Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Amazon Prime Free Trial required. Sign up when you check out. Learn More
More Buying Choices
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

NEW De Niro/walken/streep - Deer Hunter (Blu-ray)

4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (199 customer reviews)
Price: CDN$ 31.20 & FREE Shipping. Details
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
Only 1 left in stock.
Sold by Fulfillment Express CA and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it delivered Wednesday, July 30? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout.

Frequently Bought Together

Customers buy this Movies & TV with Taxi Driver / Chauffer de taxi (Bilingual) [Blu-ray] CDN$ 11.99

NEW De Niro/walken/streep - Deer Hunter (Blu-ray) + Taxi Driver / Chauffer de taxi (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]
Price For Both: CDN$ 43.19

Show availability and shipping details

Product Details

Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase

This US version belongs to the Universal 100th Anniversary Edition set, and arrives at blu ray with VC-1 1080p 2.35:1 encode. This transfer is wonderful looking for a 34 year old film, with nicely saturated colours, beautiful sharpness and pleasing fine detail. The shadow detail is superb, especially in the many dark interior scenes which are quite frequent throughout the film. This is no evidence of excessive DNR (Digital Noise Reduction) applied here, which is a great relief. Universal has been known for such bad practices (e.g. Predator).

As Vilmos Zsigmond mentions in his fascinating commentary, the film utilizes quite a bit of stock footage (mostly for establishing shots), and in order to match the overly grainy look of that footage, he and Cimino found that they had to use copies of copies of prints since the Kodak film was so resilient to attempts to push contrast or exposure. This transfer looks wonderfully fluid and natural in motion, without any plastic smearing quality that would suggest too aggressive DNR. (4.5/5)


The Deer Hunter features a great sounding DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 mix which is incredibly well detailed and immersive. Fidelity is very strong and the ambient environmental effects in both the Pennsylvania and Vietnam sequences are outstanding, offering a consistent use of the surrounds that really helps establish a convincing soundfield. The muffled dialogue is the main negative aspect of the audio. (4/5)

Fortunately, it is saved by the beautiful music score by Stanley Myers. The most memorable part of this movie for me is my favourite classical guitarist, John Williams, playing the Love Theme Of The Deerhunter (Cavatina), plus Sarabande.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes You Can Never Go Home July 11 2004
By Martin A Hogan TOP 100 REVIEWER
Director Michael Cimino made this masterpiece and it seems to have drained all his talent, as he followed it up with the legendary "Heaven's Gate". Put that aside, as this is a riveting and thorough examination of a group of small town Pennsylvania steel workers that go to Vietnam with varying end results. Michael (Robert DeNiro), Steven (John Savage) and Nick (Christopher Walken) are the best of buddies that regularly go deer hunting and bar hopping. The first hour of the film dives deeply into the personal aspects of each characters personality and make-up, including a long wedding scene that is preciously real. Suddenly the film turns from American normalcy to the horrors of the war. All three men are prisoners of war in hellish conditions, forced to take part in a cruel and devastating game of Russian roulette with their captors. The scenes of war are brief but to the point. It is pure madness and although the men 'survive', they are in differing states of change. The final act shows Michael desperate to get Steven back into the real world, but his biggest challenge is to rescue Nick, who, severely disturbed by his ordeal, has stayed back in Vietnam. The last scene with DeNiro and Walken is nerve wracking and heart-breaking. The ending is unforgettable. This is the kind of film that rarely comes along - the kind of movie that makes you feel like you are there. Trivia: The Pennsylvania mountains scenes are beautifully filmed, but it's painfully obvious it's the Cascades of Washington.
Was this review helpful to you?
5.0 out of 5 stars A movie every American should own May 21 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I have wanted to see this movie for a long time. It was heart wrenching to watch what these soldiers had to endure. The worst part of it was the way they were condemned by people like Jane Fonda and their country men. They fought for their country they didn't ask to go to this foreign place and endured incredible hard ships and were spit on when they came home. I think they should show this movie in schools and we should never forget how these veterans were treated. Excellent movie.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Movie - EVER! Nov. 5 2011
I have seen a lot of movies but this movie is the best - young Christopher Walken and a yummy Robert Deniro, Meryl Streep is young and beautiful. My favourite movie of all time!!
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Jenny J.J.I. TOP 500 REVIEWER
A good number of viewers believe that "The Deer Hunter" is overlong and a bit overrated, probably due to a handful of scenes, but beside that its an important film that was the first commentary on the topic of Vietnam. It wouldn't have worked nearly as powerfully if the first hour been trimmed down a bit. It wasn't the director's attention because he meant to focus on "character development," base on the lives of three all-American friends, Niko (Christopher Walken), Michael (Robert DeNiro) and Steven (John Savage) through the affects of the war.

We have to sense the careless and frat-boy-like immaturity of these young men. That's why the scenes all revolve around frivolity and seemingly senseless boyish behavior; it creates such a stark contrast to the devastated characters of the three who went to war (and the relatively unaffected personalities of those who stayed behind, like Stanley). Although both De Niro and Walken have made a lot of great films after this movie, I have to say that this is one of their best movies in their career. They both give powerful performances and are the ones who were the best things about this movie. Both actors are at the top of their careers and were wonderful together.

Director-write Michael Cimino doesn't try to turn this into one of the goriest movies ever made. It's quite the opposite. Although there were a few bloody scenes throughout the movie (which I didn't mind), all of those scenes were done in a realistic portrayal of the war (or any of the other bloody scenes, such as the Russian Roulette scene at the end of the movie). Because of this, the movie doesn't become a disturbing war film, yet respectable.
Read more ›
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Depressing
Look this is a great film, and I can see why it got the praise it did at the time it came out. However, it is one of those intensely depressing films, not that the subject matter... Read more
Published on June 23 2009 by Neil Olsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Loyalty
I was struck by the scene at the end where everyone gathers at the coffee shop. There is no disgust at the result of the war that one could expect, but a more communal sense of... Read more
Published on June 3 2006 by Teabags
1.0 out of 5 stars too slow
This movie is just too slow and makes you bored.Except of some scenes (in vietnam)i can`t find something to keep my interest.Classic but.......
Published on July 17 2004 by bill
4.0 out of 5 stars russian roulette
this movie is about 4 buddies who get shipped to nam and really showcases the horrors of war.this is not for children.even big kids could get messed up with this one. Read more
Published on July 10 2004 by abe
2.0 out of 5 stars This movie is zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...
I'll get right to the point: The Deer Hunter is incredibly boring. It's the story of three friends who are sent off to Vietnam, and the aftereffect it has on them and their friends... Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by Jim Warnke
5.0 out of 5 stars Long wait for one shot, but worth it.
The Deerhunter is ranked among the best movies ever made about Vietnam and deservedly so. There are almost no war scenes, only scenes about the friendship of 5 mine, three of them... Read more
Published on July 6 2004 by M. Buisman
"The Deer Hunter" (1978) starred Robert DeNiro. The film breaks numerous rules in terms of length of time and attention to detail. It can truly be called art. Read more
Published on June 6 2004 by Steven R. Travers
1.0 out of 5 stars The movie that sparked the downfall of The Academy Awards
This movie is very boring and downright silly. I have seen many movies based on the war in Vietnam and this was absolutely the worst one, not to mention the most stereotyoical... Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by John Candy
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category