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City of God (La cité de Dieu) [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva
  • Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
  • Writers: Bráulio Mantovani, Paulo Lins
  • Producers: Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck, Daniel Filho, Donald Ranvaud
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Alliance Films
  • Release Date: July 20 2010
  • Run Time: 130 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003H9LIUM
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,939 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By M. B. Alcat TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Jan. 10 2007
Format: DVD
"City of God" ("Cidade de Deus") is the story of a boy, but also the story of a "favela" (Portuguese word with similar meaning to slum or shantytown) on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. That shantytown is called "Cidade de Deus". Throughout this extraordinary movie both the boy and the favela grow, albeit obviously in very different ways :)

The boy is Rocket (Buscap' in Portuguese, played by Alexandre Rodrigues), who is born in Cidade de Deus and grows up before our eyes living in it. He is quiet and easygoing, just a non-violent person seeking a way to survive in a brutal environment. Rocket ends up doing exactly that through his passion, photography, that ends up making him an intermediary between the local gangs and the press. He is also the narrator of this movie, the voice that accompanies us throughout many of the stories that "City of God" has to offer...

The other main character of "City of God" is the "city" itself, that starts merely as a couple of houses, but that grows immensely as years go by. The activities in which its inhabitants are involved also change, from petty robbery to organized crime that involves drug dealing and arms trafficking. We see Li'l Z' (Z' Pequeno in Portuguese, played by Leandro Frimino), one of the boys that used to play soccer with Rocket, grow up to become a murderer and a drug lord, someone that makes his own laws. The same happened with others, but Li'l Z' probably represents to most dangerous kind of sociopath that the favela can produce. Rocket and Li'l Z', same circumstances, different persons, different choices. Who says that where you lives determinates how you are and what you do?. This is an excellent example that that is not always the case...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "lilking101" on July 10 2004
Format: DVD
"City of God" is a masterpiece, quiete simply. I don't know the names of the actors, but they all distribute amazing performances. Lil Zee is probably one of the most terrifying villains in movie history, because you see how he begins his sadistic lifestyle and how it brutally ends. Rocket is a very important role too, because he tells the story. Don't be fooled, "City of God" isn't a gangster flick of an action movie. It's a dramatic portrayal of life in the slums from a different direction. Rocket deals with love, pain, betrayal, denial, and talent(he's a skilled photographer).
The scenes are haunting, but also beautiful in a way. The scenes are realistic. I won't give you the plot because you probably know what it's about if you're looking it up. Even though Lil Zee and Rocket are the two main characters, the supporting characters are very important. Carrot, one of the other druglords, and Benny, Lil Zee's best friend are both really well played performances
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Juan Mabromata on March 10 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Hello, the blu-ray edition don't have SPANISH subtitles, like you can read at the back cover.

The video quality is regular, you can choose English or French subtitles but can't see the movie without subtitles.

The DTS-MA audio track ir very good.

This movie is excelent, but this blu-ray edition is not.

Regars, Juan
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By kyle g. on Sept. 7 2010
Format: Blu-ray
I won't comment about the movie itself, but rather the film transfer & blu-ray presentation by Alliance....The AVC encode sports solid colors & grain structure that are in keeping with the theatrical experience. The bitrate peaks at about 33mbps, with the average falling within the 25mbps range. Also, a much appreciated menu with scene selection is included in this release. The aspect ratio on this blu-ray is 1.78:1, while the theatrical release sported a ratio of 1.85:1. Subtitles appear to be from the original theatrical release, and the included documentary has been ported over in SD from the North American dvd. As for audio, the 5.1 DTS-HD Master track makes good use of the film's score and sound effects, while appearing to be an ample improvement over the more common dvd.

In all, it would be extremely difficult for a US release to top the quality contained on this disc. Having seen the film 4 times during its theatrical run I can tell that this blu-ray from Alliance is one of their most faithful to date.

Highly Recommmended!
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Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
The DVD isn't working, it lags every few minutes and the screen freezes, I have tried using 2 different blue ray player as well as a PS3 and it does the same thing on all the above. Is there any way I could receive another copy...?
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Antonio Giusto on Sept. 5 2004
Format: DVD
Though filled with dizzying violence and brutality (things I usually frown upon in films) City of God is one of the best films I've ever had the pleasure of seeing. The violence and brutality is necessary in this film in order for the story to be told the way it was intended to. This film is a true depiction of an impoverished community where there are very few legitimate ways out and also very little value placed on human life. In the tradition of films like Francesco Rosi's "Salvatore Giuliano", City of God takes a true story and tells it with realistic acting and visionary film-making. After watching City Of God modern day film makers should really question their work and decide if they're really putting their talents to use for the better of humankind. It's about time film makers stopped entertaining and started to educate the viewer on injustices in this world. Hold off 300 million dollar productions of fantasy films and show the world some things that really need to be changed.
City Of God is not just a film, it's stunning portrayal of corruption, greed, and how desperation in poverty can lead to senseless violence. It achieves something way more powerful than just being labeled as "a work of art." What could that be you ask? Watch for yourself and see.
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