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The Beach (Bilingual)


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  • Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakijjanon, Virginie Ledoyen, Guillaume Canet
  • Directors: Danny Boyle
  • Writers: Alex Garland, John Hodge
  • Producers: Andrew Macdonald, Callum McDougall
  • Format: NTSC, Color, Dolby, Closed-captioned, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Jan. 13 2004
  • Run Time: 119 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (191 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00003CWM3
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #10,192 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By mocha on May 1 2010
Format: DVD
"The Beach" reminds me of "Lord of the Flies" but instead of boys being stranded on a deserted island, it is about young adults that live on an island that has an idyllic secluded beach and communal lifestyle. One side of the island is home to a 60s type of "hippie" commune, and the other side is occupied by a large scale pot growing operation that is watched over closely by armed guards. The two groups have managed to coexist by remaining mutually exclusive. There appears to be no property ownership or governance on the island even though it is within sight of mainland Thailand. To enjoy the movie, you have to get past the unlikelihood of a present day "lost paradise". L.DiCaprio plays Richard, a kind of rogue male, one of three new members of the commune. In his testosterone pumping youth and immaturity, he finds himself unwilling to abide by the rules as directed by its matriarch. The main rule involves strict secrecy about the beach, the commune, and how to get there. Away from the restrictions and limitations of the society from which he came, DiCaprio's character feels free to challenge others and himself. Because of his behaviour, he is ostracized from the commune, and goes "native". He implodes upon himself. Richard is instrumental is causing conflict between the island's inhabitants, and the downfall of the commune. Like "Lord of the Flies", this movie is about what could happen when people are removed from the watchful eyes of society. Some strive to maintain the "civilized" values from their past. For others, the dark side of the psyche is unleashed, self-discipline gives way to chaos, and chaos leads to destruction. In both this movie and "Lord of the Flies", society is viewed as the controlling force over man's unbridled instinctual nature - an interesting concept.
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By bernie TOP 100 REVIEWER on Dec 4 2013
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"We never stop exploring, and at the end of all our explorations we come back to where we started, and we will know that place for the first time". T.S Eliot

Richard (Leonardo DiCaprio) is a world tourist; he tries to go beyond being a tourist. In his travels he is given a map to a secret beach. There he finds more than he bargained for. He may even find himself. We as fellow travelers may also find a bit or our selves.

The presentation has beautiful scenery excellent actors that to not overwhelm their characters, great background music that is not obtrusive, and just enough surrealism to get us involved.
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By Catherine Munn on Dec 30 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Arrived in record time. It was exactly what I wanted. Much easier than driving to a store to look for it!
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Grandson (19) and Granddaughter (21) are off to Thailand for a holiday in May with friends. This movie will caution them about the choices they make while travelling. Grampa T.
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this is one intense movie going experience.i don't wanna give too much
away,but it has echoes of Lord of the Flies.if i'm not mistaken it's
also similar to King Rat.it's directed by Danny Boyle(Train Spotting,28
days Later)and Stars Leonardo DiCaprio,Tilda Swinton and Robert
Carlyle.anyway,there's some great acting here.Tilda Swinton in
particular impressed me.the dialogue is also well written.really the
whole movie is well written.plus there is a high element of suspense
and danger.it's based on a novel by Alex Garland,but i haven't read the
novel,so i can't compare.i may just try to find the novel,so i can
compare.as a movie though it's quite well done.for me,The Beach is a
4.5/5
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By A Customer on June 2 2003
Format: DVD
Let me start by saying that The Beach has got to be one of the most underrated movies of 2000. Here and there people were saying "It was pointless" or "It was boring". The Beach first of all, is not a completely pointless movie. It actually displays kind of an interesting theme of the existence of paradise, one that many movies have never explored. And in terms of being boring, The Beach may not have tremendous explosions or boat chases, but if you watch it with an open mind, you will find it very captivating. Here's the story: Richard(Leonardo DiCaprio) is a young American traveler, seeking an adventure away from the beaten tourist path. Staying in Thailand, Richard meets joint-smoking, manic Daffy (Robert Caryle) who rattles on and on about a secret beach that is suppoedly flawless in all ways. The next morning, Richard finds that Daffy has killed himself, but left behind a map, showing the way to The Beach. After persuading Francoise(Virginie Ledoyen who is simply gorgeous) and her boyfriend Etienne(Guillaume Canet)to come along with him, the three embark ona journey to the island, where they find two different groups of people, flourish with one peacefully for weeks, and live life it's fullest. However, when Richard begins seeing Daffy everywhere he goes, he begins to discover that beyond the shores of paradise lies something darker and terrifying. The acting in the film is acceptable, but DiCaprio and Caryle steal the show as the unlikely duo of Richard and Daffy. The scenery is simply beautiful as well. As for mood, the film starts out as an adventure with occasional humor, but slowly transforms into a cross between a horror film and a thriller, growing darker, more disturbing, and much more violent.Read more ›
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