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City of God / City of Men (Bilingual)

Alexandre Rodrigues , Matheus Nachtergaele , Fernando Meirelles , Kátia Lund    DVD
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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CITY OF GOD: The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's "City of God," are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye: the eye of an artist. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and, ultimately, his way out. CITY OF MEN: Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola (Douglas Silva) and Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) have become close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The REAL RIO July 19 2011
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
Great foreign movie. Takes place in Brasil. A WARNING: For those who don't know what this film is all about, it is VERY, VERY VIOLENT and loosely based on real world events. It is not for the faint of heart. If you can stomach it however, your time will be well spend watching this. They are both pretty long movies. City of God, is outstanding all on its own and it is a bonus to get two movies in one set for about the price of one. Worth a hard look.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 2 in 1 Oct. 29 2013
By Mariusz Zydyk - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
A short review of this double-feature release.

This is a single disc release. Two features on one disc. Not two discs, as the product details suggest. When you pop the disc in, you pick which film you want to watch, and that takes you to the menu for that title.

Being on one disc, don't expect a crazy high bitrate on the encode, like some release get. It is not substandard though, and my quick scan through did not identify any glaring quality problems. No film grain was apparent, so I assume it was shot on digital cameras, or at least the image has that "non-film" look to it, with some (re-)compression artefacts apparent in places.

The movies are in the original Portuguese with English subtitles. However, the subtitles are burned in; not cool, in my opinion. -1 star.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars About this bluray collection May 25 2014
By Cesar Bolaños - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Not much to say about the movies that you cannot see in IMDB by yourself. City of God is great, City of men is, well, ok

Regarding this blu-ray edition, only burned-in english subtitles are available, which is bad. I really so not like editions that do not have other subtitle options, nor the option to simply hide them.

Three starts only due to this
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good transfers on one disc. Jan. 9 2014
By crank - Published on Amazon.com
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City of God as a slightly low bitrate that stays in the low twenties but remains a solid encode, though it does look a touch soft. City of Men looks dazzling and has quite a high bitrate. Both films are pretty good but not quite classics in my book. I would think that the 9.99 pricepoint is very suited for this double feature. I really wish they could have been put on two discs but it seems they both made it out okay. Everything else seems fine to me. If you like these films or are interested in the problems presented here then it is a must buy. Stunning cinematography at times. The direction and scripts are mostly good to excellent.
1.0 out of 5 stars Warning, product description is wrong. July 12 2014
By F. Davie - Published on Amazon.com
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This is described as a 2 disc set. It's not. Both movies are on a single blu ray disc.
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 for 1 May 28 2014
By Mark L Minott - Published on Amazon.com
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Great movie(s) and I enjoyed both of them. Its the same producer who did both film and he did a wonderful job.
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