Che: Part One & Two (2 Disc) (Blu-ray) £8.99 at Play (plus quidco)
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Che: Part One & Two (2 Disc) (Blu-ray) £8.99 at Play (plus quidco)

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Found 27th Dec 2010Made hot 27th Dec 2010
Part One: A labour of love for Academy Award-winning director, Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Ocean's Eleven), Che features a career defining performance from Benicio Del Toro (Sin City, Traffic) in the title role which won the Best Actor Award at the Cannes film festival 2008.

The first film in Steven Soderbergh's two-part Che Guevara epic tracks the charismatic revolutionary as he joins Fidel Castro's band of Cuban exiles and journeys to the island on a leaky boat in 1956. From these humble beginnings, the small team of rebels mobilise popular support and recruit an army which will ultimately topple the U.S. friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista, while Che himself undergoes a transformation from a simple doctor to one of the most iconic political figures of the modern age.

Part Two: Following the success of the Cuban Revolution, Che Guevara is at the peak of his fame and power when he vanishes without a trace. Resurfacing some time later in the jungles of Bolivia, Guevara sets about recruiting a new band of insurgents to help him spread the revolutionary message across the rest of Latin America. But as the Bolivian government and the CIA close in on him, this will prove to be his most dangerous campaign yet.

The second part of Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh's epic two part war movie charting the life of Che Guevara, Che Part Two sees Benicio Del Toro once again taking up the role of the iconic revolutionary.

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anyone tell me if this is good?

I found part 1 incredibly fragmented and dull with no plot thread driving the whole thing forward. We ended up chatting during the dvd. Sent part 2 back to Lovefilm without bothering to try watching.

IMDb rates part 1 at 7.3 and part 2 at 7.0

Personally I think this is outstanding and is Del Toro's best performance by far... but each to their own I guess
Edited by: "Benjyy" 27th Dec 2010

Benjyy

IMDb rates part 1 at 7.3 and part 2 at 7.0Personally I think this is … IMDb rates part 1 at 7.3 and part 2 at 7.0Personally I think this is outstanding and is Del Toro's best performance by far... but each to their own I guess



agreed. I enjoyed watching both parts (infact i dont recall where one ended and the other one started). I might add these blurays to my collection

Great film. Bit of an endurance though, especially when its all subtitled.
Del Toro is fantastic

Excellent price, I paid over £12 for mine. Great films, be aware these are adaptations of Che's diaries and are not all action blockbusters, as such they are very touching and involving, if you enjoyed the Motorcycle Diaries I think you will enjoy these aswell. Recommended from me!

The first film is fascinating, the 2nd is dullsville

These films cost me a fortune. I developed an interest in Ernesto, & Cuba after watching them & booked a hol to Cuba. Voted hot from me.

Anyone who votes cold is a capitalist puppet. Or something.

both great films, as said before, dont expect a blockbuster... its all taken from che's diaries, after reading the cuba and bolivia diaries these films seem to do it justice

Del Toros performance is award winning!

worth seeing

Great movie in everyway that should mater but suffers intensely from the desire of those involved to make a movie that represents Che in a true and accurate way, avoiding the propaganda of the US media.

Its not an all-action blockbuster and will not always keep you glued to the screen. Approach the movie like a documentary and you'll really appreciate it. Del Toro was seemingly born to play Che and I can only imagine that the lack of Oscar attention was due to subject matter. (USA still repress anything that might suggest Che was a hero)

northy666

Anyone who votes cold is a capitalist puppet. Or something.



VIVA!

Forgetting the capitalist pigs, viva la revolution etc is this any good on blu-ray, i've seen trailers for both movies and it looks good, just wondering if the blu-ray transfers any good?

took the plunge, was 8.09 new from a registered playtrader and that still gets me cashback so 4quid a blu-ray aint bad at all
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