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The Green Mile (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Tom Hanks, James Cromwell & David Morse

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 18 years & over

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  No Shawshank But Very Good.

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The Green Mile (1999) is a supernatural prison drama starring Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Barry Pepper, Sam Rockwell and James Cromwell.

The cast of this movie are very good particulary Michael Clarke Duncan as John Coffey. But as you would expect its Tom Hanks who is the heart of the movie. His everyday man charm works perfectly in this movie.

Director Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption) does a terrific job adapting Stephen Kings story and getting emotional performances from his cast. Darabont does a solid job directing despite a couple of shaky moments.

The Green Mile will always be compared to The Shawshank Redemption and to be fair its not as good as that movie. But The Green Mile is still a very good movie with a terrific cast and engrossing story.

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  Magical Film

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Brilliant film with an outstanding cast. Tom Hanks plays the lead role as the prison guard that works on death row. When a new prisoner is brought in played brilliantly by Michael Clarke Ducan. He is placed there for the murder of two young girls which he is found with. Proven guilty he awaits the death penalty. But as the film goes on you find the magic that he posses of being able to heal people as he helps out Tom Hanks and many others, even Mr Jingles. Soon Tom Hanks finds out the truth and knows he is inercent but cant do anything about it. The killer is played by Sam Rockwell who is also very impressive. Be prepared for a very sad conclusion and have the tissues ready. Beautiful fim.

  Best Film Ever Made

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My mum was always nagging me to watch this film and it always looked dull to me whenever i picked it up to put it on, But when i did eventually sit down and watch it, it became my favourite film of all time. The storyline is amazing and so heartfelt it will bring tears to anyone that watches it. The casting is perfect with every performance flawless. If you dont own this film dont hesitate to press the buy button, it will be the best film you ever purchase.

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  How emotional is this movie...

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This is such a great movie and it's so emotional... I just don't know where to start.
Tom Hanks is brilliant in this movie along with Michael Clarke Duncan. The story is so well written and well put by Frank Darabont. There really couldn't have been a better Director to have done this movie that Darabont. He's done a brilliant job.

The Blu ray treatment is superb, even though the extras are the same as the DVD Edition. But nonetheless, since this is a classic this is worth getting on Blu ray!!

  Walking the mile.

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Picture and sound quality are substabtially better than the standard DVD releases as you'd expect and are good enough to warrant a purchse alone. In case you're wondering the special features are;

Commentary by Frank Darabont
Additional scenes
Walking the mile documentary
Miracles & mysteries featurette
Tom Hanks make up test
Michael Clarke Duncan screen test

Basically all the extra's from the 2 disc special edition without the hassle of the film being split over 2 discs. A must own!

  Wonderful

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This film has everything, I have to admit the electric chair scenes are actually scarey, but also has a touch of everything else as well, harry dean stanton is so funny too.
There'sso many long films out there that are much longer than they need to be, but this one 3 hours is perfect, and you never get bored as it's entertainment al the way, such a great story.
Tom hanks in another serious role and does it beautifully, and Mr Jingles is vey good as well (he should have got an oscar for his permance in this film) of course Mr Jingles is just a mouse, but great value for money and well worth buying at this price on blu ray, the film is simply wonderful.

  Green Mile Blu Ray

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Does anyone have any actual details about the Blu Ray, I can't find any reviews for the pic quality or anything else, just reviews about how great the film is, and it is, but I want a bit more technical data, thanks in advance. Many thanks for Robbo 72's reply above. Have now receive the Blu Ray and it's awesome.

  Robbo 72

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Film needs no introduction,superb,the blu-ray transfer is excellent but not show-off material but it is a DEFINITE improvement over the dvd version,picture is nice and clear and the sound is excellent also.
If you love the film then the blu-ray version is a definite addition to your collection.

  Paul never believed in miracles . . . . Until he met one!

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This fabulous story is set in Louisiana State Prison, during the 1930's, and The Green Mile, Cellblock E is what the inmates and prison officers refer to as death row. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks) is the senior prison guard of this wing and controls this department with compassion; a startlingly different approach considering the legendary cruelty, terror and brutality of southern prisons. Within the cellblock E, Paul Edgecomb is joined by men, who all share his same philosophy and values; that these prisoners in the end await the most disturbing punishment that justice can serve, the Death Penalty. Why make their stay any more uncomfortable? The all-star cast contains David Morse, Barry Pepper, Bonnie Hunt, Michael Clarke Duncan, James Cromwell, Michael Jeter, Doug Hutchinson, and Harry Dean Stanton.

Directed by the same Director that gave us " The Shawshank Redemption", Frank Darabont completed an extraordinary double with this movie. Both movies underscore the storyline of prison life and both are written by Stephen King. Darabont's great direction highlighted the clear sense that all involved in the production knew that they were dealing with something special, and the final results speak for themselves. It's a movie, packed full of high drama, a respectable helping of suspense, and some generally moving sequences. The casting is superb - every actor is perfectly suited for his role and does an outstanding job, although there are many characters in this film it would be difficult to single out any individual performance. Many of the characters are complex, some are truly outstanding and each one of them has sufficient time to display their intricacies. There are times when the storyline runs without dialogue, so watch out for little subtleties of face, eyes and body language coming from all the actors, another tribute of great acting. This is evident in the opening sequence and remains throughout. The story also finds a way to slide in a message in what has to be one of the most gruesome deaths ever seen in a movie, but at the same time it manages to not moralize. It's not hard to perceive that this movie is probably against the death penalty, but I think it displays the subject without skirting around the outside perimeter.

The length is about three hours and it seems that critics have complained about that fact. The length is needed to tell this story the way it should be told, and the story is so very engrossing.
I can assure you, the film never drags and is never monotonous, and it certainly never feels that degree of time has passed. The camerawork is outstanding, cast magnificent and direction faultless. The Green Mile is a masterpiece of filmmaking and a fascinating character driven story, finally entertainment . . . . . . . . At it's very best.

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