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The Departed: Special Edition DVD - £5.99 (R3 @ CDWOW! - possibly £4.99!)

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Winner of four 2007 Oscars: Best Picture Best Director - Martin Scorsese Best Adapted Screenplay Best Editing The Departed is set in South Boston where the Massachusetts State Police Department i… Read More
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1d, 2m agoFound 1 decade, 2 months ago
Winner of four 2007 Oscars:

Best Picture

Best Director - Martin Scorsese

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Editing

The Departed is set in South Boston where the Massachusetts State Police Department is waging an all-out war to take down the city's top organized crime ring. The key is to end the reign of powerful mob boss Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) from the inside. A young rookie, Billy Costigan (Leonardo DiCaprio), who grew up in South Boston, is assigned to infiltrate the mob run by Costello. While Billy is working to gain Costello's trust, another young cop who came up from the streets of "Southie," Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon), is quickly rising through the ranks of the state police. Earning a spot in the Special Investigations Unit, Colin is among a handful of elite officers whose mission is to bring Costello down. But what his superiors don't know is that Colin is working for Costello, keeping the crime boss one step ahead of the police.

Each man becomes deeply consumed by his double life, gathering information about the plans and counter-plans of the operation he has penetrated. But when it becomes clear to both the gangsters and the police that they have a mole in their midst, Billy and Colin find themselves in constant danger of being caught and exposed to the enemy-and each must race to uncover the identity of the other man in time to save himself.

Special Features:

Story of the Boston Mob - Featurette
Theatrical trailer
Crossing Criminal Cultures

Hi, just to mention something about region 3 DVD's. They are compressed at a lower rate than region 1& region 2 disks. So the picture will be slightly jagged & pixelated. Anyways - just useless info but please don't take anything away from the post!!
- ayaz
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#1
brilliant film a must have if you dont already own it...good price voted hot:thumbsup:
#2
This is the best gangster/cop film produced in the last ten years. A really good film for a really good night at home. Watched it only the other day via stage 6, cheeky but thats the connected era for you :whistling:
#3
Region 3 :? Maybe but never mind
#4
mjr600
This is the best gangster/cop film produced in the last ten years.


Bar the original of course :roll:
#5
Better than the Godsnoozer series IMO. How do you get it for £4.99 then?
#6
Good price, but an awful film!
My friend and I are what I'd consider "film buffs," as we endeavour to watch as many movies as we can and openly discuss them. Sometimes are opinions are divided, but with this movie, the evaluation was unanimous: "a pile of steaming rubbish."

Firstly some of the accidents are painfully irritating (particularly Ray Winston's woefully poor attempt at 'American').

Secondly, the movie lacks cohesion and transition - 2 of the most fundamental and vital elements for making a decent movie. Many events seem random, dis-jointed and unexplained and left me and my mate in state of confusion for the majority of the film.

Thirdly, [warning: spoiler included] the way in which the film ends; with all of the key characters dieing in a rather inexplicable, yet amusing, manner (its so silly it made us both laugh); does well to sum the film up. As a fragmented, flawed attempt at a classic, that at times makes such little sense that it borders ridicule.
#7
buelligan
How do you get it for £4.99 then?


http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=51571
#8
Really fancy seeeing this film, good price. Thanks ejay :thumbsup:
#9
Cheers Gary.
Dogpitt, ever thought it might have been slightly tongue in cheek? Didn't you spot the homages to other gangster and police films and TV progs of the 70's?
#10
£3.99 with b-day £1.00 off voucher too! Bargain !!!
#11
Dogpitt

Firstly some of the accidents are painfully irritating (particularly Ray Winston's woefully poor attempt at 'American').


An irritating accident? How unfortunate.

Well you have your opinion...
A lot of us aren't so critical of a film - stop trying to analyse it and find faults and just enjoy it!
I don't particularly care about bad accents unless you count Nicole Kidman playing a South African, now that really was bad! :oops: (Don't remember the movie name).
#12
Bigfootpete
An irritating accident? How unfortunate.

Well you have your opinion...
A lot of us aren't so critical of a film - stop trying to analyse it and find faults and just enjoy it!
I don't particularly care about bad accents unless you count Nicole Kidman playing a South African, now that really was bad! :oops: (Don't remember the movie name).


Yes, it was "accents" :giggle: I was referring to (I was writing this just before I went to bed last night, hence a minor oversight due to tiredness).
Regardless, if the movie was supposed to be "tongue in cheek" as one person called it, it certainly didnt come aross that way. I don't over-analyse every film by the way! A good example is Starship Troopers (a personal favourite btw). Although its ridden with an array of cheesy slogans, puns and one-liners, its a 'classic' provided you don't analyse it too much.

