American Graffiti details
|Formats:||PG DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Ma, Mackenzie Phillips, Charles Martin Smith, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack, Bo Hopkins, Paul Le Mat, Suzanne Somers, Candy Clark|
|Collections:||American Film Institute's top 100|
|Run time:||1 hour 47 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish, Italian|
|Subtitles:||Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish|
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Friendship, Music, Cars and Much Much MoreBy a customer from Thurlaston , 27 Apr 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]This superb early film from Lucas has a raw quality to it that his later big budget films would lose. The performances from a young ensemble cast capture that difficult period as teenagers move forward into adult hood. The future looms large and uncertain for this group of friends as each have to make their own difficult choices about their lives. The backdrop is small town America set in 1962. A fantastic 60s sound track accompanies the movie and whilst it 's a nostaglgic look back to America of the JFK era it's done to perfection. The then largely unknown cast put in stunning performances and many would go on to have glittering carreers. The cars, I forgot the cars, you can't, they are as much an integral part of this film and form the backdrop for much of the action and are the glue that bind this movie and the story of these teenage lives together. There are many comic moments that find their way into the film but this movie is not an out and out comedy. The final credits of the film stop the viewer in their tracks and should not be missed, by this time you have become so involved with the characters that you will find this ending piece truly chilling, don't miss it. Now regarded by many as a cult film, it's easy to see why.
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easy to watchBy a customer , 24 Oct 2013Not much of a story but the classic cars and music were awesome, I really enjoyed the flash back in time.
American GraffitiBy ken59 (1 review) , 10 Jul 2012I haven't seen American Graffiti in well over thirty years and it was a delight to discover how fresh, funny and moving this film still is. It was also quite a shock to see how young the mostly now very famous actors and actress looked then. Seeing the film now - nearly forty years on and 50 years on from the events portrayed adds an extra layer of nostalgia. The extremely clever ending which instantly wipes away the golden afterglow of the idealised view of early 60s California is one of the great moments of cinema.
The Bluray looks fabulous, capturing the muted colours and high grain levels of early 70s film so well and the use of hit music of the period is brilliant.
Too longBy a customer , 13 Jan 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHideHumorous moments but the majority of the film is set in cars which becomes annoying after a while. Kept looking at the clock to see how long it had been on for.
American ClassicBy a customer , 16 Jul 2011I love this movie. A loving evocation of time and place. A good natured coming of age movie and teenager-hood. My daughters and wife weren't so keen. Appeals more to men perhaps?
Bit tediousBy 5ft7offootballheaven (300 reviews) from London , 30 Jan 2011Sorry George Lucas - you are a living legend but this movie i did not like very much. Richard Dreyfus is amusing, kept wanting to punch Ron Howard and spotting the young Han Solo was a highlight. The cars are more compelling than the story. The music grates.....sorry.
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