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Cowboys & Aliens: Double Play (Blu-ray)

Featuring: Olivia Wilde, Daniel Craig & Harrison Ford

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

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  great film

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This film was great fun, it sounds like it can't work from the title but it is great. The action is well balanced to a great plot.

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  NOT THAT BAD

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I like this movie its one of them films i say turn your brain off and watch it for the fun of watching it.Yes its a bit far fetched but the affects are great in it.

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  Dreadful sound balance

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I am not going to give a view on the film because I didn't get through it far enough to comment. I gave up watching because of the dreadful sound balance. I watched it in 5.1 sound with dynamic range equalisation to level out the sound. All of the dialogue seemed as though it was mumbled as if not wanting the audience to hear what the cast were saying to each other. It sounded like the mics were behind the actors when they were speaking. I had to crank the sound right up just to hear the mumbled dialogue and that meant that as soon as any action happened my head was suddenly blown off by the enormous boom, even with dynamic range control set on maximum on my amp.

After half an hour I just had to give up. I don't know if this was done deliberately to give a moody feel but for me it completely ruined the film.

I was watching the blu ray version and have not had any sound issues with any of the many other blu rays I own and have watched.

Sound balance is as crucial as image in film and this was pretty awful.

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  A excellent film for both sci-fi and western fans!

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The first thing that made me think Cowboys & Aliens might be a very good film was when I saw the trailer which showed it had my childhood favourite actor "Harrison Ford" whom starred in such classic sci-fi films as Star Wars and Blade Runner and "Daniel Craig" another great actor who is the new James Bond and has also starred in the films The Golden Compass and The Invasion. The special effects looked very impressive in the tailer too and with those two very big name actors, I just knew this film was going to be something rather special and it was even better then I was hoping for. The film starts off like a normal type western part from the fact that Daniel Craig has this hi-tec piece of equipment stripped and locked onto his wrist after waking up in the middle of nowhere not knowing where he is or who is. These not so nice cowboys come across him stranded in the middle of nowhere and start being nasty towards him which is a big mistake because Daniel Craig is like the James Bond of cowboys and kills them all with ease!
Daniel Craig makes into a small town and this is where we get to meet Harrison Ford who plays a tough cattle rancher owner who used to be a general in the army. Fords son was causing trouble in the town and he tries his tough boy act on with Daniel Craig whom nearly knocks him out with one punch and then the young trouble maker gets up and shoots his gun which the bullet hits another town member. So he gets arrested and his rich daddy Ford has to try and free his son for his foolish behaviour. Daniel Craig may not know his name but he is a wanted a man dead or alive!
As Ford rides into town with his men the Aliens arrive soon after in their small ufo's and start picking the people up one by one and taking them away. Daniel Craigs hi-tec piece of equipment on his wrist comes to life and shoots one of the ufo's down with a mega blast. All the town folk have had loved ones taken away from the aliens and they must all work as a team if they are to get their loved ones back safe and sound. The aliens are a lot stronger then us humans and can run very fast too. They have extra arms inside their chest which opens up and you can also see their heart beating there too. The action in this film is very exciting and well filmed and I also found the story to be well told too. I am a massive fan of both sci-fi and western films and the way Cowboys & Aliens mixed these two genres together is amazing and I can't see how anyone could've done a better job really. "Olivia Wilde" makes a lovely bit a eye candy and the blu-ray picture is razor sharp. If you like your sci-fi and western films like I do then hopefully you should love this film as much me because in my humble opinion it should not be missed.

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  'SUPER-SMASHING-GREAT FUN'

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yup....you may think i enjoyed this ''out of reality western' ....' i did '
a stranger wanders into the small town of 'absolution' with no memory of who he is, the town is not a welcome place for strangers, also 'rancher' ''colonol dolarhyde' calls the shots.
the town is about to expierience an out-of-this-world expeirience, and folk are about to be ''wafted-away''
the stranger has been identified as a wanted-man, his name is 'jake' the band he wears on his arm is under his mental control, though he knows not how he came to wear it---yet that is.
'jake' joins the colonol and a mystery woman along with ranch-hands and some of the town folk to track down the 'aliens' and their missing people which includes the colonol's son ''percy''
somehow the strange concept works a treat......if ya' enjoy westerns and sci-fi action....the films a must..........................enjoy.

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  We come in Piece. Not.

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Different sort of film for Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig. Two fine actors, was the main reason for getting this film. Starts a bit slow then picks up. Both Craig and Harrison acted well but story was to say the least, strange. Cowboy movie, not really. Si Fi movie not quite.
Entertaining, yes, perhaps will need to view a few times.

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  better than i thought

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Because it was not a big hit, i expected it to be bad,but in fact,i enjoyed it.I thought it would be family friendly,but it is quite violent,which i like. Also the blu ray is stunning qty

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  YEE-HA!!

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This movie is better than I imagined. Two of my favorite movie genre's merge to create a marvel of a movie.

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  YEE-HA!!

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This movie is better than I imagined. Two of my favorite movie genre's merge to create a marvel of a movie.

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  5 star tongue n cheek Western turned Sci-fi Film

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OK.....so my expectations were not high when I seen the title but boy did they change after viewing this blu-ray. The Story starts off as a classy Western with Daniel Craig as a lone Drifter wanted by the Law in the middle nowhere only to be challenged by a few bounty hunters. Harrison Ford plays the cliched owner of many establishments in a small town and Olivia Wilde is a mysterious sidekick who is interested in Craigs past, What I didn't expect was the introduction of space ships hurling people from the ground like a lasso only to take them to their mothership the reason of which becomes clearer further into the film. It is very entertaining stuff if you can switch your brain off and enjoy the ride. Special effects are very good but the blu-ray shines in both the visual and particularly audio department.With both Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard down on a list of Producers and Executive Producers then it would encourage you to think that it's not a bad film and you'd be right. Good family entertainment on a sublime blu-ray disc so I'm going to stick my neck out and say Highly Recommended...

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