The Departed... Yes we didn't like it. And yes, it is a matter of preference. At the time we felt robbed of our £6 that we'd paid for the tickets. I may endeavour to watch it again in case my view is swayed.
#13
Dogpitt
Good price, but an awful film!
My friend and I are what I'd consider "film buffs," as we endeavour to watch as many movies as we can and openly discuss them. Sometimes are opinions are divided, but with this movie, the evaluation was unanimous: "a pile of steaming rubbish."

Firstly some of the accidents are painfully irritating (particularly Ray Winston's woefully poor attempt at 'American').

Secondly, the movie lacks cohesion and transition - 2 of the most fundamental and vital elements for making a decent movie. Many events seem random, dis-jointed and unexplained and left me and my mate in state of confusion for the majority of the film.

Thirdly, [warning: spoiler included] the way in which the film ends; with all of the key characters dieing in a rather inexplicable, yet amusing, manner (its so silly it made us both laugh); does well to sum the film up. As a fragmented, flawed attempt at a classic, that at times makes such little sense that it borders ridicule.


...:giggle: ...thanks for the review, may I suggest you and your friend watch a few more movies...say about 5000...before you consider yourselves 'film buffs'...you are of course entitled to your opinion, I just couldn't agree any less with it.

I thought it was a great movie, it has some totally unexpected and random events...much like life really, and some first rate performances. This R3 edition is split over 2 discs which is a bit of a pain but not too much, it also apparently suffers from a poor transfer in comparison to the R1 but, I have to say I didn't notice and I watch via a projected 64" wide image!

...for the price it's an absolute steal!!! :thumbsup:
#14
Dogpitt
Good price, but an awful film!
My friend and I are what I'd consider "film buffs," as we endeavour to watch as many movies as we can and openly discuss them. Sometimes are opinions are divided, but with this movie, the evaluation was unanimous: "a pile of steaming rubbish."

Firstly some of the accidents are painfully irritating (particularly Ray Winston's woefully poor attempt at 'American').

Secondly, the movie lacks cohesion and transition - 2 of the most fundamental and vital elements for making a decent movie. Many events seem random, dis-jointed and unexplained and left me and my mate in state of confusion for the majority of the film.

Thirdly, [warning: spoiler included] the way in which the film ends; with all of the key characters dieing in a rather inexplicable, yet amusing, manner (its so silly it made us both laugh); does well to sum the film up. As a fragmented, flawed attempt at a classic, that at times makes such little sense that it borders ridicule.



I agree with you about Ray Winston's accent, it is terrible. I think it is an ace film though and a bargain at this price. For anyone who hasn't seen it, ignore this 'film buff' and get it as it is a cracking film.
#15
Brilliant film, not sure it deserved 4 Oscars but definitely worth watching more than once.
#16
jaybizzle
£3.99 with b-day £1.00 off voucher too! Bargain !!!


For us fickies can you explain that in English ;-) Why rent it If you can buy it for £3.99!!
#17
was a little disappointed with this film. Expected more.... but still enjoyed it.

Does anyone know if PS3 is def region free?? thanks
#18
This film is basically "Infernal Affairs"

Infernal Affairs - Amazon UK

I wasn't really happy with Hollywood when they remade this film! They are cheap hacks...
1 Like #19
robertoegg
was a little disappointed with this film. Expected more.... but still enjoyed it.

Does anyone know if PS3 is def region free?? thanks


Yes it is. This applies to games as well as DVD's...
#20
ta, rep added :)
#21
Not seen this, but if it's anywhere near as good as the film it's based on then I'm sure I'll enjoy it.
#22
Hi, just to mention something about region 3 DVD's. They are compressed at a lower rate than region 1& region 2 disks. So the picture will be slightly jagged & pixelated. Anyways - just useless info but please don't take anything away from the post!!
- ayaz
:roll:

This is absolute nonsense, some of the best DVDs in my collection for PQ & AQ are R3 discs and NOT"ALL OF THEM" are compressed at a lower rates.

In fairness to the person who posted this, The R3 Departed has been reported not to be as sharp as the R1 and as I own both I can confirm this release (NOT EVERY R3 DVD EVER RELEASED!!) is not quite as good as the R1 but is perfectly acceptable and I have seen many poorer R1/2 DVDs.
#23
I agree with the comments that this film is not very good but as with all film comments, this is just my opinion. There were 3 of us watching it and all agreed it should be switched off halfway through. :-(

We might not have watched "5000 films" but we are film fans and have seen enough to know what we like. :whistling:

Beware of PS3 movies, they are coded...PS3 games can play on any console but this direct from the Sony website:

"If the DVD or BD does not match the region code set in the PLAYSTATION®3, it cannot be played."
#24
arrived today how fast is that
1 Like #25
Just ordered mine, £3 with $2 off link (activation code:09128382141) and coupon
#26
tried that but although it says you can use solo its not in the dropdown menu.

Cheers anyway, mako.

I saw The Departed at the cinema and thought it was excellent (the ending wasn't what I had hoped for but other than that it was a fab movie!)

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