Blood Diamond details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Djimon Hounsou, Basil Wallace, Michael Sheen, Jimi Mistry, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Sheen, Leonardo DiCaprio|
|Genres:||Action/Adventure, Drama, Thriller|
|Studio:||WARNER HOME VIDEO|
|Collections:||Adrenaline Rush, Top 400 All-Time Rentals|
|Run time:||2 hours 18 minutes|
|Rental release:||18 Jun 2007|
|Subtitles:||English, Arabic, Hebrew, Icelandic, Italian|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
By Tom Charity from LOVEFiLM
Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Connelly and Djimon Hounsou find themselves grouped in this adventure film as they all search for the same priceless diamond.
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Don't miss this oneBy a customer from London, England , 31 Dec 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]Blood Diamond is set in Sierra Leone in 1999 where Rhodesian-born Danny Archer (Leonardo DiCaprio) smuggles diamonds out of the country and sells them on to the diamond merchants. Sierre Leone is in the middle of a bloody civil war and the sale of the diamonds, known as conflict diamonds raises money for weapons and thus supports the violent war. Djimon Hounsou is remarkable as Solomon Vandy, the fisherman whose life is turned upside down when his family are torn away from him, his son is taken by the rebels to be trained as a child killer, and he is forced to work in a diamond mine where he unearths a rare pink diamond. When the mine is attacked, he buries the diamond. DiCaprio hears of its existence and sets off with Hounsou to recover it and split the proceeds. DiCaprios motives are at first purely financial whereas Hounsous objective is to find and reunite his family. The story is gripping, the characters are strong, and Leonardo DiCaprio gives a tremendous performance as the mercenary who reveals a compassionate side. The film was shot in Sierra Leone, Mozambique and South Africa and everyone, particularly the children, gives such convincing performances it is easy to forget they are acting. Very highly recommended.
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Blood DiamondBy simes (234 reviews) from near Gloucester , 25 Apr 2013This was quite an interesting story, a bit horrific in places but not not a bad watch, thank goodness we live in a civilised country
Excellent but distressingBy a customer , 21 Mar 2013We really enjoyed this excellently acted film which is set in the time of the Sierra Leone Civil War. There are some harsh, disturbing scenes which, whilst hard to watch and quite upsetting, make you realise what it must have been like and just how lucky some of us are. As a mum to a 12 year old boy, I found it quite disturbing to imagine my son in a similar situation. However, the film was excellent and definitely worth a watch.
Great Film!By Scopriomoon (7 reviews) from Thatcham , 08 Mar 2013This a great film. It is difficult to watch at times but well worth it. This is a difficult subject to portray but both sides of the story are put across in a fair way. Decaprio gives a gritty perfomance that shows what a skilled actor he is. Don't miss this film!
compelling viewingBy a customer , 12 Dec 2012
THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS Show review anywayHidethis is a gripping story revealing the brutality involved in greed. compelling viewing with brilliant acting, reveals some horrible facts regarding the treatment of people in Sierra Leone. Although I initially shuddered at the violence of the opening scenes, I quickly became engrossed.
Absolutely BrilliantBy a customer , 12 Nov 2012This is one of those films that stays with you long after you have watched it. It is thought provoking and an eye opener into what drives people and makes them behave the way they do. The acting was impeccable. The performances of both Di Caprio and Houndsou were outstanding.
Watch it - you will be moved.
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