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The Social Network (2 Discs) (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Justin Timberlake, Jesse Eisenberg & Rashida Jones

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 12 years & over

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This movie could be described as being more interesting that it is good, in fact most people, when asked, have chosen the word "interesting" more than any other when providing an opinion on it. Thankfully we have David Fincher at the helm who has a habit of making films which start out as interesting and then get better and better with each repeated viewing until you then think they're good, very good.

The Social Network charts the foundations of everyone's special friend "Facebook" and follows its creator Mark Zuckerberg, now there's a delightful chap who won't be getting a friend request from me, I think he has enough friends already. We get to see how it all began and ultimately ended up by the time we all signed up to it. Some people may of wondered how on earth this would make a good movie, well firstly it's "interesting" and secondly it's extremely well written with great casting.

Aaron Sorkin who wrote "A Few Good Men", "The West Wing" and "Moneyball" keeps things very tightly woven with the exposition kept to hearings which play out like a courtroom drama. This story telling device works in harmony with the films pacing perfectly. Fincher's direction seems effortless and the camera work and framing are peerless.

Whether you are a Facebook user or not you cannot deny its power and influence on an entire generation, it has changed the art of social interaction forever, now what can be more interesting than that?

Intelligent, relevant, thought provoking and above all "interesting".

The transfer..............

Sony Pictures have granted this movie with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 2.40:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of reference quality.

The picture on this disc will astound you! If you want to show off your HD set-up this is most definitely one of three discs to consider, "Zodiac" and "Avatar" being the others.

This film was one of the first to be shot with 4k resolution utilising the RED Mysterium-X digital camera and the results are staggering. We have no grain obviously because its shot digitally. Picture detail is incredible whether it be facial/skin textures, objects or fabrics. Clarity and overall depth of the image are lifelike.

Black levels are absolutely faultless, rich and inky. The contrasting is perfection, we are dealt a golden hue in the first two acts followed by a Facebook bluish tint towards the finale. Colours are vibrant and always rich.

The clarity of the picture can at times detract your attention because it looks so unbelievable.

Banding is the only issue but this is only detectable in a few moments and I can forgive that, this is probably a source issue and is certainly not a digital artefact.

No compression issues, macro-blocking, haloing or crush, just absolute beauty!

THIS DISC IS REFERENCE QUALITY

Film 4.5/5 Transfer 5/5

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This movie could be described as being more interesting that it is good, in fact most people, when asked, have chosen the word "interesting" more than any other when providing an opinion on it. Thankfully we have David Fincher at the helm who has a habit of making films which start out as interesting and then get better and better with each repeated viewing until you then think they're good, very good.

The Social Network charts the foundations of everyone's special friend "Facebook" and follows its creator Mark Zuckerberg, now there's a delightful chap who won't be getting a friend request from me, I think he has enough friends already. We get to see how it all began and ultimately ended up by the time we all signed up to it. Some people may of wondered how on earth this would make a good movie, well firstly it's "interesting" and secondly it's extremely well written with great casting.

Aaron Sorkin who wrote "A Few Good Men", "The West Wing" and "Moneyball" keeps things very tightly woven with the exposition kept to hearings which play out like a courtroom drama. This story telling device works in harmony with the films pacing perfectly. Fincher's direction seems effortless and the camera work and framing are peerless.

Whether you are a Facebook user or not you cannot deny its power and influence on an entire generation, it has changed the art of social interaction forever, now what can be more interesting than that?

Intelligent, relevant, thought provoking and above all "interesting".

The transfer..............

Sony Pictures have granted this movie with an MPEG-4 AVC encoded, 2.40:1 framed, 1080p transfer onto a 50GB Blu-ray disc of reference quality.

The picture on this disc will astound you! If you want to show off your HD set-up this is most definitely one of three discs to consider, "Zodiac" and "Avatar" being the others.

This film was one of the first to be shot with 4k resolution utilising the RED Mysterium-X digital camera and the results are staggering. We have no grain obviously because its shot digitally. Picture detail is incredible whether it be facial/skin textures, objects or fabrics. Clarity and overall depth of the image are lifelike.

Black levels are absolutely faultless, rich and inky. The contrasting is perfection, we are dealt a golden hue in the first two acts followed by a Facebook bluish tint towards the finale. Colours are vibrant and always rich.

The clarity of the picture can at times detract your attention because it looks so unbelievable.

Banding is the only issue but this is only detectable in a few moments and I can forgive that, this is probably a source issue and is certainly not a digital artefact.

No compression issues, macro-blocking, haloing or crush, just absolute beauty!

