Blu-ray Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow [Blu-ray] [] [2005] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (Blu-ray 732565),
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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow [Blu-ray] [] [2005] [1 disc] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • PG
  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • In writer-director Kerry Conran's debut film, ace pilot Joe "Sky Captain" Sullivan (Jude Law) reluctantly teams up with his former flame, journalist Polly Perkins (Gwyneth Paltrow), to uncover the mystery behind a group of missing scientists and a series of shocking robot attacks. Aided by gadgetry whiz Dex Dearborn (Giovanni Ribisi) and enigmatic military commander Franky Cook (Angelina Jolie), Joe and Polly must find out who is responsible for an increasingly elaborate scheme that may trigger the end of the world.

    A highly stylized, mostly computer-generated spectacle, SKY CAPTAIN AND THE WORLD OF TOMORROW is a striking cinematic achievement. Steeped in the marvelous visuals of 1930s pop culture, Conran's movie is a loving tribute to that era, featuring clever nods to FLASH GORDON, BUCK ROGERS, and other adventure serials of the time. Beginning in a gloriously slate-gray, towering New York City, this movie follows its heroes from one intriguing locale to the next. Although the remarkable images of the film threaten to eclipse the characters at times, SKY CAPTAIN is very well cast, with the actors pitch-perfect for their respective roles, particularly the luminous Paltrow and the brainy Ribisi. And yet the stunning retro-futuristic design is always at the fore, making for a wonderfully unique movie.
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    • Rating - sequences of stylized sci-fi violence and brief mild language
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 11829

  • Credits
    Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Bai Ling, Ling Bai, Michael Gambon
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] high-flying, retro-cool adventure extravaganza..."
    Movieline's Hollywood Life

    "SKY CAPTAIN charms as well as impresses....A landmark in computer-generated imagery..."
    New York Times

    "[The] visuals definitely have the capacity to surprise."
    Los Angeles Times

    "[T]he confection is irresistible: three of Hollywood's most polished stars, assuming the contours of 2-D characters without irony or condescension."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "It's like a film that escaped from the imagination directly onto the screen, without having to pass through reality along the way."
    Chicago Sun-Times

    "[A] beautifully realised slice of classic pulp adventure."
    Uncut

    "There are nice visual touches..."
    Sight and Sound

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