo (Two-disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy) (2011)

ChloŽ Grace Moretz , Jude Law , Martin Scorsese  |  PG |  Blu-ray
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  • Actors: ChloŽ Grace Moretz, Jude Law, Asa Butterfield, Ben Kingsley, Sacha Baron Cohen
  • Directors: Martin Scorsese
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • Rated: PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: Paramount Studios
  • DVD Release Date: February 28, 2012
  • Run Time: 126 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,399 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003Y5H5HE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #52,852 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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Welcome to a magical world of spectacular adventure! When wily and resourceful Hugo discovers a secret left by his father, he unlocks a mystery and embarks on a quest that will transform those around him and lead to a safe and loving place he can call home. Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese invites you to experience a thrilling journey that critics are calling “the stuff that dreams are made of.” *Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

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519 of 571 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars _This_ is why we go to the movies December 8, 2011
Format:DVD
Different people go to the movies for different reasons. Some of us want to be entertained. Some of us want to be dazzled. Some of us want to be engaged by a story, or by characters that stick in the mind after the film is done. Some of us want to be transported to a different time or place. And some of us want to see talented actors create a bit of magic in the hands of a masterful director. Martin Scorsese's Hugo does all of these things. It is, more than any other film I've seen this year, _why_ we go to the movies.

The film is based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. If you've read the book, then you know the story already, but for everyone else I am going to be careful here and not reveal anything that might spoil the film. I will say that Hugo is about many things, but at its heart, it is about obsession, discovery and how one person's story can lead to - and become entwined with - another's.

The film is set in Paris in the 1930's, in a railway station where an orphan boy named Hugo (engagingly played by Asa Butterfield) lives in the workspaces in the station walls and in the station's central clocktower. He spends most of his time keeping the station's clocks running (so that no one will come into the walls or the tower and discover his hiding places) and pursuing his obsession - fixing a man-shaped automaton designed to write with a pen which his father (Jude Law) had found in a museum and was trying to repair when he was killed in a fire. To feed himself, Hugo scrounges and pilfers food from the various food shops in the station, which draws the attention of the station inspector (Sacha Baron Cohen).
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324 of 367 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars No-Spoilers review of the 3D movie and the coming 2D DVD December 19, 2011
By Ehkzu
Format:DVD
Few read reviews to find out whether the reviewer liked the film. They want to know whether THEY will like the film--to decide whether to see the movie or not, and whether to see it in the theater or wait and see the DVD (or the download). That's the task I'll take on here.

As the Rottentomato website has already shown (it assembles and correlates scads of reviews from the press and the web, along with reader responses), the critics adore this film, the audience somewhat less so.

Part of this has to do with managing expectations. The marketing presents Hugo as an Avatar-ish 3D fantasy with a C3P0 (StarWars)-type flying robot. this is actively misleading, though that's not the director's fault.

What Hugo is, is a fable--not a fantasy--that's part tween adventure and part infomercial for the preservation and viewing of old silent movies. Most importantly--and this is a point that hasn't been made by most reviewers here and elsewhere--it's a film about ex-magician/early filmmaker Georges Meliés that Scorsese made, to a degree, IN THE STYLE of a Georges Meliés movie. That's part of the homage.

Thus "Hugo" contains a lot of adventurous running-around, a brilliant exploitation of the best 3D filmmaking technology extant, and a leavening of slapstick elements--particularly from the surprisingly restrained Sascha Baron Cohen.

