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The King's Speech (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush & Helena Bonham Carter

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

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  BEWARE - this is a 1080i transfer

| | See all Fifeflyer1's reviews (2)

Buyers should be aware that this release states, on the back of the sleeve, that it is 1080i and not the normal cinematic transfer of 1080p / 24Hz. Presumably the 1080i transfer also means it is 50Hz resulting in a 4% speed increase in speed, as on PAL DVD releases. The US version indicates it is 1080p, so what are Momentum Pictures playing at? I emailed them asking why, and if there would be a re-issue at 1080p/24Hz, but you guessed, it no reply. Bad news is the US version is region locked. If enough people complain then perhaps we will see a re-issue - it happened with Gladiator.

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  G-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-g-et through the f-f-f-f-f-f-f-first 2 mins.

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Frustrating. That was just the first 2 minutes. Try and get past them without leaving the room or shouting and you might suffer the rest of the movie. It was a good movie, with some great performances especially the verbal jousting between the 2 leads. Anyone who was around for the actual speech have their own version and will either love this and delve into stories of how they survived the war and what it was really like or they will hate it..... and delve into stories of how they survived the war and what it was really like. The fact that they survived is indeed a miracle and how close the film is to fact is anyones guess really but, it was entertaining enough. I would have been a bit peeved if I had been fleeced at the cinema to see it, but I wasn't so enjoy it for the good bits, which everyone will think are different. No help at all really. But then that sums it up, so what?!

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  Hyped KINGS SPEECH

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Sorry I found it boring and it never really got going. A waste of time in Ble ray. The film, as many, was over hyped by the press and all these bloody awards. I expected an epic film and was left dissappointed. Perhaps a 2nd watch in a few weeks may improve my view.

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  'TOTALLY STUNNING'

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often films that recieve the 'hype' such has 'the king's speech' has done, you watch with anticipation, then wonder what all the fuss has been about, well, i can tell you, i have just watched the film and can only say it surpassed all expectations i had.
the acting/portrayels throughout were stunning and deserving of the acclaim they recieved..
telling the story of the reluctant king,who feared public address because of speech impediment which was severe.
his wife 'elizabeth' ( the queen mother ) prior to 'edward thge 8th's' abdication sought help from a speech therapist 'lionel logue' ( brilliantly portrayed by 'geoffrey rush ) to help her husband overcome his fears.
you do not need to have any particular thoughts, for, against or neutral in regards to the royal family to enjoy the film, it's that good it will captivate your attention from the off....................enjoy

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  THE NATION AWAITS........

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Nothing much can be added to this outstanding movie that has not been said prior.
To be honest this is not the kind of film I usually watch, but seeing it's been the Royal Wedding and other great news of someone elses depature off this mortal coil in the same week, I was feeling patriotic.
Colin Firth gives the performance of a life time as King George VI and fully deserved the oscar, but nods are also deserved for Geoffrey Rush as the speech theropist assingned to help George with his crippleing stammer. Also Helena Bonham Carter is brilliant and very funny as Queen Elizabeth (Queen mum)
The movie is a great history lesson and also at the heart of it is a buddy movie, as if you strip away the title of King away from George this is a story about two men trying to help each other out.
All this leads to the Speech that the film has been building up to and it's almost impossible not to punch the air with delight.
This little film truly deserved the four oscars and seven Bafta's .
Near perfect!
See if you like.....
Young Victoria.
Her Majesty Mrs Brown.
The Queen.
My Left Foot.
Rainman.

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  THE NATION AWAITS........

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Nothing much can be added to this outstanding movie that has not been said prior.
To be honest this is not the kind of film I usually watch, but seeing it's been the Royal Wedding and other great news of someone elses depature off this mortal coil in the same week, I was feeling patriotic.
Colin Firth gives the performance of a life time as King George VI and fully deserved the oscar, but nods are also deserved for Geoffrey Rush as the speech theropist assingned to help George with his crippleing stammer. Also Helena Bonham Carter is brilliant and very funny as Queen Elizabeth (Queen mum)
The movie is a great history lesson and also at the heart of it is a buddy movie, as if you strip away the title of King away from George this is a story about two men trying to help each other out.
All this leads to the Speech that the film has been building up to and it's almost impossible not to punch the air with delight.
This little film truly deserved the four oscars and seven Bafta's .
Near perfect!
See if you like.....
Young Victoria.
Her Majesty Mrs Brown.
The Queen.
My Left Foot.
Rainman.

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  johnners

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films come and go all the time however this just blew me away never before in many years of film going have i witnessed such a reaction from a cinema audience, and yes many of the grown ups including me were in flooods of tears and the towering performances from all the leading characters. this film will be talked about for years come. NOTHING SHORT OF AWESOME !

  A Royal Treat!

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A fantastically well acted and thoroughly feelgood inducing dramatisation of the true story of the Duke of York - to become King George VI (Colin Firth) - and his battle to overcome his crippling stammer thanks to the unconventional methods of Australian Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) in the 1930s.

The relationship between the two men is the key thing and thanks to a commanding and sympathetic performace by Firth, who gets you right on his side from the very start of the film as we feel his palpable terror at public speaking and the support offered by Rush you spend the whole film rooting for him to succeed as events both within the Royal family and in the wider world propel him inexorably towards a life as King.

It's rare to find a film so heartfelt and enjoyable as this piece of history and I would love to see Firth win the Best Actor Oscar for his work here. Choc full of some of the best British actors out there (and special word should go to the perfect Helena Bonham Carter as George's wife playing his rock and the foundation of his world) and beautifully directed and written it's a perfect couple of hours!!

Highly recommended.

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  Brilliant!

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The King's Speech is better (in my opinion) second time round. It follows King George 6th and shows how he overcomes his stammer. It is an inspiring and entertaining movie!
Colin Firth deserved his Best Actor Oscar, Best Film and Director could be seen differently but its understandable why they won.
The acting in the film is superb and is one of the best British films around.

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