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Monster's Ball [Blu-ray] (2008)

Halle Berry , Sean Combs , Marc Forster  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Billy Bob Thornton, Peter Boyle, Will Rokos
  • Directors: Marc Forster
  • Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • DVD Release Date: November 4, 2008
  • Run Time: 113 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001EKGQX0
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,180 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton. Tense drama about a prison guard's affair with the wife of a convict he recently executed is highlighted by an Oscar-winning performance by Halle Berry for Best Actress. Includes previously unreleased footage, interviews and more. 2001/color/112 min/UR.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How Much Can You Take? February 19, 2009
If you have to see a realistic and horrifically depressing film with great performances - this is it. This tragedy set in a prison community in the racist south is chock full of surprises and shockers. Thornton's three generational family is a conflictual mess with varying degrees of vicious racism and mental illness. Halle Berry's family fares no better with tremendous loss of everything and everyone in her life. When the two finally meet, there is a sort of acceptance and redemption on both parts, but its terribly painful to watch. Heath Ledger plays Thornton's more sensitive son in an underplayed role. Halle Berry bares her soul and her body with a worthiness Oscar rewarded, only to see her disappear into the "X-Men" again! Berry and Thornton have a torrid sex scene that is barely cut only to have him wake up in the morning with his underwear on - only in America!

Now in this blu-ray edition, the colors, crispness and sound is impeccable. The sound is in DTS 5.1 and extras include, Audio Commentary with Director and Writers, four deleted scenes, the featurettes of `On the set', `Behind the scenes with the producer', cast and crew interviews, music for the film and the theatrical trailer.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Monster's Ball (Blu-ray) March 22, 2013
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Great movie,great acting by Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton. She won best actress award in 2001. It is a very disturbing and difficult movie to watch at times,but it will get you glued to your seat.It's about people who's lives will change forever.A prisoner who was on the Death Row and a prison guard Billy Bob Thornton who got involved in relationship with the prisoner's wife and just watch unlikely story evolved.This is a movie you got to see 'all of Halle Berry'. It is a sad story, but good one and will get set in your mind for some time.
Blu ray picture is perfect, but volume had to be turned right up
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mesmerizing and compeling January 19, 2009
When I first saw this film, I was amazed at Halle Berry's performance. She really "opened up" with her heart wrenching emotions; that stole the show. She deservedly earn the Oscar that year!Monster's Ball
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT MOVIE December 27, 2009
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic movie, with Hayley Berry and Heath ledger July 26, 2014
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Fantastic movie, with Hayley Berry and Heath ledger. An unusual story. thanks for the fast delivery Amazon to Australia
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great acting July 27, 2013
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High drama, very emotional. It is no wonder that Halle Berry won the Academy Award. Billy Bob is always great!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good movie July 12, 2013
By ainsley
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well we've all seen this movie. halle is amazin so is billy bob thorton. good job deep story. buy it.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ambiguously Inconclusive November 10, 2010
By C.G.S.
Very thematic and thought provoking film carried on by actors who fulfilled their acting roles tremendously. I enjoyed the realism of emotions and sometimes apathy embodied by all the characters. Characters personalities and emotions really became tangible when necessary. Plot line evolved very well and was original, with a few surprising twists and turns here and there. Real life problems, such as racism, abuse, obesity, apathy and poverty all solidified for a great storyline. However, the ending was very far fetched and unrealistic. It's hardly to believe Leticia wouldn't confront Hank immediately after discovering the drawings her former executed boyfriend drew. This kind of left a bitter feeling of inconclusiveness towards the film. No matter how Hank responds to the accusations and what follows, as a spectator, you need to see that transpire. It was almost torture not to see what transpired after that because you know Leticia would confront Hank, you just don't know when and I think this should of been included in the film to bring closure.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great gift!
It was given away for a birthday gift and my sister was not only surprised but loved the movie. She watches it all the time.
Published 5 months ago by vonn rankin
5.0 out of 5 stars The Movie With Everything
This movie has it all...the tension of multiple story-lines inter-woven with each other.
And of course, who could forget the STEAMY sex scene between Billy-Bob and Halle... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Tekrad
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I watched this Blue Ray with my son and his fiance during the holidays last year. The fiance had never seen it. I peeked over at her in the parts that make me cry and so was she. Read more
Published 8 months ago by clw
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
I have seen this movie before, maybe it was on broadcast TV. Now I've seen it on blu-ray. The movie is mostly depressing. It takes place in a small southern town. Read more
Published 22 months ago by John Tyler
2.0 out of 5 stars Monsters Ball Blu-Ray
The video (Blu-Ray) part, of the DVD was fine, but the audio of the DVD did not match the Blu-Ray player... Audio was slightly off.
Published 23 months ago by Dale I. Patterson
5.0 out of 5 stars Billy Bob and Halle
This is a very interesting film starring Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Barry. Very erotic and emotional. All the better in Blu-ray format.
Published on May 30, 2011 by William D. Rupe
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a mesmerizing film
Did Halle Berry deserve an Academy Award for her performance? Perhaps. She had a wide range of emotions to scale and did it effectively, not to mention engaging in a soft core... Read more
Published on January 15, 2011 by Dennis Brandt
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