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Old 01-03-2013, 09:32 PM   #1
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Anna Karenina Blu-ray

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Universal Studios Home Entertainment will release a combo pack edition of director Joe Wright's Anna Karenina (2012), starring Keira Knightley, Jude Law and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. The release will be available for purchase on February 19th.

From Golden Globe Award-nominated director Joe Wright (Atonement) comes a thrilling new vision of the epic story of love, Anna Karenina, adapted by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard (Shakespeare in Love) from Leo Tolstoy's timeless classic novel. At the twilight of an empire, Anna Karenina (Knightley), the beautiful wife of one of Russia's most esteemed men (Law), has it all. But when she meets the dashing cavalry officer Vronsky (Taylor-Johnson), there is a mutual spark of instant attraction that cannot be ignored. Anna is swept up in a passionate affair that will shock a nation and change the lives of everyone around her.

Special Features:

Deleted Scenes
Anna Karenina: An Epic Story About Love
Adapting Tolstoy
Keira as Anna
On the Set with Director Joe Wright
Dressing Anna
Anna Karenina: Time-Lapse Photography
Feature Commentary with Director Joe Wright
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Old 01-03-2013, 09:39 PM   #2
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For those who have seen it, how was this movie?
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:01 PM   #3
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The first act is absolutely stellar, one of my favorite things I've watched this year. Falls off pretty hard afterwards, but still visually stimulating.

Definitely won't pick this up right away, but if I find it around the $10 mark next Boxing Day or something, I certainly will.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:49 PM   #4
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I liked this a lot. Not sure I'll be purchasing though.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:53 PM   #5
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The film looked fantastic visually, I'll give it a rent before I make a choice to purchase.
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Old 01-03-2013, 10:54 PM   #6
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Its a very "pretty" movie. The art is good and high..

Problem is the story, which is brutally complex takes second fiddle to the directors artistic aspirations...

Its worth a watch but I was left hoping someone else will give it another attempt. simply too many characters were relegated to the background and... he changes the ending (the philosophical reasons behind it) which just dont work at all.

But it is pretty.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:00 AM   #7
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Gotta' love the banner on the bottom of the cover that says: Clearly Original lol when this movie is far from it. Its been made so many times.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:43 AM   #8
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The synopsis is intreaging, I will be picking this up.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:56 AM   #9
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My personal Best Picture of the Year. Sure the story's been done before, but not like this. I really loved the style of the film. I understand it's been polarizing, but it really worked for me.

I seriously want to punch the cover designers at Universal though. They take a beautiful poster image and zoom in completely on Keira. Asinine.
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Old 01-04-2013, 12:58 AM   #10
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My second favorite film of last year. I have seen it three times. It is an absolute audio/visual spectacle. It is also moving, romantic, and smart. Joe Wright further establishes himself as an heir to David Lean and Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.

A definite purchase, day one. Highly recommended to almost everyone, including fans of Wright's past films (including Atonement and Hanna) and those in search of a unique visual experience.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #11
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That was pretty quick.

I saw it a couple of weeks ago and I was disappointed. It looks gorgeous but I didn't care about anyone in the movie. It's too bad, I love most of Joe Wright's stuff (Hanna, Atonement, P&P)
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Old 01-05-2013, 04:44 AM   #12
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I am intrigued by this one.
Do I blind buy it?
Maybe I should rent it first.

What's it like? In other words, "eiknarf, if you like ____, you'll like this"
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Old 01-05-2013, 08:15 AM   #13
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I liked Anna Karenina quite a bit but I think the "it's all on a stage" conceit it employs ultimately undercuts the drama, particularly in the last half. Though the director wisely stops calling attention to the "stage" aspect at a certain point and it kind of recedes as you get into the story.

I'd hesitate to draw a comparison to another film. The only thing that comes to mind is Moulin Rouge! and there's at least half a dozen glaring aspects of MR! that AK does not resemble. The main similarity between the two is the extreme insistence on the unreality of the action - you are not meant to think this is all really happening.

On a purely visual level it should look great on blu, though.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:45 PM   #14
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I am intrigued by this one.
Do I blind buy it?
Maybe I should rent it first.

What's it like? In other words, "eiknarf, if you like ____, you'll like this"
If you are a fan on the novel, i would say rent it first as it may make you angry. If you like "pretty" movies then you will be happy. my problem with it is the art overtook the story and the story is so remarkable it bothered me.

its beautiful but rife with plot holes as a movie and he changes stuff from the novel.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:22 PM   #15
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Will pick this up - fan of period dramas and missed this when it was in the theaters, Keira tends to do these kinds of films well.
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Old 01-05-2013, 06:29 PM   #16
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I loved Hanna so I'm going to pick this up as well. Would be awesome if it had a slip.
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Hi, I would also like to recommend this film, if you do not mind importing from the UK. Quite enjoyed it. Could not get an early screener, but will have a review a couple of days after the release date.

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Old 01-10-2013, 01:45 PM   #18
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If you're unfamiliar with the story, you may not like the ending -- so rent it first.

As someone who likes the book, and has seen many adaptations of this story -- I enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed that so much was left out (a lot of Levin and Kitty's story simply isn't there, which kind of undermines the point Tolstoy was trying to make about pure and tainted love). However, I think Keira is a wonderful Anna, quite possibly my favorite, and the entire film is very cinematic and scrumptious. I thought the stage setting would undermine it, but it didn't -- in fact, for me, it made it much more visually interesting.
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Anna Karenina got 4 Oscar Nominations this morning! Art Direction, Cinematography, Costume Design, & Original Score!

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If you're unfamiliar with the story, you may not like the ending -- so rent it first.

As someone who likes the book, and has seen many adaptations of this story -- I enjoyed it, but was a little disappointed that so much was left out (a lot of Levin and Kitty's story simply isn't there, which kind of undermines the point Tolstoy was trying to make about pure and tainted love). However, I think Keira is a wonderful Anna, quite possibly my favorite, and the entire film is very cinematic and scrumptious. I thought the stage setting would undermine it, but it didn't -- in fact, for me, it made it much more visually interesting.
See, I haven't read the book, but I thought the Levin-Kitty story was pretty central to the film, and a wonderful counterpoint to the Anna/Vronsky/Karenin story.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:16 PM   #20
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The Tolstoy book has been sitting on my shelf for a couple of years now, since I picked up the book for free at our office community shelf. I cannot see this movie until I finally read the book. On the bright side, the Blu-ray should be available for sale price by the time I finish my current book stack and get around to this novel.
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