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#1 of 2 Ronald Epstein

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Posted August 29 2013 - 07:07 AM

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Experience two powerful and raw criminal dramas when Miramax's City Of God/City Of Men Double Feature arrives for the first time together on Blu-ray Disc September 24 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. City Of God/City Of Men Double Feature Blu-ray Disc will be available for the suggested retail price of $14.99. This will be the first time City of Men will be available on Blu-ray Disc.

 

CITY OF GOD SYNOPSIS

Nominated for four Academy Awards® (2003) -- Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Film Editing -- and more than 50 other awards internationally, City of God is one of TIME Magazine's "100 Greatest Movies of All-Time" and number 18 on IMDb.com's "Top 250."  Directed by Fernando Meirelles and adapted from the novel by Paulo Lins (Orfeu), the story follows two young boys who grow up in a violent neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, each of whom takes a different path in life.

 

Spanning more than 20 years in Brazil, two boys grow up in the same violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro.  Li'l Zé (Leandro Firmino da Hora, Cheating in Chains) owns the city and instills fear and violence in the community without mercy.  Rocket (Alexandre Rodrigues,Forbidden to Forbid) only wants to pursue his passion for photography.  But gang violence continues to rage in the City of God and the friends slowly get lost in themselves and their city.

 

CAST 

Alexandre Rodrigues                        Forbidden to Forbid

Leandro Firmino da Hora                  Cheating in Chains           

Jonathan Haagensen                       City of Men

Phellipe Haagensen                         Plastic City, Máncora, Brothers In Faith

Douglas Silva                                    Last Stop 174City of Men, TV's "India - A Love Story"

Daniel Zettel                                      Blindness

with Matheus Nachtergaele              Mango Yellow, Trinta

and Seu Jorge                                   Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within, The Escapist

 

CITY OF MEN SYNOPSIS

In this long-awaited follow-up to his Academy Award®-nominated film City Of God (Best Director, Fernando Meirelles, 2003), Fernando Meirelles returns to the Brazilian favelas to tell an inspiring tale of friendship and family on the gritty streets of Rio de Janeiro.

 

Growing up in a culture dictated by violence and run by street gangs, teenagers Acerola (Douglas Silva) and Laranjinha (Darlan Cunha) have become as close as brothers. With their eighteenth birthdays fast approaching, Laranjinha sets out to find the father he never met, while Acerola struggles to raise his own young son. But when they suddenly find themselves on opposite sides of a gang war, the lifelong friends are forced to confront a shocking secret from their shared past.

 

CAST 

Douglas Silva                             Last Stop 174City of God, TV's "India - A Love Story"

Darlan Cunha                             City of God, TV's "India - A Love Story," TV's "Sete                                                                 Pecados"

Jonathan Haagensen                 Plastic City, Máncora, Brothers In Faith

Rodrigo dos Santos                   The Year My Parents Went on Vacation, Plastic City

Camila Monteiro                         No Meio da Rua, TV's "Cidade dos Homens"

Naíma Silva                                Show de Bola

Eduardo BR                               City of God

Luciano Vidigal                           Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, As Alegres Comadres

Pedro Henrique                          TV's "Cidade dos Homens"

Vítor Oliveira                               Feature film debut

Vinicius Oliveira                          Feature film debut

 

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Year of Production:City of God: 2002

City of Men: 2007

Title Copyright: © 2013 Miramax, LLC

Type: Blu-ray Disc Premiere

Rating: City of God: R for strong brutal violence, sexuality, drug content and language

City of Men: R for violent content, language and some sexuality

Genre: City of God: Crime, Drama, Foreign

City of Men: Crime, Drama

SubtitlesCity of God: Brazilian, Portuguese with English subtitles

City of Men: English

Feature Run Time: City of God: 130 minutes

City of Men: 106 minutes

Blu-ray Format: 1080P High Definition 16x9 Widescreen (1.85:1)

Blu-ray Audio Status: English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio

 

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#2 of 2 CraigF

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Posted September 24 2013 - 08:32 AM

Anybody get this yet?

 

I somehow doubt we'll see a BD review specifically for this release version. Would like to know how the two presentations stack up since previously each was released on a BD50 and now both are stuffed onto one (the main feature on these was each >25GB). But this is the only way to get a region A BD of City of Men.

 

Have to admit I have several versions of the same films on BD25 and BD50 and the difference is very slight. I have even preferred the BD25 version a couple times, because the BD25 used a completely different source, was less "messed with", and the PQ was overall better to my eye. i.e. disc size isn't the whole story

 

OTOH a few less Mbps might be hard to tell with CoG (presume CoM is similar). OTOOH they could use all the help they can get...







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