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The Town (Bilingual) [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall, Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, Blake Lively
  • Directors: Ben Affleck
  • Writers: Ben Affleck, Peter Craig, Aaron Stockard
  • Format: NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
  • Number of discs: 2
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Studio: Warner Bros. Home Video
  • Release Date: Dec 17 2010
  • Run Time: 153 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0047Z94AQ
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,709 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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Town, The (BD)

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Ben Affleck worked triple-time on The Town, in which he directs, stars, and co-adapts Chuck Hogan's Prince of Thieves. Affleck's Doug MacRay comes from a line of Boston bank robbers. With his father (Chris Cooper) behind bars, he spent most of his childhood in Charlestown with loyal hothead Jem (The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner). Doug had a chance to go legit as a pro hockey player, but he threw it away on drugs and bad behavior. After the armed robbery that opens the film, Jem becomes convinced that bank manager Claire (Vicki Cristina Barcelona's Rebecca Hall) saw something, so Doug, who wore a disguise at the time, sets out to make sure she doesn't tell FBI agent Frawley (Mad Men's Jon Hamm) anything incriminating (Titus Welliver plays Frawley's partner). Doug starts by asking Claire out, and finds she's more shaken than stirred--and that he likes her better than Jem's oxy-addicted sister, Krista (Gossip Girl's Blake Lively), his sometime girlfriend. Unfortunately, neither Jem nor vicious enforcer Fergie (Pete Postlethwaite) will cut him loose until he orchestrates two more scores--the last to take place at Fenway Park. If The Town offers fewer surprises than Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, he raises the stakes with well-planned heists, nerve-jangling car chases, and deadly shootouts. Though Affleck looks too clean-cut to portray a thug, he gives a nicely understated performance, while Hall proves an inspired choice as a woman who could make a bad guy turn good--or die trying. --Kathleen C. Fennessy

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By falcon TOP 1000 REVIEWER on Feb. 5 2011
Format: Blu-ray
i really enjoyed this movie.it's the second film directed by Ben Affleck,who also stars in the film.i thought it was well written.the dialogue was very good.the movie flowed very well from one scene to another.there is a fair amount of action which is well done,and there is lots of tension and suspense.the acting is good all around,but i thought Jeremy Renner was really impressive as James Coughlin as was Blake Lively as Krista Coughlin.the Boston accent is pretty thick at times,so you might want to use caption or subtitles so you don't miss anything.there is a fair amount of strong language here,as well as some nudity.and of course being a crime drama,there is some violence,but it's not a violent as you would expect.the extended version clocks in at 150 minutes compared to the theatrical version of 125 minutes.i can't compare the two,as i only viewed the extended cut,but i will say it never found it boring or slow.for me,The Town (extended cut) is a 4/5
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Power HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Sept. 25 2011
Format: DVD
I went into this movie knowing absolutely about it, there was little advance hoopla that I can recall, that usually accompanies a major motion picture.

The idea of mask wearing, semi automatic toting nuns at once seems invigorating and slightly surreal, but the viciousness, and sloppy impulse control of one of the robbers played brilliantly by Jeremy Renner (of Hurt Locker) immediately brings us crashing into the reality of what's happening.

These hardened ruthless criminals hide behind a funny mask, and will eliminate anyone who gets in their way. So they kidnap the attractive female bank manager played adorably by Rebecca Hall for leverage, and let her go.

Upon checking her drivers license, and discovering she lives in their neighborhood, the psycho wants her eliminated to cover their tracks. Ben Affleck's character takes the card and decides to investigate her, and discover what she knows. One thing leads to another, and the lives of everyone involved starts to move in ever decreasing circles as the FBI investigation starts closing in.

The story is brilliantly told, and the theater audience responded to the irony of the conversations between the criminal and his unknowing victim.

Ben Affleck's character seems a little at odds with his criminal life, and you wonder why he is a bank robber, nevertheless he has a well developed dark side, and is very resourceful, resourceful enough to be the the architect.

But you also get the sense that here is a guy could go straight if he chose to, and that dilemma of wonder is what makes this movie so great. He makes the good choice of distancing himself from an addicted ex girlfriend, yet makes bad choices as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Ryan C on April 6 2011
Format: DVD
My favorite movie of 2010. Not an academy award type film, but a true guy's movie. If you don't like crime, swearing and violence - stay away! Great film.
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By Torval Mork TOP 500 REVIEWER on Jan. 18 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Taking a page from many of the great heist genre films that have come before it, Ben Affleck's "The Town" deliver's a formulaic but gripping piece of character driven moviemaking that is highly entertaining. Based on Chuck Hogan's novel "Prince of Thieves", the story is set in the notorious Boston neighborhood of Charlestown (The Town), a breeding ground for bank robbers and a generally closed society that looks after their own and disdains outsiders. Doug MacRay (Affleck) and his lifelong pals James "Jem" Coughlin (Jeremy Renner), Albert "Gloansy" Magloan (Slaine), and Desmond "Dez" Elden (Owen Burke), are a crew of bank robbers, and the opening scenes take place in the midst of their heist of a Cambridge bank. They make off with the loot, but suspect that the bank manager Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall) might have caught a glimpse of Jem's Irish Boxer tattoo on his neck. Claire lives in The Town, but is regarded as an outsider, or "tunie" as the "townies" like to call them. Having taken her driver's license during the robbery, MacRay tracks her to a laundromat where she strikes up a conversation with him, leading to a romantic entanglement. He offers some insight to his life, how he was on the verge of a successful career as a professional hockey player, and how he believes his mother deserted him and now lives in Tangerine, Florida. He declines to mention that his father (Chris Cooper) is currently serving a life sentence for double murder following a heist gone wrong. Jem takes offense to MacRay's involvement with Claire, as MacRay occasionally dates his sister Krista (Blake Lively), and believes MacRay is the father of her infant son. Unbeknowst to the crew, Claire is also on the radar of the FBI, who have kept her in the loop as a potential material witness.Read more ›
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By Steven Aldersley TOP 50 REVIEWER on Jan. 10 2011
Format: Blu-ray
Directed by Ben Affleck
Starring Ben Affleck, Rebecca Hall and Jeremy Renner

Video:
Video codec: MPEG-4 AVC
Video resolution: 1080p
Aspect ratio: 2.40:1

Audio:
English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1

Subtitles: English SDH, French, Spanish

This is a review of the 153-minute extended cut. The theatrical 125-minute version is also included in this Blu-ray presentation.

The movie opens with a robbery, but this is not a heist movie. We don't see how it's planned and we don't know who is involved. It's about the consequences of those actions.

Rebecca Hall plays a bank employee who is taken as a hostage. The robbers get away and release her. I'm saying this without spoilers as it happens at the start of the movie and establishes what is to form the main body of the story.

Affleck is one of the robbers. He checks on Hall to make sure she isn't going to turn them in. They start a relationship.

Renner plays a psycho who loves the power that he gets from being part of the robbery. He wants to kill Hall's character to be safe.

The story is essentially about how the situation is resolved. Who lives, who dies, who gets caught and who escapes. How they see their future.

It's set in Boston in Charlestown, an area of one square mile where it's almost a way of life to commit crimes of this nature. The FBI wants to stop it happening.

This is elevated above many movies of this type. There's a lot of time spent on the characters. How they were brought up and why they do what they do now. It's also about change, or the potential for change. The problems of going through such a transition.

Hall is excellent.
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