Vous voulez voir cette page en français ? Cliquez ici.

CDN$ 13.93 + CDN$ 3.49 shipping
In Stock. Sold by importcds__

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
More Buying Choices
dodax-online Add to Cart
CDN$ 15.61
nagiry Add to Cart
CDN$ 15.61
Paperbacksh... Add to Cart
CDN$ 15.65
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

NEW Sarandon/penn/prosky/barry/erm - Dead Man Walking (1995) (Blu-ray)

Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
Price: CDN$ 13.93
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 3 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by importcds__.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details


Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews
By margi21
Format:DVD
Tim Robbins presents in his movie "Dead Man Walking" the subject capital punishment. But compared to many other directors who have also dealed with this matter Tim Robbins does not give the audience a didactic message. By using flashbacks and changes of perspectives he presents every side of the crime Poncelet commited. Showing the cruelty of the crime and the grief of the victim's families on the one hand and the development of Matt Poncelet and the sorrow of his family after the execution on the other hand makes the viewer contemplate. Do you have to atone for a murder by another murder?! These are the major aspects which make the viewer think. Think about his own opinion concerning the death penalty.
The main reason why I gave this movie four stars is that Tim Robbins provides changes of perspective and does not try to push the audience in one direction. Consequently every viewer of the film gets the chance to change his opinion about the death penalty. Besides the great performances by Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon the film is worth seeing because it gives you the opportunity to see the matter capital punishment with other eyes.
Was this review helpful to you?
4.0 out of 5 stars Not only another movie about the death penalty May 9 2004
Format:DVD
The death penalty - Dealing with this topic in their movies seems to be very challenging for many directors and actors in Hollywood. During the last years you could watch Gene Hackman in "The Chamber", Clint Eastwood in "True Crime" or Tom Hanks in "The Green Mile" - all these ones are great movies but you can't overcome the feeling that they are not completely honest; they often seem to be tailored to Hollywood-industry.
Dead Man Walking does not spend so much effort on making the story exciting and unpredictable but therefor it does not fail on presenting all the characters and circumstances concerning the execution in a realistic, human and in an emotional way.
This movie is made plain, there isn't much to distract the audience from the question whether they plead for capital punishment or whether they not. And this is what I like most about this movie: It is not interested in forcing one right opinion about the death penalty upon the audience, but wants you to contemplate about this topic and further about death, forgivness, faith and unlimited love.
Was this review helpful to you?
2.0 out of 5 stars ooooooooohhhhhhhh boring May 7 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD
I saw this movie in my English class as we discussed the pro and con of Capital Punishment. I would never have watched this by myself and I have to say, I wish I hadn't. It is not that I think that the movie is too didactic, I simply don't like films in which the director and the actors obviously try to stimulate certain emotions. I watched the movie thinking: Now I should feel sad, now I should feel sorry, now I should hate Matt... But I didn't really feel one of these feelings at all! the movie is just so artificial, everything seems to be a cliché, nothing is new or interesting, although the director tried to produce tension, I was bored many times. You could say that I am cold and that I do not allow the movie to touch me but I am not against emotional movies at all. If you want to watch a movie bout the death penalty, watch the Green Mile. If you want a movie that is moving and brillant at the same time, watch "the Rainman" (my favourite "sad" movie), but you really don't have to see "dead Man walking".
c. freitag
Was this review helpful to you?
By Kerstin
Format:VHS Tape
I watched this movie in my English class (12th grade). It is a very emotional movie - sometimes a little too emotional but in general you can say that it reaches the audience. What I like is that everyone will think about the movie after watching it regardless of his opinion about the death penalty. Dead Man Walking definitely sticks to your memory.
