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The Troll Hunter [Blu-ray]


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  • Actors: Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg and Knut NÃ|rum
  • Directors: Andre Ovredal
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Norwegian, English
  • Region: Region A/1
  • Studio: Alliance Films
  • Release Date: Aug. 23 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0057GUFO8
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,892 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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The Norwegian comedy-fantasy Troll Hunter, a surprise art-house hit across the globe, posits an intriguing question--what if monsters of folklore and popular culture existed, but were kept hidden by the government?--and delivers the results in a clever, faux-documentary format that underscores both the special effects and the satire. Controversial comedian Otto Jespersen is the title character, a world-weary, working-class stiff assigned by a bureaucratic agency to track and eliminate dangerous trolls from the Scandinavian countryside. The lack of respect and notoriety afforded by his job convinces Jespersen to allow a naive collegiate film crew to follow him on his hunts, which nicely balance quirky humor with genuine moments of suspense and some impressive CGI special effects for the trolls. Genre fans' appreciation for the "shaky-cam" subgenre (The Blair Witch Project, [REC], Cloverfield) will undoubtedly affect how they feel about Troll Hunter--the film's light comedy will certainly be lost on those unwilling to either believe or tolerate the idea of another film comprised of "found footage." But more forgiving viewers will be thankful for the rather seamless incorporation of the CGI trolls, all imaginatively rendered as part fairy-tale image and part biological specimen, into live-action scenes, as well as the dryly humorous satire of government "special projects." Pacing is also occasionally an issue--though beautiful, the Norwegian landscape receives far too much coverage--but for the patient, Troll Hunter is a unique and clever experience. --Paul Gaita

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By THE MOVIE GUY HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on June 16 2015
Format: DVD
Civilization has advanced to the point that Norway has decided to throw itself into the hand held camera, "it's real!" cinema. The film starts out with bear hunters claiming a man named "Hans" (Otto Jespersen) is poaching bears. Three college kids follow him around with a camera. Thomas (Glenn Erland Tosterud) is the leader. Johanna (Johanna Mørck) carries around the boom mike. Kalle (Tomas Alf Larsen) is the little heard, less seen man behind the camera.

Eventually the saga gets to the point where they find out Hans is a Troll Hunter. He allows them to film him as they travel the rainy countryside. What is different about this film as compared to its American counterparts is that you don't have to wait until the last two frames of the picture to see the monster/entity. The film has continuity to it and is presented in a simple chronological order. The English dubs are large white easy to read letters from a people of few words. I liked how they incorporated aspects of troll legend into the film. A good film for those who like the hand held camera cinema. I obtained my copy at Walmart for $7.50.

PARENTAL GUIDE: No F-bombs, sex, or nudity.
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Format: Blu-ray
If you're looking for offbeat in movie viewing then this is one to look for.
The government in Norway is hiding a secret.
Three students start following and documenting the meanderings of a troll hunter who is 'in the know'.
Eventually they come face to face with the mysterious creature.
It's different but in a good way.
I won't say any-more so as not to spoil it for you.
I hear there's even talk of a remake or sequel,if you will,to this movie.
I will definitely be looking out for it when it becomes available.
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Format: Blu-ray
“I think this was such a Fun and clever movie to sit down and watch”let’s face it, you’re not going to get your
heart broken or (love movies)to see if man can fly (Superman) or whatever,but there's one thing you
will leave with,is a good Troll of a time Hunting in the woods with your mind,
I’m amaze that people can’t be entertained by the notion that Troll do exist,it’s true I’ve see one,this movie”
this movie is sooo funny I love it,
Norwegian 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
1.78:1
Runtime 103 Minutes.
"”What You Don’t Like””I Loveee.
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Truly one of the best "documentaries" I've ever seen! Great science, great lore, awesome special effects. A wonderfully scary and educational experience. - C
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By Tommy Dooley TOP 50 REVIEWER on March 17 2012
Format: DVD
The buzz around this film means that it is a must see for any serious 'world cinema' fan, so I finally got to see it. I was not expecting too much, but was really impressed by this little gem from Norway. It is a dark fantasy told as a mockumentary from 'found tapes. It tells of a group of students from Volda College, who have heard about an illegal bear hunter. They decide as part of their project that they will interview him and maybe even get some action shots.

They track down Hans (played brilliantly by Norwegian comedian Otto Jespersen) who is less than willing to talk to him. He drives a customised Land Rover that is so beaten up it would get a Vehicle Rectification Notice if my local Constabulary saw it o the road. So the plucky youngsters decide that they will follow him when he goes out at night. What they run into is given away by the title of the film and Hans decides to let them film him and the Fairy Tale Troll hunts as he is sick of the job.

What happens along the way is a story of how the group survive whilst tracking down rogue trolls. So is it any good? Well I absolutely loved it, it is done in chronological order as the tapes were found and is supposed to be a 'rough cut', so it can jump around, but it adds to the authenticity of the thing that there are so many cuts. Obvious comparisons to 'The Blair Witch Project' are fine, but this is way better than that. The special effects are good to amazing and the folklore around trolls is brilliant, we even get all the science as to why they either blow up or turn to stone when exposed to sunlight, and the whole blood of a Christian thing is thrown into the mix too.
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By Rob Hoskins on Sept. 7 2014
Format: Blu-ray Verified Purchase
Great movie, not what was expected (in a good way)
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By Nona on July 1 2015
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
The movie was exactly what we expected.
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By Shaun Donker on April 13 2015
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Such a good movie.
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