Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock ('The Blind Side') and George Clooney ('Syriana') star in 'Gravity ' a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space. The film was directed by Oscar nominee Alfonso Cuarón ('Children of Men'). Bullock plays Dr. Ryan Stone a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney). But on a seemingly routine spacewalk disaster strikes. The shuttle is destroyed leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone - tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blackness. The deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earth...and any chance for rescue. As fear turns to panic every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left. But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space.from£4.95 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Academy Award® winners Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and George Clooney (Syriana) star in Gravity a heart-pounding thriller that pulls you into the infinite and unforgiving realm of deep space The film was directed by Oscar® nominee Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men) Bullock plays Dr Ryan Stone a brilliant medical engineer on her first shuttle mission with veteran astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) But on a seemingly routine spacewalk disaster strikes The shuttle is destroyed leaving Stone and Kowalsky completely alone-tethered to nothing but each other and spiraling out into the blacknessThe deafening silence tells them they have lost any link to Earthand any chance for rescue As fear turns to panic every gulp of air eats away at what little oxygen is left But the only way home may be to go further out into the terrifying expanse of space Actors Sandra Bullock & George Clooney Director Alfonso Cuarón Certificate 12 years and over Year 2013 Languages English
George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star in this award-winning sci-fi thriller directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Seasoned astronaut Matt Kowalsky (Clooney) is on his final mission in space, while medical engineer Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) is making her first outing on the Space Shuttle. While they are engaged in extra-vehicular activity, debris collides into the shuttle, damaging it irreparably. Kowalsky and Stone now find themselves drifting in space with low oxygen supplies and cut off from all communication on Earth. They work together in their attempt to survive but will they make it back to solid ground? The film was nominated for ten Academy Awards and won seven including Best Cinematography (Emmanuel Lubezki), Best Director (Cuarón) and Best Original Score (Steven Price), and also picked up the Golden Globe for Best Director and BAFTAs for Best Director and Outstanding British Film.
Average Rating for Gravity [DVD + UV Copy]  - 3 out of 5
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Gravity [DVD + UV Copy] David
This Movie won awards on both side of the Atlantic Bafta's and Oscars the Cinematography i agrees was outstanding but the story line is Rubbish and overall it is boring! why it won so may awards I don't understand there were better movies nominated for both Bafta and Oscars I'm so glad i rented this and not bought it the few minutes i saw were enough to send it straight back , this film should have won the Raspberry for the over hype reviews it got .I think the guys in the space station would have found this not entertaining !.
Gravity [DVD + UV Copy] Jeanette Hardy
Gravity is an amazing filmmaking achievement that absolutely blew me away when I saw it at the cinema late last year. In IMAX 3D, the film was one of the most involving, affecting and downright enjoyable experiences that I've ever had at the cinema, and I came out of it convinced that I had seen one of the most groundbreaking movies of this generation.
On DVD and Blu-Ray, some of the film's power is inevitably dimmed, as no home cinema set-up could hope to compete with the all-encompassing feel of an IMAX cinema. However, that doesn't stop Gravity from being a very compelling story and a very technically innovative movie, and one that's definitely well worth a look if you missed it on its original release.
The film's greatest strength is its ruthless focus on its central character, Dr Ryan Stone, played by Sandra Bullock. A rookie astronaut on her first spacewalk, Stone becomes Gravity's main protagonist when a freak accident damages her space shuttle and kills most of the crew. Along with her only remaining companion - experienced space-goer Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) - she's tasked with finding a route to safety while struggling against all manner of space-bound dangers that threaten the pair's life at every turn.
That might sound like a fairly thin outline for a film - limited to just two characters in a very sparse environment - but director Alfonso Cuarón wrings every ounce of drama out of the situation, shredding your nerves with every twist and turn of the story. It helps that Stone and Kowalski are given real humanity by Bullock and Clooney, with some very genuine-feeling exchanges and a real sense of warmth between the couple. Clooney's usual charm and charisma plays nicely off Bullock's more timid, frightened and insecure performance, helping to lull us into a false sense of security just before things get really frightening.
Because Gravity is all about presenting a danger, having the characters react to that danger and eventually overcome that danger, only to realise that the solution revealed an even greater danger to come. Such a succession of out-of-the-frying-pan-into-the-fire storytelling tricks might sound a little obvious and repetitive, but it's to Cuarón's credit that he manages to make the relentless onslaught of obstacles feel so fresh and surprising each time, barely giving the characters a chance to catch their breath - and when you're operating on limited oxygen reserves, that's a pretty important concern.
Indeed, one of the film's greatest strengths is the way it varies the types of stresses and strains that it imposes on the audience, constantly testing your nerves in different ways to ensure that you never get too comfortable with the way the story is going. There are moments of cold horror (such as the spooky initial shots of the exploded shuttle, filled with drifting dead bodies), occasional shots of graphic violence (like the brief glimpse of an astronaut who suffered a smashed visor and was exposed to the freezing vacuum of space), sequences that are designed to disorient you spatially (one early scene in which Stone is sent spinning off into space is enough to challenge even the strongest stomach), moments of intense pressure and imminent threat (like a spreading fire on a space station), and even certain moments that evoke a sort of existential angst, asking some of the deepest questions about life and death and refusing to serve up a comforting answer. Gravity certainly can't be labelled as a dumb action film - it's far too smart and thoughtfully-made for that.
The other area in which the film truly impresses is on a technical level, with visual effects that truly push the boundaries of what films can do. Crucially, however, Cuarón understands that the effects must always serve the story - so while you might be gawping at some incredibly complex CGI creations or wondering exactly how the filmmakers managed to pull off a certain shot (including one amazing scene that seamlessly moves from outside Stone's spacesuit to inside her helmet, literally putting the audience in her place), that impressive quality will always be a secondary concern to what's happening to Bullock and Clooney's characters on-screen. Even more so than other masters of effects-driven science-fiction movies (James Cameron springs to mind), Cuarón is sure to always put the story first - and it's that, more than the amazing graphics, that makes Gravity such a compelling film.
The DVD release loses a single star from me for the simple reason that the home video version of this movie simply cannot compare with the experience of seeing it in the immersive, all-encompassing environment of an IMAX 3D cinema - as well as the fact that this is a film that can never hope to be quite as suspenseful or gripping the second time around, once you know how everything is going to play out. But these are very minor criticisms of an otherwise amazing movie, and I'd urge anyone who didn't see it at the cinema to snap up this DVD and enjoy an hour and a half of shredded nerves, unbearable tension, and filmmaking genius.
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