Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World- C

DVD Reviews | Mar 4th, 2005

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Starring Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, James D’Arcy, Billy Boyd, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin, Richard McCabe and a bunch of others who played seaman. haha I said seaman.
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Directed By: Peter Weir
Studio: 20th Century FOX
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I actually liked this movie the second viewing. I knew what to expect from it and it’s really a great sea epic. If you go in thinking this movie is a straight up battle action movie, you’ll be disappointed.

“In the Wake of O’Brian” is a feature where director Peter Weir explains and discusses the books and how he brought the novels of Patrick O’Brian to the big screen. That was all right feature, kind of boring. “Cinematic Phasmids” was very cool. The SFX team explained and showed how they did all the special effects and it was very extensive. I didn’t know WETA’s Richard Taylor (Lord of the Rings famed) worked on the movie as the Miniatures (or Bigatures as they call it) Supervisor. They showed how they did the CGI work (rainstorm, ships, etc.), and how the sound design was done (cannon fire, ship sails). That featurette was interesting to watch because I love stuff like that. I should have went to college for that kind of thing. It seems their job is to just stand around and tape things with a microphone. Simple job right? haha. There’s other extras on this Collector’s Edition set but I didn’t bother checking them out yet.

Master and Commander is a great sea epic with cool battle sequences. The acting was excellent, the direction is superb and the soundtrack is amazing! This DVD set is definitely worth buying for your collection. Especially if you like Russell Crowe “making music, making movies, and fightin’ around the world!”

– “The Hundred Days”
– Multi-Angle Battle Scene Studies
– Interactive Cannon Demonstration
– Deleted Scenes
– HBO “First Look”
– “In the Wake of O’Brian”
– “Cinematic Phasmids”
– Still Galleries
– Theatrical Teaser
– Trailers & More!

ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 CC
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Surround
FRENCH: Dolby Digital 5.1

Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)


Favorite Scenes: Love the opener, and the battle with the French.
Rating: PG-13
Running Time: 138 minutes
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