Two Academy Award-winners, Sean Connery and Nicholas Cage, star in the action adventure blockbuster that critics hailed as a drop-dead thrill ride.
Millions of lives hang in the balance after a military madman seizes control of the island prison Alcatraz and threatens to launch deadly poison gas missiles at San Francisco. With time ticking away, a chemical weapons expert and a cunning federal prisoner, who happens to be the only man ever to escape from Alcatraz, must now break in and disarm the missiles.
From the hot film making team that brought you 'Crimson Tide' and 'Bad Boys', The Rock delivers hard-hitting action and suspense you'll never forget!
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A Rocking Blockbuster
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/12/2010 10:08:00
Fantastic action blockbuster, one of my favourites. Michael Bay and Jerry Bruckheimer have done it again delivering a fast packed adrenaline charged movie. With great perfomances from Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery as the reluctant heros who take on the marines who have turned on there country. Ed Harris has the role of his life in this film as the Honoured General turned bad due to lack of respect for his fallen commrades in the Gulf War, but he may have a change of mind after seeing what deverstation he could cause. Set in San Fancisco in the natorious prison alcatraz which has turned into a tourist destination. With Connery being the only one successfully escaping he is ropped in to getting them in a stopping this maddness. Fantastic action a must have for all blu-ray and DVD owners.
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Fun Hi Concept Action Adventure
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 23/11/2010 17:05:00
Director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimers 2nd collaboration is pure popcorn Entertainment.
Very Cool Concept, Inspired casting choices and Action and Thrills galore.
The casting is just Perfect, casting of Sean Connery is Genius.
This is was also Nicolas Cages first step towards Action Hero Superstar status.
Ed Harris is also very good as the Bad Guy.
Director Michael Bay is in a more restraint form here as this is one of his earlier movies, before Armageddon, Pearl Harbour and Transformers.
But all his Trademarks are in place, Fast Editing, Rock Music, Orange Tints, Maximum Style and Breathtaking Action
If you like this, watch these -
Enemy of the State
Gone in 60
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Rambo456 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Super Smashing Great
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 22/01/2010 11:03:32
One of the best action films put on film! Great on Blu-Ray too!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: rover9495 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
A great film made great on bluray
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 11/02/2009 11:51:18
Well if you loved this film on dvd or standard definition tv, you will be blown away by the high def version. The video and sound is totaly amazing. The quality makes the dvd version look like a joke!
I really recomend this film on bluray. It feels like your in the cinema
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Matts4it on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 14/08/2008 12:14:57
Having just upgraded to Blu-Ray i was very excited to receive my first BD films, having seen this a few times on DVD was amazed by the quality, detail, colours and sound of this film. Classic film in it's own right and it just made it so much better.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: ANGRYF15H on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Very good image and awesome sound!
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 25/07/2008 20:14:18
fantastic BD quality of this fine movie! great picture and awesome sound.
worth buying to your collection of BD.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: resistance23 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 24/07/2008 22:58:38
After reading the below reviews you may be unsure as to whether its worth getting it on blu ray. I can confirm to you that it is fantastic quality in both image and sound quality. The below reviewers must be using poor quality equipment (lcd tv+cheap blu ray player=poor experience)
I'm using a TH42PZ81 and PS3 and it couldn't be better
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: VoidSpirit on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
'one of the 'great' action films'
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/07/2008 14:15:38
this is without doubt one of the best 'action' films of the '90's' .
a team of ex-army mercenairies led by a 'u.s' war hero ( played by 'ed harris' steal 'rocket launchers' and 'misiles' along with a deadly chemical to load.
the group take over 'alkatraz' from where they hold 'san francisco to ransom.
the military cheifs on the mainland assemble a 'crack' team to over-power the mercenairies and rescue the '81' hostages held, 'nicholas cage' plays the part of a chemical weapons' specialist ( f.b.i ) joins the team to hopefully disarm the misiles.
because a full-on assault would be suicide the military chiefs approach an ex-s.a.s. officer 'mason' ( played by 'sean connery')
who is years on still considered 'dangerous' , however being the only prisoner to have ever escaped from 'alcatraz' he possesses
special knowledge of 'the rock'
he is offered his freedom for his assistance.
this is still a brilliant 'action' film which includes a 'superb' car-chase sequence.
is the film made in the mid-'90's' worth buying on 'blu-ray' ?
well, technology has moved on considerably since the making of this film.
the transfer is in truth not the best, the visual defenition is obviously considerably enhanced, but not nearly as good as more recent transfer's, the 'audio' again is not as sharp as you might expect from more recent productions.
is it wortg buying on 'blu-ray' ? ......well....the overall effect is enhanced and i am glad to have it in my 'blu-ray' collection.
the bottom line is, it is a very good film which is why i've awarded it '5' stars.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: rbmusicman on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
The Rock Says It All
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 21/05/2008 23:29:54
I don't know what Henno and Hybrid were watching the copy of this great film on but it looks absolutely awesome on my Pioneer LX70A player!!!!! The colours are awesome as for grain, your too picky, theres hardly any! And the sound is a knockout! Nuff Said people.......BUY!
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: Hulmey on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 20/03/2008 01:04:03
fantasic film blu-ray transfer not the best suffers from lots of grain. sound is awsome though as stated before picture not really better then standard dvd if you get it for under a £10 worth it if not dont bother get con air transfer far superior the way it should be done.
Note: This Review was made by Play.com customer: henno1 on Rakuten’s Play.com on the date shown.
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