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Cast Away (Special Edition 2-Disc Set) (Bilingual)


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Product Details

  • Actors: Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez, Lari White, Leonid Citer
  • Directors: Robert Zemeckis
  • Writers: William Broyles Jr.
  • Producers: Robert Zemeckis, Cherylanne Martin, Jack Rapke, Joan Bradshaw, Steve Starkey
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, DVD-Video, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: June 12 2001
  • Run Time: 143 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (459 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CXRP
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #34,491 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

Product Description

Hanks/Hunt ~ Cast Away

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3.8 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Intocable on Jan. 28 2013
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I love amazon, super fast shipping and quality product is really good.movie is a really good i do recomend, this is one of the best movie ever
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER on Feb. 29 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Cast Away (2000)
Drama, 143 minutes
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Starring Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was probably the biggest box office draw for around 10 years, starting with Philadelphia in 1993. Like Meryl Streep, his performances haven't always won the awards they deserved. We expect excellence from Hanks and Streep, and it's never easy to add an Oscar after you have already won twice. Cast Away sees Hanks give one of his best performances, and that's saying a lot.

The opening part of the film introduces us to the life of Chuck Noland (Hanks). He works for FedEx and is obsessed with time. Everything has to happen according to schedule or he considers himself a failure. Noland is in love with Kelly Frears (Helen Hunt), but his life is too busy for him to make her his main priority. They have to exchange Christmas gifts in the car on their way to the airport because he doesn't make time for anything more significant. This is a common theme in the lives of too many people. We rush around, earning as much money as we can, barely slowing down long enough to spend time with the people we love. You don't miss it until it's gone.

Noland's plane crashes and he's the sole survivor. He manages to swim ashore and finds himself alone on an island. This isn't a new idea, but the execution is excellent. Noland is used to a comfortable life and has to learn how to survive in his new surroundings. Where will he live? What will he eat? Will he need to protect himself? What if he's ill or in pain? How will he remain sane? How will he escape and make his way back to civilization?

I enjoy Cast Away because it's such a peaceful movie. All we hear are natural sounds while Noland is trapped on the island.
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Tom Hanks and Robert Zemeckis renew (at the time, that is)...

After Forrest Gump, it took 8 long years before the duo teamed up again for something quite different but which would be just as powerful and poignant.

In the hands of lesser directors and actors, the film would have crumbled under such high pressure: an actor alone on a deserted island with next to no dialogue, and a script that could undo it all if not handled perfectly.

To both ends, Cast Away is a brilliant success. Hanks proves most capable to endorse anything thrown at him and Zemeckis handles the material with grace without becoming ever too graphic or too exploitive. A tough act to balance, Cast Away has its mixture of comedy, drama, suspense and many heartbreaking scenes.

The film may already be 12 years old, but slightly dated effects do not drown its ever important message.

The second disc is worth a watch for all its special features do not appear on the blu-ray and it doesn't look like it ever will.
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Format: DVD
A haunting film that says much about the human need for companionship, heartfelt loss and loneliness; and the triumph of the human spirit. Hanks does his usual impeccable presentation of a man in adversity, and his unmatched ability to make you forget it's Tom Hanks you are watching, and he persuades you to immerse yourself in the emotions and considerations of what you would do in such a situation.

Helen Hunt is perfect - as always - as the lost girlfriend, but it is Hanks that anchors the film. Indeed, his achievement is that he is the only element in the film for a greater part of it - but his anchor is hugely needed: because the film is otherwise a strangely dislocated narrative, with snap changes from intensely personal characterisation and emotion, to impersonal scene-setting, much of which is due to the extremely tedious product-placement of FedEx and Wilson; both of which are astoundingly trite and annoying in places; but perhaps not entirely inappropriate, given that the story has to have some reason for his being Cast Away - just too much at times - and in your face.

The narrative dislocation strangely works quite well, since it reflects the grotesque dislocation in his life from 'normal' to 'cast away'. As a whole the film has a draw that pulls you in - primarily because of its challenge in how you would manage the situation, and how desperation and the need for human contact can produce bravery and survival.

So a great film with a similar feel to 'Shawshank Redemption' and 'For Love of the Game' that draws you back to watch it again and again ... in it's triumph of a man over a great loss in his life: where his only way forward is ..."to keep on breathing"...
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I started watching this movie during dinner, a time when I usually don't watch the ending of many movies. I generally turn off the TV and dash back to my beloved computer. BUT Hanks grabbed me from the first scene of this powerful movie, holding me captive until the bittersweet ending. He's a fine actor and was superb in this role.

Hanks plays the part of Chuck Noland, a FedEx systems engineer on company business when the plane crashes and he ends up alone on a deserted island. The photography and visuals are excellent when they follow Chuck's progress as he does everything humanly possible in order to survive. His physical and mental regression are heart-breaking to see, yet the film has its uplifting moments when he makes "friends" with a Wilson volleyball, using it as a "human" sounding board to keep his sanity. He names the ball "Wilson," of course. The scenes when he talks to the volleyball look rather "insane," but are the few touches of humor in the film.

The scene where Chuck "loses" Wilson touched my heart; a very moving moment. By that time in the movie, Director Robert Zemeckis's wisdom in choosing stark island scenes to emphasize Chuck's solitude were remarkably evident.

Just how does Chuck lose Wilson? How does he react? How is he finally rescued? How has his life changed when he gets back to the real world? How?...How?...How? And Is his girlfriend--played brilliantly by the fine actress Helen Hunt--still waiting for him after four years when everyone thought he was dead?

You will learn the answers to those questions as you view this film that is brought vividly to life through Hank's realistic portrayal and the director's keen insight into this character.
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