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Pompeii [Blu-ray] [Includes Digital Copy; UltraViolet]

  • PG-13
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Paul W.S. Anderson directs this period disaster film centered on the story of a Pompeii gladiator who races to save his true love as Mount Vesuvius prepares to erupt in A.D. 79. After rising out of slavery to become a gladiator, Milo (Kit Harrington) falls for radiant merchant's daughter Cassia (Emily Browning), who is being coerced into marrying a nefarious Roman Senator. Meanwhile, as the lava starts to flow, Milo must escape the arena and rescue Cassia before they are both turned to ash. CarrieAnne Moss, Adewa Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland co-star.
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  • Credits
    Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye, Agbaje, Jessica Lucas
  • Critic Reviews
    "Part sword-and-sandal spectacle, part disaster epic, POMPEII accomplishes its ambitious agenda to largely engrossing effect."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[T]he action scenes are choice, and once the clouds of ash and shooting fire and churning seas start up, POMPEII achieves a momentum that most sensationalist studio fare cant touch."
    RogerEbert.com

    "[T]here's plenty of impressive CGI..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "POMPEII's second half is tailor-made for Andersons established skill set...with many scenes set in and under a gladiatorial amphitheatre that recalls the arenas, subterranean tunnels, and cavernous vessels of Andersons best movies."
    A.V. Club

    "Once Vesuvius blows, its off to the races....These moments are clearly where Anderson thrives, cutting between distant birds-eye views of the devastation below and action-packed snippets..."
    Hollywood Reporter

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