Portman, Natalie

SKU: 032429305381

UPC 032429305381
Release Date 2018-05-29
Studio Paramount Home Entertainment
Discs 2
Length 115
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis It’s hugely refreshing, and remarkably uncommon, to watch a genre film that revolves around intelligent characters reacting intelligently to fantastical events.[A] ferocious, feral, female-centric update of fearsome monster classics like THE THING and ALIEN.[A] lavish, magnificently unnerving visual feast threaded through with well-earned jump scares and real metaphysical force. It’s the kind of film that leaves you dazzled, shellshocked -- and not entirely sure whether your own moviegoing DNA hasn’t been altered a little in the process. -- Grade: A-3.5 stars out of 4 -- Cinematographer Rob Hardy creates indelible images of beauty and terror set to a pulsating electronic score by Ben Salisbury and Portishead's Geoff Barrow.Mr. Garland has a talent for unnerving you with quietly dissonant notes and an occasional grotesque flourish.3.5 stars out of 4 -- [T]he striking sci-fi thriller is a beautiful and brutal headtrip exploring the positives and negatives inherent in mankind's evolution, with characters struggling against losing themselves to something alien.Garland possesses a gift for baiting the imagination; his narratives ooze with possibility, pulling you in with their clammy tendrils of intrigue. -- Grade: B3.5 stars out of 4 -- [V]isionary, unsettling....The sound design, especially in the climax, is spectacular, keeping us disoriented and frightened with atonal noises that almost sound like they’re turning in on themselves.ANNIHILATION, a mind-bending foray into the unknown from the British writer-director Alex Garland, leaves you in an entrancingly beautiful daze.Garland’s film is decidedly creepy and often ravishing to look at...5 stars out of 5 -- ANNIHILATION is a worthy follow-up, proving his debut was no happy accident. It’s one hell of a one-two punch, and confirms him as one of the most accomplished and interesting directors working today.After her husband (Oscar Isaac) barely returns alive from a secret expedition, biologist Lena (Natalie Portman) leads an anthropologist (Gina Rodriguez), a surveyor (Tessa Thompson), a linguist (Tuva Novotny), and a psychologist (Jennifer Jason Leigh) into a mysterious, expanding region called the Shimmer where evolution has taken a twisted turn. The all-female team must uncover the area's monstrous secrets to save Lena's husband and the world. Written and directed by Alex Garland. Based on the Nebula Award-winning novel of the same name by Jeff VanderMeer, which is the first in a trilogy.
Cast Ian Tapp (Sound Re-Recording)
Glenn Freemantle (Sound)
Alex Garland (Director)
Alex Garland (Screenwriter)
Sara Desmond (Production Manager/UPM)
Matthew Penry-Davey (Assistant Director)
Ben Salisbury (Composer)
Michelle Day (Set Decorator)
Clare St.John (Post-Production Supervisor)
Hayley Williams (Special Effects Supervisor)
David J. Bennett (Animation)
Adam Slater (Animation)
Niv Adiri (Sound Re-Recording)
Rob Hardy (Director of Photography)
Geoff Barrow (Composer)
Sam Denyer (Makeup)
Union Visual Effects Ltd. (Visual Effects Designer)
Denis Schnegg (Supervising Art Director)
Milk Visual Effects (Visual Effects Designer)
Trystan James (Animation)
Ricardo Silva (Animation)
Eduardo Castells Mateo (Animation)
Jeff VanderMeer (Source Writer)
Federico Frassinelli (Special Effects Supervisor)
Kim Watts (Animation)
Jennifer Jason Leigh (Star)
Natalie Portman (Star)
Tuva Novotny (Co-Star)
Benedict Wong (Co-Star)
David Gyasi (Co-Star)
Tessa Thompson (Star)
Oscar Isaac (Star)
Gina Rodriguez (Star)
John Schwab (Co-Star)
Sonoya Mizuno (Co-Star)
Sammy Hayman (Co-Star)
Josh Danford (Co-Star)
Honey Holmes (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Refractions: Story Origins - For Those That Follow: Casting Annihilation Shimmer: Shooting on Location - Vanished Into Havoc: Visual and Special Effects Widescreen Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.25000
Height 0.50000
Width 5.75000
Depth 7.25000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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