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The Troll Hunter [Blu-ray]

Otto Jespersen , Robert Stoltenberg and Knut NÃ|rum , Andre Ovredal    Blu-ray
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Trollhunter is a Different Type of Movie Aug. 29 2014
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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5.0 out of 5 stars "”What You Don’t Like””I Loveee. Feb. 8 2014
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! Dec 26 2013
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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5.0 out of 5 stars The Blair Troll Project ' Only Better! March 17 2012
By Tommy Dooley HALL OF FAME TOP 10 REVIEWER
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars Sept. 7 2014
Format:Blu-ray|Verified Purchase
Great movie, not what was expected (in a good way)
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4.0 out of 5 stars Somehow Origonal Nov. 28 2011
By Sorpse
Format:DVD
Troll hunter uses common filming techniques yet still somehow manages to come off as fresh. When I first turned on the movie i recieved a feeling of doubt. This doubt was brought on by the fact that troll hunter uses the 'found foutage' technique that has been used in almost every genre already. They try and be all serious about it too an claim that you are watching real footage and not a movie. ok whatever its been done lets continue. Luckily once the trolls show up the movie becomes very cool and origonal feeling. it felt like i was watching a documentary only the subject was totally fictisious and the film crew treated it like it was genuine. This gave the movie a very unique feel almost comparable to man bites dog. unfortunatly we werent given enough of a good thing and at times the movie is dragged down by facts and learning experiences when all we really want to see is TROLLS! all in all though by the end im glad i saw it and welcome it as one of the more refreshing movies of 2011.
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