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Eastern Promises [Blu-ray] [2007] £4.58 @ amazon
Eastern Promises [Blu-ray] [2007]  £4.58 @ amazon

Eastern Promises [Blu-ray] [2007] £4.58 @ amazon

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David Cronenberg's signature obsessions flower in Eastern Promises, a stunning look at violence, responsibility, and skin. Near Christmas time in London, a baby is born to a teenage junkie--an event that leads a midwife (Naomi Watts) into the world of the Russian mob. Central to this world is an ambitious enforcer (Viggo Mortensen) who's lately buddied up with the reckless son (Vincent Cassel) of a mob boss (Armin Mueller-Stahl, doing his benign-sinister thing). Screenwriter Steve Knight also wrote Dirty Pretty Things, and in some ways this is a companion piece to that film, though utterly different in style. The plot is classical to the point of being familiar, but Cronenberg doesn't allow anything to become sentimental; he and his peerless cinematographer Peter Suschitzky take a cool, controlled approach to this story. Because of that, when the movie erupts in its (relatively brief) violence, it's genuinely shocking. Cronenberg really puts the viewer through it, as though to shame the easy purveyors of pulp violence--nobody will cheer when the blood runs in this film. Still, Eastern Promises has a furtive humour, nicely conveyed in Viggo Mortensen's highly original performance. Covered in tattoos, his body a scroll depicting his personal history of violence, Mortensen conveys a subtle blend of resolve and lost-ness. He's a true, haunting mystery man. --Robert Horton, Amazon.com

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brilliant with this a free prime delivery brilliant bargain

Not only a cracking bargain and film...but also one of the best transfers if the below review is to be believed...

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great film

At this price and with the reviews I think it is well worth a punt! Cheers OP!!!

Original Poster

I bought this when it cost more and it has not come yet :cry:

ordered heat added mint film

Russians ... the real gangsters :shock:

I held off buying this before as the pathe release, which this is, seems to have a problem with reversed audio tracks. Might be why its so cheap!

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seems worth a punt for under a fiver, ordered!

great film, heat added!

alcatraz1968;8310298

Not only a cracking bargain and film...but also one of the best transfers … Not only a cracking bargain and film...but also one of the best transfers if the below review is to be believed...]http://bluray.highdefdigest.com/1700/easternpromises.html



This review is for the US version not the UK.

Great price. A good film, worth buying if you have not seen before. Heat added

big_jim83;8312926

I held off buying this before as the pathe release, which this is, seems … I held off buying this before as the pathe release, which this is, seems to have a problem with reversed audio tracks. Might be why its so cheap!http://www.avforums.com/forums/blu-ray-movies-tv-programmes/844385-eastern-promises-reverse-sound-problems.html



Oops, slight cock up there then!

Bought it, £4 trade-in at CEX if I don't like it. Can't go wrong

drewc;8313175

This review is for the US version not the UK.



Yes, you're correct, but from what I read, there is not much difference at all in terms of picture quality.

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Great film.

I've had a punt for under a fiver, heated.

April bloody 12th for dispatch... Nobody should be allowed to order these deals until mine has been dispatched lol.

EDIT: I'll take that back, I just got the dispatch email!!

mac12;8313830

http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Eastern-Promises-Blu-ray-Review/1132/It's … http://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Eastern-Promises-Blu-ray-Review/1132/It's got a good review here.Hot!



"[COLOR="Red"]Like blood from a severed artery[/COLOR], Eastern Promises spills onto the screen with a vibrant and lifelike urgency, thanks to an excellent 1.85:1 1080p VC-1 transfer....."

Just finshed watching this, absolutely superb movie and is definitely staying in my collection. Bargain! Costs £5.10 now, but still worth it.

15/4 - NOW £6.99
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