The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (DVD, 2009, 2-Disc Set, Special Edition)
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- vtgfinds1210Nov 07, 2013by
Yea! Great shape and great price....I'll watch it endlessly!
I think I've already watched sweet Benjamin 20 times! I never tire of this movie, and I love "All Star Casts", so the added features are always the best. Cate Blanchett and Brad Pitt, need I say more? It also has a Back-Stage & Make-Up Reel, which is fun to see with beloved films like Benjamin Buttons. After i have every scene ingrained in my brain I'll even play it while I am working around the house, and run to see my faves coming.
- magnumdbNov 06, 2010by
So many hours of special features, they needed a second disc. From the short story, to script writing, to location scouting, wardrobe, shooting, special effects, the score... it's all in a documentary spanning about THREE HOURS!
Then you have the feature length AUDIO COMMENTARY, which is another 2 hours and 46 minutes of special features.
And even more. Plus it's an awesomely beautiful film both story-wise and visually. Great purchase :)
- cannonclubonlin...Jun 20, 2009by
Teaches us nothing happens by circumstance!
Most usually, I tend to watch a movie from start to finish, this film was a bit slow paced in the first parts but soon began to pick up closer to the middle part of the film. A common tag-line for this film is that "..Life isn't measured in minutes but in moments" and "I was born under unusual circumstances".
While the film was still being shot, the computer software graphics that helped Benjamin Buttons transform throughout the film was still being designed. The CGI technology changes daily. Brad Pitt's character seemed so real that it was scary.
The elemental irony of this film typically would make anyone wonder how it is like to live in someone else's shoes, especially from the standpoint of the elderly. Myself, being past the point of young and entering into middle age, one senses a deep sense of a powerful hand directing life at every turn. The word destiny or fate always seems to make me wonder about certain monumental defining moments in my life. If those things in life that I forced myself to do and be may have been a lot more exact if I hadn't let my emotions get the best of me. However, not a one of us could say that we know for "one cotton-picking minute" what's going to happen to us all next. That's the wonderment of this film. It usually is best taught to us if we only just experience the story and let our stubbornness and self out of the picture and just live.
The characters of Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett were very believable and in love, which is tremendously powerful on film.
I'll give this film a 4/5 even though I'm not sure I'll ever be able to sit through it again.
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- glasstechownerMay 02, 2013by
The curious case of Benjamin Button
great dvd!!! so glad I purchased this dvd, its a wonderful story, quite entertaining- Brad pitt does a fantastic job with this character, I see why it was an academy award winner!!!!
- fashionpassionf...May 05, 2009by
REVERSE AGING OF A MAN-CHILD
Features Actors:Brad Pitt,Joeanna Sayler,Jason Flemyng,Taraji P. Henson
Running Time:167 Min.
Mortality and loneliness revolves around a baby (Brad Pitt) born old who grows younger over the course of his life. The film opens in New Orleans at the end of the First World War where we find Benjamin's mother (Joeanna Sayler) dying during childbirth being followed by his father's (Jason Flemyng) wrapping the inexplicably-aged infant in swaddling clothes and secretly depositing him on the back steps of the local old folks' home. Fortunately, he is immediately adopted by Miss Queenie (Taraji P. Henson), a selfless, mammy-like figure who altruistically decides to care for him the best she can.
Although her odd-looking, little octogenarian is initially beset by an assortment of infirmities, Queenie can't help but notice that there is something which sets Benjamin apart from the rest of the residents at her assisted living facility. For, while they continue to deteriorate and die, he miraculously has his vitality restored, and gradually gets back his hearing, eyesight, hair, and so forth.
Eventually, Benjamin not only feels fairly spry, but independent enough to bid Queenie and company adieu and sets out to explore the world on his own. And with an uncanny sense of timing rather reminiscent of a Forrest Gump, he proceeds to embark on an epic journey which lands him in the middle of a number of events of historical import over the ensuing decades, such as a World War II naval battle and a NASA rocket launch. Button's reverse aging theme is unique, allowing for a sufficiently novel plotline which proves compelling when you factor in special effects and the Oscar-nominated performances of Brad Pitt and Taraji Henson.
Truely one of a kind movie, very original!Great acting & effects!Hope this helps you decide.Thanks for reading! :)Read full review