Save Big On Open-Box & Used Products: Buy "Dallas Buyers Club (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD wit...” from Amazon Open-Box & Used and save 77% off the $29.98 list price. Product is eligible for Amazon's 30-day returns policy and Prime or FREE Shipping. See all offers from Amazon Open-Box & Used.
Dallas Buyers Club (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD with UltraViolet)
|Additional Blu-ray options||Edition||Discs||
|New from||Used from|
|Watch Instantly with||Rent||Buy|
Blu-ray Value Promotion
Purchase any three featured Blu-ray titles for a total price of $19.99. Restrictions apply, offer is valid for a limited time and while supplies last. Learn more
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Special Offers and Product Promotions
Top Customer Reviews
Several comments: first and foremost, let's talk about Matthew McConaughey's performance. He will simply blow you away. The very first shot of him (a head shot, in which he physically already looks terrible) is pretty shocking, to be honest (McConaughey reportedly lost 40 lbs. for the film). This role continue's McConaughey's recent string of top notch performances (Mud, Killer Joe, Bernie, The Paperboy, just to name those), and surely he will (or at least should) get strong consideration for a Best Actor Oscar nomination. (It just makes you wish that McConaughey wouldn't have wasted so many years playing those tiresome rom-com roles time and again.) Second, much has been said as well about Jared Leto's role. He first appears about 30 min. into the movie as the cross-gender dressing gay Rayon, to become Woodroof's business partner.Read more ›
Dallas Buyers Club is based on a true story about Ron Woodruff. I must admit I was unfamiliar with this movie. The ticket seller gave me an unconvincing outline, and I was about to walk away when a couple overhearing our conversation assured me it was a good movie.
I am glad to say they were correct. This is the exact type of movie that wins Oscars, and gets many nominations.
Matthew Mc Conaughey deserves to be nominated for playing someone battling a deadly disease who takes on big drugs and the FDA, to enable other sufferers like himself to have access to supplements and life saving drugs. He reputedly lost about 40 pounds for the role, and at times does look very gaunt, which gives an added layer of reality to his portrayal.
This is a multi faceted movie full of interesting characters, which operates on multiple levels at once. The personal struggle, the parallel struggles and contrasts, and the battle against different facets of authority. Jennifer Garner in a supporting role plays a feisty yet compassionate doctor, while a colleague with more of an eye to profit becomes a doctor shill for big drugs, which are experimental, still unproven, and in the clinical trial stage, and may have toxic side effects, while our protagonist has to chase down a caring and competent doctor in Mexico who was disbarred, for less toxic alternatives.
Why does one experimental method, with an unproven drug, take priority over drugs that are unapproved by the FDA? Aren't drugs undergoing clinical trials also unapproved?Read more ›
It seems that Matthew McConaughey gets better and better as an actor with each film he's in. In this depressing (sorry) film he plays the real life Ron Woodroof. Set in 1985 Dallas, Woodroof is a skilled electrician (like his daddy), who plays harder than he works. He's a womanizing, part time bull-riding racist. He also likes a little "smack" to go with his women and his booze.
His negligence gets him a full blown case of HIV and ultimately AIDS. Given a month to live (he makes it 7 years), Woodroof pulls out all the stops to get drugs to help fight the disease. At the time, little was known about the disease but AZT was believed to have a positive effect and was approved for testing. But certainly not in the large doses, Ron was taking. His ill-gotten supply eventually runs out so he goes to Mexico to get some new treatment, none of which includes AZT or any other hard drug for that matter.
Given that AIDS mostly affected homosexual men at the time, Woodroof was ostracized by his friends and co-workers. He eventually has to put his homophobic beliefs aside and works with another patient at the hospital to create a "club" where membership includes free medicine. This sidesteps the law against bringing drugs of any kind into the country and reselling them without a proper license.
His friend Rayon (a memorable performance by Jared Leto) becomes his assistant and recruiter. Woodroof ends up going to Japan, The Netherlands and China after his access to Mexico is curtailed. All along the way, the DEA and other government entities stifle his ability to get treatment approved in the U. S.
The film isn't pleasant to watch, but does raise the real issues of getting drugs fast tracked for those in dire need who have little to lose. See the film for some remarkable acting performances if nothing else.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The only reason I gave it 3 stars is Because Matthew Mccaunahey and Jared Leto are outstanding actors. The plot was boring and slow and Jennifer Gardner was average at best.Published 9 days ago by Jamfedor
better than I thought. man.. MM got super skinny for this role.. and so did Leto... good grief.. pay must be nice, tho. lol smh.. Read morePublished 15 days ago by T. Barlow
I didn't receive the blu ray. I received a DVD copy in a black case with a printed cover. I wasn't upset, just disappointed.Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
Set up an Amazon Giveaway
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Look for Similar Items by Category
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray
- Movies & TV > Blu-ray > Movies
- Movies & TV > Genre for Featured Categories > Drama
- Movies & TV > Movies
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > All Universal Studios Titles
- Movies & TV > Studio Specials > Universal Studios Home Entertainment > Drama