Kingdom Of Heaven

Hancock, Martin

SKU: 024543971825

UPC 024543971825
Release Date 2014-10-07
Studio 20th Century Fox
Discs 2
Length 144
Format Color
MPAA Rating R (MPAA)
Synopsis Director Ridley Scott confronts hundreds of years of religious conflict in KINGDOM OF HEAVEN. An epic film set in Europe and the Middle East, the story follows one man's struggle to better himself and the world around him. Orlando Bloom stars as Balian, a French blacksmith who is mourning the deaths of his wife and baby when his estranged nobleman father (Liam Neeson) arrives and asks him to join the Crusades in Jerusalem. Mindful that conducting the Lord's work will help him atone for his sins, Balian agrees, and embarks on the perilous journey. Along the way, he reveals his gifts of inherent goodness and fair treatment of all human beings. Upon reaching Jerusalem, a city where his meager beginnings no longer matter, Balian earns respect and fealty, while the evil Guy de Lusignan (Marton Csokas) looks down his aristocratic nose at the former laborer. As he did in GLADIATOR, Scott explores the theme of a man who chooses his fate, instead of accepting the fate given to him at birth. Balian comes to life in Jerusalem, protecting the weak and defenseless as his father told him he must, and catching the eye of the beautiful Princess Sibylla (Eva Green), unhappily married to de Lusignan. Scott paints a stirring portrait of the struggle over Jerusalem among Christians, Jews, and Muslims. In doing so, he also shows the passionate fight for religious freedom. KINGDOM OF HEAVEN ably handles these delicate issues, effectively treating characters from all factions as individuals and not as stereotypes. By placing a virtuous man at the center of this conflict, Scott creates a powerful, universal story.Mr. Scott is a virtuoso of movie violence and he does not disappoint on that count here....Filled with scene after scene of choreographed mayhem.Working from a strong script by William Monahan and making full use of that solid cast and his own impeccable skill with imagery, Scott has fashioned an impressive film that resonates with lessons...Scott delivers rousing entertainment layered with provocation.It's all very teeming and hordelike and impressive.[The film] stirs up powerful half-buried aesthetic energies simply by venturing into the chosen terrain....Best of all perhaps is Orlando Bloom's first glimpse of Jerusalem, an instant of digitized splendor that reawakens the occult dream that cinema can somehow literally transport us into the past.Where Scott scores is in the cinematography and set-pieces, with vast armies surging across sun-baked sand in almost Kurosawa-like ballets of light and colour.There's a wealth of charisma among the supporting cast...
Cast Ridley Scott (Director)
Harry Gregson-Williams (Composer)
Philip Glenister (Star)
Kevin McKidd (Star)
Jeremy Irons (Star)
David Thewlis (Star)
Brendan Gleeson (Star)
Arthur Max (Production Designer)
Orlando Bloom (Star)
Eva Green (Star)
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Star)
Branko Lustig (Executive Producer)
Janty Yates (Costume Designer)
William Monahan (Screenwriter)
Michael Sheen (Star)
Alexander Siddig (Star)
Jouko Ahola (Star)
Marton Csokas (Star)
Lisa Ellzey (Executive Producer)
John Mathieson (Director of Photography)
Edward Norton (Star)
Liam Neeson (Star)
Eriq Ebouaney (Star)
Steven Robertson (Star)
Terry Needham (Executive Producer)
Dody Dorn (Editor)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray Disc Features: Note: Disc 1: Director's cut Director's cut roadshow version Original theatrical version Introduction by director by Sir Ridley Scott Roadshow commentary with Orlando Bloom, Ridley Scott and writer William Monahan 2 additional roadshow commentaries with filmmakers Pilgrim's guide trivia track Engineer's guide trivia track Disc 2: The path to redemption Sound design suite Visual effects breakdown Press junket walkthrough World premieres Special shoot gallery Poster explorations A&E Movie Real History vs. Hollywood Orlando Bloom The Adventure of a Lifetime Featurettes and more Dual Layer Director's Cut Widescreen - 2.35 Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish DTS HD Master Audio - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Weight 0.15000
Height 0.30000
Width 5.25000
Depth 6.50000
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Action Adventure,Feature Film Drama
Attribute Additional Footage,SensorMatic,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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