O'Connell, Jack

SKU: 025192223297

UPC 025192223297
Release Date 2015-03-24
Studio Universal Studios Home Video
Discs 2
Length 138
Format Color
MPAA Rating PG-13 (MPAA)
Synopsis 4 stars out of 5 -- Jack O’Connell’s, wiry, indefatigable Zamperini holds your attention without effort.Impeccable craftsmanship and sober restraint have been brought to bear on UNBROKEN...O'Connell is a pleasure to watch at all times here. He has energy, seems watchful and resourceful by instinct, is open to others and, crucially, seems like a man who, even when he doesn't necessarily win, will nonetheless prevail.UNBROKEN is the saga of Zamperini's remarkable courage in the face of staggering adversity. It's an inherently uplifting story...Early on, Jolie gives us two thrilling and harrowing sequences in which Louis and his buddies engage with Japanese fighter pilots.3.5 stars out of 4 -- This passion project for Angelina Jolie shines in every frame with her abiding love for Louis Zamperini and his courage under fire.It’s well-cast, it looks great, it has that intense centerpiece in the raft, and it certainly conveys a true story worth telling.Ms. Jolie does fine work throughout....Like a lot of actors turned directors, she’s good with the performers...It's gorgeously shot and beautifully acted, and it has moments of heartbreaking poignancy...3 stars out of 5 -- Lavish and sporadically powerful, Jolie's POW biopic may have just enough gravity to entice the Academy...[I]mpeccably acted, handsomely filmed and written, with a lean muscularity...Jack O'Connell plays Zamperini like Peter Parker: focused and stubborn, sometimes even difficult, but engaging without making too much of a fuss about it.Angelina Jolie directs this true-life tale of Louis Zamperini, the Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in World War II, only to fight for his life against nature and eventually as a prisoner of war. Joel and Ethan Coen provide the script. Louis (Jack O'Connell) grows up a rough-hewn kid on the verge of becoming a full-on delinquent, until his brother starts training him to be a track star. Louis excels at the sport, and eventually represents America at the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. During his training, he learns to become resilient and disciplined; his brother's words of advice, If you can take it, you can make it, push him to overcome any adversity. He must live up to that adage under the most extreme circumstances after his plane is shot down during another bombing raid. He is stranded at sea for more than a month, only to be found by the Japanese and forced to endure constant physical abuse at the hands of sadistic prison-camp guard Mutsuhiro Watanabe (Japanese pop star Miyavi), who wants to break Louis' indomitable spirit.
Cast Angelina Jolie (Director)
Ethan Coen (Screenwriter)
Joel Coen (Screenwriter)
Roger Deakins (Director of Photography)
Industrial Light and Magic (Animation)
Industrial Light and Magic (Visual Effects Designer)
Richard LaGravenese (Screenwriter)
Joseph P. Reidy (Assistant Director)
Clayton Townsend (Production Manager/UPM)
William Nicholson (Screenwriter)
Alexandre Desplat (Composer)
Glenn Boswell (Stunt Coordinator)
Frank A. Montano (Sound Re-Recording)
Animal Logic Film (Visual Effects Designer)
Jay Wilkinson (Sound)
Brian Cox (Special Effects Supervisor)
Lisa Rodgers (Post-Production Supervisor)
Jennifer Cornwell (Production Manager/UPM)
Eric A. Norris (Sound)
Lisa Thompson (Set Decorator)
Laura Hillenbrand (Source Writer)
Charlie Revai (Supervising Art Director)
Shane Thomas (Makeup)
Lola VFX (Visual Effects Designer)
Jon Taylor (Sound Re-Recording)
Jen Stanfield (Hairstylist)
Hybride VFX (Visual Effects Designer)
Karen Kelly (Hairstylist)
Kat Bachert (Visual Effects Designer)
David Roberts (Co-Star)
Ross Anderson (Co-Star)
Anthony Phelan (Co-Star)
Vincenzo Amato (Co-Star)
Sandy Winton (Co-Star)
Nick Smith (Co-Star)
Garrett Hedlund (Star)
Gulliver Page (Co-Star)
Luke Treadaway (Co-Star)
Damien Bryson (Co-Star)
Kuni Hashimoto (Co-Star)
John Magaro (Co-Star)
Domhnall Gleeson (Star)
Shingo Usami (Co-Star)
Finn Wittrock (Star)
John D'Leo (Co-Star)
Miyavi (Star)
Alex Russell (Co-Star)
Jack O'Connell (Star)
Ryan Ahern (Co-Star)
Jai Courtney (Co-Star)
Takehiro Abe (Co-Star)
Hiroshi Kasuga (Co-Star)
Tom Hobbs (Co-Star)
Shinji Ikefuji (Co-Star)
Erich Chikashi-Linzbichler (Co-Star)
Yoji Tatsuta (Co-Star)
Alice Roberts (Co-Star)
Spencer Lofranco (Co-Star)
Morgan Griffin (Co-Star)
Maddalena Ischiale (Co-Star)
Louis McIntosh (Co-Star)
CJ Valleroy (Co-Star)
Jordan Patrick Smith (Co-Star)
Stephen J. Douglas (Co-Star)
Marcus Vanco (Co-Star)
Dylan Watson (Co-Star)
Ross Langley (Co-Star)
Michael Whalley (Co-Star)
Jack Marshall (Co-Star)
Chris Ovens (Co-Star)
Oliver Wright (Co-Star)
Shinji Ogata (Co-Star)
Hisataka Uematsu (Co-Star)
Yutaka Izumihara (Co-Star)
Masako Fouquet (Co-Star)
Jiro Funamoto (Co-Star)
Kunisha Goto (Co-Star)
Katsuhito Nojiri (Co-Star)
Katsuichi Shike (Co-Star)
Atsuto Kitanobo (Co-Star)
Ryuzaburo Naruse (Co-Star)
Allan Gibson (Co-Star)
Travis Jeffery (Co-Star)
Talia Mano (Co-Star)
Savannah Lamble (Co-Star)
Sophie Dalah (Co-Star)
Jesse Turner (Co-Star)
Kristopher Bos (Co-Star)
Geoffrey Evans (Co-Star)
Brock Hastings Booth (Co-Star)
Anthony Craig (Co-Star)
Simon Noonan (Co-Star)
James McEnery (Co-Star)
Garrick Parkes (Co-Star)
Bangalie Keita (Co-Star)
Brett Clancy (Co-Star)
Nicholas Farris (Co-Star)
Brooklan Frkovic (Co-Star)
Stephen Stanton (Co-Star)
Sean McCarthy (Co-Star)
Sounds/Subtitles Blu-ray/DVD Features: Region 1 Note: Blu-ray exclusives: Deleted scenes Inside Unbroken Prison camp theater: Cinderella Cast and crew concert featuring Miyavi Louis' path to forgiveness Addition feature: the real Louis Zamperini Dual Layer Widescreen - 2.39 Audio: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Language English
Format Code Blu-ray Hi-Def DVD
Library Subject Feature Film Drama,Biography
Attribute BluRay HD-DVD,DVD Included,Includes Digital Copy,Widescreen
Product Code Movie

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