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Moon (DVD)

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Sam Rockwell (MATCHSTICK MEN) stars in this thought-provoking science fiction film. After spending three years on the moon as a solitary miner, Sam Be...

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Excellent

ProSpooky/sinister, camerawork, music, thought provok...

ConsSlow plot pace may not suit all? also element of u...

- Story - Sam Bell is an astronaut who has been working on the moon for a few years, sending parcels of useful resources back to Earth. As time goes on and he starts to reach the end of his time there, his isolation gets to him, with his only companionship on board the space craft being that of a...

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Super

Pro.Intriguing premise, Rockwell's engaging performan...

ConsA bit slow & lacklustre for me at times.

I recall this film from a few years ago but somehow managed to not watch it, or not all of it at least. I was then recommended it more recently and gave it my undivided attention. Whilst I enjoyed it, and it was certainly different, it was a bit slow in parts so I can’t give it a raving review...

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Super

ProSlick, atmospheric film with good performances all...

Consnone

It is unlikely admittedly, but if I was ever sent on a expedition to outer-space, and my sole companion was a robot, the very last voice I would choose for my new mechanical friend, sent up with my for the express purpose of preserving my sanity, would be that of Kevin Spacey. Its not that I...

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Super

“Lunar Luncacy !”

published 23/02/2013

ProTop end British Sci-Fi

ConsNo Oscar for Sammy

Star – Sam Rockwell Genre – Sc-Fi County – UK Certificate – 18R Run Time – 97 minutes Blockbusters – £0.99p per week rental Amazon – £6.49DVD (£7.75 Blue Ray) ------------------------------------------------ lunacy. The term may be considered insulting in serious contexts, though is sometimes...

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Excellent

“Moonshadow”

published 06/02/2011

ProA truly intelligent and innovative film

ConsNone

**Film Only** Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is an astronaut and a mining contractor who works on the far side of the moon at the Sarang Lunar base. He has been there for three years and his contract is nearly up. His job is to monitor three roaming mining units and every now and again meet up with them...

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Excellent

“No CGI monsters here”

published 22/05/2011

ProGreat acting, excellent directing

ConsA little slow moving for some

Moon is one of those films with a strangely unsettling atmosphere; the loneliness of space, the feeling of not being able to trust your own instincts, the innate knowledge that something unknown is out there and watching you. Films such as Moon , very much like Solaris and Silent Running , delve...

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Satisfactory

ProReasonably interesting story and good performance ...

ConsDepressing

On our way to South Africa, we took two long journeys, stopping off in Doha on the way. On the first stretch of the journey, I was pleased to discover that we had in-flight entertainment, including movies. There weren’t many films I recognised and most of the older ones were films I’d already...

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Excellent

ProClever science fiction story, superb performance f...

ConsPerhaps too slow paced for some

I seem to be going through a phase of watching movies with a minimalist cast. After my recent viewing of the one man Ryan Reynolds show that was Buried I decided to finally check out the highly rated Moon. It is a movie that has been recommended to me by numerous people and after enjoying Source...

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Excellent

Properformance, atmosphere

Conslack of action

One small step Moon is a modern day miracle. A low budget film, from a debut director, that not only cuts the mustard, but creates it's own flavour as well. Duncan Jones has boldly gone further than any other first time director has done for some time. Not surprising that he was so good at...

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Good

ProGood acting and effects

ConsA bit dull to start, lack of characters

FILM ONLY REVIEW Sam Bell is living on the Moon, the world has now discovered fusion energy which they get from the dark side of the moon and he is working and ensuring the control centre and machines are running properly. He is stationed there for 3 years but he is nearing his end and has only 2...

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Good

ProIntriguing storyline, great acting... highly enter...

ConsPredictable.

Director: Duncan Jones Original Story: Duncan Jones Screenplay: Nathan Parker Genre: Mystery – Sci-fi Country: UK Certification: 15+ Language: English MAIN CAST: Sam Rockwell [Sam Bell] Kevin Spacey [voice of GERTY] SUMMARY: Coming to the end of his three year work contract, Sam Bell, who...

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Super

ProGreat Direction and Acting

ConsToo Slow for some

Moon reminds me a lot of those big weighty Sci-fi films of the seventies where it was all about atmosphere, storyline and your imagination rather than riotous special effects and wise cracking aliens. This film is utterly beguiling, its tense but strangely relaxing, all of these is down to two...

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Excellent

“Stuck On The Moon”

published 17/11/2012

ProExcellent Acting, Intriguing Plot

ConsNone

Recently I had started to see little reviews of this film here, there and everywhere and it was in random parts of newspapers etc, and never as like a main review. However everywhere I looked this was getting at least four stars, if not five stars, so instantly started to spark my attention...

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“Touching and eloquent”

published 04/08/2010

ProAtmospheric and engaging

ConsIt does limp in two places but picks up very rapid...

For a first break into movie direction Duncan Jones has produced a really quirky film that forgoes the usual high-tech special effects relying instead on atmosphere and characterisation. Synopsis With just two weeks to go after a solo 3 year stint on the Moon, Sam Bell is looking to going home to...

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Excellent

“Moon - a thoughtful sci-fi”

published 10/09/2009

ProVisually stunning, superb central performance, cle...

ConsWeak ending, confusing in parts

WARNING: I am going to try my best not to give too many plot points away as there is a twist in this film which I don't want to spoil for viewers. I apologise if I inadvertently give something away - please leave a comment if I do so and I will remove the information immediately! WHAT IS IT: Moon...

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Product Information : Moon (DVD)

Manufacturer's product description

Sam Rockwell (MATCHSTICK MEN) stars in this thought-provoking science fiction film. After spending three years on the moon as a solitary miner, Sam Bell (Rockwell) is almost ready to return home to his wife and daughter. But as his homecoming approaches, he begins to experience strange things that can't be explained and his employer may have a sinister plan in mind for him. MOON is the directorial debut of commercial helmer Duncan Jones.

Release Details

DVD Region: DVD

Studio(s): SONY PICTURES, SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT; CINRAM LOGISTICS

Screenwriter: Duncan Jones, Nathan Parker

Composer: Clint Mansell

Director of Photography: Gary Shaw

Voice: Kevin Spacey

Producer: Trudie Styler, Nicky Moss, Stuart Fenegan

Languages

Main Language: English

Subtitle Language: English, Hindi

Technical Information

Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Anamorphic Wide Screen

Sound: Dolby Digital

Special Features: Commentary with writer, director Duncan Jones, director of photography Gary Shaw, concept designer Gavin Rothery and production designer Tony Noble , 'Whistle' a short film by Duncan Jones , Commentary with writer, director Duncan Jones and producer Stuart Fenegan , Making-of, Creating the visual effects , Science Center Q&A with director Duncan Jones , Filmmaker's Q&A at the Sundance Film Festival

Professional Reviews

Review: Anchored by a dexterous performance from indie stalwart Sam Rockwell and shot in lean, expressive and slightly surreal visual tone that recalls Tarkovsky's SOLARIS, MOON harkens back to pre-STAR WARS American science fiction films... (Box Office, 2009-04-29)<br><br>Screenwriter Nathan Parker capably splices generic sci-fi components with a Big Brother fixture in this well-wrought, modular entertainment (Hollywood Reporter, 2009-10-23)<br><br>Fans of speculative and conceptual sci-fi and classic storytelling should take this trip to identity's dark side. The direction is elegant, the acting impeccable. Take the trip (Total Film, 2009-06-25)<br><br>

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