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American History X: SteelBook Edition [Blu-ray + DVD]
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on May 21, 2015
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on December 4, 2014
One of my favourite all time movies - violent, yes ... but redemption is possible.
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on April 19, 2013
The movie is playing grewt, but the bluray adds nothing, no french dubs, no french subtitles, I meanit's a bluray, you got more an enough space to add those things
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on January 20, 2013
Great movie & awesome edition of Blu Ray, one of the best steelbooks ever made. If you are a steelbook movie collector must have this one.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2012
Love this Steelbook Edition, full artwork, inside and out, Region Free Disc, No French Text on the front, Nice and clean on the back with just the Alliance logo, No bilingual text on the spine, absolutely great. Hate that French Text that spoils most of the Canadian Steelbooks, even the one's on the spine are horrid and ruin it. Great Film btw and a nice transfer for a classic movie. Haven't played the DVD, suspect it's not region free, so won't use it. Overall - a must buy Blu-Ray
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2012
Probably one of the best movies I've watched in awhile ---- confronting, violent & full of emotion ( a must watch ) be ready for the big ending -- AAA+++
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on November 3, 2010
What a powerful, emotionally charged movie! The anger, revulsion, empathy and shock you will experience while watching this feature will all hit you like a thunderbolt. The acting performed by all of the cast is top-notch and second to none. This well- written script touches on a subject that is at once taboo, yet still currently seen on headlines today. White Supremecy gangs are growing at a rampant rate in North America in this day and age. What this movie does is it opens the viewers' eyes and mind to the troubling motivation behind this movement, how easily people are led into it and expose how senseless it all is.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2010
This movie should be rated R. That said, I think the graphic violence and disturbing visual images were extremely effective in emotively extending this dead-weight issue.
American History X is a movie for all people, those who live in multicultural communities, and those who live in more segregated ones. It is a movie that will move you and cause you to deeply consider your own interactions with others of your race and not of your race.
If you enjoyed this movie, I would also recommend you see the film Crash, it is also regarding racism in America, less graphic, and with more characters involved from both Caucasian and African American perspectives.
Edward Norton was a fantastic actor for his role. He plays his part well, as you can also see in Fight Club.
I would not recommend this movie for anyone under 14 years old.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on December 1, 2009
they should make this movie mandatory in all schoools, this story is liberating and opens your mind to the racism that happens and we dont see it. koodos to all involved in the movie. Edward your an amazing actor!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on March 29, 2007
After being introduced to Edward Norton in Primal Fear, I was once again blown away by his performance in American History X. Norton is supported by cast featuring such actors as Stacey Keach (Mike Hammer and Prison Break), Edward Furlong (John Conner, Terminator), Beverly D'Angelo (Ellen Griswald, European Vacation, et al) Elliot Gould (M*A*S*H*, The Shining) and Avery Brooks (Star Trek Deep Space Nine).

I would have to say that if you can make it through the first fifteen minutes of the film's graphic violence and hatred that the rest of the movie is a must see.

We are introduced to Derek, through his little brother's retelling of the violent episode that sent Derek to prison and the events thereafter. Danny Vineyard (Edward Furlong) idolizes his older brother and yearns to be just like him. He enjoys the knowledge that everyone identifies him as the brother of the most respected member of their white supremacy group, headed by Cameron. Stacey Keach is perfect in this role. You can almost see the slime oozing off him.

Conflict arises when a black high school teacher, whom Derek had admired before his initiation into racism, recognizes the potential that Danny possesses, but sees him following in his older brother's footsteps. He seeks Derek out in prison and asks his help in setting Danny on the right path.

The prison scenes alternate between horrifying and down right hilarious as Derek comes to the realization that he may have been wrong in his biases of people. Derek sets out to save his brother from perpetuating the life that he has led.

This movie runs the full gamete of emotions. In the space of an hour and a half, I laughed and I cried. I was disgusted, mortified, amused, and enlightened. The truly disturbing thing was that Norton is so convincing and likeable in the role that you can almost buy into his disgusting racist rhetoric. I think that is why this is one of my favorite movies. It makes everyone human, politically, ethically or morally right or wrong. Regardless of our views we are all just people, and we love our families unconditionally, no matter how dysfunctional.

I would recommend this film to anyone who has a strong sense of empathy, community, or social justice. Keep in mind though; you have to have a strong stomach too.
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