It's a fable based on real events in the early history of movies. "Sleepless in Seattle" was a fable with no fantasy elements other than its happy-ending-inevitability, which you feel from beginning to end. That's the essence of a fable, not whether it has fantasy elements or not. A fable is a kind of ritual that reaffirms the tribe's values and faith in its vision of life.
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82 of 92 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Early review on blu-ray 3D February 21, 2012
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
I was able to legitimately get an early review copy of the 3D version of the Hugo 3D blu-ray. I am not reviewing the film. I am not reviewing the acting. I am reviewing the 3D. It is incredible. Every bit as engrossing as it was in the theater. If you own a 3DTV, you owe it to yourself to buy this movie. Sure, the film itself is not everyone's cup of tea, but if you're just looking for reference quality, mind-blowing 3D? This movie will suck you in from start to finish. You are a part of the world of Hugo, from beginning to end. And, honestly, no 3D has been this engrossing since Avatar. If you love silent film, film preservation, or cinema in general, along with your three dimensions, this will be the absolute must own disc of the year! Even if they don't like the movie itself, your friends will be impressed with the 3D FX. This is one of the few films released where you can genuinely and proudly claim, "This is why I bought a 3D television!" Enjoy.
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27 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Soulful, Magical Masterpiece December 30, 2011
Format:Blu-ray
Hugo, the latest film from cinematic maestro Martin Scorsese, is both his first film geared for families and his first film shot in 3D. While many noteworthy directors have been weary of the new format, some greats have embraced it and been eager to try it. James Cameron, not the inventor of 3D but certainly a recent innovator, upon seeing Hugo, called it the best use of 3D he'd seen. No matter what your thoughts on 3D may be, this is no small feat coming from this man. The film, based on the novel The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick and with a screenplay by John Logan, who also penned Scorsese's The Aviator, Hugo is largely billed as a family film but it's worth noting that the film's biggest fans will probably be adults, although there's enough whimsical fantasy to tug at the heartstrings of even the most jaded child.

Hugo largely takes place in the early 1930s at a Paris railway station. Hugo Cabret (Asa Butterfield) is a young boy whose father (Jude Law), a clockmaker, dies suddenly in a fire. His alcoholic Uncle Claude (Ray Winstone) is responsible for maintaining the clocks at the railway station and teaches Hugo how to do so before taking an indefinite leave of absence. Hugo, left all alone, lives within the walls of the train station, maintaining the clocks, acquiring food by stealing, and spending his free time trying to fix the automaton his father left behind. The automaton is a mechanical man that, once wound up, is supposed to write; his father found it difficult to fix and it's Hugo's mission to see that it finally works. To successfully accomplish this goal, Hugo steals mechanical parts from a toyshop owner named Papa Georges (Ben Kingsley), a callused, angry old man who eventually catches Hugo and steals his blueprints that guide him in fixing the automaton.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Beautiful story - highly recommend this movie, it's a joy to watch!
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Unable to view movie, had to return because of format not made for US. Seller was great to work with.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good movie for anyone who likes a good story. Funny and touching and the 3D is outstanding.
Published 5 days ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars brother suggested this and it was a fine story. the cinematic effects...
brother suggested this and it was a fine story. the cinematic effects were beautiful. this is not your typical car chase bang bang shootem up . Read more
Published 8 days ago by karynlee
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 10 days ago by Donna P.
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
As described and fast delivery.
Published 15 days ago by J. C. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie and great price
Great movie and great price. Received it right on schedule as promised. I would highly recommend it as a very engaging family movie with first rate acting and a unique and heart... Read more
Published 15 days ago by Lonnie K. Swanson
1.0 out of 5 stars BEWARE U. S. CITIZENS. This is playable ...
BEWARE U.S. CITIZENS. This is playable only in B2 regions and will not play on most American DVD players.
Published 21 days ago by William Silkowski
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
Fabulous story, wonderful actors, and incredible cinematography! I strongly recommend this movie!
Published 23 days ago by Victoria J. Silverman
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Hugo: 2 Disc VS the 3Disc
3 disc has 3D version.
Mar 3, 2012 by F. Hamel |  See all 3 posts
French accents?
It is a staple of American productions set in foreign lands, especially in the Gold Era of Hollywood. Spielberg made an interesting use of the concept in "War Horse", Scorsese not so much, but it is expected from the difference in quality of both directors.
Mar 8, 2012 by Pablo Martin Podhorzer |  See all 4 posts
Audio & Sub Please!!
It seems spanish only refers to the Latin American Spanish version of the dub.
EspaŮol neutral o de Mťxico.

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Apr 17, 2012 by Alfredo Fonseca |  See all 3 posts
The release date as announced by Paramount is February 28th, 2012... Be the first to reply
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