By using flashbacks throughout the movie, Tim Robbins created a movie that is shifting between reality, imagination and the past history of the plot. The flashbacks are very well used to show the thoughts and impressions that Sister Helen has about Matt. Matthew Poncelet is like a puzzle - the more you see of him during the movie the clearer becomes the image of his character. However, it is left to the viewer whether it comes out to a positive or negative image.
This movie is unique because it shows another kind of 'hero' than the usual brutal heroes that are presented in every other Hollywood movie.
However, there are a few points to critisize about it:
First of all the story is a little bit overloaded with religious elements - especially in the end. This is kind of a black-and-white portrayal of the fact that religion or christianity is the only way to receive redemption.
Another point of criticism are the rather heavy accents of the protagonist that made it almost imposible to understand the movie just by listening to the dialogs. However, I don't want to blame the movie for it - at least not entirely since my problems in understanding could also be a result of my personal inability. ;-)
All in all I recommend this movie since it is extremely famous and you must have seen it!!
Was this review helpful to you?
By Kang
Format:DVD
Doing good for goodness sakes. Sister prejean exemplifies the teachings of Jesus and of how Christians should live their lives by. This movie doesn't preach, nor does it necessarily feed you a messege. Every side is seen, and we also sympathize with each side. We grieve the loss of a son and a daughter of the victim, and we can't help but feel saddened by the fate of Matthew Poncelete.
It's an odd feeling to sympathize with a man who, without a doubt, is deserving of the punishment he's about to recieve. But this movie doesn't get stuck with captial punishment issue. It certainly opens up the dialogue for people for and against death penalty, but it doesn't swing its influence one way or the other. We already realize his death is coming, and instead of forcing the tear out of us by making the movie the 'Hollywood' way (last minute pardon, miracles saves Matthew's life, ect.), it instead takes a spiritual path.
The movie is about salvation and redemption of a sinner, and gives hope that no one is too far gone for forgiveness. All this, without an ounce of feeling like a Christian movie. Simply powerful.
Was this review helpful to you?
Want to see more reviews on this item?
Most recent customer reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Movie is Fantastic. A 2012 release that's not 16:9 Enhanced?!?!?!
How is it possible that a new release of a movie that was already released on DVD years ago doesn't have 16:9 enhancement. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Marc Collins
2.0 out of 5 stars Dead Man Walking
I had watched this movie on DVD when it came out and found this to be a very difficult movie to watch again. Read more
Published on June 12 2012 by Duchess
5.0 out of 5 stars Dead Men Walking
I swear I had this movie in 2 days. Fast and the movie is in store new contition. Thank you:)
Published on July 12 2011 by Karen
5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping
This is both a book and a movie that you need to interact with. Particularly in a day and age when there is a movement here in Canada to try to bring the death penalty back. Read more
Published on March 30 2007 by Steven R. McEvoy
4.0 out of 5 stars sean penn steals the show
ive seen this movie several times,and as he usually does, sean penn walks away with this movie. as the doomed murder he brings an intensely complex character to life. Read more
Published on Oct. 9 2006 by bookworm
4.0 out of 5 stars ROBBINS, SARANDON AT THEIR BEST
Tim Robbins made another "political" film." "Dead Man Walking" stayed on an even keel. Read more
Published on June 7 2004 by Steven R. Travers
4.0 out of 5 stars "dead Man Walking"
What I liked the most about "Dead Man Walking" is the fact that it shows the issue from the death row inmate`s view. Read more
Published on May 10 2004 by Maria
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead Man Walking
In my opinion Tim Robbins succeeded in making a realistic film. The fact that it is based on the book by the real Sister Helen avoids that it seems to be pure invention. Read more
Published on May 9 2004 by Jane Pagel
4.0 out of 5 stars Review by English LK, Otto-Hahn-Gymnasium Göttingen
The movie Death Man Walking is definitely worth to be seen. Overall the movie presents a neutral point of view by dealing with both sides, the victim's and the murderer's one. Read more
Published on May 8 2004 by Jana
3.0 out of 5 stars Religous movie
I think the movie is alright. But I did not watch the whole movie.
I think that the movie was well made. I like that it is a religous movie, because I am religous, too. Read more
Published on May 7 2004 by Eva Zylla
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Look for similar items by category


Feedback