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 $0.25 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
PRIMETIME DEALS Add to Cart
$10.04  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Amazon.com Add to Cart
$11.90  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
RareFlix-N-... Add to Cart
$11.95  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

The International [Blu-ray] (2009)

Clive Owen , Naomi Watts , Tom Tykwer  |  R |  Blu-ray
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

List Price: $19.99
Price: $10.04 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $9.95 (50%)
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 19 left in stock.
Sold by Outlet Promotions and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it tomorrow, April 17? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details
Watch Instantly with Rent Buy
The International   -- $7.99

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 1-Disc Version $10.04  
DVD 1-Disc Version $5.10  
Region 35093 encoding (This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the US or Canada [Region 1]. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV. More about DVD formats.)

Frequently Bought Together

The International [Blu-ray] + State of Play [Blu-ray] + Body of Lies (Two-Disc Edition + BD Live) [Blu-ray]
Price for all three: $27.99

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen, Brían F. O'Byrne
  • Directors: Tom Tykwer
  • Writers: Eric Warren Singer
  • Producers: Alan Glazer, Charles Roven, Charlie Woebcken, Christoph Fisser, Gloria Fan
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: All Regions
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: June 9, 2009
  • Run Time: 118 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B001YXXR3E
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #54,989 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The International [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com

The International is actually two movies in one: A highbrow thriller about a sprawling bank that resorts to murder and arms sales to retain its power, and a sleek visual essay on how architecture and interior design shapes your perceptions. Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen, still not quite a star despite Inside Man and Children of Men) has been on the brink of conclusive evidence against the villainous international bank, but his sources always end up dead. With the aid of a Manhattan district attorney (Naomi Watts in a woefully underwritten part), he stumbles on the trail of the bank's favorite hit man, who might provide the (literally) smoking gun Louis needs. The International starts out smooth and silky, with visual style to burn and Owen's intense fervor. The plot gradually bogs down in incoherent moralizing, but along the way there are some taut sequences, including a bloody shootout in the Guggenheim Museum where alliances shift unexpectedly. But what makes The International worth seeing is director Tom Tykwer's astute eye for public space: Chic postmodern buildings, broad Italian plazas, Turkish rooftops like mountain paths--Tykwer orchestrates actors through these architectural shapes, his hypnotic visual sense creating far more tension and excitement than the plot. Also featuring Armin Mueller-Stahl (Eastern Promises) and Ulrich Thomsen (The Celebration) as malevolent Europeans. --Bret Fetzer

Stills from The International (click for larger image)

Product Description

Interpol agent Louis Salinger (Clive Owen) is determined to expose an arms dealing ring responsible for facilitating acts of terrorism around the globe. But as his investigation leads Salinger and his partner, Manhattan Assistant District Attorney Eleanor Whitman (Naomi Watts), deeper into the secret world of greed, corruption and murder, they become targets of a deadly conspiracy so vast, they soon find the only people left to trust?are each other. This pulse-pounding thriller plays a high-stakes game of suspense, intrigue and explosive action.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
48 of 54 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie June 10, 2009
Format:DVD
"The International" is a good and honest movie. Hollywood generally doesn't release movies that are fairly original and intellectually respectful to the audience. The story deals with world bank corruption and how it's not the money that motivates them, but rather the power of enslaving nations and people with debt. If you know anything about the fractional reserve system of current banking, then this movie makes a lot of sense. I am surprised that Hollywood would release a movie like this.

The movie doesn't try to be more then it is. It does, however, take the audience on a journey to explain how the current economic situation could possibly be manipulated. The movie does follow some cliches, but I felt they were handled in original and artistic ways. The Guggenheim scene was very interesting and an original place to stage a Hollywood shootout. The story from start to finish is solid and easy to follow. There were no huge plot twists, however the character resolutions have their complexities and the finale is a little peculiar, but still gratifying and complete.

Clive Owen gives a wonderful and believable performance as a man over the edge and determined to expose the truth of this cloak and dagger organization. Naomi Watts does a good job as a supporting character and doesn't get in the way of the story, but she amplifies it when necessary.

I greatly enjoyed this movie. I skipped seeing it at the theater because it looked a little long, but after watching it on DVD my worries that the plot would be thin were put to rest. The story keeps the flow going and the audience interested the whole time.
Was this review helpful to you?
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An outstanding Blu June 4, 2009
Format:Blu-ray
Reviews have been quite mixed on the content and quality of this film, but without a doubt this Blu is an excellent piece for the those seeking competent clarity, BD production and special features. The film offers a mixed bag and is understandably panned for the later acts "bogging down" or a confusion as to what kind of film it is trying to be, but in the end - I was impressed by a thoughtful and well preserved product.

