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When The Shawshank Redemption was released in 1994, some critics complained that this popular prison drama was too long to sustain its plot. Those complaints miss the point, because the passage of time is crucial to this story about patience, the squeaky wheels of justice and the growth of a life-long friendship. Only when the film reaches its final, emotionally satisfying scene do you fully understand why writer-director Frank Darabont (adapting a novella by Stephen King) allows the story to unfold at its necessary pace.

Tim Robbins plays a banker named Andy who is sent to Shawshank Prison on a murder charge, but as he gets to know a life-term prisoner named Red (Morgan Freeman), we soon realise his claims of innocence are credible. We also realise that Andy's calm, quiet exterior hides a great reserve of patience and fortitude, and Red comes to admire this mild-mannered man who first struck him as weak and unfit for prison life. So it is that The Shawshank Redemption builds considerable impact as a prison drama that defies the conventions of the genre (violence, brutality, riots) to illustrate its theme of faith, friendship and survival. Nominated for seven Academy Awards including Best Picture, Actor and Screenplay, it's a remarkable film (which movie lovers count among their all-time favourites) that signalled the arrival of a promising new filmmaker.

On the DVD: The Shawshank Redemption limited-edition release contains the complete 48-minute documentary "Shawshank: The Redeeming Feature", including interviews with all the principal cast and crew; plus more interview material and the theatrical trailer. --Jeff Shannon
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1 Like #1
why can't the ops allow "multiple" heat for stuff like that?
it's worth every penny!
gotta be one of the best movies ever made!
#2
great movie this
#3
Great film.
banned#4
Superb movie...
#5
Brilliant price and great movie....heat added
#6
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.
#7
The transfer from DVD to Blu-Ray is fantastic. Worth the extra £3.
#8
STUkrugen
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.


Erm... How about the much improved picture quality? I used to own the DVD, then upgraded to the BD, and I'm very glad I did.

Oh, and Its Blu-ray, not "BluRay".
#9
Heat added, an absolute classic movie, ordered!
#10
STUkrugen
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.
Honestly some people. What do you mean 'This type of film'? Regardless of the film genre, improved picture and sound quality is still improved. Yes, there are some Blu-Ray releases that are not up to scratch, and people do need to be aware that buying a movie just because it has been it has been transferred on to a new format is not wise, but a very simple search for reviews will reveal that this is not one of them, and the transfer and audio quality are well done. Just because there are no CGI robots blowing things up etc, it doesn't mean that you ignore a higher quality version of a movie if you can justify the outlay (In this case only a small one). Most Blu-Ray releases are very good; with some crap ones thrown in. Just do a little research, it takes 5 minutes. If you have not got this movie yet, then buy the Blu-Ray version, as it is superior to the DVD release.
#11
NinjaMonkeyUK
STUkrugen
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.


Erm... How about the much improved picture quality? I used to own the DVD, then upgraded to the BD, and I'm very glad I did.

Oh, and Its Blu-ray, not "BluRay".


To be fair, I'd also save the money and buy the DVD version of this film. My Blu-ray player seems to do a decent job of upscaling so I wouldn't bother with the actual Blu-ray copy. Even with new films I do balance the 'possible' extra quality of Blu-ray with the reduced price of DVD.

Anyhow, great film, good deal, etc. :)
#12
slimy31
NinjaMonkeyUK
STUkrugen
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.


Erm... How about the much improved picture quality? I used to own the DVD, then upgraded to the BD, and I'm very glad I did.

Oh, and Its Blu-ray, not "BluRay".


To be fair, I'd also save the money and buy the DVD version of this film. My Blu-ray player seems to do a decent job of upscaling so I wouldn't bother with the actual Blu-ray copy. Even with new films I do balance the 'possible' extra quality of Blu-ray with the reduced price of DVD.

Anyhow, great film, good deal, etc. :)

Maybe you should have invested in a pair of glasses, instead of the blu-ray player....
#13
Unlikely to see this film any cheaper so have purhcased, great film and i am also upgrading my DVD version
#14
best film ever overlooked at oscar time.. and another essential purchase thanks
#15
Hey calm down everyone, I don't think my innocent comments deserved such an angry and patronising response ....don't get your knickers in a twist...it was just an opinion, don't take it so personally and don't be so rude when pointing out mistakes....crikey. I am merely stating that this film is obviously content over looks and therefore may not be one that some people can justify the extra expense especially when the DVD is perfectly watchable and the Blu-ray is more expensive. The DVD is absolutely fine for me, others may be more obsessive with improving picture quality, but each to their own. Just don't take it so personally everyone crikey...it's only my opinion. I am not telling people not to buy it, and this is a good price for a good film on Blu-ray, but there are other options.


"This is a lovely presentation, one that nicely upgrades the video from the already-fine special edition DVD version (released in 2004).

The source appears to be the same as that used for the DVD".

And at £2.99 the DVD is a very worthwhile option for some people too....



Edited By: STUkrugen on Sep 06, 2010 14:47: update
#16
Probably the most overrated film of all time, in my opinion, but a good price.
#17
LINGY96
Probably the most overrated film of all time, in my opinion, but a good price.


Reallly???! Try Taxi Driver or Pirates of the Caribbean
#18
Gr1zz1y89
LINGY96
Probably the most overrated film of all time, in my opinion, but a good price.


Reallly???! Try Taxi Driver or Pirates of the Caribbean

As i said, in my opinion.
#19
Fantastic film
2 Likes #20
STUkrugen
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.

Why buy the DVD? You can get the VHS version cheaper still.
#21
Big Rick
STUkrugen
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.


Why buy the DVD? You can get the VHS version cheaper still.


X)

Laser disc anyone?

Edited By: DevilMan on Sep 06, 2010 19:05: .
#22
Awesome deal. Ordered straight away. Love this film!
#23
STUkrugen
It is a good film...however if you don't already have it just buy the much cheaper DVD. I can't honestly find any reason to splash out more on the BluRay version for this type of film.


What is this? Seriously my friend, Blu-Rays are much better sound and quality than DVD's. Why buy 'obsolete in the next 5 years' DVD's if you have a Blu-Ray player? I have seen Avatar, Lord of the Rings etc on Blu-Ray and they are much more aesthetically pleasing than watching them on DVD.
Sorry for the rant, but Blu-Ray for the win, even if it's a little bit more expensive.

Bring on Star Wars 2011!!!!!!!!!!
#24
If you ever needed a reason to buy this film read this review of the film and the Blu-Ray Disc! http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/683/shawshankredemption.html

LINGY96
Probably the most overrated film of all time, in my opinion, but a good price.



Are you saying over half a million people on IMDB are wrong (_;)
#26
great film, forrest gump is on sale as well at £7.74
#27
KingboyD
If you ever needed a reason to buy this film read this review of the film and the Blu-Ray Disc! http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/683/shawshankredemption.html

LINGY96
Probably the most overrated film of all time, in my opinion, but a good price.



Are you saying over half a million people on IMDB are wrong (_;)

I'm saying in my opinion it is overrated. Just because my opinion is different to half a million other people, it doesn't mean they are right and i am wrong. I simply have a different opinion. Each to their own.
#28
expired..now £9.99
#29
It was delivered used. No protective plastic and a scuff on the disc. Looks like ex-rental.

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