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There Be Dragons [Blu-ray] (2011)

Charlie Cox , Wes Bentley , Roland Joffé  |  PG-13 |  Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Charlie Cox, Wes Bentley, Dougray Scott, Rodrigo Santoro, Jordi Mollà
  • Directors: Roland Joffé
  • Writers: Roland Joffé
  • Producers: Andrew Cullen, Anna Cassina, Damaso Ezpeleta, Guy J. Louthan, Ignacio G. Sancha
  • Format: AC-3, Blu-ray, DTS Surround Sound, Dubbed, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English (DTS 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox
  • DVD Release Date: January 10, 2012
  • Run Time: 122 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (153 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B005PM115Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,799 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "There Be Dragons [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

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Dougray Scott leads an acclaimed cast in Oscarr Nominee writer/director Roland Joff‚'s* epic story of passion, faith and betrayal. When journalist Robert Torres (Scott) is assigned to write a book about Josemar¡a Escriv  (Charlie Cox), the controversial founder of Opus Dei, he hopes it will bring him closer to his father (Wes Bentley), Escriv 's chilhood friend. As Torres uncovers more about his father's past, he learns dark secrets that will change his world forever. Inspired by actual events and featuring Geraldine Chaplin and Olga Kurylenko, There Be Dragons is a "rousing epic" and a "stirring vision of virtue" (Colin Covert, Star Tribune).

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97 of 104 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What an ending! January 12, 2012
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Because cinemas in this area dismissed this one as "very limited release," it's been a long wait. It was worth waiting.

This is the story of two childhood friends who take different life paths that cross during the Spanish Civil War. When one is proposed for sainthood in the 1970's, the son of the other begins research to write a book about him. An old picture links his father to the dead priest for the first time, and the writer begins digging into the story, finding that "there be dragons" in the past.

The movie is a mix of pshychological/spiritual with the action of a bloody war, and the ending is one very few would guess.
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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars TOUCHED BY GOD March 27, 2012
Format:DVD
Don't rent THERE BE DRAGONS thinking you'll be watching some dungeons and dragons item. It has nothing to do with fantasy worlds or actual dragons.

The movie is the true story of Josemaria Escriva, founder of Opus Dei. This group may sound familiar to you as it was used in the Dan Brown book/movie THE DAVINCI CODE. But it seems that truth is more interesting than fiction as we find out what it was all about. Also don't think this movie is a boring recitation of religious ideology, far from it.

Taking place in Spain Dougray Scott plays a journalist looking into the life of Escriva for an article he's writing. When his father, Judge Manolo, learns of this, he calls for him and provides him with information Scott never realized he had. It seems that his father and Escriva grew up together in the same small town in Spain.

The two began as boyhood chums but financial ruin made Escriva's family a pariah to that of Manolo. Later they have a run in at the seminary they both attend but make amends. Their lives then take to very different paths that one would think would never cross again. Instead, their lives cross at moments more important than anyone might ever know.

Manolo (Wes Bentley) works with his father's company and takes on the attitude of royalty when it comes to his workers. While many are complaining and threatening strikes, influenced by the Communists viewpoints becoming popular, he continues to see himself as the person in charge who can do as he wishes. Things change with time and the factory closes but he retains his wealth and position. Manolo eventually offers his services to the military who have tried to take over the country, going undercover with the subversives who want to have Communist rule.
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51 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unique, enthralling, food for the spirit - a MUST SEE! November 25, 2011
Format:DVD
I've seen this movie twice, once at a prescreen, and once at the theater. I have been waiting for it to come out, so that I can have a movie party for friends to come watch!

It is full of truly unpredictable twists and turns, and lots of hidden meaning and purpose.

I have heard criticism that St. Josemaria Escriva was not featured enough, and the focus was too much on the alternate character, Manolo. I disagree. As prominent as he was, St. Josemaria was, from what I ascertain, an understated though deeply interesting person, and the movie portrays this well.

I am preordering this. Now I am really looking forward to 2012!
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68 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars . November 27, 2011
Format:DVD
There Be Dragons is a wonderful and inspiring film! However, if you think that particular comments about films constitute "spoilers," please read no further....

Told in "flashback," There Be Dragons is a journalist's investigation of the life of Saint Josemaria Escriva and the surprising discovery of how his own dad's life had been intertwined with that of the saint. Much takes place at the time of the Spanish Civil War. Late 20th Century and Early 21st Century America lacks an understanding of that incredibly brutal, bloody place and time.
* In his bizarre, apocalyptic ballad, Miami 2017, Billy Joel casually alluded to the burning of churches "Like in that Spanish civil war."
* In Entertaining Angels' fictional conversation between Dorothy Day and her archbishop, Dorothy's character even seemed to minimize the slaughter of priests and religious - Dorothy would be aghast!(See David Scott's 1997 review, "On the Wrong Day" for more on the shortcomings of that film.)

There Be Dragons instead reminds us that for many of that time & place, concern for social justice lost touch with its moral compass and led to absolute injustice and depravity. Ultimately, this movie is an incredible story about redemption.

Within the past year, we have seen several major films with ostensibly Catholic themes:
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Movie! September 15, 2011
When the movie ended, I sat frozen in my chair, too moved to do anything else. I have never seen such a movie and will own it on DVD when it becomes available. I will buy many copies and give them away. It didn't get much attention in the theaters, but as the word spreads the DVDs should reach many people. No one seeing it will walk away unchanged. This is a movie to own and to ponder.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Film not to be missed September 13, 2011
Wonderful movie, can't wait for it to come out in DVD. Limited viewing the the cinema so a lot of people don't know what they missed. Show your support and buy the DVD when it becomes available.
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5.0 out of 5 stars He became a modern day Saint.
This movie is a reminder that men and women and children are still dying for their faith in Jesus and The Church He speaks of in the New Testament. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Helen Rall
4.0 out of 5 stars Morally complex and thoroughly engaging
There Be Dragons casts a probing eye on a location and period of history few Americans know much about: the Spanish Civil War, which among other things impacted the whole world by... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cassandra
4.0 out of 5 stars One of those movies where you don't know what to expect but turns out...
Not a bad film but not a memorable one either. Somewhat like a good meal you enjoy at the time, but later can't really what made it good.
Published 1 month ago by J. Beane
5.0 out of 5 stars True Drama
Truth always makes for the best drama. A great story of childhood friends and their journey through the Spanish Civil War.
Published 1 month ago by Jason L. Gleason
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story
While the story was a good one, I was kind of hoping to have the plot follow the priest further than it did.
But then again, I don't have a job as a screenwriter.
Published 1 month ago by Jack
4.0 out of 5 stars Story of Jose Maria
Very good, and inspiring ! Beautifully filmed. The acting is also of good Quality. I love that is a true story!
Published 1 month ago by Kathy Knauf
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Condition
The DVD arrived promptly and in great condition. I can't say after viewing the movie that it was was what I thought it would be ... Read more
Published 1 month ago by djm
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story about founder of Opus Dei
This was a move that one must see it is the story about Josemaría Escrivá the founder of Opus Dei. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Glen Buffum
4.0 out of 5 stars Could have been amazing. Still Good.
It offers good production values, name performers and insights into the chaos of civil war.
This movie had great potential, but I think that it must have suffered from poor... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Stephen DOnlon
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden gem
If you like well told stories, history, and/or period pieces, you will enjoy this film. Surprised it has not gotten more attention.
Published 1 month ago by J. Atwell
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