The picture is reference quality throughout. The landscapes, architecture, streets, wide overhead pans, rooftop panoramas, and nighttime depth all shined in clarity, aspect and colors. Customers were very impressed with certain scenes that captured the international buildings.

The sound is 5.1 TrueHD, which gets used extensively on the score and singular long shooting sequence, but little else to speak of there (I am a big DTS fan).

The special features are what make this package a five star, even if you rate this film as low as a three.

- An extended scene between our two leads; an eleven minute sequence that orginally ran much less (just prior to the scene where he dunks his head in the ice water).

- A thirty minute making-of that thoroughly covered all aspects of filming. Interestingly, it covered the production in sequence with how the film was released (beginning to end). The next two features should have been included but were separated into:

** a six minute architecture documentary about the locations, and a seven minute addendum about shooting at the Guggenheim (pun intended) that was better covered in the main documentary; it almost felt like a snippet that played on a network or ad plug.

- A five minute insight about filming being allowed for the first time at the Autostadt factory for VW.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
37 of 49 people found the following review helpful
THE INTERNATIONAL is a film that wants to be two kinds of movies at once, and somewhat drops the ball on being either very effectively.

This tells the story of an effort by law enforcement officials to bring down The International Bank of Business & Commerce, the IBBC. This bank, we're told right from the start, is involved in weapons trading and many shady deals involving violent overthrows of governments and so forth. They don't really make money off the arms dealing, they make money handling the debt of the newly emerging governments. They are a ruthless bunch, operating like a shadowy intelligence agency...assassinating those who stand in the way, bribing others. There is no way to bring them to justice, it would seem, because they have their fingers in every pie, and will kill anyone who might get in their way.

So first, THE INTERNATIONAL wants to be an "intelligent" thriller, with lots of suspense generated by the political and economic machinations of men in business suits talking in hushed tones. We see the good guys and the bad guys both discussing with each other the ramifications of one course of action or another. There is lots of globetrotting, with scenes in Luxembourg, France, Italy, the US & Turkey. These scenes are only moderately interesting, because in the end, the schemes of the bank are only drawn out in the most simplistic terms (the movie wants us to FEEL that everything is richly detailed and complicated, but it really isn't). AND, most importantly, the actions of the bank don't really feel entirely credible. Not that a financial institution wouldn't align itself with some really bad guys...but the whole thing really just feels like a half-baked Roger Moore-era James Bond kind of plot.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars FAVORITE
REALLY A GREAT FILM AND CLIVE OWEN IS A BRILLIANT ACTOR !!!! I WATCH THE FILM AT LEAST ONCE A MONTH !!!! REALLY ... IT'S THAT GOOD !!!!
Published 1 month ago by James A. Wasklewicz
5.0 out of 5 stars Good content and actions
I've bought this movie way earlier than the Bourne Legacy. I need to clarify that it's not because of perception or biasness of my unfavourable opinion on the Bourne Legacy which I... Read more
Published 1 month ago by rjb
5.0 out of 5 stars Great film!
I recommend this movie to anyone who likes an intelligent action movie. Clive Owen is amazing as always. But, of course, I am a huge fan of Clive Owen.
Published 1 month ago by Meow
5.0 out of 5 stars Great movie
The movie was excellent. Acting and suspense were over the top. I had to wait a while to find it but Amazon came through as usual.,
Published 2 months ago by Robert Bowers
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Like the movie. Could be real. I think reviews are helpful when some one is looking to chose a movie or book
Published 2 months ago by timothy c burns
5.0 out of 5 stars This film just slipped under the radar....
The International is an edge of your seat thriller. Clive Owen with a great supporting cast really does the film justice. Read more
Published 2 months ago by B. Sebastian
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Story, Well Executed Film
I can't say I've ever seen Clive Owen in a bad film. Good performances from the entire cast in a compelling, cynical story with a few surprise twists, that reflect an unfortunate... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Machspeed
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
First time we saw it some years ago, I wondered are big banks really that sinister? Now we have some history that a lot more is going on than the so called media report. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Robert
5.0 out of 5 stars very good movie
I'm partial to Clive Owen and how intense he can be, but love, love his acting prowess. I love all his movies! I particularly love this movie and have watched it multiple times. Read more
Published 3 months ago by CharlotteS
5.0 out of 5 stars almost great
I really liked this film. Great pacing, great cinematography, good performances(not great) and decently executed plot. Sometimes thrillers can get lost in themselves. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Timothy J Scott
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews
ARRAY(0xa9eaef6c)

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


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

Outlet Promotions Privacy Statement Outlet Promotions Shipping Information Outlet Promotions Returns & Exchanges