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August 5, 2013
 

New to DVD/Blu Ray This Week: Oblivion

Oblivion is one of my favourite movies of this year; despite a slightly lacklustre finale, the music and visuals alone make it worth watching and the HD transfer is fantastic. Check out the Synopsis and Special Features below.

Synopsis: Tom Cruise stars in Oblivion, an original and groundbreaking cinematic event from the director of TRON: Legacy and the producer of Rise of the Planet of the Apes. On a spectacular future Earth that has evolved beyond recognition, one man’s confrontation with the past will lead him on a journey of redemption and discovery as he battles to save mankind.

Jack Harper (Cruise) is one of the last few drone repairmen stationed on Earth. Part of a massive operation to extract vital resources after decades of war with a terrifying threat known as the Scavs, Jack’s mission is nearly complete.

Living in and patrolling the breathtaking skies from thousands of feet above, his soaring existence is brought crashing down when he rescues a beautiful stranger from a downed spacecraft. Her arrival triggers a chain of events that forces him to question everything he knows and puts the fate of humanity in his hands.

This remains one of my favourite movies of the year, simply for the music and jaw dropping visuals. Although the final act does feel like several other movies it’s the kind of movie that sticks with you long after watching it.

Anyway, we also have the special features listed below.

 

Special Features

Feature Commentary with Tom Cruise and director Joseph Kosinski

Deleted Scenes;

Isolated Score;

and Promise of a New World – The Making of Oblivion.



About the Author

Eoin Friel
Eoin Friel

I grew up watching JCVD, Sly and Arnold destroy bad guys, blow things up and spew one-liners like it’s a fashion statement. Action is everything I go to the movies for and the reason I came up with this site is to share my love for the genre with everyone.





 
 

 

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