THIS DISC IS REFERENCE QUALITY

Film 4.5/5 Transfer 5/5

  Great blu-ray

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David Finchers trademark atmospheric dark look,putting it simple,this Blu-ray look's and sound's great.

  Inspirational and highly enjoyable!

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The story behind Facebook the social network giant!. This film is pure class the main character mark Zuckerberg (played by Jesse eisenberg ) is fantastic great acting the whole way through very entertaining with his remarks and views!. The film gives you a great insight of how facebook came around from a small idea into the biggest social networking site in the world and were all of the ideas come from!. I highly recommend this film very enjoyable and truly inspirational.

  And I'm not entirely sure why....

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5 STARS. A great movie and one for the collection. Facebook, a very dangerous social experiment that makes recluses of normally socially outgoing people. Unlike the portrait of Zuckerberg himself!!! Someone who struggles with social interaction outside his own room so wants the world to suffer with him. As you may have guessed, I am not a fan of Facebook. I don't use it and have a certain amount of pity and a grim concern for those whose lives are dictated by it, especially the younger generation. That said, my opinions of social networking bear little consequence to what is a very good autobiographical account of how it came to be. I watched it twice on the trot, I do go out REALLY!!! LOL!! No weak links, all parties act the roles extremely well and whether accurate or not brought something to the screen that sorely lacks in so many movies of late... ENTERTAINMENT!! It was great, a keeper in a sea of throw aways.... I don't think it matters whether or not it is on on Blu Ray or DVD, it's the content that matters. Enjoy, watch it twice, 3 times even, watch it with friends... or go on Facebook....

  Alright

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To summarise: If you are round someones house and they say "let's watch a film" you can say "O.K." to this.

Don't pay 13 quid to watch it at the cinema, Don't buy it.

Wait for it to come out on TV!

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  A Masterpiece On Every Level. (You Like This.)

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A truly amazing film. The story of creation, friendship, enemies and essentially a war, all centred around the most popular thing on this planet right now, Facebook. After the wonders that where Se7en, Zodiac, Fight Club, Ben Button, and Panic Room, David Fincher does not disappoint, in a film that keeps you entertained the whole way through. While some may see it as an acquired taste, give it a try its brilliant. It also has great performances, from the wonderfully awkward, Jesse Eisenberg, the underrated, and future Spiderman, Andrew Garfield, and a fantastic scene stealing performance from the future Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Rooney Mara. All this is complimented by Aaron Sorkin's amazing Oscar-winning script, and the also Oscar-winning score, from Mr. Nine Inch Nails, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross. And of course the wonderful, Oscar robbed direction from the God that is David Fincher.

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  Lawyer up!!

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The Social Network is quite simply a brilliant film, the one thing I took away from it was how motivational and inspiring it is. Jesse Esinbergs portrayel of Zuckerburg is excellent as well as Garfield and Timberlake to whom are great in this. This film makes you want to do something creative with your life it's more than just a movie its a film that tells you that you can have be or do anything that you choose, this is an awesome film and you should make a purchase right now!

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  Marmite!!!

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Like Marmite you'll either love it or hate it. I enjoyed film even though sometimes it was a little slow paced. Wouldn't recommend buying on Blu-Ray though - pointless!.... DVD would be better option although personally it's not the sort of film I'd buy, but definatly worth a watch.

  THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS!

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David (Se7en, Fight Club, Zodiac) Fincher brings us another brilliantly entertaining drama. The subject matter may look dull but this film is very smart and at times funny. It smartly focus's the story on the short period of time from conception to the world domination of Facebook and the fallout of friends as the battles for ownership upon the websites unfathomable success.
Director Fincher plays it smart as although the story unfolded less than a decade ago, he treats the subject matter as a history lesson, and this is a clever move as the film will not date.
The cast are excellent Jessie Eisenberg is a brilliantly flawed lead, Andrew Garfield shows why Hollywood was so keen to knock on his door and justin Timberlake yet again proves that he can actually act!
The film is clever and modern enough to keep the younger viewer entertained and thought provoking to interest the older viewer even if they have no clue what the Facebook fuss is all about.
The second disc is packed with some great bonus features and the Blue ray picture and sound is outstanding.
Why only 4 Stars? The film is loved by critics and has great Oscar potential and on any other day would deserve the full 5 stars, but when you look at Director Fincher's past works such as Se7en, Zodiac and Fight Club these modern classics were seriously overlooked when the awards season came around, and no matter how good The Social Network is, it's still not in the same league as the three mentioned Fincher classics.
Or am I just being too picky?
The Social Network is a great drama and one of the best of 2010.
See if you like.....
Wall Street .
Wall Street Money Never Sleeps.
The Secret Of My Success.
Boiler Room.
Swimming With Sharks.
The NET.
Wargames.

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